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so often, a drinking game comes along that revolutionizes the sport.
I have been fortunate to be part of one
already. I am now prepared to unveil my latest creation.
This very well may change the landscape of drinking games forever. Behold!
The Lionel Richie Drinking Game!
1 The Lionel Richie Collection DVD - You
can find this at any Best Buy across the country.
36 Beers Per Person - A rough estimate.
This game taps into the most hilarious aspects of the 80’s; cheesy
music videos and equally cheesy (but damn good) songs. One look at the
songs on this disc will instantly transport you to 1986. Dancing on
the Ceiling. Hello. Say You Say Me. All Night Long. You will be tempted
to sing along with every song, even while you claim the songs are horrible.
Resist the urge and stay focused. There is much drinking to be done.
Gather as many friends in a room as you can. Pop in the Lionel Richie
Collection DVD. Open Beers. Have Many Backup Beers Readily Available.
Press Play. Drink Forever. Play the game up through the Hello video.
You can skip the last six videos, as they aren’t conducive to
the game. And besides, the Hello video is the pinnacle of the Lionel
Richie Universe, and an appropriate finish to the game.
While watching the videos, drink every time the following things occur:
Drink anytime Lionel has his sleeves rolled up. If he changes outfits
during the video, drink again for any newly rolled sleeves.
2) Finger Point
Drink anytime Lionel points at us, the audience. Now, Lionel does a
LOT of pointing in these videos. Sometimes he’s pointing to the
heavens, sometimes he’s gesturing for a sweet lady to enter his
embrace. But only when he points at you should you take a drink. Sometimes
he points lazily, with the other fingers open, not forming a fist. This
counts as a point. Sometimes he’ll give you a come-hither hand
gesture. This may be falsely called out as a point. Be sure to know
Everyone drinks at the end of a video. It’s a nice way to celebrate
getting through another song.
4) Celebrity Cameo
Drink anytime there is a celebrity cameo. There aren’t many, but
be on the lookout for Rodney Dangerfield, Cheech, Flock of Seagulls
guy, and That One Guy That Used To Be On That One Cop Show.
5) Leanin’ Lionel
Drink anytime Lionel leans on anything. The best examples are in the
Hello video, but Lionel leans the hell out of walls and doorways in
other videos as well.
6) Singin’ Time
Drink anytime Lionel breaks character to sing. If he is acting in a
scene (especially when on the phone) and all of a sudden starts serenading,
7) Ensuing Gayness
Drink anytime gayness ensues. This is a very subjective rule, but perhaps
the most important. Definitely the most fun. Anyone can call out blatantly
gay moments at anytime, but someone in your drinking group must agree
with the call. Examples of extreme gayness would be: an awkward glance
between Lionel and another man, Lionel embracing another man, Lionel
performing dance moves with jazz hands, Lionel wearing a pink shirt,
Lionel playing a character named Brock. There are literally dozens of
instances of gaiety throughout these videos. Calling them out and debating
the extremity of their gayness is the best part of the game.
Will You Be Drinking Soon??
These are one-time only drinks that happen throughout the videos. Use
them at your own discretion, and feel free to add your own.
Drink when Lionel yells “Say What!” to camera during
the Dancing on the Ceiling video.
2) Drink when Lionel creepily says “Come on up,”
also during the Dancing on the Ceiling video
3) Drink when Johnny Law comes to bust up the scene,
but is instantly overcome by the music in All Night Long
4) Drink when they start singing the made-up language
during All Night Long. “Tomba leeta hey do da stuff. Hey Bumba
Lie. Hey Jumbo jumbo!“ That part. Totally not a real language.
5) During the Hello video, drink when the horrible
actor says “Mr. Reynolds, you’d better take a look at this.”
Also, laugh at his horrible hand gesture.
6) Drink when Lionel hooks up with the college graduate
at the end of Love Will Conquer All. You’ll know when you see
With Lionel Richie, everyone’s a winner.
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