champagneI don't know about you, but I kind of feel like I need a shot of vodka every time I hear the words "fiscal cliff." It so deserves to be on Lake Superior State University's banished words list, doesn't it? Which reminds me ... actually, that might make a good drinking game! Because. Ermahgerd, 2012. It's been all the talk at parties this holiday season -- this was one helluva year.

So here are four drinking games for 2012. If you're at a New Year's Eve party tonight -- or even if you're just watching the ball drop from warm, cozy safety of your sofa -- it's what all the cool kids-over-21 will be doing. Let's toast to the stories we want to wash away in 2013!

Young and Restless drinking game: Take a sip from your cosmo whenever anyone says:

  • Side boob 
  • Wardrobe malfunction
  • Taylor Swift boyfriend
  • We are never, ever, ever ...
  • KStew, RPattz, Robsten
  • Miley Cyrus hair 
  • Fifty Shades of anything

Reality Roulette: Take a slug of champagne whenever anyone says...

  • Kimye
  • Redneckognize
  • Beatimos
  • Everyone's a little bit gay
  • Real Housewife
  • Jesus jugs
  • Bethenny Ever After
  • Sister Wife
  • YOLO
  • Divorce rumors

Celeb baby mama: Have some non-alcoholic bubbly when someone mentions...

  • Jessica Simpson and Weight Watchers
  • Lost the baby weight
  • Babymama/Babydaddy
  • Baby bump
  • Snookums
  • Stroller full of beer 

Political headache: Have a long, deep sip of single-malt scotch whenever someone says ...

  • Fiscal cliff
  • Job creator
  • Binders full of women
  • Romnesia
  • Etch-A-Sketch
  • Self-deportation
  • 47 percent
  • 99 percent
  • Occupy anything
  • Internal polling
  • Right to work

Remember, keep it safe tonight.

What drinking game would you play this year?

 

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