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Fun Things to do during your Super Bowl Party

If this Super bowl is a close game I believe the Seahawks will win.  In most cases this will not only be fun for most regional watchers, but the excitement will be entertaining for the national audience.

However, if this game turns into another Super Bowl blowout, not only will the Broncos be on high side, but your Northwest Super Bowl Party is going to need a pick me up before people start heading home.

I’m hoping that you won’t need to use this, but in case Manning’s boys go up big in the 2nd quarter, here are 4 things you can do to keep your party from turning on Michael Crabtree.

IMPROMPTU SPELLING BEE!

Ask watchers to pick a team, then correctly spell these players names:

Seattle:
Breno Giacomini
Steven Hauschka
Lemuel Jeanpierre
Paul McQuistan

Denver:
Demaryus Thomas
Zane Beadles
Duke Ihenacho
Quanterus Smith

TRIVIA GAME:
Know your Shon/Shawn/Shaun!

The Super Bowl features an epic number of Shawns, can you tell them apart? (Click on the question to see the answer)

 Which Shon/Shawn/Shaun loves Skittles?

A.) Knowshon  Moreno

B.) Marshawn Lynch

C.) Shaun Phillips

D.) DeShawn Shead

 

Which Shon/Shawn/Shaun went to Portland State University?

A.) Knowshon  Moreno

B.) Marshawn Lynch

C.) Shaun Phillips

D.) DeShawn Shead

 

Which Shon/Shawn/Shaun cries during National Anthems?

A.) Knowshon  Moreno

B.) Marshawn Lynch

C.) Shaun Phillips

D.) DeShawn Shead

 

Which Shon/Shawn/Shaun caught passes from Drew Brees in college?

A.) Knowshon  Moreno

B.) Marshawn Lynch

C.) Shaun Phillips

D.) DeShawn Shead

PICK ‘EM GAME:
The Super Bowl features a number of Gender ambiguous names.
Guess if the name belongs to a player or a cheerleader? (Click to reveal)

Caylin Hauptmann

Toni Basil

Christine Michael

Britton Colquitt

Sandy Olsson

Kayvon Webster

Quinn Fabray

Percy Harvin

C.J. Anderson

Kelly Kapowski

Sione Fua

Blake Lively

Paris Lenon

Make Your Own Guacamole

Since you never know how the game will go, being prepared for the uncertainties means having something fun to do until the commercials come on.

For me, the only thing certain about this Sunday’s Super Bowl is that I’m going to be seated in front of a television, eating about a gallon and a half of guacamole.

And no, the Guacamole won’t come from the grocer’s cooler.

I grew up in a region where avocados actually do grow on trees and Abuelitas pass out love by passing down recipes.

At an early age I discovered that there are essentially two types of guacamole: The kind that contains everything and the kitchen sink, and the kind that lives and dies on the strength of it’s avocados.

While a multitude of vegetables can go into a lot of admirable and fanciful avocado dips, all truly gorgeous Mexican recipes need very few… wait for it… “ingreeedients”.

In my experience the same people who like to overload their Thanksgiving stuffing with crunchy celery, water chestnuts, chewy giblets, and cranberries also like to pad their avocado mixtures with sour cream, onions, corn, beans, and tomatoes.

Unfortunately, grabbing the Corn Salsa and the Pico De Gallo and blending them into the Guac not only leads to an eventual ‘watery’ consistency, but it’s like mixing all of the options at the Golden Corral salad bar together and hitting it with some ranch dressing to hold it together.

 Green Jello and Garbanzo beans don’t belong in the same dish.

Here’s how to make your own simple yet delicious guac:

Mash a ripe avocado or two,
(Pretend your fork is Marshawn Lynch’s feet and stomp the avocado into the dish)

Hit it with a squeeze of cut lime,
(Yell, “Omaha, Omaha!”)

Stir in a just a pinch of garlic salt and cracked black peppercorns,
(Spin the whisk like Russell Wilson, AWAY from the line of scrimmage)

 Stab it with a sprig of Cilantro
(A small, Wes Welker Sized bunch)

 Dig in with a bag of Juanita’s chips
(If someone asks who was talking about Guacamole, shout “CRABTREE!”)

Have a great Super Bowl.

Faking It

interpreter

If you haven’t yet heard, the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life was unfortunately upstaged by the unintentionally hilarious presence of a sign language interpreter who appears to have worked the crowd by “making up sign language” as he went along.

While this sounds a lot like a Saturday Night Live sketch, and might actually have been funnier than some of them, it is more than a little disturbing that many of the world’s most important leaders made their tribute speeches standing just a few feet from a person who was at best a charlatan, and possibly mentally unhinged.

It makes you wonder how a person who was unable to do the job was actually hired to do it?

Or does it?

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Hunting For Truth

Duck Hunt

The Nintendo Entertainment System was ridiculously easy to attach to your home television. One plug went it into the wall and two plugs went into your TV. It was so simple you could be playing it within 6 minutes of unwrapping it.

If you grew up playing your video games on the original Nintendo Entertainment System you know that the day your NES arrived it most likely arrived with two games, Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt.

While Super Mario Brothers and Duck hunt were unquestionably awesome, neither one of them allowed two players to play at the same time.

Each game made players wait for their own turn.

This means that unless you were an only child, the NES arrived at your home about 7 minutes before the first family argument broke out; because people wanted to play Nintendo, they didn’t want to watch it.

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