Update, 12/27/10: The bingo cards now have their own page, y’all! View all four cards (and counting) on one page, complete with plain-text versions and links to debunkings and refutations.
Update, 7/23/10: The original Defensive Omnivore Bingo card is receiving a ton of link love from around the internets, which is great. But. The rest of my collection is getting jealous! (Sad panda face.)
The Defensive Omnivore Bingo card has been making the ’rounds for a few weeks now, but naturally I’m just getting around to posting it.
As far as I can tell, it originated with History’s Greatest Monster, who seems to be hosting the largest version of the card.
In case you’re not familiar with the geeky awesomeness of “[Fill in the blank] Bingo,” it works much like traditional bingo: players must fill in five spots across (up/down, left/right or diagonally) for a win, but instead of numbers, the cheeky faux bingo games utilize common stupid layperson commentary on a given subject (usually an anti-oppression movement, e.g., feminism, LGBT rights, anti-racism, etc.). I rarely ever see bloggers and their readers play, say, “Anti-Feminist Bingo” per se; rather, the fun’s in making and sharing the delightfully snarky cards. Who says vegans/feminists/progressives/etc. don’t have a sense of humor, hmmm?
The Defensive Omnivore Bingo card is specific to diet and ethics; if you’re so inclined, you can just as easily create a version for other vegan issues, such as speciesism, “pet” ownership, fur, and the like. (I’ve seen some remarkably focused bingo games, such as Fantasy and Science Fiction Bingo, No Racism in Fiction Edition.)
After the jump, I’ve included a text version of the card, for those who can’t view the image. Inspired by similar anti-oppression cards I found online, I’ve also included links to retorts for and debunkings of each insult and/or mythconception.
Feel free to share your favorite defensive omnivore clichés in the comments!
You heathen, hairy-legged, bleeding-heart types might also enjoy:
Rape Apologist Bingo
Fat Hate Bingo
Invisible Illness Bingo
Evolutionary Psychology Bingo
Clueless White Liberal Bingo
Curbie (Anti-Autism) Bingo
(Google searches for topics that have generated multiple cards appear first, followed by links to individual cards; otherwise, the cards are not listed in any particular order.)
See also: this lengthy bingo roundup at A Second Thought, complete with textual translations and links to the original graphics.
I’ve also favorited quite the collection of Bingo cards on Flickr. Unfortunately, you have to browse through all of my favorites to find them, as Flickr’s Gallery feature only allows for sets of 18 items. Booo!