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No more flour? Take 2 shots. A coronavirus confinement drinking game

Adult drinking games
(Tim Bower / For The Times)

Drink up. This has been the longest happy hour America has ever seen. Not always happy, to be sure. Your loved ones probably drove you batty at times, with the way they played with their bare toes or shoved items in the fridge. I’m sure they speak well of you too. In any case, uncork your favorite beverage and use these prompts to mark the moment. And to celebrate that we’re (mostly) still going strong:

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Another haircut joke: Take 3 shots

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Amazon arrived early: Take 2 shots

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Gassy dog: Take 1 shot

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Gassy spouse: Take 2 shots

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Someone talks on ‘mute’: Take 1 shot

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Dad won’t come out of the can: Take 3 shots

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No more flour: Take 2 shots

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Leaf blowers are back: Take 3 shots

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Spouse said ‘I love you’; you paused: Take 7 shots

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It’s still today: Drink, chug-a-lug, drink …

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Appendicitis: Take 3 shots

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Naked toddler photobombs Zoom meeting: Take 2 shots

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You’ve grown an extra toe: Take 3 shots

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Plumber not returning call(s): Take 4 shots

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Scratchy throat: Take 4 shots

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Latvian toilet paper: Take 3 shots

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Chris Erskine is a nationally known humor columnist and editor who retired from the Los Angeles Times in 2020. Previously he wrote for the Sports, Travel and Saturday sections and edited with the paper’s features staff. As an editor, he has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at The Times (for his graphics work on the Northridge quake and the North Hollywood bank robbery). He is best known to readers for his weekly humor pieces on life in suburban Los Angeles. His latest book, “Daditude,” released in 2018, is a collection of his favorite Times columns on fatherhood. He has written two other books, “Man of the House” and “Surviving Suburbia,” which reached the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. The Chicago native has also worked for papers in New Orleans and Miami.