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Music Monday: ?

Published on March 11, 2013 By bmagnus

Happy Birthday to both John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Alex Kingston (Melody Pond River Song).   In Closing: let’s just get all the TSA bashing out of the way; hope nobody is surprised that Federal law still says pot businesses aren’t legal; Sir Patrick Stewart; no plan is a plan; I already said this; […]

Music Monday: He would have turned 257 yesterday

Published on January 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Rock me, Amadeus.   In closing: as true as this is, the other half of the solution involves prison time for supervisors and managers that ignore the law; facts can be twisted; work out before breakfast; how to cancel almost anything; hahahahahaha what planet are they from that they think doctors set their own prices??; […]

The Decline of the Butcher Counter

Published on April 14, 2012 By bmagnus

When I was a kid, any decent grocery store had a butcher counter. The butcher was there every day. He could help you pick a cut of meat for your recipe, or grind some beef for you, or get “specialty cuts” for you. If you only needed a small roast and all that was out […]

Seriously, California?

Published on January 2, 2012 By bmagnus

One thing that happens every January like clockwork is a whole bunch of new laws go into effect, and this year is no exception. California has decided that kids must be kept in child safety booster seats — in the back seat, of course — until they are 8 years old or 4’9″ tall. If […]

Uh, That’s for Boys Then?

Published on January 16, 2011 By bmagnus

Surely the nice folks at Old Navy just choose a bad place for the maternity mannequins. Or maybe this is a commentary on childhood obesity! In Closing: I know I packed it; food by state; claiming profit on money never paid; Dog Fort; WTF; Con, duh; safety net; science; wolves; the truth about buying a […]

Follow-Up and Vegas Miscellany

Published on September 26, 2010 By bmagnus

In a way I wish I had waited until today to write The BAMTOR Principle. By some weird coincidence a bunch of other people have also noticed that Banks Always Make Their Own Rules that don’t necessarily have anything to do with the law. It turns out that many people knew that Wall Street was […]

Life Imitates Monty Python

Published on June 12, 2010 By bmagnus

First, it was the news that Scotsmen were “universally unhealthy” and indeed “living dangerously” when it came to their lifestyles. Sadly, the first thing that popped into mind was that they were universally bad at tennis as well: Punchline here, if you are unfortunate enough not to remember this. Then mere hours later, I stumbled […]

2001 Maniacs: Field of Shorties

Published on June 6, 2010 By bmagnus

The Truth About Cattle Grazing: done correctly, it can help restore the land. Two Funny Things and a Lot of Unfunny Ones about Racism: Let’s get rid of the Mexicans, and Who translated this for you? There’s a movement afoot to pass laws that violate the 14th Amendment on the grounds that not everyone born […]