Film: Absolute Balderdash
Length: Not very Long!
Audience: Alison, Caroline, Felicia, Hazel, Jo, Leanne, Mark
Synopsis: In this book, the writer ponders the meaninglessness of life and questions what this world can offer. After that depressing outlook, how do you bring meaning to life?
Starring: Some silly answers
Reel Life Rating
Oh dear, we forgot to rate it…
The idea for the night was that we would film our parts for a short piece about the mission group that would be shown at Church to let people know what we do. After a quick catch up as we we rehearsed our parts and got the equipment set up we were banished to the kitchen by (bossy) Caroline. We had to whisper as we were being a bit too loud and it was spilling over into the film.
One by one we went out to do our part, Leanne came back in triumphantly, stating that she’d managed to do it in one take!
The next part was to get us to hold up the prayer points for 3 minutes to show some movement, we tried to have a little bit of fun with this. We’ll know who isn’t praying by the little giggles! As this was happening we set up the game.
Absolute Balderdash states that is simple to play and easy to pick up. We disagreed… we tried to play it as per the instructions, but eventually gave up with the board game part of it. Luckily Leanne found another use for her gold cone playing piece as a rather snazzy hat. The was we played it is that the ‘Dasher’ picks a card and reads out a statement from one of 5 categories Words, People, Initials, Movies, Laws, they write down the correct answer in their own words, everyone else makes up an answer, the ‘Dasher’ reads out all the answers and everybody votes on the answer that they think is true, you are then awarded points if you guess correctly or if people guess for yours.
Top blonde moment was awarded to Hazel when the following ensued;
Hazel: “What happens if two people have written the same answer?”
Mark (after reading the rules): “If its the same as the actual answer, just read one out and they get two points for guessing right.”
H: “They’re not right, but they’re the same as each other.”
M: “I guess just read one and if people guess it they both get a point.”
H (reading the answers): “Ooh, this is the one that there’s two of!”
So after doing a whole round where we had Scotsmen inventing microwaves, horses sleeping in baths and it being illegal to tead your hair out in New Mexico we had a little break before we started another round. This actually never happened as we just ended up chatting randomly and couldn’t be bothered playing any more.
Despite not even playing one game properly the evening was fun and provided many laughs.
Discussion and application
Not really sure what to say about this, but the thing I think that is important is that God wants us to have fun, and it’s important to enjoy yourselves.
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply - and how good is a timely word! (Pr 15:23)