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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 =/; […]

On Boston

Published on April 17, 2013 By bmagnus

My tax day post was obviously pre-written, and the actual events of the Boston Marathon Bombing left me with nothing coherent or original to say. As things stand, there are few answers and much worthless conjecture. If anybody tries to tell you that “everybody knows,” remember that once upon a time “everybody knew” that the […]

John Dies at the Shorties

Published on April 11, 2013 By bmagnus

Baby Dinosaurs: More accurately, embryos in various states of development. Follow-up on FPS Russia: Yeah, not a lot of meat on this story. Since when does the ATF get involved in “murder” investigations? Random items on Real Estate, biased towards Vegas: Foreclosures are returning to where they were before the bust, with Nevada leading. However, prices […]

Music Monday: Farewell, Mouseketeer

Published on April 8, 2013 By bmagnus

Annette Funicello has passed away.   In Closing: Agreed?; working in America; 100 Very Vegas Facts; That’s the Fact Jack; cutting the cord.

Ides of March

Published on March 15, 2013 By bmagnus

Pi Day is over. Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.  To the best of my knowledge, Caesars Palace is not planning any memorial events. A friend has suggested not celebrating with a salad. In Closing: three political cartoons (render unto Caesar, eh?); oops, turns out the samples from Lake Vostok […]