Choosing a Laptop over a Lap Dance: Geeky Bachelor Party

The Hangover - Waking Up the next dayWe all know that bachelor parties are typically a great excuse to get completely wasted, and do some very regrettable things with your male friends. One of my favorites recent comedies The Hangover, which if you haven’t watched you should, centers around the crazy situations that can occur at these parties, like proposing to a stripper or stealing Mike Tyson’s tiger. Now certainly these scenarios are exaggerated for the film, nonetheless bachelor parties do pose somewhat of an issue for a number of geeks who, manliness aside, just aren’t that into strip clubs. I’m not knocking those who do, I’m just sayin’ it’s not my bag to watch girls work out their “daddy issues” on stage.

What’s the alternative?

Choosing TCIP over TITSI was invited to one of my oldest friend’s bachelor party this last weekend, and was very pleasantly surprised when I arrived to see that my geeky friend did not dissapoint. His best man had of course setup a decent sized keg, which was getting good use, but more importantly they had setup several tables with 8 laptops, all connected to Battle.net and were playing rounds of 4 vs. 4 on the new StartCraft 2 Beta.

Scheduled later for the night wasn’t a trip to a strip club, but the local gaming center. Once we got to the darkened den, with screens aglow in the dark we sipped our liquor infused Mountain Dew, got logged on, and played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Day of Defeat: Source, the World War 2 expansion for Counter Strike, until the small hours of the morning. I have to say that we all had a great time, trash talking, and getting back into the experience that took up the good chunk of my high school and early college days.

Here’s my quick list why to go Geek for your bachelor party:

  • It’s less expensive to rent out a gaming facility than it is to get into a strip club or pay for a stripper. (Those 1 dollar bills really stack up fast!)
  • You are less likely to do something you will regret the next day, or even for the rest of your life! (Unless you really beat yourself up over how many times you got taken out by a head shot.)
  • You’re 99.5% less likely to contract an STD. “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…except for herpes… that will come back with you”.

So…what about you? Have you exchanged that lap dance for a laptop?

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18 Responses to Choosing a Laptop over a Lap Dance: Geeky Bachelor Party

  1. That does sound epically awesome… but that's something I think us geeks do ALL the time, anyway.

    I'd like something with a bit more pizazz!

  2. That does sound epically awesome… but that’s something I think us geeks do ALL the time, anyway.

    I’d like something with a bit more pizazz!

  3. I agree with Jovana, great alternative, but what can you do to make even more awesome than a typical LAN party?

  4. I agree with Jovana, great alternative, but what can you do to make even more awesome than a typical LAN party?

  5. Last year, I and my best friend had a crazy summer night watching LoTR movies. The first two during the night, the third one in the morning. When it ended we dressed up and went to the city center to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    I love this lifestyle.

  6. Last year, I and my best friend had a crazy summer night watching LoTR movies. The first two during the night, the third one in the morning. When it ended we dressed up and went to the city center to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
    I love this lifestyle.

  7. I don't plan to get married until I am very rich, if ever. But if I did (after signing vast amounts of pre-nuptial agreements), I plan to rent a big apartment in London for loads of friends, laid out with all the game consoles from our youth (the Playstation, N64 era) to all the games consoles ever. Massive TVs, a fully stocked bar and kitchen plus plenty of ready-made snacks, plenty of bedrooms to crash out in. Maybe a few cigars, maybe a few special cigars. Spend a long weekend in there and come out ready for a new stage in my life. Sounds awesome.

    • Damn, begum's got me going now.

      A cinema room laid out with proper huge cinema chairs, too. And a fully-rigged jukebox system with Spotify Premium hooked into it on a Macbook Pro (Why not simply admit buying into Apple is just spoiling ourselves and do just that on the one day especially for us? – the actual wedding's for the bride, only).

      And at some point during the weekend, some Quasar and possibly catch a new film at the Electric Cinema (an experience I'd recommend despite yet not achieved myself due to severe lacks of funds in recent years) or the Waterloo IMAX.

      And then, come back to the apartment, which I forgot to mention has foosball, pinball and arcade machines and maybe even a small-staffed casino to boot (that also host the bar and cook for you).

      Hell, someone should invent a company that sells just that for a few grand. It would be epic.

      • Hahah. I was just thinking it'd be awesome to rent out an ENTIRE arcade out.

        I love arcades. Even at the age of 23, I still go there and waste my money. It'd be epic if you could rent out the entire arcade and play the games.

        I guess it'd be slightly expensive. You'd need to buy the coins too. =/

  8. I don’t plan to get married until I am very rich, if ever. But if I did (after signing vast amounts of pre-nuptial agreements), I plan to rent a big apartment in London for loads of friends, laid out with all the game consoles from our youth (the Playstation, N64 era) to all the games consoles ever. Massive TVs, a fully stocked bar and kitchen plus plenty of ready-made snacks, plenty of bedrooms to crash out in. Maybe a few cigars, maybe a few special cigars. Spend a long weekend in there and come out ready for a new stage in my life. Sounds awesome.

    • Damn, begum's got me going now.

      A cinema room laid out with proper huge cinema chairs, too. And a fully-rigged jukebox system with Spotify Premium hooked into it on a Macbook Pro (Why not simply admit buying into Apple is just spoiling ourselves and do just that on the one day especially for us? – the actual wedding's for the bride, only).

      And at some point during the weekend, some Quasar and possibly catch a new film at the Electric Cinema (an experience I'd recommend despite yet not achieved myself due to severe lacks of funds in recent years) or the Waterloo IMAX.

      And then, come back to the apartment, which I forgot to mention has foosball, pinball and arcade machines and maybe even a small-staffed casino to boot (that also host the bar and cook for you).

      Hell, someone should invent a company that sells just that for a few grand. It would be epic.

      • Hahah. I was just thinking it’d be awesome to rent out an ENTIRE arcade out.

        I love arcades. Even at the age of 23, I still go there and waste my money. It’d be epic if you could rent out the entire arcade and play the games.

        I guess it’d be slightly expensive. You’d need to buy the coins too. =/

  9. So geeks by and large just aren't that into strip clubs? I thought it was just me! If I were to psychoanalyze I'd say it's because us geeks as a general rule despise the misogynistic party animal alpha males that typically frequent those places and we just can't see ourselves drooling by their side. I mean I like pr0n as much as the next guy, and I'd wager that geeks tend to find the -really- interesting stuff (hentai anyone?). In fact that's probably the reason "plain old" bouncy boobies would get old quick. Especially if there's a look but don't touch policy. That would drive me nuts, kinda like Dr. Strangelove's arm that had to be constantly held back from doing what it wished. :oD

  10. So geeks by and large just aren’t that into strip clubs? I thought it was just me! If I were to psychoanalyze I’d say it’s because us geeks as a general rule despise the misogynistic party animal alpha males that typically frequent those places and we just can’t see ourselves drooling by their side. I mean I like pr0n as much as the next guy, and I’d wager that geeks tend to find the -really- interesting stuff (hentai anyone?). In fact that’s probably the reason “plain old” bouncy boobies would get old quick. Especially if there’s a look but don’t touch policy. That would drive me nuts, kinda like Dr. Strangelove’s arm that had to be constantly held back from doing what it wished. :oD

  11. I don't mind if my boyfriend chooses a gaming bachelor party or something that implied a strip club. Still, this is a very good question.

  12. I don’t mind if my boyfriend chooses a gaming bachelor party or something that implied a strip club. Still, this is a very good question.