A friend indeed

Ariel Chun, to be sure, mastered the long goodbye.
As president and chief executive officer of the UH Federal Credit Union, she passed out the plaques during UH’s Senior Night ceremonies. Too often, her presentations were preceded by lengthy whisper-whisper conversations with each recipient — a time-consuming process that drew comments from wise-acre blog hosts and television directors tapping their watches.
But teasing aside, Chun stepped up and provided a much-needed service. Chun compensated for UH’s difficult economic situation by providing marvelous plaques at no cost to the athletic department.
Her presentations might have been long, but they were heart-felt. And she provided a face — smiling, sincere and caring — to what could have been an emotionless corporate donation.
In retrospect, she took the time to care.
That’s a rare quality these days.
And, most of all, she’s just a really nice person.
Chun is retiring at the end of this year. We wish her a farewell that is as endearing as the one she provided for hundreds of UH student-athletes.

* * * * *

Word on the street is Idaho defensive tackle Isaiah Lavea, a Kamehameha Schools graduate, is back in the islands.
For good?
Lavea is 6 feet 2 and 298. He sure would fit into the Warriors’ 2010 rotation.

* * * * *

Happy 20th birthday to Jodie Tsai.

* * * * *

Also, birthday wishes to Hurley Chung and Tyler Len.


  1. BigWave96744 July 25, 2009 2:13 am

    Hey Stephen you just woke up or just got back from Karaoke?

  2. BigWave96744 July 25, 2009 2:15 am

    Happy Birthday to All of the Above 🙂
    and a Happy Belated birthday to LS Luke Ingram

  3. cheepono July 25, 2009 2:16 am

    top 3 baby!

    cheepono out.

  4. Committed Road Warrior July 25, 2009 2:21 am

    Off to defensive driving school in a little bit. Joy.

    Gotta to learn to keep my inner leadfoot in check.

  5. BigWave96744 July 25, 2009 2:21 am

    Hey remember the other day I spoke on Tsaikette Ronnie, Eddie Money, & Ronettes Ronnie (Spector)?

    Check out this Youtube video and the dancers in the back ground…

    That’s some smooth moves….
    Don’t worry Ronnie, I know you are too young to be in that generation 🙂

    Here is the Eddie Money Video

  6. BigWave96744 July 25, 2009 2:37 am

    When Ariel Chun retires, the person presenting her with her plaque/koa bowl/etc should wisper a long story and pat her back about 100 times 🙂

  7. addahknowjoe July 25, 2009 2:56 am

    Happy Berfdey Jodie!

  8. Chad July 25, 2009 3:00 am

    Uncle Steve,

    you’ll never hear the end of it if tyler and jo are together. “best people born on this day, yadda yadda” haha.

    happy birthday to them 🙂

  9. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 25, 2009 3:13 am

    Mahalo, Ariel Chun!

    Hauoli Lahanau, Jodie, Hurley Chung and Tyler Len!

    ST- is this your anniversary too?

  10. BigWave96744 July 25, 2009 3:29 am

    On this day:
    1868 – Wyoming becomes a United States territory.
    1908 – Ajinomoto (MSG) is first manufactured
    1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show
    1978 – Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.

    Born on this day:
    1935 – Adnan Khashoggi (1980’s Richest Man in the World)
    1946 – Rita Marley (1st wife of Bob & mother to Ziggy)
    1954 – Walter “Sweetness” Payton

    The world lost:
    2008 – Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University,

  11. Garret July 25, 2009 4:02 am

    Happy Birthday Jodie Tsai, Hurley Chung and Tyler Len

  12. Garret July 25, 2009 4:04 am

    Colt was first on the list of Redskins players to watch this preseason.

    COLT BRENNAN: The second year quarterback from the University of Hawaii will see some serious playing time in the month of August. Last year Brennan’s outstanding performances against the Jets and Colts set the foundation for his ever growing fan base.

    If on the football field Colt shines and flashes like the beacons above an emergency vehicle en route to save a life there will be quite a few outcries for #5 to be placed second on the depth chart behind Jason Campbell. A strong preseason will also drive the die hard Colt fans to demand the starting position be given entirely to Brennan. Redskin’s fans won’t be looking for a repeat performance of last preseason by Brennan, but a monumental improvement upon it.

  13. Garret July 25, 2009 4:06 am

    Today’s update for David Veikune’s contract situation isn’t good. Veikune’s agent said that the Browns haven’t even given him a contract proposal as of last night…even though rookies were supposed to report yesterday according to the Browns, it is hard to get a deal done if the Browns don’t even make an offer! The person handling contract negotiations for Cleveland is in the first year of her job…maybe that is why she is moving so slowly on this.

    Ken Zuckerman, Veikune’s agent, said Friday night he hadn’t received an official offer from the team. Veikune played defensive end for Hawaii but spent offseason practices with the Browns at inside linebacker.

    Vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte is handling negotiations for the team. She’s in her first year with the Browns after spending three years working in the NFL office.

  14. whitey July 25, 2009 4:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos from the north country. Happy Birthday Jodie, Tyler, and Hurley. Hooooo, nice to be young and happy.

  15. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:58 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  16. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:02 am

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  17. whitey July 25, 2009 5:10 am

    morning brew. last night grinded d crabs

  18. Bulla July 25, 2009 5:11 am

    happy bday to the bday peeps,

    have a safe weekend to everyone, congrats to Maiava, let’s pray for only good things for Veikune 🙂

  19. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:11 am

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  20. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:19 am

    #9 LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!: July 25th, 2009 at 3:13 am

    ST- is this your anniversary too?

    Nope! It was 7/24! We missed it gang! 😯 🙄 😀

    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀
    A belated….

    ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Happy Anniversary Wena & Stephen!!! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀

  21. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:22 am

    So….. whitey had (the) crabs last night….. Heheheh! 😆 😯 🙄

    Now go get dem fishes! 😈 😀

  22. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:24 am

    bulla, bulla…. Howzit Bulla!!! 😆 You have any fuud in the house and cash in the wallet with da Beast “in training”? 🙄 😀 😆

  23. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:28 am

    Good Morning BigWave96744, addahknowjoe, Garret, Chad!!!

    Eh Chad – you one new guy or what? Howzit! 😆

    Eh addahknowjoe! Wea’s sleeping beauty? Not you! 😈 – da oda one…. 😆 🙄 😯

  24. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:33 am

    It’s basebaru season…. so I’d better cover all bases….

    Guud morgan to cheepono, Committed Road Warrior, & of course my pal LizK!!! 😀 ♪ ♫ ♪ 😆

  25. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:35 am

    Hey…. maybe the Tsaikos should get Ms. Ariel a retirement/thank you plaque and present it to her…. maybe take a week or so ceremony….. Nah – j/k! 😀 😳 🙄

  26. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 5:36 am

    me da blog hog takes a time-out!…. 🙄

  27. d1島 July 25, 2009 5:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday to Jodie Tsai, Hurley Chung, Tyler Len, and Luke Ingram

    Belated Happy Anniversary to Stephen and Wena

    (whispers) Mahalo to Ariel Chun….

  28. lava July 25, 2009 6:20 am

    Ariel Chun gets it done.

    Dawn Aponte does not.

  29. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 6:26 am

    Good Morning d1島! You’re so competitive… I say good morning, you say “GREAT MORNING ALL!:mrgreen: 😆 🙄

    I like visiting your blogspot page… Lot’s of interesting pictures & comments. I don’t know who most of the peeps are – but sure got some beeg celebrities and fuud picts! Me jealous… :mrgreen: 😀 😀

  30. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 6:31 am

    Hi lava – Okay, I had to look up this Dawn person. Sheessh – why a VP in charge of Brown Beans? 😈

    New players can’t help you if they’re not under contract! 😈

  31. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 6:34 am

    I don’t know the politics (or the author) – in fact, I won’t comment – but I love the headline:

    😀 “It’s getting crowded on the USS Ainokea” 😆

  32. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 6:36 am

    Regarding McClain &Greenwood …. cut, baybee, CUT!!! 😀

  33. djmitcho July 25, 2009 7:10 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good Saturday.
    Happy Birthday to Jodie, Tyler, and Hurley

  34. C rM July 25, 2009 7:11 am

    good morning tsaikos.

    puzzle of the day.

    if you here can you explain the above link.

    back to work.

  35. Hoohiki July 25, 2009 7:15 am

    Kaluka Maiava got his contract signed, sealed and delivered already with the team. For less money? What’s the deal (or no deal) with Veikune? Wants more money?

    Good luck to the Centra Maui Little League All-stars for making it to the championship game! One more win and California here we come!

  36. Hoohiki July 25, 2009 7:18 am

    REV #35: Congratulations to the Central Maui Little League All-Stars….Good luck against Waipio or Aiea!

  37. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 25, 2009 7:25 am

    Will any of the resident techheads be at the TechHui conference at UH today?

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 7:35 am

    Good Morning Gangezz! 🙂

    Had to make sure I woke up early to come watch the Saturday morning “Brew Show” complete fabulous graphics and scintillating commentary.

    Good morning to you and how do you do Mr. Brew?

    Happy Birthday to Jodie and the rest of the born-this-day gang!

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 7:36 am

    I meant to say “Gangeez!”

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 7:37 am

    Here’s wishing the best to Veikune!

  41. d1島 July 25, 2009 8:00 am

    Be forewarned!

    The one thing I try to emphasize is civility toward others ESPECIALLY on days I give birthday shoutouts to family members. There was one who went off on my daughter’s birthday, and that’s just not cool.

  42. SailorBlue July 25, 2009 8:01 am

    Kekoa (and all the other Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes),

    Thanks for all well wishes. I think that all the positives wishes have helped. I am speeding along towards recovery. That Navy SEAL with his rusty knife rooting around in my guts for 2 hours sure took more out of me that I had expected. But all is well and I’m on the mend. I’ll be seeing everybody soon (just wish the first game would get here soon….).

    Mahalo, SB

  43. d1島 July 25, 2009 8:03 am


    No competition. Just wishing a “good” morning seems so…. 😉

  44. d1島 July 25, 2009 8:05 am

    Sailor Blue,

    Good to read that you’re doing well.
    Take care.

  45. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:05 am

    SailorBlue – You need less “blue” and more “sailing”. HUGE wishes for your full and speed recovery! 😆

  46. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:08 am

    d1島…d1島…d1島d1島….(((d1島!!!))) Howzit! 😆

  47. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:09 am

    DPK – aka da Punchbowl “KING” 😀

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 8:18 am

    Awwww garsh, Brew, truly I am not worthy… 😳

  49. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:19 am

    Question: Come-on now… do we really need more “box” drug stores instead of long-time kama’aina grocery stores? 🙄 Just wondering…. Oh my tie-in to sports? – the Mo’ili’ili Star Market is(was?) a convenient stop before/after going to UH games…. 😯

  50. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:20 am

    Heheheh… “king” as in the Burger King character….. 🙄 😆 😆

  51. d1島 July 25, 2009 8:28 am


    Hmmm…stop at Star Market on the way to/from Hon. Stadium from/to Kuhio Grill perhaps?

  52. Kekoa July 25, 2009 8:29 am

    Shoots!…I got the Blue Flu again!

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 8:32 am


    Reading the news these days is really turning into an exercise in head shaking. I have read this morning about the Star closings/sale and the possible closure of the state film commission’s office and I ask myself, how bad is it going to get? The closure of the film commission would be devastating. These are troubling times indeed.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 8:33 am

    Happy Anniversary to the blog host and the blog first lady!

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 8:43 am

    Okay, we appear to have some of the deepest thinkers in the world here this morning, (i.e. Brew, d1 and Kekoa) so I am going to ask the question:

    Why don’t we legalize, regulate and tax the hell out of gambling to help us through these bad economic times?

    I personally see pros and cons regarding the issue, but what do you guys think?

  56. Piper's Son July 25, 2009 8:45 am

    Happy Anniversary ST & Wena!

    Sailor Blue – smooth sailing!

    Good morning Hawaii!

    Ariel Chun and her company spent a lot of $$$ and gave the players a memento that will last when the leis and accolades fade. Thank you for your support of UH athletics.

  57. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:49 am

    …don’t bet on it…. 😯

  58. SteveM July 25, 2009 9:00 am

    Good morning everyone!


    SailorBlue — Best wishes and get out of sickbay soon!

  59. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:01 am

    Deep thinker? Me?
    Only because most thoughts never make their way out! 😆

    I’m with brew…bet the under!

  60. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:02 am

    Eh…. who is DPK-ette, bullette, pridette, … 😯 🙄 😆

  61. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 9:03 am

    You guys think its a bad idea?

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 9:03 am

    Get better soon Sailor Blue. Prayers for you!

  63. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:05 am

    Not a bad idea… but it will never get the consensus support needed to pass…. IMHO 🙄

  64. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:07 am

    L U K E….. Happy Birthday!!! 😀

  65. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:08 am


    You never mention “Forg” 🙂

  66. SteveM July 25, 2009 9:10 am

    Kekoa — I’m as fine as usual, thank you. Doctor appointment was my normal quarterly checkup and scolding–but was mitigated by this persistent flu. Usual stuff about high A1C, cholestoral, less starch, less goodies, exercise, etc. Pending the flu, I should be good to go for the Wednesday Cattle Call 🙄

  67. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:11 am


    Too much studies that show the negative effects on the lower income folks.

    Get plenny horror stories about gambling addictions to lottery and video gambling.

  68. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:11 am

    What is “Forg”? My sicko mind wonders….. 🙄

  69. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:12 am



  70. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:13 am

    pah-tum-pum, tish!

  71. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:15 am

    Forg-you… d1島!!! 😆

  72. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:16 am

    btw, really good life planning there Stephen.

    Get all the B-days, ann’ys and such outta the way before Fall Camp starts…

    …smaht da buggah!

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 9:16 am

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Okay, back to the writing…

  74. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:17 am


    I won’t Forg-ette dat! 😛

  75. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:17 am

    Since the boss-man is about to restart his road-travels, anybody know if he ever got a GPS? 😯

  76. d1島 July 25, 2009 9:19 am

    The dirty dogs beckon!

    have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Less than 6 weeks until FOOTBALL!

  77. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:22 am

    Okay, this hurts to say this… especially now… but I gotta agree with d1島…. 🙄

    B-days, and ann’ys,
    All occurring in July
    for Family Tsai


  78. Stretch July 25, 2009 9:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos

    Happy Birthday to Jodie!!
    Happy Birthday to Tyler!!
    Happy Birthday to Hurley!!

    Happy Anniversary to Wena & ST!!

    Congratulations to Ariel on her retirement. Thank you for everything you and UH FCU have done for the UH Athletics program.

  79. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:38 am

    Pssssst… bruddah Mike’s b-day is Wed…. 😀

  80. Stretch July 25, 2009 9:39 am

    d1 & brew – IF the birthdays are all in July, when did the magic happen?? DURING football season?? Is ST home long enough during the season to make the magic happen?? I guess it didn’t take that long. hahahaha

    okay, I am sorry, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

  81. Jason July 25, 2009 9:53 am

    C rM: I love it when you find these things! Although this one is a really simple one. 😛


  82. Jason July 25, 2009 9:53 am

    Happy birthday to Jodie, and happy anniversary to Stephen and Wena! (And happy blog anniversary!)

  83. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 9:55 am

    I’m not an economist, but is there a point when cutting salaries isn’t good overall?
    I thought what made an economy strong was its constant activity.
    If you cut salaries, people spend less, and the inactivity worsens the overall economy, right?

  84. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 9:56 am

    Stretch – Do the math brah… +9-months…. oh yeah, no mo little “stretches” running around….. 😆 😈 😆

    BTW – Got byes, and most UH football seasons ended in early December…. 🙄 😆 😀

  85. Committed Road Warrior July 25, 2009 9:59 am

    DPK #56:

    I think such an initiative would be met with fierce resistance by the Boyd Gaming Group as well as the rest of the Vegas gaming industry.

    While I can also see the pros and cons in doing such a thing, I can also envision a multitude of angles the Vegas gaming industry can take into trying to convince the people and legislators that legalizing could be detrimental to the State. Some of those angles/talking points are rather contradictory to Vegas’s cause, but are notable nonetheless.

    In the end, I echo brew808 and d1’s sentiments. “Don’t bet on it.”

  86. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 10:00 am

    Good Saturday morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes!

    Have a marvelous celebration day, Tsai family!

    Happy Birthday ST’s daughter, Jodie!

    Happy Anniversay to blog mom and dad, Wena and ST!

    Happy Birthdays to Hurley and Tyler!

  87. Committed Road Warrior July 25, 2009 10:01 am


    Happy Birthday to all the men and women out there!

    Happy Anniversary to ST and Wena!

  88. Kekoa July 25, 2009 10:03 am

    Stretch ~ You are walking the thin SMU line. Don’t ‘Stretch’ your luck, gambling is not legal yet in Hawaii. DPK – take note.

  89. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 10:03 am

    Alrightee! The A’s beat the Yankees 6-4. That’s about their quota for the week… maybe two W’s a week… max. Real test of fan loyalty…. again. 🙄 😀

    Hiya UHfan808!!! 😀

  90. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 10:12 am

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Okay… just practicing…. 😆

  91. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 10:13 am

    So, recruiting experts, what’s the background on Isaiah Lavea?

  92. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 10:16 am

    Hey ST – got GPS? 🙄

  93. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:21 am

    No need. Got “Ferd”!

  94. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 10:25 am

    I think instead of a pay cut, which is permanent, the workers could agree to defer a percentage — 5? 10? — of their pay at no interest until the economy strengthens.
    Or how about the union lend money — again at no or low interest — to the state to assist through this downturn?

  95. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:27 am

    Victorino scores!
    Phillies go up on the Cards in the 1st.

  96. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 10:27 am

    I’m loving the graphics, Brew808!


  97. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:29 am

    I doubt that the Gov would be able to authorize that kind of debt w/out Leg approval.

  98. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 10:29 am

    Is GPS legal in Hawaii now?
    I thought we couldn’t have hand-held devices.

  99. A-House July 25, 2009 10:32 am

    Happy Birfday to our neighbor, Jodie T.

    Happy anniversary to our neighbors.

    Happy birfday to Tyler & Hurley.

  100. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 10:32 am

    Ariel Chun,
    Thank you for your warm commitment to our student athletes.

    Many well wishes and good luck to you.

    Have a fun retirement!

    Btw, I would have liked to hear what you were saying! 🙂

  101. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:33 am

    No can hold hand-held devices (while the engine is running).

    …but I defer to C rM on that.

  102. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:35 am

    Btw, I would have liked to hear what you were saying!

    then you shoulda been a UHAthlete-ette!

  103. duffer July 25, 2009 10:36 am

    I would imagine it’s easier to get back the three days of furlough than it is reclaiming whatever percent pay cut in later years. But hey what do I know, I’m just another State worker!


  104. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:37 am

    I sense someone from the Garden Isle will be here soon!

  105. d1島 July 25, 2009 10:37 am

    Howzit duffer!

  106. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 10:39 am

    Mebbe you should take a rest from farm town, you bugga!

    Plant sumting three or four days then just rest already!!!

    lol lol


  107. duffer July 25, 2009 10:46 am

    Hey d1!

    UHfan808 long time no hear. Nobody text me anymore….

  108. madeinhawaii July 25, 2009 10:48 am


    Uh… so how do you answer your device if you can’t access it (hold it) in your and? Cause that would be breaking the law.

  109. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 10:50 am

    d1, Instead I chose to be a band-ette. 🙁

  110. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 10:52 am

    Hey duffer!
    I’d text you but I no mo your phone numba. 🙁

    I’ll be sure to pass the word along!? 🙂

  111. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 10:56 am

    I thought she said band “elite.”

    Hey, UHfan808, I’m glad you chose not to test-drive a Honda.

  112. SteveM July 25, 2009 10:59 am

    UHfan808 — 🙂 Almost pepper time…

    …but am geared to help new people this weekend* if they want to join the menagerie… 😆

    * since I’m home sick

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 11:00 am

    Word on the street is Idaho defensive tackle Isaiah Lavea, a Kemahema Schools graduate, is back in the islands.
    For good?
    Lavea is 6 feet 2 and 298. He sure would fit into the Warriors’ 2010 rotation.


    Where is this Kemahema Schools at Mr. Tsai?

  114. lava July 25, 2009 11:00 am

    Lavea is a playa. I tried.

  115. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 11:02 am

    ST, nope, I only like the Lexus.

  116. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 11:03 am

    SteveM, Sounds Tsaiko!

  117. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 11:04 am

    I think I need to plant a mango farm on FB.

  118. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 11:08 am

    Sowee ST!


    How ’bout a mafia too?

    *sheepish grin*

  119. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 11:09 am


  120. lava July 25, 2009 11:10 am

    Since it is summer break, a lot of the local boys should be home at some point. Lavea is probably just visiting family before camp starts and school resumes. No?

  121. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 11:22 am

    Well, that’s what the economists are saying, that it’ll be bad for the economy.

    Remember when Aloha Airlines employees agreed to a pay cut to help the company? Look where it got them.

    Arbitration for HGEA state, judiciary, and city employees begins in September, and the employer’s books will be opened for review by the union. We’ll really see then what the shortfall looks like.

  122. Ralph July 25, 2009 11:23 am

    Happy Birthday wishes to Jodie, and Hurley and Tyler Too.

    Another Happy Anniversary for the Tsais, Wena and Stephen, enjoy all of your good fortunes-kids, soon to be grandkid, health, friends and tsaikos and too many more to name.

  123. SteveM July 25, 2009 11:25 am

    OK, ST — I sent you a mango tree… 😛

  124. UHfan808 July 25, 2009 11:30 am

    Okay SteveM, I’ll send him a mango tree later on too.

  125. Ralph July 25, 2009 11:31 am

    payroll and benefits are a big bite in the budget, question is, will layoffs benefit the entire state-leaner and more efficient or will services drop and the economy erode further south. Seniority doesn’t mean keeping the best, most productive worker, the union wants loyalty of long term dues paying members on the work line. Maybe Gonzu can help by passing out some of his cabbages, he claims it helps the brain and a whole lot of other things.

  126. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 25, 2009 11:32 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka- again!

    Brew must be on vacation…
    oh, HI Brew!
    You stay hea or dea?

    Economic comment:
    State of Hawaii decision makers: Why don’t you repeal the mandatory expensive ethanol requirement? Nobody is manufacturing it locally and I can’t keep a 2 cycle enging working around the place!

    So what- Did ANYONE cough*Kazz*cough show up at Ching/Cook Field in costume this morning?


  127. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 25, 2009 11:34 am


    Hey, wasn’t yesterday also the BLOG ANNIVERSARY????

  128. Mike July 25, 2009 11:47 am

    Congrats to UH assistant band director Gwen Nakamura:


  129. SteveM July 25, 2009 11:49 am

    LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:
    July 25th, 2009 at 11:34 am
    Hey, wasn’t yesterday also the BLOG ANNIVERSARY????

    Yes, that was publish date. July 24, 2006 is the posted date and generally accepted as “official”. I think ST has a slight variation in the background story.

  130. Diogenes Sinope July 25, 2009 11:54 am


    Is GPS legal in Hawaii now?
    I thought we couldn’t have hand-held devices.

    Lot of GPS’ are part of the car like a car radio/cd/cassette.

    If you are talking about handheld GPS, one would think that they are covered by the law prohibiting them.

    As most, if not all, GPS’ that are portable or hand-held, don’t forget that you can put them on your console and let the built-in voice guide you. You don’t see the device but you can hear it.

    Incidentally, did you see that the studies seem to indicate that it is safer to drive drunk than to be using a cell phone in your car?

  131. al July 25, 2009 11:57 am

    happy birthday jodie!
    happy anniversary wena and stephen!


    are all of the tsai kids born in july?

  132. d1島 July 25, 2009 12:02 pm


    Get lots of those earpieces been sold recently.
    I recently figured out how to get mine to dial out for me, too. 🙂

  133. al July 25, 2009 12:08 pm

    from the vandal loi press guide 2008.

    Isaiah Lavea
    Defensive tackle, 6-2, 285
    Kamehameha High School, Honolulu, Hawai`i
    Played in East-West all-star game … second-team all-Interscholastic League defensive lineman … two-year starter … said head coach
    David Stant, “He’s big and strong. He’s really physical. He’s very quiet; a gentle giant.” … said position coach Kanani Sousa, “Isaiah
    is a very, very naturally strong athlete. He possesses a lot of natural strength. He’s has very good size. He’s smart and he works at
    all the things that he has to to be successful. He has a great work ethic and he’s a student of the game. He’s a great citizen and has
    great character. He’s a quite humble young man.” … also competes in track and field.

    he redshirted his first year, last year. does he still sit out this year?

  134. BG July 25, 2009 12:26 pm

    Wow! Afternoon already! Howzit everybody…

    DPK how about keeping gambling off shore like cruise ship with a shuttle ship going back and forth. That’s one way to keep tighter scrutiny on participants. Invite the Boyd group to bid on the contract since they run a couple of gambling “boats”…that might make them more amenable. Oh, and put in a clause that a small percentage will go directly to UH sports!

  135. Dennis Halloran July 25, 2009 12:28 pm

    Where did Gabe Tuata land after Pasadena CC and Mt Sac JC?

  136. Garret July 25, 2009 12:29 pm

    Kaluka Maiava got his contract signed, sealed and delivered already with the team. For less money? What’s the deal (or no deal) with Veikune? Wants more money?


    The contract delay is NOT the fault of David Veikune or his agent! lava summarized the situation well, Dawn Aponte is *not* getting her job done. She is in her first year with an NFL team and they put her in charge of negotiating contract, and she has been extremely slow about going about it.

    If it was *just* Veikune without a contract, maybe you could think that the blame was with him or his agent. However, Cleveland drafted 3 players in the second round and NONE of them have contracts! Even worse, none of them apparently have even gotten a contract offer from Cleveland! Veikune hasn’t rejected any offers from Cleveland…they haven’t made him an offer yet!

    Cleveland had their rookie orientation yesterday. As of last night none of their 3 second round picks had contract offers…they cannot agree to a contract if Cleveland’s contracts person isn’t talking to them!

  137. BG July 25, 2009 12:31 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JODIE You young ladies were such a huge help at the blog celebration last year!!!

  138. Garret July 25, 2009 12:38 pm

    Interesting chart put together by Phil Steele that tries to quantify the experience that each college football team has on their roster. It takes into account the number of Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, the number of Senior starters, the rest of the seniors in the 2-deep chart, the % of returning offensive yards, the % of total tackles (as a measure of the defense’s experience), and the career starts returning for the OL (a key measure for any team prediction in my opinion). This is a nice way to try to compare the experience of each team in an unbiased way. It isn’t perfect, no stat like this could be, but it is a nice way to compare teams.

    With the huge turnover in defense this year, I thought that UH would be really low, so UH’s #82 experience ranking doesn’t surprise me. I actually thought it would be lower. Wisconsin is even lower on the experience rankings, #91. NMSU is #115, not surprising after their coaching change and roster turnover.

    La Tech has the 8th most experienced team, another way to say they have almost all of their key people back from their bowl-winning season. SJSU is #16 on the experience rankings which means that Coach Tomey has an experienced team to lead this year. Utah State is at #19 and Washington State is at #23…Washington State’s experience rating surprised me because I thought they had a huge roster turnover.

  139. wafan July 25, 2009 12:39 pm

    Happy birthday and anniversary to the Tsai’s!

    Or is that Tsae, or Tsais, or Tsaises, or Tsaii?

  140. Garret July 25, 2009 12:43 pm

    This comment was sent to my blog, but it might be more helpful to if it was posted here.

    Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with Jesse Sapolu? My son-in-law was a star football player in American Samoa and was offered scholarships by many major universities, including Penn State, Utah, Hawaii, Arizona, Washington, and many others. He played two years at Utah for Urban Meyer and was the cream of Meyer’s 2004 recruiting crop. He transferred to a 1AA school for family reasons, which had a very negative impact on his HFL draft stock. He has tried out for the Redskins, who really liked him, but were full on the offensive line. I am hoping Jesse can help my son-in-law get a tryout on the West Coast, where he will be in August. Please let me know as soon as you can. I can be reached at tblas10734 (at) aol.com. Mahalo

  141. d1島 July 25, 2009 12:59 pm

    bbl…got an appointment with a wizard!

  142. al July 25, 2009 1:07 pm

    pride. and jesse are very good friends.

  143. al July 25, 2009 1:10 pm

    d1….sam’s club sold out last week and maui verizonwireless as well.

  144. wafan July 25, 2009 1:16 pm

    The Potter movie is a good one!

  145. lava July 25, 2009 1:53 pm

    Post 139 is interesting re turnover rates. I’m curious about Boise State’s turnover, although BSU’s system has certain plays for certain players, so it is easier for them to adjust on offense by calling more plays designed for returnees.

    Re BSU, I’m surprised the NCAA looks the other way on the blue field – blue jersey thing. That reeks to me. I suspect a Herman Frazier type is behind it all.

  146. C rM July 25, 2009 2:10 pm

    By law cannot hold.
    You can hold but no get caught.
    Ha ha ha.

  147. nobada yu July 25, 2009 3:14 pm

    da herminator got the uhad job because he was supposed to be a fun razor guru…somebody needs to kick his temple and paint his glasses.

  148. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 3:21 pm

    I was trying to be sly, but I heard Lavea is home … for good.
    The big question is whether he has to sit out one or two years. I’m not sure what the WAC rule is regarding intraleague transfers.

  149. al July 25, 2009 3:48 pm

    you are sly.
    but you didn’t fool me on that one.
    i thought the wac had but a one year rule, which would give him three to play at home.
    hmmmm. he and former teammate meatoga might make for tough tackle tandem.
    meatoga, i think may be headed for the nfl in a few years.

  150. Pride. July 25, 2009 3:53 pm


    Terrence Apted from James Madison, Free Agent contract with the Redskins. Rated as the 103rd OG in the 2009 draft probably could have done better with a faster 40. Ran 5.64 at his pro day.

    Should probably talk to Leo Goeas intead of Jesse Sapolu. That’s Leo’s line of work. You can probably google Leo or call his brother Larry.

  151. letsgowarriors July 25, 2009 3:57 pm

    doesnt lavea have to sit out 2 years, so he wont be eligible till 2011….hes better off going to a JC for a year, then transferring to UH.

  152. al July 25, 2009 4:09 pm

    is there a two year sit rule in the wac?

  153. al July 25, 2009 4:09 pm

    hi pride. nice article across the hallway.

  154. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 4:12 pm

    Yep al, I saw that one too.

  155. al July 25, 2009 4:13 pm

    st….the mets won!
    but, shef is on the shelf.

  156. al July 25, 2009 4:13 pm

    dpk….sssshhhh. else ways we’ll get smu’d.

  157. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:16 pm

    ♪ ♫ ♪ ST – Mista Tsai. 🙄
    😯 8) Sometimes, he like be sly – ♪ ♫ ♪
    ♪ ♫ ♪ But without da tequila –
    8) 😈 …no way can he lie…
    😆 ♪ ♫ ♪

  158. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:19 pm

    ♫ ♪ ♫ STMista Tsai. 🙄 8)
    😯 8) Sometimes, he like be sly – ♪ ♫ ♪
    ♫ ♪ ♫ But without da tequila –
    8) 😈 …no way can he lie…
    😆 ♪ ♫ ♪

  159. Garret July 25, 2009 4:28 pm

    The rule for transferring from a WAC school to another WAC school is two years of sitting out. This applies to football and basketball–the other sports only require 1 year.

  160. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:28 pm

    Okay, okay… it would seem better if you imagine lefty rapping… and addahknowjoe bopping out the beat…. 😆

    and if everyone had a shot or two or three…. 😯 😆 🙄

  161. Ralph July 25, 2009 4:28 pm

    must be a non work day, brew has been around all day composing his jingles but no haiku, and not even a hello.. Hello Brew…

  162. Garret July 25, 2009 4:29 pm


    Thank you for the information–I’ll see what I can do to pass the information along.

  163. letsgowarriors July 25, 2009 4:31 pm

    there might be a loophole if he was there for only 1 semester and not on scholarship…but im not 100% sure.

  164. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:32 pm

    I pick on Ralph, and he says nothing….
    I don’t bother to mention him…. and he get’s huffy! Sheeesssshhh….

  165. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:33 pm

    me… I’m hoping for a loophole…. hope, hope, hope… 😀

  166. Garret July 25, 2009 4:35 pm

    Looks like the Rangers have a swine flu problem, the first team I’ve read being hit this hard. The swine flu is expected to come back in force in the Fall for the flu season…right in time for football. If one player gets it, it could easily spread through a locker room…

    Texas Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla tested positive for swine flu, though his symptoms are subsiding and he’s expected to make his next start.

    Padilla was scratched from his start Wednesday against Boston due to flulike symptoms, and lab reports Friday indicated he had H1N1 influenza A. He is thought to be the first athlete in U.S. major pro sports to be diagnosed with swine flu.

    Several Rangers players have been hit with the flu this week, including Eddie Guardado, Omar Vizquel and David Murphy. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was scratched from Friday night’s game against Kansas City due to the flu.

    The team held a meeting Wednesday advising everyone to take necessary hygiene precautions, and the Rangers’ flight to Kansas City was delayed until Friday morning in order to provide additional recovery time. Cultures have been sent away to determine if any other players have swine flu.

    “Without speculating, I think it is reasonable to expect that we may find some of our other guys have it,” Levine said. “We’ve been medicating our players. We would use the same medication and the same kind program to rehabilitate them and they’ve all shown improvement. Those are the positive signs.”

    The news about Padilla’s illness came on the same day that the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A team postponed a trip to Utah because of a flu outbreak that has affected seven players.

  167. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:35 pm

    …and actually I am working… I have three computers on right now…. tomorrow too… some peeps are just stoopid….(me) 🙄

  168. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:37 pm

    …hammering in the dark…. wow – plenty of room for gutter metaphors…. 😯

  169. Garret July 25, 2009 4:37 pm


    You are correct according to the Pac-10’s compliance document. This is what it says about exceptions to the WAC’s intraconference transfer rule:

    Transfer who attended the first institution for only 1 term and did not receive athletically related aid

  170. letsgowarriors July 25, 2009 4:38 pm

    i have no idea how manupuna and lavea will do at the D1 level, but i hope masch and hafoka make a t smooth transition from JC to D1. if they pan out, i have confidence in our 2010 DL w/ those 2, Tuipulotu, Meatoga and Correa.

  171. Garret July 25, 2009 4:38 pm


    However, if he is just coming back to Hawaii now that could mean that he was at Idaho for 2 semesters…so the exception wouldn’t apply to him.

  172. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:41 pm

    Any kind of depth helps with any injuries, and with reps on the practice field (not just for the starters)…. IMHO 😐

  173. al July 25, 2009 4:41 pm

    he was a scholarship student/athlete in fall 2008 and was redshirted that semester. not sure if he went to the second semester.

  174. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:44 pm

    Would the WAC rules even if the player went to a non-football college for a year, then transferred to UH? 🙄

  175. al July 25, 2009 4:44 pm

    i wonder if redshirting would exclude him from the 2 yr rule?

  176. letsgowarriors July 25, 2009 4:45 pm

    if he goes to a JC, he can transfer back to UH after a year since he was a qualifier out of high school. then he’ll have 3 to play 3.

  177. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:46 pm

    Oh no, I’m starting to think like al….. 😆

  178. al July 25, 2009 4:46 pm

    i personally don’t like the two year rule. especially since you only have one chance to play college ball.

    the naia for example allows you to partic

  179. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:47 pm

    ….and letsgowarriors…. 😀

  180. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 4:49 pm

    We need another compliance officer just to help answer all the Tsaiko’s questions. PLUS – the student-athletes need/deserve better support. IMHO 😈 😀

  181. Ralph July 25, 2009 5:11 pm

    rather than debate his eligibility issue, why not call Tsai and ask him to call Lavea..how simple… 🙂

  182. Hoohiki July 25, 2009 5:34 pm

    Garret, thanks for the info on #137. I guess my question is why did Kaluka get a contract proposal before any of the other higher round draftees? Talk about disorganization. Why would the Browns give this crucial duty to an untested person? She could potentially lose football players for the team. You would think they thought of this with all the money involved.

  183. al July 25, 2009 5:50 pm

    …participate for four years regardless of when the fours years occur. this year, five years from now, 18 years from now, etc, etc.

  184. al July 25, 2009 5:51 pm

    ummm. ralph. st did mention that he was unawares of the wac rules.

  185. al July 25, 2009 5:53 pm

    oh brew-hahaha.

  186. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 6:07 pm

    Re: Browns.
    Sounds like she’s a cap-ologist.
    The J-E-T-S had one of those. And then the GM became their bean counter.
    Trouble with bean counters is they’re not football people. She might get the Browns the best deal, but it could be a while. I think it’s more important to get guys in camp rather than to save a few thousand here and there.

  187. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 6:23 pm

    Hmmmmm…. J-E-T-S you say…. 😯 🙄 😈

    Dawn Aponte: 🙄

    …worked for the NFL Management Council and, before that, the New York Jets.

    In a statement, General Manager George Kokinis said: “Dawn is an extremely bright executive. She has expertise in many different facets of the NFL, including contract negotiations, salary-cap management, and league labor relations.

    “Her unique and valuable experience will be an asset to our front office.”

    Aponte spent the past three years in the NFL Management Council office as vice president of labor finance. Before that, she worked for the Jets for nearly 15 years, most recently as the club’s senior director of football administration.

    J-E-T-S… Jets, Jets, Jest… 😆

  188. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 6:25 pm

    Hey…. you guys ever notice that there’s a little al in Ralph?!! 😯 🙄 😆

  189. PowderPuff July 25, 2009 6:36 pm

    Happy Saturday evening, Tsaikos. Happiest birthday wishes to Jodie, Hurley and Tyler on their special days. And congratulations on Wena and ST on their anniversary!

    Thank you, Ariel, for the support you’ve provided to the UHAD and its student-athletes.

    Hope the Browns and their bright executive will make an offer to Veikune soon.

    SailorBlue, Kekoa and Slugger…hope you feel better soon!

  190. Garret July 25, 2009 7:00 pm


    I agree with your points in #183. I don’t understand why Cleveland wouldn’t even start negotiations with their second round picks until *after* the rookie reporting date had passed. It seems that she is forcing them to become holdouts or to be late to camp because she is so slow.

  191. Garret July 25, 2009 7:03 pm


    I hadn’t looked into Dawn’s background and hadn’t realized she had been with the Jets. It would be interesting if she was the cap-ologist with the Jets when they had a lot of late signings of draft picks. But instead of just recommending things to the GM, now Dawn is in charge of negotiating the contracts directly…and she reportedly wasn’t even answering the calls from the agents of their second round picks.

  192. Garret July 25, 2009 7:15 pm

    Fox Sports ranked Miami’s passing attack #29 in the NFL. Fox also seems to completely ignore and disregard Bess.

    The blurb on Miami begins “Somewhere, Mark Clayton and Mark Duper have to be shaking their heads.” It concludes that Ted Ginn Jr. has to have a breakout year for the Dolphins passing game to pose any threat.

    No mention is made of Greg Camarillo or rookies Patrick Turner or Brian Hartline, all of whom could play a significant role in upgrading the attack.

  193. Garret July 25, 2009 7:17 pm

    Jevan Snead was the freshman QB who lost the battle against the freshman Colt McCoy to take over the Texas QB job. He transferred out and now he might be battling Colt McCoy for the Heisman Trophy this year.

    According to last week’s story in the Austin American-Statesman, former Stephenville High and Texas quarterback Jevan Snead, now at Ole Miss, has received some newspapers’ support for the Heisman Trophy.

    Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, Texas’ Colt McCoy and OU’s Sam Bradford were the finalists last year, with Bradford winning the Heisman. It was won the year before by Tebow. All three quarterbacks are back this year.

    Yet, when the Southeaster Conference’s preseason team recently was released, Tebow was picked at quarterback. But he was not a unanimous selection … someone left him off his ballot.

    The story went on to say that Snead was the only other quarterback who could be considered All-SEC, but his coach, Houston Nutt, was not allowed to vote on his player.

  194. Garret July 25, 2009 7:22 pm

    Just in case people do not follow UH Athletics on twitter, this was posted today.

    Around a dozen groups proclaimed themselves Warriors at today’s commercial shoot.

  195. Garret July 25, 2009 7:23 pm

    Note about how Cleveland has needs at LB mentions Veikune as a potential solution to their needs.

    Which brings me back to the linebackers, where they don’t have a star such as Rogers as an anchor. The Browns believe inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has Pro Bowl potential, but he’s not arrived yet. Barton is solid with 101 starts in 11 seasons. Since 2001, he played all 16 games every year except 2005, when injuries limited him to four games. Leon Williams is an inside linebacker, but he doesn’t seem to be starter material. It appears Beau Bell is more of a special teams guy. Maybe that’s why the Browns have looked at rookie David Veikune. While he is supposed to be an outside linebacker, the Browns also have played him inside — perhaps a hint they are looking for depth behind Jackson and Barton.

  196. Garret July 25, 2009 7:23 pm

    The linebackers worry me because they are so important in the 3-4 scheme. If I’m an opposing offensive coordinator, I respect several of these guys but I don’t fear any of them, as I would Rogers on the line. That will be one of Ryan’s biggest chores — developing Hall, Wimbley, Veikune or someone on the outside into a star and a pass rusher worth worrying about.

  197. Kekoa July 25, 2009 7:45 pm

    Powder Puff ~ I’m as fine as frog hair girl! I no longer see dead people, nor do I talk to myself. Still taking care of my very fragile Papa.

    SailorBlue is home recovering from his surgical procedure (What did you do to his boat when you landed on it?).

    Slugger had violated the international peace accord we had with the Pacific Slug population. As a result, they imposed a secret strain of slug virus on her.

    Did you play golf today?

  198. Slugger July 25, 2009 8:18 pm

    It’s slug bachi. This virus kept me out of the garden for two days; couldn’t destroy slugs.

    Happy birthday, Jodie Tsai!

    Happy birthday to Hurley & Tyler, too.

    Happy anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Tsai!

    Mahalo to Ariel Chun for providing the support for UH athletes.

    Back to being sick on the couch. Esme & out…

  199. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:19 pm


  200. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2009 8:21 pm


    Have you been to the Docs? I’d hate to think you might have a case of RLW virus from them slugs. Take care of yaself. We need ya!

  201. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:24 pm

    Slugger – Didn’t you have a recent guest from Kauai? Maybe that’s the source…. 😯 😀

  202. al July 25, 2009 8:36 pm

    what up brewski?
    you been on this blog since 5:11 am.

  203. Bulla July 25, 2009 8:39 pm

    hey al,

    how you doing?

  204. Bulla July 25, 2009 8:39 pm

    busy day on the blog? haha, economic strategic plan being designed by DPK? time for some fresh ideas…..

  205. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:48 pm

    Hey…. you guys ever notice that there’s a little (backwards) al in Bulla?!! Heheheh…. 😯 🙄 😆

  206. Cindy C July 25, 2009 8:53 pm

    Good evening, all!

    Happy Birthday to Jodie, and Happy Birthday to Hurley and Tyler!
    Happy Anniversary to Steve and Wena!

    Slugger and those who are still under the weather, feel better soon!

  207. βρεω808 July 25, 2009 8:55 pm

    I guess that means … if you give al too much bull… you’ll have to deal with the Sheriff Bulla! 🙄 😯 😀

  208. Ralph July 25, 2009 9:31 pm

    I just checked the UH website: fb and wvb renewals notices, nothing else, why nothing else..mvb, wbb and mbb needs revenue and better attendance, JD needs to be proactive and start selling tickets sooner than later. checked media online, wbb, old stuff, got e bolla as coach and my browser freezes trying to log off the pfd file.

  209. Garret July 25, 2009 9:33 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Interesting that this study found that women were 10% more accurate than men at hammering a nail when the lights were on, but men were 25% more accurate than women at hammering in the dark.

  210. Garret July 25, 2009 9:34 pm

    The US has a shortage of primary care physicians, a problem that will get even bigger as current physicians age…since 1997 US medical school graduates in family medicine and general internal medicine have fallen by nearly 50%. The growing shortage of pediatricians can be attributed to salaries–pediatricians make $171k and orthopedic surgeons make $480k!

  211. Garret July 25, 2009 9:34 pm

    Concern over the acute liver failure due to acetaminophen and the 100 deaths per year from people taking it has resulted in an FDA panel recommending greater regulation of the most commonly used painkiller in the country. This affects a variety of popular over-the-counter products including Extra Strength Tylenol and other Tylenol products.

  212. Garret July 25, 2009 9:34 pm

    Archaeologists discovered pieces of flutes carved from bone and ivory at least 35,000 years ago!

  213. Garret July 25, 2009 9:35 pm

    Loan company in Latvia is having customers sign a contract pledging their immortal soul as collateral!

  214. Garret July 25, 2009 9:35 pm

    Free play links pau.

  215. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2009 9:44 pm

    Veikune signs. New post is up.

  216. bighilofan2 July 26, 2009 10:46 pm

    ruff ruff

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