Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

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Cartoonists I Follow

I wrote about The Nib a while ago.  You should know, there are also some trenchant political commentary cartoonists I seek out wherever they may post.  Click the cartoons for their websites.

Keith Knight
Jen Sorensen
Jon Rosenberg
Ruben Bolling
Tom Tomorrow
Mat Bors

Gillette Gets on Board

Slowly, slowly, organizations are moving to the right side of history.

Now, of course, there is a backlash. Men are furious and responding with everything from calls for boycotts to mass destruction of Gillette products. I do wonder what is going on in the minds of these men who have such a visceral need to defend rape culture and bullying.

Of course, the remedy Gillette offers to toxic masculinity is, well, less-toxic masculinity. The binary shall reign supreme, but men should just be a bit more… polite? So this video is quite incrementalist in its approach. And still, it’s easy to imagine the jitters in the boardroom before this was approved.

As for Gillette – let’s see if they stick with it. It’s not far enough, but it’s still a considerable step for a brand like that. If they hold firm, and move it forward… if they run this ad or one like it during the Super Bowl…

I might even consider buying their products again.

Blue Railroad Train

Doc Watson, a great bluegrass guitarist.

Backlash is Coming

The American polity is nothing if not fickle. I do think a backlash is coming.

This is how it’s been going. Of course the cartoon linked here is an attempt at parody, but we all know #NoParody is possible.

I’m rooting for the backlash to include guillotines, but that may be a stretch.

Updating Where to Find Me

Almost four years ago, I wrote about how to find me on social media. Now, with Google+ closing, it’s definitely time for an update.

I feel an urgency to write this update, but I also feel it’s premature. I have not finalized my social media mix going forward from here. I was content to have all those eggs in one G+ basket, and it’s feeling like a betrayal to have that yanked away now. But the scattering of G+ denizens that is coming seems impossible to comprehend. It’s overwhelming.

Still, one things is for sure: I am not going back to Facebook.

So I was wanting to provide this update, and not wanting to at the same time. I worried that within a week, I would add or subtract something important and then have to do it all over again. Bleh. But this morning, I stumbled across something fun: wheretofind.me. This is an easy to use service that does what it says on the tin: tells anyone who looks where to find you.

If I add a subreddit or three… or decide Pluspora is really for the birds… I will just update the info there. Even if I get back on LinkedIn (which could happen!) it will be posted there. Now I just have to make that my URL everywhere.

Gert’s opinion of change is perfectly expressed in that glare.
This GPOMC brought to you by dislike of change.

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