The Live From New York Gabfest
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Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 6:29 PM
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For those who didn't attend the live Gabfest taping in New York City, you can still participate in the drinking game our audience played. The producers and listeners assembled a list of phrases or topics commonly mentioned by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz in previous Gabfest episodes. All audience members received the list, which we've printed below, but the panelists didn't. As you'll hear, they fell into several of the verbal traps we laid for them. Feel free to drink along as John, Emily, and David discuss the 2010 elections, the chaos that is New York politics, and the Supreme Court's latest gun-rights case.
Live Gabfest Drinking Game
If you want to play, the rules are simple. Take a swig every time you hear something from the following list:
*David says "despicable."
*Emily makes a New Haven or Yale reference.
*John cites a poll.
*Anyone drops an F-bomb.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.