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Post-Apocalyptic Vegas Times Two

Published on November 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Within the last few years there have been multiple major video games featuring Las Vegas. Since I actually live in Vegas — albeit one not already partially destroyed by war — I’d like to give you a few quick thoughts on two of them. I will not be dealing with gameplay, nor plot despite some […]

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 […]

Misdirection

Published on August 11, 2011 By bmagnus

OK, Maybe CNN wasn’t terribly subtle when they said “Washington could take down a mega-bank” and then immediately below showed a row of Bank of America ATMs. And don’t get me wrong, everything I have read about B of A lately indicates that they are skating on thin ice. But don’t lose track of the […]

Tokyo does not have 3 syllables

Published on March 22, 2011 By bmagnus

This morning, after listening to a newsman mangle the pronunciation of the current Prime Minister of Japan’s name, I thought it might be polite to give readers a brief guide to how to pronounce all those words you might see in print regarding the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant issues. Thankfully, you don’t need to […]

Shorties Carpenter’s The Thing

Published on December 14, 2010 By bmagnus

Medical Breakthrough: 2 Hour tuberculosis test. Imagine being able to treat people now without risking that you’re treating something non-existent, and without waiting months to be sure. When the Cows Come Home: Quite literally. I owned one once: Bungalows. On the President and the Economy: ‘Nuff said. Maybe we could use some good old fashioned […]

The Shorties Exorcism

Published on November 24, 2010 By bmagnus

Where Have You Been?: Playing Black Ops. CODBO or BLOPS if you prefer. No zombies. Daddy Says So, and That’s That!: Jeb is not running for President in 2012. Even though Daddy admits that “he’s a good man, he performed as governor, he’s well-spoken, he’s not an extremist, he’s not a wild guy that attributes […]

Har Har Hardy Har Har

Published on November 18, 2010 By bmagnus

Today I was forwarded a hilarious item called “Classes for Women at the Adult Learning Center.” In it were such gems as the following: Up in Winter, Down in Summer – How to Adjust a Thermostat Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping? Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase–Pictures and […]

Bad Company 2

Published on March 4, 2010 By bmagnus

No, sorry, this isn’t about corporate malfeasance! This is (mostly) a guest post written by Warren Magnus. I’ve done a little editing, and my additions are in italics. I added all the links. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 came out Tuesday — that’s 2 days ago. He’s already finished the single player scenario. Let’s see what […]

Economy Jigsaw Puzzle

Published on March 2, 2010 By bmagnus

Normally, you start a jigsaw puzzle with the edge pieces. However, that’s really hard on this one because the fallout of the dysfunctional banking system that resulted in many of our economic issues is in the process of bringing down a foreign nation: Greece. Mr. Buffett is really good at these puzzles, so let’s let […]