Drinking and Harry Potter Come Together in Magical Way for Quidditch Beer Pong

12/30/2015 at 12:41 PM ET

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Whether or not J.K. Rowling intended them to, drinking and Harry Potter have always gone together like Chocolate Frogs and Butterbeer. (Actually, that sounds disgusting, but bear with us here.)

Now, our two favorite pastimes pretending to be wizards and drinking beer  finally have a Muggle-world application: Quidditch Beer Pong.

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Actually, Quidditch Beer Pong is a devastatingly difficult game to play while inebriated — it’s intensely complicated. The gist is this: Three Quidditch rings (through which you have to shoot your ball) are placed between the standard 10-cup array of beer pong cups, with an additional “snitch” cup placed apart from the rest. Beater bats are involved, as are spells you can cast on the opposing team. Here’s the full list of rules if you’re interested in all the nerdy details.

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Sadly, the set is sold out, but we suppose you could rig up your own version at home.

Anyway, when we get our hands on one, we just can’t wait to answer the question “Anyone up for Quidditch Pong?” with a sotto-voiced, straight-faced: “Always.”

— Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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This is pretty awesome. I wonder where I can get one. Any ideas? This is is the closest I have come to getting it http://beerponglife.com/

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