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  • The POTUS 2008 Drinking Game.

    Posted on October 3rd, 2008 troy 3 comments

    In the POTUS 2008 Drinking Game, you must take a drink for every key word spoken. If you listened to or watched last nights debate (or paid even the slightest attention to the political season so far), the key terms probably should have been “maverick” or “change.”

    According to my count, “maverick” came up 15 times, and “change” came up 44 times.

    For me, if I was participating in the Game, and taking a 100 proof 1 ounce shot for every key word, here are the estimates on my Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) levels after the 90 minute debate:

    For maverick:

    • 15 drinks = 7.5 ounces alcohol = 213 grams of alcohol (weight)
    • 173 pounds (my weight) = 78.458 kilograms = 78,458 grams body weight
    • 58% blood/water in body (49% in women) = 45,506 grams blood/water weight
    • 213 grams alcohol / 45,506 grams blood = .0046 * 100 = .46 percent BAC!

    At .46 percent BAC, I am most likely dead. Around .30% BAC, a person will probably be unconscious, possibly dead. But for the sake of this exercise, lets move on to “change.”

    For change:

    • 44 drinks = 22 ounces alcohol = 624 grams of alcohol (weight)
    • 173 pounds (my weight) = 78.458 kilograms = 78,458 grams body weight
    • 58% blood/water in body (49% in women) = 45,506 grams blood/water weight
    • 624 grams alcohol / 45,506 grams blood = .0137 * 100 = 1.37 percent BAC!

    After looking at these number, I recommend that a person not play the POTUS 2008 Drinking Game with alcohol shots. With the kind of numbers I am showing above, it might be hard enough on the body if I play with my favorite beverage, Mountain Dew.

    Thanx to New York Times for the debate transcript and to eHow for the BAC calculations.

     

    3 responses to “The POTUS 2008 Drinking Game.” RSS icon

    • Could you check tonight’s transcript and see how many times McCain used the phrase “my friends”? Just curious!

    • 19 “my friends” in last nights debate, of course they were all by McCain.

      Further counts show 0 “maverick” phrases! Is Maverick done? Can I go back to my Tom Cruise version of Maverick now?

      And 19 “change” statements, 2 by Brokaw, 4 by McCain, and 13 by Obama, including one sentence where he used it 3 times!

      One debate left. I can’t wait!

    • Last nights final presidential debate got us the following counts for some key words:

      9 change
      5 fundamental
      1 my friends
      0 maverick

      I did not get to see the debate, as I was stuck at church for 3 hours, but I hope to read through the transcript some time in the next couple of days. Or, maybe I can just get the podcast…


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