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What a Perfect Spot for a Picnic!

Published on February 25, 2015 By bmagnus

Don’t mind the rattlesnakes, they don’t like sandwiches. In Closing:  A little NSA and government spying stuff; a little education stuff; a little health and fitness and diet stuff; a little women’s issues stuff; a little historical stuff.

Music Monday: Time to Party

Published on December 29, 2014 By bmagnus

Vegas is apparently one of the top destinations to ring in the New Year. This year, however, we have a chance at 3 inches of snow! In Closing: Some NSA and CIA stuff; um yeah, what were you saying about how secure biometrics are?; plastic diamonds; on income and wealth inequality; fallacies; Dave is the only guy out […]

Music Monday: Oooh Shiny

Published on November 10, 2014 By bmagnus

  In Closing: a few words on the disconnect between the economy as you know it and the economy as some others know it; banned in Vegas; a few words on the elections and what it means going forward (thanks, Doctor); walk in, walk out; she’s not pink, but she’s still blonde; showing up is […]

Ok, Fine. Bundy.

Published on April 24, 2014 By bmagnus

I thought this was going to blow over fast, turns out I was wrong. So here is a brief summary of my thoughts. It is a local issue to me, actually in Clark County Nevada same as Las Vegas, and so Las Vegas Metro Police Department does actually have [some] jurisdiction. Still, it’s kinda a […]

A Couple Follow-Ups

Published on February 22, 2014 By bmagnus

Little Dogs in Big Trouble: Remember this post? The picture was taken in front of the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique in Las Vegas. Well, there’s been some trouble in the Doggie Kingdom. The owner of the store and her companion are accused of trying to burn the place down with 27 dogs inside. Yeah, […]

I know you’re out there somewhere.

Published on January 23, 2014 By bmagnus

I’m talking to the guy who decided to shoot at another motorist at a busy Vegas intersection during rush hour. What the heck were you thinking? The cops still think it was probably a road rage thing: did he forget to signal? Maybe you were riding his freaking blind spot and he accidentally cut you […]

Post-Apocalyptic Vegas Times Two

Published on November 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Within the last few years there have been multiple major video games featuring Las Vegas. Since I actually live in Vegas — albeit one not already partially destroyed by war — I’d like to give you a few quick thoughts on two of them. I will not be dealing with gameplay, nor plot despite some […]

Senseless Tragedy

Published on July 24, 2013 By bmagnus

Time: Sunday, July 21, roughly 7:30 AM Place: Driving on US Hwy 95, headed north out of Las Vegas and towards Mount Charleston This is a summary of the conversation and not a verbatim transcript. Me: I sure am glad the Carpenter 1 fire is under control. Him: Well, only 95% under control, but they can’t […]

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 […]

Trying to Trick Me

Published on May 12, 2013 By bmagnus

It’s important to read labels:    Hmmm, a whole section of oatmeal! Unless of course you want plain old fashioned instant oatmeal. In that case, enjoy your grits! In Closing: Crap like this is one of many reasons Congress should read out loud every bill they vote on; I guess the sequester is working =/; […]