Posts Tagged ‘News Day Tuesday’

News Day Tuesday: Elect Bruno Five-0

September 21, 2010

Wow, lots of big Hawaii news as of late. From the election results, to Bruno Mars getting busted for cocaine, to the premiere of Hawaii Five-0. Thought it might be time to dust off “News Day Tuesday” for all y’all to sound off on some of these topics. Holla!

* Election Results?
– Pretty much went how I thought it would.

* Bruno Mars?
– Pretty disappointing. I was interesting in trying to line him up for an interview, but not so much anymore…

* Hawaii Five-0?
– I unfortunately had plans last night and missed it, but hope it does well for the sake of the state. Will definitely try to catch the next one.

* Top Chef?
– I know, I know, it’s not really Hawaii related and the season is already pau, but you guys always seem to wanna talk about it so hear ya go! LOL!

P.S. In case you missed it: Scenes from the Rice Fest! 😉
P.P.S. Here’s Mars’ latest single: Just the Way You Are. Good shtuff nonetheless. 😛


Bruno Mars – “Just the Way You Are”

Rebound Relationships?

July 14, 2009

Since it’s News Day Tuesday, we’ll take a closer look at one of the items recently reported in the news: Jon Gosselin has a new girlfriend.

Bruddah was married with 8 kids not too long ago. How’s dat one?

I’ll save you from reading and let you guys chime in on some of the suggested items listed below or others you’d like to dish on.

Talk to me!
* Was their marriage doomed to begin with?
* Do you think the show played a part in their break-up?
* Is it Kate’s fault?
* What about the poor kids?
* Was he cheating on Kate?
* What is an OK timeframe for him (or anyone) to move on to a new relationship?
* Have you ever (or know of anyone who has) rebounded from one relationship to the next?
* Any truth to the theory that Rebound Relationships never work?
* How about the theory that some girls rebound from one relationship to the next because they can never be alone?
* Your best rebound relationship story?
* Any other comments on Rebound Relationships?

Other hijacking options:
* Jessica Simpson Dumped by Tony Romo
* Lauren Conrad Tops New York Times Best Seller List
* LaToya Jackson Claims Michael Jackson was Murdered
* Team Oceanic remains unbeaten (3-0) in the AAJA Hawaii Media Basketball League 8)
* MLB All Star Game tonight! Gooooo Shane!

Use Caution When Dialing Certain Area Codes

April 7, 2009

It’s News Day Tuesday, so here’s another in the series of WWE edumacation. This one’s on Area Code (dialing) safety. Yeah, I know, I know… these aren’t so popular in the comments department, but as long as I can help a handful of you peeps out with some of these, I’m satisfied.

Do Not DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876

This is very important information provided to us by AT&T. Don’t ever dial area code 809.

This one is being distributed all over the U.S. This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc.

In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away… Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S., you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.

Or, you’ll get a long recorded message. The point is they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.

WHY IT WORKS:

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic. The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That’s because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You’ll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

AT&T VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=6045

SNOPES VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:
http://www.snopescom/fraud/telephone/809.asp

Talk to me!
* Sneaky yeah?
* How about unc uji UNC Tarheels yesterday? Pretty dominating eh?
* Surprised that some guy named Jordan was elected into the hoops Hall of fame? 😛
* And how about that Cutler to Chicago trade a few days ago? Woah!
* Chris Brown entered a “not guilty” plea. Whatchu tink?
* Dish on The Hills? Nah, I nevah saw um. Probably might have to with wifey tomorrow though. Hehe!
* The big winners at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday were Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Rascal Flatts. What’s new eh? Any country music fans out thurr?
* American Idol predictions for tonight? Who’s gone-doze?

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!

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!

News Day Tuesday: LeBron James Goes Off

February 24, 2009

(continuing my whining from yesterday’s post… Can we please sign BronBron to next season’s UH squad?

Last Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James went nuts on the Milwaukee Bucks early in the 3rd quarter as he lit up Richard Jefferson and his teammates for 16 points in less than 3 minutes of action. Read an excerpt from the NBA.com recap and then check out the insane YouTube clip below.

[From nba.com]

MILWAUKEE(AP) LeBron James heaved a 33-foot shot through the net to beat the buzzer and headed into halftime with 25 points under his belt.

Turns out, he was just getting warmed up.

James erased the Cleveland Cavaliers’ halftime deficit by scoring 16 points in less than three minutes to begin the third quarter, on his way to 55 for the night – one shy of his career high – in a 111-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

“Just got in the zone, man,” James said. “I saw a few go down, so I just kept going at it, man. Every shot that I made tonight, every shot that we all made tonight, we needed.”

James’ big night included his remarkable run in the first 2:50 of the third quarter, almost single-handedly turning a six-point halftime deficit into an eight-point Cavaliers lead. And he could have scored two more in that stretch if he hadn’t missed a pair of free throws.

“It was almost like watching a video game,” Zydrunas Ilgauskas said…

Video game is right Big Z. That was some sick Double Dribble/NBA Jam-like action there. Oh yeah! Remember those classics? 🙂 Check out the video proof:

Talk to me!
* What did you think of the video?
* Can you believe he’s just 24 years old?
* Isn’t life unfair? 😛
* Are you a LeBron fan?
* Cleveland Cavaliers fan?
* An NBA fan?
* Basketball fan in general? 😉
* Have you ever gotten on a roll (adrenaline rush) like this, making you do the almost impossible? Share with your `ohana please. 🙂

Happy Tuesday y’all!

“News Day” Tuesday: Jason Mraz’s New Video Lucky

January 6, 2009

Sorry for being a bit MIA gang. I’ve been shmall kine slammed at work…

The good news is that we’re starting yet another “game” up in hurr. Awwww yeah!

Lessee, we’ve already got “Where In Hawaii Wednesday” (which I promise to get back to tomorrow 😛 ), “Survey Thursday,” and “Fave Five Friday.” “So what else could dat genius Ed think of next!?” you goin’ ask as well you may? Well, how about… wait for it… wait for it… *drumroll* “News Day Tuesday!” Woo hoo! *fireworks* *crowd erupts in cheers*

OK, so not quite as exciting as it may’ve sounded, but at least play along yeah?

Now, before I go an’ discover/invent “Funday Monday” (you heard it here first yo! 8) ), let’s concentrate on one thang at a time. This time, it’s the revolutionary “News Day Tuesday.”

Word.

So on News Day Tuesdays, I’ll periodically scan the scummy parts of the earth, oh, let’s say like the PerezHilton.com’s of the world, and if and when I find something interesting for us to chat about, I’ll post um here (yeah, I know it sounds strikingly similar to sistah Shauns – and some others here – a bit… but cut me some slack willya? 😛 ). For today though, here’s some oddah news that’s WWE worthy.

Jason Mraz, one of my favorite artists, finally released his duet with Colbie Caillat called “Lucky”, from his “We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things” album. The music video just hit the airwaves but was first made available as a bulletin announcement on MySpace. Check it out here and let’s discuss amongst ourselves below shall we?

http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=49776296,t=1,mt=video

Talk to me!
* Is yous a fan of Jason Mraz too?
* What do you think of the song?
* Is yous a fan of Colbie Caillat?
* How about the music video? Like um?
* Ever had a L.D.R. (long distance relationship) like this? Can/Could you relate to how they feel?
* What other songs are out there right now that you dig on?
* Doesn’t my new photo (with the Maile Lei and all!) make me look like ______?

Holla!