Category: Hawaii

Elvis in Bronze at the Blaisdell

Elvis in Bronze at the Blaisdell

A life-sized, 1,100-pound bronze statue of Elvis Presley was unveiled yesterday on the grounds of the Neal Blaisdell Center. The 6’2″ music icon is depicted atop a pedestal bearing plaques that explain how his 1973 “Aloha from Hawaii” show at the Blaisdell was a major television milestone, broadcast live to...

Maui Station Callsign: KUNT

Maui Station Callsign: KUNT

Erika Engle, business reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, goes there in Thursday’s “TheBuzz” column, pointing out that the staid, obscenity averse FCC recently greenlit a low-power Maui digital TV station with the callsign KUNT. Feigning naivety for a moment, allow me to explain that the presumed phonetic pronunciation of the...

Beyond the Bogglement Event Horizon

Beyond the Bogglement Event Horizon

Theories about parallel universes, black holes, and space-time singularities are nothing new to rabid fans of science fiction. But even fellow island blogger Steve “Linkmeister” Timberlake must have doubted reality for a moment when he discovered an unexpected, infinitely improbable link between his world and that of renown sci-fi editor...

First Hawaiian Bank’s Stock Offering

First Hawaiian Bank’s Stock Offering

Work with video often enough, and you become very familiar with “stock footage.” Generic, cut-and-paste clips that can fill out a project. Just like the good ol’ days of clip art, though, some images quickly become overused. I was amused to see some familiar faces in a recent television commercial...

The Hawaii Chair?

The Hawaii Chair?

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...