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THUMPER

THIS IS A DRINKING GAME WHERE THE PLAYERS ALL SIT IN
A CIRCLE. EACH MAN CHOOSES A GESTURE WHICH WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH HIM FOR THE GAME. THE GAME BEGINS
BY ALTERNATELY SLAPPING YOUR KNEES AND YELLING
"THUUUUUUUMPPEEER." THE PERSON WHO STARTS THE GAME
STOPS SLAPPING HIS KNEES AND GIVES HIS GESTURE FIRST
AND THEN SOMEONE ELSE'S IN RAPID SUCCESSION. THE
PERSON WHOSE GESTURE IS PICKED MUST THEN RESPOND WITH
HIS GESTURE AND SOMEONE ELSE'S; THE CHOICE BEING
COMPLETELY ARBITRARY. WHEN A PERSON MISSES, BY NOT
SEEING HIS GESTURE OR GIVING AN INCORRECT RESPONSE,
HE MUST CHUG A BEER. ALL THE WHILE THE GAME IS BEING
PLAYED, THE PLAYERS WAITING FOR THEIR GESTURE CONTINUE
SLAPPING THEIR KNEES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM THE MEMBERS OF HIS FRATERNITY.

Where learned: PHI KAPPA THETA ; STAG PARTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity Song: Game, Pastime, Sport

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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