Monday, December 22, 2008

Schlocking filler


On a recent expedition to a shopping mall I found what is possibly the naffest Christmas present ever.

This object, brimming with naffness, is a game, and while I'm ordinarily a big fan of games there are some games that by their very nature indicate a level of softness in the brainal region of anyone who plays them. This is one of those soft-serve-brain games.

If only this little game had some of the smarts of Monopoly or even the straight-laced sass of noughts and crosses, but no, this little puppy was sniffing Clag with Connect Four when they were handing out game cred.

So what is this disappointing middle-child of the game world? That's right, folks, it's a delightful and oh-just-so-cute Christmas Conversation Starter game!

I figure the only way to win this game is to try and find a conversation stopper to each of the conversation starters. Shall we have a crack?

1. What's your favourite Christmas tradition? Shooting reindeer, and kittens.

2. Who would you most like to kiss under the mistletoe? L. Ron Hubbard.

3. I'd never laughed as much at Christmas as when... the dog got drunk and wouldn't stop sniffing everyone's groins.

4. My guilty pleasure at Christmas is... getting the dog drunk.

There's also a Love Conversation Starter! I can't wait for Valentine's Day: "If I saw you walking down the street I'd think..."

5 comments:

Alpha Whale said...

"If I saw you walking down the street I'd think..."

about crossing the road without looking both ways.

I must say that I would probably be a pretty tough opponent in this game, though it should probably come in difficulties ie XXX, R, 14a, PG etc; where PG of course would be the hardest.

squib said...

I came up with some recently Kettle

http://poetsquib.com/2008/11/24/great-conversation-starters/

The Dangerous Kettle said...

Hey cool, squib! I didn't even know these things existed until the weekend; the possibility of a silent gathering of people never occurred to me :)

Hi Whale, I'll make a note to check your site on Val's day for more soft fuzzies like your romantic traffic-related death wish!

Alpha Whale said...

You might have to remind me, that motorcyclist left me with a partially cleaved brain, and my memory isn't so great.

Who are you anyhow?

The Dangerous Kettle said...

Golly whiskers Whale I didn't mean anything by my last comment, other than I think conversations starters are a good topic for posts and since you've already started ("crossing the road" etc) you should continue. Cheers.