Archive for March, 2009

Women’s Tolerance Level

March 31, 2009

So the other night, I was watching wifey as she plucked some hairs out of her face (eyebrows) and I cringed at the thought of doing that to myself.

We often tease women that they are so emotional and that they cry senselessly over romantic movies, or that they would get the biggest bruise over the smallest, lightest bump into the coffee table, but we don’t give them enough credit for their high tolerance in pain.

They shave, pluck, and pull every hair out known to (wo)man. They unload a 5-10 pound “bag of rice” from “their loins” (props leerz) when giving birth. Heck, they even have to deal with a monthly “friend” who comes with (I’m told) cramps, headaches, moodiness and the like.

What do we men have to do? Put on deodorant periodically and perhaps not fart in front of company from time to time. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

I honestly don’t think I can handle being a woman. The heck with romantic movies, plucking a single hair out of my face or pushing “rice” through my body would make ME cry. Fo sho.

So here’s to you, you tough, tolerant women. Mad props. 😉

Talk to me!
* Fellas, do you groom your eyebrows? Why? 😛
* Ladies, without getting too graphic/personal, what’s the most painful hair to pluck?
* What do you think the toughest thing we men have to do is?
* Aren’t nose hairs the worst to pluck!?!? That’s death!
* Did I miss anything?

P.S. Be on the lookout for the link to my exclusive Justin Young Interview in tomorrow’s AroundHawaii.com!

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Fun Day Monday: Women’s Study

March 30, 2009

Arrrgggghhh! The start of another loooong work week. Let’s start the week off on the right foot shall we? Here’s a little “laugher” – forwarded to me recently – to help put a smile on that face. Enjoy!

Women’s Ass Size Study

There is a new study out about women and how they feel about their asses. Here are the results:

* 25% of women think their ass is too fat…
* 10% of women think their ass is too skinny…

The other 65% say that they don’t care; they love him, he’s a good man, and they would have married him anyway.

Get it? 😛

Talk to me!
* Soooo ladies…. how do you feel about your ass? Do you have one? Do you wish you could have someone else’s? Fat? Skinny? 😛
* Fellas, apologies. Help me get em back by posting a good, manly joke below. *grunt*

Have a good week y’all!

Flashback Friday: Finish This Song – March 27, 2009

March 27, 2009

Not sure how many of you peeps are still in vacation/Spring Break mode, but let’s give another old school song a whirl shall we? Hopefully thurr’s enough of us around to finish the song. 8)

I learned my lesson from last week though. Picking a short song with not too many words/lyrics quickly ends our fun. So you know what I did this time around? I picked a rap song. OH YEAH! Get CHOKE words now! Smahtchyea?

Anyway, you know the dealio. Hurrrr we go!

My my my my music hits me so hard, makes me say oh my lord…

Know um? Well, don’t just sit there. Regulate Appreciate Participate. 🙂

Talk to me!
* Post your comment below with the next line to this old school jam.
* Add any stories or memories you have when you hear this song.
* Feedback about the artist? Add those too k?

Happy Aloha and Flashback Friday! Have an awesome weekend y’all! Shoooooots!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009

Either Takeshi (kun) had really quick eyes last week, or he already knew the answer to our WIH contest: Little Seoul Korean Restaurant. Please help me congratulate Takeshi-kun. Omedetou!

Funny side note: I recently drove by Little Seoul on the way to Wal-Mart, only to find out that the sign doesn’t even look like that anymore. Oh well. At least you gotum! 😛

A-ight, no more animated GIF hints for you this week, as it’s pretty much a gimme. I even tried to crop the photo to make it a little more difficult, but it’s still pretty dang obvious. LOL! Pretty much the first person to check this after 12:00AM midnight will be the winnah. Bonus points for da one(s) who can name what “dish” this is and which location dis stay. 🙂

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 25, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 25, 2009

Hint: Are you serious?


Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Talk to me!
* Since the answer will come pretty quickly for this one, let’s keep the convo going by revealing what your favorite dish is from this place… (wherever this may be) 😛
* You gonna watch Idol tonight? Who do you predict will be going home?
* Who’s off with me tomorrow? (Prince Jonah Kuhio Day) How you planning to spend your holiday?
* New song? 😉

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y’all. 🙂

Wot! Like Beef!?

March 24, 2009

Nah, I like chicken! 😛

Ehn-nee-waaaay…

In a recent study, it was discovered that eating red meat increases your chances of dying early. Their study of “red meats” included succulent steaks, bodacious burgers, and precious pork chops. Geez, why don’t you just take all the fun out of BBQs, picnics and sports bars already? Next they’ll be saying beer causes blindness or somethin’.

So here’s the article. Read um and I’ll meet ya at the bottom with tears in our eyes…

Red meat linked to risk of earlier death

Eating red meat increases the chances of dying prematurely, according to a large federal study offering powerful new evidence that a diet that regularly includes steaks, burgers and pork chops is hazardous to your health.

The study of more than 500,000 middle-age and elderly Americans found that those who consumed the equivalent of about a small hamburger every day were more than 30 percent more likely to die in the following 10 years, mostly from heart disease and cancer. Processed meats also increased the risk.

The new study is the first large examination of the relationship between eating meat and overall mortality.

In contrast, routine consumption of fish, chicken, turkey and other poultry decreased the risk of death slightly, the study found.

Although pork often is promoted as “white meat,” it is believed to increase the risk for cancer because of its iron content, said Rashmi Sinha of the National Cancer Institute, who led the study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

“This would be the Rolls-Royce of studies on this topic,” said Barry Popkin, a professor of global nutrition at the University of North Carolina, who wrote an accompanying editorial.

There are many explanations for how red meat might be unhealthy: Cooking red meat generates cancer-causing compounds; red meat is also high in saturated fat, which has been associated with breast and colorectal cancer; and meat is also high in iron, which also is believed to promote cancer. People who eat red meat are more likely to have high blood pressure and cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Processed meats contain substances known as nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer.

The American Meat Institute, a trade group, dismissed the findings, saying they were based on unreliable self-reporting by study participants.

After accounting for other variables such as smoking and physical activity, the researchers found that men who consumed the most red meat — about a quarter-pound a day — were 31 percent more likely to die for any reason, 22 percent more likely to die of cancer and 27 percent more likely to die of heart disease than those who ate the least meat. Women who ate the most red meat were 36 percent more likely to die for any reason, 20 percent more likely to die from cancer and 50 percent more likely to die from heart disease.

FDA TOLD TO GIVE TEENS ACCESS TO PLAN B PILL
The Food and Drug Administration let politics cloud its judgment when it denied teenage girls over-the-counter access to the Plan B morning-after pill, a federal judge said Monday as he ordered the FDA to let 17-year-olds obtain the medication. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman blasted the FDA’s handling of the issue during the Bush administration, saying it had “repeatedly and unreasonably” delayed issuing a ruling for suspect reasons.

The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by individuals and organizations advocating for wider distribution and access to emergency contraceptives. The FDA, which said it was still reviewing the decision, has 30 days to comply with the order.

Sad no? Actually, to be quite honest, I’m not a heavy duty red meat eater. Don’t get me wrong. I looooove me some steaks/burgers/pork, but I don’t necessarily eat it on the regular. Reading this article makes me want to sell out and turn veggie though. You?

Talk to me!
* Are you a meatatarian? How often do you grind the red stuff?
* What’s your favorite? Beef? Burgers? Pork? Other?
* Got any secret new bbq steak recipes for the WWE `Ohana?
* What about you chicken lovahs out dea? Holla!
* Are you a vegetarian? Any one particular reason why you chose to do so?
* Allergic to shellfish? This seems to be common in my personal experience.
* Hate foods with fishy tastes?
* What food can’t you stand?

P.S. Congrats to Team Japan for beating Team Korea 5-3 in extra innings in an exciting World Baseball Classic Championship game! Sorry for yelling so loud neighbors. 😉 Apologies also to the neighbors’ of my ‘rents. I’m sure they were equally loud. 😛

Have a happy Tuesday y’all!

Fun Day Monday: Bill or Barack?

March 23, 2009

I know, I know, this one’s kinda old news, but it was recently forwarded to me again and it’s priceless! Hopefully there are some of you out there who are seeing this for the first time. It’s friggen hilarious! Poor poor Billy boy! 😦

Thankfully, this never happened to me, but I did kiss hair instead of a cheek before.*blush*

My friend Grant once said he doesn’t like to kiss anyone after me because it’ll be like he’s kissing me indirectly. LOL!

The absolute worst is when you see somebody waving at you and you wave back, only to realize that they were waving to the people behind you!!! I hate that! Grrrrr!

Talk to me!
* Did this “diss” ever happen to you?
* What’s the worst “diss” ever?
* Can you think of any other kissing mishaps?
* Got a fun week in store? Share, share!
* Who you takin’ in the World Baseball Championships today? J-Town or K-Town?

Happy Fun Day Monday y’all!

Flashback Friday: Finish This Song – March 20, 2009

March 20, 2009

Ho, da feedback for last week’s “Name That Tune” contest is still coming in as I write this (Tuesday), and it took on a life of its own over time. To accommodate the interest, let’s switch it up a bit this week and make it a finish that song game, ala Don’t Forget the Lyrics/The Singing Bee. I’ll start with the first line to the song, and the next person commenting will add the next line. Getum? Gotum? Good! We go!

I met a boy who didn’t know…

I know, I know… easy, but we gotta pick one that more peepo know right? 🙂

Talk to me!
* Post your comment with the next line to the song.
* Add any stories or memories you have when you hear this song.
* If you have any other comments about the song or performer, add those too k?

Happy Aloha and Flashback Friday y’all! Have an awesome weekend! Shoooooots!

Gimme Back That Filet-O-Fish

March 19, 2009

* Is it just me or is that damn Filet-O-Fish commercial addicting or what!?!?

It never fails. Every time that Filet-O-Fish commercial from McDonalds appears as I fast forward through shows on the DVR, I have to rewind a bit and play it back for wifey so she can giggle and sing along. At first I was like “WTH, this is lame, lemme keep going,” but now I find myself delightfully amused, even bobbing my head to the beat.

Whoever thought of the idea of using that well known talking/singing “trophy fish” to sell MickeyDees’ fish product is pure genius. And whoever came up with that even catchier tune is just jingleriffic.

Mad props.

You got wifey and I (and errryone else for that matter) a-talkin’ and, undoubtedly a renewed interest in the Filet-O-Fish. Maybe I’ll go pick one up for lunch today. *grin*

Gimme back that Filet-O-Fish
Gimme that Fish
Gimme back that Filet-O-Fish
Gimme that Fish
What if it were you hanging up on this wall?
If it were you in that sandwich you wouldn’t be laughing at allllll!

Talk to me!
* What do you think of the commercial. Funny? Lame? Blah?
* What do you think of the song?
* Are you as addicted/amused as we are?
* Does it make ya wanna get a Filet-O-Fish?
* Can you think of any other TV commercials or jingles that you find catchy?
* Woah, Alexis Grace eliminated from American Idol!? Thoughts?

Possible Hijaking Topics 😛
* American Idol dish
* Dancing With the Stars dish
* The Biggest Loser dish
* The Chopping Block dish
* Lost dish
* World Baseball Classic
* NBA Playoff runs
* March Madness
* etc.


Results from last week (High School Shout Out?) Chicky chicky check if your school is in effect – Represent! (props to Takeshi) LOL!

  • McKinley Tigers: 3 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Roosevelt Rough Riders: 2
  • Kaimuki Bulldogs: 2
  • Leilehua Mules: 2
  • Hilo Vikings: 2
  • Kaiser Cougars
  • Mililani Trojans
  • Aiea Na Ali`i
  • St Louis Crusaders
  • Campbell Sabers
  • Pearl City Chargers
  • Waiakea Warriors
  • Kalani Falcons
  • Konawaena Wildcat
  • Castle Knights
  • Hawaii Baptist Academy Eagles
  • Waipahu Marauders

Happy Survey Thursday… Woo Hoo it’s almost TGI(F)F!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

As suspected, last week’s WIH game was pretty duck soup as Bruddah jack correctly guessed Mai Tai early on. This week won’t be as easy gang, but to help you out a bit, I’ve animated the restaurant’s sign for a split second into the picture. LOL! For those of you who drive by this area, you may recognize it.

I’m giggling just picturing some of you staring intently into your computer screens, trying to catch the wording on the sign! 😛 Sooooo worth possibly giving the answer away. Hehe! Anyway, hurr it is. Enjoy this week’s one y’all!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 18, 2009
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 18, 2009

Hint: Wot? The fast kine sign not good enough? 8)


Da “Where In Hawaii” Winnahz Circle!

Ed’s pick for American Idol performer of the night: Kris Allen (performing Garth Brooks’ “To Make You Feel My Love”).

Happy Hump Day Where In Hawaii Wednesday y’all. 🙂

News Day Tuesday: Kitchen Fire 411

March 17, 2009

A-ightchall, here’s a little 411 on how to deal with grease fires in your kitchen. Logic tells us that we should shoot down a fire with water, but in the case of grease fires, the WORST thing to do is to use water. This is due to the fact that when the water comes in contact with the superheated grease, it will immediately vaporize, expanding and carrying more grease particles with it, causing the rate of combustion to dramatically increase and flare up.

Now some of you may already know this, so please bear with us. This is for those of us not yet in the know, and that’s the hope of today’s blog: to help educate our WWE `ohana and keep us all (and our neighbors) safe.

Check out the video below let me/us know what you think.

Here’s a link to a more graphic, to-the-point video. (WARNING: Very Graphic, chicken skin kine)

If talking about grease fires is not your bag on this News Day Tuesday, feel free to dish on any of the topics below, the ones that will inevitably be suggested by kuya.d and tita leerz folks 😛 or any other topic you wish.

* Latest on Anna Nicole / Howard K. Stern
* Your March Madness Brackets
* Whether or not you wore green today *grin*
* Lindsay Lohan’s latest troubles
* John Mayer & Jennifer Aniston’s break up… Again
* Birth of twin baby boys to Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson
* Report of Donte Stallworth’s hitting and killing a man with his car
* Dancing with the Stars last night
* NBA’s ridiculous decision to release green, shamrock/clover infested L.A. Lakers apparel (ala rival Boston Celtics)
* Upcoming June 24 release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

In other news, shmall kine plug, but if you or anyone you know is interested in a cleanly kept, white, 2000 Toyota Corolla LE (Kelley Blue Book entry says $5,770, but you can ask for the WWE special 😛 ), let a brutha know. Bonus points for those who can guess where in Hawaii this is. LOL!

2000 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale
2000 Toyota Corolla LE For Sale

* 2000 White Toyota Corolla LE
* 4 cyl, 1.8 Liter
* Automatic Transmission
* Air Conditioning
* Power Steering
* Power Windows
* Power Door Locks
* Tilt Wheel
* AM/FM Stereo
* Dual Front Air Bags
* 80,400 Miles
* Tinted (legal)
* After market car alarm installed from Security Alarm Shop
* Covered Parking
* Driven by non-smoking female
* No car accidents
* Regularly maintained
* 2000 model has a Timing Chain (not timing belt). Good for the life of the engine.
* Oil just changed last month
* Tires just changed last month

* Passenger inside door handle needs to be replaced ($20 or so?)
* Rear passenger side window needs to be fixed ($100 or so?)
* Slight dings on body, but nothing major
* Minor paint-level rust line on bumper

Everything else is running perfectly. Great, dependable, clean, durable car from a quality manufacturer. Driven with a lot of TLC.

Happy St. Patty’s day y’all!