Monthly Archive: August 2000

I really should be working on our in-class assignment, but I’m enjoying websurfing on this iMac too much. Bagel-shaped mouse and all. Here’s a tip, though — don’t laugh out loud in the middle of a journalism class… particularly when the matter under discussion is a story about a little...

The wave of the future, I guess. Instant and electronic media are becoming the sole targeted conduits of information providers, such as the organizers of the Deomocratic National Convention. “print reporters don’t count — literally,” notes this depressing piece illustrating the marginalization of newspapers in the Digital Age. The reference...

The Honolulu Flap of the Week is Governor Cayetano’s pardon of Honolulu attorney Tom Foley for a fatal DUI crash in 1995. (Tom Foley is not related to Dan Foley of same-sex marriage fame, but Dan has had a lot to say on Tom’s pardon, confusing locals to no end.)...

So Al Gore comes out at the Democratic National Convention tonight. I’m pulling for him, but only because a return to a pro-censorship, anti-abortion Republican presidency scares the crap out of me. I must be too easily impressed, because for all the jokes and punditry, I’ve never found his personality...

A fun quote from Khava’s great journal, on her otherwise traumatic family vacation in Seattle: “So I’ll just tell you how to get your film developed for free. Take all your pictures except for one. Then go to the Microsoft parking garage, and take a picture of Bill Gates’ car....

Through the famous Megan’s Law, and the wonders of technology, Hawaii’s Criminal Justice Data Center presents its searchable online Sex Offender Registration Information database. Very eerie. Photos, residence and employer locations, even makes and models of registered cars. Hell, there are two registered sex offenders living on my street —...

Poor Reform Party. In the wake of Perot, the party that busted its ass getting on the ballot in all 50 states is now being hijacked by creepy ex-Republican Pat Buchanan. It’s convention bust in half with Perot-loyalists running off to nominate a new-age scientist, but odds are Buchanan’s camp...

Movie trailers are coming out earlier and earlier these days. Disney’s put one out for Pearl Harbor, even though it’s not due out until next Memorial Day. I’ve always thought there should be more movies (and books and general awareness) about Pearl Harbor, so I’m excited… but I’m also nervous,...