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Woo!

Woo!

Hey, check it out. Mah boy and I are the day’s featured “Hot Model” over at Dr. Scott’s! Scott rocks. The undeserved compliment he gave me is exactly how I’d describe him. The rare chance I had to meet him and Amy in Pittsburgh back in 2000 is one of...

Class Act

Class Act

“White House officials originally said that Bush was making the dramatic jet trip because the ship was too far out to sea to be reached by helicopter… But the carrier was just 30 miles from shore by the time he arrived, and officials said it had slowed down so that...

Tabula Rasa II

Tabula Rasa II

Just a quick note to welcome Keith back to the journaling fold. He took a break even longer than mine, having last posted a note in November. But he returns with a new domain and journal title as well: Goodbye, Tabula Rasa, hello, Freshly Squeezed. (Old timers out there will...

Aww…

Aww…

Look at who the current featured cover models are over at the excellent Windward Skies Photography & Design site. (Permalink here.) Photo taken with a Lomo, which are pretty cool, by Lisa, who is especially cool.

Logo Woes

Logo Woes

There’s an article in today’s Star-Bulletin covering the chorus of criticism hurled against the new UH logo project, highlighting the online petition. And of all the messages posted to it, they had to go and quote mine. As if my contentious tenure as Ka Leo editor wasn’t enough. (I mean,...

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Turns out the decision by George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign to relocate and reschedule the G.O.P. convention to coincide with the next Sept. 11 anniversary in New York is problematic for more than one reason. That is, you know, in addition to being ghoulishly exploitive. While they work it...

And They’re Off

And They’re Off

Monday, April 28, 2003: American Airlines Flight 162 Departs: HNL at 1:22 p.m. — Arrives: LAX at 9:45 p.m. American Airlines Flight 204 Departs: LAX at 11:00 p.m. — Arrives: MCO at 6:37 a.m. (April 29) Tuesday, May 20, 2003: American Airlines Flight 205 Departs: MCO at 8:30 a.m. —...

Journalist, Celebrities, and the First Amendment

Journalist, Celebrities, and the First Amendment

I’m a regular listener to NPR, but really didn’t know much about anchor Bob Edwards beyond his nice delivery and occasional quips. But this editorial, adapted from a lecture he gave at the University of Kentucky, struck me as remarkable (if not a little meandering). Media conglomeration, suppression of dissent,...

Ryze and Shine

Ryze and Shine

Online networking comes in many shapes and sizes. Longtime tech dude Burt Lum — yes, he of the suspiciously familiar homepage designs — has pointed me at Ryze Business Networking. A simple, organic design, useful cross-links for subject areas, contacts (including a personal profile), and the like, with growing networks for Hawaii,...

Visitors

Visitors

The in-laws are coming! The in-laws are coming! Actually, a whole bunch of in-laws are coming. Both Jen’s parents from Florida, her aunt from Boston, and her sister-in law and her niece and nephew from Virginia are all arriving tonight. And with Jen’s brother Mike already stationed here, it’s not...

Who’s Next? Take the Test!

Who’s Next? Take the Test!

The architects of the New World Order need your help to determine which nations are ideal candidates for action under “The Bush Doctrine” of pre-emptive action and liberation by force. Please take a moment to complete this questionnaire, and submit your results to the applicable information minister. How Does Your...

I’m Melting!

I’m Melting!

Egads am I sick. Sicker today than I was over the weekend, when I thought I was getting better. Every joint aches. My head is throbbing. My nose is either too plugged up for me to think straight, or running so fast not even Jackie Joyner Kersee could grab a...

Silver Lining

Silver Lining

The number of people dependent on news coverage aired by our local Hawaii Public Radio stations — from NPR to the CBC to the BBC — cledarly sees explosive growth during wartime. HPR started its “Spring Fund Drive,” but unlike the usual rolling start to pledge calls, General Manager Michael Titterton was...

Lucky Bastard

Lucky Bastard

It was nine years ago to the day that I asked Jen if she wouldn’t mind, terribly, perhaps maybe being my girlfriend. I’m still not sure why she said yes. (Maybe she thought it was an April Fool’s prank.) But I’m glad she did. I love you, kitten.

Wrong Number

Wrong Number

How’s this for a bizarre way to start off a week? My cell phone just rang with a call coming from the 732 area code (New Brunswick, New Jersey, according to this lookup site). I picked it up and said, “Hello, this is Ryan.” “Hi,” came a woman’s voice, obviously...

Fair and Balanced?

Fair and Balanced?

FoxNews biased? No surprise, really, there. Still, makes this little piece of satire taste extra nice. [MeFi] Myself, I’m still a little irked at Joe Moore, who irks everyone, on some level, all the time. No sooner had I read about media consultants advising outlets against appearing too negative on...

On the Homefront

On the Homefront

Okay, given the war, my latest letter to the editor published in the Star-Bulletin seems a bit trivial. But I did write it three weeks ago, before the madness began. War talk, though, has pretty much clogged the editorial pipes at newspapers everywhere. Besides, at least I got another dig...

Chicago’s Finest

Chicago’s Finest

Amy Partridge posts a brief account of being arrested and detained for over 20 hours for peacefully protesting in Chicago to the Chicago Indymedia site. “As with all of those around me that got arrested I did not want or intend to get arrested,” she writes. “At least three women...