Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Finally… Going!

We’re off to see The Last Jedi tonight.  A week ago I went online looking for tickets.  Needing four together, I found nothing at all for Friday.  Nothing for Saturday except the 9AM show, and that in the first or second row.

I don’t even want to think about my neck after watching an IMAX film from the front row!  I feel lucky to have found some acceptable seats for a 7PM show tonight.  Reserve seating giveth what advance sales taketh away.

Avoiding spoilers has been interesting.  Mostly I have been simply not reading anything at all about the movie.  The NY Times ran a story entitled, How The Last Jedi Lands So Many Big Twists.  Which might as well have been, Spoiler Alert!  I’m saving that one for tomorrow morning.

I tagged this post Geeky Stuff but really: when have we ever needed Star Wars and a successful Return of the Jedi more than at this moment in our national story?


Not a typo.  Because the schedule for a holiday visit from our daughter Nechama and her wife Kat worked out to this weekend instead of next, we’re saying What The Heck? Why Not? and throwing an installment of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning in advance.  We are having Christmas Phase 1… Christmas Part 1… Early Christmas… We don’t yet have a settled name for it.  We’ll come up with something.

One of the best things about Christmas is, how flexible it is.  Every year you can adjust your celebrations to the circumstance and your own desires.

As holidays go, Christmas is the willow, not the oak.

“Make Our Planet Great Again”

France Trolls Trump by Funding US Climate Scientists.


Of course, the point is really to try to ensure that this planet is still habitable in a hundred years.  Infuriating the Pumpkin is just a lagniappe, as they say in the Old Country.

Meanwhile, in the USA:

A cartoon by David Sipress. #TNYcartoons

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This is a great old(-ish) blues standard by Taj Mahal.

But the reason you thought, That sounds familiar…, is a little movie you may have seen used it as the opening scene soundtrack.


Yes, Jones Won

But the FCC casts its bought-and-paid-for-by-the-telcos “vote” to repeal Net Neutrality tomorrow.

The Rethuglicans are planning to jam through a vote on their 1.5TB (that’s trillion bucks, not terabytes) tax heist before Jones can even get sworn in.

Enjoy the narrow victory.  Alabama decided — by less than one percentage point — not to send someone to the Senate who is probably a child molester.  Moreover, one who has said, on the record, that women should not have the vote, and blacks should still be slaves.

This feels more like a small reprieve than a full-on victory.  Victory will be a veto-proof Democratic Congress being sworn in as of January 2019, and paralyzing President Pence for the remaining two years of his stolen term.

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