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Monday, September 05, 2005

[General] By Singstar’s Hammer, we will be avenged!

So what did I do in the weekend?

We held a cocktail/karaoke party: to be specific a “Singstar Party”. Never before has a computer game crossed the boundary into social event (and by this I do not include those late night sessions where guys called B0dyKount_005 try to shoot other guys called Tim-inator_988).

We gathered a few close friends and made them sing some of the sugary-sweetest pop songs ever. And moreover we kept score.Names changed to protect the innocent

See Singstar keeps points of how well you sing compared to the original artist; it’s karaoke’s evil twin.

Tom got onto the cocktails. His newest creation came from the random selection of alcohol and mixers available. It’s called the Sherr-imon™:

Here are the precise, official measurements:

  • A big splosh of your maiden aunt's sherry
  • A little splash of that weird cinnamon rice wine stuff
  • Rather too much dark rum
  • A squirt of lemon juice

Shake with ice, strain, hold your nose and chug it back.

“That weird cinnamon rice wine stuff” was brought by a friend who was given it and had no idea what to do with it. It was very, very cinnimonny. And there was apparently more than one hangover the next day.

Now this all stemmed from last year’s Christmas party where I sprung Singstar on people during dessert. We had a prize (a star-shaped wand filled with lollies) for the winner. The eventual champion was a roading engineer who floored all of us with a rendition of Tiffany’s I Think We’re Alone Now. Certain competitive people were out for revenge and so this weekend’s party was devised.

Turns out that the same guy won (and took away the coveted star-shaped satin wand), but this time with Hoobastank’s The Reason. But all in all we had a grand old time.

We also turned on the rugby at 8.45pm. It was good that we did. It was weird, however, to note that a large group of people were in my house to watch delayed coverage of the game on TV3. It felt strange watching our good old haka and feeling like “Oh, we want to see the new one”. The Aussies looked like they felt the same, until we beat them (ho ho).

I have just learned that there is a new incarnation of Singstar coming out: Singstar 80’s. So there may be another party to report on soon.

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