Everything In James Comey’s Testimony Making America Want A Day Drink
Take a shot for every question Comey can't answer in an open setting (you'll be drunk)
Bars across the United States opened early Thursday in hopes of hosting patrons who needed a stiff drink to get through the live Senate testimony by former FBI director James Comey on the events that led to his dismissal by President Trump. But many who couldn’t leave the office in favor a watering hole were still talking about wetting their whistles.
During Comey’s testimony — during which he revealed, among many things, that he personally told a friend to leak a memo to the press in hopes of triggering a special counselor and that he has no doubts Russia interfered with the 2016 election — people on Twitter posted rules to the drinking games they were playing (or wishing they could play) as the hearing unfolded.
— Navy_Man (@Submarine_Guy) June 8, 2017
Drinking game- take a shot everytime Comey says "can't answer in an open setting"
— Adam Zaki (@The_Adam_Zaki) June 8, 2017
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) June 8, 2017
— (((Paul Green))) (@bigsexy_tote) June 8, 2017
Drinking game: tip the glass every time GOP mentions Clinton or Last Administration during questions to Comey.
— Grandmago (@pellett48) June 8, 2017
Comey Testimony Drinking Game:
– Every time you breathe, drink.
— MJ (@morganisawizard) June 7, 2017
Ok, I am officially leaving today's "Comey/Trump Drinking Game."
I am switching to a new game, with simpler rules.
It's called "Drinking"
— Dan Sheehan (@dansheehan) June 8, 2017
New drinking game. Drink every time somebody asks Comey to say that Trump wasn't under investigation #ComeyDay
— dad (@Rifkin_) June 8, 2017
But it wasn’t just people on Twitter. The Seattle Times even published rules for a Comey testimony drinking game, while some made bingo cards.
fresh off the press Comey Hearing Bingo cards made by your's truly. pic.twitter.com/wfqECSuEwh
— Maddie C (@maddz99) June 8, 2017
— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) June 7, 2017
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) June 7, 2017
This is yet another sign of how Donald Trump’s presidency has turned American government into a type of political entertainment. While this is common for election nights and debates, it’s telling that Comey’s testimony — the seriousness of which cannot be overstated — became for some a parlor game.