President Barack Obama was scheduled to give his final State of the Union address Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST. The speech will likely take about an hour, depending on how many times he gets cut off by applause and/or dirty looks from Republicans — and that means it's a prime opportunity for a drinking game.
Obama has no more campaigns to run — as he reminded us during last year's State of the Union — so he's got little to lose. The president has promised a "nontraditional" speech that features "not just the remarkable progress we’ve made, not just what I want to get done in the year ahead, but what we all need to do together in the years to come."
So tonight, gather your friends, make a patriotic cocktail and load up a live stream. Then print out these rules and get ready to party. Here's when to sip, gulp and guzzle alcohol during Tuesday's address, with suggestions from Cloture Club, the Huffington Post and am New York. Drink responsibly.
Obama says "State of the Union."
Vice President Joe Biden makes a funny face behind him.
Obama mentions Cuba, the Iran deal or job growth as examples of his successes.
The camera shows a politician you don't recognize (but probably should).
He talks about income inequality, prison reform or tuition-free college.
First lady Michelle Obama looks fabulous in the crowd.
Something happens and you think, "well, that's going to be a GIF."
Drinking game for #SOTU. "That's not who we are" -- 1 drink. "It's who we are." 2
— Debra J. Saunders (@debrajsaunders) January 12, 2016
Obama addresses terrorism, North Korea or the Islamic State group.
Obama says his favorite phrase, "let me be clear."
House Speaker Paul Ryan rolls his eyes behind the president.
Obama rejects the notion that he is a lame duck.
Obama references the 2016 presidential race in neutral-but-kind-of-dismissive terms.
Obama makes a dad joke.
The screen shows Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
— Lauren O'Neil (@laurenoneil) January 12, 2016
Obama gets fired up or emotional over his plan to curb gun violence.
Only half of the congressional attendees applaud.
Obama makes a "Hamilton" reference.
The camera shows Sasha and Malia Obama looking bored.
Biden tries to whisper a joke to Ryan and gets shot down.
Obama jokes about the inept Secret Service.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dozes off.
And finish your drink if...
Obama announces he's so fed up with GOP front-runner Donald Trump that he's running for a third term.