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Thanks for the name check! By the way, you might also consider adding a couple of frozen drinks to your list. I would imagine that a Bose-Einstein Condensate would require a blend of Indian and German liqueurs, while a Fermionic Condensate would Italian ingredients for sure....

Wow, a shout-out in an entry about drinking! Very appropriate for me.

In grad school at the local bar we drank "Vulcan Mindmelds" and "Photon Torpedoes", but I have no clue what was in them.

I'll have to try the Black Hole (and the Event Horizon). I suppose "Spaghettification" would be a terrible name for a drink (that would be a terrible drink anyway).

Hey! Thanks for the plug, Jen! I think your memory is better than mine. I only remember Normal's gigantic earlobe plugs (long before that was cool) and the Hari-Krishna sari and glowing orange clogs. And now (waves hand) you will tell me what's in a Jedi Mind Trick.

Ah yes, the sari and orange clogs -- another classic Normal outfit. The space boots and diapers were indeed present one night, and quite memorable because Normal did not really have the kind of physique to pull off the look. :)

Still, as we all know, any kind of "memoir" contains some exaggeration. To wit:

1. Normal's space boots might have only been knee-high rather than thigh-high. I honestly don't remember.
2. The cat might have been orange calico rather than ginger
3. There was a yummy grilled chicken dish that both I and said cat adored, but I'm just guessing about the Jamaican Jerk thing -- again, cuz I honestly don't remember. [The sesame noodles, though, were to die for...]
4. Some Cyber-Drunk did indeed throw up all over Jen-Luc Piquant, but her purse might have been Gucci rather than Prada -- she won't say, still being in mourning for its loss -- and it was Virtual Vomit anyway.

Still, I believe the above post captures the "essential truth" of the experience. I'm sure Oprah will back me up on this. :)

Hey, Phil, I found the Vulcan Mindmeld!! No luck yet on the photon torpedoes..

Ahhhhh ... but what is you scientific analysis of a Hulk Lemon Drop Martini?!? ;-)

what shoul i say!?!?!




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Throwing a 2050s themed party. Some excellent cocktail suggestions.

And yeah, actually living in the Malmesbury that Elmer comes from... He's something of a local hero around here, and the Abbey that he lept from is (mostly) still standing.

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    Physics Cocktails

    • Heavy G
      The perfect pick-me-up when gravity gets you down.
      2 oz Tequila
      2 oz Triple sec
      2 oz Rose's sweetened lime juice
      7-Up or Sprite
      Mix tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker and pour into a margarita glass. (Salted rim and ice are optional.) Top off with 7-Up/Sprite and let the weight of the world lift off your shoulders.
    • Listening to the Drums of Feynman
      The perfect nightcap after a long day struggling with QED equations.
      1 oz dark rum
      1/2 oz light rum
      1 oz Tia Maria
      2 oz light cream
      Crushed ice
      1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
      In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the dark and light rum, Tia Maria, and cream. Shake well. Strain into an old fashioned glass almost filled with crushed ice. Dust with the nutmeg, and serve. Bongos optional.
    • Combustible Edison
      Electrify your friends with amazing pyrotechnics!
      2 oz brandy
      1 oz Campari
      1 oz fresh lemon juice
      Combine Campari and lemon juice in shaker filled with cracked ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Heat brandy in chafing dish, then ignite and pour into glass. Cocktail Go BOOM! Plus, Fire = Pretty!
    • Hiroshima Bomber
      Dr. Strangelove's drink of choice.
      3/4 Triple sec
      1/4 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
      2-3 drops Grenadine
      Fill shot glass 3/4 with Triple Sec. Layer Bailey's on top. Drop Grenadine in center of shot; it should billow up like a mushroom cloud. Remember to "duck and cover."
    • Mad Scientist
      Any mad scientist will tell you that flames make drinking more fun. What good is science if no one gets hurt?
      1 oz Midori melon liqueur
      1-1/2 oz sour mix
      1 splash soda water
      151 proof rum
      Mix melon liqueur, sour mix and soda water with ice in shaker. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with rum and ignite. Try to take over the world.
    • Laser Beam
      Warning: may result in amplified stimulated emission.
      1 oz Southern Comfort
      1/2 oz Amaretto
      1/2 oz sloe gin
      1/2 oz vodka
      1/2 oz Triple sec
      7 oz orange juice
      Combine all liquor in a full glass of ice. Shake well. Garnish with orange and cherry. Serve to attractive target of choice.
    • Quantum Theory
      Guaranteed to collapse your wave function:
      3/4 oz Rum
      1/2 oz Strega
      1/4 oz Grand Marnier
      2 oz Pineapple juice
      Fill with Sweet and sour
      Pour rum, strega and Grand Marnier into a collins glass. Add pineapple and fill with sweet and sour. Sip until all the day's super-positioned states disappear.
    • The Black Hole
      So called because after one of these, you have already passed the event horizon of inebriation.
      1 oz. Kahlua
      1 oz. vodka
      .5 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
      .5 oz. dark rum
      .5 oz. Amaretto
      Pour into an old-fashioned glass over (scant) ice. Stir gently. Watch time slow.