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THE PINK LADY SHOW – with “Alex X”


THE PINK LADY SHOW
with “Alex X”
Anime/Sci-Fi Convention Organizer

“I’ve seen so much Gadget porn, you don’t even know.”

Nothing is bigger than comic “cons” right now.  Literally nothing!  Not the sun.  Not the expanding cluster of galaxies billions of light years across that contains the Milky Way.  NOTHING!

Join us as we take a peek behind the scenes of these amazing nerdapalloozas with “Alex X,” a semi-anonymous convention organizer who’s worked in cons for years.  Find out way more than you wanted to know about the big egos of B-celebrities, secret nerd* orgies, and what drives the mind of a Furry.  (Don’t be afraid.)

We also take a dive into the Pink Lady, the most unfairly-maligned “girlie drink” of the last century.  It’s shockingly delicious, and not cloying at all when you do it right.  (Entirely unlike “Pink Lady and Jeff,” the disturbing variety show from the late 70s.)

*And we mean the word with the most respect we can muster.  We’re all nerds here.

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MixMa$ter Therm’s Optimal Pink Lady Recipe

There are two commonly-found versions of the Pink Lady, one is a more modern version with cream, ours is based on the classic version.  Honestly, we think it’s better.  You trust us, don’t you?

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Apple Jack
  • .5 oz Lemon juice
  • 2.5 tbs Egg white (or one egg white from a single egg)
  • 2 tsp Grenadine.  (4 dashes)
  • Cherry for garnishing purposes.

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.  For a drink like this, it’s worth it to get some high-end grenadine.  Seriously, don’t use the cheap stuff if you can avoid it.  Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.  (In this case, a maraschino is completely acceptable, but there’s no reason to hold back the Luxardos if you have them.)  Enjoy, while feeling gender-neutral!

And if you want to learn more about Grenadine, join our Patreon campaign for access to our Back Room of bonus material.

GRENADINE FOR SALE!  (a tiny fraction of your purchase will go to the Army production fund.)


WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FURRIES?

FINALLY, SOME PINK LADY AND JEFF!
Prepare to feel deeply uncomfortable.

 

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THE EL PRESIDENTE SHOW REDUX – with Jhonen Vasquez


THE EL PRESIDENTE SHOW – REDUX
With Jhonen Vasquez
(The Re-Run)
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In preparation for Season Three, we’re releasing one of our favorite shows: the 2015 interview with Jhonen Vasquez.  (Creator of Invader ZIM, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, and, you know, other stuff.)  This was before the new INVADER ZIM special was announced (yay!), and before Donald Trump fucked up relations with Cuba (asshole!), but it’s still a great interview, and a durn fine cocktail. (Still NSFW, and definitely not safe for kids.)

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ORIGINAL GODDAMN SHOW NOTES!

Yeah, we were going to do a show about the Zombie, but it turns out that’s way more complicated than we thought.  Seriously, no two recipes are alike on that cocktail, and one of them involves cooking up your own spice mix.  Seriously.  So in honor of re-opening relations with Cuba, we present a cocktail that was founded in Havanah during prohibition and crossed that small patch of ocean to the United States.  In the process we learn they never should have added the goddamn grenadine.

Our quest is Jhonen Vasquez, comic book artist and creator of the INVADER ZIM cartoon series.  We talk a little about the new INVADER ZIM comic, and talk a lot about other random things like robots, murder, horror movies, the glorious absurdity of adults being stupid for a living, and how to rule with an iron scrotum.  (NSFW as always.  And really not safe for kids.)

DRINK ALONG AT HOME
The El Presidente

We went through a couple of recipes until we found what we think is the optimal version of the El Presidente.  The secret: NO GRENADINE!

MixMa$ter Therm’s Optimal Presidente:

  • 2 parts white rum.  (Something better than Bacardi if you can find it.)
  • 1 part dry vermouth. (Dolin white is the most recommended.)
  • 1/2 part orange curacao.

Shake all ingredients in a shaker, like you do, and pour into a chilled glass.  Garnish with an orange peel if you have any style at all.  Drink while you oppress the common people.

Oh, and when you’re done… always refrigerate your vermouth!  It goes bad.

But if you insist on trying the more mainstream version:

  • 2 parts white rum.
  • 2 parts dry vermouth.
  • 1/2 part orange curacao.
  • Dash of grenadine.

Shake everything in a shaker with ice, like you would.  Pour in glass.  Drink.  Think about how it would be much better without the grenadine.

SOME OF JHONEN’S OFFICIAL INTERNET LOCALES
http://www.questionsleep.com
http://jhonenv.tumblr.com
https://twitter.com/jhonenv

AND SOME OF VASQUEZERY ON AMAZON

AND DON’T FORGET THE “ROBOT OR NOT” PODCAST
https://www.theincomparable.com/robot/

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THE EL PRESIDENTE SHOW – with Jhonen Vasquez (extended cut)

AOD_El_Presidente_Show_Slug_IMG_2143THE EL PRESIDENTE SHOW
With Jhonen Vasquez
(Extended Cut)

Yeah, we were going to do a show about the Zombie, but it turns out that’s way more complicated than we thought.  Seriously, no two recipes are alike on that cocktail, and one of them involves cooking up your own spice mix.  Seriously.  So in honor of re-opening relations with Cuba, we present a cocktail that was founded in Havanah during prohibition and crossed that small patch of ocean to the United States.  In the process we learn they never should have added the goddamn grenadine.

Our quest is Jhonen Vasquez, comic book artist and creator of the INVADER ZIM cartoon series.  We talk a little about the new INVADER ZIM comic, and talk a lot about other random things like robots, murder, horror movies, the glorious absurdity of adults being stupid for a living, and how to rule with an iron scrotum.  (NSFW as always.  And really not safe for kids.)

Subsribe on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-army-of-drunks/id936560275

Or listen directly here!

DRINK ALONG AT HOME
The El Presidente

We went through a couple of recipes until we found what we think is the optimal version of the El Presidente.  The secret: NO GRENADINE!

MixMa$ter Therm’s Optimal Presidente:

  • 2 parts white rum.  (Something better than Bacardi if you can find it.)
  • 1 part dry vermouth. (Dolin white is the most recommended.)
  • 1/2 part orange curacao.

Shake all ingredients in a shaker, like you do, and pour into a chilled glass.  Garnish with an orange peel if you have any style at all.  Drink while you oppress the common people.

Oh, and when you’re done… always refrigerate your vermouth!  It goes bad.

But if you insist on trying the more mainstream version:

  • 2 parts white rum.
  • 2 parts dry vermouth.
  • 1/2 part orange curacao.
  • Dash of grenadine.

Shake everything in a shaker with ice, like you would.  Pour in glass.  Drink.  Think about how it would be much better without the grenadine.

SOME OF JHONEN’S OFFICIAL INTERNET LOCALES
http://www.questionsleep.com
http://jhonenv.tumblr.com
https://twitter.com/jhonenv

AND SOME OF VASQUEZERY ON AMAZON

AND DON’T FORGET THE “ROBOT OR NOT” PODCAST
https://www.theincomparable.com/robot/

Read more