This one’s a true story: We were playing Apples to Apples on Thanksgiving. The basic premise is that a person puts a topic card down (like Fat or Happy or Sad or Tricky) and you have to play one of your cards that matches the theme. So if the topic is Fat you can play Candy or Babe Ruth or Bowling Ball and the judge gets to choose the card that best fits the theme and that person gets a point.
Well, the topic was Touchy Feely and without batting an eye I play…wait for it…Helen Keller. I know, right? Well everyone quietly gathered up the pieces to the game and threw them in the garbage because everyone realized how perfect is was and how no one would ever do anything as clever again.
No, what really happened was I made such a big deal about how clever it was that the point was awarded to someone else so I wouldn’t win the game. But that’s not the point. The point is that no one should ever play Apples to Apples again because the stars will never align so brilliantly again.