We're moms now, but knowing about the latest drinking game could be important for a couple of reasons.
1) We don't want to look totally out of it in the event that we get a babysitter and go to a restaurant, bar or party and encounter one of these games in action.
2) If we have teens, we want to know what the hell they're talking about if they say they "got iced" last night.
So here is a quick primer on the two drinking games currently on everyone's lips:
This is a new boozy gag with buzzy benefits. When you "get iced," you get "surprised" with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice placed into your unsuspecting hand, and then you kneel on one knee and down the whole 12-ounce bottle of the super-sweet -- and deceptively strong -- vodka-based beverage. Smirnoff's marketing department denies that it planted the original idea on brosicingbros.com. But whether it's a corporate-ploy-turned-gold or just another example of viral-speed trending (it's only about a month old), it's everywhere. From frats to financial offices to high-school parties, people are completely jacked about "icing" coworkers, friends and now, maybe ... moms. (If you get iced, try not to think about the 280 calories per bottle while you chug.)
To "arm crush," you place your hand on your forehead, position a can of beer between your elbow and mouth, then ... chug-a-lug, Pooh Bear! Women don't appear much in the research on this -- or in most of the arm-crushing photos posted on social sites. (No surprise there.) "Arm crushing" (a.k.a. "arm chugging") was allegedly spearheaded by one Tim Flanigan of Washington, D.C. It's beer guzzling for Homer Simpsons-in-the-making.