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Published on May 14, 2013 By bmagnus

Alright, by now everybody and his or her dog has heard the latest about Angelina Jolie, right? Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be […]


Published on April 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Taken in my back yard with a “potato”*. At least one lantana is starting to bloom, which means the hummingbird and butterfly buffet will soon be in full swing. In Closing: Why doesn’t Johnny just go to broadway and get it over with?; Save Our Post Office; Wingnut screaming about how if we had Russian […]

Music Monday: Daft Punk Returns

Published on April 22, 2013 By bmagnus

Hey Kanye: Imma let you finish, but “Isotoner” doesn’t rhyme with “told you.” In Closing: I really, really wanted to say something about austerity last week and it didn’t happen (how could they have looked at this chart and not suspected an error??); this only works if every single person has a fully charged smart […]

Music Monday: What’s Going On

Published on January 21, 2013 By bmagnus

  In Closing: the cat came back; the wages of austerity; aww rats; adventurous surrogate mother wanted; rubber duckies; well yeah, it looks silly when he does it; too redacted; Clouds! Pork Exercise! Mexico! Pass the word; backtrack; never occurred to them that’s not an option for everybody; locking up the dumb b**** for not knowing what’s […]

No Reason to Subscribe to Fortune

Published on January 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Let’s cut to the meat: [I]f America fails to enact historic, structural reforms in spending, an entirely new source of revenue will be needed. And it’s likely to be enacted in haste and near-panic, as the only option to forestalling a crisis. “The gap between revenues and outlays will be simply too large,” says J.D. […]

On the Jobs Numbers

Published on December 7, 2012 By bmagnus

So I have some open tabs that I’ve been saving for a discussion on employment, unemployment, and job creation. Luckily for me, job creation and unemployment numbers came out today. Unemployment does continue to go down, and it looks like we [barely] create enough jobs to keep up with demand. However, many of those new […]

And it Happened in Texas

Published on June 28, 2012 By bmagnus

Sorry, I’m not going to add my somewhat useless two cents worth to the discussion of the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act. You can get that from almost every other blog on the interwebs today. I still hope we end up with an option beyond being forced to pay the highly profitable insurance […]

The Lords of Shorties

Published on June 2, 2012 By bmagnus

Haven’t got much today. Hope to find something outlandish I can take a picture of when I do my weekly shopping tomorrow. Follow Up: In a stunning display of stupidity false modesty, the Texas girl put in jail for truancy because her parents are vapor and she’s working two jobs has decided she doesn’t want the […]

Music Monday: The Killers

Published on May 14, 2012 By bmagnus

Ok, look. She’s been dancing with you for 17 songs and she still won’t tell you her name? If an average song is 4 minutes, that’s over an hour. She’s too polite to say it, but she wants nothing to do with you! I don’t care if “anything goes in a place like this.” Pestering […]

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