At least, that’s how I picture them right now.The result of the four galloping schooners* session was the brilliant suggestion to build an RSM theme around arrested celebrities.
Does this phrase not instantly conjure up images of Nick Nolte , OJ Simpson, and, more recently, Mel Gibson ? Good - because they're your blokes for this week and I wish you well in your choices. Odd to think that prior to what OJ did before his arrest and Mel did after his arrest, these choices might have been tricky for an altogether more positive reason.
Have you noticed something that all the names I've mentioned so far have in common? That's right, THEY'RE ALL MEN! And here we come to the fatal flaw in the arrested celebrity plan.
I hit the internet and googled around for celeb mugshots and struck gold with the boys - but could I balance the books with similarly busted femmes? No sirree. In fact, it seems that any really famous women who do get arrested are also smart enough to make sure their mugshots don't end up floating around the internet!
Of course, the cupboard was not completely bare. The cast of Lost provided this delightful double whammy on The Smoking Gun - an excellent website that I highly recommend - with these police pics of Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthis Watros but they seem a bit B list to me ... there's also no shortage of Baywatch women on the Smoking Gun mugshot list - why is it so?
But if we skip the technical requirement for a mugshot, I can come up with three women to suit this week's game.
First, the delightfully scandal-hungry Paris Hilton managed to get herself arrested for DUI.
Then, Tony had requested Australia's own child-star turned heroin addict Debbie Byrne (who probably was never arrested but I think we're living out some teenaged fantasy here so let's humour him cos it's his fault we play RSM at all...)
And, finally, wasn't there something with Naomi Campbell? Oh, that's right, she beat her maid with a mobile phone.
So, it's taken me two weeks longer than expected, what with the blogstrike and all, but here, at last, is Arrested Celebrity RSM, complete with the Bonus Points for Breeding Pairs game** (and if you're wondering who won the Bonus points in the World Leaders Game #5, look here )
*Four galloping schooners= four very large beers, not quite pints, consumed at the end of a media training session and drunk very quickly because I had to get home to resume my other job of domestic goddess.
** Bonus Points for Breeding Pairs = every RSM game includes three choices of males and three of females from which one must select one to root (to have sex with), one to shoot (to kill, not maim) and one to marry (blah, blah blah). You can play RSM by selecting just from the gender that would interest you in real life or speculating on the other side of the fence, too. Bonus Points can now be earned for choosing which male and which female from each list would be the best pair to breed and which would be the worst. You can thank Thordora for the inspiration for this little adaptation - it wouldn't necessarily work in the pub but it's a fine mutation for our virtual drinking game.