Ravenous (1999) w/Grant of Chip & Ironicus

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As we all wind down from our Thanksgiving food comas, Grant from Chip & Ironicus joins us as we sink our teeth into 1999’s cannibal-vampire-Western-dark-comedy Ravenous! When cowardly Sgt. Boyd (Guy Pearce) is transferred to an American Army outpost in the middle of nowhere after the Mexican-American War, he finds himself at odds with a sadistic wendigo (Robert Carlyle) who preys on him and the rest of the men in his camp. Check out our custom cocktail and drinking rules as we ask the big questions: Do wendigos eat the dick? Is it a myth that carrots give you better eyesight? What’s David Arquette doing here?

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Bourbon Break!

In celebration of both the Thanksgiving season and one of our favorite phrases in the film, we have a stripped-down bourbon-based cocktail for you!

4 parts bourbon
1 part framboise
macerated cranberries
Citrus syrup

Combine in a shaker with ice and mix till combined. Pour straight into a rocks glass. Bon appetit!

DRINKING RULES FOR RAVENOUS:

  1. Whenever people are stabbed or slashed
  2. Every time you see people eating
  3. Any time you hear incongruous, jarring music cues in the score

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Ives (Robert Carlyle) squeaks out after getting stuck in a bear trap, “That was…really…sneaky.”

Join us next week as we take on a more explicit cult comedy with 1997’s Fugitive knockoff The Wrong Guy!

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