For those of you who don't know, there's a new "game" sweeping across the South. It started, I think, by a group of college guys that created the blog "Bros Icing Bros." (The website has now been shut down.) The main idea of the game is that you want to "ice" any of your unexpecting friends. What does it mean to "ice" someone? You present them with a Smirnoff Ice and they have to take a knee and down the drink right there. There's a Washington Post article that quoted the rules:
- You cannot refuse an Ice. If you refuse to drink the Ice, you are instantly excommunicated and shunned, and thus can never Ice another bro or be Iced. If you are Iced by another bro, you can Ice block. When presented with an Ice, you can pull out an Ice of your own and reverse the Ice on your bro. The ultimate Ice insult.
There's also a New York Times article here that talks about the game. Two things to note: Smirnoff did not create the game and does not support it, and Smirnoff Ice is a very sweet, very carbonated drink.
Doc and I started hearing all about this Icing game a couple of weeks ago. Some of my friends on facebook have been busy icing their friends and it was a hot topic on the radio one morning on my drive to work. Doc heard about it because one of his coworkers iced a bond salesman in the middle of the trade floor at 9:30 (!) in the morning. The iced coworker was a good sport - he took a knee and finished his drink.
So what does this have to do with us being on vacation in Florida?
You guessed it. Doc and I decided it was finally time to ice some of our friends. We bought our ammo at the Publix grocery store as soon as we got here. I chose the strawberry flavor over the green apple.
And then, five minutes after everyone had made it to our beach house and unloaded the cars, we brought out the six-pack of Smirnoff Ice. Of course, only a couple of friends had heard of the game so we had to do some explaining, but they were all good sports and took a knee!
I think Stephanie may still hate us for making her drink the super sugary drink.
This proves that our friends are rockstars. They all finished their Ice!
It's safe to say the trip has gotten off to a fun start. Can't wait to see what the rest of the trip has in store for us! I have a feeling I may need to go buy another Smirnoff Ice to carry around with me in case any of my friends decide to get revenge.