Don Quixote Part II, Part 1 - Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes/The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yo

Having completed their analysis of Part I, the duo takes on Part II of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, and having crested the hill, it’s all headed downward from here.  In this episode:

  • The Priest and the Barber in a Room with Scotch

  • Ethan claims “we” sound sluggish, but it’s really just him.

  • Ethan will just say words.

  • This is the most lethargic they have ever been.

  • Michael reads Ethan’s mind.

  • This is the most mellow they’ve been. It’s a good place.

  • Lots of spoilers.

  • Michael coughs up a hairball.

  • Ethan proves he’s an idiot.

  • So does Michael.

  • Michael is totally confused.

  • It’s all fake.

  • Ethan can enunciate.

  • There are a lot of reasons this maybe should have gotten the “Explicit” tag…. Nah.

  • Both the hosts are teachers’ pets.

  • Analysis Tally This Episode: 12

After they finish this gigantic beast of a book, they'll next be reading and discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  Join the discussion!  Go to the Contact page and put "Scotch Talk" in the Subject line.  We'd love to hear from you!  And submit your homework at the Michael & Ethan in a Room with Scotch page.

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"Kessy Swings Endless - (ID 349)" by Lobo Loco.  Used by permission.

"The Grim Reaper - II Presto" by Aitua.  Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

"Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere.  Used under an Attribution License.

"Intermission" and “Intent” by Unthunk.  Used under an Attribution-NonCommercial License.