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State of the Union - 12-Step Spark Game

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

With a wee bit of imagination, a little more dubious free time, you too can invent a State of the Union Spark Game. Or, you can merely rip off mine. Here goes:

1. Applause - Big gulp of Sparky Water.

2. Standing Ovation - Out of your seat. Jumping jacks until everyone is seated.

3. "Middle Class" - Jog in Place for 30 seconds if Obama says this.

4. "America" - Another gulp of Sparky water if Obama says this.

5. Scowl from a Republican - Get out of your seat, go up or down a flight of stairs, then come back, if the TV cameras show this.

6. "Economy" - 3 pushups every time this word is said

7. "Jobs" or "Job" - run in place for 15 seconds each time you hear this

8. "Work" or "Workforce" - 3 situps each time one of these is uttered

9. If a non-NATO foreign country is named (i.e., North Korea, Iran, Israel, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc.) - Get up, go outside, run a lap around the building you are in.

10. "Future" or "Children" or "Child" - Another Sparky water slug down the hatch

11. "Education" - Get out your laptop and read a Sparky tip, secret of success or some such. It's your Spark education, after all.

12. "Tax" or "Taxes" - Buy something from one of the advertisers on this site each time you hear this!

Enjoy the speech. Or if you are like me (and trust me, I'm an Obama supporter) , I'll let the talking heads on CNN break it down for me tomorrow morning.
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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/13/2013 10:07PM

    Oooops, it was all over by the time I finished my workout.... emoticon

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KATHRYN1955 2/13/2013 1:43PM

    You must have been drinking and moving for the entire speech!!

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ILOVEMALI 2/13/2013 1:40PM

  If you ran up and down the stairs every time a Republican scowled, you'd be invisible by now.

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HANSBRINK 2/13/2013 11:52AM

  If Congress had played this game, they might have actually worked together for once.

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RACEWELLWON 2/13/2013 11:12AM

    Just imagine if you apply these rules to the CNN breakdown ! You will have No Problem in the Grapefruit League for this month ! Good one - Lil Racer emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/13/2013 9:03AM

    LOTS of sparky water and jogging! The camera was constantly panning on the speak of the house who has a perpetual frown!!

Great challenge.

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BONOLICIOUS2 2/13/2013 8:22AM

    Ahhhhhhhhhh! Maybe I will watch the rerun and give this a try, genius!

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JENAE954 2/13/2013 4:49AM

  Whew!
Got my Spark quotas in for the month in just one evening.
Now, what do I do for the rest of the month?
I know, start all over again and repeat daily!
Thanks

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SPARKFRAN514 2/13/2013 1:34AM

    would have been a good plan but went to the Olive Garden it was FAT TUESDAY and decided it was a good time to have that last fat Meal emoticon
And like some our fellow sparkers will let Fox news tell what happened . your are very creative in helping us get our water in thank you


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CHOCOHIPPO 2/12/2013 10:52PM

    Fun!!!!!

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DRB13_1 2/12/2013 10:11PM

    emoticon That's a lot of Sparky water, my dear! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 2/12/2013 10:10PM

    Nice to know you support the prez! I wish I read your fun blog hours ago,'cause its all over now. I sometimes watch Fox in the morning so I don't feel like I'm in a democrat bubble, but I'll let Stewart and Colbert break it down for me!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/12/2013 8:27PM

    Mark are you trying to kill me? I live on the third floor and there is 3 feet of snow on the ground. I would be running up and down the stairs the whole speech. That is the natural look of republicans after all. My landlord would think I have flipped my lid. I'm with you, I will let the thinking people break it down for me.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/12/2013 8:23PM

    Oh . . . there's gonna be a whole lot of drinking (of sparky water!) and jogging and going up and down flights of stairs! Bring it on!

GREAT ideas for watching the State of the Union Speech.



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SHERYLDS 2/12/2013 7:42PM

    a lot of stairs with this one emoticon

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UMBILICAL 2/12/2013 7:36PM

  Like it.

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