Guy Robinson, Elizabeth Stribling, and Frances Scaife
Subj: Make meetings more interesting, play BULLSHIT BINGO
VERMONT COMMUNE VERSION
From: Robo6Puck (GUY ROBINSON)
Enemies of cant unite. I am going to do a military/NASA version as soon as I have time. How the other half lives (SEE CORPORATE VERSION BELOW). You could make up a Vermont Commune version of this game (after an exciting evening of listening to old Radio Moscow tapes from the Stalin Show Trials - translated by Victor Posner and Tad Szulc) with words like:
WOMEN'S STRIKE FOR PEACE
HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION
NORTH - SOUTH
SHOW OF SOLIDARITY
LIMERICK SOVIET OF 1919
100% TOLERANCE OF CRIME
PHILOSOPHICALLY JUSTIFIED VIOLANCE
ENLIGHTENED HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS
Subj: FW: Make meetings more interesting, play BULLSHIT BINGO (CORPORATE VERSION)
Subject: Make meetings more interesting, play BULLSHIT BINGO
How to play: Simply check off 5 words in one meeting and shout out
BINGO! I It's that easy!
Word List (CORPORATE VERSION FOR THE BIRD BRAINS DOWN AT HEADQUARTERS):
TAKE THAT OFFLINE
AT THE END OF THE DAY
OUR CORPORATE CULTURE
THE BOTTOM LINE
OUT OF THE LOOP
GO THE EXTRA MILE
THE BIG PICTURE
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
STRETCH THE ENVELOPE
TICKS IN BOXES
PUT THIS ONE TO BED
MOVE THE GOAL POSTS
DROP THE BALL
CHALLENGE (INSTEAD OF PROBLEM)
COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
CORNER THE MARKET
JUST IN TIME INVENTORY
RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL
MARKET RATE OF RETURN
Testimonials From Other Players:
"I had only been in the meeting for five minutes when I yelled "bingo" (and peobably pissed in his pants, too - GR)."
"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically (now that she woke up)."
"It's a wheeze, meetings will never be the same for me after my first
outright win (life's only triumph)."
"The atmosphere was tense at the last process workshop as 32 of us
listened intently for the elusive 5th (32 zombies in search of an idea)."
"The facilitator was gob-smacked as we all screamed bingo for the 3rd
time In 2 hours (the next day we all looked for a new job)."
"I feel that the game has enhanced the overall quality of meetings per
se on a quid pro quo basis (yes, on a quo pro quid basis, too)."
"People are now even listening to mumblers, thanks to bullshit bingo (because everyone is mumbling)."
"Bonsai! You could have cut the atmosphere with a cricket stump as we
waited for the 5th delivery (or any other stump, for that matter)."