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Need new workout clothes?

Published on April 10, 2014 By bmagnus

I am not getting paid a dime to say this, but I like Champion workout clothing. Let me tell you why. I was sold on the original Champion JogBra years ago. It has since been replaced by higher-tech even-lower-bounce products. In certain activities, it’s very important that The Girls don’t move around too much. Some of […]

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 […]

Strange Epidemic

Published on September 29, 2013 By bmagnus

In the last week, I’ve read two completely unrelated stories about two women who came down with one very rare but very serious medical condition while participating in the same activity. That’s the kind of coincidence I don’t like hearing about. The condition: Rhabdomyolysis. I’ll let WebMD tell you more about it, emphasis mine: Rhabdomyolysis is a […]

Just How Much do We Value Privacy?

Published on June 18, 2013 By bmagnus

It has become clear that the United States government is spying on it’s citizens in the name of preventing “terrorism.” Just exactly what they are doing is under debate. Most experts outside the government itself seem to believe it is mathematically impossible for such surveillance to be effective. Many private citizens are asking what they can […]

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 […]

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time

Published on December 27, 2012 By bmagnus

USA Today tells us that thanks to patient surveys, hospitals are kissing our butts: Special air-blowing vests keep patients warm pre-surgery. Private rooms are the norm. Staffers regularly check in with patients to anticipate their toilet and showering needs to cut down on call-light usage. Patients are given clear discharge instructions. Cleaning is no longer […]

Music Monday: Inspiration, Part 1

Published on September 17, 2012 By bmagnus

When I was first losing weight and trying to get fit, there were two music videos that I found inspiring. This is the positive one:   Madonna was 40 years old when this was shot, and a new mom. Ok, I couldn’t afford personal trainers and dietitians, but I could watch what I ate and work […]

I guess with a zillion products, some are bound to be amusing

Published on September 2, 2012 By bmagnus

Has anybody else done Hip Hop Abs? There’s a great moment where they start playing Don’t Cha and big ol’ Shaun T. exclaims “That’s my soooong!” (alas, just before this clip starts). Well, at Walmart you’ll find that the Pussycat Dolls have their own workout DVD: Right. You’re totally gonna look like working out just […]

So, which one is it?

Published on July 13, 2012 By bmagnus

Was Mitt Romney lying to the SEC about leaving Bain Capital in 1999? Because that would be a felony. Or was he lying under oath in 2002 about being there? Because that’s perjury. Sorry, this is kind of important. But hey, I guess Wall Street types think you have to break a few laws. In […]

Unemployment and Underemployment Mythbusting

Published on June 20, 2012 By bmagnus

According to the current conservative narrative, the unemployed and underemployed are what they are because they are lazy. They’re not doing what it takes to get a job. They’re not willing to get educated for the so-called Jobs Of Tomorrow. They’re not willing to step down to take a job that doesn’t pay enough to […]