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I learned about Flippin’ Boss on Kickstarter. Cool product and I can see a need for it—but their campaign never picked up much steam. Essentially, it’s a grilling accessory that combines tongs, a spatula, and a pot holder. Kind of a spork for grilling. (Ooh, that’s a good one. Too late to add it now?). After writing these, I might buy one.

Their video plays a few angles: Burnt forearms, dropping meat between the bars & using multiple tools. So there were a few ways to play this, which made it easier to write. Though, I have to say, this wasn’t as much fun as I expected.

Here are 101 lines about Flippin’ Boss:

1 Helping bbq masters grill without burns
2 Think about how much you’ll have chasing your wife while wearing this
3 If you can’t take the heat, get a Flippin’ Boss
4 If you don’t get one before your next grill out, your forearms will hate you for it
5 The only grilling tool you need.
6 Protect the meat at the end of your hands
7 Nobody likes a toasted knuckle sandwich
8 Good grilling without a trip to the burn unit
9 The secret to grilling safety they’ll be teaching for years
10 The “Where have you been all my life?” BBQ glove
11 Bye-bye burnt hands
12 The grilling tool that makes you feel like a robot
13 Grab, flip & grill like a professor
14 Singed arm hair be gone
15 Like Edward Scissorhands, only less cutting
16 Grilling is no longer a threat to your hands
17 Stop charring your fingers
18 Its like a power tool for Bar-B-Queuing
19 Rediscover grilling pleasure
20 Tired of dropping your burgers between the bars?
21 Makes Labor Day grilling seem like a lot less work
22 How to keep your forearms unburnt
23 Make flamin’ hot forearms a thing of the past
24 The sooner you know about this, the better your arms will fare
25 The tongs your arms have been waiting for
26 Where you sear your meat but not your flesh
27 Where Big Green Eggs don’t lead to hot red knuckles
28 BBQ tong glove for grilling mastery
29 Seems like something a smart woman would invent
30 Get a grilling tool as great as the steaks you’re cooking
31 The grilling glove your forearms have been waiting for
32 Don’t just flip your burgers. Flip ’em like a boss.
33 Grill your burgers, not your knuckles
34 If spatulas, tongs and pot holders had a hybrid baby, it would be this
35 Does your grill have a scorched earth mindset?
36 Grillers! Show your arm hair
37 Other than fire and food, it’s the only thing you need
38 The rare grilling glove that doesn’t make your forearms well-done
39 Who ordered the knuckle sandwich, well done?
40 The BBQ tongs for grillers who hate forearm burns
41 Handy hand tools for grilling
42 Now you can eat burgers and still have hair on your knuckles
43 For grill masters, by grill masters
44 Become Edward Grillinghands
45 How many great burgers have you dropped between the grill grates?
46 Cook on Sunday. Have unsinged hands on Monday.
47 The good news for grillers who hate bad burns
48 The best flippin’ glove you’ve ever grilled with
49 Does your grill make you fearful of arm burns?
50 A tip for not burning your tips
51 The hybrid grilling tool your meat has been dreaming about
52 Where the only thing getting burnt are the brats
53 The easy to cook, easy to clean, easy to love, flippin’ glove
54 Flip, grill, grab, go
55 Cook the brats. Not your arms.
56 Don’t try cooking without a Flippin’ Boss
57 Save your digits from 3rd degree burns
58 For men tired of burnt forearms
59 Grilling doesn’t have to be an adventure every time
60 Fire protection you can feel
61 Stop burning your arms on the flippin’ grill!
62 The Mother Of Dragons oven mitt
63 Scorch marks belong on meat. Not your hands.
64 Where forearms stay furry
65 Because nobody likes their forearms well done
66 Make better burgers (without fear of burnt hands)
67 The grilling accessory your hands will thank you for
68 Your grill can reach over 600 degrees. That’s more than your hands can handle
69 Takes the risk out of grilling burns
70 No more mistaking burnt fingers for hot dogs
71 Saving knuckles, one burger flip at a time
72 The ugly truth about forearm burns
73 No matter how much you grill, you never develop a tolerance to fire
74 Grill without the burn unit on speed dial
75 Less drops. Fewer burns. Better grilling.
76 5 fingers toward better grilling
77 Flip without fear
78 The latest in grilling innovation
79 Ever wonder what would happen if you glued tongs to a pot holder?
80 For grillers who like to keep their forearms rare
81 Save the scorch marks for your burgers – not your skin
82 Protect your arms without ruining your meet
83 This makes grilling even more fun
84 Flip your burgers without scorching your skin
85 Sear your burger. Not your knuckles
86 How to grill without the burns
87 Cook your burgers to well done. Not your arms.
88 Tired of burnt knuckles?
89 Singe-less grilling is now a reality
90 No recipe calls for burnt fingers
91 For grill masters who take pride in their arm hair
92 The BBQ gloves of the future
93 Keep your hands medium rare
94 You’re not still trying to flip steaks with tongs, are you?
95 You can still hold your beer in the other hand
96 Save your burgers and your fingers
97 The smartest way to grill
98 Like using a towel on your hand, only less “I’m on fire!”-ey
99 Hot food. Cool hands. Cold beer.
100 You don’t  need to risk your fingers to turn a burger anymore
101 Grilling is better without the burnt knuckles


Overall: Well done. Ha! No, seriously, I think they came out OK. I didn’t have a ton of information to work with, so it got a bit repetitive, but there are some solid lines in the mix.

Lessons: I tried a few new formulas today. They sped things along, but I always feel like I’m cheating when I use them. Ultimately, they’ll make me stronger.

  • Using the templates, I knocked out 50 lines in 20 minutes. No challenge. No skill. Just Mad Libs style writing.
  • This could be a fun one to create a campaign for. There’s some room to play.
  • I hope this guy succeeds. He looks like he’s in it for the right reasons.
  • I feel like there’s more to play with “sear” and “scorch” – but I didn’t quite nail it
  • There’s a Game Of Thrones “unburnt” line in there somewhere…

Time: 50 minutes.

If anyone can nail that GOT or “scorched” line, please put it in the comments. I know it’s there.