The Math of You


Episode 018: NES Games, Adaptions and Swerds, feat. Chris Sims

Ep. 18

Cowriter of X-Men ’92, Radical Guardian Skater X, and Dracula the Unconquered (among other things), and cohost of War Rocket Ajax, Movie Fighters, Sailor Business and Xena Warrior Business Chris Sims is here to discuss NES games, Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf gamebook series, and movie adaptations. Along the way, we discuss video game rental etiquette, the name of the guy at the beginning of xXx that gets shot at the Rammstein concert, and the heartbreak and tragedy of Castlevania II.  Signature Cocktail: the Sommerswerd  This drink is surprisingly overpowered, but doesn’t break the game. Also it can turn water… into blues. Just don’t shit-talk any boats.  2oz dark rum 1/2oz lemon juice 1/4 oz lime juice 1 dash pineapple juice 1 dash simple syrup 1 dash grenadine 1/2oz 151 rum 2oz club soda or sparkling water Combine all ingredients except 151 and club soda in a shaker with ice and shake until combined. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice and top up with club soda. Float 151 on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Alternatively, you could reserve an empty lime half, float it on top of the drink, fill it with 151, and set it on fire. Garnish with a sprig of mint (and a Batman).    Bonus Cocktail: the Christmas Sims  Here’s to good conversations, late night experiments, and seeing the back of 2016.  1.5 charred strawberries* 1oz simple syrup 1oz botanical gin 3oz Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Snap liqueur club soda In a Boston shaker, muddle 1 and 1/2 charred strawberries with 1oz simple syrup until pumped. Add gin and Snap liqueur. Shake until combined, about 30 seconds. Strain, over ice, into a cocktail glass, and top up with club soda.   *heat a non-stick skillet on the stove on high. Trim and halve 5 or 6 large strawberries and dry-fry them in the pan until seared on all sides, then remove from pan and allow to cool.  Follow Chris on Twitter at @theisb, follow the show at @TheMathOfYou, and my wacky adventures at @lokified. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, send an email to  If you like the music on the show, go to

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