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Put the Outrage where it Belongs

Published on July 23, 2014 By bmagnus

So, this story has been making the rounds: a worker at a Subway sandwich shop was allegedly fired because she left sick. More specifically, she went outside to puke some more and a worker at a nearby Pizza Hut noticed her, calling an ambulance on her behalf. Cue the outrage and petitions saying she should get her […]

You mean news should be informative rather than just sensationalist?

Published on June 3, 2014 By bmagnus

As far as I am concerned, the mainstream TV news sources should be utterly and completely ashamed of themselves. A new study shows that the most informed “news” watchers are not the ones watching CNN or Fox or even reading their local newspapers. The most informed consumers of news are the ones watching Comedy Central’s The […]

I saw the news today, oh boy.

Published on January 15, 2014 By bmagnus

I made the mistake of watching my local noontime newscast. Here were the items covered before breaking for weather: Yesterday’s school shooting!!! Complete with interview of distraught parents!!! Benghazi!!! No, nothing new to report. Just Benghazi!!! Firefighter pointing out what he thought was a deceased victim before the fire truck ran over her…. last year!!! […]

Music Monday: In “honor” of the Pope

Published on February 11, 2013 By bmagnus

It seems like everybody has at some point today said “I didn’t know the Pope could quit!” A lot of us remember John Paul II spending a lot of years being rather frail, so I am forced to wonder about Benedict XVI’s “health” issues. Tim Minchin is hilariously funny, highly intelligent, a ridiculously good musician, and […]

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 […]

Music Monday: Inspiration, Part 2

Published on September 24, 2012 By bmagnus

Last week I said I had two inspiring videos. This is the other one.   It took guts to make this video. But no, don’t go off the antibiotics until the whole run is done, ever, ok? In Closing: gee I wonder why; some negatives??; this could be bad; “How dare researchers publish research that isn’t about […]

Facebook

Published on August 1, 2012 By bmagnus

Facebook is a social media site that I don’t use. At all. Ever. You see a Bridget Magnus over there? It’s not me. Probably that lady from Vancouver. Ok, disclosure out of the way. So, it seems that their stock is at a record low. And it’s expected to dump more altitude in a couple […]

Music Monday: A Better Movie than I Expected

Published on July 23, 2012 By bmagnus

Admittedly, I liked seeking the “Vegas of 1964” shots. The race sequence is remarkable because I know those landmarks: they really did start downtown, head south to cross Hoover Dam, somehow or another end up north of town on Mt. Charleston, and then cruised back down Rancho back to downtown. By the way, you’ll notice […]

Shorties: The Hands of Fate

Published on June 23, 2012 By bmagnus

The Things One Finds: Roman beads in ancient Japanese burial mound. Well, we all gotta go sometime: Ok, sure, we have more heart disease and cancer. We also have a whole lot less tuberculosis, flu, gastrointestinal infections, and diphtheria. Because the real purpose is to make Chertoff a nice chunk of change: Not a single terrorist has been arrested […]

Things really are tough all over

Published on June 12, 2012 By bmagnus

Maybe you saw the report showing that the net worth of the average American family is down almost 40%. It’s down to the levels we had during the Original Bush Administration (oh, and Happy 88th Birthday to him). Now, of course that’s partly because home prices are down to where they were a decade ago. […]