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I’ve decided to pull the plug on the Weekly Pinup Babes. Every Saturday I find myself taking more and more time to find an image that we haven’t used before, all the while scrolling through page after page of pics … Continue reading

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By Wednesday of this last week, my catch-all junk drawer app, Yojimbo, was successfully restored thanks to the Bare Bones tech support guy. The scenario unfolded like this: I stated my problem in an email. I received a reply with … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Heretic – Make America Juicy Again Ale

I was back at the Route 6 Liquor Store down the road a ways. I pop in in at least once a week to help Sue, the storekeeper, update her Beer Menus online. She writes down all the new beers … Continue reading

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I had a rough week, I gotta tell ya. My wife vacuumed under my computer desk like she usually does on that particular day of the week. While sucking up ridiculous quantities of snack crumbs, popcorn parts, lost toothpicks and … Continue reading

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As more and more people are born into this world, quite the majority of them grow up to be morons, idiots or just plain “special.” More and more of these people come into a world surrounded by themselves, oblivious to … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Alesmith Double Red India Pale Ale

It was a couple of weeks ago when I discovered a recent addition to the shelves at my local bottle shop. I bought it. The beer was from Alesmith. I’m aware of the brewery and I knew that they made … Continue reading

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I confess that I have a weakness for hidden object games. No WoW or GTA or SkyRim or PUBG for me. I’ll take a hidden object game over a match 3 game, but either/or/both would suffice. Sometimes Many times, my … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale

Last week, I picked up a sixer of an IPA to write about. I got to thinking (which usually gets me in trouble) that maybe another IPA was not a good choice coming off of DFH’s Liquid Truth Serum IPA … Continue reading

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This bizarre cold weather will come to an end tomorrow and get warmer through the week. It’s predicted that Thursday will hit 50°. That’s frikkin’ nuts. But then again, this is frikkin’ Illinois. At the first sign of melting, it … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It’s Monday and for many of us it’s a holiday. Like another Sunday. For today, I thought I’d throw a bunch of content at the wall and see what sticks. You okay wit dat?! Good. If you get confused, scroll … Continue reading

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It’s 11:40 p.m. as I start typing this. I’m hoping to get done by midnight. I am imposing deadlines on myself as if I had to answer to a higher power. I’ve done that all my life with all the … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA

I forgot how I first learned of this beer. I was doing a search on Dogfish Head’s website looking for something new that they may have brewed. What led me there is what’s forgotten. In DFH’s Beer category I spotted … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Eve Eve and there’s electricity in the air in the anticipation of the big day. The house is full of dry air and static electricity is everywhere waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting exposed body part. I used … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality was done away with and it seems to me that the Pai guy knew it all along. But before the Comcasts and AT&Ts and Verizons can start turning throttling valves, a number of organizations will be suing the … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

Another Joliet trip and I was scanning beer shelves at Cardinal again, looking for another Christmas beer. I was still in the spirit and was looking for something I hadn’t had. There’s a Slink going up tomorrow in the Beer … Continue reading

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We live in a world filled with wonderful things that don’t quite work the way they should. I spilled my guts on the MacOS High Sierra – Firefox 57 scenario recently. In the overall scheme of things, both items work … Continue reading

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