Posted May 15, 2008 6:06 pm by with 12 comments

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Ahhh. The time killing game of beer pong. For those of you who have never played beer pong (or have so severely lost that you no longer remember playing), this is truly a game of wit and fortitude.

All you need to play is a ping pong ball, plenty of beer, and a few cups. Team up, take turns throwing the ping pong ball at your opponents cups (filled with beer of course), and every time you land in the cup the opposing team drinks the beer.

CollegeHumor challenges Facebook to beer pong

As a favorite game among techies, it was no surprise to hear that the staff from CollegeHumor would be challenging the staff from Facebook to a little beer pong.

What was a surprise is that according to a recent Valleywag article, Facebook was quick to put the breaks on because according to a tipster “Facebook’s PR and Legal dept said they can’t participate. I guess that’s what its like working in corporate America as opposed to a fun Internet company.”

It seems the idea of wasted staff stumbling to cars to drive home from a company sponsored event after a beer pong lashing by the CollegeHumor folks, was too much to take for Facebook’s legal & PR reps.

While I can empathize with their concerns, I can’t help wondering if this is just a cover-up for an embarrassingly poor field of Facebook beer pong athletes. I mean, what else could explain the PR department thinking chickening out of a beer pong challenge would look better in the eyes of their users?

I suppose we should just take them at their word, but I can’t help but wonder.

In the mean time, I might just kill a little time with a beer pong Facebook app, or just bide my time until I run into Mark Zuckerberg, in a bar, next to a ping pong table.

  • Collegehumor, if you boys & girls want to head down to Houston, Pop Labs will mop our beer-laden floors with you! 🙂

  • This story disgusts me. Beer pong is way to easy and for sissies.

    It takes nowhere near the athletic skill as a good game quarter bounce. I am surprised the CollegeHumor staff would play a drinking game involving so little skill. They are much better than that.

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  • “whit” is a small piece of something, I think you meant “wit.”

    Which is not short for with, FYI.

    Beer pong is for girlie men, real men play quarters.


  • Real men play pong with paddles.

  • if facebook won, then the results would be posted in everyone’s mini-feed. If they lost… ya.

  • David – I just know you salivated at the opportunity to write about beer pong on Marketing Pilgrim. 😉

  • Beer Pong is big business. There’s even a special World Series of Beer Pong tables that attracts the best players the world has to offer (for beer pong).

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  • That is a pretty good game, I’ve seen some nice videos online of some sick shots

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  • What next? A wrestling match?

  • Beer Pong

    Well it’s about time someone wrote about this great sport. Thank you

    Went 4 out of 5 last time we played a few months ago. Anytime you want NHS to teach MP how to play, let me know 🙂

  • wow what a great game. I guess the people at Facebook aren’t the partying type.

    Official tournaments for it too!? Now that is a great idea. Enter me.


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