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Ep 135 - Invincible

This Week: Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping late on Saturdays... at least until the good cartoons come on. The only difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father's footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards? THIS ISSUE: Get in on the ground floor, because it all starts here! Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he begins to develop superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren't so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster, at least until he gets the hang of it. Watch Mark thwart thieving super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness.


Drinking Game

Now You see me, now you don't - Every time some disappears or re-appears quickly, take a drink. 

The Name Game- anytime they say a superhero's name, drink.
Logo Man - Anytime you see a logo for a fake stand-in corporation so they don't get sued

Sorry to not be here just had to do something important like saving people's lives 1000 miles away, but now I am back.  You were saying? - Take a drink every time someone leaves suddenly in the middle of a conversation, and then returns quickly.

High School Stereotypes - Any time there’s a High School stereotype such as a bully harassing a kid, kids making out behind a dumpster, etc. - Take a Drink.


Playlist

Battleflag by Lo by Fidelity Allstars

Centuries by Fall Out Boy

Superhero by Jane's Addition

In the Meantime by Spacehog

Heroes by David Bowie

We are Young by Hollywood Undead

Indestructible by Disturbed

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus


Cocktail

Global Crisis

  • 2 ounces rum

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon activated charcoal

  • 1 chunk dry ice

  • Sugar, to taste

Pour all ingredients into a goblet over dry ice. Serve as black smoke begins to billow over the cup’s edge.


Family Dinner

  • 4 parts New Deal Distiller’s Cut Rum

  • 2 parts Apple Cider

  • 2 parts New Deal Ginger Liqueur

  • 1 part Maple Syrup

  • 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice

Combine Ingredients in a punch bowl.

Add ice when ready to serve, stir well, and pour int highball or wine glasses.

Garnish with cinnamon stick or long julienne slice of ginger root.


Invincibles Hairy Navel

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila

  • 4 oz Peach Schnapps

  • 4 oz orange juice (fill the glass)

Pour all ingredients into a glass.

Stir well.


Robot Ice Tea

  • 3/4 oz Vodka

  • 3/4 oz Gin

  • 3/4 oz triple sec

  • 3/4 oz rum

  • 1 oz Burbon

  • 2 oz sweet and sour mic

  • 1 oz wild turkey 101

Fill a highball glass with ice. Build drink in order, topping it was wild turkey 101. Add lemons to taste.


Mocktail

Atom Eve Pink Punch: pineapple juice, pink lemonade and Sprite


Next Week: Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son in the Walking Dead. 


Episode 135 - Invincible Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 134 - Battle Pope

This Week:  We begin our month of Robert Kirkman Books with Battle Pope. It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Luicfer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest.


Drinking Game 

H-E-Double Hockey Sticks - Everytime Hell is said, take a drink.

The Dirty Halo- Everytime you see a dirty halo, take a drink 

The Shirt says what? - Every time you can read something funny on a t shirt, take a drink.  

Man the apocalypse is Bloody - Take a drink for carnage.  

“Blasphemy, Blasphe-you, Blasphe-everybody in the Room." - Every time the pope says it does something blasphemous, take a drink 


Father, Son & Holy Ghost

Serves 1

Ingredients

• 1-1/2 ounce Tanqueray gin

• 3/4 ounce lemon juice

• 3/4 ounce red bell pepper reduction

• 1 ounce chopped organic celery

• 2 large sprigs basil

• 1 cocktail onion

• Cracked black pepper

Directions

To make the red bell pepper reduction:

  1. Add 4 ounces of finely chopped red bell pepper to 6 ounces of water and 6 ounces of organic agave nectar.

  2. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, then let it sit for another 20 minutes.

  3. Strain. Store for up to two weeks

To make the cocktail:

1. Muddle celery, 1 cocktail onion, and 1 basil sprig in a bowl.

2. Fill shaker with ice and muddled vegetables. 

3. Add all liquid ingredients.

4. Shake and strain into a coup.

5. Garnish with a basil sprig and crack fresh black pepper on top if you want.


Lucifer

  • 1.5 oz vodka

  • 1.5 oz peach schnapps 

  • 1.5 oz southern comfort 

  • 1.5 oz gin

  • 2 oz triple sec

  • 2 oz orange juice

  • Grenadine

    Drunk Jesus 


Drunk Jesus 

  • 1 Lemon 

  • 12 oz Water

  • 12 whole Cloves 

  • 4 whole Star anise pods

  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg

  • 1 Bottle of Dry Red Wine 

  • 18 oz ruby port

  • 4 oz Raw sugar 

  • 1 Whole orange, quartered 

  • 8 oz aged rum


The Francis

  • 1 oz Fernet Branca 

  • 1 oz aged moscato grappa

  • 1 oz Carpano Antica (Red vermouth)

  • 1/2 tsp. Benedictine

  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters


    Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass or over an ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Post Battle Pope

  • 1 pt Red Stag Black Cherry Whiskey

  • 1 pt club soda 

  • Little bit of honey 


Next Week: Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping late on Saturdays... at least until the good cartoons come on. The only difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father's footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards? THIS ISSUE: Get in on the ground floor, because it all starts here! Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he begins to develop superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren't so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster, at least until he gets the hang of it. Watch Mark thwart thieving super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness.


Episode 134 - Battle Pope Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 133 - Jughead: The Hunger

This Week: Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite... but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artists Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) and Pat & Tim Kennedy (Death of Archie) for this horrifying collection for TEEN+ readers.


Drinking Game 

Hungry Like the Jughead - Everytime food is shown or mentioned, take a drink.

Home Sweet Home - Every time some mentions Riverdale, take a drink.

Howl at the Moon - Take a drink whenever someone transforms into a wear wolf. 

Blood and Guts - every time there are blood and guts on a page, drink 

Cooper, Betty Cooper - Every time Betty does something bad ass, take a drink. 

Archies friends with Everyone - Whenever Archie talks to a new friend, take a drink.  


Cocktails

Dark Moon Cocktail

 Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cold-brew coffee

  • 1/2 cup French vanilla coffee liqueur

  • 1/2 cup spiced rum

  • 1 12 oz. bottle Coca-Cola with real sugar

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Up to 4 hours ahead of serving, combine the cold coffee, coffee liqueur, and rum rum in a large pitcher and stir.

Chill until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, add the cola.

Fill cups with ice and pour over.

Add the heavy cream evenly over top each glass.


Bloody Bite

  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup

  • 2-4 drops red food coloring

  • 3/4 quart lime sherbet, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice

  • 1 1/2 cups club soda

  • Vodka (optional)

In a shallow dish that is wider than the rim of your glasses, combined corn syrup and red food coloring.  use toothpick to mix until the corn syrup is completely red.

In a blender, combine lime sherbet, pink grapefruit juice and club soda. 

Add vodka to test for an adult version.  Blend until frothy and fully combined, about 10 seconds.

Dip the rim of each glass into the red corn syrup.  Turn each glass up right and let the corn syrup drip down the sides.

Pour the punch into the prepared glasses and serve. 


Bloody Mary

  • 1  Lemon wedge

  • 1 Lime wedge

  • 2 oz Vodka

  • 4 oz Tomato juice

  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce

  • 2 tsp Prepared horseradish

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pinch Celery salt

  • 1 pinch Ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch smoked paprika

 

Garnish: 

  • Celery Stalk

  • Lime Wedge

  • Green Olives

  • Parsley Sprig

HOW TO MAKE THE CLASSIC BLOODY MARY COCKTAIL

Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.

Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.

Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.

Fill with ice and set aside.

Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.

Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake gently.

Strain into the prepared glass.

Garnish with a parsley sprig and 2 speared green olives and a lime wedge.


Daltons Hand Punch 

2 ltrs Cola

surgical glove filled with cherry juice concentrate.  Freeze. Take off rubber glove and throw it into the punch bowl. 


Next Week:  We begin our month of Robert Kirkman Books with Battle Pope. It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Luicfer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest.

Episode 133- Jughead: The Hunger Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 132 - Plastic

This Week: We have a special guest, the writer for this weeks book was kind enough to take some time and talk to us at FanX.  That interview is part of this weeks episode. 

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. 

Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD Crown Vic, eating doughnuts and enjoying their insatiable appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. 

And the twist to all of this? Virginia is a sex doll.

Writer DOUG WAGNER teams up with artists DANIEL HILLYARD and LAURA MARTIN for a chilling new crime series that ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) reviewed as: “This is the weirdest s**t I've ever read. I love it!” 


Drinking Game 

Paper or Plastered - Every time “Plastic” is said, take a drink.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus -  Take a drink, every time someone says "Virginia."

Little Green Women - Every time there is a little green lady action figure, take a drink. 

8 Heads in a Ziplock Bag - Every time you see a head in a plastic bag, take a drink. 


Cocktails

Still Fresh

(Aka New York Sour) 

Formerly known as the Continental Sour or the Southern Whiskey Sour, this cocktail dates back to the late 1800s. Though originally thought to be crafted by a bartender in Chicago, the cocktail’s name was changed after its popularity took root in the Big Apple. This traditional sour recipe includes a red wine float, which adds texture, acidity, and an intriguing hue.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bourbon

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • ½ ounce simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water)

  • 1½ ounces dry red wine

Directions

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Bourbon, lemon juice and syrup. Shake well, and strain into glass over ice. Pour red wine over back of spoon to float on top of drink.


The Pluot

  • 9 cups of water

  • 1 pound plums, pitted and sliced

  • 1 pound apricots, pitted and sliced 

  • 12 tablespoons sugar

Bring water to a boil, add fruit and boil for 15 minutes. Take off heat and cool for two hours. Add 2 Oz vodka to a glass with ice and top with 4-6 Oz of fruit juice


Glazed Doughnut 

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

  • 1.5-2 oz cake-flavored vodka (I used Pinnacle Cake)

  • 1 oz creme de cacao

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • A few drops vanilla extract (to taste)

  • 3 oz half and half

  • Donut holes, for garnish

  • Vanilla glaze, for rim (recipe follows)

  • Sprinkles, for rim

    FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the glaze by mixing all of the ingredients in a shallow, wide bowl. If too thin, add a bit more confectioner’s sugar. If too thick, add a bit more milk. Once desired consistency is reached, Dip the rim of your glass into the glaze to coat. Flip rim-side up and set down, allowing the glaze to drip a bit. Wait 1 minute, and then dip into the sprinkles. Flip rim side up again and let dry.

Pour all of the liquid cocktail ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and then strain the cocktail into the glass.

Poke a hole in a doughnut hole with a straw and pull the doughnut hole down a few inches from the tip of the straw. Remove the bit of stuck doughnut from the inside of the straw (using the prong of a fork, if necessary) and serve.


Is that Milk

  • 2 oz Brandy

  • 1 1/2 oz Cream

  • 1 oz Simple syrup 

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract 

Shake with ice to frothy.  Pour into cosmo glass, and grate nutmeg on top.


Next Week: Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite... but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artists Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) and Pat & Tim Kennedy (Death of Archie) for this horrifying collection for TEEN+ readers.

Episode 132- Plastic Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 131 - Justice League Dark

This Week: The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing a wave of chaos that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope - but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat? Critically acclaimed writer Peter Milligan brings together an unorthodox team for the most unnatural threats. With stunning art by up and coming star Mikel Janin, Justice League Dark Vol. 1 visits the unexplored corners of the DCU!


Drinking Game 

Body Snatcher - Take a drink whenever Deadman poses someone body.  

Abra Kadabra - Anytime someone uses magic, take a drink (once per page)

Wouldn’t Ignorance be Bliss - Every time Madam Xanadu complains about seeing the future, take a drink. 

You will know us by the Trail of the Dead - Take a drink every time you see a pile of dead bodies. 


Cocktails 

Black Magic

  • ¼ cup ice

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1½ ounces vodka

  • 2 drops black food dye

  • ½ ounce Triple sec

  • Orange slices, to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Pour the orange juice and Triple sec into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover, shake well, and strain into a glass filled halfway with ice. 

In a pint glass, add a drop of black food dye to the vodka. Stir well. 

Using the back of a spoon, slowly pour the black vodka into the cocktail glass so that it rests atop the orange juice and Triple sec.

Using a cotton swab, carefully paint the orange slices with black food dye, decorating as desired. Garnish and serve. 


The Entrantress

  • 2 cups of boiling water

  • 1 6 oz lime jello packet

  • 3 cups pineapple juice

  • 2 Ltr of lemon lime soda

  • 2 Ltr of ginger ale

  • 2 cups vodka 

In a pitcher add water and jello and stir till jello is desolved.  Then add the rest of the ingredients, stir till it chills to room temp. The serve over ice. 


Deadmans Mule

  • 3/4 oz absinthe

  • 3/4 oz cinnamon schnaps

  • 3/4 oz orgeat

  • 1/2 oz lime juice

  • Ginger Beer

Shake first four ingredients with ice.  Strain into a collins glass over ice.  top with ginger beer.


John Constantine

Pour yourself a glass of whiskey


Next Week: We have a special guest, the writer for Plastic was kind enough to take some time and talk to us at FanX.  That interview is part of next weeks episode. 

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. 

Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD Crown Vic, eating doughnuts and enjoying their insatiable appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. 

And the twist to all of this? Virginia is a sex doll.

Writer DOUG WAGNER teams up with artists DANIEL HILLYARD and LAURA MARTIN for a chilling new crime series that ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) reviewed as: “This is the weirdest s**t I've ever read. I love it!” 

Episode 131- Justice League Dark Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 129 - Witch Doctor

This Week: We begin out Halloween celebrations! And the Doctor is in! House M.D. meets Fringe in the first Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book Warren Ellis calls "Mental!"


Drinking Game 

“Hi, my name is." - Take a DrinkAny time someone is introduced by having their name and what they do show up in a rectangular word balloon 

Well there's your Problem - Every time the doctor gives a prognosis, take a drink.  

oh, ee, oh ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang - Anytime Vincent uses a big mystical/magical/demony word, take a drink. 

Ewe, Fluids - Take a drink for every gross fluids that comes flying out of a creature.


Cocktails 

Dreadful Trade

  • 50 ml Tanqueray

  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice

  • 25 ml orgeat

  • 1 dash the bitter truth Creol bitters

Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with dehydrated lemon and fresh sapphire


Creature From the Black Lagoon 

To an iced shaker, add:

  • 2 ounces Cachaça

  • 2 ounces Midori

  • 1 ounce Cruzan Coconut Rum

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • 1 ounce dark spiced Rum

Shake VIOLENTLY! for a good 30 seconds (we demand a well-shaken cocktail). Strain into a large rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Set the reamed lime half in the ice as a bowl and fill that with the Kraken or other dark rum. Add a straw and enjoy.


Fish Fluids

  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao

  • 2 oz vodka or white rum

  • sprite

    Pour ingredients into a highball glass with crushed ice.  top with sprite and stir.  Garnish with lemon wheel. 


Fish Bowl

  • 1 cup Rum

  • 1 cup Vodka

  • 3/4 cup Blue Curacou

  • 1 1/2 cup Sweet and Sour

  • 4 cups Pineapple juice

  • 4 cups Lemon-Lime soda

  • Ice

  • Swedish Fish

  • Citrus Fruit Slices

Fill 1/3 full of ice, pellets pour in rum vodka and curacou, stir.  add rest of of liquid. float swedish fish on top with fruit slices.  Server with straws. 


Next Week: From the minds of superstar writer Gail Simone and gifted artist Jon Davis-Hunt comes CLEAN ROOM VOL. 1: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION—a new vision of horror that takes you inside the locked chambers of sex, science, celebrity, and the supernatural.

Somewhere between the realms of self-help and religion lies the Honest World Foundation. Its creator started out as an obscure writer of disposable horror fiction who decided to change the world—one mind at a time. Now its adherents rule Hollywood while obeying their leader’s every command. 

That’s almost all that anyone knows about the movement—or is it a cult?—founded by reclusive guru Astrid Mueller. But reporter Chloe Pierce is sure that there’s something deeper hiding behind Honest World’s façade. Her fiancé was a devoted follower of Mueller, right up to the moment that he blew his brains out while holding a copy of her book. Now Chloe wants answers from the woman whose words command the loyalty of millions—and she’s ready to storm the top-secret sanctuary known as the Clean Room to get them.

But there’s more to Astrid Mueller than Chloe could ever imagine—and the truth that she’s about to discover is more astonishing than any of Astrid’s accomplishments, and more terrifying than any of her novels.


Episode 129- Witch Doctor Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 128 - Mara

This Week: Acclaimed creator Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, X-Men) and brilliant newcomer Ming Doyle (Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you Mara, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future. When she starts manifesting strange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her, and for this young woman who once had it all, it's almost too much to bear.


Drinking Game

Oh Brother Where Art Thou? - Take a drink every time the word brother appears. 

It's Over 9000! - Every time she manifests a new power, take a drink 

Akira? - Take a drink ever time you see similarities to Akira. 


Cocktails 

Gin and Tonic 

(Best cocktails for Athletes) 

  • 1.5 Oz Gin
  • Tonic Water

Add the gin to a highball glass and fill with fresh ice.

Top with tonic water.

Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into the drink, drop into the glass and stir.


Ready Set Spike 

  • 1.5 oz Coconut Milk
  • 1 can (250 ml) Frozen margarita  Mix concentrate
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 4 cups of ice cubes 

Add all ingredients to a blender. 

Pulse until blended and frothy, normally about a min. 


Super Saiyan Cooler 

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 Oz Yellow Red Bull
  • 1 oz Orange San Pelegrino 

Pour into a glass with ice and stir. 


Next Week: We begin out Halloween celebrations! And the Doctor is in! House M.D. meets Fringe in the first Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book Warren Ellis calls "Mental!"


Episode 128- Mara Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 127 - Ringside

This Week: RINGSIDE is a series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama approach of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to "The Wire." RINGSIDE explores the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.


Drinking Game 

The Drinky Place -Take a drink every time there is a scene in a bar. 

Lost in the Labyrinth - Everytime they say Minotaur, take a drink 

The Dude Abides - Every time they say dude, take a drink 

Inside Baseball - Anytime wrestling terms such as face, heel, job, kayfabe, angle, or any other term you might not understand is used.

That Looks Painful - Take a drink every time someone gets the shit kicked out of them.  


Cocktails 

Body Slam

  • 1/2 oz Cinnamon Schnapps

  • 1/2 oz Jack Daniels

  • 1/2 oz Tequila

Mix together in a glass w/ crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves


Ring My Bell

  • 2 oz. Tequila

  • 1 oz.  Lemon Juice

  • ½ oz.  Agave

  • ¾ oz.  Arbol Chili Infused St. Germain

  • Aromatic Bitters

  • Bell Pepper

  • Cilantro

  • Arbol Chile

PREPARATION

1. In a shaking glass, muddle bell pepper slices and cilantro.

2. Add tequila, lemon juice, agave, and chili infused St. Germain. Add ice and shake well.

3. Strain mix into a glass with ice and drop in a layer of aromatic bitters over.

4. Garnish with an Arbol chili.


Arm Bar

  • 1  8.4 fluid ounce can of Red Bull

  • Equal parts vodka and amaretto

  • Splash of grenadine

  • Squirt of lemon juice

Pour Red Bull into a glass. Add other ingredients to a shot glass, drop shot glass into the Red Bull and chug.


Monkey Wrench

  • 1 1/2 oz light rum

  • 4 oz grapefruit juice

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Maraschino cherry, to garnish

In an ice filled old-fashioned glass, combine the light rum, grapefruit juice and Angostura bitters.

Garnish with the maraschino cherry, and serve


Next Week: Acclaimed creator Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, X-Men) and brilliant newcomer Ming Doyle (Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you Mara, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future. When she starts manifesting strange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her, and for this young woman who once had it all, it's almost too much to bear.


Episode 127- Ringside Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 126 - Southern Bastard

This Week: It’s time for the football with the Southern Bastards. Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick. Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. And they're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've ever seen!


Drinking Games:

Just like High School - Whenever the coach is an asshole, take a drink. 

I'm not a teenager, but I played one on tv -  Every time you see someone who is supposed to be a teenager but looks like they're in their 30s, take a drink 

You ain't from 'round here! - Anytime Earl gets told to leave town.

I Got Wood - Whenever someone gets hit by that stick or a baseball bat


Cocktails:

Running Reb’s

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 12 oz. lemonade

DIRECTIONS

  • Add the vodka, blueberries and sugar to the bottom of the glass and use a spoon to muddle (or mash) everything, just until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries are broken up.
  • Add ice and lemonade, and stir to mix in the vodka-soaked blueberries.

Redneck Punch

Serve in a Mason Jar

  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Cranberry juice cocktail

Add Ice then top off with:

  • 1 cup lemon-lime flavored beverage

Full Moon Shandy

  • 6 oz mikes hard lemmon-aide
  • 6 oz blue moon beer
  • garnish with slice of orange 

Alabama Slammer

  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz Orange Juice

Garnish with Orange Wedge in a Highball glass

Add all the ingredients into a shake with ice and shake the shit out of it.  Strain into high ball glass over fresh ice.  Garnish and serve.  


Next Week: RINGSIDE is a series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama approach of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to "The Wire." RINGSIDE explores the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.

Episode 126- Southern Bastards Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 125 - Superman vs Muhammad Ali

This Week: We start our Sports Ball Month with Muhammad Ali vs Superman.  Two legendary figures meet for the first time in this spectacular adventure, as an alien race called the Scrubb demand that Earth's greatest champion battle their world's own greatest fighter. Both Superman and Muhammad Ali step forward -- and to determine who is truly Earth's greatest fighter, Superman temporarily loses his powers and faces Ali in the ring. Ultimately, the duo must work together to defeat the Scrubb, with Ali taking on their champion while Superman battles their space-armada.


Drinking Game

I'm the GOAT!- Take a drink anytime Ali says he's the greatest or mentions how good of a fighter he is.

What CANT He Do!?-  Every time Superman talks about his powers or uses them in ways you didn't know he could take a drink. 

Trash Talk - Anytime Ali plays mind games with his opponent, take a drink.  

Why do aliens always have an apostrophe in their name? -  Every time there is and apostrophe in the middle of an alien name, take a drink. 


Cocktails 

Mister Sandman's Dreamland Express Punch,

by Jasper's Corner Tap's Kevin Diedrich, San Francisco (Serves 10): 

  • 1 cup Bluecoat gin 
  • 1 cup Sandeman port 
  • .75 cup Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao 
  • .75 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 
  • .5 cup cane syrup 
  • 1 cup sparkling wine 

Mix all the ingredients in punch bowl, top off with sparkling wine, and garnish with seasonal fruit.


The Champ

  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1 oz Dark Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

Shake the shit our of all the ingredients except the nutmeg.  Strain into a cocktail glass. 


Sting Like a Bee

 

for Honey syrup

  • 1oz honey
  • 1/2 oz hot water

for cocktail:

  • 1 jalapeño slice, about 1/2 inch thinck
  • 1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz honey syrup
  • Garnish with jalapeño slice and lemon twist

Stir honey and hot water together to make honey syrup

Muddle jalapeño in the shaker gently. Add tequila, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Oil shake with ice and shake the shit out of it.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish.  


G.O.A.T.

  • 1 oz port
  • 1oz cognac
  • 1 whole egg
  • .5 oz rhum clement syrup
  • freshly grated nutmeg

Shake the shit out of it without ice.  Add ice and shake again.  Strain uno ta glass and garnish with nutmeg.


Next Week: It’s time for the football with the Southern Bastards. Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick. Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. And they're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've ever seen!

Episode 125- Superman vs Muhammad Ali Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 124 - Manifest Destiny

This Week: In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out from St. Louis, Missouri with the intent of blazing a trail to the western coast of North America-a trip that would set the foundation for the future of the United States of America. But what the history books don't tell you is the true purpose of Lewis and Clark's journey to the west...

In this imaginative retelling of their famous trek, Lewis and Clark embark on a secret mission under direct orders from President Thomas Jefferson. They are going to do more than explore the wild frontier: they're going to catalog exotic life and eliminate the monsters that stand in the way of the safe and rapid expansion of the United States. Join us for Manifest Destiny, Volume 1: Flora and Fauna.


Drinking Game

That's not a Minotaur - Anytime the details of what a Minotaur is is brought up. 

Picture Page, Picture Page, It’s time to do a picture Page - Every time Lewis wants to stop and draw something.

“🎼you're an asshole, an Asshole!" - Every time Clark is a dick, take a drink 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas-Anytime you see the color red or green used prominently to depict an act of violence, take a drink

Why did we bring those guys again? - Take a drink every time there is a question as to why certain people were brought on the expedition. 


Cocktails 

Army Grog

In a shaker full of ice add

  • 1 oz Gold Rum
  • 1 oz Dark Jamaican Rum
  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Honey Syrup (Equal parts Honey and Water)

Shake the shit out of it.  Strain into a glass full of ice. Top with soda water.


Minty Orchard

  • 4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Creme de menthe
  • 0.25 oz Lemon Juice

Shake the shit out of it over ice, pour into a rocks glass. Top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a mint sprig. 


Bachelor’s Button Martini

For the simple syrup:

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup bachelor’s button petals

For the cocktail:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ½ ounces Lillet Blanc
  • ¼ ounce bachelor’s button simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Bachelor’s button and carnation petals, for garnish

HOW TO MAKE IT

To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water and bachelor’s button petals in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until sugar has dissolved, then lower heat. Cook another 10-15 minutes to allow petals to steep; let cool and strain.After the syrup has cooled, add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until very foamy. Strain into glasses and garnish with carnation and bachelor’s button petals.


Midori sour

  • 1.5 oz Midori Melon Liquor
  • 2 oz sour mix
  • 1.5 oz fresh lime juice

Shake the shit out of it over ice. Strain into glass with ice, and top with a dash of lemon lime soda. Garnish with a cherry. 


Minotaurs Blood Slush

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 teaspoons coconut extract

Puree the strawberries. and put all ingredients into a medium sauce pan. bring to a boil. reduce heat, and simmer for 10-15 min. 

chill, and then pour over thinly crushed ice along with some soda water. 


Next Week: We start our Sports Ball Month with Muhammad Ali vs Superman.  Two legendary figures meet for the first time in this spectacular adventure, as an alien race called the Scrubb demand that Earth's greatest champion battle their world's own greatest fighter. Both Superman and Muhammad Ali step forward -- and to determine who is truly Earth's greatest fighter, Superman temporarily loses his powers and faces Ali in the ring. Ultimately, the duo must work together to defeat the Scrubb, with Ali taking on their champion while Superman battles their space-armada.


Episode 124- Manifest Destiny Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 123 - The Sentry

This Week: Middle aged, overweight Bob Reynolds remembers that he is the Sentry, a superhero whose "power of one million exploding suns" derives from a special serum. Realizing that his archenemy the Void is returning, Reynolds seeks out several prominent Marvel characters to warn them and to discover why no one remembers the Sentry.


Drinking Games 

Stay Gold Pony Boy - Every time the color gold is mentioned, take a drink.  

‘Member? Don’t you ‘member - Every time the Sentry Struggles to get another hero to remember him, take a drink. 

Holy Retro Batman - Anytime there is a flashback in vintage comic book style, take a drink. 


Cocktails

Memory Loss Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz. Cranberry Juice 
  • 1.5 oz. Orange Juice 
  • 1 oz. Vodka 
  • 1 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur 

Mix all ingredients in glass w/ice, you can either drink as is or strain drink into two shots -large shots.


Smoothie  of Million Exploding Suns 

Grenadine Drizzle down side of glasses

In blender combine:

  • 12 oz peach juice
  • 1 scoop low fat vanilla frozen yogurt 
  • 1 scoop pineapple sherbert
  • 1 scoop peaches
  • 1 scoop mangos
  • 1 scoop strawberries 
  • ice 

Once blended, pour into glass with grenadine. 


Forget Me Not

  • 50 ml Tequila 
  • 15 ml Aperol
  • 1 bottle Blunderburg Pink grapefruit juice 
  • 20 ml lime juice

Shake all the ingredients together over ice, strain into tall glass. Garnish with orange and lime wedges. 


Next Week: In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out from St. Louis, Missouri with the intent of blazing a trail to the western coast of North America-a trip that would set the foundation for the future of the United States of America. But what the history books don't tell you is the true purpose of Lewis and Clark's journey to the west...

In this imaginative retelling of their famous trek, Lewis and Clark embark on a secret mission under direct orders from President Thomas Jefferson. They are going to do more than explore the wild frontier: they're going to catalog exotic life and eliminate the monsters that stand in the way of the safe and rapid expansion of the United States. Join us for Manifest Destiny, Volume 1: Flora and Fauna.


Episode 123- The Sentry Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 122 - March - Show Notes

This Week: March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. 

Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. 

Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.


Drinking Game 

Pardon Me - Every time the story is interrupted by someone, take a drink. 

For the Bible Tells Me So - Anytime someone preaches or makes a bible reference, take a drink.

Be Like Gandhi. - Whenever someone talks about or references being nonviolent, take a drink.  

Much Like the Chickens - Every time chickens of eggs are mentioned, take a drink. 

Don’t Rock the Boat - Take a drink every time John is told not to rock the boat. 


Cocktails 

Sweet Tea Mint Juleps

(Makes 4)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 to 6 mint leaves
  • 2 family-sized tea bags
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 to 1 cup bourbon
  • crushed ice
  • lemon slices
  • mint sprigs

Instructions

  1.  Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and add 3 cups cold water.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Add bourbon to tea mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add tea mixture and garnish with lemon and mint. Squeeze lemon into drink if desired.

May I Speak to the Manager Please

  • 3 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Ginger Liquor
  • Splash of Orange Juice
  • 2-3 pinches of Ground Cardimum

Add to shaker with Ice.  Shake the shit out of it. Strain into a glass with ice. Add 2 slightly crushed mint leaves. Garnish with orange slice. 


Virgin Mint Julep

  • 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate 
  • 3 oz limeade concentrate 
  • 4 teaspoons of creme de menth syrup

Mix and combined with club soda and or water to taste. Garnish with mint leaves and cherries. 


Martin Luther King, Jr 

  • 2 oz Canadian Whiskey
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Bitters
  • Lemon Twist

Add ingredients (except lemon twist) to cocktail shaker with ice, stir till outside of shaker is cold.  Strain into a glass over ice, and add lemon twist. 


Alabama Slammer

  • 1 oz southern comfort
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz sloe gin
  • 2 oz orange juice

Fill cocktail shaker half with ice cubes.  Add all ingredients. Shake the shit out of it. Fill a high ball glass with ice, and strain drink into glass. Garnish with Cherry Orange Wheel. 


Next Week: Middle aged, overweight Bob Reynolds remembers that he is the Sentry, a superhero whose "power of one million exploding suns" derives from a special serum. Realizing that his archenemy the Void is returning, Reynolds seeks out several prominent Marvel characters to warn them and to discover why no one remembers the Sentry.


Episode 122- March Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 121 - Vader Down Show Notes

This Week:  It’s Andy Wilson Month!  And were starting off with the Star Wars cross over: Vader Down!

Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of Star Wars! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the Rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies - or will they be made to feel the full power of the Dark Side? The Sith Lord may be down, he isn't out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And, in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! Roooarrgh ur roo!


Drinking Game

Name Droppers - Take a drink whenever they say a characters name.  

I Have You Now - Anytime someone thinks they have the drop on someone, take a drink. 

The Many Faces of Vader  - Every time there is a new emotion showed on Darth Vader’s Mask, take a drink. 

You Don’t know the Power of the Dark Side - Every Time Vader uses the force, take a drink. 

Communication Breakdown - Anytime two characters are communicating over communicators or radios, take a drink. 


Cocktails

Death Star

  • 1 oz Jägermeister digestif
  • 1 oz Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey
  • 1 oz Grey Goose vodka
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • 2 oz Sour mix
  • 2 oz Coca-Cola

Add all the ingredients in a Collins glass over ice and stir.

Garnish with a straw.


Murderbot

  • 2.5 oz Dark Rum
  • 2.5 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz Coconut Cream
  • 6 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Splash of milk
  • Crushed ice
  • 1.5 oz 151 rum
  • Brandied Cherry

Pour dark rum, amaretto, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and mile into a blender with crushed ice.

Blend until smooth (add more ice if necessary). 


Alderaan Suburn 

  • 4 oz Tequila 
  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine

Add Tequila and Orange Juice in a high ball glass with ice.  Stir, and add grenadine along the edge. 

Garnish with orange and maraschino cherry


The Darth Vader

  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz white tequila
  • 1/2 oz tripple sec
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz sour mix

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake the shit out of it. Pour into a collins glass and top with Jaegermeister 


Vader’s Spicy Blade 

  • 4 cups of watermelon seeded
  • 4 tablespoons sugar (or simple syrup)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped

Blend until smooth.  Then strain and mix with soda water to taste. 


Next Week: March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. 

Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. 

Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.


Episode 121- Vader Down out on Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 120 - Animisoty

This Week: We finish our month of animal books with Animosity. One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. Collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue ANIMOSITY: THE RISE. The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse's half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco.


Drinking Game:

Secret Word! - Whenever someone says “Kill” take a drink.

You Have My Paws - Anytime Sandor threatens what will happen if anything happens to Jesse, take a drink.

Everybody is going to Die -  Whenever a character dies, take a drink.

They Are Making a Pokemon Reference - When the whale shows up goes “humpback wale’ did I do it right?” Pound your drink.


Cocktails

Bloodhound

  • 1.5 oz Leopold’s Gin
  • 0.75 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2-3 Crushed Strawberries

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass

Shake with ice and double strain into a coupe

Garnish with a fresh strawberry


Salty Dog

  • 3 1/3 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 1/3 oz Vodka or Gin

Shake the shit out of it, and strain into a salt-rimmed highball glass.


Sandor

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 3 tablespoons Blood Orange syrup
  • Soda water
  • Twist of blood orange,

Add several ice cubes to a highball glass. Pour in gin and syrup and mix well.  Top with another park (or half part) soda water and twist.

 

Spiced Blood Orange Syrup

  • 2 cups blood orange juice, strained
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 10 pods green cardamon, lightly crushed with the back of a knife
  • 5 peppercorns
  • Juice of one lime

Combine ingredients in a bevy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Let the mixture boil until reduced by half, about 20 min.

Remove from heat and let cool before straining into a car or other storage vessel.


Next Week:  It’s Andy Wilson Month!  And were starting off with the Star Wars cross over: Vader Down!

Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of Star Wars! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the Rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies - or will they be made to feel the full power of the Dark Side? The Sith Lord may be down, he isn't out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And, in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! Roooarrgh ur roo!


Episode 120- Animosity out on Now! On ITUNES, STITCHER, GOOGLEPLAY, PODBEAN, YouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 119 - Elmer - Show Notes

This Week: Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves a race no different than browns, black, or whites. Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human race.

Originally self-published by the author in the Philippines, this is the first US edition of the book.


Drinking Game

And Now I’m a Vegan - Take a drink for every time your traumatized into considering never eating chicken/ or animals again. 

Chicken Fucker - Anytime the word chicken appears on a page (max 1 per page) take a drink. 

Your Terrible, Muriel! - Every time you’re rimided or show how horrible humans are, take a drink. 

Tests like Cannibalism - Take a drink every time eating chicken is mentioned. 


Cocktail

Sweet Corn Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce demerara syrup (see note)
  • 1 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 3 drops mole bitters
  • Ice

Directions

Muddle the corn in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until the kernels are mashed and a milky liquid forms.

Add the lime juice, demerara syrup, rum and bitters. Fill shaker with ice and shake for about 10 seconds.

Using both the cocktail strainer and a fine mesh strainer, strain the cocktail into a glass.

Note: for the demerara syrup, mix equal parts demerara sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Let cool before using.


Chicken Soup Hot Toddy

  • 1 oz Nolets gin
  • 1 dash celery bitters
  • .25 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 oz Chicken Stock, Heated
  • Garnish: Carrot Stick, Celery Stick, Parsley

Pour all ingredients into snifter.  Garnish,


Prairie Chicken

  • Gin
  • Raw Egg yolk
  • Salt and Pepper

Red Rooster

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 cup ice

Fill tall glass with ice.  Pour in vodka, pour 3/4 full with cranberry juice, top with orange juice. 


Next Week: We finish our month of animal books with Animosity. One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. Collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue ANIMOSITY: THE RISE. The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse's half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco. 


Episode 119- Elmer out on Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 118 - Animal Man - Show Notes

This Week: As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)! 


Drinking Game

Kids are Creepy - Every time the Maxine does something creepy, take a drink. 

Animal Farm - Every time they show an animal, or name an animal, take a drink. 

Gaaah - Take a drink every time you are creeped out by the art.


Cocktails

Blood and Burbon

  • 1 ounce blood orange liqueur (Solerno)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica Red Vermouth)
  • 1 ounce bourbon whiskey (Woodford Reserve Bourbon)
  • 1–2 dashes orange bitters (The Bitter Truth)
  • 6 small leaves tarragon
  • Garnish: orange peel

 

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake briskly 15 times.
  • Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the zest of a fresh orange swath before lightly placing it into the cocktail. 

(Recipe Courtesy: Gian Saetti, Bartender at The Alaloa Lounge in Maui)


Into the Red

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1.5 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Tripple Sec
  • 2 oz orange juice

Add all into a shaker with ice.  Add as much grenadine as you want to make it as sweet or as red as you would like. Shake the shit out of it, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 


Zombie 2

  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Orange Curacou
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Lemmon Juice
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • 1.5 oz passion fruit puree
  • 0.25 oz Grenadine
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 0.5 oz 151 Dark Rum

Shake the shit out of all ingredients. fill into hurricane glass and garnish with a sprig of mint. 


Next Week: Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves a race no different than browns, black, or whites. Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human race.

Originally self-published by the author in the Philippines, this is the first US edition of the book.


Episode 118- Animal Man is out on Now!  Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 117 - Usagi Yojimbo - Show Notes

This Week: This seminal book collects the classic original Usagi stories chronicling a time of settling unrest and political intrigue, told through the story of a wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, AKA Usagi Yojimbo! Plus, We are joined by special guest: Amy from the English Class Hooligans Podcast. 


Drinking Game

Say My Name, Say My Name - Every time He introduces himself, take a drink.  

Little Critters - Take a drink when ever you see the little dinosaurs/lizard creatures. 

Battle Cry - Every time Usagi makes a cry that goes across the entire page, take a drink. 

Off with their Limbs - Take a drink every time a character looses a body part. 


Cocktails 

Nagasaki  

  • Half Egg Nog 
  • Half Saki

From an Episode of the Office.  May be a total joke.  


Ronin

  • 3 oz Chilled Saki
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 2 lime wedges

Shake Saki, Cranberry juice, and the juice of one lime wedge together over ice.  Strain into a glass, top with lemon lime soda, and garnish with second lime wedge. 


Swoned

  • 1/4 cup of Zucinni water
  •  (Shred Zucinni, place in cheese cloth, and squeeze out all the water)
  • 2 table spoons of lemon simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of saki

Shake the shit out of all ingredients. Pour over ice.  Garnish with strip of zucinni. 


Smiling Rabbit

  • 1 1⁄2 oz Espadín mezcal
  • 3⁄4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 oz pineapple-cinnamon syrup*
  • 1⁄4 oz Suze apéritif
  • 1⁄4 oz Yellow Chartreuse

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a pineapple leaf.

*Pineapple-cinnamon syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks and 4 cinnamon sticks, and steep for 30 minutes. Remove solids, and store in the refrigerator.


Next Week: As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!


Episode 117- Usagi Yojimbo is out on Now! 

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Ep 116 - We3 - Show Notes

This Week we start our month of Animal books in a theme we’re calling: Animal Farm.  First up is We3.  With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they're slated to be permanently "decommissioned," causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them - but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."


Drinking Game

The Magic Number - Anytime the number 3 appears, take a drink.  

Gud Boys and Girls-  Anytime the animals say the word gud, spelled gud, take a drink

Strong but Silent - Take a drink on every page without dialogue. 

Drink all the Feels -  When you want to cry at the end of the book, finish off the bottle, and drink all those pesky feelings away.


Cocktails 

Salty Dog

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • Top with Grapefruit Juice
  • Salt Rim

Bulldog Rush

  • 2 oz burbon
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2  a peach, pitted
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar cane syrup
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves

Muddle the peach, lemon, syrup, and mint together, then add the bourbon and cointreau.  Strain it and serve over crushed ice.  


Rabbits Blood 

  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 Orange Wedge
  • Ice Cubes or Crushed Ice

Gud Rabbit

  • 1 1/2 oz Espadin Mezcal
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple-Cinnamon Syrup

 

 

  • 1/4 ox Suze Aperitif
  • 1/4 Yellow Chartreuse 

Pineapple-Cinnamon Syrup

  1. Brink 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat, add 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks and 4 cinnamon sticks and steep for 30 minutes
  3. Remove solids and store in the refrigerator

1. Add All the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled

2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a pineapple leaf


Next Week: This seminal book collects the classic original Usagi stories chronicling a time of settling unrest and political intrigue, told through the story of a wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, AKA Usagi Yojimbo!


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Ep 114 - America: The Life and Times of America Chavez - Show Notes

It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boogaloo

This Week:  At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera and all-star artist Joe Quinones unite to shine a solo spotlight on America's high-octane and hard-hitting adventures! She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. And now she officially claims her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe! But what's a super-powered teenager to do when she's looking for a little personal fulfillment? She goes to college! America just has to stop an inter-dimensional monster or two first and shut down a pesky alien cult that's begun worshipping her exploits before work can begin. Then she can get on with her first assignment: a field trip to the front lines of World War II - with Captain America as her wingman!


Drinking Game Rules

This Weeks guest Star - Every time there in an appearance by a hero from another Marvel comic, take a drink.

Wha Happened??? - Anytime you find your mind wandering from boredom and you have to go back a couple of pages to remember.

I Can See Stars - whenever you see a star on the page , take a drink

Oh, You Have Names? - whenever it introduces a new character and says their name in that little blue box


Quotes

"When unicorns cum it comes out as confetti doesn’t it?" - Bryan “Thats how I cum.” - Adam

"Well we did trade wait on this one, and even that was a mistake." - Todd

"I bleed red, white, and blue." - Todd "You should probably see a doctor." - Adam

"This book is like super hero tofu.  It’s only good when other superhero are in the mix."  - Bryan

"She makes dark rocks look bright." - Todd


Cocktails

Bare Knuckle Boxer

  • 2 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar

Stir all ingredients together in a glass, and serve. 


The Chavez

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 7 oz Grapefruit soda

The Strong & Brown

  • 1 1/2 oz Chocolate Chili Liquor
  • 1 oz Vodka

Shake together over ice, and strain into a rocks glass.  Then top with ice. 


America the Beautiful 

  • 3 oz Rum
  • 3 oz blue curaçao 
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • 4 1/2 oz cream of coconut 
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups of ice

Fuck this drink.  Way too complicated. Listen to the episode if you want the directions.


Next Week: It's 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe!

Episode 113- America: The Life and Times of America Chavez is out on Now! 

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