The CNN Wolf Blitzer Drinking Game!

If you can’t get enough CNN in your week, and Wolf Blitzer with his monotone run-on sentences has you all alight, then you, friend, are the perfect candidate for the Wolf Blitzer Drinking Game! Jazz up your evening news-viewing experience, invite friends to join! After all, if you have to see Trump’s ugly mug on a nightly basis, you might as well not be sober. Let’s get Blitzered.

(And drink responsibly, without the driving afterward.)

Okay, the rules! Very simple: Take one drink (a sip or a shot) whenever Wolf Blitzer says the following:

  • “Stand By” or “Standing By”

  • “As it were”

  • Wolf makes a straight-faced bad pun (i.e. “Kim Jong Un-believable…”)

That’s it. Any more and you would die.

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8 thoughts on “The CNN Wolf Blitzer Drinking Game!

  1. […] If not excitement, then “drama,” to put it in the recent words of CNN News President Jeff Zucker. Talking to Jonathan Mahler of the New York Times Magazine about political coverage, Zucker offered the idea of the news as a drama and CNN’s on-air talent as “characters” in that production. It’s not a stretch to see his coverage of the war as another performance piece, designed to engage viewers the way a play or movie might. Wolf as your unbearable uncle. Erin Burnett as your slightly-over-her-head screwball ingénue, Anderson Cooper as the versatile matinee actor who can wrap his act in earnestness or play for laughs. To succeed, the shows don’t have to deliver. Like soap opera all they need do is make you think you’ll miss something if you tune out. No wonder, then, that Blitzer favorite line is, “Stand by.” […]

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  2. […] If not excitement, then “drama,” to put it in the recent words of CNN News President Jeff Zucker. Talking to Jonathan Mahler of the New York Times Magazine about political coverage, Zucker offered the idea of the news as a drama and CNN’s on-air talent as “characters” in that production. It’s not a stretch to see his coverage of the war as another performance piece, designed to engage viewers the way a play or movie might. Wolf as your unbearable uncle. Erin Burnett as your slightly-over-her-head screwball ingénue, Anderson Cooper as the versatile matinee actor who can wrap his act in earnestness or play for laughs. To succeed, the shows don’t have to deliver. Like soap opera all they need do is make you think you’ll miss something if you tune out. No wonder, then, that Blitzer favorite line is, “Stand by.” […]

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  3. […] If not excitement, then “drama,” to put it in the recent words of CNN News President Jeff Zucker. Talking to Jonathan Mahler of the New York Times Magazine about political coverage, Zucker offered the idea of the news as a drama and CNN’s on-air talent as “characters” in that production. It’s not a stretch to see his coverage of the war as another performance piece, designed to engage viewers the way a play or movie might. Wolf as your unbearable uncle. Erin Burnett as your slightly-over-her-head screwball ingénue, Anderson Cooper as the versatile matinee actor who can wrap his act in earnestness or play for laughs. To succeed, the shows don’t have to deliver. Like soap opera all they need do is make you think you’ll miss something if you tune out. No wonder, then, that Blitzer favorite line is, “Stand by.” […]

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  4. […] If not excitement, then “drama,” to put it in the recent words of CNN News President Jeff Zucker. Talking to Jonathan Mahler of the New York Times Magazine about political coverage, Zucker offered the idea of the news as a drama and CNN’s on-air talent as “characters” in that production. It’s not a stretch to see his coverage of the war as another performance piece, designed to engage viewers the way a play or movie might. Wolf as your unbearable uncle. Erin Burnett as your slightly-over-her-head screwball ingénue, Anderson Cooper as the versatile matinee actor who can wrap his act in earnestness or play for laughs. To succeed, the shows don’t have to deliver. Like soap opera all they need do is make you think you’ll miss something if you tune out. No wonder, then, that Blitzer favorite line is, “Stand by.” […]

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  5. […] If not excitement, then “drama,” to put it in the recent words of CNN News President Jeff Zucker. Talking to Jonathan Mahler of the New York Times Magazine about political coverage, Zucker offered the idea of the news as a drama and CNN’s on-air talent as “characters” in that production. It’s not a stretch to see his coverage of the war as another performance piece, designed to engage viewers the way a play or movie might. Wolf as your unbearable uncle. Erin Burnett as your slightly-over-her-head screwball ingénue, Anderson Cooper as the versatile matinee actor who can wrap his act in earnestness or play for laughs. To succeed, the shows don’t have to deliver. Like soap opera all they need do is make you think you’ll miss something if you tune out. No wonder, then, that Blitzer favorite line is, “Stand by.” […]

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  6. […] If not excitement, then “drama,” to put it in the recent words of CNN News President Jeff Zucker. Talking to Jonathan Mahler of the New York Times Magazine about political coverage, Zucker offered the idea of the news as a drama and CNN’s on-air talent as “characters” in that production. It’s not a stretch to see his coverage of the war as another performance piece, designed to engage viewers the way a play or movie might. Wolf as your unbearable uncle. Erin Burnett as your slightly-over-her-head screwball ingénue, Anderson Cooper as the versatile matinee actor who can wrap his act in earnestness or play for laughs. To succeed, the shows don’t have to deliver. Like soap opera all they need do is make you think you’ll miss something if you tune out. No wonder, then, that Blitzer favorite line is, “Stand by.” […]

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