We’re sending email back and forth, trying to arrange a weekend with a few old friends. The first date we choose, Jo writes, conflicts with their annual Superbowl party. John writes back, “[The new date] is ok with me. You will tell me what a superbowl party is though won’t you?” Here’s my answer:
Well, you start with this really, really enormously large bowl. And then, right at the center (“on the field”), you put in just a pinch of really , really enormously large men (or creatures resembling men, if no sufficiently large men are to be had.) Fill the rest of the bowl with “garam masala” (translation: assortment of loud, ugly, badly dressed, and mostly stupid “fans”, the drunker the better). Shake bowl so that the large creatures in the middle move back and forth vigorously (pause every 10 or 15 seconds to allow the mixture to be infused with “commercial interruption”); the “garam masala” will scream, wave banners, and jump up and down more or less synchronously with the movement “on the field”. At the end of several hours, or an eternity, whichever comes first, the party will be done, and someone will have “won.” Watch party on television (a really, really enormously large one is best) to receive your “amuse bouche” (translation: game hilites).