What's your pleasure?

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Legend of Martin-I

Once upon a time warp, in another galaxy, there was a solar system, and the fourth planet from it's sun was the home to the being known as Martin-I. He was the leading artistic/scientific advisor for the Ministry of Pleasure Arts & Sciences. On his planet, this was a very important appointment, second only to the Grand Planetary Chancellor. For happiness, enjoyment, and pleasure were paramount above all else. There wasn't war nor crime for 100 generations on Martin-I's homeworld.

However, he took great fascination of Earth. He thought there was great potential for it becoming like his own world. He felt it was his sacred duty to go to Earth to help the inhabitants happiness. He then asked an audience with the Grand Planetary Chancellor, to request an odyssey to the planet Earth for his quest to help it's inhabitants. The Chancellor was astonished by Martin-I's request, and immediately commissioned the Space Exploration Administration to construct him a Space Warp suit. Donning his Space Warp suit and packing with him Databooks of the Earth and some metals and crystals that have Earthly monetary value, he
then entered the Space Warp Accelerator. With a flash of light and a thunder of sound, he was sent through space at speed beyond imagination, till he reached Earth. He then arrived in a flash of light and thunder of sound in an abandoned building in the city of Chicago, Illinois. He then proceeded to shed his Warp Suit, only wearing the padded undersuit. First he exchanged the precious metals and crystals for money, and proceeded to purchase himself a new wardrobe, and the building he landed in. He then began his missionary work of throwing cocktail parties. And thus started the foundation of Martin-I's Lounge.

Many years later, Johnny Techman became a disciple of Martin-I's teachings, and soon was throwing cocktail parties on Martin-I's behalf. This then began the quest to show the ways of happiness, enjoyment, and pleasure, through the great works of...Martin-I's Lounge!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Drink Recipe: Pink Joni Paradise

Take a shot of Southern Comfort, pour into a tall glass over ice, then top with a half & half mixture of Cherry 7-up and Rasberry Ginger Ale. Then garnish with a green cherry and a pineapple chunk on a paper umbrella. A bendy straw would be a nice touch.

This drink was named after my wife, and was popular as the martini at Martin-I's Lounge. Enjoy!

Martin-I's Lounge 2000 part 2

Door Sign
Cocktail Menu

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Martin-I's Lounge 2000: The Next Millenium

Party Flyer


White Tiger

Kera and friends

Craig as Data with Martin-I

Martin-I at the door

November 10th, 2000 AD

The Perfect Martini According to Hawkeye

“I’m pursuing my lifelong dream of the finest, driest martini that can be found on this or any other world, and I think I hit upon the perfect formula. You take six jiggers of gin, and you drink it while staring at a picture of Lorenzo Schwartz, the inventor of vermouth.” - Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce


This blog is a memorial for one of the great cocktail parties that ever graced the Chicagoland Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror convention circuit: Martin-I's Lounge.
This will feature old party flyers, pictures, cocktail recipes, and other odds and ends relating to Martin-I and the parties, as well as to lounge and cocktail culture. Stay tuned, lounge lizards!