Title: Pitch Month: You Need A New Bank
Run Time: 18 min 56 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle
Topic: Pitch Month: Cash
- This outtake is referenced during Nabbit’s intro <NSFW>.
- This is the first episode of Pitch Month. This is where everyone puts a topic in a hat and we draw one out and discuss it. Nabbit grabbed Luke’s topic out and attempted to read it, with difficulty.
- Luke asked when the last time the panel had cash in their wallets, how it affects them and what is the possibility of a cashless society.
- Major Monocle rarely has cash in his wallet (he was proud of his 5 dollars). Nabbit tries to keep $20 is his wallet, but he tries to not break it. Oktober always has cash on her, mainly because her bank account lags when it comes to showing money she’s removed using her debit card.
- Luke talks about how he’s finally been forced to upgrade to a chip debit card, which causes the entire panel to groan. Nabbit thinks they are a step backwards when it comes to efficiency.
- Recent issues with his new card, Luke has begun carrying “emergency cash” on him. Nabbit feels that he needs to have cash on him, because if he has to pay less than $1.20 it feels wrong to use his debit card.
- Nabbit and Luke talk about a trip they took to Hong Kong years ago, where cards with chips built in were common and worked great (The Octopus Card). This was years before they had even been talked about in the U.S.
- The panel talks about how difficult it would be to go cashless. Luke points out that if the power goes out you’re out of luck. Nabbit says you could probably survive without money in the current world, but it would be very difficult.
- The group discusses the dangers of a cashless society when the power goes out. And thats not only because you have to break out the old school credit card machine. Nabbit closes the argument down with this pearl of wisdom…”People will figure out a way to take your money.”
Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge:
Rousseau’s Cake Cocktail
A salute to Marie Antoinette (and Jean Jacques Rousseau who made up the “Let Them Eat Cake!” line). Despite Major Monocles aversion to cake he enjoyed this lemon/strawberry cake cocktail. Nabbit liked the flavor but felt the Pinnacle Cake Vodka might have been a bit to heavy (the recipe calls for 2 oz). Oktober liked it and found it very simple. Try it out for yourselves…the recipe appears before the show notes.