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Howlin' Steve Thomas
Shit Happens!
Interests: Playing Music, Jazz, Blues, Basketball, Video, Graphics, Animation, the Cubs, the Illini
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I'm closing up shop here at HCG&G after 12 years. The era of weblogs has been over for a while. And, I'm tired of the culture of internet argument. I'll be starting a new blog over at Wordpress as soon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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I'm taking the plunge! I'm going to gear up for VR and build a little VR studio in my new apartment. The core purchase for this will be an HTC Vive VR headset, pictured on the right below. The Oculus... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Like everybody else, I thought Donald Trump's performance at the first debate left a lot to be desired. Yesterday, CNN published this story. Trump's microphone was cutting in and out throughout the debate. I cannot imagine how this can happen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Black Lives Matter is a rent-a-mob of the Democratic Party, organized, funded and controlled at the highest levels of the Obama administration. The goal of BLM is to drive law enforcement out of black communities so as to turn over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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If you don't read Ann Althouse's weblog, you probably should. She's a law professor at the University of Wisconsin. I worked at the most powerful and important corporate law firm in the world for 5 years, so I know a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Why worried? Dunno. Maybe because I'm moving. Certainly not moving back into the urban ghetto. Moving into another rural paradise... a garden apartment on top of the mountain. Leaving behind my home for 26 years. Leaving behind just about everything... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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When you sell a house, the buyers all negotiate as if they intended to do a gut renovation of the house. My house was designed, not so much to be a showcase, but to be a cheap place to live.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Some days, I feel as if I'm being slowly roasted alive. Rosacea, arthritis and elevated body temperature. Inflammation is what ultimately kills most of us. What is it that goes wrong within our bodies as we age that causes our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
A presidential candidate condemns about a quarter of the electorate for voting for her opposition candidate. This is the most damnable tactic I've ever witnessed in an election. After all the Hitler accusations thrown at Trump, Hillary Clinton reveals herself... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Back to work now that I'm fully recovered from surgery and no longer in pain. A rather sparse doodle. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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We can now apparently add sexual inadequacy and a tiny penis to the causes of disagreement with a leftist. Racism, of course, is to be taken for granted. Below, a nice sketch from DeviantArt. I've been encountering this theme with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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"I am never sure whether I should lament the state of the world or be complacent about it. For on the one hand everything is going to the dogs and on the other I am a happy man." Theodore Dalrymple,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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The real estate agent told me to get rid of all the piles of stuff before he shows the house. So, my son-in-law towed the dumpster over, dropped it off in my driveway and I'm filling it up. I've owned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Female children tend to suffer from being over praised and over loved. How can a daddy or grandpa help but be smitten? I've raised girls and boys. Toddler girls are so huggable, so determined to please. Toddler boys suffer from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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I googled "Old People Sex" and the search engine returned porn pics of naked old people screwing in various configurations. This was not what I had in mind. But it reminded me of Rule 34... I was looking for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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This sign, spotted on Route 28 just before the turnoff to Woodstock, is a little defiant. My far left community is deep in cop hatred and apology for black gangsterism. I'm surprised one of the local lefties hasn't defaced it.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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This presidential election has been exhausting. Damn thing has been going on for two years. As I long ago stated, I'll vote for Trump. That's about it. I'm not a campaigner. Here's my long, tedious essay explaining why I'm voting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Getting back into all my various routines as I recover from surgery. I knocked out this goofy looking doodle a couple of days ago. Felt tip pen. Back to playing music, too. I'll have some new things to post, soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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That's what I told my girlfriend this morning. Over the weekend, she taught me her meatballs with tomato sauce recipe. I'm learning to cook some basic dishes that my grandkids will eat. My last act in life is playing Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Got the OK from the doctor to resume my normal physical regimen. Good thing! I was going nuts sitting on my ass after 3 surgeries in two months. The good news is... no cancer! The other big news is that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Three surgeries in the past two months! Two months of enforced physical inactivity, opiate pain medications and not even being able to babysit my grandkids. I'm seeing the surgeon on Thursday, and if he gives me the OK, I will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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Propelling tons of material into earth orbit or beyond is extremely expensive and very hard on the environment. Getting a single pound into low earth orbit can cost $10,000! Rockets are very expensive and dirty. Solution? A space elevator! Something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
What a relief! My surgeon removed my appendix and a small part of my cecum in a laparoscopic surgery on Tuesday. And the verdict is... no cancer! Below, a video of a laparoscopic appendectomy. The first surgeon I consulted before... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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One of the reasons I decided to drive cross country to Chicago last week... I'm facing serious surgery. I wanted to indulge myself with a little adventure. Might be the last time in my life that I'm physically capable. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars
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I was falling asleep on Interstate 80 after about two hours of driving through the mountains in Pennsylvania during my road trip to Illinois, so I hit the exit for coffee and donuts at Hazleton. "Why does the name of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Harleys, Cars, Girls & Guitars