Friday, December 28, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Pick one to give up at bars: eating food or watching television?
If you give up tv in this bargument, then assume no bars you enter will have a functioning television. If you pick food, you just can't eat any.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
One recent entry has him setting up this superhero face-off:
Thor vs. Superman -- who ya got?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Would you rather give up sweets or alcohol?
Answer in the poll, which you should find nearby.
Interestingly, Amazon.com just recently began offering alternatives on its Barguments page -- books and products you might like if you were thinking of ordering Barguments (whoever that person might be).
Some Barguments cousins, according to Amazon:
REHAB-- an adult drinking game
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, a collection of essays by self-described asshole Tucker Max.
And, oddly, Scattegories by Milton Bradley.
Friday, December 14, 2007
The best part about the video is the display of pop protocol then. Lionel Ritchie gets the first solo, followed pretty quickly by Kenny Rogers. Then Dionne Warwick and Steve Perry. They stick Smokey Robinson in the chorus, but Kenny Loggins gets a solo. For some reason, Dan Ackroyd is there.
Also, did we realize at the time how weak the words were? How did Bob Dylan not walk out when they handed him a lyrics sheet that included "It's time to lend a hand to life, the greatest gift of all" and "If we just believe, there's no way we can fall."
Watch the video for yourself and answer one or all questions in this multi-part Bargument:
Of all the solo singers in the We are the World video, who was the biggest star then? Who ranked on the very bottom of the list then? (Note: you must be able to name the singers in order for them to qualify as an answer.) And who are the biggest and lamest stars from that group now?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
If you could marry into any family, which would you choose?
Who talks about
sex more: men or women?
Is it harder to be a pitcher or a running back?
Name the best television theme song of all time.
Who would win in a war:
Texas or California?
These are just a few of the entertaining,
endlessly debate-worthy questions in Barguments. Spanning the
full spectrum of
life's crucial topics -- sports, television, food, music,
sex, and, of course,
drink -- Barguments is the perfect addition to anywhere
friends, colleagues, or
strangers gather with a little time and plenty of
opinions to share.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
This bargument comes from my old high-school buddy, Kurt, who not only knows bars but also knows what it's like to be thrown through the window of one. It goes:
Kurt explains in an e-mail:
This came up at about 2:30 AM on Saturday while playing poker and I thought I would pass it on:
We were discussing your book (I should get a commision) and [that] question was asked...
The details are a little blurry but I think that one of the Golden Girls won.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
A confrontation physical or verbal stemming from or taking place at an establishment that serves alcohol.
The drunk guy started a bargument with the bouncer and got dropped in the alley.
Not really. A bargument isn't just a fight that takes place at a bar. That's a bar brawl. A bargument, of course, has to be an argument you would really only have at a bar, over a question that can prompt hours of debate.
You can find much better definitions at the excellent urbandictionary.com website. I should challenge those guys to a bargument over the definition of "bargument.''
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
You can be rid of one thing for life. Pick from: exercise, hangovers or dentists.
Assume there will be no negative consequences from your choice. That is, you'd maintain a healthy weight even if you pick exercise and you could still avoid cavities if you choose dentists.
Vote in the poll nearby. [Jan. 5th update: To make way for a new poll, I'm removing the box for this one from the blog. The results: After 33 votes, Hangovers won handily with 50 percent. Dentists and exercise tied with 8 votes each. It's a shame to close this with a tie for second, but life in the blogosphere must move on...]
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The first lines of the movie are her narrating:
We all know a fairy tale begins with 'Once Upon a Time,' but when something
happens to a trucker, we say 'You're not going to believe this shit.'
I thought there had to a bargument there, possibly about art. But then I thought-- I really didn't know who the $#@! Jackson Pollock was either. So I'm going to go more low-brow with this:
You must forever foresake one genre of movies. Pick from documentaries, cartoons and romantic comedies.
Monday, November 19, 2007
>>> Miami Herald business reporter Hanks has new book out, Barguments
and it is funny given some of the scenarios
Doug Hanks, III, age 36 and a business reporter at The Miami Herald
has written a new book called Barguments and it is not only funny, but also
forces one to consider both sides of a question after some libations and the
different scenarios can produce decent arguments and disagreements. The book’s
subtitle is a Bargument is “A debate with no right or wrong answer that must be
uncomplicated enough to discuss after three beers.”
One favorite of
mine was what animal would win a fight, a bear or a lion? Would it matter if the
match-up occurred in the jungle or in the woods? Hanks told me they actually
called a zoo and the staff, after discussing the matter thought the bear would
win. Another one is “Of all the U.S. presidents which would make the best
drinking buddy?” And there many other examples and many are just hilarious even
if sober, after one thinks through the many different questions. To check out
the book go to http://www.amazon.com/ or Barguments by Doug Hanks and
it is Available for Pre-order at the price of $9.99. >>> Editor’s note:
Hanks is a friend of mine and I normally would not plug someone’s book because
of that relationship, but the book is funny and worth checking out. Further, I
am not condoning excessive drinking in anyway.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Here's Hector, CGSC bartender and long-time Grove bar fly, at Flannigan's late night with the Barguments review copy. Laura, the bartender, looks on -- probably disagreeing with him on a bargument. She's a fan, though I don't think I got any free beers out of it that night.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
With that intro, I present this blog's first poll, which you should find nearby.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Name the all-time-best Saturday Night Live cast.
Do Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray (78-79) beat Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Dana Carvey, and Mike Meyers (90-91)? You can get a complete list on the SNL site here.