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Another Month, Another Mediocre Jobs Report

Published on July 5, 2013 By bmagnus

Sadly, I’ve written on this topic many times over the last 10 years. This time it’s the June employment report. I’ll let Bill McBride summarize it for you: The good news: This was the best first half for private employment gains since 1999.  Also hourly and weekly wages increased 0.4% in June, and hourly wages are […]

ShortWoman.com Supports the International T-Pain Autotune Treaty

Published on November 12, 2012 By bmagnus

Be it resolved that henceforth, only T-Pain will be allowed to use autotune in recorded music. Other uses shall be considered a crime against humanity. It is further resolved that quotations of Rapper’s Delight may only be made with the express consent and permission of the United Nations Security Council.* Please, join me in support […]

The iPhone

Published on June 13, 2012 By bmagnus

So here’s my iPhone. It’s ok. It’s way too easy to take a screenshot, unless of course you want to take one. As you can see, just by looking at the main screen, I can tell what time it is, how much signal I’ve got, battery life, unread emails, even how many items are on my […]

Food Fight

Published on June 8, 2012 By bmagnus

Maybe you heard the story of a blogger who was threatened with jail time for blogging about his experience in a non-mainstream diet called “Paleo” or “Primal” eating. Never mind for just a moment that his diet doesn’t conform to what The Experts think it should. That wasn’t the issue at all: the issue and […]

Clive Barker’s SHORTIESRAISER

Published on September 22, 2011 By bmagnus

Ok!  Let’s clear some browser tabs! Yahoo!: Not so excited about Wall Street protesters. Anybody Surprised?: OnStar selling your data. But have no fear, they won’t give it to the FBI for free. Unless they ask sweetly. To think I’ve been paying money for this: How to make your own ricotta. Explain it again: seriously, […]

Curious No More

Published on August 24, 2011 By bmagnus

When I saw this in a parking lot, I wondered what the heck it was: Now I know. It’s an old mail truck!   Alright, for those of you who aren’t into Volkswagens, here’s In Closing: earthquake shaking things up at the zoo; solving Too Big Too Fail with Even Bigger; I wonder if Blodget […]

Someone Noticed the Man Behind the Curtain?

Published on August 4, 2011 By bmagnus

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down over 500 points. Now make no mistake, I don’t like to read too much into the Dow. After all, it’s only 30 stocks, tweaked so the most expensive ones matter the most. However, the S&P 500 also dropped almost 5% today. The culprit? “Fears over the economy.” […]