Saturday, May 21, 2011

End Times party tips

OK, so here it is; the end of the world is upon us. Time to get together with good friends, and countdown to 6:00 p.m., raise a toast, and cheer that you won't have to put up with the goddamned (so to speak) Fundies any more.

I know, you should have planned your party before now. But as one of us ignorant heathen, planning ahead isn't your strong suit, right? Or on the other hand, if you're just looking for some last-minute party ideas, here you go.

Well, obviously you need music, right? If you're feeling particularly ironic, you could play christian rock. But people might just start leaving, so... maybe not.

I would have to recommend:

Rapture (Blondie)
Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
On the Dark Side (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band)
Personal Jesus (I personally prefer Johnny Cash's cover to the Depeche Mode original, but that's up to you)
Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)
Waiting For The End Of The World (Elvis Costello - not his best song, actually, but still...)
Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ Top)

And, of course:

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (R.E.M.)

What do you drink to wash down Devil's Food Cake and Pizza Diavolo?

You can go as simple as you want: a shot of demon Rum in Acai/Pomegranate juice (that seems like an appropriately New-Age drink).

Magic Rock Brewing offers a "Rapture Red Hop Ale" - no guarantees it's available in your area.

But you can go as crazy as you want, really. And if you particularly want to spend the end of the world mixing drinks, how about this?

The Rapture
2 oz Bacardi® gold rum
2 oz Absolut® vodka
2 oz Hennessy® cognac
2 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee whiskey
2 oz Red Bull® energy drink
1 oz tropical fruit juice
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz orange juice
1 splash grapefruit juice

Place all ingredients in a mixer, stir and serve.

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