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Published on August 28, 2014 By bmagnus

Even though the stats say people read this little site regularly, the fact is not many people comment. One of the few people who I’d call a “regular commenter” was Cynthia. It is with great sadness that I must report that Cynthia passed away this morning. She leaves behind a long-term boyfriend, assorted distant relatives, […]

Shorties of Badassdom

Published on April 8, 2014 By bmagnus

When Kids are Smarter than the Adults: Apparently, being accused of twirling a pencil with a pencap on it is a problem that is best addressed by a 5 hour interrogation evaluation, including a strip search and blood testing. No idea whether anybody thought it would be a good idea to call mom or dad. […]

Music Monday and Fun Facts

Published on February 4, 2013 By bmagnus

Here’s the man before Congress. And here are the promised fun facts.

To the Lady in Workout Clothes ahead of me at the Grocery Store

Published on November 25, 2012 By bmagnus

Hey dear, let me tell you why you’re never going to lose that 10 to 20 pounds around your hips and waist and why your hubby is never going to lose the gut unless you change your ways. I’m not going to put all the blame on the expensive whole wheat crap that you think is […]

Cat Ass Trophy

Published on September 1, 2012 By bmagnus

Or, Caturday, Film Festival Edition Ok, I like cats well enough. I even have a cat. Sure, I occasionally look at pictures of cats online, with or without witty catpions (intentional misspelling). I’ve been sucked in by video of Maru the Box Cat at least once. I have posted about Stationmaster Tama and  library cats. IBKC […]

Turkey Sandwich Wars

Published on July 15, 2012 By bmagnus

As nearly as I can tell, it started with a regional chain called Capriotti’s and a sandwich known as The Bobbie. It’s basically “Thanksgiving Dinner on a sub bun”: Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo. Delicious if a bit carb-heavy. Then a local sandwich shop called Eddie D’s threw down with their own version. As Eddie […]

Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

Published on December 29, 2011 By bmagnus

On my most recent trip, I had a unique book to read while lounging by a beach of white sand and impossibly blue water. That book was The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow. No, not a fantasy novel for young adults, but a book about women — oddly bereft of feminism. It’s a book about […]

The Road to Ruin is in Disrepair

Published on August 31, 2011 By bmagnus

It turns out that there is one thing — one pretty big thing! — that both business leaders and union leaders agree upon: “America has an urgent need for more spending on critical infrastructure like roads and bridges.” They’ve got a good point. Roads and bridges have many benefits. They help people get to work. […]

Be Afraid of Everything

Published on July 6, 2011 By bmagnus

Ok, seriously. Our obsession with terrorism has veered off into paranoia. Two unidentified “U.S. security officials” says we need to be afraid of terrorists with implanted explosives, and the TSA director agrees that this is a possible concern — adding that there’s not a damn thing even the nudie scanners and patdowns that violate some […]

Public Service Announcement

Published on May 13, 2011 By bmagnus

If you’ve noticed that a bunch of your favorite blogs that usually update every day don’t have new posts, there’s a reason. I have it on good authority that Blogger is down. This good authority goes on to wonder how “fun” it would be to have a cloud computing outage when trying to get work […]