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Episode 1 - Pink Gin

by Kurt Johnson

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This show was recorded in late May of 2005 and released on April 1 of that year. For those who are already familiar with TRHH, this is a remastered version of the original release. Even so, the sound quality from Eggs' iChat connection is pretty dodgy at times, especially at the beginning. So, there's nothing "wrong" with the file, it's the way it was recorded.

Here are the original show notes:

In the very first edition of the beloved podcast, the Happy Hour cast turns their attention to their favorite liquid. Discussions on the origins of Gin and bitters ensue. Eggs talks about how lame Palonia is, because none of the liquor stores carry bitters, and how weird it is to buy liquor in the middle of the day. The "Did you ever taste the paste?" question is raised.

1-1/2 to 2 oz of gin. Kurt uses Bombay Sapphire, Eggs uses Tanqueray
2 dashes Angostura bitters.

Fill a shaker half full of ice.
Add gin and bitters.
Shake like hell.
Pour through a strainer into a chilled cocktail glass.

Also in this show: The first appearance of Faux Jones, although he hasn't yet received this name, he gets by as "the fake James Earl Jones". Kurt speaks briefly in tongues, just a word or two, here and there, and occasionally in the voice of Owen Wilson for some reason.

Estry arrives late, and settles for wine.


released April 1, 2005


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