Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The816 has a drinking game to accompany NPR's pledge drive

Posted by on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge Drink up in the name of NPR.
  • Drink up in the name of NPR.

There's a subtle art to the NPR pledge drive. The hosts cajole and gently chide listeners to dig deep and make a pledge.

Blogger Chris Riebschlager, the author behind The816.com,  thinks he may have found a way to keep the membership drive from getting stale -- the "NPR Drive Pledge Drinking Game." So turn up the radio, grab a case of Big Flats 1901 and get ready for The816's drinking game.

816drinkinggame.jpg

"It seemed like a funny idea to create a pledge-drive drinking game,"

Riebschlager says. "Why not turn something boring and monotonous into

something fun and mildly unhealthy?"

Riebschlager is a fan of public radio, but he noticed that some of the routines from his Northwest Missouri University days working as a board operator and news announcer for KXCV/KNRW in Maryville, MIssouri, were still in play. So he combined his knowledge of pledge-drive techniques and the classic extracurricular college activity of the drinking game. The result is above. 

Please don't play this one on your morning commute. This is a strictly at-home version.

[Image via MoxieBird]

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