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.
Featured here for the very last time, this is a remastered version of our Halloween Special with a brand new intro recorded in 2019. True ghost stories, and contacting spirits with a Ouija Board, Dan and Jerry follow the green fairy into places they should truly never, ever go.
In this episode, recorded October 24, 2019, Dan and Jerry explore where exactly the idea of burning absinthe came from, then dive even deeper to touch upon the origins of absinthe itself. Spoiler alert: it goes back way further than either of them realized. Other things covered: A review of Letherbee Absinthe; using CBD to combat, of all things, PROCRASTINATION; and then Dan and Jerry get into a bit of a heated discussion about whether or not you should ask famous friends to sign things for you.
We titled this from a very small portion of the episode, but if you take nothing else away from listening (or don’t listen to this episode at all) just remember that bit. Both Dan and Jerry touch upon ideas they had but DID NOT run with, and someone else did — and that’s why Jurassic Park is by Micheal Crichton and not Jerry Davis. Absinthe-wise, Jerry is still confused about Versinthe. Is/was it absinthe or a pastis? There’s conflicting information out there, but regardless Jerry thought it was pretty darn good … whatever it was. Beside that, the boys talk coffee, gold panning in New York City, anxiety from low absinthe levels, and a beautiful model named Caroline Madison who is half Asian, and has naturally blazing red hair (we featured her as our “absinthe fairy” once, back in 2011).
We know it should probably be “Gibbon” monkey but that’s not the way it came out, all those years ago. What the heck are we talking about? You’ll have to listen to find out. Besides that foolishness, Dan gives a barside review of Haint Absinthe, and Jerry follows suite with his recent barside experience with something called Nain Rouge Absinthe. Other absinthes touched upon in one way or another are State 38’s Damn Good Absinthe (which, unfortunately, doesn’t appear to be too damn good), Oregon Spirit Absinthe Original, and Fish Creek Green Fairy.
This episode features La Sorcière Absinthe Supèrieure Verte and Grande Absente reviews from 2011. This is news to Jerry as he has no memory of ever trying Grande Absente, let along liking it. Side note: apparently in Stockton California all absinthe is kept behind glass so that it doesn’t escape. Also, Dan and Jerry discuss tasteful garden zombies, and the fact that you can get a Harley Davidson fountain pen.
“If you cross-breed a cow with a buffalo … you really have to convince that cow, you know.” That’s a line from a song used in this episode. Does it have anything to do with absinthe? Not really. Does it have something to do with Dan and
It’s like coffee and absinthe were made for each other … but will it go with Jade absinthe? And will Jade go with champagne? Jerry finds out. Also, Jade gets back to Jerry about a cork issue, and Dan talks about an article filled with such misinformation about absinthe that it puts the “anus” in “heinous.” Aaaand there’s some personal sharing going on. But it’s okay, they trust you.
Jerry learned something important from his recent absinthe emergency: how to NOT open a bottle of Jade. Meanwhile Dan is laughing because Jerry has a blood test in the morning and so can’t have anything to eat or drink after a certain time, and that time is coming up in 15 minutes … so Jerry has to down his glass of absinthe very quickly. There are consequences to this.