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Old 08-02-10, 07:56 AM
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What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

This fad would die a hell of a lot quicker if the response to getting "iced" was not getting down on a knee and chugging a bottle of smirnoff ice, but telling the person who did the "icing" to go fuck themselves.

The only bright side about this whole phenomenon is that it allows colossal douchebags to self-identify in public. Sometimes, I'm at a bar and I have a hard time figuring out if another patron is a huge douchebag. Then he hands a friend a Smirnoff Ice and all doubt is removed.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Soooo, what is it?

All I see is something about Bros making other Bros get on their knees and forcing fluids down their throats.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

So, if you act like a normal person and say "no thanks" what is your punishment?
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

I thought "icing" someone was the same as "wacking". I must be old.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Soooo, what is it?

All I see is something about Bros making other Bros get on their knees and forcing fluids down their throats.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/icing-more-like-bullshit/
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

well, there *is* something gayer than beer pong.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

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well, there *is* something gayer than beer pong.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

my group of friends started doing this about a month ago and i can assure you none of us are "bros" and none of us have ever been in a frat or would even think about joining one. it's totally ironic. i haven't iced anyone yet but i've been iced quite a few times and it doesn't really bother me. those things taste like sprite. i can assure you icing is no longer a douchebag exclusive game. i've seen all types of groups of people doing this.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
my group of friends started doing this about a month ago and i can assure you none of us are "bros" and none of us have ever been in a frat or would even think about joining one. it's totally ironic. i haven't iced anyone yet but i've been iced quite a few times and it doesn't really bother me. those things taste like sprite. i can assure you icing is no longer a douchebag exclusive game. i've seen all types of groups of people doing this.
do you ironically all wear Ed Hardy shirts, too?
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do you ironically all wear Ed Hardy shirts, too?
none of us wear or would ever wear any of that bullshit. i knew i'd probably end up defending myself by admitting me and my friends play the "icing" game but oh well.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
i can assure you icing is no longer a douchebag exclusive game.
Yeah, I think it still is.
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Yeah, I think it still is.
so automatically i'm a douchebag because of a little prank game?
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

What is worse is knowing what any of that meant
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
so automatically i'm a douchebag because of a little prank game?
I'm just going by the description of the game on that website. Not meant as a personal attack but simply based on that I would label anyone who participated a douche bag.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

I like Smirnoff Ice
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

I have no idea what any of you are talking about.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

I've never heard "icing" until now.

I'm actually quite impressed that drinking games have able to evolve into even more stupid iterations than they were when I was in college.

I actually never understood the appeal of drinking games. If you want to get shitfaced, just get shitfaced. No need to try to flip cups or toss around quarters.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

So, you just ... walk up to another guy and "challenge" him to guzzle a fruity, weak alcoholic beverage? Haven't "bros" been doing that since the early days of wine coolers?

Oh, there's a Wikipedia entry:

Icing (drinking game)

Icing Players 2+
Setup time N / A
Playing time Indefinite
Skills required consuming alcoholic beverages

Icing is a drinking game in which an individual or a group of individuals are forced to drink a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. The game has been featured on CNN Money/Fortune[1], and ridiculed by Cracked.[2]

Participants are encouraged to come up with elaborate ways to present the Smirnoff Ice to their targets by hiding bottles in inconspicuous locations, or in situations where drinking it would be dangerous or embarrassing (e.g. before they drive somewhere, attend a meeting, etc). Failure to drink, no matter the circumstance, results in the humiliation of the victim, and players are encouraged to mistreat those who refuse to play.[2]
[edit] Rules

The game has two rules:[3]

1. When presented with a Smirnoff Ice the target must drink it while kneeling. This is referred to as "getting iced".
2. When getting iced, a target can present their own Smirnoff Ice (a "shield") to cause the original initiator to be "iced" instead. This is referred to as an "Ice Block".


It is not possible to Ice Block an Ice Block, so if a party attempts an Ice but is instead Ice Blocked, they cannot block again with a second Ice. This prevents situations where potentially infinite Blocking and re-Blocking can occur if parties have a big enough supply of Smirnoff Ice. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Icing strategy, rather than having the biggest supply of Smirnoff Ice. Blocking can also be accomplished with an "Ice Grenade" where the bottle is flung in the air. All bottles are glass though, so this can be a dangerous block.
[edit] Popularity

Icing, which has been described by The New York Times as "the nation's biggest viral drinking game"[3] grew in popularity shortly after the appearance of the website BrosIcingBros.com began to appear in May 2010.[4] The game has featured some notable victims, including rappers Coolio and Dub P and Dustin Diamond. The goal of an online marketing campaign is to make Ashton Kutcher an Icing victim.[3]

Though less than a month ago, the main site: Bros Icing Bros has been taken down, this phenomenon is still running strong. New sites have popped up including: Icing Count. Furthermore, this game has spread to include "iced coffeeing" as well as "busching." There is expected to be an increase in icing counts as the school year draws closer once the summer lull passes.

There has been some doubt over whether this is an organic phenomenon or if it is merely a marketing stunt by Smirnoff. While Smirnoff has denied any involvement in the game, skeptics still exist. According to some Smirnoff may be in a position where they would want to deny responsibility. Advertising executive Dick Martin has opined "Beyond the implicit slur on the beverage’s taste, I doubt any alcoholic beverage company would want to be associated with a drinking game that stretches the boundaries of good taste and common sense like this one does". The viral spread of the game has seen a boost in sales for the company.[3] Smirnoff insists that the game is "consumer-generated" and reminded the public to drink responsibly.[3]
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Never heard of it, but if anyone ever offered my a bottle of that shit I would smack them and call them suzy.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I've never heard "icing" until now.

I'm actually quite impressed that drinking games have able to evolve into even more stupid iterations than they were when I was in college.

I actually never understood the appeal of drinking games. If you want to get shitfaced, just get shitfaced. No need to try to flip cups or toss around quarters.
I agree with all of this.
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave View Post
I thought "icing" someone was the same as "wacking". I must be old.
I thought so too. Old school icing is criminal, new school icing is stupid.
Icing in hockey is another thing altogether.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

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I'm just going by the description of the game on that website. Not meant as a personal attack but simply based on that I would label anyone who participated a douche bag.
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Re: What's worse? Bros who "ice" bros? Or people that let it happen?

I'm still trying to figure out who Ed Hardy is and why somebody took his shirt.
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What next? Forced eyeball shots?

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