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Saw 2, Freedomland, Dave Atel's Insomniac Tour,
Beer Can Chicken, again!, Talking Clocks.

God Bless America!

July 2006

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"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…"

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)00

Lounge Cocktail: Summertime
Cocktail by WebTender

With summertime in full swing you may want to serve this with slice of lime or a paper umbrella.

• Vodka
• Sprite light
• Orange juice

Mix the ingredients in equal amounts and serve over ice. It can also be served without Sprite and Orange Juice.

bbq rubs, dry rub


Talking Clock:

A drunk was proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends late one night, and led the way to his bedroom where there
was a big brass gong.

"What's that big brass gong?" one of the guests asked.

"It's not a gong. It's a talking clock," the drunk replied.

"A talking clock? Seriously?" asked his astonished friend.

"Yup," replied the drunk.

"How's it work?" the friend asked, squinting at it.

"Watch," the drunk replied. He picked up the mallet, gave it an ear-shattering pound, and stepped back. The three stood looking at
one another for a moment. Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, "You's ten past three in the morning!"


Lounging at the movies:

Now that most network television is in re-run we have been burning through some film, some good, some not so good.

16 Blocks
Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse and others.

Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is a Police Officer who has seen better days, he drinks to much and has lost his passion for life. When he is asked to transport a witness across town to a court date he is placed squarely in the middle of a conspiracy to substantially shorten the life of his witness. This twisty plot runs deep in the department and some bold moves keeps it moving. We liked this film.

June Bug
Southerner living in Chicago and married to a local gallery owner travel back down south to obtain a folk artist for their gallery. They decide to visit his family while they are there. I thought I would enjoy this more but ended up turning it off as it seemed to go nowhere. Maybe it gets better than the funny idiosyncrasies of country people. I can only hope.

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Capote in a story about the writing of 'In Cold Blood". We loved this film and you should rent it.

Dave Atel's Insomniac Tour
Four stand up comedians, all very funny. Not for children.

We did not really remember the first Saw movie and I had to plead to rent Saw2. Donnie Wahlberg is a cop who now has his son mixed up with the extremely dangerous Jigsaw, a killer with a twist. This plot surprised everybody as things are never what they seem. Extreme violence and one instance of use of unnecessary roughness that caused everyone look away. We liked it.

We love Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore but did not love this film.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal and others. We like all three of the main players but the movie was lame. Go rent Sliding Doors if you want to see Gwyneth in a good movie and I am sure there are several if not many that you will find Sir Anthony Hopkins in but Proof is not one of them.

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Lounge Eats: Beer Can Chicken

Chicken is a large part of many cultures diet and a favorite here. Beer can chicken is a bonus recipe as it requires an empty beer can. You could use a full beer can but we prefer to fill it with brandy or whiskey.

You will need:

12 oz. can beer
4 lb. whole chicken
2 Tbsp. grill seasoning rub

Remove everything from inside chicken and rinse the entire bird with water and pat dry. Sprinkle outside of chicken with 1 Tbsp. or more of the barbecue rub. Sprinkle some rub inside the chicken and rub thoroughly.

Drink the beer and fill the can half way with Bourbon Whiskey.

While holding the chicken upright, lower the chicken onto the beer can so the can fits into the cavity opening. This usually brings up rude humor so be prepared. Pull the legs forward so it stands upright. If you are successful the chicken will be fairly stable and you will have 11 more beers to test out while it cooks.

Prepare your coals and when they are hot push them into 2 piles on either side if the grill. This is indirect grilling. We do not think the whiskey wil explode but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Place the chicken, standing, In a drip pan in the center of the grill. We usually keep some water in the drip pan. Cover the grill and cook for about 1 hour.

Open the grill and add a single layer of fresh charcoal to the grill and cover again until the chicken is crisp and brown. This usually takes another 1/2 hour depending on how many times you decide to open the lid and look at it. You should use a meat thermometer to make sure the tempurature is about 180 degrees, done.

Transfer the bird to a cutting board and allow to rest for about 5 or so minutes to allow succulence to evenly distribute before carving. Serves 4-6

Complaints about NHL referees growing ugly.



"You may delay, but time will not."

- Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Phobia Of The Month:
Cenophobia : Fear of new things or ideas.

Here is an idea. Every day is a new day. Get over it.

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