All the Superbowl Commercials… Just One Place

Mahalo.com has put all the Superbowl Commercials in one nice easy to find place to look at.  Here is the list of commercial from this years Superbowl 2009:

Legislature Gets TV Facilities… Cooking Show on Agenda?

I think it’s pretty cool that Olelo has opened up a place for legislators and their staff to produce videos and use equipment right at the capital building.

From the Senate Majority Caucus Blog:

It’s finally here! After much collaboration and anticipation,`Olelo Community Television unveiled their new video production studio today, Monday February 2, 2009, right here at the Capitol.

Studio@Capitol is a full in-house video production facility complete with video production equipment available for rent, two editing stations, and a DVD duplicating center. It is available to all members of the Hawai`i State Legislature, State Administration and staff to create, shoot and edit their own productions…”

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Now here is what is blowing me away… A senator has already mentioned the following:

…There is great interest and excitement about what this could mean in terms of new ways to reach out to the public and connect with constituents. You can bet each Senator has their own ideas on how to do that. Among them, there has been mention of hosting a cooking show, an end-of-session wrap up, weekly video podcasting, and much more!…

More Here

So I’m throwing around names of cooking shows that could be possible with some of our current Senators and this is what I’ve come up with… Feel free to add your own:

I know I’m missing a few… but I figured too many cooks would spoil the broth.

I just love when our tax money is spent on a good cooking show.

Received an Award the Other Night

Figured I’d let you folks hear about if first HERE (must view till the end or else!)

I’d like to say thanks to John Rabi for  nominating me.

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UPDATED (See Below): Miss Hawaii Contestant Nicole Fox’s Dress Falls Off After Performance at Miss USA Pageant

Tonight at 8PM on TLC Channel 331:

Tune-in SATURDAY JANUARY 24th @ 8pm E/P to watch the 2009 Miss America Pageant LIVE – only on TLC.

I just read the following:

…Miss Hawaii Nicole Fox drew cheers as she performed a traditional Tahitian dance, wearing a huge white feathered headdress and skirt to match. After she exited, part of her skirt remained on the stage

Here is her promo for the pageant:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1btKLKOJFOE&hl=en&fs=1]

The following video is from her crowning of the 2008 Miss Hawaii Contest:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwhAIuFCqeg&hl=en&fs=1]

UPDATE:

Here is the actual performance of the dance. Of course TLC cut’s off the part where she loses her dress:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7RSOHIFcFk&hl=en&fs=1]

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(From the Archive) Keola Beamer on Sesame Street… Oscar the Grouch on Hot Lava

Someone is digging out some old Sesame Street Clips from the past.  I don’t know who it is, but they are a big fan of Sesame Street.

This clip has Keola Beamer playing the nose flute:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhLmDSJpaWY&hl=en&fs=1]

And this clip has Oscar the Grouch complaining as usual… this time about hot lava:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mDRaQ08K0M&hl=en&fs=1]

Today’s KO: The Commercial You Won’t See

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Pahoa Biology Students Create Mitosis Video Influenced by Weird Al Yankovich

I just noticed this youtube clip by a Pahoa High Schools Biology class instructed by Mr. Banta.

Its a cross between weird al and weird science!

I like it guys!

In under 2 minutes, you’ll understand Mitosis! Art by Mr. Banta’s biology classes at Pahoa High in Hawaii.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrpft7nrwAs&hl=en&fs=1]

American Idol Part II: Legislative Aide RJ Hampton Does the Obama Inauguration Rap

Earlier today at the PCMC grand opening, 5th District Councilwoman Emily Naeole’s Legislative aides RJ Hampton and Sativa pulled me aside to let me know that RJ had a little “Gift” if you will. I was a bit hesitant, but with RJ and Sativa you never know what you are going to get. So they pulled me aside and this is what I videotaped:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI6-I7owLf8&hl=en&fs=1]

She’s quite a talented legislative aide I must say. I also joked with them for a moment or two and I had to explain how I found the video with RJ singing to Presidential Candidate Kucinich.

I’m not sure which is better?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIHNiVEm94I&hl=en&fs=1]

Today’s KO

Audio a must:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP0bc89C6Cw&hl=en&fs=1]

Backstage at Tonights Andy Bumatai Show

If you missed tonights Andy Bumatai show, it was one of the better ones that I have seen in a long time.

It featured local news anchors Diane Ako, Ron Mizutani and Dan Meisenzahl.

Bumatai is a big time fan of Twitter. His twitter address is @Andy_Bumatai and he actually answered a few twitter questions on his show tonight. I didn’t send any in… but I sure thought about it.

After the show I twitted him that it was a great show and he replied with a photo album of the show. It’s a great little photo album and it gives you a great insight to the making of the show.

Here is one of my favorite pictures from the album:

Ron Mizutani, Diane Ako, Dan Meisenzahl talk to Andy Bumatai

Ron Mizutani, Diane Ako, Dan Meisenzahl talk to Andy Bumatai

You can check out the Andy Bumatai Show website, but if you want a direct link to tonights pictures, you can view them here.

Andy Bumatai is hilarious and if you haven’t checked out his show, I recommend you do.

Legislative Aide RJ Hampton… The Next American Idol? Singing to US House Rep. Dennis Kucinich… The Video

I was just sent a message from someone giving me a heads up to this video that was posted on youtube on October 1st, 2007.

This is  Councilwoman Naeole’s Legislative Aide RJ Hampton, singing a campaign song to US House Representative Dennis Kucinich.

The words are also very interesting if I can say the least:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIHNiVEm94I&hl=en&fs=1]

(I understand that she was involved in the Kehena rescue… so don’t jump all over me please)

Today’s Other Idiot

I don’t normally follow things like this… but this second idiot today kind of cracks me up and especially the way the report was written.  I’m pretty sure I know this exact location of the pier and I can just picture this happening in my head.

“…Women Survives Crash, Says She Was Sober

A car plunged into Honolulu Harbor early Monday morning near Pier 36……Witnesses told police it looked like a James Bond movie……The woman driving the car was OK and said she was sober. However, she did not explain why she drove into the water…

Full article here

Today’s KO

It’s not really a KO… but USC player Rey Maualuga might be facing a few team penalites for this little gig at the Rose Bowl yesterday:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2eRVomQZO8&hl=en&fs=1]

“Would that be a blog pile?”… by Hunter Bishop

…Would that be a blog pile?..Comment by Hunter Bishop — January 1, 2009 @ 8:41 am

It’s a Blog Pile and the Counties Website is the target.

In another comment at the same post, Bishop playfully mentions the “blog pile” effect. I am beginning to see his point, haha. You’re blogging about Damon, who is blogging about me, etc. Now I’m commenting and completing the circle

Yes… the County Web Site does deserve a blog pile because it does suck that bad.

It’s good to hear that it will be changing soon.

Anyone want to Pile on?

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Hotel Mauna Kea (Parody)

I  found this little clip this morning so I thought I’d post it for  for my friends on top of the mountain!

Gets  “real good” at the 1:22 mark:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPdTlHK1h_0&hl=en&fs=1]

“Experience the plight of astronomers at the 14,000-foot summit of Mauna Kea! Veteran observers John A., Juan D., Kelly F., Ted K., and Tim Livengood took the HIPWAC spectrometer to the IRTF observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii and were inspired to write the lyrics to “Hotel Mauna Kea”. Here, Juan, Kelly and Ted perform the song and all co-investigators star in this above-the-clouds music video. “Hotel Mauna Kea” is a parody of The Eagles’ “Hotel California” by Felder, Henley, and Frey.”

Damon Dollars Now Being Sold… “Pimp My Blog”

If you have been following my blog, you know by now that I’m looking for a job.

I’ve had some good leads and things look to be on the upside.   I recently got fingerprinted by the FBI for a “Subbing” position with the DOE.

I figured I’d try and be creative and give people a chance at their own little piece of advertisement on what I will coin “Damon Dollars”.

Here’s the deal.  You get to write a message on a dollar and then send it to me.  I’ll post it on my website for the world to see your message.

You get your message posted at the top of this site under “DAMON DOLLARS”… I get a “Damon Dollar”!

I can tell you now… I’ll proceeds will go directly into my pocket.  Well then back into the community as I spend them.

So I’m now investing my first one dollar into this:

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And hey… if even if you don’t want to post a message… you can still send a brother a dollar!

Damon Tucker, P.O. Box 1982, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778

P.S. Business cards look good on Lincolns.

No Pain… No Gain! Effing Dentists!

“No Pain… No Gain!”

Why does that have to be so true with so many things in life? Especially when it comes to dental work?

I hate going to see dentists. I’m lucky enough that I’ve always had insurance for my teeth and my teeth have always been fairly decent besides a cavity here or there.

Recently, I was told I was going to have to have periodontal work and get the inside of my gums cleaned near the roots of my teeth.  The procedure has begun… Effing Dentist!  (I like the guy… honestly)

No pain… No Gain! Why is it that your mouth ends up staying “lockjaw” for 24 hours after a simple 45 minute routine?

MUST SEE VIDEO:

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