What is this? Didn't the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure already do an Episode 42? OF course they did, but it didn't take! There was a microphone "issue". It was a complete disaster, but then, fate stepped in. The timeline is as follows . . .
Jan 6 - Gentleman Jason is a guest on the Sneaky Dragon podcast, episode #318. While on the podcast, the hosts David Dedrick and Ian Boothby promote their "Personal Podcast" contest.
Jan 8 - Elvis Presley's birthday.
Jan 9 - The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure record their episode #42, "Are You Thirsty Tonight?" The "theme" is Elvis Presley inspired cocktails. They record the entire show on the wrong microphone. They do not notice.
Jan 13 - The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure's upload day! During the upload, the error in recording is discovered. At first there is sadness followed by anger, but then . . .INSPIRATION HITS! Jason records a super short, super quick version of Episode 42, and more importantly, ENTERS the "Personal Podcast" contest.
Feb 3 - The unthinkable happens. Jason wins the "Personal Podcast" contest! Dave is sad.
Feb 8 - The Sneaky Dragon podcast records a new G of EL episode #42.
The Gents will call it Episode 42b. The Sneaky Dragonistas will call it Episode 322b. You will call it whatever you like. Please listen to ALL of the Sneaky Dragon podcasts. Just click on that blue printing. Then leave comments everywhere! Scatter them willy nilly all over the World Wide Web!
Then buy this book. Ian Boothby wrote it! Nina Matsumoto illustrated it! David Dedrick coloured it!
If you would like the recipes for the drinks in this episode, read on MacDuff . . .
The Burnside Cocktail
1 ounce gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 teaspoon cherry brandy
1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice in a high ball glass.
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce Bénédictine
Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
Oh! Finally, if you absolutely want to hear the original poorly recorded "lost" episode #42, "Are You Thirsty Tonight"?. It's tacked on to the end of the show!
Thank you Ian and Dave for a fantastic job!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure