Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Author: David Frier (Page 2 of 205)

On This Day

On this day in 1859, John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, trying to incite a slave revolt and ultimately destroy slavery in this country.

Defeated and on his way to be executed for treason, he handed a guard a note

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.

He (fairly easily) predicted the Civil War.  But the racism and white privilege that underpinned slavery lives on one and a half centuries later.  I hope Brown’s prediction has run its course.  I hope so, but I do not think so.

 

Who Needs $10 Million?

Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, has taken out a full page ad in this Sunday’s WaPo and offered…

$10 MILLION FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF DONALD J. TRUMP.

Now the New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz is joking that Pumpkin might take Flynt up on it.

Sounds funny, but wait a minute.  Pumpkin has two problems this could solve in one go: he hates the job he’s currently sucking at so badly, and he’s broke.  None of his businesses is making money, and he’s totally underwater to the Russian Mob no Government no Mob… who cares — same difference.

 

Cubs in 5

That is my prediction, based on very little baseball knowledge.

 

NRA

Nonsensical Rifle Addiction.

The gun, and the violence for which it’s a tool, is part of the definition of Manhood that is drummed into every American male from birth.

If we could end the manbox and racism, this would be a humane society or something.  One problem is, though, that “humane society” is something American men, steeped in the manbox bullshit, have been trained to disparage, not desire.

Connections

This is all about the connections.

There are a lot of fine recordings of this song, but I chose Lonnie Donegan’s to highlight.  Lonnie Donegan was a British musician.  He was known as the “King of Skiffle“.

If “skiffle” sounds familiar, it may be because it was a primary early influence in a band called The Quarrymen.  Yes, you have heard of The Quarrymen.  They turned into a rather successful act who changed their name when, inspired by Buddy Holly’s band, they decided insect names were OK.  But “Crickets” was taken, so they went with Beatles.

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