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A Revisit

Published on November 16, 2014 By bmagnus

Back in September I did a little item on a few TV shows. I thought it would be a good idea to follow up. Madam Secretary: Sorry, stopped watching after the first episode. It’s opposite Brooklyn 99, which is actually entertaining. Gotham: Still watching, still loving it. They’ve backed off on Jim Gordon’s partner, who is […]

3 Premieres and a Re-Run

Published on September 24, 2014 By bmagnus

I’m not much of a TV or entertainment blogger, but thought I would share my thoughts anyway. Here goes. Madam Secretary: I wanted to like this one right until I started hearing the radio ads describing it as a “new hit series.” Um yeah, think we can just maybe wait until the first episode airs before […]

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 […]

Music Monday: Farewell, Mouseketeer

Published on April 8, 2013 By bmagnus

Annette Funicello has passed away.   In Closing: Agreed?; working in America; 100 Very Vegas Facts; That’s the Fact Jack; cutting the cord.

Ides of March

Published on March 15, 2013 By bmagnus

Pi Day is over. Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.  To the best of my knowledge, Caesars Palace is not planning any memorial events. A friend has suggested not celebrating with a salad. In Closing: three political cartoons (render unto Caesar, eh?); oops, turns out the samples from Lake Vostok […]

Music Monday and Fun Facts

Published on February 4, 2013 By bmagnus

Here’s the man before Congress. And here are the promised fun facts.

Music Monday: Life Pro Tip

Published on October 1, 2012 By bmagnus

  If you ever find yourself asking “Should I Drink Another Drink,” the answer is almost certainly NO! At least this song is conscious of that fact. In Closing: sigh our “liberal” administration that is “lax on terror” sure loves them some warrantless surveillance (and how many arrests have there been as a result? Yeah […]

Yin and Yang of Healthy Living, Part 2

Published on February 5, 2012 By bmagnus

You will never get in shape through diet, and you will never control your weight through exercise. Yesterday, we talked about diet. Today we talk about exercise. Together they work like two halves of a fitness and health puzzle that fit together perfectly. To clarify my initial statement, exercise makes a great part of a […]

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 […]

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 […]