Friday, February 29, 2008

How to make a party go from joking to regretable, really fast

One word: Franzia.

Molly, this one's for you.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Inner pain

Do you know what it's like to really be alone..... alone in a crowd?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Princess Leia Pillowfight

Ok, so I was probably being mean when I said that pillowfight flash mobs were a scourge endemic only to San Fransisco. New York and presumably plenty of other cities have all had them.

This one happened in a place far far away.

The problem with San Fransisco...

Pillowfight flash mobs.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Context Is Everything

Sometimes you have to see the other photos from a Flickr user to understand what a certain picture means; just a single photo alone can lead be misleading.

For example, this photo from user z244. Only from looking at his other photos do you discover that this photo is NOT an office party, and this is not the IT guy. This is actually a shot from a cool nightclub at what seems to be a Club Med or Sandals type resort.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Keeping my edge sXe

Gotta keep hydrated, especially when you're in the Matrix.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

World Party Tour, Part 3

Worst party DJ: The Netherlands.

Must be a Dutch Hex.

Nordic party competition

Which Scandinavian country parties better - Sweden or Norway?
Let's find out:

Norwegian elk hunting party:

Swedish bikini rave:

And the surprise winner is........ U.S.A.! I might be biased, but let's face it: the "Crawfish Party" the Swedish Club of Tampa Bay party is best. It's just unbeatable.

Saigon Tea Party

Not all parties are raucous boozefests. Some parties are uncomfortable in their own way, like this Vietnamese traditional tea party with the daughter's white boyfriend.

Stevie, correct me if this is not actually Vietnamese. My cultural insensitivity is maxxed out with having to constantly do crude imitations of Magnus's Swedish accent.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sorry I brought my douchebag [friends].

This party got kind of strange when someone brought out a douchebag and starting squirting the other guests. It got even weirder when someone had to point out it was really a disposable emena kit, not a douchebag. At least there's someone with bare feet nearby and a case of Bug Light.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Chug Faster

Today's teenager is constantly multi-tasking and communicating across many different platforms of technology effortlessly. So why would they drink only one beer at a time? They'll probably make it a social-networking experience.

I Hate Beer Pong

I was once in the customs line at the Vancouver airport, and two guys ahead of me had silver medals hanging around their necks. I was a little curious, wondering if maybe it was some famous althete. One of the guys turns to me and says, "So I see you're staring at my medals....". Turns out, he hadn't won them in the luge, or ski jump, or any other semi-legitimate sport that you might travel internationally to compete in.

No, in fact, he had won the silver medal in pairs' flip-cup, and a gold in singles beer pong at some dumbass International Idiot Games. And he was wearing the medals around the airport like a returning Olympic hero, and was very eager to talk to strangers about it.

Personally, I hate beer pong. Maybe I'm just grouchy because I don't like things I'm bad at (basketball, video games, pool), and maybe it's because I've only played beer pong once at some awful frat party in Philadelphia and it seemed overly complicated and not that fun.

But I'm clearly in a minority. People have a genuine love of the game.

Worst Idea Ever Pong:

Arty pong:

I found A LOT of semi-nude pong pics.

Parents away fo rthe weekend pong:

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Too much partying

Sometimes, it's possible to party too hard. These photos tell a clear story of the consequences of excess. Which isn't so cute when it's done by a 40 something longhair.

Don't mess with ICP

These juggalos know how to party.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Inappropriate party games

Have you ever seen those "Strongman" competitions on ESPN2, where they compete lifting cars and racing with anvils? Those guys are undoubtedly pretty cool to party with, but you have to be careful when you invite them over that they don't get out of hand and start breaking stuff. An indoor kegtoss competition is always a crowd pleaser, but it's just plain disrespectful to the host.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I understand your feelings

Check out the girl holding a glass in the background left. Her face says it all.

Teenage Weed Party

I don't want to sound too uptight, but this is exactly why I'm never letting my kids out of the house when I have teenagers.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Drawing on people's faces

I've always always wanted to be at a party where people wrote on their passed-out friend's face. I can dream small, but I dream hard.
There are a lot of really good elements at this particular party, starting with the Puerto Rican flag chairs. Bummed I missed this one.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Please sir, may I have some more?

Playing hostess is always the best role in a party. Sure, you're worried if the flan might be lumpy, or you didn't know that someone had a seafood allergy when you serve shrimp scampi. But isn't it the nicest sense of accomplishment when you've thrown a great party?

Of course, the most important rule of hostessing is to never leave a guest's cup empty.