How to Survive the Next Article About eBooks: Make It a Drinking Game


Sunday Editor Seth Fischer just pointed me to this amusing article, which lays out rules for a drinking game based on articles about eBooks. For example:

“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

Jeremy Hatch is a writer, musician, and professional bookseller leading a cheerful, aimless life in San Francisco. He is the Junior Literary Editor of the Rumpus and has a blog which he updates once in a while. More from this author →