Title: Beach Vacations and the Seaside
Run Time: 22 min 12 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle
Topic: Beach Vacations
- We begin by learning that Major Monocle does not like large bodies of water and doesn’t like to go to places where he is not the apex predator. Apparently he lived near the beach when he was younger…and they only swam in a friend’s pool.
- Oktober, who is our resident beach goer, loves the smell of the ocean. Luke believes that the air improves the flavor of any food that’s served outdoors. Nabbit believes it might be an act of revenge against the nearest sea creature.
- Nabbit enjoys the sound. He’s convinced that the wave sound machines stole the idea from the ocean. We’re not sure whether the ocean actually had a trade mark on it.
- Oktober associates the beach with two different eras….the 1950’s and the 1980’s. Citing the teen beach movies (like Beach Blanket Bingo) and Miami Vice as examples.
- Luke thinks that the beach became an even more popular destination after the US highway system was completed. You had people traveling from longer distances than before.
- Nabbit thinks that part of the draw was the natural wonder of the ocean and the fact that you can’t see below the surface.
- Sand is both essential and a nightmare at the same time. It’s great on the beach, but not fantastic when you bring it into the house.
- Nabbit has issues with the semi-nudity at the beach. I think he’s more upset that he can’t afford to go to the good beaches.
Game: The “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge
In line with the theme of the show we have the Seaside. Despite the fact that the panel compared its look to an Ecto Cooler (which it is not) they all seemed to like it. Oktober downed it pretty quick while Nabbit sipped not, initially, knowing what to expect. It came out a bit greener than it might have if you used commercial orange juice as compared to the fresh squeezed I used for this one. The panel recommended that it be garnished with and umbrella and maybe a slice of pineapple. The full recipe is the entry before the show notes.