08/14/2012 12:00 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2012

Introducing The Thomas Kinkade Drinking Game

Of all the months we've looked at so far, the August image in the Thomas Kinkade 2012 calendar may be the most quintessentially Kinkadian. The lighthouse. The cottage. The trademark glow. This one should have been effortless to critique. But when I started typing out notes, I realized that I was done with critiquing his work. No more Kinkade analysis! Could I possibly say anything new about a man who basically painted the same thing hundreds of times? The mere thought of the task started to bring on a headache. Since it's summer, I decided that it was time to have some fun with him for a change. It was time for the Kinkade Drinking Game.

Before you reflexively shout at your monitor screen, "That's in such bad taste!" please realize that this need not be an alcohol-laden event. For the Kinkade Drinking Game, I've created my own Kinkade-themed beverage without a drop of booze in it. I call it MasterAde. Here are the ingredients:

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