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An interesting question

Published on July 26, 2015 By bmagnus

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to be working in a facility where, as a matter of patient safety, there were no liners or trash bags in the garbage cans. I think everybody knows that garbage bags can be used to suffocate someone. Granted, the ones I use at home are probably not strong enough […]

Music Monday: Just Drive!

Published on January 5, 2015 By bmagnus

I bet you were wondering how I was going to work habits in, weren’t you? So, let’s talk about driver safety. Did you know that there are a lot of people out there who still don’t wear seat belts?? If you’re one of them, I know a habit you should be working on. Driving while […]

Shorties of Chuckie

Published on August 14, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, let’s start with the NSA data dump: boy howdy and I do mean dump. Big mean dookie here and the administration keeps adding to the pile. Advice to the White House: sunlight is a good disinfectant. On Republicans: And a possible shutdown of the government (because that worked out so well for the Republicans during […]

Music Monday: An Interesting Discovery

Published on August 5, 2013 By bmagnus

It turns out that locally, used economy cars are much more expensive than similar used luxury cars. A 10 year old Toyota or Scion in decent condition is $2000-4000 more than a 10 year old Lexus, despite the fact that they have almost identical drivetrains. The same holds true for Honda vs. Acura. One more […]

Or, you know, we could “Just Say No”

Published on July 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Yesterday, USA Today published a delightful piece of “journalism” on car buying called “Tips to avoid car dash systems that’ll drive you crazy.” The second paragraph makes the following observation: The best of the systems reduce distraction. They make driving easier and more pleasant. The worst can infuriate customers and devastate an automaker’s reputation. No […]

We don’t want any trouble

Published on April 25, 2013 By bmagnus

Nobody wants to live in a bad neighborhood, right? And certainly nobody wants to live in the kind of place where the police are continually coming around. But consider this situation. Imagine you get beaten up. As bad luck would have it, it happens a couple more times. The third time, the cops call your landlord […]

Outpost: Shorties Sun

Published on November 15, 2012 By bmagnus

Hints of Sanity: Newt says something’s got to change. Yesterday this was the funniest thing on the Internet: Review of Guy Fieri’s restaurant. UN Believable: UN says “increasing funding for family planning by a further $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion annually in health bills for mothers and newborns in poor countries.” Pro-Life My @$$: Woman suffers for days […]

Silly Snake!

Published on November 7, 2012 By bmagnus

Submitted for your approval: Though it became a well-known pop culture joke after Samuel L. Jackson’s 2006 fictional movie, snakes can sometimes be found on a plane. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday when a cabin crew was checking an airplane that landed in Glasgow, Scotland, according to The Scotsman newspaperin Edinburgh. The flight had come in from Cancun, Mexico when […]

Time’s Wasting

Published on September 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Congress is officially out for the year. It’s the earliest departure in over 50 years, and the least productive Congress since World War 2. But there’s no point in beating your head against a wall to do nothing. Besides, by adjourning early, Harry Reid gave Scott Brown no excuse to miss his debate with Elizabeth […]

I guess with a zillion products, some are bound to be amusing

Published on September 2, 2012 By bmagnus

Has anybody else done Hip Hop Abs? There’s a great moment where they start playing Don’t Cha and big ol’ Shaun T. exclaims “That’s my soooong!” (alas, just before this clip starts). Well, at Walmart you’ll find that the Pussycat Dolls have their own workout DVD: Right. You’re totally gonna look like working out just […]