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Old 28th June 2010
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Default What road games or child distractions do you play?

Before the VW commercials, we already played Slug Bug. We also play Bruiser Cruiser and Jeep Shot. I also keep the kids occupied watching for the lost Indian boy "Falling Rock". My personal favorite is making them watch for wild Ginks near the gink crossing signs. What games etc do you play?
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I've never heard of a Gink. We always play "Zip" (1 point for a horse, 5 points for a cemetery, 50 points for a mule), or we play "Puh-diddle" (you get a point when you say Puh-diddle when you see a car with one headlight out). Or we play "First one to name the car in front of us". There are a few others.
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A gink is a fictitious animal, A cross between a bird and a lizard, that lives in woods. It moves through the forest by jumping straight up beside a tree, then kicking off of it to glide sideways through the air. The gink crossing sign is an arrow that points up, then sideways. For some reason, ginks seem to like crossing roads near a curve...... Heh.

Also, when we see a "stop ahead" sign, we grab the person closest to us and make sure their head doesn't move. My kids are always trying to figure out how to explain what the sign really means, but it just hasn't sunk in yet.
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I've never heard of a Gink. We always play "Zip" (1 point for a horse, 5 points for a cemetery, 50 points for a mule), or we play "Puh-diddle" (you get a point when you say Puh-diddle when you see a car with one headlight out). Or we play "First one to name the car in front of us". There are a few others.
when i play that game it usually is played out like this:
call out puhdiddle when you see a light out on a car and the last person to touch the roof has to take off an article of clothing

so its a lil more "R" rated and i only play when girls are in my car
its ok if there's one other guy too... just has to be in the seat behind me
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Ha, my buddies and I play the R rated paddidle as well, only with the laddies in the cars though, usually after a party. On really long drives we play the Celeberty game, which is my favorite. Someone begins by naming a celebrity, like "Micheal Jordan". The next person needs to say a name that begins is a J, for Jordans last name. This goes on and on, they must be real people, not ficticious and not cartoons ect. Play that one, its a blast.
Oh another note, my buddy and I were playing punch buggy, and I turned around to find the bug while I was drviing adn almost got into an accident. I hit my brakes so hard I blew out a brake line!

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Before the VW commercials, we already played Slug Bug. We also play Bruiser Cruiser and Jeep Shot. I also keep the kids occupied watching for the lost Indian boy "Falling Rock". My personal favorite is making them watch for wild Ginks near the gink crossing signs. What games etc do you play?
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I give him Uncle Jim's special juice and he stays remarkably quiet the whole trip ......

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Ha, my buddies and I play the R rated paddidle as well, only with the laddies in the cars though, usually after a party. On really long drives we play the Celeberty game, which is my favorite. Someone begins by naming a celebrity, like "Micheal Jordan". The next person needs to say a name that begins is a J, for Jordans last name. This goes on and on, they must be real people, not ficticious and not cartoons ect. Play that one, its a blast.
Oh another note, my buddy and I were playing punch buggy, and I turned around to find the bug while I was drviing adn almost got into an accident. I hit my brakes so hard I blew out a brake line!

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This is all a bit new to me. I think we may have played I Spy when we were little, but now it seems, all we do these days is listen to music and talk.

On long trips my children read books, play Nintendo, draw, write, fight and listen to stories on cd and cassette. Favourites are Wind in The Willows and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Very well performed by Susan Jameson and James Saxon.
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on long trips my parents used to have a flip down tv in there car so id play play station. now and days when im wrangled into going on family trips i have my ipod +laptop and cell phone my sister has her dsi iPod.
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I give him Uncle Jim's special juice and he stays remarkably quiet the whole trip ......
Just when I was starting to think I was a bad parent....
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This works and keeps some of the flies off!

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I want to play R-Rated puh-diddle now

who wants to go for a car ride
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When I was a little child, on the long holiday trip we had a game...... without a name...

But it went like this:
before going on holiday you buy a small gift. Like a Hotwheel/Matchbox/Siku toycar. Then you wrap them in x number of layers of (news)paper. And on every wraping you write mission like:
Spot 5 Mercedes W123 (end '70 early '80), Spot 7 Opel Rekord Diesel, etc etc. Worked quite well I have to say.
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This is all a bit new to me. I think we may have played I Spy when we were little, but now it seems, all we do these days is listen to music and talk.

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^^ Same here I'd forgotten all about "I Spy with my little eye something beginning with .... " Used to play it with my sister on the trips to South Wales from Surrey every school holidays.

Just as well we didn't try spotting Saabs .
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Too bad the battery life was terrible. Way ahead of its time though.
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My mom taught us "Bury all Your Dead Horses" which basically consists of counting all the horses you see first, and then when you spot a cemetery first you bury everyone else's horses - or knock them down to zero.
My son and I also came up with "That's Your Crappy House" which consists of pointing out the worst derelict buildings and telling someone in the car they live there. And making up elaborate back stories to go with them.
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This works and keeps some of the flies off!

But hurts your fuel economy, Chris, as he's decreasing your car's aerodynamic efficiency .............
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But hurts your fuel economy, Chris, as he's decreasing your car's aerodynamic efficiency .............
On the other hand, more downforce for better traction.
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On the other hand, more downforce for better traction.
He appears to be at almost 3 times the speed limit, WTH ?!?
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When I was kid we'd play Out Of State License Plate - you scream, "Out of state!" and have to name the state.
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