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March 28, 2008

Fab Five Friday

For the record, this is Fab Five Friday: College Throwback Edition.

I seriously haven't played some of these games since college.

I don't miss some of them. But I still play a couple.

1. [Expletive]-hole

A perennial favorite. I love how you constantly have to be on edge -- the game can change in a moment.  

2. Beer pong

Who knew tossing a Ping-Pong ball into a plastic cup could be this awesome?

3. Kings/Circle of Death

It's worth it just to see the face of the person who has to drink the cup. Unless that person is you.

4. Never Have I Ever

Discover all kinds of hilarious dirt on your friends while drinking? I'm in.

5. Quarters

I'm not a huge fan, but I can't deny the popularity of quarters -- especially with the New Jersey crowd. That should say something about the game. Zing! 

(Photo by Kim Hairston/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:32 AM | | Comments (16)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


aaah, New Jersey, Maryland's punching bag.

Zing indeed!

It's been years - decades actually - since I was in college and I had forgotten most drinking games until a few months ago I was watching the movie, "Beerfest" and they were playing Thumper. I lauged so suddenly and so hard it was like a spit-take. Great game! And if you don't know how to play, rent the movie.

I'm 31 and my friends and I still play those games.....

Sam & Allan,

New Jerseyans don't pay much mind to Maryland's hicks beyond amusement. There are infinitely more importannt things and people to attend to.

Do have a really good day.

Jersey sucks!!!!!!!

New Jersey - America's Armpit.

David Sturgill,

And Maryland isn't even a blip on most people's radar to generate any strong opinion of any sort what so ever.

GDA, are you from the Garden State?

News flash - 49 states in the union. Although, there is some piece of highway between Delaware and NY that they still refer to as NJ.

Sam Sessa,

Affirmation to the obvious.


You’re positively magic in print with a stunning array of clichés to cover every occasion. Ever find a book you couldn’t judge by it’s cover?

wow GDA, most people would find that hating everyone makes them exhausted, but you seem to derive gleeful energy from your negativity. why read the blog if you dislike it and its readers so very much?

Because GDA is from New Jersey and therefore unhappy, negative. Affirmative to the obvious.

-except when it comes to Chris Sligh! He's dreeeeamy


Hate is rather an overstatement for the banter, bickering, and repartee with the slight acquaintances found here , then feel the flow of love from other people with their “gleeful” remarks.
Basically, observations and opinions with some game playing by all.


If you find Chris Sligh dreamy, do buy his album “Running Back To You” when it becomes available on May 6th

it should be noted however, that the album art is Chris Sligh desperately scrambling, towards a comically oversized tube of cookie dough.

also, it really wasn't an affirmation to the obvious. maybe you just like cesspools that are in the shape of what i would assume a state would be.

posit this: consider changing your handle to NJ<3R? The whole Great Dane Alliance one you have now is fairly confussing.

It's not everyday someone calls me "Magic". It makes me feel like a wizard.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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