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Oddly Appropriate

Published on June 18, 2015 By bmagnus

So it seems that the $10 bill is about to get a makeover, and a woman’s face will grace the note. She will replace Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was a known, uh, “man about town”. He has the honor of being at the center of America’s first political sex scandal.  In fact, Hamilton “got around” so […]

A few random thoughts about Baltimore

Published on May 3, 2015 By bmagnus

So on one side we have a lot of people saying stuff that boils down to “those people are animals and that’s why they can’t have nice things.” This attitude ignores the realities on the ground: no jobs, no economic development (because after all who would open a factory there?); a minimum wage that won’t get […]

LLAP

Published on February 28, 2015 By bmagnus

I have nothing coherent to add. Well, except maybe this. In Closing: gluten; poverty and family planning; and lying rat bastards extend NSA’s mandate to Gather Everything.

Music Monday: A Night at the Symphony

Published on February 23, 2015 By bmagnus

This is probably my favorite full symphony composition of all time. And that’s saying something from a lady who loves her some Wolfgang Amadeus (yeah yeah and props to Ludwig Van). In Closing: some more NSA and privacy follies; student loans; crude; illustration of double standard; embarrassing coincidence; lost Sherlock Holmes story; malls have always been […]

Crystal Ball

Published on February 5, 2015 By bmagnus

It is the year 2035, and one court case is receiving a whole lot of attention: Average vs Doe. The facts of the case seem simple. Back in 2020 Joe Average got married to Mary Doe-Average. Just last year, Mary tragically succumbed to cervical cancer. Doctors were able to trace her cancer to Human Papilloma Virus. […]

What a laugh

Published on January 18, 2015 By bmagnus

Believe it or not, there are people who think President Obama is liberal. Isn’t that a good laugh? In Closing: miscarriage; I already said this; measles; and beavers…. with parachutes.

The Good, the Bad, and the Habitual

Published on January 9, 2015 By bmagnus

Today’s question: Do you think you have more good habits or bad habits? I thought about going a little zen on this question and simply saying “yes.” I have good habits, I have bad habits, I don’t know that I ever bothered comparing the two. I suppose I’d like to think I have more good […]

On Good Habits

Published on January 7, 2015 By bmagnus

Today’s question: Do you have any good habits that were hard to start but you’re happy you worked to build them? Well yes, I have a lot of habits that were hard to start. For example, it was very hard to get started working out regularly. Sadly, it’s much more fun to hit the snooze […]

Hard Habit to Break

Published on January 6, 2015 By bmagnus

Today I’m actually using the official prompt: Have you ever tried to break a habit and failed? What made it so difficult to break? Ok, this is a weird one. I’m still not quite over this habit: I have a hard time passing up things that are cheap or free. I’ve got dozens of books on […]

Music Monday: Weezer

Published on December 15, 2014 By bmagnus

In Closing: Reading about the people justifying torture can seem like they are torturing the truth; a few police brutality and racism items; common sense may not be common; TPP; she can’t be trusted to make a decision regarding having a baby, but she can somehow be trusted with a baby. Oh, and one last […]

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