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Dec. 2003
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"All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others."

- Cyril Connolly

Lounge Cocktail: Egg Nog

The family holidays usually require a special cocktail. A cocktail that at a glance looks like a traditional holiday beverage. This is a disguise for high quality Bourbon. Always has, always will. Below you will find the recipe on how to make Egg Nog. Because you receive this newsletter we figure you would rather make the bourbon but that process, although attainable, would be to much to fill the pages of the Lounge Lizard.

4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup powder sugar
1 quart whole milk
1 whole nutmeg

In a large bowl, you need to whisk the eggs and the vanilla, sugar and 1 cup of the milk until well blended. Then whisk in the rest of the milk. Or go down to the grocery and buy some eggnog.

Pour into a short glass adding bourbon at your discretion. Grate a little nutmeg on top and hand it to your relatives. Pour yourself a shot and smile and wave.

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Could be worse

Mrs. Jones gets a call from the hospital. They tell her that her husband's been in a terrible automobile accident. She rushes to the hospital, runs into the ER and says her husband's been in an accident. They tell her Dr. Smith is handling the case. They page the doctor. He comes out into the waiting room to see a terribly upset Mrs. Jones.
"Mrs. Jones?" the doctor asks.
"Yes, doctor, what's happened? How is my husband?"
The doctor sits next to her and says, "Not good news, I'm afraid. Your husband's accident resulted in two fractures of his spine."
"Oh my God!" says Mrs. Jones, "What is the prognosis?"
"Well, Mrs. Jones, the good news is his vital signs are stable. However, his spine is inoperable. He'll have no motor skills or capability. This means you will have to feed him."
Mrs. Jones begins to sob...
"And you'll have to turn him in his bed every two hours to prevent pneumonia."
Mrs. Jones begins to wail and cry loudly...
"Then, of course," the doctor continued, "you'll have to diaper him as he'll have no control over his bladder and, of course, these diapers must be
changed at least five times a day."
Mrs. Jones begins to shake as she cries, sobs, wails...
The doctor continues: "And you'll have to clean up his feces on a regular basis, as he'll have no control over his sphincter. His bowels will engorge frequently, I'm afraid. Of course, you must clean him immediately to avoid accumulation of the putrid effluent he'll be emitting regularly."
Now Mrs. Jones is convulsing, sobbing uncontrollably and beginning to wither off the bench into a sobbing pitiful mass.
Just then, Dr. Smith reaches out his hand, pats Mrs. Jones on the shoulder, and says,
"Hey, I'm just messin' with you. He's dead."


"That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you."

- A. Whitney Brown

Lounging at the movies: Big Fish etc.

Big Fish: This time Tim Burton has truly outdone himself with great film and even better story telling. I was exhausted after this film. It is as incredible as it is passionate. It is imagination and reality wrapped up in human emotion.

We loved this movie. Tim Burton takes the story of a Son who is trying to get to know his father in the later years of his life. The son is trying to establish fact from fiction out of a lifetime of stories that where told by his father who was traveling through most of his childhood. Although the stories are unbelievably fantastic, he finds, what everyone finds. For those who look hard enough, the truth.

Highly recommended.


Rodger Dodger: Probably was a fine film. It got late. I got tired. Turned it off and returned it without finishing it. Started out as a kid coming to live with an uncle who seems a little shiftless.

Willard: Fell asleep. Never saw one rat

Revolations: Genetic reproduction of Jesus by a seemingly evil secret society seemed like a great movie to watch with Lounge Experts, Justin and Hillary. We where wrong. It was lame. Get Dog Soldiers if you are ever in doubt.

Assassination Tango: Robert Duvall, as aging assassin, is sent to Buenos Aires for a job. While he was in Buenos Aries he discovers the Tango, a sultry dance of the people. As you may have figured by now, this movie sucked. Don't let the scope and the beautiful woman on the cover fool you. Lots of dancing and much less assassinating. Should have been called Tango with a little assassinating and much seemingly senseless dialog.

B. K. Lounge Eats: Lounge Bar-B-Que

Bar-B-Que has been a heavily guarded secret in most areas of the south. There is ritual involved in making excellent Bar-B-Que which include everything from preparing a day in advance to drinking heavily. Both valid traditions. Below is one of the best rub and sauce combinations we have created.

2 sides of your favorite ribs, membrane removed.
Kentucky Bourbon
Domestic can beer.

Rib Rub: Mix in a bowl
1/4 cup chili powder*
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
large pinch of red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 onion diced small
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 or more cloves of garlic minced
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups catsup
3/4 cups vinegar
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
large pinch red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon dry or yellow mustard


Pour a cup of Bourbon into a cup and open a beer, enjoy.

Take the rib rub and rub it into the ribs. Let sit refrigerated for 15 minutes to 24 hours.

In a sauce pan, saute onions in olive oil until golden brown. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

Remove sauce from heat. If you are a girly man you can stain the sauce. Otherwise pour it into a bowl and get out your basting brush.

In a preheated 325 degree oven, place a small pan of water on the bottom rack.

Place well rubbed ribs on a cookie sheet and place on the middle rack of the oven for about 90 minutes basting every 20 minutes.


*Chili powder is easy to make and much better if made fresh. In The B.K. Lounge Laboratory we take two Ancho peppers, four Pasilla peppers and two Chipotle peppers. In a hot dry pan we roast the peppers until the change color but do not burn. Let cool, de-seed and grind into a fine powder with a coffee grinder. This creates a depth of flavor that will get you out of washing the dishes.

Wednesday, the ladies Liturgy Society will meet. Mrs. Jones will sing,
"Put me in My Little Bed" accompanied by the pastor.


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"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time."

- E.B. White IIIII

Phobia Of The Month:
Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection.

This fear seems sily but shuld be taken very seriuosly. wee should respkt the feres of others.

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