Show Notes 07/21/17

Title: Universal Monsters

Run Time: 17 min 44 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit

 

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Topic: Universal Monsters

 

After an epic intro about Gremlins the panel starts by clarifying the definition of the Universal Monsters, including: Dracula, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Gill Man and several others. Major Monocle wants to see them all go up against Ivan Ooze.

 

Luke brings up the attempt to reboot these monsters into a shared cinematic universe that started with Tom Cruise in The Mummy, which makes Nabbit miss Brendan Fraiser soooooo much.

 

Luke also brings up that one of the glaring issues with this franchise is that we have had half a dozen Frankenstein movies in the last decade….a few to many perhaps. Oktober is interested to see what they might do with “The Bride” and Nabbit thinks it’s an inevitable spin-off.

 

Everybody talks about the various ways they can reboot “The Creature From The Black Lagoon” (soap opera/ Lifetime Movie is one favorite idea) and all the ways that CG will be used. From Jump Scares to CG spittle, it’s all there. Nabbit suggests that the producers take a note from the makers of “The Thing” and use practical effects.

 

Luke brings up the Invisible Man and how he doesn’t think it will translate to a modern audience, which leads to the obvious Hollow Man comparison. Nabbit brings up practical effects again, specifically referring to Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) in which chewing gum plays a big part.

 

 

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge: The June Bug

 

Nabbit notes a bit of foam on top, due to shaking. The color leads to several jokes about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other forms of ooze. Oktober slams it back before anybody else can get to it, but once everybody downs it there is a round of enjoyable noises. Nabbit says that he would only do this kind of drink as a shot. Nabbit talks about adding whipped cream that would make it something more like a blow job shot. Luke talks briefly about the cocktail version of this drink. Try it out and let us know what you think. (The recipe is the previous post)

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (07-19-17)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon” Recommendation. This one has Nabbit deciding between having Elephant tusks or Antlers and which would impact his life the most. For his “Gold Ribbon” Recommendation he chose the collected works of Rob Cantor… mainly because of the joy he brought to the world with “Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf

 

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Show Notes 07/14/17

Title: Adult Life Skills

Run Time: 18 min 30 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit

 

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Topic: Adult Life Skills

 

 

 

 

  • Major Monocle complains about the youths and the need for them to develop the “Job Retention” Skill. Nabbit points out that Major Monocle has the skill but doesn’t necessarily use it. Luke breaks down one of the essential elements of this skill: Time Management (i.e. Showing Up).

 

  • Nabbit wants to change the flow of the conversation, he wants to discuss life skills that are , in his words, awesome. Major Monocle suggests driving cars. Luke brings up one (that is related) that he doesn’t have, but thinks is awesome…that of mechanical car repair. Nabbit brings up the classic man stance that makes it look like you might be able to solve the problem.

 

  • The panel talks about modifying computers briefly. Major Monocle points out that it is a different experience when you’re an adult and you own the machine, as compared to taking apart the family computer when you’re a kid.

 

  • Major Monocle and Nabbit talk about home maintenance and how they enjoy looking at a problem and knowing how much it’s gonna cost to get it fixed. There is also talk about the distance from studs, which makes Luke’s eyes just glaze over.

 

  • Nabbit talks about Frivolous Spending as an adult life skill. The ability to determine your budget and modify it to get what you want…what Nabbit calls, Monetary Justification. Nabbit talks about the process of rationalizing the idea and getting someone to reinforce it.

 

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

The Beach Cruzer

 

This pineapple heavy drink gives everybody a different sensation. Oktober tastes a bit of grapefruit, Nabbit smells the pineapple and also a bit of vanilla…and Major Monocle just gets the taste of pineapple. A simple drink for a simple time. Give it a try and let us know what you think (The recipe is the post right before these notes).

 

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Recipe: The Beach Cruzer

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 1/4 oz Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum

 

  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice

 

  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice

 

Directions:

 

  • Combine the Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice and the 1 1/4 oz of Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum in an iced Collins glass.

 

  • That’s it…real simple.

 

 

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Show Notes 07/07/17

Title: Food Innovations

Run Time: 17 min 46 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit

 

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Topic: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

 

 

 

  • Nabbit points out that since the invention of sliced bread humans have been to space, so he thinks we’ve done a few things that are better than sliced bread. Major Monocle talks about the greatness that is the “Spork” and Nabbit says he is surprised that it hasn’t become more of a thing. {Editorial Note: It appears that the Spork (1874) actually predates sliced bread(1928) and although we regret the error…we’re guessing you didn’t know that either 🙂  }

 

 

  • The panel talks about non-pre-sliced bread. Major Monocle is all about turning it into garlic bread, to which Nabbit turns his opinion of frozen foods around when talking about Texas Toast Garlic bread (available in your grocer’s freezer).

 

  • Major Monocle, Nabbit and Oktober get into a debate about who makes the best frozen lasagna, Stouffer’s or Marie Callenders. There are strong opinions on both sides.

 

  • There is wide agreement on the wonders of Magic Shell. Major Monocle is the only one who isn’t that into it. Nabbit, Oktober and Luke all have great memories of the amazing times they had with it (some of which were within the last month).

 

 

Game: “You Name It!”

 

In this game Luke gives out the description of an item or a trend and the panel names it. Sounds simple, but with a panel like this you never know what you’re going to get.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Notes 06/30/17

Title: Lunch in the Working World

Run Time: 14 min 23 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit

 

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Topic: Lunch

 

 

  • Oktober suggests that people have less time for their lunch breaks. Nabbit agrees, but talks about the need to escape. Meanwhile Major Monocle admits that he used lunch with his manager (at one time it was Nabbit) as an excuse to take longer lunches.

 

  • Oktober says that in her current job she spend a lot of time driving from place to place. Consequently she doesn’t have a defined lunch break and normally eats fast food on the run.

 

  • Luke talks about office workers eating at their desk and Nabbit says that in some places it’s “Highly suggested.” Nabbit talks about his wife’s job as a nurse…normally their food is catered by pharmaceutical reps. Unless someone forgets and then there are no alternatives…except for soup she keeps in her locker.

 

  • The panel goes back to discussing Oktober’s lunch/driving and the difficulty of eating Taco Bell….while driving. Pro skills are needed.

 

  • The Aftermath:

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Game: The Drink It Or Sink It Challenge – Ft. Lauderdale

 

This drink was a poor pairing considering the brown bag lunch had a peanut butter sandwich in it. Luke quickly decided that this drink was not going to get a fair shake for two reasons…. #1 The idea of peanut butter and orange juice together. #2 He did not bring the roper glass for the drink (a double rocks glass) so the presentation was off. The panel couldn’t get into this for mostly those reasons. Give it a try and see what you think. (The recipe is posted before these show notes)

 

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