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Quite Possibly the Most Offensive Christmas Song Ever

Published on December 3, 2012 By bmagnus

Don’t play it if you don’t have a sense of humor. Don’t play it if you don’t want to hear “bad words.” You probably shouldn’t play it at work.   In Closing: the choice to fail; the majority of Americans want common sense; tweeting pope; and you thought American banks were bad; on the economy; explaining […]

Bikini Bloodbath Shorties

Published on August 9, 2011 By bmagnus

Where the heck does Hollywood keep coming up with absurd titles for horror movies? Anyways, on to the shorties. It wouldn’t be Shorties without the Economy:  Yeah, turns out it is a recession if you stop playing games with inflation. Gee, really? Maybe that’s why the stock market is picking up their money and going […]

International No Diet Day

Published on May 5, 2011 By bmagnus

International No Diet Day is May 6. I know some of my readers practice “No Diet Day” every day, and I mean them no offense by this post. I recognize that there is a small minority of people — mostly people with a decades long history of dieting and failing and/or people recovering from eating […]

Tucker and Shorties vs Evil

Published on May 4, 2011 By bmagnus

Inspirational Story of the Day: Teen disappointed that he didn’t make the soccer team, so he loses 60 pounds and deadlifts 308 pounds. There are lots of things you can do if you want to badly enough. Um, Yeah: I can see where meeting a co-worker in such a place might be bothersome. Just say […]

A story

Published on February 18, 2011 By bmagnus

The President keeps talking about making the hard budget decisions that families make around their kitchen tables. Let’s turn that table. Once upon a time — ok, long about 2001 — there was a family that was finally coming up for air. Once they paid off their bills each month, there was actually money left […]

But the Recovery is Still On, Right?

Published on February 1, 2011 By bmagnus

The Dow and S&P were both up today. The economy is [allegedly] growing. Everything is on track and will be wonderful in the future, right? Yeah sure. The experts — at least the ones that don’t have their heads stuck in the sand — know that a real recovery means people will have to spend […]

Revisiting the BAMTOR Principle

Published on December 23, 2010 By bmagnus

Banks Always Make Their Own Rules, and this has been a banner week for demonstrating it! You’ve heard of course about the lady who arrived at her second home to discover new locks and all her stuff missing, including her late husband’s ashes, right? What about Deutsche Bank agreeing to pay a bunch of fines […]


Published on October 21, 2010 By bmagnus

Or: Ha ha! Women Like Cupcakes! The Christian Science Monitor is not the only news source that went with the headline “Obama targets women voters in Seattle trip with talk of jobs, cupcakes.” The title goes back to this paragraph: The White House gathered a group of female business owners for the Seattle meeting to […]

Following Up

Published on October 16, 2010 By bmagnus

Earlier this week, I said the FDIC was preparing for a too-big-to-fail institution to fail, and I speculated that Bank of America was the most likely candidate. Looks like bond investors figured the same thing. Just yesterday I was on about an article suggesting that instead of blaming the banks for committing fraud, we instead […]

Make Me Mad

Published on October 15, 2010 By bmagnus

This morning I read a little item called “It’s time to stop blaming the lenders.” The essence can be told in less than one paragraph: It’s okay that people made the mistake of borrowing more than they could afford. But is it really the lenders’ fault? Really? Maybe the banks didn’t deserve to be bailed […]