Look out, it’s time for Frozen Dead Guy Days 2013!
This weekend is the third time I bring The Newly-Dead Game® to this wild and wacky celebration of all things dead and frozen.
It’s the perfect place to laugh in the face of death and help start funeral planning conversations. The event starts Friday night with Grandpa’s Blue Ball (freezing cold costumes encouraged) and runs Saturday and Sunday with music, drinking, a parade of hearses, coffin races, polar plunges and other freezing fun events.
This year, in addition to showing the documentary “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” all weekend at the Black Forest Restaurant, I’m bringing a couple of cryogenic film clips.
Anyone remember Futurama, a Matt Groening cartoon about a pizza delivery boy who stumbles into a cryogenic capsule and wakes up a thousand years in the future?
I’m showing that scene, along with a clip from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (where Han Solo is frozen – remember? The Princess says, “I love you.” and he says, “I know.”)
We also have a funny scene from Woody Allen’s Sleeper, when he comes out of his 200-year-long hibernation.
Attendees can also sign up for a drawing featuring fun Frozen Dead Guy Days stuff!
The weather forecast predicts snow this weekend. Come in from the cold for some funny films and The Newly-Dead Game.
It’s a great way to spend part of the Frozen Dead Guy Day festivities in Nederland.
Couples Kill Doubts Playing The Newly-Dead Game®
Third Time’s the Charm at Frozen Dead Guy Days 2013
The Newly-Dead Game®— based on elements of “The Newlywed Game” TV show — tests how well couples know their partner’s last wishes. Three or four couples can compete against each other. Couples answer questions about their spouse or partner such as:
- What song would he or she want played at their funeral?
- What is his/her mother’s maiden name?
- Where was s/he born?
- What method of disposition would s/he prefer – Earth, Air, Fire or Water?
- What is his/her most prized possession, and who would s/he want to leave it to?
Couples who have played this game often come away with a fresh appreciation of how much they still need to know about each other when it comes to funeral planning. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. More info about The Newly-Dead Game.
The Newly-Dead Game debuted at the 2011 Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, Colorado, returned in 2012 and now 2013. Couples can sign up to play at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Black Forest Restaurant. Here’s video from one of last year’s games.
More information at the Frozen Dead Guy Days website.