The Crafty and Elusive Elk

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. blanco tequila
  • 1/2 0z. mezcal
  • 1/2 oz. falernum
  • 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dsh. orange bitters

Directions

Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake, strain, serve up or over ice.

Following the SPOOKY intro, the boys introduce their special guest, film critic Amy Nicholson.  After some chit-chat, GJ confronts her with some off the negative comments she’s received as a reviewer.  Should she quit reviewing films and “get back in the kitchen” as one commenter suggested?  See for yourself; she writes for rottentomatoes.com and movieline.com.  Her twitter handle is @TheAmyNicholson.

Amy wants to know if you have your tickets to the GUN SHOW!!

Next, Nick hits us with a couple of Updates.  What are your feelings about sexy Halloween costumes and nostalgic toys?

Whatcha Drinkin’?! this time is a complex, yet easy-to-drink number known as “The Crafty and Elusive Elk”.  Mezcal and tequila mix with falernum, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice to create a flavor that GJ calls “sweet and sour, herbal and smoky”.

After that it’s on to our “traditional” Halloween topic, bad movies!  GJ starts us off by discussing just what exactly makes a movie “bad”.  Is it wooden acting? Lousy special effects?  Cheesy dialogue? Nick and Amy chime in with their thoughts before GJ introduces this year’s crop of crap.

Leonard Part 6 – This 1987 Bill Cosby vehicle featured “America’s Dad” as a secret agent.  How could a film that was written, produced by, and starring one of the world’s most successful comedians in the midst of their hottest career streak turn out to be such a flop?  Amy thinks it might have failed because people were sick of the Cos crushing it all the time.

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever – This little known action thriller from 2002 was directed by a guy named KAOS and stars Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu. It has the distinction of being the WORST reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes, but really, how BAD can any film with 36 car explosions be?

Gigli – The much maligned 2003 “romantic comedy” starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. GJ seems particularly offended by this one, while Amy is moderately impressed with the film’s comment on gender politics. Somewhere along the line Nick gets Justin Bartha confused with Paul Dano.

Left Behind – The only box office success in this year’s lineup, Left Behind stars Kirk Cameron in a tale about the end of days.  The gang seems less interested in the film and more excited by its subject matter.  GJ gets a brilliant idea for a post-rapture pet feeding service but his hopes are dashed when Producer Justin discovers these guys.

North – This star-studded early 90’s comedy about a young boy’s search for new parents was particularly reviled by critics when it was released in theaters.  In his review of the film Roger Ebert famously said, “I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. I hated it.” He’s right, it’s pretty bad.

This is what birthdays will look like after the rapture. Yes, we will still have Subway.

Along the way we also hear these tidbits:

  • GJ doesn’t know any virgins…anymore!
  • Predator is our Lord and savior

PLUS

  • Should the Internet disable comments?

AND

  • Kirk Cameron’s sad birthday party

The cover this time is “Coolest Little Monster” by the one and only Zacherley