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E-books article drinking game

With sincere apologies if this has been done before, but I think this is the only way I can read another one of these. Maybe I might be cranky today!

"Will e-books wipe out/kill/decimate/pulverize/HULKSMASH/angry verb real books?" — one drink

Above question is lede — one drink

Every use of phrase “real book” — one drink

Expert you’ve never heard of before predicting percentages — one drink

Any predicted percentage of anything over 30% — one drink

Any discussion of book world after 2020 — one drink

"old-fashioned" — one drink

Passionate defense of DRM — one drink

Passionate defense of DRM from someone outside the publishing industry — one drink (of the blood of a sphinx) (mixed with the blood of a centaur)

Assertion that e-book prices are too high, and will lower soon — one drink

Assertion that e-book prices are too low, and will raise soon — one drink

Article uses vague Amazon press release stats misleadingly — one drink

"too soon to tell" — one drink

"no matter what" — one drink

"game-changer" — one drink

"turn the page" used as a pun — one drink

"turn the page" used as a pun in the headline — two drinks

The words “cuddle” or “snuggle” used to describe reading habits — two drinks

Reminder that some people read in the bathtub or on the beach and assertion that e-readers/physical books are superior in this regard — two drinks

Journalist and/or someone interviewed acknowledges that hir habits might be damaging to an industry s/he loves but cannot bring self to change them — two drinks

"smell of a real book" — clean out the liquor cabinet, drink until you pass out, wake up next morning, puke, then continue drinking

Filed under drinking game ebooks any excuse for gin is it so impossible to imagine things co-existing I mean really

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