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The State of the Union Address Drinking Game 2006

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

The President of the United States gives a state of the union address each year to the US Congress. Clearly, the most appropriate thing to do with an occasion such as this is to turn it into a drinking game.

To see just how smashed you really should be, this table shows the number of drinks you should have had based on the state of the union transcript from C-Span.

Event Number of Occurrences Total Drinks
The state of our union is strong 1 1
troops 2 2 small
Iraq 16 16
Iran 6 6
terror 20 20 small
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 0 0
Saddam Hussein 0 0
democracy 3 6
elections 3 0*
freedom 17 17
Ariel Sharon 0 0
Homeland 1 1
Jack Abramoff 0 0
Hard Work 0 0
Bring it on 0 0
Nukular 3 3
Scooter Libby 0 0
New Orleans 2 2
bipartisan 2 4
foreign oil 0 0
Medicare 2 2
education 2 2**
environment 1 1
border security 0 0
illegal immigration 0 0
God 2 4
sacrafice 0 0
fiscal discipline 0 0
tax burden 0 0
evil 2 4
Don’t mess with Texas! 0 0
defends the necessity or legality of the NSA surveillance program 1 1
if he praises either Chief Justice Roberts or Justice (?) Alito 1 1
if the speech is under an hour 1 2***
Total 73, 22 small

* Elections was mentioned 3 times, but from the transcript I can’t be sure they’re within one minute.
** Education can’t be sure from a transcript if it was mispronounced for the bonus +1
*** Finish your drink and have another beer