Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 16

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  Let's get on with it.

Sourtoe, a popular drink served at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon now lacks a key ingredient.  The Hotel is advertising for this ingredient so they can once again serve Sourtoe Cocktails. 
What is the ingredient?

Pickled Pigs Feet?

Hostmaster:  incorrect.

 A pair of black pumps marinated in lemon juice?

Hostmaster:  hmm.  Kinky.  I like that.  Incorrect.
Alcohol and bars and all that drinking serve to
 encourage the objectifying of women.
When women go into a bar, I imagine
that most of the time, their objective is to drink!
Stop encouraging me!
  I'm suddenly thirsty for a whiskey sourtoe!

Hostmaster:  back to the missing ingredient.
It's a toe.  A dead human toe.  It all began back in the 1920's. 
 Some guy named Otto was a trapper and rum runner.
  He got frostbite while running rum on a dogsled.
  The Mounties were after him.  He didn't want to get
 caught by going to the hospital for treatment
 for his frostbitten big toe.  He had
 his brother chop the toe off with an axe.
  Otto had to use up some of the rum stash for anesthesia for him
 and courage for his brother.
  Anyway, apparently, not wishing to completely severe
 his relationship with his toe, Otto dropped
 it in one of the rum bottles.
So it's like the worm in the tequila bottle.


Yeah.  For a while the toe was served
 in champagne in a beer glass.  Drinkers proved
 their mettle by touching the toe with their lips while drinking the champagne.
Now the toe is dropped into any booze of choice.
  Swallowing the toe is forbidden and results in a $500 fine.
  Evidently, that is why the Hotel is out of toes.  Some guy swallowed it.  
Now they are looking for another toe.

Why didn't they just induce vomiting and
 get the toe back from the guy that swallowed it?

That makes too much sense,  I guess.
Now they are looking to buy more
 toes to have on hand, so to speak.


How do they preserve the toe?
They soak it in alcohol to sterilize it,
 than store it in Margareta salt.

Bryan, how come you know
 so much Liquor Lore?  

My owner is a Liquor Hobbyist. 

So ends another round of Pop Culture Frenzy.
  Who's up for a round of Sourtoes?

Round 16
Fluffy/Molly      7
Bryan/Cyndi      8



  1. I am offended that the Big Toe gets all the fame of the Sourtoe cocktail. I am calling the Justice Brothers.
    -The little piggy that went all the way home.

  2. Ewwww! You guys just ruined my appetite!

    I'll never drink again. But that's a good thing, right?

  3. That is a revolting story! How anyone could even think of drinking that in the first place...