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Out of the Shorties

Published on June 28, 2015 By bmagnus

Tama: Stationmaster Tama has passed away; she is survived by her assistant Nitama.  She has been celebrated by pretty much the entire town. It’s good to be the King CEO: Their wages have gone up, while those of the worker have not. Another Brick in the Wall: Maybe what we need is a different kind of […]

The Atticus Shorties

Published on April 5, 2015 By bmagnus

Indiana: Taken to absurdity (as if it weren’t already there). Won’t Somebody Think of the Children: testing, 1, 2, 3…. Things People Say: to women. I bet I know a way to create some jobs: repair some bridges. Sobering Statistic: On average, 3 people were killed every day in March — by police. Aw, you know I […]

Music Monday: Kick Against the Pricks

Published on February 9, 2015 By bmagnus

In closing: enigma; happily ever after; one size fits all; do I still have the right to party?; a few choice words on inequality and trade agreements and related issues; please add “or whatever”.

Bonus Music: Funky!

Published on January 28, 2015 By bmagnus

More here. I particularly like the fact that this wasn’t just a production of the dance team and assorted Pretty People. Yeah, even a Fort Worth girl can appreciate what they did in Dallas. In Closing: Yay, we’re last; scarfgate debunked; not a fan of Obamacare, but I did come out ahead; all those poor […]

Shorties Box

Published on January 10, 2015 By bmagnus

Congrats to Jon Keeyes and Nightmare Box on its multiple nominations in the Winter 2015 Macabre Faire Film Festival. Serial: High school students may be more, er, connected than they thought. And not in a good way. The ugly truth: The NYPD work stoppage is showing how little what they do impacts public safety. Economic Noble Truths: […]

Moment of Silence

Published on December 7, 2014 By bmagnus

December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor. Last week, I did see one of these on the road:   These guys are still out there. In Closing: having a hard time working up sympathy for the lady who’s so scared of being a “bag lady” that she buys a fur coat. Thank heaven at least one person — […]

Shooting oneself in the foot

Published on September 11, 2014 By bmagnus

You’ll notice that I didn’t do anything to commemorate excuse to slide into a dystopian police state day oops sorry I meant 9/11. Insert quote about safety and liberty here. Moving on then! Today’s news brought me this item about a teacher accidentally shooting herself in the leg. Last week a college professor shot himself in the […]

Harvest Time is Upon Us!

Published on September 7, 2014 By bmagnus

And apparently, nothing says “autumn” to my local store than pumpkins and lots of boxed wine! Or perhaps you’d prefer the hard stuff? Drink that much Jack, and you’ll need the tombstone! As the nice lady sang, “Cheers to the freakin weekend! I’ll drink to that.” In Closing: personality test; Carlin; what could possibly go […]

News

Published on August 28, 2014 By bmagnus

Even though the stats say people read this little site regularly, the fact is not many people comment. One of the few people who I’d call a “regular commenter” was Cynthia. It is with great sadness that I must report that Cynthia passed away this morning. She leaves behind a long-term boyfriend, assorted distant relatives, […]

Joe Average and the Economy

Published on August 22, 2014 By bmagnus

The bad news is that hourly wages have declined. Look at the first chart, and you’ll notice that’s even true for the top quintile! In other words, ThinkProgress is soft-selling the fact that most of us — on average — are making less per hour in favor of pointing out that those at the very bottom […]