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May 20, 2009

The World Series of Flip Cup is coming

flip cup photoI laughed out loud several times while reading this awesome ode to the drinking game flip cup, courtesy of Midnight Sun guest poster Evan Porter:

I think it goes without saying that flip cup is the best drinking game that doesn't involve a deck of cards, ping pong balls, or an accurate short term memory.

The 2009 World Series of Flip Cup is coming to the Recher Theater in Towson on May 30th, and you might want to ... wait, what was I saying?

Oh, right. Flip cup.

Flip cup really has something for everyone, and nothing beats the drama of a tight game.

When you're the last in line, and the whole match is riding on your shoulders, a fraction of an inch can make the difference between you being a hero and you coming off looking like Tony Romo in the playoffs ...

I've been on both sides of that scenario and I have to say that the role of Jessica Simpson's boyfriend just isn't as enviable a position as it was a year and several Big Macs ago. When the pressure is on, trust me, you do not want to lose.

Flip Cup is also a game that you can keep playing all night. With beer pong, you steadily get better until you hit your sweet spot after about four or five beers. A few games later, your run is over.

At that point, you'll be lucky if you can shoot your vomit into an industrial sized trash can at point blank range, let alone sink a ping pong ball into a Solo cup from ten feet away. Not so with flip cup. You can keep things competitive no matter how badly your motor skills have deteriorated. At some point, though, you really do need to stop drinking before you do something you'll really regret.

Ah, what am I saying? You're an adult, you can make your own decisions.

Hey, can I have a ride home?

You can head over to the 2009 WSoFC website to register your team alongside crews like the Two Finger Fanatics, Dunder Flipplin, and Flip Cup My [Ahem]. If drinking a ton of beer and getting knocked out in the first round by a bunch of ringers isn't reason enough to play, a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

(Photo courtesy of the World Series of Flip Cup)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:30 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


well done Evan. it's weird to think that a guy i used to work with at the mall, is writing on a website i read daily now.

I was wondering if that was you, Allan! Don't know too many people who spell it with double a's.

haha, yeah, we're a rare breed.

Great Article Sam. If anyone has a team that wants to sign up, registration ends at 11:00 tonight!

Midnight Sun team? I was queen of the hill at kickball last week. :)

You stand no chance against the might that is "Two Girls One Flipcup!"

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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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