Jerry tries a new absinthe mixer… listen to find out if it’s a new hit, or a disaster.
Also, the truth comes out about the so-called “ban-lifting” of absinthe in France.
As those of you who follow us on Facebook know, Jerry was awfully sick this week. Chicken-cooking safety rules are for real, folks. Jerry found out the hard way. It’s just a good thing that he didn’t end up with Salmonella.
Dan has the inside track on relatively inexpensive (‘relatively’ is the operative word here) pre-ban absinthe from the early 1900’s. It’s basically $50 a drink, but if you want to try the original stuff he can get you the info and perhaps hook you up with some.
You can tell Dan is married … he wanted to talk about the reality show, The Bachelorette, and some poor guy who got so drunk they had to send him home. Tim McCormack, you should have been drinking absinthe instead. We’re just saying.
Dan is looking for an antique dental phantom. Seriously. Let him know if you have one in your living room you want to give away.
Archie McPhee, we have a new product idea for you: Archie McFetus prenatal vitamins. They’d be gummy vitamins in the shapes of little fetuses.
The Old Absinthe House in New Orleans has filed for bankruptcy. Dan wants to buy it just to get a hold of this marble absinthe fountain.
In fact (and in all seriousness) we think Ted Breaux should buy the place and make it the epicenter of the absinthe world. He could do it. We have faith in him, even if we’re not particularly fond of Lucid.
Other things we cover in this episode are updates on Dan’s Zombie Car Wash, the new drink AmpSinthe (if you get to the point where you can’t pronounce it, you can’t have any more), and there’s some speculation on what big thing Absinthia may have up her sleeve. Dan thinks it’s big, but he doesn’t know what it is.
Oh, yes, we also announce the winners of the absinthe green iPod — finally! — as well as the winner of the Archie McPhee absinthe-flavored fun gifts.
And, last but not least, we’ve made our first attempt at a promo for the podcast: Slow Death in the Afternoon Promo. Feel free to download, distribute, send to people, play it on TV, mix it in with your music, impress your date, anything you want. Also, if you ‘Like’ us on Facebook you can hear episodes even before they’re officially released.
Music from this episode is “The Liberty Bell March” performed by the New York Military Band and recorded in 1910 on a Edison Cylinder Recorder. Talk about retro!