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Go ahead, buy premium. You know you want it.

Published on January 9, 2014 By bmagnus

I realize this one is subtle. But if you look at the directions, the hand is pushing the middle button. The middle button on this pump just happens to be the expensive stuff. In Closing: ok, you’ve done without your NSA, privacy, government spying, Ed Snowden, cover-ups, terrorism over-reach, and related stuff links for far […]

Angelina

Published on May 14, 2013 By bmagnus

Alright, by now everybody and his or her dog has heard the latest about Angelina Jolie, right? Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be […]

Diet Research? It must be January.

Published on January 4, 2013 By bmagnus

Yes indeed, it’s the first week of the year, and that means millions of Americans are trying to shed between 5 and 500 pounds. Some scientists were even willing to stick their necks out there and say fructose is a culprit in weight gain (a culprit not the culprit). Check the archives and you will find me many […]

Music Bonus: Apocalypse Someday

Published on December 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Happy Solstice! Since you are reading this, it would appear that the world did not in fact end today.   Have some bonus links about Christmas. In Closing: TSA; diet and diabetes; I bet we could create some jobs building and repairing infrastructure (nah, that costs money!); political suicide; don’t confuse us with facts; and how […]

Old Time Religion

Published on October 9, 2012 By bmagnus

Today, a bunch of men in another part of the world were so threatened by the very idea that a woman might learn something that they shot a 14 year old girl as she rode home from school in a bus. What a bunch of big, manly men that they had to go shoot a teenager […]

Food Fight

Published on June 8, 2012 By bmagnus

Maybe you heard the story of a blogger who was threatened with jail time for blogging about his experience in a non-mainstream diet called “Paleo” or “Primal” eating. Never mind for just a moment that his diet doesn’t conform to what The Experts think it should. That wasn’t the issue at all: the issue and […]

A City of Tradition

Published on May 19, 2012 By bmagnus

Why yes, Chicago is a city of tradition. They turn the river green for St. Patrick’s day — and I don’t mean for organic fishing. They have arcane fire codes because of an ancient fire which destroyed most of the city (and freed up the coastal areas for redevelopment as parkland). Foods like pizza and […]

Music Monday: The Killers

Published on May 14, 2012 By bmagnus

Ok, look. She’s been dancing with you for 17 songs and she still won’t tell you her name? If an average song is 4 minutes, that’s over an hour. She’s too polite to say it, but she wants nothing to do with you! I don’t care if “anything goes in a place like this.” Pestering […]

Well She’s Right About That

Published on May 3, 2012 By bmagnus

Today’s BlogHer Book Club review is of  You Have No Idea, an autobiography by Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen Williams (with Irene Zutell). Disclaimer: I received a free advance copy of the book, and will receive a small payment for participating in the campaign. However, the opinions expressed here are my own.  The discussion […]

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 […]