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99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 99 Bottles of Beer…

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Tis the season of driving vacations, long flights– and thus, of pastime games.  Your correspondent suspects that license plate bingo is getting as stale for most readers as it is for him (besides which, it doesn’t work very well on an airplane).  So, a couple of alternatives:

The Double Feature Game: Players take turns imagining the marquee of a theater playing a particularly funny (or ironic or poignant) double bill; e.g.:

The Most Dangerous Game
Love Actually

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Psycho

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Apocalypse Now

The Song Title Conversation Game: Players take turns suggesting two song titles, the second of which is a response to the first; e.g.,

“Who Do You Love,” George Thorogood — “Nobody But Me,” The Human Beinz

“Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever,” Journey — “Nothing Lasts Forever,” Maroon 5

“Make That Move,” Shalamar — “I’m Just Too Shy,” Jermaine Jackson

(TotH to Am I Right— “making fun of music, one song at a time”)

Hours of fun, Dear Readers; hours of fun!…

As we consider simply staying home, we might recall that it was on this date last year that Kodak ceded the victory of digital photography and announced that it would discontinue the production and sale of Kodachrome print and slide film, a tourist staple since 1935.

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June 22, 2010 at 12:01 am

Are we there yet?…

As Memorial Day marks the start of summer vacation season, and memories of family automobile odysseys fly by, readers can thank James Lileks (pre-blog readers will remember his Gallery of Regrettable Food) for a collection of vintage postcards he calls “The American Motel

Yuma, Arizona

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Travel further down memory lane at The American Motel.

As we start our engines, we might recall that it was on this date in 1859 that the clock tower of Westminster Palace (aka The Houses of Parliament)– Big Ben, the largest four-faced chiming clock (and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower) in the world– first ticked.

Big Ben

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