Guy Robinson, Elizabeth Stribling, and Frances Scaife

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Subj: Make meetings more interesting, play BULLSHIT BINGO
VERMONT COMMUNE VERSION
Date: 7/29/1999
From: Robo6Puck (GUY ROBINSON)

JD:

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:



OPPRESSED PEOPLES
WHITE INSENSITIVITY
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
GLASS CEILING
EXCESS PROFITS
EXPLOITATION
THIRD WORLD
WOMEN'S STRIKE FOR PEACE
VICTIM GROUPS
STREET ORGANIZER
DIVERSITY
HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION
WORKFARE
OPPRESSOR MALES
COMMUNITY SPOKESMAN
QUOTA ENFORCEMENT
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
OPEN MARRIAGE
HONEST PROLETARIANS
MCCARTHYISM
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
PROGRESSIVE PERSONS
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
STIFFLING SUBURBS
TRANSFER PAYMENTS
NORTH - SOUTH
SHOW OF SOLIDARITY
PROPERTY REDISTRIBUTION
PEOPLE'S COLLECTIVE
ALTERNATE LIFESTYLE
OLD LEFT
BLACK BROTHERS
URBAN POVERTY
OPEN UNIVERSITY
SOCIALIST WORKERS
MINORITY EXPECTATIONS
FASCIST POLICE
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
BOURGEOIS AUTHORITARIAN
LIMERICK SOVIET OF 1919
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
WASP ASCENDENCY
CAPITALIST EXPLOITERS
POLICE STATE
WORKER'S RIGHTS
AFRO-STUDIES
"THE 60'S"
100% TOLERANCE OF CRIME
DWM's
ACTION CELL
"THE MOVEMENT"
CORPORATE IRRESPONSIBILITY
WHITE RACISTS
NUCLEAR FREEZE
SIT IN
ENTITLEMENTS
CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
RED BRIGADE
FEMINIST STRUGGLE
WORKSHOP
STUPID JOCKS
PHILOSOPHICALLY JUSTIFIED VIOLANCE
CRAFTS
PROGRESSIVE INTELLECTUAL
PREJUDICE
WOODSTOCK GENERATION
FREE STORE
ENLIGHTENED HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS
PROTEST MARCH
NEW LEFT
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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):

SYNERGY
TEAM PLAYER
TAKE THAT OFFLINE
BUREAUCRATIC INTERFERENCE
MARKET-DRIVEN
STRATEGIC FIT
AT THE END OF THE DAY
EXCESSIVE REGULATION
GAP ANALYSIS
OUR CORPORATE CULTURE
BEST PRACTICE
US INSPECTORS
THE BOTTOM LINE
CORE BUSINESS
LESSONS LEARNED
MARGIN SQUEEZE
TOUCH BASE
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
REVISIT
GAME PLAN
BANDWIDTH
CORPORATE STATESMEN
OSHA
JUNK BONDS
HARDBALL
OUT OF THE LOOP
GO THE EXTRA MILE
BENCHMARK
THE BIG PICTURE
VALUE-ADDED
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
TITLE IX
BALL PARK
PROACTIVE
NOT REACTIVE
WIN-WIN SITUATION
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
FAST TRACK
RESULTS-DRIVEN
LAZY MINORITIES
EMPOWER EMPLOYEES
EBITDA
NO BLAME
STRETCH THE ENVELOPE
KNOWLEDGE BASE
RESULTS-DRIVEN
TOTAL QUALITY
SLIPPERY SLIDE
TICKS IN BOXES
TACTICAL APPROACH
MINDSET
KNOCK-ON EFFECT
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
PUT THIS ONE TO BED
CLIENT-FOCUSED
QUALITY-DRIVEN
MOVE THE GOAL POSTS
DROP THE BALL
TEAM PLAYER
CHALLENGE (INSTEAD OF PROBLEM)
MUTUAL GOALS
MATERNITY LEAVE
COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
CORNER THE MARKET
STRATEGIC PLAN
BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS
JUST IN TIME INVENTORY
QUALITY CIRCLE
RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL
MARKET RATE OF RETURN
PEER GROUP
ISSUE PAPER


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)."

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