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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 Bonus: Apocalypse Someday

Published on December 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Happy Solstice! Since you are reading this, it would appear that the world did not in fact end today.   Have some bonus links about Christmas. In Closing: TSA; diet and diabetes; I bet we could create some jobs building and repairing infrastructure (nah, that costs money!); political suicide; don’t confuse us with facts; and how […]

Apparently She Got Religion

Published on June 27, 2012 By bmagnus

Maybe you remember a while back that I ragged on Paula Deen for the hypocrisy of hyping cake on the same magazine cover proclaiming she was going to talk about living with diabetes. Well, that’s still bad. But at least she seems to be getting her own dietary house in order. This week’s People Magazine […]

Life with Diabetes

Published on May 24, 2012 By bmagnus

Sure, Paula. Let’s discuss “Life with Diabetes.” How about we start by talking about the importance of laying off the “Fresh Berry Cakes”? Even the American Diabetes Association says “sweet treats” are for “special occasions.” I get the impression that around the Deen household, Tuesday counts as a special occasion. The Mayo Clinic  suggests that a […]

Just What We Don’t Need

Published on May 7, 2012 By bmagnus

Back in February, I said this: Recently, people have been having a lot of success losing weight on a gluten free diet. It worked because people on these diets knew they couldn’t eat cookies, candies and cakes. They know that they have to look carefully in ingredient lists for things that might contain gluten, and for […]

Uh, Make Reservations?

Published on February 16, 2012 By bmagnus

  Once again, we have a post inspired by the BlogHer Life Well Lived campaign. The current topic? Getting Organized. And the question I have been asked to answer: What is your best tip for hosting a gathering, get-together or party that is enjoyable and stress-free for both the host and guests? Wow. They almost […]

Bikini Bloodbath Shorties

Published on August 9, 2011 By bmagnus

Where the heck does Hollywood keep coming up with absurd titles for horror movies? Anyways, on to the shorties. It wouldn’t be Shorties without the Economy:  Yeah, turns out it is a recession if you stop playing games with inflation. Gee, really? Maybe that’s why the stock market is picking up their money and going […]