I had so many good intentions for this blog in 2019. For example, I intended to do a proper write up of who wound up in the Victorian Legislative Council, and indeed, I have started that post, and even continued that post… I just haven’t finished that post. It’s been that sort of year. I hope that I will do so soon, but I think I’d better not make any more promises on that score.
Anyway, with the Federal Election looming, it looks likely that we will be seeing some really ugly and stupid politics playing out over the next few months. Which… will make the next few months not all that different from the last few months.
I was going to create a bingo game to solace us all in the toxic lead-up to this election, but when I shared some of my ideas for a bingo card with a friend he said “That’s not bingo, because all of those things are guaranteed to happen.”
And, while I don’t think he is *quite* right, there is a seed of truth in his remark.
(Certainly, at least one thing I planned to put on the bingo card has happened in the two days between me coming up with this idea and today. So while I originally planned not to write this silly post until I had been good and finished my Victorian Election post, I’m putting this up now regardless, before every single thing on it has a chance to happen.)
Which is why I’m turning this into a drinking game. Or rather, a virtual drinking game, because I don’t want to encourage irresponsible drinking and I think we will all be thoroughly potted if we follow the game plan below. Mix up the virtual cocktail of your choice and start playing!
Alternatively, if you’d like this game to have some more meaning than our politics currently does, pick a charity – or indeed, a political party – that stands for something you hold dear, and pick a dollar or cent amount for sips, swigs and sculls. Every time one of the items on the list comes up, put the appropriate amount into a piggy bank, and when the time is right, donate the amount you have raised. Everyone wins!
(Well, except the Coalition, I hope. And yes, this drinking game is just as partisan as everything else I write.)