Saturday, June 4, 2011


Beirut (Bay Root) 
Beirut/ ruit, is a popular drinking game, that some less informed people like to call Beer pong ( beer pong is a totally different game).

Materials: 6-8 foot table

22 solo cups
3 ping pong balls
beverage of choice
water for the water cups
2-4 players

In ruit you set up 10 solo cups on each side of a table. Arrange the cups in a pyramid formation, 4 cups, 3 cups, 2 then 1, all of the edges of the cups touching. Fill the cups with any beer you want, preferably filling the cups at least half full. also have two water cups to wash off dirty ping pong balls. After your set up a player from each team can shoot for first shot. After this is won players continue to shoot one team at a time, three ping pong balls into the opposite teams cups. When one team sinks a ball, the other team drinks the cup that the ball landed in. This process is continued until one team makes all of the other teams cups. There are many variations of the game, and other little rules regarding rearranges, bounces, when you pick up cups and so on... depending on who you are playing with.

Last night was the 3rd Arbolitos Beer Pong Tournament According to the definition above we actually play Beirut. I was the responsible adult for the evening. WEEEEEE! It was mostly because I was the sober one. People were encouraged to come prepared with a team mate and team name picked out. You got a bonus "re-rack" if your team had a uniform, and no it couldn't be "Oh we just happened to both show up in black shirts and jeans" Here is a nifty list of the team names. Those in bold were predetermined, those not in bold were chosen at random because the people didn't come prepared with a team name. 
Dos Muchos
Fuck it! America
Dirty Sanchez 
Bitches get Stitches
No one likes your additude
Grey Owls
Team Hobo 
KY and Point Objects
Just Get Back to Us
M & N
Club Tropics
Bologna and Hand Cream 
Ray Ban
Shit The
We Fist Us
Team Awesome
The Strangers
JCP Inferno
Dale Earnhardt's lesser known son Cal, who is a slight disappointment 
In and around our mouths
A total of about 200 ish people were invited, thanks to facebook. I think the final count of attendees was about 40. Which for a house party was a pretty awesome turn out. 
We started the night with 5 flavors of Jello shots.........Blue Raspberry with Vodka, Orange with Amaretto, Strawberry with 151, Strawberry Banana with Malibu, Cherry with Pepsi and Spiced Rum. We had about 200 jello shots, give or take a few. They were all gone by the end of the night. =) That makes me super happy. I have gotten several comments about how great they were too. However I would like to say that I didn't make all of them..... the two strawberry kinds I did not make. I have a steadfast rule against using red jello, it ends up tasting like cough syrup. The cherry with Pepsi and rum was an experiment that I found on-line courtesy of  The Jello Diva. It didn't go over as well as my two classics......Vodka and Amaretto. Guess I will stick with what I know. 
I think the best part of the night were the costumes....I know you guys want to see them so here are a few of the more awesome teams. 
Dirty Sanchez

Bitches get Stitches

Fuck it, America! 

Team Hobo
Fuck it, America! Ended up winning the whole thing. There was no prize just bragging rights. It was a grand old time. The two guys who dressed up as hobo's really got in to character and stayed in their Hobo role all night long even singing little jingles and asking for hand outs. It was hilarious. 

That's all I have for now.


  1. Those beard and mustache combos are kind of frightening...


    but for some reason its posting me as anonymous when I am signed in. Stupid blogger

    this is Br by the way