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Foursquare to make drinking more playful

Dodgeball’s reincarnated as Foursquare! Hit up the right nightspots and become the king of the town (at least as far as Internet cool points are concerned).

I’m reminded of Bright Lights, Big City:

… How did you get here? It was your friend, Tad Allagash, who powered you in here. You started out on the Upper East Side with champagne and unlimited prospects, strictly observing the Allagash rule of perpetual motion: one drink per stop. Tad’s mission in life is to have more fun than anyone else in New York City, and this involves a lot of moving around, since there is always the likelihood that where you aren’t is more fun than where you are.

Hopefully this’ll be available to test out while Austin-hopping at SXSW this year.1

I’m also hoping there’s an “achievement” called Alcoholic Loser for those who spend 4+ hours a day in only one bar, or “Cheapskate” for those who only get blotto at work-related gratis cocktail functions or “Fearless” for someone who drinks exclusively at bars in areas with really, really low average income and/or high crime rates. Perhaps integration with the iPhone breathalyzer to crown the real King Drunk?

  1. I’ll be down from Saturday-Wednesday and may update here if anything wild happens. []

Written by Nick

March 11th, 2009 at 11:47 am

Posted in NYC,Technology

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  1. […] pm: Someone behind me talking about Dodgeball;4 Turn around and it’s Rex Sorgatz; welcome to New York Internet Dudes Spring […]

  2. colin checked in at botanica
    colin checked in at balthazar
    colin checked in at botanica
    colin checked in at balthazar

    so on and so forth.

    hah.

    colin

    27 Mar 09 at 21:50

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