Story in the Star-Advertiser about the tomahawk steak trend in Hawaii. The writer didn't coin "Flintstonian," but this is the first time I've read it and it cracked me up. Nice use of language. Disagree with some of the writer's other decisions but Flintonian makes up for most of them.
Tootdon, the Mastodon iOS app I've been using, abruptly announced it was shutting down yesterday. No explanation. I originally selected it based on a Lifehacker recommendation, but a Google search for it just now indicates it may have been tracking users without informing them, according to articles from spring 2018. Time to look for a new app!
...and yes, I know I wrote "jail" when I meant "prison." Oh well.
My former boss is going to jail for up to 30 months. I have seriously mixed feelings about this.
Oh, and last night someone sent me a flyer inviting me to his goodbye party. It says, "See you in 30 months (or less)!" Pretty cute.
Best GoPro video ever: guy puts a GoPro on the conveyor belt in a Japanese sushi restaurant.
"The World Surf League confirmed Monday night that Hawaii surf icon Sunny Garcia is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit at a Portland, Ore., hospital, and it has been widely speculated on the internet that he attempted suicide."
Fricking Star-Ad. I don't know why but I expect more from you. Speculation not merely in the story but in the fricking lede. Stop. It.
Gig economy. EGOT. Garbage time. Some fun additions, plus some new meanings for old words.
Ramón Laureano has a rifle where humans have arms.
Little profile I wrote about Maui’s Common Ground Collective, a group founded by alumni of UH Maui’s Sustainable Science Management program. CCG farms idle Maui farmland for the benefit of landowners, charity groups, and the island’s consumers.
MLB dot com's first power rankings are out, and while the top of the list isn't surprising, I find it super interesting that the Braves are at 14, wedged between the Mets and Twins. The NL East is the 2nd-most competitive division in the Majors, and the Braves are excellent but almost surely behind the Nats and Phillies. This could be a thrilling season. :) #playball https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-power-rankings
If I wasn't already deliberately NOT a member of this FB group, I would leave it now. Nobody is in FAVOR of crime, but this rally doesn't offer solutions. It offers blanket statements worded to stir the mob and not to address the real issues. How is this useful beyond adding fervor to the group's already dangerously vigilante, poisonously schadenfreude tone?
Other ideas: buckets of clams with "250,000 clams" written across them, baskets of bread, and a large deer with "50,000 bucks" painted onto its hide?
I work for a nonprofit. We take a lot of photos of big-hearted people holding gigantic prop checks, but it's such a cliche now. I'm brainstorming alternatives 'though I suspect my boss will laugh and reject them all.
How about corporate executive donors handing over bulging burlap sacks with $$ written on them?
Or a sign made to look like a Venmo transaction, with cute emojis to represent the specific cause? Like a school building, an A+, and a dollar bill for merit scholarships?
New grindcore band sings songs about baseball and names itself after Kolten Wong.
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