Monday, June 28, 2010

Slug Bug

Hey everyone...I have a job. I know...cry for me. But on the plus side I'll get to go back to blogging on a semi-normal regularity once I get going next week. Oh, and I'll get to keep my house too...so bonus.

Ok, onto some humor.

You've played...everybody must have. Slug Bug. You know...you see a VW Bug and yell it out as you hit somebody in the arm. Good cheap entertainment! But let's look at the game through history...

Of course we have to start with Hitler of all people...his invention you know...

And the VW bug was synonymous with the hippy movement...
Let's not forget Herbie...


Yes, even the Beatles were influenced...

The game tends to distract even the most focused of people...


And sometimes the game is difficult to call...






32 comments:

Roy said...

The last one gets a slap rather than a slug, maybe?

The Incredible Woody said...

Hooray for the job! And for getting to keep a roof over your head:)

The Incredible Woody said...

Does anyone else think it is lame of VW in their latest ad campaign to try to get the game going for ANY VW?

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on the new job! And I hated this game, probably because I was the little sister and wasn't as fast and couldn't hit as hard as my brother!

Mrsupole said...

Yippee on getting a job and coming back on a semi-regular basis. I've been lost without you. Oh and very happy you get to keep a roof over your head and your computer. Yippee again.

I have never played the slug bug game and it is a good thing cause I would have beat the heck out of anyone hitting me every time they saw me get into my bug. The first car I owned was a VW and it will not be the last car I own since I have moved on to Honda's.

But I might reconsider it if I ever had a chance to own that halfass VW bug in the last pic. That one would just be too cool to pass up.

But I do have to say that I loved my bugs. I really do wish I still owned a few of them.

God bless.

Jaime said...

congrats on the job.

the worst thing that ever happened in my family was my sister and i finding out about the slug bug game... it turned the normal (painful) road trip into an all out brawl, complete with bruises and occasional blood being spilled

Monkey Man said...

Soooo you're selling cars? Regardless, congrats on the job. I'm still waiting for one to fall out of the sky on me. Unemployment lasts only so long.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

It's called "Punch Buggy" up here.

I wanna hear more about the job!

Gladys said...

I one time owned a bright red slug bug and every time I got in it to drive somewhere my kids would slug me and say "slug bug", then I bought a caddy and life was never the same again. :)

ReformingGeek said...

Do you remember how to "work"?

Good Luck next week



Doodle Bug.

Wait.

Stink Bug.

No, that's not right, either.

Sigh.

sharonheg said...

We called 'em Punch Buggies.

Congrats on the job!

Janna said...

I might be the only person on the planet who has never done the "slug bug" thing.
I didn't even KNOW about it til a couple weeks ago when some friends explained it to me.

Perhaps I need to get out more.

Unless that involves getting punched...

gab said...

Funny, we just started to play Slug bug....and NO ONE including Mr gab had a clue what i was talking about. now we just say green one or red one we dont slug anyone any more.......although today i yelled slug bug to absoulutly no one. I for got i was a lone

CatLadyLarew said...

YAY! VE gets to go to work! Are you driving there in a bug?

Anne said...

well, i'm back from my trip and i see I haven't missed much around here.

nonamedufus said...

Never heard of "slug bug" until recent commercials - and I drove a 69 beetle. Great news on the new job. Best of luck.

Baino said...

Awesome news about the job. I have one, I hate it, I'm looking, It's hard and hey . . my first car was a bug and I loved it.

aladdinsane12 said...

i KNEW hitler created it! only he would come up with a game where the only objective is to punch people...

Tom said...

i had a friend who said 'perdiddle'--everytime she saw a car with one headlight out.

Jacki said...

Congrats on the job! It's always a bonus if you get to keep your house.

Quirkyloon said...

Congrats on the job! Now I can hit you up for a loan.

*crickets*

That's harsh VE, just harsh!

And I happen to like the last slug bug.

VE said...

Roy – That’s a good compromise…

Incredible woody – Prevents the sunburn having that roof over my head…

Incredible woody – They had to go for it though…it was too tempting to have all of their cars with a game that provides free publicity…

Elizabeth – You’ll win in the end…men die earlier…

Mrsupole – Lately I’ve been so busy trying to get the job that I just haven’t been looking at things in VE way and so not a lot of ideas were coming up and then not a lot of time to write what was. But next week I’ll be starting and while I’ll be busy I know I’ll get back into a routine…

Jaime – Death bug? Sounds like much higher stakes than we ever had…

Monkey man – They are falling out of the sky too…watch where you walk!

Perpetual chocoholic – Punch buggy? Wasn’t that back in the 1800s when they HAD buggies?

Gladys – That’s the ire of owning one…constant hits…

Reforminggeek – Do stink bugs really stink? Do doodle bugs really doodle? I want answers!

Sharonheg – I’ve never been in a buggy but I’ve been driven buggy before…

Janna – This just goes to prove you are from another solar system…

Gab – Ha! It’s not as fun if you gotta keep hitting yourself…

Catladylarew – Sadly my bug died…sold it to a 15 year old years ago before the entire bug just collapsed on the street…

Anne – Sheesh…what were you expecting…I got a job! Where did you go?

Nonamedufus – I drove a 71…yours was so ancient and primitive! ;)

Baino – My first car was too. And since I’m a paid consultant, I get to tell them what to do…it’ll be easy…

Aladdinsane12 – Of course…it all makes sense now, doesn’t it?

Tom – I knew somebody who drooled without knowing it…perhaps they’re the same person?

Jacki – Thanks…it’s a mixed blessing. I’m still hoping for corporate sponsorship…

Quirkyloon – I can loan you my lawnmower as long as you cut my lawn first…

secret agent woman said...

I had a VW bug in college. No one ever hit me because of it. Probably because I would have hit them back, harder.

Subby said...

Nope. Never played this game. Honest!

And you can thank my server for me showin' up late to the game( I'd like to slug them! )

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Janna said...

Tom's comment reminded me that we did the "PaDiddle" thing in college too.
The idea was to wait til you saw a car with a headlight burnt out, then you hit the roof of the car as fast as you can while saying "PaDiddle!"
The last person to hit the roof and shout the word has to buy drinks for everybody else.

An auxiliary version of this was to shout "Leddidep" if you saw a car with a taillight out.

(Leddidep sounds vaguely similar to Paddidle backwards... headlight/taillight... get it?)

Sometimes we actually went to class and, like, studied and stuff too.

Brian Miller said...

lol. and congrats on the job...

teeni said...

Ha! We used to call them "punch buggies" and call out the color of the VW beatle before we would punch the arm of the person near us. And to answer The Incredible Woody's comment - I have to agree that it is lame for Volkswagen to try and change the game to include ALL makes of their autos. They should not be allowed to change the rules for a game that the public (as far as I know) came up with. Hi VE!!!

moondustwriter said...

Glad to hear about the job - Whoot

we are driving a rented Slug Bug
hit me the new version is a bit uncomfortable - I'll take the old version any day

Slug Bug!!!

lime said...

you have a job???? welcome to the dark side.

VE said...

Secret agent woman – Good strategy…build a heavy rep of violence…

Subby – You and computers…always at battle…

Janna – That’s just alien!

Brian – Thanks!

Teeni – You sure you don’t want to do all of my comment replies?

Moondustwriter – True…

Lime – Errr…thanks….

Roy Scribner said...

We play slug bug in the redwoods, although it works in the Oregon Coast Range mountains, as well. It's always "slug bug yellow!" though.