A Fun Office Game For You To Try (Ages 2 and Up)

  • 1/21/2008 11:26:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones

Another quick update. Do you work in an office with at least one other person and at least one computer connected to the internet? Do you ever need something to break the staggering tedium of working life? But have your resident IT Thought Police put a block on websites that could be deemed "entertaining"?

If you're anything like us, you're likely to answer "yes", "yes", and "yes, damn their Hayden Panettiere-obsessed eyes" to those questions. Then here's something that's slightly more fun than staring at a biro and wondering what the little hole on the side is for:


Here's how it works.

  • Player One selects a poll of their choosing from The Daily Mail's website.

  • Player Two must vote for the least popular choice from the options presented.

  • If Player Two succeeds in picking the least popular option, they score one point, and Player One chooses another poll for them to have a go at.

  • If Player Two fails to choose the least popular option, they are deemed to have shot themselves in their stupid wrong face, their score is recorded, and it is now Player Two's turn to do the poll-picking.

  • The winner is the player with the best 'high score' by the time both players' eyes start bleeding from looking at The Daily Mail's website for so long.

It's not quite as easy as you might think. When it comes to something like "Do modern parents spend enough time with their kids?"it's clear the answer will be "No" (with 90% of the vote. Gah, those Modern Parents and their liberal ways), meaning a deft player will select "Yes" to score a point. The same principle applies to stories about the BBC spending money on things, or anything at all to do with Muslims. However, there is the occasional curve ball, such as "Is it acceptable for female politicians to show this much cleavage in the Commons?" Not as easy as it could be, given there's no picture to show exactly what they're on about, but nonetheless we're slightly surprised to see cleavage sneak a victory with 55% of the vote.

So, Daily Mail Opinion Poll Russian Roulette. If nothing else, it beats checking your Thunderbird RSS feeds every eight minutes so your boss thinks you're working when there's nothing to actually do.

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