It’s Dan’s birthday! So what does he want? A funeral?!? Yes, that’s what he wanted, so that’s what we gave him. A comedy funeral “roast” hosted by none other than the one and only Mike McShane. That, and a bunch of bottles of absinthe. So a huge shoutout to longtime friend Mike (we can’t tell you how much we love this guy) for being the Master of Ceremonies, and thanks to longtime friend and Slow Death in the Afternoon listener Jeff for being there as well, and also to old and dear friend Dave for participating all the way from Australia. Also a HUGE shout out to all Dan’s friends, too many to name here, and also since Jerry is the one typing this, he can’t remember any of their names. Except for Becky (who is the ultimately awesome girlfriend by the way, and Dan is an extremely lucky dude to have her in his life). Video can be found on our website at absithepodcast.com or on our Facebook page. Also, note to Dan: please don’t drink absinthe in Hell. Remember it’s flammable.
Greetings to all future peoples from us here in the distant past! This mostly retro episode of the podcast features glasses with fricken’ lasers, holiday shopping woes, and discussions about how you know when a Hollywood franchise is on its last leg when they suddenly set it “in space.” The boys also pose the question to you, the listeners: Have you ever had a psycho x?
Why probably? Because we don’t really know. Dan is super busy with local shows for his day job for the rest of December 2019, and while Jerry may have a substitute guest host lined up, that also is not a for sure thing. Other than that, what can you expect from this episode? Well, how would you like to be a double-secret absinthe counter spy? You might be one right now and not even know it! Be careful with that pen you have no memory of ever touching before because if you push the button on the top you may release a weapon of mass drunkenness. If all this wasn’t enough of a train wreck, Jerry uses his amazing psychic powers to channel the spirit of the first human to ever suckle a cow.
In this episode, Dan teaches Jerry how to professionally negotiate just about anything. Jerry tells Dan how to get people to leave when it’s time for them to go home. Also in this episode: Mashing up Watership Down with A Clockwork Orange. A robot which duplicates (or dispenses) absinthe. How the stuff you own ends up owning you. How to enjoy moderation in moderation. And, we answer the age-old question: Does absinthe really make the heart grow fonder?
That’s right, future listeners, this episode was recorded waaaay back in November, 2019! Inside it contains: Cinnamon night sweats. Absinthe eggnog. Chocolate absinthe cigars. Absinthe, kittens, and anti-depressant hallucinogenics. Time-traveling Mandalorians in Elon Musk’s cyber truck. It’s Thanksgiving, dear future listeners — and we are drunk. Thank you!
IN THIS EPISODE Dan and Jerry suggest you go to Meetup.com and start a local absinthe meetup group. Also, Dan urges Jerry to “practice what you’ve been drinking” tells him about how much he hates paying retail prices. No, seriously, he hates it. Also mentioned in this episode is the brilliance that is “Robot Chicken” (can you believe it’s been going on since 2005?), and how Dan used to love frequenting hookah bars. Or course, this was back when it was only legal for him to smoke shisha. ALSO, STAY TUNED dear future listeners, as there is a BONUS EPISODE coming out this week: our 2019 Thanksgiving Special.
In this episode we touch upon recently announced Henrick’s “Absinthe Reimagined,” and while we’re not bashing it — because we haven’t actually tasted it — we’re skeptical about calling it “absinthe.” Also covered is the upcoming legalization of marijuana in Michigan and Illinois, the challenge of pronouncing absinthe in a plural sense, and Jerry touts the wonderfulness that is Clandestine absinthe. He also gives us details about the sadly defunct “Green Fairy Club” that had used to be in the Naperville / Aurora Illinois area, and discuss the 5 people (living or dead) we would like to drink absinthe with. And we’d like to pass that question off to you! Call and let us know who those people would be, at (203) 450-6375.
In this episode we talk about Le Tourment Vert, and Jerry tells the tale of getting his very first bottle of Jade Nouvelle Orleans. Dan answers the question: is there anything special about absinthe sugar cubes. Jerry then tells Dan about the connection between sugar cubes and LSD. Jerry talks about “Absinthe Stripper Magic” (Video) and the boys discuss how they can get people to put money together and buy the .awesome top level domain. You know, so that you can have a website address like “absinthe.awesome.” Last but not least, they want to know if you’ve ever been to Burning Man, and if you have, call and leave us a voice mail telling us about your experiences at (203) 450-6375.
This episode was actually recorded right before Halloween 2019, and where Jerry lives there’s already snow on the ground. He is not happy about that. But never mind the snow … the boys do a “louche off” taste test between Letherbee and Kubler to see which they think is the better of the two to recommend as a “starter absinthe” for someone who’s never tried the green fairy before. Music at the end is by Feather Drug, and if you love it as much as the boys do, you can listen to more of Feather Drug (Guillaume Thévenot) on BandCamp and SoundCloud.