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I’m having writers block today, so instead of regaling you with interesting yarns on ye olde chemie, I’ll share with you my favourite drinking game because hey – this blog is about Schooners just as much as Science, right?

First you need to download Roxanne by Sting and the Police (legally of course, as I know you would, no pirating here, yarr). You might know it already, as it is old and by The Police – it goes “ROXanne, you don’t have to put on the RED light, those days are over, you don’t have to SELL your body to the night.” and so on. Basically, it’s about a prostitute that he’s dating and he’s trying to tell her to stop working and get a new career.

Hell, just watch it at youtube here:

To play, you get a bunch of people together because you should never drink alone, and you divide into two groups. One group drinks when Sting wails “Roxanne” and the other half have to drink when Sting says “red light”.

It sounds average when you say it like that, but seriously, try it! Because both those phrases are said like 30 times in the song, which only runs 3 minutes, and though it starts off a little slow, by the time you get to the end you can barely drink fast enough to keep up! It’s pretty funny. I laughed.

Because of the large amount of drinking involved, you should probably just take sips of beer or something, because you definately shouldn’t take 30 shots in 3 minutes – that would be dangerous, probably DEADLY, and at the very least, it would be ugly.

So, next time you have a crew together, try it! I played it at my 21st, which was, of course, a pirate party. Instead of posting pictures of the results of said drinking game, here is a picture of the cake I made for it.


Pretty neat, eh? I made the pirate with white chocolate by melting it and pouring it onto baking paper with a design drawn onto it. I was, and am, proud. 🙂

So, hit me with them, what is your favourite drinking game? Let’s get a list going!