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If you don’t happen to have an HDTV and Cable (sorry DirecTV fans), I highly suggest picking up this show on DVD.
Three Sheets has a loyal audience and is growing in popularity. It’s one of the most popular shows on MOJO HD, the all HD channel, and stars comedian Zane Lamprey as he tours the globe partaking in drinking traditions all over the world. Not only is it educational, but the show itself is a drinking game and by the end of the episode, Zane is quite drunk. When he wakes up in the morning he provides viewers with a local hang over cure.
In case you’re brand spanking new to the show, here’s some helpful info (thanks to IMDB) to make you feel at home.
- Three Sheets is the first television show to be produced as a drinking game. When Zane drinks, you drink. First person to see the monkey makes someone else finish their drink. And when Zane talks about his friend, Steve McKenna, it’s a social (everyone drinks).
- The drinking game was introduced in the Costa Rica episode.
- Zane mentions his college buddy, Steve McKenna, in every episode.
- The monkey, Pleepleus (plee-plee-us), seen in every episode, was a gift from Zane’s wife. She packed it in his suitcase on his first episode (Galway, Ireland). He puts it in every show to tell her he loves her.
- Curtiss Marlowe, the Three Sheets cameraman, was a child actor, who appeared in Heathers, Silver Spoons and the TV movie The Shadow Box, directed by Paul Newman.
- In the Czech Republic, Zane left Pleepleus (the monkey) in the beer bath. The Chodovar brewery FedExed it to Zane in Venice, where he opens the box during the show. That is why, in Croatia, the monkey only appears as a photo.
- In Jamaica, the hangover cure was a ‘special tea’. The main ingredient of the tea was marijuana. After the segment, Zane was unable to shoot for the rest of the day. But he was reportedly very happy.
Still not convinced? Here’s some info direct from the MOJO site.
Can you say “I’m buying” in 12 languages? Embark on an international drinking tour with comedian Zane Lamprey, who takes you around the world to master local drinking customs. Zane drinks Brussels sprout-flavored beer in Belgium, a “Pint of Special” in Ireland and learns the hangover cures of Jamaica and Belize. It’s the ultimate pub crawl so get ready to lift your glasses and toast… Cheers! Slainte Mhath! Salud! Navdrovya!
- According to French wine laws, it is forbidden to include the word “Champagne” in the title of sparkling wines, unless it is made in Champagne, France.
- “Guaro” is a liquor or brandy made from sugar cane in Costa Rica. It is a shortened name for “aguardiente de cana”.
- Three toasts are common in Belgium: Cheers, Sante (French) and Gezondheid (Dutch).
- In Wales, the term “Pub” came from the Public Houses, where town folk would socialize and resolve disputes.
- There are no restrictions on carrying alcohol in public in Jamaica.
- As tequila ages it takes its color from the oak barrels in which it sits. The longer it ages, the darker the color.
- The legal drinking age in Ireland is eighteen (18).
- The national beer of Belize is Belikin. However, although there are 500,000 bottles manufactured every year, it is difficult to find outside of Belize. Only 24,000 bottles are exported a month and they are all exported to Los Angeles, CA.
I’m not sure if the DVD is available in stores, but you can order the show directly from their site at the MOJO HD shop. It’s a double disc set so you should be entertained for hours. It’ll cost ya $29.98.
I’m going out of town this weekend so I thought I’d download a few podcasts for my trip. As I was browsing through iTunes, I noticed that “Dinner with the Band,” an online show hosted by chef Sam Mason, was available for download in all different kinds of format.
In case you missed my first post about this a while back, the premise is this; Chef Sam Mason invites a band over, cooks with them or uses them as a theme, and then the band plays some songs. It’s done really well and it’s entertaining, probably more so than most cooking shows on TV.
Here’s a cooking show that breaks the mold – the perfect mash-up of indie music and edgy food for total entertainment. Chef Sam Mason has been raising the stakes in the culinary world for the last ten years. Now join him as he invites his favorite touring bands to dinner for an intimate evening of cooking, conversation and live performance. Part rocker, part chef, Mason creates “intellectual food” that stimulates the palate as well as the dialogue. Rock on. (from On Networks)
So head over to the Dinner with the Band site or go browse the podcasts on iTunes.
For more on Sam Mason, including his latest projects, check out his site, sammasonnyc.com.
I always forget what I need to get at the grocery store. I keep Post-Its on hand or I’ll scribble notes down on paper, but I always seem to forget something.
That’ll change soon, though. Here’s a couple of items that’ll help you keep track of your groceries, one high-tech and the other old school.
First, the old school. Head over to Perpetual Kid and pick up one of these “All Out Of” note pads.
The miracle of checking off depleted items as you go! Magnets on the back allow for easy refrigerator mounting!
6 x 9 inches, 60 pages, 80-pound uncoated text stock with chipboard backing and adhesive binding.
It’ll only cost ya $6.49 per pad. Good deal if you ask me.
And if you’re living in the digital age and you have an iPhone, check out One Trip.
What’s the one thing you’re sure to have on you when you go to the store – other than your wallet, that is? Your phone. Here’s a simple way to use your iPhone for a little more than passing time by talking to friends while strolling down the aisle. Just browse on over to OneTrip.org and check off items as you add them to your cart. Add new ones from a list of common items with just a tap, or type in that one herb we forgot to put on the list – OneTrip will remember it for next time you shop for the same thing.
Oh, and this one will cost ya nothing. It’s totally free. Head over to the site to give it a try.
Last night’s dinner as seen through my new iPhone. Although it looks pretty impressive, it’s not. It’s a bag of Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Veggies and Trader Joe’s Salmon Roulettes.
Yes, I’m a bit obsessed with the phone, but I love it. Money well spent.
In case you got one as well, here are some links to food-related iPhone sites.
If you want more iPhone goodies, head over to iTunes and download the free 9-minute Ratatouille preview. There are also a number of cooking video podcasts and a bunch of NPR food shows.