The Aristocrats

After reading Salon’s review, I have to go see it. I’m all about jokes you shouldn’t tell, and smart ways to gross people out.
When I lived in Tucson, my friend Jim and I used to play this game where we one-upped each other until one of us gave and did the “here’s the line, and here’s you” pantomime thing. It was great fun, and I don’t really get to play that game anymore (because really, how do you find those people who like playing those games without offending everyone?).
This game was even more fun when we did our public access TV show with Brain and the gang. A whole room of people up for the game, late on a Saturday night, with three phone lines, a camera and lots of stupid props. It was way too much fun, and I miss it. It was silly and juvenile, and we loved every minute of it.
And if you know me… that’s pretty much what I live for.

2 thoughts on “The Aristocrats”

  1. My white friends and I have a long-running game where they actively try to offend me with racial slurs and negative stereotypes. They can get pretty creative. Here’s a mild example.
    We’re coming out of IKEA with a new computer desk. You can’t wheel your cart to the car so I grab the box and throw it over my shoulder. Adam looks over at some other people fumbling their boxes into the car and he says… “I bet those guys are thinking, dammit honey why didn’t we bring our black guy? Now we have to carry all this stuff ourselves.”
    Scandalous, I know. But also undeniably hilarious. You’re right though. You have to be careful who you ask to play :)

  2. And don’t forget you also had access to a blue screen for that show. I believe you were the head. Oh, and medical students have their own version of that game, which is about the same only the vocabulary is more technical.

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