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Outpost: Shorties Sun

Published on November 15, 2012 By bmagnus

Hints of Sanity: Newt says something’s got to change. Yesterday this was the funniest thing on the Internet: Review of Guy Fieri’s restaurant. UN Believable: UN says “increasing funding for family planning by a further $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion annually in health bills for mothers and newborns in poor countries.” Pro-Life My @$$: Woman suffers for days […]

Silly Snake!

Published on November 7, 2012 By bmagnus

Submitted for your approval: Though it became a well-known pop culture joke after Samuel L. Jackson’s 2006 fictional movie, snakes can sometimes be found on a plane. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday when a cabin crew was checking an airplane that landed in Glasgow, Scotland, according to The Scotsman newspaperin Edinburgh. The flight had come in from Cancun, Mexico when […]

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 […]

Music Monday: Musicology and Modern Popular Music

Published on October 22, 2012 By bmagnus

Free term theme idea: Recurring Thematic Material in the Collected Works of Flo Rida. If one were to listen to his entire discography, how many songs would seem to reference oral sex? Regrettably, there doesn’t seem to be an official music video I could embed. In Closing: a bounty I hope gets paid; waaah, the media […]

Trust Your Eyes

Published on September 6, 2012 By bmagnus

Once more it is book review time. Today’s selection from the BlogHer Book Club is Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay. As usual, this is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own. Join the discussion here! When Ray Kilbride comes home after his father’s fatal accident, one of the […]

Oh Boo Hoo

Published on August 29, 2012 By bmagnus

Fortune Magazine tells us that “For banks, it’s getting harder and harder to earn a buck.” That’s because interest rates are so low. Or at least that’s what “conventional wisdom” would tell us. Please cry for the banks and demand higher interest rates! Not so fast. If banks are having such a hard time making an […]

Music Monday: Old School Redheads

Published on August 20, 2012 By bmagnus

And now for something completely different, a Baroque Concerto for Two Violins by the Red Monk, Antonio Vivaldi. My favorite is the second movement. Sorry about the static video. In Closing: Clearly this was compiled before the weekend political talkies; Siberian Princess; some miscellaneous food items; as someone with experience, I don’t think much of their […]

The Shorties in Black

Published on August 9, 2012 By bmagnus

In Plane Sight: I have a soft spot for Boeing. Here’s the latest version of the 747. True: About the 2012 Elections. On the Economy: global growth; more than 3 people for every available job in June despite the highest number of job openings in 4 years. Math: “With regard to mathematics, the problem is not that we are […]

Sign of the Bankpocalypse

Published on July 25, 2012 By bmagnus

Praise Sandy Weill, for he hath told the truth — and delivered you from Shorties. Seriously, I thought I’d have to resort to Shorties today until I saw this little gem: Sandy Weill, the same man who had a giant game of “chicken” with Congress, forcing them to pass laws that allowed his company to […]

Sorry for the break

Published on July 19, 2012 By bmagnus

I’ve been in a seminar all week and haven’t really had much to say worth posting. Hopefully next week will be back to normal. In Closing: looks like a great way to drown; doesn’t everyone need one; wealth gap; “you people“; is the media going to let them get away with an outright lie?; an odd […]