Episode 81: Operation Ice Pick // John Murrell Gave TN the Finger

Patrice, Marleah and Courtney drink Strawberry Spring Flings and talk mental hospitals, lobotomies, state thumbs, and land pirates!

Operation Ice Pick //

In July of 1952, Walter Freeman launched the West Virginia Lobotomy Project – dubbed Operation Icepick – through which he lobotomized 238 patients in five mental hospotals through the state. At the time, West Virginia had the highest per capita rate of lobotomy in the nation. I bet that made for a great state motto!

John Murrell Gave TN the Finger //

What does a yellow-belly land pirate & branded thief, egomaniac, Mystic cult, and trial by committee have to do with a severed thumb? Listen and find out!



Strawberry Spring Fling

By Bartender Courtney


  • 1-1/2 oz Vokda (we like Stoli)
  • 1/2 oz St. Germaine
  • 3/4 oz strawberry puree (just throw some frozen strawberries in a food processor)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz Prosecco


  1. Add first four ingredients to an ice-filled glass.
  2. Top with Prosecco.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint and strawberry.
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