During last year’s Winter Weather Death Watch, we brought to you the Gary England Drinking Game, Winter Weather Rules edition. It’s basically like the regular Gary England Drinking Game, but instead of drinking whenever Gary says things like Hook Echo or Wall Cloud, you take a drink whenever Gary says things like Freezing Drizzle or Jackknifed Trailer.
It also inspired Gary to give us a shout out — and help get people drunk — twice.
Anyway, a re-post of the game with some updated rules are after the jump. Check it out. Also, check us out TLO tomorrow as we live blog the excessive wall-to-wall coverage of the winter weather event.
p.s. – If you do play the game, send us video. Please.
Gary England Drinking Game (Winter Rules Edition)
With apologies to Ryan McGhee
* This game is in no way affiliated with Meteorologist Gary England, Val Caster, News 9, Kelly Ogle or anything else resembling a real life person, place, or thing.
* Please do understand that this game is intended for persons 21 or over.
* Also be aware that if you actually play this game, you will most likely have severe alcohol poisoning within the first thirty minutes.
* The Lost Ogle eschews all responsibility for behaviors arising from playing the Gary England Drinking Game (Winter Rules Edition).
1. Everyone selects a storm chaser or reporter other than Val Caster. Every time Gary talks to your storm chaser, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your storm chaser or reporter. Take three drinks if your storm chaser or reporter says “roads are slick and hazardous.” Take four drinks if your storm chaser helps a stranded driver.
2. Everyone selects a county other than Pottawatomie County. Every time Gary mentions your county, you take one drink. Take two drinks every time we see footage from your county. Take four drinks if a multicar crash occurs in your county.
1. When Gary says the following: “Slick and Hazardous” | “Doppler radar” | “Stay in your Homes” | “Viper” | “Power Outage” | “Blizzard” | “Downed Power Lines” | “Just Stay Inside” | “Bitter Cold” | “Sleet changing over to snow” | “Freezing Drizzle” | “Thunder Snows”
2. When Gary gives a list of counties, take one drink for every county in the list. When one of the anchors gives a list of closings, take one drink for every closing.
3. Take one drink if you notice a beauty college or vo-tech is listed on the closings scroll on the bottom of the TV screen.
1. Every time Gary mentions the following towns:
Beaver | Burns Flat | Dill City | Gotebo | Hooker | Hydro | Lookeba | Meeker | Mulhall | Oktaha | Shattuck | Slaughterville | Tryon | Vici | Waukomis | Wayne (or Payne) | Weleetka
2. Every time Gary talks to the British storm chaser.
3. Whenever Val Caster helps pull a stranded motorist from a ditch
1. If Gary mentions the following: “blizzard conditions” | “widespread power outages” | “black ice” | “portable generator” | “winter storm warning in effect until”
2. If you see footage from Pottawatomie County.
3. If Alex Cameron has been on the air for more than nine hours.
4. If Kelly Ogle nods knowingly
1. If a reporter or storm chaser slips on live camera.
2. If a reporter uses a ruler to show how deep the snow is in the News 9 Parking Lot
3. If someone in a car rolls down their window in blinding snow to wave and yell.
4. If a reporter does a live shot at a hardware store to let you know they are out of shovels and ice melt
5. If Gary recommends closing interstates 35, 40, or 44 before the state government does so
Finish your drink
1. If Gary mentions the nearest cross streets to you.
2. If Gary hires Jonathan Condor to save stranded motorists
3. If you lose power.