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Sturgeon's Law: The Poetry Reading Drinking Game:
If the person introducing the poet makes a reference to knowing the poet personally: 1 drink

If the person introducing the poet plainly has no personal knowledge of the poet and is reading a standard bio off a piece of paper: 2 drinks

If the poet suggests how embarrassed he or she is following a glowing introduction: 1 drink

If the poet suggests it's all true and well deserved: chug
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At 9:44 PM, Blogger Tenryu replied:

Yep- I've never had the privelege (?) of someone personally introducing me at a reading, it's mostly just "who's that big tall sonofabitch with the glasses and beard?" but hey, pretension is something we want to avoid. Unless there's lots of money involved. Have a great one!    



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