Episode 30: The Legend of the Fifolet / All Hail St. Germain!

Patrice and Marleah drink Dirty 30 Martinis and talk bidets, trickster blacksmiths, swamp farts, killer ticks, and Louisiana vampires.  

 

The Legend of the Fifolet //

The fifolet is Louisiana’s version of the will-o-the-wisp, a floating fire that tempts people into the swamps. Some say it’s a devil, some say a lost soul, and some say it’s a guardian of pirate treasure. Scientists have talked about the phenomenon for hundreds of years. Is the fifolet self-combusting swamp gas, or something more sinister?

Newry Journal, Willy the Whisp

Louisiana Urban Legends: The Fifolet

Nerdy Science – Collecting Swamp Gas

 

All Hail St. Germain! //

Beware of blood sucking tick and white women with 70s afros claiming to be the reincarnation of  The Comte de Saint Germain!

The Comte de Saint Germain ( born circa 1691 or 1712 – died 27 February 1784….but did he really?) was a European adventurer, with an interest in science, alchemy and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. St. Germain used a variety of names and titles, an accepted practice amongst royalty and nobility at the time. In order to deflect inquiries as to his origins, he would make far-fetched claims, such as being 500 years old, leading Voltaire to sarcastically dub him “The Wonderman.”

Two-hundred years later Jacques Saint Germain immigrated to New Orleans from France shrouded in mystery and claiming to be the Count of St. Germain!

Self-cloning ticks that suck animals’ blood dry spark concern humans may be next by Kassidy Vavra

Jacques St. Germain, The Infamous Louisiana Vampire by Ryn Middleton

Count of St. Germain

 

The Immortal Count of Saint Germain Documentary (History Channel)

 

EPISODE DRINK:

Dirty 30 Martini

made Strange by Bartender Courtney
INGREDIENTS
  • 2oz Ketel One Vodka
  • 1/2 oz olive juice brine
  • Dash of dry vermouth
  • Olives (preferably homemade stuffed with blue cheese)
PREPARATION
  1. Fill martini glass with ice cubes and water to chill the glass
  2. Put vodka brine in a shaker add 3-4 ice cubes
  3. Shake
  4. Dump water and ice from glass
  5. Put a dash of vermouth in empty glass, roll around and dump it out
  6. Pour contents of shaker into glass
  7. Add olives
  8. Make a cosmopolitan as a back up drink for those weird people who do not like olives (Marleah)

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