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Surfing Dog Headlines National Contest

April 20th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Odd, People

Longtime surfer and surf designer Bill Hamilton, father of pro surfer Laird Hamilton, has thrived in the water for half a century. And not surprisingly, he has shared his love of surfing with “Sava,” his yellow Labrador Retriever, for over a decade. Both Bill and Sava are now featured in a national promotion by dog […]

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PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

October 12th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Odd

Going on stage to give a presentation is, for some, already a terrifying scenario. But what if you didn’t even know what your presentation was going to be about? That’s the deliciously cruel setup for “PowerPoint karaoke,” which turns potentially drab charts and graphs into live improv comedy. As the official website declares, “Prepare to […]

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Hawaii iPod Beach Chairs

March 13th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Odd, Technology

Macworld writer Dan Frakes was vacationing with his family on Kauai last week, and strolled into the gift shop at Kokee Lodge. Nestled among the usual “Hawaii-themed souvenirs, tchotchkes, and crafts,” however, he spotted a miniature beach chair. Just the right size to give your iPod or iPhone a cozy perch. Frakes notes: The chairs […]

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Flight Attendant Flummoxed by iPhone

October 11th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii Blog, Odd

On a recent trip to Hawaii on cheap discount airline ATA, an iPhone-toting traveler named Craig sparked a snit from a flight attendant when he had the audacity to safely operate an electronic device while in-flight. Despite the demonstrated use of the iPhone’s “airplane mode” — an interference-free setting common on most smartphones — it […]

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Meerkat Watch

October 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Odd

Have you seen this meerkat? Officials at the Honolulu Zoo say that Hulu, their 11-year-old meerkat, has gone missing. He hasn’t been seen for a week, and his brother Kapa is taking the disappearance pretty hard. Hulu’s keepers say that meerkats are social and not prone to wander far from home or family, but are […]

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The Hawaii Chair?

January 18th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Odd, Pop Culture

Oh, sweet mother of… the Hawaii Chair? “Anyone who has been to or seen anything on Hawaii has come across this unique dance form. The traditional Polynesian Hula dance encourages the combination of cardiovascular exercises with small, controlled movements throughout the buttocks and abdominal region, promoting weight loss and increased abdominal muscle tone.The Hawaii chair […]

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