'Drink or be gone'
Tampa Bay area fans of Stuck in the 80s! Don't forget that we're taping a podcast on location at the Green Iguana Bar and Grille in St. Petersburg (Bay Pines location) this Saturday (Dec. 16) at 2 p.m. We'd love to meet you in person and raise a glass of holiday ale with you. (Co-host Cathy says she'll match anyone shot-for-shot with Jager or tequila.)
What will we be recording? Why, it's our salute to "Drinking in the '80s!" (Queue Sean Daly in a red-hot kazoo solo here.) We'll be sampling (or in my case, perhaps chugging) our favorite drinks from the 80s. Yes, that means Long Island Ice Tea, Fuzzy Navels, Strawberry Margaritas, and all sorts of sugary drinks that will make my stomach implode. And yes, we'll have a designated driver to drive us home.
We'll also be sharing stories about our favorite drinking moments, music (Isn't every George Thorogood song a drinking song?) and movies. I have many fantastiche stories about drinking at the original Green Iguana in Tampa, which used to conveniently be within walking distance of my apartment. Now, if I could only remember them.
Speaking of movies...
Everything You Need to Know About Drinking, You Can Learn in an 80s movie:
10. "Listen, I drink. And when I drink, I move in the wrong direction." (Barfly, 1987)
9. "Beer is for breakfast around here, drink or be gone." (Cocktail, 1988)
8. "You can watch me or you can join me. One of them is more fun." (My Favorite Year, 1982)
7. "Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes." (Back to School, 1986)
6. "Didn't you ever get really sh--faced and maybe make a complete fool of yourself and still have an excellent time?" (The Sure Thing, 1985)
5. "If you don't have a brewski in your hand you might as well be wearing a dress." (Heathers, 1989)
4. "My brother and I used to say that drownin' in beer was like heaven, eh? Now he's not here, and I've got two soakers... this isn't heaven, this sucks." (Strange Brew, 1983)
3. "I don't care how liberated this world becomes - a man will always be judged by the amount of alcohol he can consume - and a woman will be impressed, whether she likes it or not." (Cocktail, 1988)
2. "Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth." (Barfly, 1987)
1. "Not all of us who drink are poets. Some of us drink because we're not poets." (Arthur, 1981)