Thursday, August 21, 2008

#33 Chubby Bunny

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This is a game where everyone starts horfing marshmallows and whoever can enunciate the words "chubby bunny" with the most marshmallows crammed in their mouth is the winner. It was played at every church retreat, bible camp, and youth group event ever and then someone somewhere died from choking during Chubby Bunny and the church insurance won't let you play it anymore.

16 comments:

Snap to it! Sanp in time! said...

Have people hate speeched your blog yet?

stephy said...

Does the pope shit in the woods?

Magnus said...

Does he? Inquiring minds want to know.

stephy said...

It's a combination of "is the pope catholic?" and "does a bear shit in the woods?" and it means...yes.

Magnus said...

I did realize that.

Simone said...

I think only Pope Benedict shits in the woods. Dear, sweet John Paul II would never.

melkytown said...

whoa--stephy, i'm really getting an education here, ....marshmallows, hunh. i have been so very sheltered (??) :D

what i especially like are all of the accompanying photos, LOL

serenasnape said...

In the UK it's usually "Fluffy bunny". Next time we have occasion to buy marshmallows I'll have to try both and see which is harder to say ...!

stephy said...

Serena, okay but don't choke!

Liz said...

yes, and the person who choked to death was at a very secular Girl scout event. My mother, ever the safety queen (and not a Christian, btw) emailed me this news item.

fromhollandwithlove said...

Ha!

When I was part of a youth group many (can I emphasize many?) years ago we actually did play Chubby Bunny.

At the time I thought it was cool and quirky and that it was fun to be a christian.

Again.

Ha!

Marissa said...

At my church it was called "chubby puppy"...always gotta be different.
The one and only time I took part in this joyous ritual, I finished the game by upchucking into the campfire.
To this day I can't look at candied sweet potatoes without dry heaving.

Heather Ann said...

Ha! I had totally forgotten about this game! This was definitely played in rural Ontario evangelical churches in the 90s. :)

aporia said...

after the girl scout incident, my church played "chubby pickle." (the phallic undertones apparently disturbed no one.) since the pickles were quartered, they cut the kids' mouths. when their mouths couldn't stretch out any further, they'd try to force the quartered mess down their gullets...then they'd vomit, mixing blood and pickle juice with sunday dinner.

the next-most-popular game involved peeling a banana with your feet. (again, phallic much?)

only the game where girls made peanut butter sandwiches with their feet for the boys to eat was deemed too gross to continue.

...ah, the memories...

Anonymous said...

In California we had a game called 'Murder Ball' in our youth group. It was essentially tackle Steal The Bacon. They say it is only fun till someone gets hurt which isn't true. Someone got hurt every week. Eventually I think there was a broken leg or collapsed lung or something and it was outlawed. But that wasn't till long after my time

Tia Lynn said...

many a nights at youth group playing this game!