“[Devil’s Triangle] is a drinking game where you just arrange three shots in a triangle and then don’t drink them and just have a threesome w two guys/one girl.”
It may all come down to “boofing.”
Over the weekend, the national news media has been doing little else than scrutinizing over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Thursday testimony before the Senate Judicial Committee. When it comes to deciding whether he should be appointed to the Supreme Court, it comes down to his word against
As was discussed in the hearing, Kavanaugh’s high school year book entry — from the days of his acquaintance with Ford — makes a number of references to lewd acts, including “boofing” and the “devil’s triangle.”
Kavanaugh, seeking to convince the committee that his teenage years were as sexless as Steve Carrell’s character in “The 40 Year Old Virgin,”
+”devil’s triangle” +”drinking game” -“kavanaugh”
4.62 Billion web pages. 0 relevant results. It doesn’t exist.
— wosonoco (@wosonoco) September 27, 2018
And many on Twitter aren’t buying Kavanaugh’s explanation.
My bad. This game was no released until 1986. Almost saved ya Brett.
— October Surprise Indeed (@RealMessiah29) September 27, 2018
Some outright dismissed the definition as a flimsy excuse to explain away drunken debauchery.
#devilstriangle is a drinking game where you just arrange three shots in a triangle and then don’t drink them and just have a threesome w two guys/one girl.
— Vivien Mao (@chairmanvmao) September 27, 2018
Since Devil’s Triangle wasn’t known as a drinking game before Kavanaugh’s testimony, there were efforts made by some to manufacture
Here’s one “DEVILS TRIANGLE” which is on Kavanaugh’s yearbook page – has NOTHING to do with a drinking game. It’s lewd sex act.
The judge claims its a drinking game.
Wikipedia recently added “drinking game” to the definition- that recent edit came from House of Reps IP address
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) September 27, 2018
Similar to the Wikipedia edits, a recent satirical addition was made to the existing definition page on UrbanDictionary mocking Kavanaugh’s description saying that Devil’s Triangle is a “made up game of quarters with three cups arranged in a triangle. The rules are unknown because the inventor of the game, Brett Kavanaugh, could not explain them under oath.”
However, not everyone was convinced that Kavanaugh was being deceptive in his answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee due to the impossibility of absolute certainty.
Looking up a word up in the online Urban dictionary in 2018 and convincing yourself that definition is the one used back in 1982 is just ridiculous. And different people use different slang terms for the same thing. So how will you prove boof didn’t mean fart to K and friends?
— Writer59 (@kidlitwriter59) October 1, 2018
Others implied that the FBI was wasting their time on this particular investigation when they could be using their resources on more important matters.
— J (@303970colorado) October 1, 2018
And some just mocked the Politico piece.
In any case, since words can hold different meanings for different groups of people, it seems highly unlikely that
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