Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Employee RF ID

Employees at Three Square Market, a vending machine maker in Wisconsin, have been given the opportunity to be chipped (like an AKC puppy!) and allow that chip to serve as their employee ID, computer login, and purchasing token at the vending machines in the break rooms.

The company has “offered” their employees the “opportunity” to sign up for this, “voluntarily”.  They will be chipped at a “party” to be held August 1.  Was that enough “scare quotes” for you?  I trust my readers to “get it.”

via The Register 

WSOP Final

They both played well.

But at around Hand 200, Ott starting looking kind of demoralized.  Here’s the kind of thing that had been happening the entire three nights.

In poker, cards even out in the long run.  But in a tournament, you don’t have unlimited time to wait out an opponent’s good-luck upswing.  And I don’t want to take anything away from Scott’s play – it was consistently solid with flashes of brilliance – but I am sure even he will admit it was pretty hard not to win with cards like that.

I can’t speak for Ott, but if it were me I would always select the 2nd place finish in this event if I could.  Winning this does not allow you to go back to your old life, if you want to.  You are a public figure now.  The Ambassador of Poker!

No thanks.


When the Right Wing Loves Birth Control!

A White County (you can’t make this sh* up!) Tenn. judge has told county jail inmates that they can get 30 days knocked off their hitch if they accept “voluntary” sterilization.   Vasectomies for the men, something akin to Norplant for the women.

So of course the “pro-life” ninnies went berserk.  Oh… wait.  No they didn’t.  Turns out they’re all hypocrites, who knew?

Once again, it’s OK if you’re a Republican Nazi.

via WaPo

Spicey… Out

We’re going to miss this!

Spicer’s departure in favor of Anthony Scaramucci means that the Pumpkin administration is going full-on Fox News talking shrieking head with its approach to giving out the news propaganda.  Not surprised at all.


Respect Bigots!

“I don’t appreciate it when you call people ‘bigoted’ or ‘prejudiced.’ I expect more respectful language from you.”

— From “Upset” via “Ask Amy,” 24 June 2017

I get that a lot.  And I also read a few advice columns; now you know.

One of my favorites is The Bad Advisor,  who takes already-published-and-answered questions and answers them again.  But this time, with a bit less of a filter than the original columnists applied.  Do you kinda know where this is going?  Their response to the broflake above is now one of my all-time favorites:

It is the height of disrespect to use words to describe things, and no apology can adequately repair the damage these terms cause to the delicate and important feelings of people who believe others are subhuman piles of garbage bones who should be oppressed and abused on both an interpersonal and systemic level because they failed to have the good sense to be born white, heterosexual, cisgender, English-speaking, able-bodied, male, and American, like all the strong and great members of a master race whose very existence is threatened by the use of adjectives.

Now then.  To every Trump voter, religious bigot, racist, homophobe, transphobe and sexist out there: since no apology can adequately repair the damage caused by the nouns and adjectives I have used in the past and will continue to use…

… I offer none.


A Good Story

It’s easy to dismiss a lot of pop or pop-rock as being just fluffy, but there are some quite good stories to be heard in some of these catchy tunes.

I promise to get back to writing about the Putin Administration soon.

Moody Rap

We went to a Moody Blues concert a few years ago, and Justin Heyward introduced one piece as, “…a Moody Blues rap.  That is to say, an old white guy reading you a poem.





Here you go: think about your first love.

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