So last night I had dinner with Urp, my step-sister Patt, PAM, and my step-dad Joe, and we ended up playing Cliff (which is a game I first learned in London in 1998, and which Kathy Griffin also played with her parents on an episode of her show), which was really surreal at first, but then really really funny.
If you don't know the game Cliff, well, it's really simple and it's played like this: Someone says three names and then everyone else has to decide which of those three people they would most like to sleep with, who they would most like to live with, and who they would most like to throw off a cliff.
Joe was like, "what if I wouldn't want to sleep with any of them?" But you can't think like that. I mean, of course there are going to be groups of three who you don't want to sleep with--and there are going to be groups of three where you don't want to throw any of them off a cliff, too--but you have to imagine that someone is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to sleep with one, live with one, and throw one.
A few revelations:
--When I offered the names Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda from Sex and the City, everyone (except for me) wanted to throw Charlotte off the cliff, and that made me so sad because I totally relate to Charlotte more than any of the other Sex and the City characters and I felt like everyone wanted to throw me off the cliff.
--My mom wants to sleep with Hitler. (Okay, okay, so she doesn't really want to sleep with him, but the other two choices were Cheney and Bush and she chose Hitler to sleep with.) (I think she threw Bush off the cliff and lived with Cheney.)
--Everyone wants to throw Tom Cruise off a cliff, but that's a no brainer.
Hey, in an effort to make this blog more interactive, I'll throw some threesomes out there, and we can all play.
You must sleep with one of the following people, live with one of them, and throw one of them off a cliff. What do you do? (feel free to explain your answers)
Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury's character on "Murder, She Wrote")
a bass (as in, a fish)
UPDATE: I'm adding a few more threesomes:
Oscar the Grouch
Mary Kate Olsen
Lenny (from Laverne and Shirley)
Squiggy (from Laverne and Shirley, natch)
George Bush Sr.
George W. Bush