John made up a new game for Christmas. It’s based on the shows, “You Deserve It” and “Family Feud.” Here’s how it works. One person thinks of a person, character or object, then gives a clue. If you don’t guess, you ask for another clue. You only get to guess once. We tried it out today while snowshoeing. It was Matt’s go.
Matt: Ex athlete.
Rest of us: Hmmmm. Another clue, please.
Rest of us: Hmmmm.
Shelley: So, he was a soccer star who is now a sport’s commentator? I can’t think of who that would be. Another clue please.
Matt: What? No. That is not what I said. I said an athlete who now acts.
John: Has he ever commentated on sports?
Matt: I don’t know! F@#%. Here’s another clue. His sport was football.
Andrew: Leslie Nelson. He played football.
Matt: Leslie Nelson? He was not an athlete.
Andrew: I’m pretty sure he played football with O.J. Simpson. They made a movie together called “Airplane.”
Shelley: That’s right, with that actress. John, what was her name?
John: Marilyn Monroe. I think.
Shelley: Are you sure? I though it was that other actress.
Matt: What are you talking about? Yes, Leslie Nelson starred in “Airplane” but he did not play football! MARILYN MONROE WAS DEAD LONG BEFORE THAT MOVIE WAS MADE!!!
Andrew: Matt! Why do you have to be so loud?
Matt: Because you guys are deaf. Anyway it doesn’t matter Andrew. You’re out of the game because you guessed wrong.
Andrew: Why? I just guessed once.
Matt: You only get one guess.
Andrew: That’s pretty stupid. This game is stupid. You’re stupid.
Matt: God Damn you people! This isn’t even my game. Why am I even playing this game?
John: Matt. Calm down. Was it English football or American football?
Matt: Jesus Christ. Don’t you people listen?
Shelley: Another clue, please.
Matt: Why? You don’t use them. You just make up your own.
Shelley: Now Matt. I am listening. Just give another clue.
Matt: OK. Fine. Prison.
Rest of us: HMMMMMMM!
Shelley: Oh. I think I know the prison. Alcatraz in San Francisco. “Escape from Alcatraz” was the name of that movie. But that’s not the movie I am thinking of. I am thinking of the movie where no one was trying to escape. Shoot. Can’t think of it. Never mind, I do know the name of the guy who starred in the other one. The one where they were trying to escape. Ah, my memory is so bad now…..Clint Eastwood. Yes. That sounds about right.
Matt: You’re out.
Shelley: Me? Why? That wasn’t a guess. I was just thinking out loud.
Matt: For F@#$ sake!!!!!!! Let this game be over with.
John: Another clue. Please.
Andrew: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Matt: Andrew! You’re already out of the game!
John: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Matt: There. You win. Congratulation. Great @#$@ing game.
Rest of us: OK. My turn. I have one!
Shelley and John