Recipe: Ft. Lauderdale

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 1/2 oz White Rum

 

  • 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth

 

  • 1/4 oz Lime Juice

 

  • 1 oz Orange Juice

 

Directions:

 

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice. Give it a good swirl, possibly a shake.

 

  • Pour over ice in a double rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice if desired.

 

Note: DO NOT serve with a peanut butter sandwich.

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Show Notes 06/23/17

Title: Youthful Books

Run Time: 21 min 02 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit

 

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Topic: Influential Books of Your Youth

 

After Nabbit and Major Monocle debate the validity of text books, phone books and dictionaries in this topic, Oktober gets us started with the classic James Howe book, Bunnicula. Nabbit and Oktober both enjoyed the book and the cover art. Despite an odd animated version, it still holds a great place in the panels’ youthful heart (Except for Major Monocle, who doesn’t read).

 

Nabbit talks about Super Fudge (which Luke gets mixed up with Chocolate Fever), Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing… and the original versions of the Grimm’s Fairytales.

 

In an attempt to coax out anything relevant from Major Monocle’s youthful back log, Oktober starts proposing things like coloring books… Luke suggests Dr. Seuss..But Nabbit nails it with “Where’s Waldo?” as the Major’s most influential book.

 

Nabbit accuses Luke of baiting Oktober into talking about her love of “Where The Wild Things Are“… and Oktober explains that the book and it’s art style are still with here today. In other words, she doesn’t associate it with “just” her childhood.

 

Luke talks about how during his middle years (around twelve or so) he started reading the books of Dean Koontz. They were influential because they were fantastical stories with some complex themes….but not so complex that they were over powering. Dragon Tears is one that he cites as an example.

 

Nabbit brings up “Choose Your Own Adventure” books (Like Video Games, But On Paper!).

 

Oktober brings up something that really influenced her dark side when she was a kid…”Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark.”

 

Game: “Mis-Casting”

 

This is a game where we take a quick plot summary of a movie and choose actors who are unlikely and/or just bad choices for roles in those films. Let the hilarity ensue!

 

  • A Young Wizard gets trapped by an evil troll. Eventually escaping with the help of a magic fork and and a scullery maid.

 

  • The death of a gardener at a lumber magnate’s mansion leads a police detective down a rabbit hole of intrigue.

 

  • Fleeing a planet wide civil war, a smuggler  (and his robot side kick) crash land on a strange planet filled with bizzare creatures and natives.

 

 

 

Show Notes 06/16/17

Title: Season 2 Begins…City Vs. Country

Run Time: 20 min 26 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle, Nabbit

 

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Topic: City Living Vs. Country Living

 

 

  • Luke talks about the joys of  food delivery, an essential part of modern living. Nabbit brings up traffic slowing things down enough that living in the city is almost as inconvenient as living in the country.

 

 

  • Socializing is another big theme in this debate. In the country you can get all your friends together and have a bonfire and barbecue….bonfires are frowned upon in the city. So you adjust your social scene and hit the pubs and clubs.

 

  • The panels ultimate conclusions were:

Oktober: Country

Major Monocle: Country

Luke: Country (with a Bunker)

Nabbit: Middle Ground (Suburbs)

 

 

Game: “Be The Tree You Want To Be…”

 

A game about silly questions and scenarios that will bend your mind in some new and interesting shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Beverage (N/A): The Norma Jean

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice

 

 

 

  • 1 Lime Wedge

 

  • 1 Lime Wheel (garnish)

 

  • 1 Strawberry (garnish)

 

Directions:

 

 

  • In a mixing glass squeeze lime wedge and combine 1 oz Pomegranate juice, 2 bar spoons Monin Strawberry Syrup. Stir.

 

  • Combine Bruce Cost Unfiltered Original Ginger Ale and the contents of the mixing glass in the iced Hurricane Glass.

 

  • Garnish and Enjoy.

 

 

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Bonus Beverage: The Marilyn

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Ingredients:

 

  • 2 oz Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka

 

  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice

 

 

  • 1 Lime Wedge

 

  • 1 Lime Wheel (garnish)

 

  • 1 Strawberry (garnish)

 

 

Directions:

 

 

  • In a mixing glass squeeze the lime wedge and pour in 2 oz Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka, 1 oz Pomegranate Juice.

 

  • Combine the contents of the mixing glass and Bruce Cost Unfiltered Original Ginger Ale in the iced Hurricane Glass.

 

  • Garnish and enjoy.

 

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Show Notes 05/19/17

Title: Major Monocle Month #2: Media of Your Youth

Run Time: 22 min 28 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Oktober, Major Monocle

 

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Topic: TV and Movie from your youth that you will sit down and watch again….

 

  • Luke gets things rolling by talking about how Futurama is always in his top 5 most recent things watched on Netflix. Even though he was an adult when he watched it gave him child-like joy.

 

  • Both Major Monocle and Oktober agree that the original Voltron is and was well worth their eyeballs. Despite some quality issues later, it still holds up as iconic. The panel agrees that Netflix wouldn’t have rebooted it if there wasn’t fan demand. Not to mention the toys.

 

 

  • Luke talks about how he has a soft spot for crime shows (like those currently on Investigation Discovery) and their “Renactments.” Especially those that take place in the 70’s and 80’s.

 

  • Major Monocle grew up with Dragonball Z. Oktober and Luke were in highschool when they were watching 6th generation video copies (with bad subtitles) from Japan. Luke and Oktober take turns being “that guy” and complaining about character portrayal and the “Super Powered Wrestling” aspects of the show. Major Monocle recommends TeamFourStar’s version for a good rendition.

 

Game: Lexicon Obscuria: Urban Dictionary Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Notes 05/12/17

Title: Major Monocle Month #1: Youthful Travel

Run Time: 20 min 14 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Major Monocle

 

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Topic: Vacations you took in your youth…

 

 

  • Nabbit talks about his families common pilgrimage to Pigeon Forge, TN when he was young. He tells stories of camping (when he would rather have been playing video games) and one particularly vivid memory of a rafting trip gone wrong.

 

  • Major Monocle regales us with stories of one particularly memorable trip to Virginia Beach, VA when he was very young. He was mesmerized by the 5 story vacation home they had rented (although to this day he is still perplexed by the placement of the kitchen on the top floor) and also by the crabbing opportunities in the small estuary nearby. And now, after growing up, he questions the heart shaped bed.

 

Game: “You Name It!”