Which displays better — kahakō or kahakō — in the HawaiiStories aggregator? In the first case, I cut-and-pasted an “o” with a macron from another web page; in the second, I typed in “& # 3 3 3 ;” (without the spaces).
Archive for October, 2005
The boys and I went to the UH Mānoa SOEST Open House last weekend. I forgot to bring a camera, otherwise I’d post a few pictures. All the SOEST researchers had displays and presentations of one sort or another. They ranged from play-doh and paint activities for little kids all the way up to posters that were obviously re-used from the presenter’s last academic conferences, and lots in between. It was cool seeing the diversity of research topics that were being covered.
Last week Judy and the kids were at the local 99 Ranch Market and they saw this. It’s a crane game, except that instead of stuffed animals or toys, the prizes are live lobsters.
It costs 50¢ per try. I wonder how often someone wins?
There weren’t any bags or containers obviously nearby. So what happens if you do manage to get a lobster? Do you have to carry it around with you as you shop, its rubber-banded claws feebly waving in distress? Should you bring your own bag in anticipation of winning a lobster?
Do all 99 Ranch Markets have these machines?
(The folks over at HawaiiThreads.com noticed this machine a while ago, but I’d forgotten about that thread until Judy showed me her photos.)
So many questions…