Show Notes 06/24/17

Title: Potatoes and Apples

Run Time: 19 min 04 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle


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 Topic:  The Wonders of The Potato


Major Monocle starts listing all the ways he likes his potatoes (Hint: most of ’em are friend). The panel thinks he might be the potato version of Bubba.


Oktober throws out her love of the sweet potato (baked just as is). Luke likes his with some butter and cinnamon, Major Monocle wants brown sugar, butter and possibly a sweet potato. There are so many ways to make ’em.


The panel talks about eating raw potatoes and how it seems to be something that everyone does as a kid.


Oktober starts talking about odd potatoes that not everyone has heard of. She points out that the blue potato is one of her favorites.


Major Monocle questions the sanity of the first person to try to eat a potato. The panel goes through a series of escalations as to how it might have happened.


Luke suggests that a lot of Americans are probably introduced to potatoes via the french fry. And then everyone starts listing their favorite cut of fry (Oktober: Steak fries, Major Monocle: Curly Fries, Nabbit: Shoestring/ Waffle)


Nabbit asks the most important question of the show, “Are French Fries French?” No one is sure…so to the INTERNET!


Nabbit tells the story about how he didn’t like potatoes as a kid, except for hash browns…which he was convinced was not made of potato.


The panel discusses whether potatoes are a filler food or part of the meal.



Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge


It’s time for the panel to take a drink of the Big Apple….yeah that’s not a typo. This drink is essentially a Manhattan made with Crown Royal Regal Apple. Oktober was looking for a tart apple flavor (the kind you might find in Apple Pucker) and was surprised at the sweet flavor of the cocktail. Major Monocle took a moment to adjust to a classic cocktail. The panel discussed garnish (the original presentation just had a cherry in the glass), which is why in the version shown here on the site it has an actual apple on the side of the glass. If you’d like to see the recipe it’s right here.





Show Notes 06/17/16

Title: Thoughts on Travelling and A Dirty UK Road Map

Run Time: 26 min 56 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle


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 Topic:  Travel Pros, Cons and Tips


  • The panel starts of by discussing modes of travel. When discussing car travel Nabbit brings up his DeLorean experience (he tried cramming his tall frame into it to limited success). And then everyone brings up the Pontiac Fiero, but Nabbit thinks the DeLorean was smaller.





  • Oktober regales the panel with stories about traveling by bus. The people, the delays and the need for life insurance.


  • Oktober asks the panel which was the coolest place they’ve ever traveled to….Nabbit says Hong Kong. Luke suggests Niagra Falls (in summer or winter, and always go to the Flying Saucer Restaurant). Major Monocle enjoyed New Orleans,even though it forced him to change time zones.



  • Luke asks about everyone’s essential travel item. Major Monocle is a proponent of extra underwear and athletic shorts, mainly because of sweating. Nabbit needs munchies (mainly Cheez-its). Oktober has the need to find someplace to eat at her destination that she does not have available at home. Luke takes an electric tea kettle with him whenever he travels because he needs to have his hot Earl Grey tea and doesn’t wanna get over charged for it.



Game: The UK Atlas of Silly Roads


This game is based on a poll published in the UK about funny road names. The panel had to guess whether the names were real or made up. However, Luke didn’t really have time to make up any fake ones, so all the ones he used were real. The list used is right here.






Show Notes 06/10/16

Title: Inspirational Quotes

Run Time: 19 min 34 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle


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 Topic:  Inspirational and Motivational Quotes


  • Luke’s first submission:

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” -Robert Heinlein

This quote in not from George Carlin…there is a whole page on about quotes that are not from George Carlin.


  • Major Monocle’s favorite quote is “F**k It, We’ll do it Live!” because sometimes you just gotta wing it. Nabbit says that there is quite a lot of talent in that department present at the podcast.


  • Luke’s next submission is from Tony Robbins….

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

Which of course is allows Oktober to quote the band Rush’s song “FreeWill.”


  • Nabbit brings up the absurdity of the common wisdom that is:

“It’s always in the last place you look.”

….Because you stopped looking after you found it.


  • Then we hit the segment of the show where we randomly pull a bunch of fortune cookie fortunes out of Nabbit’s wallet. He’s been stockpiling them for years. Some of these pearls:

The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.

“Wow! A secret message from your teeth!”

“Don’t get so caught up in the daily grind that you never find any time to enjoy yourself.”

“The shortest distance between two people is a smile.”

“Nature, Time and Patience are the three great healers. “


  • Oktober relates to the last fortune cookie and throws out the wisdom that is:

“Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels.”

The panel struggles with that one for a moment because it’s easier if you read it.


  • This hopeful quote for old people comes about (even though it was most likely not said by who it is attributed to, that being George Eliot):

“It is never too late to become what you might have been.”

Apparently, being the first astronaut to bowl on the moon is still an option, according to Nabbit.

  • Major Monocle suggest we set the motto for the show to this quote from Game of Thrones:

“That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.”


“…Love is letting people be just what they want to be.”


Nabbit is all about sorting out the inner workings of modern relationships…


“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”

Luke points out that there’s another good reason to get a cat.


Game:  “Drink It” or “Sink It” Challenge

This concoction is a peach and orange mashup called “The Devil In The Grove.” Featuring Jim Beam’s “Devil’s Cut” Bourbon this one is a bit of an homage to the border between Florida and Georgia. Sweet, tart and bourbon combine into something that, no matter how sinful, is worth trying.



The Devil In The Grove




1 1/2 oz Devil’s Cut


1 oz Peach Schnapps


1 1/2 oz Peach Nectar


3 oz Orange Juice


1 Orange wedge for garnish




  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin filled with ice.


  • Shake well and strain into a pint glass filled with ice.


  • Garnish with an orange wedge and enjoy.









Show Notes 06/03/16

Title: All About The Not Good Bad Movies

Run Time: 25 min 51 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle


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 Topic:  Bad Movies, Like Major Releases that Are in No Way Good


There’s a lot to pick apart in this episode. Here is a list of the movies we discussed in various ways.


  • Jurassic Park 3 (Not “Raptors in Space” despite Nabbit’s insistence)







  • Catwoman (Oktober tries to defend this one, you decide whether she accomplished that)


  • The Village (Luke defends this one, not as a horror movie…more of a mystery film)





  • Supergirl ( Really 1984? Really? Plus a WTF performance from Peter O’Toole)


  • The Room (although disqualified because it wasn’t a wide release)


  • Birdemic (also disqualified, but worth a look)


  • Cool As Ice (a cash cow according to Nabbit, a dead horse according to Luke)







Game: The Best Of The Worst


The AFI has their top 100 famous movie lines, well this is about the lesser regarded movies. So its the best lines from the worst movies. In retrospect, should’ve made this multiple choice.