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Hospitals Should Not be Allowed to Advertise

Published on May 21, 2013 By bmagnus

Recently, I received two ads for two different hospitals, and of course their emergency departments. The first hospital’s ad arrived in the mail. It included a map, labeled “You’re only 6 miles from EXPERT ER CARE,” and the actual route I would need marked with a nice bold, blue line. Oh thank goodness, otherwise I […]

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 […]


Published on July 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Introducing, from Toyota City, Japan, weighing in at 4100 pounds: She replaces the Yellow Beast. The Sadness of Aurora: I’m not going to dwell on this sickening mess but I will say it’s a tragedy; here’s a professional opinion on how to cope. They’re still setting off bombs in the guy’s apartment. Can anybody reasonably argue […]

Over the Milky Way Tonight

Published on July 7, 2012 By bmagnus

Once upon a time, there was a divine, weaving princess. She spent much time weaving, and was sad that it left her no time for love. So her father arranged for her to meet the cow-herder of the stars. They immediately fell in love and spent all their time together. However, this meant the divine […]


Published on May 9, 2012 By bmagnus

Does anybody else think it’s odd that not that long after a demonstration of how a Bad Guy could get stuff through one of those nudie-scanners, the CIA foils an airplane bomb plot using a “non metallic” bomb carried by a double agent? Yeah, sounds like “more hyperbole… than reality” to me too. Gotta hand […]

Climbing the Mountain of Paperwork

Published on April 11, 2012 By bmagnus

This week’s Life Well Lived question is: How do you organize paperwork both online and off? Share your tip(s) to managing physical and digital clutter! Be sure to visit BlogHer’s main post on the topic and add your comments. While you’re in the area, don’t forget to enter the current Life Well Lived sweepstakes. I […]

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 […]

Mama Economy

Published on January 27, 2012 By bmagnus

Remember Tay Zonday? He’s back, and he understands economics. In Closing: Autopsy; Castro; Google thinks I’m a dude too (clearly I need to search more for shoes and makeup); Just for fun, read the first paragraph to somebody before telling them it’s Bob Dole; Because surely her hair is more important than anything else; Okay, […]

Shorties Night 3D

Published on December 17, 2011 By bmagnus

Ok, I’m all tabbed up so let’s get rolling! Not sure what to think: Ron Paul wants to make sure kids aren’t subjected to mandatory mental health screenings. On one hand I don’t want to see kids needlessly medicated. On the other hand, I know people who really could have and should have been diagnosed […]

Is that a Biblical name?

Published on October 23, 2011 By bmagnus

Here’s a story that made me happy and sad all at once: this week 285 girls in India were granted new names, replacing names that mean “unwanted.”  Now, I can’t imagine naming my child something like that, and I can’t even imagine allowing my relatives to name a child that. But apparently it’s common enough in […]

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