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Crazy Talk

Published on June 5, 2013 By bmagnus

So, it seems clear to me that the War on Drugs isn’t even the War On Some Drugs, but rather the War On Brown People Possessing Drugs. At what point can we confess this and address the problem? At what point do we stop wasting millions of millions of dollars “fighting drugs” and putting people in prison […]

Music Monday: I like the song but could do without the vocals

Published on April 29, 2013 By bmagnus

Seriously, what exactly does that add? In closing: grey area; the rich get richer; yeah right; la la la la la la la la; and Masako-sama.

We don’t want any trouble

Published on April 25, 2013 By bmagnus

Nobody wants to live in a bad neighborhood, right? And certainly nobody wants to live in the kind of place where the police are continually coming around. But consider this situation. Imagine you get beaten up. As bad luck would have it, it happens a couple more times. The third time, the cops call your landlord […]

Open Letter to Los Angeles

Published on February 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Hi L.A., How are you? This is a little awkward. See, the thing is that I do like you. I don’t mind your sprawl. I love your museums. How many cities have their very own tar pit?  You have a cute little Chinatown. The thing is, I don’t think you are safe anymore. The problem […]

Moderation in All Things

Published on January 31, 2013 By bmagnus

Maybe, just maybe, an all fruit diet is a bad idea. Seriously, how would anybody who passed 7th grade health think this was a good idea for more than a day? In closing: under this standard, almost any hotel can be seized; hemp; and King Peggy.

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 […]

Outpost: Shorties Sun

Published on November 15, 2012 By bmagnus

Hints of Sanity: Newt says something’s got to change. Yesterday this was the funniest thing on the Internet: Review of Guy Fieri’s restaurant. UN Believable: UN says “increasing funding for family planning by a further $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion annually in health bills for mothers and newborns in poor countries.” Pro-Life My @$$: Woman suffers for days […]

Music Monday: Inspiration, Part 2

Published on September 24, 2012 By bmagnus

Last week I said I had two inspiring videos. This is the other one.   It took guts to make this video. But no, don’t go off the antibiotics until the whole run is done, ever, ok? In Closing: gee I wonder why; some negatives??; this could be bad; “How dare researchers publish research that isn’t about […]

What’s In Your Wallet?

Published on June 26, 2012 By bmagnus

My wallet needs a little cleaning out. It’s got a little cash, a couple credit cards, some loyalty cards for various businesses, an ATM card, a couple business cards, some old receipts, and a drivers license.* You know what it doesn’t contain? Proof that I am a United States Citizen, legally entitled to work in […]

Organizational Tools

Published on June 17, 2012 By bmagnus

Today’s Life Well Lived question is this: What are your favorite resources (Products, Apps, Books, Websites, etc.) to help you get organized? Join the discussion here, and don’t forget to enter the current sweepstakes! I’m simple when it comes to resources to get organized. I’ve tried lots of things over the years. I’ve got at […]