Now, today being Good Friday and all one might expect me to pontificate about the events of that day and how it has changed the world and changed me. I'll give you, there were a few JERKS involved in the events of that fateful Friday...however....
not the JERK I'm talking about. Steve Martin made the movie JERK into a brilliant career in comedy. Besides, the headline on this movie poster could be used in today's political environment. "All I want is this black limousine, this oval office, and secret stuff nobody else will know about. That's all I want." Sorry...JERK!
Now, there's the Clean & Jerk for our Free Weight Wheeling Friends. Dare say that this picture of the beginning of this storied move might lend itself better to what happens in the locker room afterwards...the Jerk & Clean.
Regardless, this is still not the JERK we seek. Albeit, it is getting closer to two key ingredients: 1) HOT 2) SPICY
No, the JERK we're talking about is a seasoning of spices made famous in Jamaica and found throughout the Caribbean Islands. Jerk Pork, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Beef and my favorite American recipe...Jerk Fries! While stopping in for a couple of rounds of my favorite Ales at Old Chicago last night, I decided to indulge in a basket of Jerk Fries while watching the NCAA. Last night's were particularly coated and VERY SPICY! OK, Now you're asking, besides the obvious what are you getting at? Well, I felt it necessary to share this bit of wisdom with my fellow Knights. After eating my fries in a drunken frenzy, I proceeded to the bathroom to relieve myself. What I'm getting at is this. MAKE SURE YOU WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER EATING JERK FRIES AND BEFORE YOU HANDLE YOUR MANHOOD OVER A PORCELAIN TOILET ON PAIN OF BECOMING THE BIGGEST JERK PORK LOIN YOU'LL EVER SEE!!!!
There, now I feel better and have finally cooled off.
Sir Hook the Spicy Jerk of Warrick