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Music Monday: Same As It Ever Was

Published on August 11, 2014 By bmagnus

  Once upon a time there was a math teacher in Japan named Toru Kumon. Back in 1954, his son did badly on a math test in grade school. A conversation with Mrs. Kumon ensued that boiled down to “Well, what are you going to do about this?” So he opened up the son’s textbook. […]

Music Monday: Happy Hanukkah

Published on December 10, 2012 By bmagnus

Comrade Misfit already posted the Adam Sandler Hanukkah song, so here is something different….   In Closing: staying in shape while traveling; what?; duh; it never was the union’s fault; backfired; surprise, most doctors are bad a math; and 10 things you probably didn’t know about Christmas.

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 […]

One heck of a life

Published on July 3, 2012 By bmagnus

Sad news today. Andy Griffith has passed away. Maybe you knew him from television? The man only had two monstrous TV hits and 6 decades of acting credits! What I didn’t realize is that he had a degree in music. Rest in Peace. In Closing: it’s more than a “sex” scandal; the bad idea of a […]


Published on June 16, 2012 By bmagnus

Well, I had no idea that my lunchbox could impact the taste of my lunch. Any readers want a taste that doesn’t make sense? Anybody? This Japanese food transport system was found in my local Asian grocer. I have no idea what the original brand name was, since Japanese doesn’t have an L sound. Gurit and […]

Paint It Black

Published on January 17, 2012 By bmagnus

Since most of your favorite sites may be down tomorrow, here’s some things to keep you busy. Why I Won’t Hire You. Be Grateful to Your Wall Street Overlords. Cop or Soldier? Take the quiz. I didn’t do very well. 35 Tips in One Infographic. The Truth About Math. About Paula Deen. Dog Shames Shelter […]

Make Me Mad

Published on October 15, 2010 By bmagnus

This morning I read a little item called “It’s time to stop blaming the lenders.” The essence can be told in less than one paragraph: It’s okay that people made the mistake of borrowing more than they could afford. But is it really the lenders’ fault? Really? Maybe the banks didn’t deserve to be bailed […]