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Debate Drinking Games: Vice Presidential Edition

As we inch toward the all-important Presidential Election day on November 6th, more and more potential voters are starting to pay attention to the Presidential candidates and their proposed policies. But just as important as the candidates themselves, their Vice Presidential nominees play an integral role in shaping and promoting these policies.

All eyes will be on Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and sitting Vice President Joe Biden in the first and only Vice Presidential debate, live from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky tonight at 9 p.m.

And what better night for the debate to be held than Thirsty Thursday? As a followup to last week’s article on drinking games for the Presidential debate, we present Debate Drinking Games: Vice Presidential Edition. So, without further adieu, here’s our top five drinking games for tonight’s debate.

1. Yeah, we’re doing the live PSU Twitter debates again. In case you didn’t follow along during the last debate, here are the rules. While you’re watching the debate, live tweet your response to the candidates using #debatePSU. Follow the hashtag, and whenever someone agrees with you (or has a similar response), tweet that person a cheers and take a celebratory drink with them over the internet.

2. Getting real generic, the top debate drinking game on Google is described at And — who would’ve guessed? They updated the game for the Vice Presidential debate. The rules are simple: choose to drink for Joe Biden or Paul Ryan, and whenever you hear specific “buzz words” or phrases used by the candidates, take a drink. Here are the words for each candidate:

If you are drinking to Joe Biden:
General Motors
Middle Class
Bin Laden

If you are drinking to Paul Ryan:
Small Business
You Know

In case you lose count (which is a real possibility), follow along with the Twitter account or uStream link for up-to-the-minute updates and scores.

3. Let The Jungle Juice Judge! Make two coolers of jungle juice, one red and one blue. Whenever you agree with something Joe Biden says, take a drink of the blue juice, and whenever you agree with Paul Ryan, drink the red juice. Whoever represents the first empty cooler wins!

4. Shoutout! Take a shot every time the candidates mention student loans.

5. Free Chugs: According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the rules state that in tonight’s debate, each candidate has two minutes to respond to a question. Once that timer hits 2:00, start chugging your cup. The longer they’re rambling, the longer you’re pounding drinks. Hope your candidate can remember his lines, inspire hope for future generations, and, the, uh… what’s that third one? Oops.

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Zack Rutstein

Penn State 5th-year Materials Science and Engineering student, Onward State Arts Editor, Musician


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