Are you playing the drinking game? It’d be a lot cooler if you were.

Director Richard Linklater’s classic depiction of 70s youth culture the night of schools being let out for the summer, Dazed and Confused, needs no liquid help to be enjoyed. However, why not spice up your next viewing? Here are some helpful pointers. (Should you prefer other mind numbing/expanding activities, just do your thing.)

Suggested Beverages: Lone Star or Shiner Bock (if unable to find for home purchase, Pabst Blue Ribbon or Milwaukee’s Best are non-Texas substitutes)

One simple rule: Anytime someone swears (this goes a long way, especially if your definition of swearing includes words said on primetime network TV that you couldn’t get away with ten or twenty years ago)

For Advanced Users, add one or more of the following:

Anytime someone smokes anything

Anytime someone says “Man”

Anytime Mitch Kramer (played by Wiley Wiggins) touches his own face as he attempts to act


“Rules for Fools” is intended for entertainment purposes only. In no way do we suggest that anyone actually attempt to play any of these games. If played, there is a serious risk of various alcohol related hazards, up to and including death.

Instead of alcohol, may we suggest using slurpees and laughing as brainfreezes ring out around the room as you and your friends chill your brain?

Please remember that alcohol should not be treated carelessly and we at The Sobering Conclusion urge you to reconsider should you actually be thinking of playing any drinking game on this site or any other. Should you in fact choose to play a game on this site, we at The Sobering Conclusion assume no responsibility for any health problem you may experience whatsoever. Your decisions are yours and yours alone.

We do not assume any responsibility whatsoever for decisions made by you or your guests in relation to games on this site or any period thereafter.