In turn, each of the players suggests three names, e.g. Jeffrey Archer, Mohammed Al Fayed, Jonathon Aitken. The person on the player's right must then decide, if they absolutely had to shag one of them, marry another, and push another off a cliff, which it would be. It is usually best to pick three which are similar in some way:
~ Russell Crowe, Mr. Darcy, Hugh Grant
~ Colonel Gadaffi, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Idi Amin
~ Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Al Gore
~ Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Sting
It doesn't matter if any of them are dead as it is only a game. This is also tremendous fun with lists of real people whom one knows. (Though this can be a little cruel. And should never be played with lists of people who are actually in the room).
For example: I would shag Hugh Grant, marry Mr. Darcy, and push Russell Crowe off a cliff.
See how easy this is? And fun, too! :D
To adapt the game to LJ, just give your answers to any set of names posted in the entry, or anywhere in the comments AND also post a new list of your own. You may give your answers to as many previous sets as you like, and you may come back and play as many times as you like, as long as each time you then post one new list. Fictional characters are allowed. Lists of men, lists of women, and lists which combine men and women are all allowed. What the heck. If you want to include other species, too, go for it. (Dalek, Slitheen and The Face of Boe)? Remember to read the comments before you play, so you'll see the lists that other players have added to the game. It seems to work best when the three names on the list are equally hot . . . or equally NOT. :D
So . . . I'll start off with a couple of lists:
~ Remus Lupin, Sirius Black and Severus Snape.
~ Mal, Wash and Jayne
~ Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton
(okay, so this one isn't really fair; they should all be pushed off a cliff). ;)
This one is better:
~ Buffy, Lara Croft and Xena
How about a literary one:
~Fitzwilliam Darcy, Frederick Wentworth and George Knightley
So . . . let's all play Shag, Marry or Push off a Cliff!
ETA: Don't forget to look at the lists other people are posting!
ETA the 2nd: Kevin wants to play, too. Here are some of his suggestions:
~ Crabbe, Goyle and Dudley
~ Dumbledore 1 (Harris), Dumbledore 2 (the other guy) and Gandalf
~ Arwen, Galadriel and Eowyn
And Connor provided these two (although he has no idea what "shag" means):
~ Dumbledore, Gandalf and Magneto
~ Lindsay Lohan, Ginny Weasley and Hermione Granger
Oh, and while we're at it, how about:
~ Godzilla, Mothra and Ghidorah