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. 



  • Half Egg Nog 
  • Half Saki

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


  • 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. 


  • 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)!

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