Chimneys are easy to light. Get a plastic cup, like a party cup, and fill it with lighter fluid. Dump that in the top, throw a match down on it, and let the chimney do its thing. They are simply made to hold the briquettes in place so the fluid can cover everything evenly. JUST KIDDING!
Seriously though, I have had good luck with the cooking oil and a paper towel method. Fold it over a couple times into a square and get it "wet" with some veggie oil. I was always paranoid my yard would catch on fire during the
using a plain newspaper.
One day when I was out of liberal college newspapers to burn, I figured out my chimney fits perfectly over the burner in my GOSM. Just sits right on that shelf lookin' thing holding the burner in place. It you have a GOSM, this will probably be your best bet.
I also have used one of those little torches as well, but when I used Royal Oak (always now!) it seems to pop back in my face with little embers.
Turkey fryer would work too like someone suggested.