Monthly Archive: December 2007

Hawaiian Air Disses the Dead (Again)

Hawaiian Air Disses the Dead (Again)

Local ABC affiliate KITV sure picked a heartwarming story for its Christmas Eve broadcast. Reporter Jodi Leong brought us “Family Outraged,” which told the tale of the late Lanakila Rosaga, age three, and his body’s botched travel plans. Only three months ago, fundraisers were being held for Rosaga’s medical care....

24 Hour Live Podcast Launched

24 Hour Live Podcast Launched

He wrote the first book on podcasting, and retired from his day job earlier this year to focus on podcasting full time. And as of 6 a.m. this morning, he’s kicked off a live, 24-hour podcast from his new home in Makakilo. Who is this madman? Todd Cochrane, host of...

Photo of Hawaii Athlete Among Top Picks

Photo of Hawaii Athlete Among Top Picks

The end of the year invariably brings with it a long list of long lists, as everyone puts together “best of” roundups that look back over the highlights of the past twelve months. Some are more interesting than others, and Reuters’ “Pictures of the Year” definitely fall on the interesting...

LOST Beach Premiere Jan. 26 – Cancelled

LOST Beach Premiere Jan. 26 – Cancelled

The “LOST” Beach Premiere is still on canceled, and has been moved back a week to Jan. 26, 2008, still allowing local fans an early look at the Season 4 premiere. After ABC announced last week that “LOST” would return to its primetime schedule on Thursday nights beginning Jan. 31,...

Hawaii Gift Card Tips

Hawaii Gift Card Tips

‘Tis the season for the hand wringing and tsk-tsking over the presumed laziness and implied tackiness of giving gift certificates and gift cards in lieu of “real” presents. While Miss Manners doesn’t approve, though, I love receiving them, and thus give them without hesitation. (My wife collects tributes almost exclusively...

Power of Vudu

Power of Vudu

The Vudu box, released into the wild in October, is a new way to enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows (including HD content) at home. No cable box or DVD mailers are required, just a broadband internet connection. And seeing another way to break into the monopoly cable companies...

LOST Moves to Thursdays

LOST Moves to Thursdays

The most hotly anticipated return of any television series is, hands down, the fourth season of ABC’s filmed-in-Hawaii hit, “LOST.” And today, ABC announced that the show will debut in a new Thursday night timeslot, at 9 p.m. EST. The January date calls into question the traditional advance screening of...

Thelma Dreyer, Blogger

Thelma Dreyer, Blogger

A month after putting out the call, House Communications Director Georgette Deemer announced that she has found her blogger: Thelma Dreyer. She will take over the reigns at the Hawaii House Blog, documenting life at the Capitol. Of course, as Deemer commented on my earlier post, her position as Assistant...

Heisman Trophy Eludes Brennan

Heisman Trophy Eludes Brennan

Celebrated Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan was not named the winner of this year’s Heisman Trophy, “the most prestigious award in college football.” The Heisman went to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Even so, Brennan had a lot to be proud of. The news was announced moments ago at the 73rd Heisman...

Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

    Original photo by Neeta Lind. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Brilliant and sharply sardonic chef and author Anthony Bourdain is in Hawaii. He’s filming an episode of his fantastic Travel Channel series, “No Reservations.” We’re huge Bourdain fans. Having never tasted his food, we’re more enamoured of his...

Creative License

Creative License

Back in June, I took great glee in discovering that Judd Apatow’s summer comedy “Superbad” featured one of its characters getting a fake Hawaii driver’s license. Indeed, one of the film’s funnier scenes focused on how unconvincing the fake ID was, right down to the name, “McLovin.” Well, this week...

Flickr Friday at Murphy’s

Flickr Friday at Murphy’s

  Photo courtesy Carrie.   The last “Flickr Friday” of 2007 is two days away. This month, the downtown lunch meetup will take place at Murphy’s at the top of Merchant Street. Check out the discussion in the Hawaii Flickr Meetup group, and RSVP at Upcoming. I missed last month’s...

That’s No Moon…

That’s No Moon…

Leaving work today, I was startled by the usually serene view of Honolulu Harbor from my office building. A ginormous structure of some sort was parked at Aloha Tower, looming over the city like an evil alien space station. (Okay, it only loomed over Aloha Tower, but suffice it to...