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Paranormal Activities: The Marked Shorties

Published on March 1, 2014 By bmagnus

Happy March! Let’s get started…. Student Loans: Officially dragging down the economy. I think I have a way to increase consumer spending: This is crazy talk I know, but if the minimum wage were higher, people who make minimum wage could afford to buy stuff. And the Supreme Court makes it worse: Now the government […]

Music Monday: The Old Apartment

Published on November 25, 2013 By bmagnus

  Last week I noticed a banner up at an apartment complex reading “Free Turkey.” I thought it was a fine idea. A turkey is a whole lot cheaper than giving $50 off a month’s rent. Further, this can be used as a retention tool for current residents. Give a turkey in exchange for a […]

Music Monday: Christmas in July

Published on July 22, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, this is not actually the track I wanted. Brave Combo is a North Texas based band with a following in Japan. A while back they did a Christmas album. As the story goes: We never considered recording a Christmas album before. Everyone had already heard most of the famous songs enough for a lifetime […]

Crazy Talk

Published on June 5, 2013 By bmagnus

So, it seems clear to me that the War on Drugs isn’t even the War On Some Drugs, but rather the War On Brown People Possessing Drugs. At what point can we confess this and address the problem? At what point do we stop wasting millions of millions of dollars “fighting drugs” and putting people in prison […]

R.I.S.D: Rest In Shorties Department

Published on May 24, 2013 By bmagnus

I Would Watch That!: I have been given permission to share my son’s brilliant idea for a new TV show: he calls it “Law and Order and Batman.” Dumbasses: There are plenty of vegan parents out there who manage not to starve their babies to death. Leia: 20 facts, 20 pictures, one princess. Startling: The amount […]

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 […]

Music Monday: I Love Vegas

Published on February 18, 2013 By bmagnus

It’s funny. When I was a kid, Dean Martin singing in a Martin/Lewis movie was a cue to go get a snack and a drink. I guess I grew up.   Follow Up: Maker’s Mark backed down. Now I have to decide if I forgive them. In Closing: two internets; yeah, that’s what I thought; […]

Music Monday: “$50 for a T-Shirt??”

Published on January 14, 2013 By bmagnus

I thought the song was great. Then I saw the video. In Closing: Sprint sucks and other reasons not to trust the GPS; Mexico City; that could be bad; shaving is officially no longer a “feminist” issue; on margarine; Colin tells it how he sees it; and this is how cold it is in Vegas […]

Addressing a trend

Published on October 25, 2012 By bmagnus

I’ve been getting more than my fair share of comment spam recently (not quite enough that I’m ready to use one of those “prove you’re human” things). Lately, one of the topics is HCG diets. Let me make one thing perfectly crystal clear about HCG: it is the only diet drug required by the FDA […]

The Shorties Inside

Published on September 9, 2012 By bmagnus

Japanfilter: Mt Fuji is at risk of eruption. Expect Republicans to call for NASA spending cuts in 3…2…1….: NASA explains the last decade. A few items on Employment, Unemployment, and Job Growth: Why have millions of Americans given up looking for work? Why mostly young people? How many jobs do we need to create each month to keep […]