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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 […]

Caturday: Three Items for your Furry Friends

Published on October 12, 2013 By bmagnus

Happy Caturday everyone! Instead of posting the traditional cat pictures as many bloggers do, I offer some items for your cat. Disclaimer: I am not receiving any compensation whatsoever for this post; these are merely products used and appreciated in my own home. Oh and one more thing, I took these photos myself so copyright trolls […]

“Don’t Worry Little Lady, I Won’t Let the Democrats Kill Your Cat!”

Published on September 7, 2013 By bmagnus

A couple years ago, I mentioned the Sea Stone wait I mean Hotel Baja California Restaurant. Guess what? It closed. The rather expensive building sat vacant for a while before displaying a new banner: “Coming Soon! Boca Park Animal Hospital.” Another expensive build ensued. I found this rather curious. Repurposing serially failed restaurant space with […]

Return to BloodShorties Lake

Published on September 4, 2013 By bmagnus

You can thank Drew for the title inspiration. It’s sometimes tough to keep thinking of Shorties titles! Beating the same drum: so here’s today’s tab dump on the freaking mess that continues to be the NSA, DEA, FBI, and Edward Snowden. And now for something completely different: a nice selection of  health, health insurance, and healthy […]

No Shortie Lives

Published on July 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, just so you know, air quality in Vegas is absolutely awful today because of the massive fire on Mount Charleston. This also means that Vegas’s favorite get-out-of-the-heat spot is closed. So on with the Shorties. A Few Words on Abortion: Don’t want one? Don’t have one. Don’t think others should have them? Support birth […]