Wordless Wednesday – BASE Jumping Hawaii “Best Video of the Year”

Some folks say I’m crazy for some of the things that I do here in Hawaii…. check out what a few of my friends have done!

This definitely goes down in my category for “Best Video of the Year” Award!

This is the first time I’ve seen this footage and it goes on my nomination list for the coolest video of the year!


3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Kohala Side of the Big Island

Magnitude 3.8
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 04:40:27 UTC
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 06:40:27 PM at epicenter
Location 20.037°N, 156.022°W
Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)
  • 20 km (12 miles) NW (305°) from Puako, HI
  • 26 km (16 miles) WNW (294°) from Waikoloa Village, HI
  • 30 km (19 miles) SW (221°) from Hawi, HI
  • 35 km (22 miles) N (357°) from Kalaoa, HI
  • 105 km (65 miles) WNW (291°) from Hilo, HI
  • 235 km (146 miles) SE (127°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 1.9 km (1.2 miles); depth +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 60, Dmin=27 km, Rmss=0.11 sec, Gp=248°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID hv60294006

“You Asked For It” 1951 Johnny Ukulele and Parker Ranch

“You Asked For It” was an early “reality” tv show where people would send in requests to see strange things. We posted another clip from it that had a Therimin player on it. In this one a woman from Texas writes in wanting to see one of these Hawaiian cowboys her husband had seen while in the service. This leads to Johnny Ukulele’s spot. He is from a noble Hawaiian family and as a teenager traveled to America to play in a band touring with famed surfer Duke Kahanamoku.


He liked it so much he stayed for thirty years touring the country spreading the sounds of the islands. He spent a lot of the time in the midwest and one of his biggest fans was Al Capones brother Ralph who gave a suite in one of the mobs hotels.

Johnny was also an expert swimmer who competed against Johnny Weismuller and Buster Crabbe and others. He cut one lp on Capitol in the late 50’sit wouldn’t be until 1961 that he would finally return to Hawaii. After returning to the mainland he became a fixture in Vegas until his death in 1971.

Kona Man Arrested for Assaulting Four Men Outside a Bar With the Bone from a Cow

A Kona man has been charged with four counts of assault in connection with an affray outside a bar in Kona.

On Saturday (December 24), Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:33 a.m. report of an affray outside a drinking establishment in the Gold Coast Business Center off Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona.

Gregory Haas allegedly attacked men with cow bone

When officers arrived, patrons were holding 45-year-old Gregory Haas of Kailua-Kona outside the establishment. He had reportedly assaulted four men with what is believed to be the femur bone of a cow.

A 40-year-old Kona man was struck on the head. He was air-lifted to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition. The next day his condition was upgraded to serious but stable.

A 25-year-old Kona man received lacerations to his head. He was treated and released at Kona Community Hospital.

A 65-year-old Kona man received an injury to his right forearm.  A 49-year-old Kona man who had been struck on the back experienced pain. Those two did not  require medical attention.

Haas was treated at Kona Community Hospital for injuries he received during the affray. Upon his release, he was arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

He was charged at 11:30 a.m. Sunday (December 25) with one count of first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree assault. He remained at the cellblock in lieu of $55,000 bail until his initial court appearance Tuesday (Dec. 27).