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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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I’ve turned a jaundiced eye towards Apple and Firefox. It’ll last maybe three days. Two weeks ago, in a period boredom or lack of adventure, I decided to pull the trigger and update to High Sierra, Mac OS 10.13. Afterwards, … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Bell’s Christmas Ale – 2017

I had the inkling to perhaps get into the Christmas spirit this early in the month. Off to Joliet for some fine craft beer selections in number. Destination was Cardinal as usual. I found my starting point at the head … Continue reading

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I had to take the entire Saturday night off because I was having too much fun with family, friends and beer at my son’s 2nd annual Dark Saturday Dark Lord and dark Imperial dark stout tasting party which lasted way … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – 2017 Founders Backwoods Bastard

I caught wind of Founders‘ usual November release, Backwoods Bastard. I found it on the shelf at my local beer place earlier today. How fortunate. I even had enough money to afford it. Backwoods Bastard is one of Founders’ barrel … Continue reading

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I have a plugin that counts the number of views per post. I subscribe to a service which tracks site visits. There’s another plugin which draws a curve based on the daily visits per month. The HostGator server reports on … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – War Pigs Foggy Geezer Hazy India Pale Ale

A quick trip to Cardinal beer store in Joliet. I can usually score something tasty almost every visit. But their parking lot is so small and the store is so busy, getting in and out can sometimes be a hassle. … Continue reading

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My sister and brother-in-law will be coming to visit us on Saturday and Sunday. This will be a special occasion because of the distance. We usually visit maybe once or twice a year if we’re lucky. My sister is referred … Continue reading

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The ultimate end of the warm weather spell culminated in my bedroom. I had just pulled back the covers, climbed in and got settled. I figure it was 8 minutes later there were 3 distinct chirps from a goddamn cricket … Continue reading

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All the Weekly Babes have been reestablished so what’s next? I’m slowly recycling old NextGen pictures back into regular posts. I’m still deciding what do do with the hundreds of Humpday Honeys from the past. They’ll stay put for the … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury Belgian Inspired Dark Ale

Tonight’s beer candidate was new shipment just in at Route 6 Liquors in Channahon. It was a beer from Bell’s out of Kalamazoo, Michigan called Hell Hath No Fury. It was a Belgian inspired dark ale according to the label … Continue reading

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Saturday’s weather was absolute shit all day. It rained with off and on pouring cats and dogs and the saber rattling of thunder off in the distance. It always rains cats and dogs.Now, at the time of this writing at … Continue reading

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RANT The news websites autoplay videos and link to every third word in the text. Distracting to all but maybe a few information junkies. But we’ve discussed this before. We are now being subject to the writer’s emotions as a … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Odell Rupture Fresh Grind Ale

While going through the Beer Street Journal online recently, I spotted a beer that sounded odd in an interesting sort of way. The beer was brewed by Odell Brewing out of Fort Collins, CO. It was called Rupture Fresh Grind … Continue reading

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How I think sometimes. Tomorrow is October 1st. I find it funny that the 10th month has ‘octo’ as a prefix. We can thank the Romans for when October used to be the 8th month. However, we cannot blame daylight … Continue reading

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This Flatland weather is screwy. Here it is, a few days after first day of fall, and we’ are experiencing 90°+ heat with clear skies and high humidity.  I remember back to the hurricanes which caused so much destruction lot … Continue reading

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