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  1. Let's talk Celebrity. This is our Game Night go to game. I think most people know it but just in case it goes like this: Pre-Game Flight List Create two teams -- preferably of 4 or more people each Everyone writes down the names of 5 celebrities on individual pieces of paper. Fold them and put them in a bowl. One of our house rules is that at this point the teams now pick each other's team names. Round One Select a team to go first Now that team selects a reader The reader takes the bowl and someone puts 1 minute on the clock The goal in round 1 is to get your team to guess the celebrity name using natural language clues without saying the name in part of in full or rhyming. Basically, no cheap tricks. Example: "She was a big daytime talk show host from Chicago, actor and now has her own cable TV network." Someone on your team guesses Oprah and you get a point. Now pull out another name and do it again. Keep going until your minute runs out. BTW, there is no passing in Celebrity. You get stumped, it's a loooong minute until your shame ends. Then the other team goes for a minute. Keep taking turns and when the last clue in the bowl is guessed yell "STOP!" and stop the clock. Round Two Put all those same clues back in the bowl. Whoever stopped the clock now continues with the remaining time from the last turn in round one. Pull out a clue. You get to say one word and one word only. Remember, these are the same celebrities form round one. I hope you were paying attention. You can inflect the word, sing it but only that one word so choose wisely. You might say "Chicago" and you team might not get Orpah but if you yell Cccccchicagggoooo! like Oprah, they will get it. Continue the one minute rounds until all the celebrities are named again. Round Three Same deal but now it is charades! Aussie Rules Celebrity If you are playing with a good crowd who's in it to win or if you got a tie breaker situation try Aussie Rules Celebrity which we made up a couple years ago. Separate your teams so they can't hear each other. Collaborate with your team to generate three celebrity names the other team will have to play. There's three rounds like regular celebrity BUT you only do one clue per round and nothing repeats so each round is played with a fresh celeb. Ooooooooo! So in round two you only get one word and no one has heard the celebrity name in the game yet! So the key in Aussie Rules Celebrity is to find that celebrity that's famous enough to be included but generic enough to be really hard to guess. May we suggest Eva Mendes? Andrea Martin? Round two is usually the round that can really stump the crowd. So team one chooses their reader for all three rounds, you start the clock and you go until all three celebrities are guesses. Round 1: grab a name and explain who it is. Round 2: grab a name and get a one-wed clue. Round 3: grab the last name and do charades. Now team two goes and has to beat that team to win!
  2. No worries, she'll take credit for gimmes. :)
  3. So Impossible Road. You just have to keep a ball on a track but OMG is this game ever a time-suck. I've played for a week and I've only scored 60 points. It's hard but has that I WILL BEAT YOU GAME! thing going for it. It's out of iOS and Android and cheap.
  4. Anyone reading the current series that takes place between Star Wars and Empire? I'm not a big comic book guy but I'm really digging it. The Leia as pilot and operative story lines really make me hope the that Episode VII invests in a female lead. I could NOT get into "The Star Wars" though. That's the one that's based of early drafts. It's like eating eggs, flour and sugar instead of a cake. Familiar but half-baked and unfulfilling.
  5. And of course, the Christmas movie with the worst, most-cringe inducing scene: Gremlins.
  6. Ok so Yoda's mother would have to have been as tall as an apple but with 6 foot wide ears and super duper green.
  7. I can't remember Dana's story ever being good but wow with a cherry on top was the hit-and-run arc ever terrible. I welcome this news and they can probably lose Brody too. Of course reading between the lines here we can see that season 4 will be all about Chris. That should make Sarah happy!
  8. Wasp: You are doing God's work then. The world needs medics so we can go in enemy bases and kill so so so many people.
  9. What I am curious about is how (or, oh boy, if) they write themselves out of this ridiculous Alias-hole they got themselves into. I guess maybe installing Big Sweater Noel as Command might be the start of it but dramatically how to you go from the current stakes back to normal? And how is Huck remotely employable now?
  10. In that vein: The Long Kiss Goodnight.
  11. Me, but I hanker for another good bad guy like season 2. I feel like since then it's been a bit of the cavalcade of criminal dunderheads.
  12. Confirmed. Smog. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhs15p_hobbit-1977-part-iii_shortfilms
  13. No you are not. I always wanted Star Trek TNG to show people excusing themselves to use the bathroom or just show a bathroom. Then I fanwanked it and decided there was an automated program that teleported waste out of people.
  14. Any other TF2 players in here? It's been my game of choice for years now. I'm Glark on Steam if you want to add me. JPG compression :( That's a screen shot of me killing every one of the 9 people on the other team.
  15. I'd have to see it again to make sure but didn't the cartoon (which is my only exposure to The Hobbit) pronounce it "smog"? Also is there a better LOTR moment than the Orcs signing "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way" from the weird 70s rotoscoped animated movie?
  16. I'm still getting over how the world decided to pronounce Smaug.
  17. Scandal. Ray Donovan. Why can't shows about fixers be about fixing? That might be interesting.
  18. I guess I'm just along for the ride. This is the first season of AHS I've watched so the WFTness might be carrying me through?
  19. Here are the nominees: Best Television Series – Drama Breaking Bad (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) The Good Wife (CBS) House Of Cards (Netflix) Masters Of Sex (Showtime) Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House Of Cards Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Michael Sheen, Masters Of Sex Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards James Spader, The Blacklist Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) Girls (HBO) Modern Family (ABC) Parks & Recreation (NBC) Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Lena Dunham, Girls Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical Jason Bateman, Arrested Development Don Cheadle, House Of Lies Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television American Horror Story: Coven (Fx Networks) Behind The Candelabra (HBO) Dancing On The Edge (Starz) Top Of The Lake (Sundance Channel) White Queen (Starz) Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen, Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven Helen Mirren, Phil Spector Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On The Edge Idris Elba, Luther Al Pacino, Phil Spector Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing On The Edge Janet Mcteer, White Queen Hayden Panettiere, Nashville Monica Potter, Parenthood Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Josh Charles, The Good Wife Rob Lowe, Behind The Candelabra Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Corey Stoll, House Of Cards Jon Voight, Ray Donovan Caveat: I hate award shows but I like Brooklyn Nine-Nine got on the list because that show was really strong out of the gate. Weird that Veep isn't on the list. Was it not eligible because of The Reasons?
  20. If they don't it's going to really weird between her and Huck at the staff Christmas party.
  21. Consider this an impassioned plea for more episodes of Kathy Bates playing an disembodied, talking head.
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