Friday, September 05, 2008

210. Bullshit Bingo

I got this from my cousin, and I could not help but post it in my Blog.

Bullshit Bingo

- How to stay awake in meetings

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars?
What about those long and boring conference calls?
Here's a way to change all of that.

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square. I find that 5" x 5" is a good size. Divide the card into columns - five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.
2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
* synergy
* strategic fit
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* revisit
* expeditious
* to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* 24/7
* out of the loop
* benchmark
* value-added
* proactive
* win-win
* think outside the box
* fast track
* result-driven
* empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge base
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* mindset
* client focus(ed)
* paradigm
* game plan
* leverage
3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:

  • "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." - Adam, Atlanta
  • "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." - David, Florida
  • "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." - Dan, New York City
  • "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." - Ben, Denver
  • "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours." - Paul, Cleveland

Enjoy your meetings - Bullshit Bingo


  1. I recently saw, ' How to loose a guy in 10 days ', which is how i came to know of this game !

    Never knew it can have such a variant a manifestation !!! Idea sounds gr8 !

    Tried it ?

  2. have a similar brilliant idea that mite help you stay awake durin boring lectures? :D

  3. ha ha....u write brilliantly..

    thanks for dropping by my blog. I may not be able to suggest u wer to start because i jus write rather randomly..Some forwarded mails are there, some personal experiences and some general stuff...dats it...

  4. I hate Meetings! Tho I look awake, my mind is 1000s of miles away in somewhere in Tahiti!


  5. hehe..that was a cool one..i am gonna try it in the next meeting...!!

    am sure i can make a record shouting within less time..

  6. hie..dropped by ur page..ur post is reali interestin..maybe it can help mi stay awake durin lectures..hehex.. :)

  7. Coool!!

    gonna replace a word or two which my TL uses more :D

  8. lol...should i try that in class as well?;)

  9. Hehe.. Had got this one some time back.. Cool it was :)

  10. hello!! =P

    Just came in here..after like..some decades..sorry!!!!!
    and once again..we have our mr.funny bone back!!

    and yes..i am thirding trinaa and scribbles! =D

  11. The entire IT population will be screaming the B-word every hour!!
    nowadays at my work, I feel as if all we do is have meetings! it sucks!!

  12. hahahahahah ..ROTFL .. i luv this idea ..hats off to whoever invented this

  13. Hey, blogrolled ya.. and i have a tag for you.. come and get it... :P

  14. Hahahahahah!! Do you have any tips for psychologists's meetings? We don't have such words uttered...

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