Posts tagged Vertigo
Ep 130 - Clean Room

This 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.


Drinking Game

Coffe, Tea, or Me - Every time they drink a beverage, so do you. 

Smells like Scientology - Take a drink every time you recognize a similarity to Scientology

Internal Monologue - Every time there's a black thought bubble on a page, drink. (just once per page)

Ass! Tiddies! Ass and Tiddies! - Any time there's nudity, take a drink

No More Wire Hangers - Take a drink every time


Playlist:

“Devil Inside" by INXS

“Sweet Dreams” by Marilyn Manson

“Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies


Cocktails -

The Malice In Hollywood No. 1 

  • 1 1⁄2 oz Jim Beam Black Bourbon

  • 1⁄2 oz Apricot brandy

  • 1 Lemon twist


Add both the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or tall shot glass. Twist a swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top.


The Astrid

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin

  • 1/2 oz Elderflower Liquor

  • 7 oz 7up

  • Cucumber slices and lime slices for garnish


Muddle cucumber slices in a shaker. Add ice, lime juice, gin and elderflower liqueur and shake the shit out of it.  Strain into glass filled with ice.  Top with 7up and stir.  Garnish with cucumber and lime slices. 


Possession

  • 1 bunch of Basil

  • ½ Lemon

  • ½ Lime

  • 25 ml Sugar Syrup

  • 50 ml Tanqueray Gin


Abisnthe Froth recipe (Serves 4):

  • 1 Egg White

  • 25 ml Sugar Syrup

  • 25 ml Water

  • 25 ml Absinthe

Add Basil and Lemon half into a cocktail shaker and muddle the two heavily. Next add a shot of sugar syrup to the mix, add in the Tanqueray gin double measure, fill to the top with Ice and shake vigorously. Finally strain through a strainer forcing any remaining liquid out of the ingredients. Serve in a rocks glass with fresh ice. Add some Absinthe froth to the top of the drink. To make the froth, combine the ingredients in blender and whisk until foam forms, skim some off and add to the top of the drink.


Penicillin

  • 60 mls Famous Grouse Blended Scotch

  • 20 mls Lemon Justice

  • 20 mls Ginger honey syrup

  • 10 mls Laphroaig Scotch

Combine blended scotch, lemon juice and syrup in a shaker, fill with ice and shake well. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass and float Islay scotch on top.


Next 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!


 Episode 130- Clean Room Out Now! On: ITUNES, STITCHER, GOOGLEPLAY, PODBEAN, YouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 82 - V for Vendetta - Show Notes

This week:A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. 

In a world without political freedom or personal freedom, and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.


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Drinking Game Rules 

V for Vodka -  Take a drink every time they say “V” or “Code Name V”.  

England Prevails -  Every time the phrase "England Prevails" is said, take a drink 

The Narcolepsy - Every time you fall asleep reading this book, take a drink. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes - Every time they refer to a different part of the government as a body part, take a drink.


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England Prevails 

Ingredients

  • 2 thyme sprigs 
  • 1 1/2 ounces Tea Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey mixed with 
  • 2 teaspoons of water

In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle 1 of the thyme sprigs. Add ice and the Tea Vodka, lemon juice and honey syrup and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the remaining thyme sprig.

To make the tea vodka, steep English breakfast tea in vodka


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White Rose Cocktail 

  • 1 whole Egg White
  • splash lemon juice
  • marishio lacquer
  • splash orange juice
  • 1.5 shots gin

Shake and pour into chilled martini glass. 


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Vengeance

  • 0.5 oz 151 Rum
  • 0.5 oz bar Rum
  • 0.5 oz Tripple Sec
  • 0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Sour Mix
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Grenadine

Shake serve in a water glass with ice, garnish with fruit (orange and cherry)


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The Vendetta

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz brandy
  • 0.25 oz pernod
  • 0.75 oz bitters
  • 6 basil leaves

Shake over ice, strain into a rocks glass.  Garnish with basil sprigs


Episode 82 - V for Vendetta,  is out on November 6th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Bloody Rose Red

This week we finish off our month of Gaps in Our knowledge with Fables.  A modern update on fairy tale characters in New York City.  In the first collection of the long running comic, Bigby Wolf and Snow White join forces to solve a grisly murder.

Next week we are beginning our Pride month with Love is Love. A collection from the top names in comics today join forces to raise money for the survivors, and families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting.  



  • 0.5oz Tequila
  • 0.5 cup tomato juice
  • 1 table spoon Fresh lime juice
  • Celery salt 
  • worcestershire sauce 
  • with tobacco to taste

Shake up and garnish with celery rib or lime wedge


Episode 59 - Fables: Legends in Exile is out on May 29nd. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Snow White

This week we finish off our month of Gaps in Our knowledge with Fables.  A modern update on fairy tale characters in New York City.  In the first collection of the long running comic, Bigby Wolf and Snow White join forces to solve a grisly murder.

Next week we are beginning our Pride month with Love is Love. A collection from the top names in comics today join forces to raise money for the survivors, and families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting.  


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  • 3 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz Orange Juice

Shake with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass.


Episode 59 - Fables: Legends in Exile is out on May 29nd. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Big Bad Wolf

This week we finish off our month of Gaps in Our knowledge with Fables.  A modern update on fairy tale characters in New York City.  In the first collection of the long running comic, Bigby Wolf and Snow White join forces to solve a grisly murder.

Next week we are beginning our Pride month with Love is Love. A collection from the top names in comics today join forces to raise money for the survivors, and families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting.  



  • 3 slices of jalepenos
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice

Muddle first two ingredients. Add last three, shake the shit out of it and strain over ice.


Episode 59 - Fables: Legends in Exile is out on May 29nd. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Happily Never After

This week we finish off our month of Gaps in Our knowledge with Fables.  A modern update on fairy tale characters in New York City.  In the first collection of the long running comic, Bigby Wolf and Snow White join forces to solve a grisly murder.

Next week we are beginning our Pride month with Love is Love. A collection from the top names in comics today join forces to raise money for the survivors, and families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting.  



  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1.5 oz fresh-pressed or bottled green juice
  • 1 oz green Chartreuse
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 7-Up or Sprite

Episode 59 - Fables: Legends in Exile is out on May 29nd. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Fables: Legends in Exile - The Drinking Game

This week we finish off our month of Gaps in Our knowledge with Fables.  A modern update on fairy tale characters in New York City.  In the first collection of the long running comic, Bigby Wolf and Snow White join forces to solve a grisly murder.

Next week we are beginning our Pride month with Love is Love. A collection from the top names in comics today join forces to raise money for the survivors, and families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting.  



Happily Never After:

Every time you find out the fucked up things that happened to a favorite fairy tale character after their story ended, take a drink.

Who is the Adversary?:

Any time the Adversary is talked about, take a drink. 

I’m not sure which story that comes from:

Every time there is a character or item that you are unsure which fairy tale it/they come from, take a drink.

Fable Fucking: 

Every time you see fables in pre coital, coital, or post coital circumstances, take a drink.


Episode 59 - Fables: Legends in Exile is out on May 29nd. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Green Dragon

Its a book that Adam missed: Sandman.  Gaiman’s lucid dream of a comic blends superhero’s and the supernatural in a book that has rightly been labeled a classic.


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In Todd's words "classic absinthe for me.  This book is all about the green dragon."

Bryan recommends Kubler Absinthe.


Episode 56 - Sandman is out on May 8th. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Nightmare

Its a book that Adam missed: Sandman.  Gaiman’s lucid dream of a comic blends superhero’s and the supernatural in a book that has rightly been labeled a classic.



  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz cherry brandy
  • 1/2 oz madeira
  • 1 tsp orange juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve


Episode 56 - Sandman is out on May 8th. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Underworld

Its a book that Adam missed: Sandman.  Gaiman’s lucid dream of a comic blends superhero’s and the supernatural in a book that has rightly been labeled a classic.



Recipe by Paternoster Chop House

  • 40ml El Jimador reposado
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 20ml Crème de cassis
  • 100ml ginger beer
  • Half capsule of charcoal supplement
  • 1 red jelly snake
  • 1 sour jelly snake

METHOD

  1. Mix the tequila with the lime juice and a dash of sugar, then shake with ice.
  2. Pour the crème de cassis in a highball glass, add a cube ice and poor in tequila mixture, top up with ginger beer.
  3. Add half capsule of charcoal on top and stir it gently.
  4. Garnish with a blackberry and blueberry on a cocktail stick, a maraschino cherry and jelly snakes around the glass.

Episode 56 - Sandman is out on May 8th. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

The Sandman: The Drinking Game

Its a book that Adam missed: Sandman.  Gaiman’s lucid dream of a comic blends superhero’s and the supernatural in a book that has rightly been labeled a classic.



The "Hey I know that Guy," Rule: 

For ever DC universe reference or cameo, take a drink.

The "Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream" Rule:

Every time you struggle to stay awake because the book keeps talking about sleep and dreams, take a drink.

The "Hey, Is this Prince Valiant," Rule:

Every time you question if your might actually be reading Prince Valiant, take a drink.

The, "Quit Being an Emo Bitch," Rule:

Every time the main character is acting like emo Spiderman in Spiderman 3, take a drink.

Bonus Episode Rule:

Every time Todd says - "Oozes Cool!": Take a drink!


Episode 56 - Sandman is out on May 8th. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Cinderella

On this week's episode, it’s a combination of fair tales and espionage with Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love.  A Fables crossover with a kick ass woman as our hero. 



  • 1/2 part Apricot Brandy
  • 1 part Gin
  • 1/2 part Red Port
  • 1 whole Maraschino Berry

Fill a mixing glass with ice cubesAdd all ingredients.  Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with amaraschino berry.


Ep 53 - Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love is out now!  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Glass Slipper

On this week's episode, it’s a combination of fair tales and espionage with Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love.  A Fables crossover with a kick ass woman as our hero. 



  • 2oz GIn
  • 0.5oz blue curaçao 
  • Lemon twist 

Shake liquors over ice, pour into Martini glass, garnish with a lemon twist.


Ep 53 - Cinderella: From Fabletown with love is out now. Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ginger Martini

On this week's episode, it’s a combination of fair tales and espionage with Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love.  A Fables crossover with a kick ass woman as our hero. 



Todd renamed this drink Cinderella's Rose.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
  • 1 ounce pamplemousse rose liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Lime Wedge

Instructions

  1. Add the gin, ginger, pamplemousse, and lime juice to an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for about 30 to 60 seconds, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Ginger Monkey

This week we finish up our Brian K. Vaughn spotlight with one of his most famous works: Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out every male creature in the world except a young magician and his pet monkey, that magician must make his great escape to Australia to find his girlfriend. 



  • 50 ml of Monkey Shoulder (blended Scotch/ Whiskey)
  • 80 ml of Dry Ginger Ale
  • Orange Wedge
  • Plenty of ice

Fill glass with ice and add the Monkey Shoulder.  Pour in the ginger ale and slowly stir.  Top off with a fresh orange wedge.


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Tough Lady

This week we finish up our Brian K. Vaughn spotlight with one of his most famous works: Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out every male creature in the world except a young magician and his pet monkey, that magician must make his great escape to Australia to find his girlfriend. 



  • oz of Scotch
  • ½ oz Fraise Chilled Champagne

Pour the spirits into a wide champagne glass and top with champagne. Decorate with a strawberry.

 


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Manmosa

This week we finish up our Brian K. Vaughn spotlight with one of his most famous works: Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out every male creature in the world except a young magician and his pet monkey, that magician must make his great escape to Australia to find his girlfriend. 



  • 1 oz Orange Vodka
  • 4 oz Blue Moon Hefeweizen
  • 4 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Orange Twist and Bacon to Garnish

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Y: The Last Man - The Drinking Game

This week we finish up our Brian K. Vaughn spotlight with one of his most famous works: Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out every male creature in the world except a young magician and his pet monkey, that magician must make his great escape to Australia to find his girlfriend. 



The Escape Artist Rule:

Anytime our main character escapes a deadly situation, including the plague, take a drink.

 

The “His Fragile Little Ego" Rule:

Every time Yorick thinks someone is talking about him, but they are not, take a drink.

 

The Belly Button Rule:

Any time you see a woman appear in a tube top, take a drink. Every female belly button drink.

 

The Monkey Shines Rule: 

Every time Ampersand thows poo, runs away. Or gets in to general monkey mayhem. Take a drink.


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Baghdad by Night

This week we continue our spotlight on Brian K. Vaughan with the Pride of Baghdad.  Based on a true story. Vaughan's tale of freedom vs slavery surrounds a small pride of Lions as they escape from the Bagdad zoo during the second Iraq war.



  • 1pt Aftershock (red)
  • 1pt Creme de cacao

You will want to float the Aftershock on top of the Creme de Cacao, for a beautiful shot, or a powerful cocktail.


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