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Out of the Shorties

Published on June 28, 2015 By bmagnus

Tama: Stationmaster Tama has passed away; she is survived by her assistant Nitama.  She has been celebrated by pretty much the entire town. It’s good to be the King CEO: Their wages have gone up, while those of the worker have not. Another Brick in the Wall: Maybe what we need is a different kind of […]

Music Monday: Courthouse Edition

Published on June 22, 2015 By bmagnus

I spent the morning on jury duty. The first group to get called back was about 40 people. The next group was about 80, and I was in it. I was thinking to myself “Oh nuts, this has got to be a big trial!” Suddenly, we were all dismissed! When I got home, I watched […]

Music Monday: Fun in the Sun

Published on June 15, 2015 By bmagnus

In Closing: Common sense; cat guide; some random Vegas and Nevada stuff; speaking of Vegas; Hillary; and stay dead!

Old news….

Published on April 18, 2015 By bmagnus

So I just came across this little gem from December: Finally, Christian Bale recently said he felt jealous to see Ben Affleck wearing the cape and cowl – do you ever get that? No. Do you know why? Because I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that. You know, I wasn’t sure he was Batman 25 years ago, […]

Lost At Sea

Published on January 30, 2015 By bmagnus

Let’s start with the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. Seems there were a number of interesting medical devices on board. In the century after that ship sank, submarine warfare was born. Alas, the first “successful” sub, the Hunley, sank. Now researchers are finally able to learn more about what happened to the Hunley. And […]

Bad Habits: Firearms Edition

Published on January 23, 2015 By bmagnus

So, 2014 set a shameful record: most guns in carry-on bags seized by the TSA. Worse yet, over 80% of them were loaded. No shock that the rootinest-tootinest gun-totinest airports were DFW, Atlanta, and Sky Harbor. Not because they’re kinda southernish, but rather because they are big hub airports. For the record, it appears that there […]

Fear-mongering at its finest.

Published on September 30, 2014 By bmagnus

The TSA really doesn’t like that Apple and Google both have products they can’t just hack remotely. As in, they are trying desperately to make them stop it. Poor babies may actually have to get search warrants. Oh, and here’s a nice article on some of the NSA’s computing issues and an item on how […]

Music Monday, Might Be Tuesday: Elementary

Published on September 22, 2014 By bmagnus

Turns out chemistry isn’t as hard as I feared. In Closing: voice actors; only when it comes to spending that helps normal people; anybody have any idea why our government cares about ISIS/ISIL more than Boko Haram? (Is it just oil? Could there be a faint whiff of racism?); money money money money; I bet […]

Music Monday: Excuse me, do those immigrants have visas?

Published on August 4, 2014 By bmagnus

It’s not new, but I can’t listed to the song now without seeing this…. And here’s a bonus cat for you, only 35 seconds long:   In Closing: Looks like this judge found a way to ‘splain it; high speed rail coming to Texas; on poverty, wages, debt, and getting by; LEGO scientists; on Congress; a […]

Shorties Academy

Published on May 13, 2014 By bmagnus

One last thing on Microbiology: We have perfectly good vaccines that prevent deadly diseases. Use them! Freakin NSA: please, help yourself to the links. Can you feel the love tonight: A wolf falls in love. This is apparently a thing: Maybe I should have waited until Caturday, but heck, enjoy some Catios. TIL: Anderson Cooper […]