The game was invented by colleagues at Xinet in Berkeley, CA, in the mid-1990s, following a discussion of Grace Jones’s performance on the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special.

Several friends were having their usual morning granola with fruit when J said he was upset that he heard LDB the night before. We asked why he was upset, and J said he was trying to make it through Christmas without hearing that song.

That’s when a handful of us started to play, and over the next several years the game grew bigger and got more traction via word of mouth and on message boards, which is how folks started to hear about it and create their own versions.