Ladies, gentlemen and small, furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, we have a winner! Thanks to everyone who contributed a name for my root beer float recipe. Some of my favorites were Pan Galactica Gargle Blaster, The Pickled Fisheye, Daz Mojo, and Ambrojo. For some reason, the majority of contestants thought they had to somehow make the name of the drink related to BSG, which I found very confusing since none of the ingredients include sheet metal, Tylium or naked Booomers. On the other hand, I applaud those who recognized we were naming a root beer float based on the fact that it used caramel ice cream instead of the traditional vanilla (or, I should say, the one guy who took that into consideration). Still, try as I might, I couldn’t ignore the clever BSG-related names that you crazy, knuckle-headed Darth Mojo readers came up with!
Ultimately, I really liked the idea that “FTL” almost looks like the word “float.” So, the name of this drink will forever be remembered as:
ROOT BEER FTL
While no one actually suggested this name, reader “Lord Link” was the first one with the idea of getting the word “FTL” in there somewhere, so kudos go to him. The prize? As soon as Mr. Link tells me what his favorite ship is in the BSG, Trek or B5 universe, I’ll provide him with a custom rendering of that ship with whatever angle and backdrop makes him happy.
All hail Lord Link! Feel free to use the comments section of this post to “think out loud” about what you want your rendering to look like. Perhaps your fellow Darth Mojo readers will chime in and offer suggestions :-)
I hereby order all of you to have a great weekend and, if you haven’t already, get out there and make yourself a ROOT BEER FTL! And remember to tell us how you like it.