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Music Monday: I Love Vegas

Published on February 18, 2013 By bmagnus

It’s funny. When I was a kid, Dean Martin singing in a Martin/Lewis movie was a cue to go get a snack and a drink. I guess I grew up.   Follow Up: Maker’s Mark backed down. Now I have to decide if I forgive them. In Closing: two internets; yeah, that’s what I thought; […]

Outpost: Shorties Sun

Published on November 15, 2012 By bmagnus

Hints of Sanity: Newt says something’s got to change. Yesterday this was the funniest thing on the Internet: Review of Guy Fieri’s restaurant. UN Believable: UN says “increasing funding for family planning by a further $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion annually in health bills for mothers and newborns in poor countries.” Pro-Life My @$$: Woman suffers for days […]

Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

Published on December 29, 2011 By bmagnus

On my most recent trip, I had a unique book to read while lounging by a beach of white sand and impossibly blue water. That book was The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow. No, not a fantasy novel for young adults, but a book about women — oddly bereft of feminism. It’s a book about […]

I don’t think Rudolph would approve

Published on December 22, 2011 By bmagnus

  Personally, I don’t know whether Sniper Rifle Santa is creepier than Football Hero Santa, but it’s got to be close. In closing: So much for Republican hating on Romney; screw the TSA, everyone’s driving; on domestic oil; flat population growth; picky!; a fun game.

ShortWoman’s Musings on Travel

Published on December 9, 2011 By bmagnus

Last week, I was out of town. Having grand adventures. You know, the usual. I’m home, and things are back to normal, so let me tell you what I think about travel. On Packing: Pick your battles when it comes to your quart zip-top bag of liquids. Would it kill you to use the shampoo […]

Two and a Half Men

Published on July 12, 2011 By bmagnus

Thank heaven for Alan Grayson and — still! — Howard Dean. Harry Reid? Not so much. If you don’t read Toothpaste for Dinner, you should! In closing: 10 ways to get fat; pretty pictures; revisionist “history” (go ahead and read the Constitution, Newt); fearmongering; reality check. Sorry, I’m just not feeling like a long post […]

A Plea for Civility

Published on June 23, 2011 By bmagnus

Can we please all stop with the name-calling? Seriously, I don’t care if you’re liberal or conservative, we need to stop hurling around insulting names. It doesn’t do a bit of good, certainly doesn’t persuade anyone to your way of thinking, and it makes everyone who agrees with you look like an asshole. I’m tired […]

Slight Overreaction

Published on March 23, 2011 By bmagnus

I’m having trouble figuring out where to begin on this one. So Steven Seagal is now filming his little cop-show in Arizona, with Everyone’s Least Favorite Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Mr. Seagal just happened to be along on a little raid of a suspected cock-fighting operation. Rather than do something rational like knock on the door […]

Inland Shorties

Published on January 27, 2011 By bmagnus

To Paraphrase My Source: why do we demonize doctors for over-prescribing (and parents for over-demanding) antibiotics when 80% of them are used on the farm? Don’t Panic: Yellowstone has risen by as much as 10″ in spots. Useless: New food labels tell you everything they think you need to know at a glance on the […]