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Double Feature

Published on May 15, 2014 By bmagnus

I don’t normally talk about the so-called “rape culture”. However, if what I am reading about what happens on our college campuses is even halfway true, we should all be outraged. All students — regardless of their gender — have a right to attend school without fear of assault, sexual or otherwise. The idea that some […]

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 […]

Yet More Things I Learned This Semester

Published on May 10, 2014 By bmagnus

Yes, the semester is almost over and that means it’s time to share a few choice thoughts. In General: There are people who are willing to wait for a spot 100 feet closer to the building, even in nice weather. In the meantime, I’ve parked in the next lot over, locked my car, walked to […]

More thoughts on Minimum Wage

Published on March 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Many arguments against raising the minimum wage — and indeed, against helping those in low wage jobs — does boil down to victim blaming. That is, “it is the fault of the person making low wages that they make low wages and it is on them to do something about it.” Never mind the fact […]

A Weighty Subject

Published on February 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Ok, I know it’s February. Those of you that are sticking to your plans to do something towards making yourself healthier this year, good on you. Somebody accidentally put The Truth in a research article: The risk of cardiovascular disease death increases exponentially as you increase your consumption of added sugar. Here’s the abstract; here’s […]

An apology and explanation, of sorts

Published on December 31, 2013 By bmagnus

A few weeks ago, I needed to buy cat food and cat litter. I was in a little bit of a hurry that particular day, so when I found there were no carts inside the pet supply store, I did not return to the parking lot to search for one. I casually picked up a […]

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 […]

Misinterpreted

Published on September 20, 2013 By bmagnus

  Slimming Meatloaf? I figured this fellow went on a diet. Let me save you $1.79, the secret miracle fat loss ingredient that will only help your meatloaf lose fat is mushrooms. Specifically Shiitake mushrooms.

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 […]

ShortWoman’s Super Simplified Campaign Finance Plan

Published on August 8, 2013 By bmagnus

Over the years, I’ve talked about tax simplification and campaign season streamlining. Today I share my idea — singular — for simplifying campaign finance. Since it’s clear that we are unlikely to get to a place where campaigns are publicly funded and each candidate is sharply limited on what he (usually he, sometimes she) can […]