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October 18, 2016

2016 Presidential debate bingo game

Presidential third debate bingo

In honor of the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19, I’ve designed a printable bingo game. My annual Oscar bingo set is an ongoing tradition, but this special election year deserves a special edition. Do your civic duty and download the Presidential Debate Bingo PDF.

Print out the number of pages you need and play with friends in the comfort of your living room. Debate Bingo pairs nicely with The Federalist Cabernet. Suggested attire is a red sweater.

2016 presidential third debate bingo

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February 16, 2016

2016 Oscar bingo and party printables

2016 Oscar bingo game

It’s that time again! My eighth annual FREE Oscar® bingo game is ready. Lounge on your couch and play it with friends to make the Academy Awards more fun. Bring on the tears, flubs, and stumbles! The Oscars ceremony is Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

Download the FREE file:
2016 Oscar bingo game PDF

How the game works:
There are 20 different game cards in the downloadable PDF file. I take care to arrange each card carefully; the bingo cards are not randomly generated. I’m aiming to make a bingo not too easy but not too hard.

– Save the PDF to your computer
– Open it in Adobe Reader
– Print the number of pages you need at 100% size

(Here’s the metallic gold paper I used. It works with laser printers and ballpoints or Sharpies.)

The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. There’s no freebie in the middle, so you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Play with friends:
Give movie candy or gift card prizes to winners at your party, or play long distance with friends by text or tweet. (I’m @howaboutorange on Twitter and Instagram, #haobingo).

Fallibility disclaimer:
Like every year, my big disclaimer applies: Someone might get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. Fingers crossed.

Printable Oscar party signs and posters

More printable goodies in my shop:
To make your viewing party extra glamorous, I’ve also designed a matching ballot and a pack of decorations, including posters, wine and beer labels, napkin rings, stemware flags, cupcake toppers, and more. Find all the goodies in my Etsy shop.

Enjoy!

2016 Oscar ballot printable PDF
“OSCAR®” and “ACADEMY AWARDS®” are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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February 17, 2015

2015 Oscar bingo and printable party kit

Free Oscar bingo game 2015

[UPDATE: Sign up here to get the free 2016 Oscar Bingo Game!]

My free Oscar® bingo game is back by popular demand. For seven years running, I’ve made a game you can play while you watch the Academy Awards telecast at home. It’s lots of fun, and has even been featured on ABC TV. Grab these goodies before the Oscars this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015!

How the game works:
There are 20 different game cards in the downloadable bingo file. I take care to arrange each card carefully; the bingo cards are not randomly generated. I’m aiming to make a bingo not too easy but not too hard.

– Save the PDF to your computer
– Open it in Adobe Reader
– Print the number of pages you need.

The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. There’s no freebie in the middle, so you’ve got your work cut out for you. Give fun prizes to winners at your party or play long distance with friends by text or tweet (#oscarbingo; I’m @howaboutorange).

Like every year, my big disclaimer applies: Someone might get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. Fingers crossed!

 

Printable Oscar party kit

Grab the bingo game:

Bingo game PDF (FREE)

For maximum stylishness, I’ve designed a pack of decorations and a ballot to go with the bingo freebie. Make your viewing party the best ever!

Matching printable goodies in my shop:

Oscar party printable pack of decorations
Just the matching ballot
Just the place cards
Just the signs
Just the bottle labels

 

“OSCAR®” and “ACADEMY AWARDS®” are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


February 25, 2014

2014 Oscar ballot and bingo game

free 2014 Oscars bingo cards

I just finished my sixth annual Oscar bingo and ballot set, free for the downloading. Whether you’re hosting a viewing party on Sunday or lounging with the fam, nothing makes the Academy Awards better than some friendly competition.

To use the ballot: Print one for each guest and have them mark their predictions before the show starts. The person with the most correct guesses wins.

To use the bingo cards: 20 different game cards are included in the PDF. Print out the number of pages you’ll need for your guests. The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. (This year I removed the center “free” space to make you work a little harder.)

Download the 2014 Oscar ballot here

Download the 2014 Oscar bingo game here

And like every year, a disclaimer: Maybe someone will get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed. Best of luck!

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


January 31, 2012

Where company names come from

Ever wonder how notable companies got their names?

Accenture: From “Accent on the future.” Formerly Anderson Consulting, the name was proposed by an employee during an internal naming process.

Adobe Systems: From Adobe Creek located behind the house of co-founder John Warnock.

Arby’s: The enunciation of the initials of its founders, the Raffel Brothers.

CVS: Originally Consumer Value Stores, CEO Tom Ryan has said he now considers “CVS” to stand for “Customer, Value, and Service.”

 

Kinko’s: From the college nickname of founder Paul Orfalea, called “Kinko” because of his curly red hair. The company was purchased by FedEx in 2004.

Nabisco: Formerly The National Biscuit Company, changed in 1971 to Nabisco.

Pepsi: Named from the digestive enzyme pepsin.

Skype: The original concept for the name was Sky-Peer-to-Peer, which morphed into Skyper, then Skype.

Sprint: From its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal Communications.

Verizon: A portmanteau of veritas (Latin for “truth”) and horizon.

Volvo: From the Latin word volvo, which means “I roll.”

Yahoo!: A word first appearing in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, a “yahoo” is a member of a race of brutes who have the form and all the vices of humans. Yahoo! founders David Filo and Jerry Yang jokingly considered themselves yahoos.

Source: Wikipedia

 

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