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Music Monday: What’s Going On

Published on January 21, 2013 By bmagnus

  In Closing: the cat came back; the wages of austerity; aww rats; adventurous surrogate mother wanted; rubber duckies; well yeah, it looks silly when he does it; too redacted; Clouds! Pork Exercise! Mexico! Pass the word; backtrack; never occurred to them that’s not an option for everybody; locking up the dumb b**** for not knowing what’s […]

To the Lady in Workout Clothes ahead of me at the Grocery Store

Published on November 25, 2012 By bmagnus

Hey dear, let me tell you why you’re never going to lose that 10 to 20 pounds around your hips and waist and why your hubby is never going to lose the gut unless you change your ways. I’m not going to put all the blame on the expensive whole wheat crap that you think is […]

Have you seen this crazy thing yet?

Published on August 27, 2012 By bmagnus

Ok, here’s an explanation of that thing you just watched. It’s nice to see someone with a sense of humor about himself.   Ok, and here’s a Music Monday Bonus: 10 Songs that you’re more likely to have heard the cover than the original! Complete with videos. In Closing: hiding in plain sight; seriously?; AOL paying […]

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 […]


Published on August 1, 2012 By bmagnus

Facebook is a social media site that I don’t use. At all. Ever. You see a Bridget Magnus over there? It’s not me. Probably that lady from Vancouver. Ok, disclosure out of the way. So, it seems that their stock is at a record low. And it’s expected to dump more altitude in a couple […]


Published on June 5, 2012 By bmagnus

It’s June, and I’m already really tired of the 2012 election season: delegate shenanigans; voter suppression (oh the irony of toting out the GOP’s token black man for this!); shoddy fact-checking; shoddy spell checking; fear mongering; birtherism; austerity. Blah! Some people are asking — and reasonably so — whether it’s even possible to have a constructive campaign […]

A City of Tradition

Published on May 19, 2012 By bmagnus

Why yes, Chicago is a city of tradition. They turn the river green for St. Patrick’s day — and I don’t mean for organic fishing. They have arcane fire codes because of an ancient fire which destroyed most of the city (and freed up the coastal areas for redevelopment as parkland). Foods like pizza and […]

Kitchen Tasks that Sound Hard but Aren’t

Published on May 17, 2012 By bmagnus

When I got out of college, I wasn’t much of a cook. Most of what I made wasn’t awful, but much of it wasn’t good either. Still, I never bought those Hamburger Helper type products, and I have gradually stopped using most processed foods. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot. Here are some things that […]

Dark Shorties

Published on May 16, 2012 By bmagnus

Hey folks, I made it to the 16th posting every day either here or on my professional site without any shorties! Let’s see if I can make it a single shorties month. Attack of the Zero Tolerance Policy: Man fired for picking up a gun he found at work and turning it in to police, despite […]

Happy Rapture Day!

Published on May 21, 2011 By bmagnus

How’s that working out for you? I feel fine. So I haven’t said anything about the brouhaha surrounding now-former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  Let me remedy that right now: But by far, the best actual headline has to be IMF Aborted Internal Investigation of Strauss-Kahn in 2008. Thank you, Businessweek! In closing: the truth; if […]

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