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Honeysuckle in Bloom

Published on May 28, 2014 By bmagnus

  In Closing: let the mental health circular firing squad of mostly half-baked ideas begin (but too many people my age and better remember these asshats for any real reform that involves hospitalizing more people); A few stray NSA and Snowden items for you; slipping away; real median household income; “choose between Satan and Lucifer”; yeah, maybe your […]

Bath Salts Shorties

Published on March 2, 2013 By bmagnus

Bottom line: “Even healthy oils are not calorie free.” “You only think you need medication for that”: 5 psychiatric disorders with probable genetic basis. Ancient Sea Creature: “The fossilized animal, an arthropod called a fuxhianhuiid, has primitive limbs under its head, as well as the earliest example of a nervous system that extended past the head. The primitive creature […]

Music Monday: Musicology and Modern Popular Music

Published on October 22, 2012 By bmagnus

Free term theme idea: Recurring Thematic Material in the Collected Works of Flo Rida. If one were to listen to his entire discography, how many songs would seem to reference oral sex? Regrettably, there doesn’t seem to be an official music video I could embed. In Closing: a bounty I hope gets paid; waaah, the media […]


Published on September 20, 2012 By bmagnus

Today’s BlogHer Book Club selection is Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. As usual, this is a paid review but the opinions are my own. For more, be sure to start here. The first discussion item is here. Dr. Brown is a researcher in “shame and empathy.” The central idea of this book is that we all […]

Missing the Point

Published on August 25, 2012 By bmagnus

It is absolutely a tragedy what happened at the Empire State Building. Who can possibly predict that a guy who was laid off almost a year ago would come back and start shooting? Nevertheless, I’d like to digress for a moment to point out that it’s a lot safer to never hire a nutcase than […]

Shorties Awakening

Published on August 23, 2012 By bmagnus

When Al Jazeera points this out, it’s a problem: School to Prison Pipeline. If you find this topic interesting (or horrifying, whatever), the ACLU is a great place to start. Old Flowers: In this case, 32,000 years old. For those keeping track, that’s over 5 times as old as young-Earth creationists think the world is. <sarcasm> […]

Music Monday

Published on July 30, 2012 By bmagnus

If you don’t know of these talented and funny ladies, allow me to introduce you. In Closing: Good enough for Israel but not good enough for you; How many times must I point out that the 9/11 terrorists were frequent fliers??; socialism; tell me something new; yeah; beware of a new scam; and government regulations […]

Sign of the Bankpocalypse

Published on July 25, 2012 By bmagnus

Praise Sandy Weill, for he hath told the truth — and delivered you from Shorties. Seriously, I thought I’d have to resort to Shorties today until I saw this little gem: Sandy Weill, the same man who had a giant game of “chicken” with Congress, forcing them to pass laws that allowed his company to […]

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 […]

Unmade in America

Published on September 3, 2011 By bmagnus

A couple of weeks ago I read this Forbes article called “Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA.” I was looking for the two tired and mostly false arguments that usually get trotted out: Greedy American workers want outrageous things like a living wage, regular hours, decent benefits, and a safe workplace. We […]

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