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Published on September 4, 2013 By bmagnus

You can thank Drew for the title inspiration. It’s sometimes tough to keep thinking of Shorties titles! Beating the same drum: so here’s today’s tab dump on the freaking mess that continues to be the NSA, DEA, FBI, and Edward Snowden. And now for something completely different: a nice selection of  health, health insurance, and healthy […]

Shorties of Chuckie

Published on August 14, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, let’s start with the NSA data dump: boy howdy and I do mean dump. Big mean dookie here and the administration keeps adding to the pile. Advice to the White House: sunlight is a good disinfectant. On Republicans: And a possible shutdown of the government (because that worked out so well for the Republicans during […]

ShortWoman’s Super Simplified Campaign Finance Plan

Published on August 8, 2013 By bmagnus

Over the years, I’ve talked about tax simplification and campaign season streamlining. Today I share my idea — singular — for simplifying campaign finance. Since it’s clear that we are unlikely to get to a place where campaigns are publicly funded and each candidate is sharply limited on what he (usually he, sometimes she) can […]

Music Monday: Christmas in July

Published on July 22, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, this is not actually the track I wanted. Brave Combo is a North Texas based band with a following in Japan. A while back they did a Christmas album. As the story goes: We never considered recording a Christmas album before. Everyone had already heard most of the famous songs enough for a lifetime […]

When the Shorties Went Out

Published on March 20, 2013 By bmagnus

Gee, D’ya Think?: Turning underpaid undocumented workers into legal taxpayers making at least minimum wage could boost the economy. I Could Like this Pope: Ok, he’s not perfect (No, I don’t believe in Papal Infallibility either). At least he has no Nazi entanglements, what with having been a little kid on the other side of the globe […]

ShortWoman.com Supports the International T-Pain Autotune Treaty

Published on November 12, 2012 By bmagnus

Be it resolved that henceforth, only T-Pain will be allowed to use autotune in recorded music. Other uses shall be considered a crime against humanity. It is further resolved that quotations of Rapper’s Delight may only be made with the express consent and permission of the United Nations Security Council.* Please, join me in support […]

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: 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 […]

One heck of a life

Published on July 3, 2012 By bmagnus

Sad news today. Andy Griffith has passed away. Maybe you knew him from television? The man only had two monstrous TV hits and 6 decades of acting credits! What I didn’t realize is that he had a degree in music. Rest in Peace. In Closing: it’s more than a “sex” scandal; the bad idea of a […]

Good News on the Economy

Published on May 23, 2012 By bmagnus

Seriously, I’m coming up on 9 years of writing here, and this is the first time I’ve been able to write those words without meaning it sarcastically. First, unemployment is down to 8.1% (locally, down to 12.4%). That’s still too high, and it still doesn’t account for people who have given up on finding a […]