Punch Buggy What?

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Postby Quinch on Thu Mar 07, 2002 3:47 am

I don't get it.... is it some sort of catchphrase or something? Could someone explain it to an out-of-towner?<P>------------------
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Postby Milligan on Thu Mar 07, 2002 8:12 am

It's a game. Usually played to pass the time on a car trip. If you see a VW Beetle first, you give the other guy a tap. Nowadays, you get two punches for a vintage Beetle and one for a new one. Whoever is ahead when you reach your destination wins.<P>Some people have expanded it to include other vehicles. <P>Did I miss anything, Johnski?<P><P>------------------
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Postby AccordionDad on Fri Mar 08, 2002 6:48 am

You left out the part about the three year old in the back seat chanting "Beetle Beetle" after every punch.<P>Or is that just in my car?<P>Actually, we used to play a similar game in my family, called Punch-SqeeuzeBox, and instead of VW Beetles, we counted music schools with accordions in the window. Two punches if they promised lessons on an accompanying sign.<P>These games were usually defensive struggles.<P>------------------
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Postby Johnski333 on Fri Mar 08, 2002 8:34 am

Well, it's been a while and AccordionDad has gotten ahead of me in posts. Shame on me.<P>We like to play that the original VW Punch Bug convertibles are three hits, originals are two and new ones are one. <P>We also add in the PT cruisers, but now that you've so nicely coined PT Cruiser Bruiser we'll start playing that.<P>Our third level of play includes the make and model of our current cars (cavalier and saturn) it has to be the exact make and model and those count as one as well.<P>Add all those up at the end of the trip and the person with the most is the winner.<P>If it's dark out we also play padiddle. For those who don't know a padiddle is a car with (sung) one headlight. First person to spot a padiddle, exclaim "padiddle" and hit the roof, to solve any question of "who got it first", gets a point. This game however is a separate game from the punch buggy/PT Cruiser game. Some have mentioned playing strip padiddle but I havn't partook in that version . . . yet.<P>
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Postby Major Tom on Fri Mar 08, 2002 9:34 am

Johnski stole my thunder <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> -- I think we called 'em "badiddles", but yeah VWs with one headlight - <I>punch</I>.<P>But you could only get away with the punch as long as no one whined, then dad would declare <I>game over</I>, in no uncertain terms.<P>[edit: Oh yeah -- two <I>punchpunch</I> -- if I "made ya flinch".]<p>[This message has been edited by Major Tom (edited 03-08-2002).]
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Postby Quinch on Sun Mar 10, 2002 12:26 pm

Ouch.... remind me never to ride with you guys. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Thanks for the explanation... it was a bit frustrating not being able to get the jokes.<P>------------------
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