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What do you do with a giant drinking thingee?

OK, so you had that wacky night at the gimmicky bar in Vegas, where the dueling piano players encourage the crowd to sing the dirty lyrics, and they encourage you to buy the giant drinking thingee and chug-chug-chug as everyone cheers you on. You even get to keep the purple plastic flute as a souvenir!

It’s the next morning. You’re so hungover you’re contemplating a trip to the emergency room, but you manage to get it together, pack your shit and head for the airport. In the corner, there’s the giant purple pasting drinking thingee. What to do? Leave it behind, in the true tradition of what happens in Vegas blah blah blah?

Or do you rinse it out, sling it over your shoulder and head for the door?


Obviously the giant purple plastic drinking device is a carry-on item. So you’re going to have to figure out how to stash it under your seat, as it’s not going to fit into the overhead bins. But let’s say you work all that out, and you make it home.

Now what? What exactly do you do with the GPPDD? Put it on display? Use it on a regular basis at the breakfast table? Turn it into some sort of vase?

I’m just asking.

19 Responses to “What do you do with a giant drinking thingee?”

  1. David Gorgos Says:

    Richard, I think you have just discovered the plot of the next great teenage sex comedy!

  2. carl hood Says:

    I’m curious too. I have a similar item from Disney/Epcot. Lugged the damn thing home 4yrs ago, used it once or twice at a party or two….now it just sits in the way-lol.

  3. Dwight Says:

    Oh hey! The Micheal Phelps signature “Mardis Gras” model! I got one of those from my bong-of-the-month club because I forgot to return that stupid postcard.

    Enjoy, Mr. Roeper.

  4. LizzieHead Says:

    Dwight beat me to my comment! I am surprised they didn’t confiscate that at security! Glad to see TSA is on the ball there.

  5. vietvet52 Says:

    toss it, there will always be more,.

  6. Anaaki Says:

    What do you think happens to all the ones sold at baseball games??? Do you think the ones left in the stands are collected, washed, and reused? Because that’s A LOT of weird shaped flue thingies to throw away!

  7. MCJ Says:

    make it into a bong – what else could you possibly do with that thing.

  8. Tracey Says:

    I bought a pinata in Mexico and tried to leave it at my friend’s house in Arizona, the airport, and the plane and people kept reminding to bring it with me. I had to bring it all the way back to IL to throw it away!

  9. Tiny Says:

    You put it on Ebay as someone in the South is most likely looking to complete a set. Hmmm sounds like “Your a Redneck if..”

  10. andrew Says:

    how come this doesn’t show up on the main page?

  11. Patty Murray Says:

    you can use it to beat off the club sluts

  12. Josh Says:

    I always thought they were called YARDARMS. Maybe because they are a yard long. I don’t know where the arm comes from, but there you go. Plus it’s easier to say than GPPDD.

  13. PurpleTentacle Says:

    The yard glass is like a rite of passage here in NZ. Skolling is a requirement for any good 21st party.

    And they call us binge-drinkers…

  14. chuck pivoney Says:

    My wife and I kept ours for many year’s. They not the purple one’s because there from many year’s ago,but they remind us of a fun filled night.[2 each for each of us]

  15. Jan Roberts Says:

    I used to have one in my travel trailer. I used it to soak long bamboo skewers in water prior to impaling meat and grilling it on the bbq.

  16. Jan Roberts Says:

    I had one in my travel trailer. I used it to soak long bamboo skewers in water prior to impaling meat and grilling it on the bbq. It was the only thing I had that was long enough for those skewers.

  17. Mel Says:

    Ask Starbucks to give you refills in it – definitely green of you if using recyclables.

  18. spencecc Says:

    I had something behind my couch in college that looked JUST like that!

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