||[Oct. 2nd, 2007|07:16 am]
Ali G talks to a Doctor. Fuuunny. ;)
"Hot Cockles" was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times. It was a game in which the other players took turns in striking the blindfolded player, who in turn has to guess the name of the person delivering the blow. The game was still popular during Christmas time until the Victorian era.
Haha. I might try to add that to my families Christmas activities. That's kinda awesome.
2007-10-02 12:23 pm (UTC)
Nothing quite like smacking an offending family member in the name of Christmas fun! Hmm. Maybe I should revive that tradition with my dad's family? ;P
LOL. Let me know how that goes? :)
Ali G rox!
Haha. Good point.
2007-10-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
Consensual, ritualized violence at a family gathering just seems wrong, somehow. I prefer the standard, random violence that comes after Dad and Grandpa start on their seond bottle of whiskey. When Grandpa's verbal abuse makes Grandma cry and your father chases you down the street in a drunked rage while your mother sobs over the remains of what was once her living room, then you really know its Christmas
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Tell me when you write a book. I will buy the hell out of that shit. ;)
Did they just hit them with their bare hands, or was there some kind of padded stick or something?
I would wager un-padded stick.
if you watch the 1938 versions of "A Christmas Carol" (The Owen/Lockhart version), when they show Scrooge at the house with the Ghost of Christmas Present, they show Fred (Scrooge's nephew) and his fiance and friends playing "Hot Cockles". it's pretty funny actually... :P
OOH! You ROCK! Film example! Thanks love!! :) I'm gonna have to rent that bi-otch.
Best if introduced to the family slowly..
"HEY ALL, I... WANT.. HOT... COCK...les"
Depends on your family, I suppose.... ;)
haha, all right everybody! Random's Hot Cockles Party on December 19th!
*makes a t-shirt that says "I (Heart) Hot Cockles!" and wears it proudly*
Hee hee... I have a friend that has a shirt for Breast Cancer awareness and it says "I (heart with a little ribbon inside it) Boobs" and i think that is amazing.
lol, that game sounds right up there in the category of Things That Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time. This made me laugh. Thanks for sharing :D