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Toronto Rocks, Bourne Identity,
Lighting the Grill

God Bless America!

July 2002

Hot as a firecracker with slowing breezes and long days.

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To maintain the highest standards we are capable of. To publish information that is based on as much fact as we can find. To have fun without offending most of our readers.

July Events:

1st, Canada Day
Celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada

4th, Independence day
Celebration of the anniversary of the separation of the union of the British, declaring the United States Of America an independent country and really pissing off the British.

14th, Bastille Day
Celebration of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic in France.

Nag Panchami
Festival of Cobras and Snakes. Celebrated in Shrirala which is a western Taluka place in the Sangli District of where I am guessing is in India. Not sure about the date and not really sure I want to know. What's next, the celebration of cramps.

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"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?
There's a support group for that.
It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar."
-Drew Carey

Lounge Cocktail:

Red Eye

• 1 - 12 oz. beer. The cheaper the better.
• Vegetable Juice or Tomato Juice

Pour the beer into a large frozen beer mug and put about 4 oz. of the vegetable juice in. You can add a splash of Worcestershire sauce for zestyness. This is primarily a southern drink but we find it extremely refreshing and possibly good for you.

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• 100+ of our favorite recipes
• Cocktail recipes
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• Conversion charts
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Thoughts on procedures

• How to properly light a grill, no matter what condition you are in.

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If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the pound key, until a representative comes on the line.

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Lounging with B.K. In Toronto

Toronto, Canada. Who would of thought it cold be such a cool place to be. I was afforded the chance to spend a few days in Toronto and had a great time. Canadians are so polite. Actually they are like you wish everyone else would act. Also Toronto is a very ethnically diverse city. I lounged with people from South Wales England, Ireland, Buffalo New York and other various far away places.

My first day in Toronto I walked down Young street at 3 o:clock on a Tuesday afternoon. I reminded me of Chicago with less pan handlers, less debris and more politeness. I mainly wanted to see Young Street because of memories of John Candy and that other guy on SCTV going to Young Street to party. Not allot of partying going on at three in the afternoon but I had a really nice walk.

After almost 4 hours I returned to Novetel on Esplanade, where I was staying and lounged in the steam room and whirlpool for a while and made my way to Fionn MacCools, across the street. An Irish Pub with about 12 or so taps and a wonderful menu of single malt Irish Whiskeys. The food was great also. I had a great time in Fionn MacCools and highly recommend it

A nice selection of Bourbons would have made this place a slice of heaven but I am not complaining.

The next morning I got up early and took a ferry across to Wards Island. Another little slice of heaven. A small community of 800 or less living a ten minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto.

The Hockey Hall Of Fame is in Toronto and so is the Sky Dome and the St. Lawrence Market. I visited CN Tower and stood on a Plexiglas floor 110 stories above the ground. The tower weighs more than 23 thousand elephants and they serve food up there.

Toronto Canada is fully endorsed by The B.K. Lounge as a fun and friendly place to visit. Click here for photos.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.




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Lounging with a movie:
Bourne Identity

Vanilla Sky

Matt Damon, the father of the pot dealer on American Beauty (I did not like him from the beginning of this film for shooting Kevin Spacey) and the girl from Run Lola Run. Matt Damon is an assassin who has lost all his memories of who he is but has retained all his skills. Action packed butt kickin' while he tries to put his life back together. Liked it better than Blade ll and we really liked Blade ll.

Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruise, the guy from Tucker and other people you will recognize. Maybe it is me but I thought Stanley Cubrick was dead. Maybe I missed something. Maybe I am just getting old but even if what happened did happen why make it so hard. I found it to be a slow burning, suffering source of an evening of confusion. If you want to see a movie that will confuse you in a good way check out Memento. I loved that movie.

Lighting A Grill: An Idiots Guide

This month we do not have a recipe because there is much more important business at hand, lighting the grill. Every guy will volunteer to light the grill. But do not be fooled, they volunteer because they like to play with fire not because they actually know how to make a beautiful, even and hot bed of coals to cook over.

Take a minute and read this and never again will you be caught making excuses while fanning the fire with a paper plate and ruining wonderful chicken or steak.

Take the grill off and pour your charcoal into the grill so its a nice even bed about 2 inches from the grill. Then stack the charcoal like a pyramid or a tall cone. I usually use a really cheap charcoal. After you stack the charcoal, soak it in lighter fluid. I use really cheap lighter fluid too. Now wait a minute. Give it time to soak in a little. This is very important. I believe this is the key to lighting a grill. The Wait. Just standing there, waiting. Maybe even start a conversation to help break the monotony for the less disciplined people who cant stop staring until its lit.

Now light it, heck light it in a couple of places, this is your glory. Now let the coals burn uncovered and untouched (dont go poking, or stirring around the coal). The fire will go out after a while but there will be heat so DO NOT DO ANYTHING. LET THEM DO WHAT THEY ARE ALREADY DOING WITHOUT YOUR HELP, BURNING.


When they are grey over the surface it is time to spread them into a nice flat bed. If its dark they will be orange. If you wait till they are grey in the dark, you have waited to long. Giveem a couple of minutes to become perfect. Now that you know the secrets of the grill you can drink like mad and eat a hot meal.

To check the temperature hold your hand 6 inches above the coals and count.

• 2 seconds: Hot

• 3 seconds: Medium Hot

• 4 seconds: Medium

• 5 seconds: Low

• 6 seconds: Youre drinking to much

Soaking Hickory chips in water over night and then putting them on the hot coals will add a nice smoky flavor to whatever you are grilling. Also soaking Hickory chips in bourbon crates a very nice flavor and soaking your guests in Bourbon does too.

This technique was derived from many nights of watching my buddy Mike light his grill in all sorts of conditions and doing it perfectly every time.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.




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"The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house."
- Jeff Foxworthy

Phobia Of The Month:
nucleomituphobia: fear of nuclear weapons

This seems rather obvious. They should have made up a name for the people who love nuclear weapons.
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