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Oddly Appropriate

Published on June 18, 2015 By bmagnus

So it seems that the $10 bill is about to get a makeover, and a woman’s face will grace the note. She will replace Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was a known, uh, “man about town”. He has the honor of being at the center of America’s first political sex scandal.  In fact, Hamilton “got around” so […]

Music Monday: Athletics and the Economy

Published on October 6, 2014 By bmagnus

Why yes, that is Andy Samberg as “Steve.” Ok, I get it. Professional sports are highly profitable. Millions of dollars, and that’s just players’ salaries. So if professional sports is that profitable, why does the public have to pay to build and maintain the damn stadiums?

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 […]

Music Monday: PSA

Published on September 10, 2012 By bmagnus

Hi there, dance music songwriters! Did you know that the saxophone can do more than honk like an injured Canadian goose? First notable orchestral sax solo in the literature begins about 6 minutes in: Ok, maybe that’s not your thing. How about this? I think you get the idea. Don’t make me get Bill Clinton […]

Short But Sweet

Published on July 9, 2010 By bmagnus

No, that’s not a description of myself. Eat your heart out! I hate most audio and video posts on the web. Ok, no, I liked the cute video of the baby playing with the collie. And I don’t mind when political sites like Crooks and Liars link to interviews and even political ads that are […]

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