Three Sheets-Travel Channel Scores Again
I seem to watch The Travel Channel a lot.¬† The problem with it is that it makes me want to cash in¬†everything I own, and take off with a credit card and a smile.¬† The good thing about watching¬†is that I get to travel vicariously through people like Anthony Bourdain, Samantha Brown, Adam Richman and now Zane Lamprey.¬† Last night while surfing through channels looking for something to watch I saw a listing for "Three Sheets" as in "three sheets to the wind" which is a term that I am unfortunately all too¬†familiar with in my past.¬†
This is a show that my son wishes he had come up with.¬† The host, Zane Lamprey, travels around the world sampling the locally produced alcohol and does a show about it.¬† Seriously?!¬† It's like that episode of "Cheers" when Norm Peterson was hired to be a beer taster and almost openly wept for joy.¬† Like a duck to water.
This show has been on TV since 2006.¬† I had no idea it even existed until last night.¬† It moved from MOJO to FLN and started on The Travel Channel in May of this year.¬†¬†He also had a show on The Food Network called "Have Fork Will Travel" at one point, and has done stuff for MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central.¬† Zane is a likeable guy.¬† Easy to watch.¬† Doesn't piss you off like Bourdain might, although I adore Tony and his foul mouth and snarky attitude.¬† I adore him from afar.¬† Zane comes across as a guy you would actually like to go have a drink with.¬† There's been 52 episodes of this show so far.¬† Hulu has 50 of them.¬† I¬†must catch up.¬†
Last night I saw two episodes.¬† One about Iceland, and the other was Amsterdam.¬† Hemp infused beer.¬† Yep.¬† At the Hemp Hotel.¬† He didn't seem so fond of the taste, but enjoyed the people hanging around imbibing with him.¬† One woman reminded me of the "Mother" character that Eileen Brennan played in the movie "FM" with that very deep voice and a total handle on the whole scene around her.¬† She was apparently the owner of the establishment.¬† Not a bad life choice if you wanted to hang around and smoke pot all the time, I guess.¬†
So, there you go.¬† A show that makes me want to travel, sample, and never come home.¬† I'd probably get tired, but it does make me want to go somewhere for about a year.¬† I wonder if checking in at the Hemp Hotel is anything like the Hotel California.¬† "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave...."
Check please!¬† And where is that new credit card and my luggage?