i sit corrected. If you check out the Comments section below, one of my unfaithful readers pointed out the error in my ways, diligently if a little smarmily. Turns out the drink is real enough and i probably couldn’t find it online because i was searching using the drink name they use in the movie (“the 911”) and not the real name (“American Flag”). Wanna Bet continues on to guide us to Webtender.com, where they have this recipe for the American Flag. My humble gratitude to WB for his gracious help and not so patronizing corrections.
From the juiced-box and the Jennifer’s Body soundtrack:
[Press ‘play’ for “Teenager” pop/rocks]
Jennifer’s Body Gets Searched Daily
On my blog, anyway.
About once a day the Internet, in all its wisdom, sends people to my blog who are looking for the ingredients of the drink served in Diablo Cody’s movie about the hot teenage vampire zombie. What kind of tender Bartender would i be if i didn’t offer it here at the Bar None?
The “9/11 Tribute Shooter” Ingredients
Don’t exist. The drink is a figment of Diablo Cody’s wild imagination. i’d love to serve it up for you here, but the problem is that there’s no such thing. Don’t believe me? i have the transcript (i’ll e-mail you a pdf copy if you leave your address) and here’s what the screenplay says about the drink:
Here’s the only other reference in the script:
The drink is, apparently, three liqueurs: one red, another white and the third blue. They are served in a Tom Collins glass to resemble one of the twin towers. The principle of the drink is the same as that of a Tequila Sunrise in that the liquids of different densities separate into different layers. In the “9/11 Tribute Shooter”, the colors look red, white and blue.
This is, in fact, impossible. One of the reasons is that there are no liqueurs that resemble the colors used in the movie cocktail. The second reason is, unlike a Tequila Sunrise (which has three different types of drinks: orange juice, tequila and grenadine syrup), liqueurs are the same density so if they were poured into the same glass, they would mix, not separate.
That’s the truth about the “9/11 Tribute Shooter”. See? The Internet sent you to the right place after all.
From the Juice-box and the soundtrack: Screeching Weasel – I Can See Clearly Now
[Press ‘Play’ to get your Rock off.]
Ramblings: Holding Something Against Jennifer’s Body
Final Proof:3 Shots
You know how when you meet some really cool girl and you get along really well and you’ve known her for a couple years and you don’t see her all that often but every time you do you remember what a blast you have with her. And then you find out she’s got a big sister, who’s really hot because your friend shows you a picture and your friend says she’s gonna introduce you to the sister. So it’s all good and you get pumped about the meeting but then when you’re at the Bar None and you meet the older sister, you find out she’s nowhere near as cool as the younger sister and you’re disappointed because you thought there’d be some family resemblance not in looks but in the way they act but there just isn’t, to the point it’s harder to get drunk than usually because you’re not having the fun you thought you would.
It’s kinda like that with Juno and Jennifer’s Body. Diablo Cody, the chick who stripped for a year before she decided to write Juno, has presented us with this, her latest. But Jennifer leaves an aftertaste that Juno didn’t.
Here’s what i like about Jennifer’s Body. The film was written by a woman (Diablo Cody), directed by a woman (Karyn Kusama) and stars two women. i like that it’s a strong feminine movie, where the male and female roles are reversed for what Miss D and i have baptized a ‘Switch Flick’. Megan Fox (while maybe, at 23, a little old to play a highschool cheerleader) does a solid job as Jennifer and Amanda Seyfried makes the most of her portrayal as Jennifer’s best friend; while, even more interestingly, the male parts of Jennifer’s Body are tiny and insignificant. The chesty victims of traditional horror films are replaced by flat little boys and here the boy’s meatier parts are held by women.
The downside of the movie is that, as a satire of teenager slasher films, there is some humor but the basic framework is exactly the same as the movies it mocks. The director and writer should have taken the originality of their treatment of the characters and spread it into the story, the directing, the plot and all the rest of that stuff. As it is, Jennifer doesn’t go as far asher little sister Juno.
Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)
Sex: 3½ Shots
Ok, despite some of the obvious flaws i mentioned above, Jennifer’s Body is sulfurous. Which makes sense, because Jennifer’s body is Megan Fox’s. Here are some shots of The Fox to get you through the rest of your day.
As A Cheerleader!
Amanda Seyfried is no slouch either:
While i’m at it, here are a couple shots of Diablo Cody:
Whip Cream Bra
Sucking Oscar's Head
And there’s more!
While i and every other hetero male the world over are bemoaning the total absence of any full frontal nudity, a couple scenes made up for this lack. To be honest, there’s no way in hell they made up for this lack in any kind of way but i’m trying to be nice.
Thingy 1) Toward the beginning, Jennifer grabs Needy’s (Amanda Seyfried) boobs over her shirt.
Here’s a pic of Megan Fox grabbing her own boobs over her shirt:
Thingy 2) Toward the end, Jennifer and Needy swap super sizzling spittle, with tongue.
Drink: ½ shot
References to underage drinking in a bar called Melody Lane. It’s hard to fall for the whole ‘underage’ drinking thing with Megan Fox looking like she does. In the bar, she orders two drinks called 9/11, which come in twin soda glasses with layered red, white and blue liqueurs.
Later, in a state of shock, a gay boy band dude force feeds The Fox a whiskey on the rocks.
Rock & Roll: 3 Shots
Not enough here, but the little rock they have is good. Check out the song at the top of the page if you don’t believe me.
Here’s the Soundtrack:
Kiss With a Fist – Florence and The Machine
New Perspective – Panic! At The Disco
Teenagers – Hayley Williams
New In Town – Little Boots
Finishing School – Dashboard Confessional
Through The Trees – Low Shoulder
Time – Cute Is What We Aim For
I Can See Clearly – Screeching Weasel
Chew Me Up – Cobra Starship
Toxic Valentine – All Time Low
I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend – Black Kids
Death – White Lies
Celestial Crown – The Sword
Little Lover’s So Polite – Silversun Pickups
Ready For The Floor – Lissy Trullie
If you want another cool song, here’s Florence and the Machine – Kiss With A Fist
[Press ‘Play’ or Die]
The Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude of the film was there, but as i said up there somewhere, the action was a little cliché so it’s hard to get worked up about how hard the movie isn’t.
Boring Technical Crap
Written by: Diablo Cody
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Megan Fox – Jennifer
Amanda Seyfried – Anita ‘Needy’ Lesnicky
Yeah, see it. But at a matinee or something when you don’t have to play full price.