Charlie Wade

December 29th, 2009

Thanks again to Charlie Wade, who was today's guest on the Warrior Beat Show.

His comments were both interesting and inspiring.

Thanks also to  our readers for asking very good questions.

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Happy birthday to former UH cornerback Jameel Dowling, and to Michael Carter, the MVP of the 1992 Holiday Bowl.

238 Responses to “Charlie Wade”

  1. myki:

    Good AM Tsaikos 1st?

  2. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  3. bighilofan2:

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    Malcome Lane, belated birthday wishes to you.

  4. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year!:

    Coach Wade- Are we going to see an international look on the team now or in the future? (I LOVED those days!)
    Good luck this season!

  5. bighilofan2:

    Jon Medeiros

    thanks for being a Great Warrior. One a Warrior, always a Warrior.

  6. whitey:

    Good morning Tsaiko. J Medeiros, thanks for being a Warrior.

  7. Bulla:


    long time no read..haha

  8. Bulla:

    good morning to ALL the Tsaikos, you too bhf2, haha

    happy bday to mr. carter....mahalo for the memories.

    good luck to coach wade, as al davis said, 'just win baby, just win.....'

    mahalo jon for having the spirit of a Warrior

  9. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 10!

    Happy belated birthday to Malcolm Lane and Happy Birthday to Jameel and Michael.

    Work now. hiho. whoooooooosh.

  10. lava:

    Michael Carter is a stud. Toughest qb who ever played for UH.

  11. Bulla:


    i agree, he worked the offense well, but man that guy could take a of our best qb's to ever be a Warrior (with the offense they had at that time). as far as toughness, he was the toughest, hands down.

  12. tommui:

    Good morning all.

    If ST has no recruiting news to share, what about Al?

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :)

    Good morning to you, Tom Mui, Esquire. How are you today?

    Yep "Bootsy", as his runnin mate Travis Sims used to call him, was a superb athlete. Great memories of both.

  14. Stephen Tsai:

    Brashton Satele should be able to start processing his appeal next week.
    Why the delay?
    The state imposed (paid) furloughs on state workers through the end of the year. There's nobody available to file his appeal.

  15. NYUH:

    It will be an interesting competition between Lane and Taylor for both WR and KR.

  16. Slugger:

    Happy birthday, Jameel!

    Happy birthday, Michael Carter!

    Aloha Kakahiaka, Tsaikos!

  17. ai-eee-soos:

    re # 14.

    The process should have been started BEFORE the furlough days.

    This way of operating at the last minute must be typical of the way

    the administration works (or doesn't work). JD - are you there ?

    I sure hope for the best (and soon) for Brashton.

  18. duffer (iPhone):

    Paid furlough, that's a nice gig! :-)

    where does one sign up?

  19. Nalani:

    Michael Carter's son's name is Chase, as in Chase Michael Carter. Cute. He's married to kumu hula Maelia Lobenstein. Much aloha to their family.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Howzit Nalani-
    How was you guys' Christmas?

  21. Nalani:

    Hi DPK. Christmas was nice. Needed a break after all our shows. Got all the shopping done and then enjoyed the holidays w the kids.

  22. tommui:

    DPK - when will we have another CC?
    Should I ask you about the book?

  23. J-Dog:

    Michael Carter was from Long Beach Poly HS.

    So was Hercules Satele and George Daily-Lyles. Too bad we just missed out on Tepa and McKay.

    I hope we can keep that pipeline open.

  24. madeinhawaii:

    What kind of skills and qualifications do you need to get a "paid" furlough occupation?

    Problem with Govt. is that they only know how to spend money.. not how to generate it.

  25. protector:

    Question for Coach Wade:

    Will you employ a similar Offense & strategies with the men's team as you did with the Wahine (but with more speed & power)?
    Will you use qualitatively different schemes & offensive sets?

  26. A-House:

    Hi Coach Wade:

    Can't wait to see your 6'9" recruit this season.

    With your 2 very tall recruits for 2010, do you plan to utilize their talents quickly or will they be a short "work-in-progress"?

  27. A-House:

    Hey Techies!

    what's with all these "pop-ups" posted 3 consecutive times within 1 minute?

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    The book is officially a movie project right now. All I can say is that things are going very very well. Thanks for asking.

  29. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    What's with the "Your comment is awaiting moderation." What does that mean? Who does the moderating? Can you see my #27?

  30. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    ...last work day of the year for me. BBL.

  31. A-House:

    Coach Wade:

    What are your next "needs" for players/positions in 2010 and beyond?

    Any exciting "local" prospect(s)?

  32. al:


    first off, welcome home. it must feel good.

    it appears on paper that we finally have some size with umlauft and hunt on the outside. will the smurfs have a major role on our team this year, walker, strotman, tuaniga, and i guess dyer for example?

  33. al:


    how's the competition going between the middles: grgas, rawson, and lofy?

  34. protector:

    lava and Bulla,

    Totally agree with you gents that Michael Carter was far & away the toughest QB. Just think of what he could've done with healthy ribs. Thanks for the nostalgia! That '92 season & Bowl win were scintillating!

    ST, re: "paid" furloughs

    Were you talking about state workers up at UH?

    As a DOE educator (also considered state workers), I wasn't paid for
    for those 'furlough Fridays'. It amounted to an 8+% PAY CUT, making it much harder for me to pay the rent & make ends meet, so it wasn't a "sweet gig" for us. I just wondered if you were talking about some of the other unions other than HSTA? Wasn't aware of anyone with paid furloughs, though.

  35. al:


    after returning starting setter nejc, who has emerged as the all important backup setter?

  36. protector:

    J-Dog on 23,

    I'm with you on UH keeping that Long Beach Poly pipeline "flowing".
    Let's also hope that the Blinn (college) / Texas 'well' doesn't go dry too!

  37. al:


    the men's game is typically one of power ball an almost too predictable one of going outside with an occasional middle attack.
    what style of attack will you be implementing other than the atypical?

  38. al:


    how much emphasis is now being spent in the weight room, it seems that in the past our men were not so devoted to the room work?

  39. al:

    protector....i have been preaching that same thing.

    i think we still have a shot at a wr from long beach poly and were in the hunt for a dlineman. although we may now have too many dline guys on the dock.

    blinn cc was njcaa champ this year. we missed out on a lot of high end jc ballers some of whom could have helped in the defensive backfield.

    we lost out on a navarro cc running back earlier this holiday season.

    that's how it goes......i still say that we need to get a couple of corners this year.

  40. A-House:


    like tommui, what's the scoops on the "local" football recruits?

    we kow its the "dead period", but i believe being more active during this period via phone calls, tweets, email will let the commits and undecided recruits know that the Warrior coaches want them in their program.

    no face-2-face; just go 3rd person, 2 dimensional, abstract, 3-D, etc.

  41. vballfan1:

    Question for Charlie.
    Have you decided on a starting lineup? Is Jonas Umlauft going to hit on the right or left side?

  42. vballfan1:

    How is recruiting coming along?
    Do you think Shane Popelka and Shane Welch can get playing time as freshmen?

  43. A-House:

    If ST cannot calculate the number of scholarships available, who is the next person in line with the "knows"?

    Hope the receivers recruited 2 years ago can make a stronger contribution in their senior year - that will take the heat off the starters, allow the subs to tire the secondary, make receptions/TDs, show the defensive secondary a completely look, etc.

  44. warriorbacker:

    Some coaches in the MPSF like John Speraw also coach boys club volleyball in the summer.
    Do you plan on coaching boys club volleyball or getting involved with USA youth and junior national teams.

  45. warriorbacker:

    Is Arik Metzger going to be able to play this season?

  46. al:

    ahouse....not sure what is coming down the pike. it appears that we may only have 5-7 scholies left.

    however, where the greyshirts, transfers, fit in is a question mark. our compliance dept. needs to step it up a notch.

    we would have to get creative thereafter, if we are going to take in more recruits than the aforementioned. ie more greyshirt recruits.

    if you ask me....we still need

    2-3 defensive backs
    1 running back
    1 mlb
    1 big wr with 4.4 speed

    we could always use an otackle or another colt brennan.

  47. al: appears that jovonte taylor will be the best of that lot.

  48. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Thanks ST. Was just trying to negotiate a 'peace' settlement, but understand the underlying issues.

  49. wafan:

    A great nearly noon to everyone!

  50. wafan:

    Happy birthday to Dowling and Carter!


  51. wafan:

    So I guess that makes the rest of us mutts.


  52. al:


    i hope that you are not offended by my calling you by your first name since we have known each other since 1995.

  53. Ralph:

    Shauna is panicking! 15 minutes to the Tsai and Wai show and only Al, Vballfan1, A House and Warriorbacker posted questions, 3 minutes worth of air time, come on Tsaikos, get up! Do people really watch men volleyball?

  54. huh?:

    Isn't it amazing that one who puts down others
    goes about taking offense to his own style of sarcasm?

    Isn't like "the pot calling the kettle black."?

  55. Ralph:

    I know a lot of tsaikos will be at Kum Chee Restaurant consuming a lot of kalbi, etc.starting at noon. Shauna, you can blame Koakane for arranging today's lunch get together while the Tsai and Wai show is airing.

  56. Kaimuki Kid:

    Hi all,

    It's a little more than 2 days to a brand new year. Wouldn't it be nice to start afresh and stop sniping at each other??? Pull in the claws guys...Can't we all just get along???

  57. Kaimuki Kid:

    Hi Coach
    What is your prognosis for the upcoming year? Are we coming along nicely at this point?

  58. hurt feelings:

    ralphie - was this a BIO event?

  59. madeinhawaii:

    Progress does not happen without conflict.

    Conflict = Reveals some sort of need
    Needs = demand
    Demand drives progress.

    We don't need violence.. but conflict can be good.

  60. huh?:

    Kaimuki Kid

    Actually all was fine until Mr. Know-it-All started calling some of these folks poi-dogs.

    Just when we were starting to like him, he gets all haimakamaka(sp?).

    Perhaps it is the effects of the full moon that has his wolf pedigree up in a dander.

  61. Ai-Yah:

    December 29th, 2009 at 11:33 am
    I know a lot of tsaikos will be at Kum Chee Restaurant consuming a lot of kalbi, etc.starting at noon. Shauna, you can blame Koakane for arranging today's lunch get together while the Tsai and Wai show is airing.

    hurt feelings - it must be BIO. It must be a secret meeting to talk stink about all of us who they don't agree with.

  62. madeinhawaii:

    People with pedigree? What's that? Special Papers? Toilet trained.. I don't get it.

  63. chawan_cut:

    Are there any plans to try and bring back the "good 'ol" days of crazy fans in the stands at men's vball games? When it was general seating, there'd be lines around the arena waiting to get into games. Now with the reserved seating for season ticket holders, the loud and energetic young audience gets relegated to the upper levels where their enthusiasm fades with each higher row.

  64. Ai-Yah:

    roy.. is it okay to call you roy? or you prefer royvic?

    shoot, with all this humbug, I forget what I was going ask you

  65. madeinhawaii:

    Ai-Yah.. you are free to join them
    I've been to a couple.. enjoyed them immensely.

    My wife and I combined can only eat one half portion of what the hard core Tsaikos do, though. I end up feeling like I need to get my stomach pumped so I can keep up! ;-)

    It's all good fun.. good company.. and any blogger/reader is welcome to join in. Just bring an empty stomach.

  66. Ai-Yah:

    MIH - I would attend but it's BIO, I don't know when or where these secret meetings are.

  67. madeinhawaii:

    Not secret at all.. they announce em all the time on this blog and I think on SteveM's site.

    Today's is at Kum Chee Restaurant ... they already started... but will probably be there for another hour or so.

  68. madeinhawaii:


    During the season.. one of the best fan tailgate parties you can go to is the Tsaiko's tailgate, too. Get there early and you can usually find parking using the password for the day. Go to
    for more information.

    again that's...

  69. SteveM:

    Ai-Yah -- if you are serious about your post #70, please send me an email at: stevem.hnl (at) with your name.

    I do not know of all small gatherings but will relay your ernestness to the usual suspects and put you on any Tsai-ko event I might coordinate. Do you karaoke or cruise? :)

  70. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Where's Kum Chee Restaurant? I know there must be half a dozen Kim Chee restaurants on O`ahu, but this is a new one for me.

    Must have been a BIO since nothing was posted here or on SteveM's webssite.

    Also, there are two e-mail lists set up - one has everyone e-mail addresses who's responded to requests for money/pledges etc., and/or wants to be kept informed about T-Gates and other open-2-all blog parties; the other one is a much smaller list which has been set up for BIO events. I don't know who keeps the second list because I'm not on it.

    According to someone who is on that list, folks who are on on it are requested to not refer to the events on the blog beforehand. As for afterwards, it's up to each attendee - or invitee - to decide whether to talk about the event.

    BTW - I asked two inter-related questions of Coach Wade.. And yes, I agree with RoyVic - in public, we should be referring to all coaches by their title - Coach Wade or Coach Charlie - even if we have a long-standing relationship with them..

    I know a lot of elected officials and several judges well enough to call them by their first names in an informal environment, but I would never call them by anything but their title and last name in public - including a blog.

    For those of you wondering what a paid furlough is, the decision to shut down the university system during the last two weeks of December was to reduce operational costs outside of salaries & fringes. Every penny counts. It certainly reduces some of the expenses individual employees wind up paying such as transportation costs, meals, etc.

    The furloughs are why I cannot get any answers about a T-Fund until next week.

  71. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    To repeat my #30: What's with the "Your comment is awaiting moderation." What does that mean? Who does the moderating? Can you see my #27 post? It's visible on my computer with the above comment but can anyone else see it?.

  72. hurt feelings:

    w-doc - my question @ post 61 was specifically asked on your behalf (because after reading ralpie's post re the cc, i know you were going to make an issue out of it).

  73. NYUH:

    Temple kicking UCLA tail. 21-10 at the half.

  74. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:


    Are there any plans to try and bring back the "good 'ol" days of crazy fans in the stands at men's vball games? When it was general seating, there'd be lines around the arena waiting to get into games. Now with the reserved seating for season ticket holders, the loud and energetic young audience gets relegated to the upper levels where their enthusiasm fades with each higher row.


    Why not send an e-mail to Jim Donovan, Carl Clapp, and Rick Sheriff making the same argument. I'm not sure that coaches have much of a say in the decision-making process, but I'm sure that they would love to have several thousand screaming fans under the age of 50 cheering on the team. Be sure to point out to them that filled - and cheaper - lower seats mean more money spent at the concession stands & perhaps even at the Rainbowtique.

    DrDoc and I could not buy seats together in the lower part of the Stan Sheriff Center for any of the court sports except women's basketball which is open seating. We wind up moving down to the lower level after a few minutes even though our current above-the-concourse seats are right in the middle if the overall attendance is kind of sparse. .

  75. Ronnie:

    Is the show still on? Do we need more questions for Coach Wade? Streaming video is blocked at work, so I'm not sure what's going on...

  76. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Hurt Feelings - Thanks for thinking of me, but today is a major work day - started at 5 am and am just now taking a quick break before heading back work to wrap up end-of-year reports and other paperwork.

    It's funny that you raised the issue because most of the time I never get around to reading the blog until 10 pm or thereabout. By then, I assume that the Cattle Call would be over.

  77. Stretch:


    December 29th, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    Is the show still on? Do we need more questions for Coach Wade? Streaming video is blocked at work, so I'm not sure what's going on...

    Good Morning Ronnie... show is over.

  78. huh?:



  79. al:


  80. Committed Road Warrior:

    I feel sorry for the fans watching the Temple-UCLA game over at RFK Stadium....well....not really.

    20 mph winds resulting in a wind-chill factor of about 15 degrees. Some say that's great football weather, but I think otherwise. The UCLA players must be freezing out there!

  81. Ronnie:

    Good Morning/Afternoon Stretch!

    Thanks for the info. How was the show?

  82. al:

    watching/listening to the live chat is somewhat painful.
    seems to be cutting in and out every five seconds.

  83. RainbowCliff:

    Ralph, Garret and Pomai, THANK YOU guys so much for your heartfelt words to Mother Sanchez memorial guest book. I was overwealm with so much joy to the heart of your kind words and adulation to my LEGACY of honoring a great mom, lady and humanitarian who cared for "EVERYBODY" !

    Ralph, "Going Home" by Sissel Kyrkeebo was just plain "BEAUTIFUL" as I really appreciate you for allowing me to see this wonderful lady sing this deep farewell song as it really makes you feel her soprano voice of life after death.

    You gentlemen are so KIND of your thoughts and words to my departed mom as I appreciate you GREATLY !

  84. vballfan1:

    that was a great interview with Coach Charlie :)

  85. Stephen Tsai:

    Re: lunch
    I think some people find it easier to argue online than in person.
    Then again, some might suffer from euphobia.

  86. Stephen Tsai:

    ...Or doxophobia.

  87. whitey:

    Are we due for a storm????

  88. whitey:

    Sensei Tsai, us grasshoppers and fleas need to know how do we address you when posting????

  89. whitey:

    since someone referred to us as sigmactenus hawaiiensis, guess that qualifies us as pedigree.

  90. whitey:

    Happy Birthday Michael Carter and Jameel Dowling

  91. al:

    eh, whitey.

    i am a more lucky than you sigmactenus.
    at least i have three pedigree dogs to jump from one to another.

    (and that's not counting the boss)

  92. whitey:

    i think someone would know an answer to this question. if a foreign athlete at UH leaves school to be on their country's national team, how is their eligibility affected??

  93. whitey:

    al, no count ahead because i get little meeceess in the house, but am glad their big relative no come inside. hooooo haaaaa

  94. al:

    great interview charlie.

    btw, i ran into our old crony, dave, on thursday evening. in the conversation he mentioned how excited he was for you.

    looking forward to catching some of the matches this year.
    good luck charlie.

  95. whitey:

    whoa, we getting a lesson on behavior by the same ars_______ who called us sigmactenus. he think he know it all, but no nuthing. now watch him cry and throw a tantrum!!!!

  96. huh?:

    Your poor children.

  97. whitey:

    i give him credit tho, he helped us go over the century mark.

  98. al:

    yo, whitey.

    no worry the three sigmactenae going band together.
    once a flea
    always a flea
    for we are
    the three sigmatenus'

  99. al:

    off to work now.
    boing, boing, boing.

  100. whitey:

    and he make us laugh till almost fall down from chair. hahahahaaaaaa

  101. whitey:

    al, dang, you one good writer. maybe nalani can convert that to music and make money for their group.

  102. wafan:



  103. Bulla:


    missed you and missed the show, sorry. all is well, the love is flowing from Manoa, and that is a good sign. going through the hoops to make it a great 2010 for everyone.

    at the UH basketball game last night, the opposition had some very 'wild' they were bright! :)

  104. Stephen Tsai:

    Time to hit the reset button.

  105. I Love Pecan Pie:

    Tsephen Tsai sounds good...
    But I like your last name best.
    Get confused with Steve M...

  106. al:


  107. al:

    dang....everytime i see your posts these days i feel like i should have ran off to don quixote bakery.

    i, too, love pecan pie.

    maybe tomw.

  108. al:

    pecan pie with premium vanilla ice cream.

  109. I Love Pecan Pie:

    I wish you all luck as everyday lately almost pecan pie is not on the shelves. double dang...

    btw, I agree with mih and pomai, putting a football player, healthy or otherwise,
    into an electrical charged room is not someone
    UH would be interested in.

    But in "coach" Leach's defense, he probably did
    not know about the danger of it and thought it was
    a good idea---tho why take away something to sit on?

  110. huh?:

    Remember the song.

    "cry baby welcome back home..."

  111. al:

    you mean there's no pie.
    double dang.

    guess i'll just go to the alley bakery then.

  112. hurt feelings:

    as my uncle rodney once said: can we all just get along

    royvic - do you know my uncle?

  113. hurt feelings:

    uncle al - since your the chef-de-le-creme of the WB, i'm sure you could whip-up a scrumptious, earth-moving, mouth-watering tantalizing dish of pecan pie.

    what do you think?

    IF CAN, CAN!

  114. I Love Pecan Pie:

    You can tell it is dinner time...
    OK, I googled a recipe for "easy" pecan pie:
    Easy Pecan Pie
    Ingredients -

    1 (9-inch) One-Crust Pie Shell
    2/3 cup Sugar
    1/3 cup stick Margarine or Butter, melted
    1 cup Corn Syrup
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    3 Large Eggs
    1 cup Pecan Halves or broken pecans

    1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare pastry

    2. Beat sugar, margarine, corn syrup, salt and eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk or hand beater until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate.

    3. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until center is set.

    4. Eat.

    You can also google "fudge chocolate" pecan pie...

  115. RedZone:

    I once brought a pecan pie to a football game and a friend got really mad. He said he hated pecan pie and called it cockroach pie.

  116. madeinhawaii:



    The History of Sigmactenus

    Had 'em

  117. hurt feelings:

    redzone - ROTFLMAO!

  118. RedZone:

    I was just trying to watch the replay of the Warrior Beat Show but it runs then freezes then runs then freezes. It looked like Charlie and the Princess were making funny faces everytime the vid froze. I gave up after a few minutes.

    ST are they going to fix it?

  119. madeinhawaii:

    #25 Wisconsin is pretty much shutting down #15 Miami. Just goes to show you how good Wisconsin's Defense is. If #15 Miami can't get more than 7 after three quarters and 13 minutes, it's no wonder this year's Warriors didn't do any better, either.

  120. Pomai:

    Just got home from our CC, for those who didn't make it, I will fill you in. The first 50% of the time was spent sampling the fine food, not much talking with one's mouth full. The next 10% was talking about how bad the MBB team was and what Coach Mack has to do to keep his job, the remainder of the time was spent telling Ralph how to fix his computer, the final decision was that Ralph needs to brake open his piggy bank and buy a new one. Sorry there was no discussion of anyone on the blog.

  121. madeinhawaii:

    Miami will probably get a TD now in the waning minute as Wisconsin pretty much has this sealed up.

  122. madeinhawaii:

    Hmm... Onside kick.. and maybe...1:26 left... Miami now 14... Wisconsin 20

  123. madeinhawaii:

    OOops! Miami recovered the Onside kick!!! Got chance..

  124. whitey:

    No worry the three sigmactenae going band together.
    once a flea
    always a flea
    for we are
    the three sigmactenus'

    Had 'em
    And he when give em
    To one beautiful lady named Eve

  125. whitey:

    porgot, words compliments of al and mih

  126. madeinhawaii:

    3 and out.. Wisconsin's gets the ball back.. 42 seconds left.. Wisconsin will win.

  127. whitey:

    No worry the three sigmactenae going band together.
    once a flea
    always a flea
    for we are
    the three sigmactenus'

    Had 'em
    And he when give em
    To one beautiful lady named Eve

    Then everything when broke loose
    Like a herd of stampeding moose
    Then Adam and Eve started to yell
    This ain't heaven, but hell!!!

    No worry the three sigmactenae going band together.
    once a flea
    always a flea
    for we are
    the three sigmactenus'

  128. I Love Pecan Pie:

    Miami's quarterback complained to his O line, and
    then to his coaches, and they sort of fixed it and
    that's when Miami began to protect their quarterback
    better against the bad badgers. But...

  129. I Love Pecan Pie:

    Red Zone,
    maybe you got one cock roach in yur computir...
    got to admit, pecans do look like roasted roaches a little...I heard you can eat them in a crunch (like if nothing else is around) if you roast them...
    But as for the computer, I had that problem when I
    just had el-cheapo $9 a month telephone hook up type, but licked it when I switched to road runner.

  130. Ralph:

    i have road runner, only the tv commercial goes beep beep, my computer goes, "eh, come back later", there are system resources issues so I got to shut down again.

  131. Ralph:

    the military channel is featuring demolition topic, sappers, always wondered how kekoa was going bust the HA building by himself.

  132. RedZone:

    ILPP it is not my computer. It is the vid at the tsaizer website.

  133. madeinhawaii:

    Ralph.. did you get my email?

  134. madeinhawaii:

    Nevermind.. I see you did! LOL

  135. Ralph:

    my video froze. it was like looking at a still picture, then the earthquake came, the picture started to break apart into little pieces, then the audio comes on but Charlie's upper body keeps breaking up.

  136. madeinhawaii:

    Okay.. gonna go watch my korean dramas...

  137. I Love Pecan Pie:

    Wisconsin will be ranked high next
    As was Notre Dame Florida and Georgia after their
    seasons in which they clobbered Hawaii.
    But never mind, Hawaii will be better prepared next

  138. I Love Pecan Pie:

    btw, the pro bowl in Miami will be before the Super bowl. So nobody from the two teams who make it to the top will play. How thilly ith that? Granted, most
    are too bruised and already have a fat paycheck.

  139. Ralph:

    bad omen, USC wants a higher ranking, our Warriors better work hard this spring and not fulfill I Love Pecan Pie prophecy.

  140. Jason:

    For anybody wondering about comments awaiting moderation: I know if you post a comment with three or more URLs or links, then your post will get flagged for moderation. It's not personal or anything, just based on the content of the post.

    Posts may also be flagged for moderation if there are terms that are considered "spam" topics. For example, the word "special-ist" gets flagged because it has a reference to a certain ED drug.

  141. I Love Pecan Pie:

    Got to reach 200 tonight or bust?
    Anybody read the last post last night.
    Seems like Stephen Tsai gets a rave review...again!

  142. I Love Pecan Pie:

    Wiiiiiisssshhhh and out...

  143. al:

    whoa whitey.
    you are a poet and you don't even know it.

    maybe you can ask nalani to put your verse to song.

  144. al:

    hurt feelings....i am not the dessert guy. i have been hinting to the boss as that is her expertise.

    darn, i gotta go look for a pecan pie tomw. some whipped cream and some old fashioned vanilla.

    don't you just miss the old white mountain creamery on kapahulu.

  145. hurt feelings:

    uncle al - i'm a banana cream pie kind-of-guy. is that in aunty's repertoire? if so, i'm coming over for new years.

  146. Bulla:

    slow night on the blog, talking about desserts.....hmmmm, still working on the pumpkin pie from christmas............before whip cream was really fun, now we just eat it ...............haha

  147. madeinhawaii:

    I went to Ted's at the North Shore on Sunday.. had their eclair.. which is really a huge cream puff with real custard creme and whipped cream... Just had one and shared if with the wifey..... so good.. so filling.. should have bought one more to take home.

  148. Ralph:

    MIH one eclair, shared it, so filing- you are a tsaiko in progress, I've seen some tsaikettes eat a long john from Kauai right after eating a pot luck at the tailgate and a few were looking over the rest of the desserts.

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Dang. Sensitive Samurai is coming on late. Hope I can stay up for the whole thing. What will Aoe's next body guard job be?!

  150. Ralph:

    DPK I think Hitomi Kuroki is cool.

  151. madeinhawaii:

    what? DPK.. not watching Queen Seondeok? Korean drama? :-)

  152. whitey:

    hop, hop, boing!

  153. Bulla:


    you cute uku you, haha

  154. Bulla:

    how you doing bro......fair warning.....gotta get in shape for 2011 season...ok?

  155. Bulla:

    howzit bro, hope you're wrapping up the year of 2009 nicely

  156. protector:

    al on # 149,

    I remember trying the Rum Raisin at that White Mountain Creamery. Was that supposed to be how the old fashioned ice cream used to taste?
    I kind of liked the flavors at Dave's Ice Cream that was a few blocks away (but also is long gone now), esp. the lychee sherbet (they were always generous with the amount of fruit).

  157. Ralph:

    Na Wahine wins. 54-53. Congratulations to Kanekoa in hitting the winning shot with less that 2 sec.

  158. al:

    hurt feelings....not to hurt your feelings but the boss hasn't attempted a banana cream pie since it is not one of the house favorites.

    but, her blueberry creamcheese cake, dump cake, red velvet cake, rum cake, butter mochi, and an array of other scrumtious goodies are among the best on the island. perhaps that explains the exanding midsection from year to year.

  159. wafan:

    Some are really funny, presuming to lecture others on courtesy, expectations, and standards of behavior. Personally, I do not mind being a mutt. Particularly when considering the alternative of being a presumptuous know-it-all with a pedigree.

    So, ralvic/rolvic/royvic, that is the extent of my discussion since to go any further would be truly discourteous to the sensibilities and time of others. As you stated earlier, feel free to discuss – and I mean that in the most condescending voice imaginable.

  160. wafan:


  161. Stephen Tsai:

    No, nobody at UH or work ever makes me take down posts.
    I took down an exchange of posts today because I embarrassed a reader, and that wasn't a cool thing to do.
    I think the poster lacks tact and manners, and those flaws undermine some intelligent points (and posts).
    I meet a lot of lurkers, from all walks — players, coaches, readers, Mainland residents, etc. — and most cite the readers whose posts are largely ignored because they just don't care for their personalities. And I'm not talking a handful of lurkers. I'm talking a lot.
    The particular poster is well meaning, and I want him to contribute. But when his posts are inducing scorn and, worse, avoidance, I shouldn't be piling on. Love thy neighbor.
    So I took it down as an olive branch. Then again, the gesture was interpreted another way.
    Hey, what can I say?
    I tried.

  162. jm2375:

    wafan - you on vacation! no need go nene so early! what you get fuuud coma from da cc today?

  163. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    A really challenging Wahine basketball game this evening - they pulled it off in the last two seconds. and won by one. As usual, there were maybe as many as 400 fans including Mista Mayore wearing a green feather lei.

    Was working so intensely today I didn't have time to get anything "real" to eat beyond eating some stale soup cracker packets. When we got to the Stan Sheriff Center, we bought two baked pretzels, popcorn, and peanuts. Finished the first two and will save the rest of the peanuts for tomorrow night's game.

    Jason: Mahalo for the flagged for moderation information, but I can't find anything in it that might be naughty nor were there any URLs. And who does the moderating?

    Chawan_Cut: Ran into Carl Clapp and summed up your comments about General Adminission seating for men's volleyball. He says that there may be some test-the-theory nights provided that the corporate sponsors who get blocks of seats in exchange for doing so will be willing to let others sit in their seats.

    Be sure to save your HI5 containers - we're having another collection on Sunday, January 10.

  164. Stephen Tsai:

    I try to view the blog as a neighborhood bar.
    There are regulars who try to have a good time .
    There are the occasional patrons.
    There are some who sit by themselves at the end of the bar who argue about everything.
    Some people you give the extra popcorn.
    Some you send home in a cab.
    But let's be clear: I'm the bartender.

  165. Stephen Tsai:

    Anyway, this is pretty much the last time I'm going explain rules.
    I don't like to be the hall monitor. (Wow, I'm a bartender and a hall monitor.)
    So from now on, if we take action, we take action. No more explaining.
    Back to our regular programming ...

  166. al: one yet on this island has been able to replicate the wonderful iced creams of that one time kapahulu desserterie.

    we can only taste them in our minds.

  167. Slugger:

    Moving away from desserts...I made great crab cakes tonight for dinner. Yum!

    Since that got done before 8 pm, I went to the game. Exciting second half. They play Kent State again tomorrow night. You should go....


  168. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Hmmm another comment waiting moderation. i copied a part of the one from earlier today.

  169. madeinhawaii:


    Season's over... hope the Beast is now with the family and resting at home, and that everyone is enjoying a good time over the holidays.

  170. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    OFF-SPORTS TOPICS - skip over if you're not interested.

    Still looking for referrals - first, where's a great place to eat - five-star, price-no-object - here on O`ahu? The bill will be paid by a client, but he isn't familiar with Honolulu's quality restaurants, but then neither are we. I read a good review of a restauramt called Kai Market at the Sheraton Waikiki, but I haven't run into anyone who's dined there.

    Any recommendations?

  171. Slugger:

    Hey! Was that A-House, Mrs. A-House & Kelli on KGMB sports news? They were at the wahine game.

  172. whitey:

    I like this bartender cause he would send me home earlier and I would save money. Hard to find this kind of bartender.

  173. Slugger:


    Go to Alan Wong's on S. King. Good enough for the President.

  174. whitey:

    neva do too good tonight, but enjoy the big moon and see you all tomorrow am.

  175. al:

    mr. tsai.....well said.
    ...nuff said.

  176. SteveM:


    Good night, whitey!

  177. Ralph:

    Slugger you're not watching Kekaula?

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I look in on the Queen sometimes. However, the adventures Matahachi Aoe are a weekly must see for me.

  179. Slugger:

    I'm watching Kekaula now....

  180. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Got it! the word is

    Think I might have found the offending word:

    The other referral is for a computer speci-a-l-i-s-t - both hardware and software who can work with me to do some basic upgrades on my 2003 Dell desktop. It's slow, cranky, and full of unwanted stuff - and that goes well beyond spam & viruses. I'm still using Eudora for e-mail and WordPerfect for word-processing so I need to have someone help me move into the 21st century with software as well.

    Unfortunately, I'm not a learn technical stuff from a book sort of person. The only way I learn new things is by having someone talk to me and walk me through a new process.

    Buying a new computer system is not possible for probably another year and a half - had planned to do so sometime next fall, but the date got pushed back at least six months. Unlike most folks around here, we don't have any credit cards so putting a new system on plastic won'/cant work.

    If you know of anyone who works as a tech consultant and can recommend this person, please send me his/her contact information to swood at hoku dot com.

    CHANGE OF SUBJECT: Went to a meeting before the ball game to get a heads-up on what to expect at the upcoming legislative session.

    Are you ready? The PowersThatBe are going to push for a bump in the General Excise Tax from 4% to 6% - wzxwpr on O`ahu where the rate would go from 4.6% to 6.6%

    When I asked why not legalize gambling - even if it were just a lottery they said that the Hawai`i residents would never support legalized gambling.

    And although the public might be ticked-off with a 50% increase in the GET, that would be an easier sell.

    Let your legislators know which you prefer.

  181. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Ya know Tsai, a sports bar in the University area called the "Warrior Beat" would be a great idea. Al could come out of retirement and run it. Brilliant! The 5fs, karaoke, the best pupus ever, and occasional live acts like the Pride Serenaders. Bulla could bounce for ya. ;)

  182. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    wzxwpr = except

  183. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I think the lottery idea is a great one. Maybe even join in with one of the big multi-state ones on the mainland. Casino gambling would be the final nail in the coffin, IMHO. If ya think real estate is expensive now, just imagine what it would be like if all the high rollers from around the world wanted a piece of this place?

  184. SteveM:

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    December 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    Ya know Tsai, a sports bar in the University area called the "Warrior Beat" would be a great idea. Al could come out of retirement and run it. Brilliant! The 5fs, karaoke, the best pupus ever, and occasional live acts like the Pride Serenaders. Bulla could bounce for ya.

    Kid -- that idea came up the other season while ST was eating ribs in Texas. I think bulla was the bartender, you were the Maitre 'D, and I suggested Al as the executive chef and bouncer....

    No talk of karaoke back then, but I'll be in charge of that... :lol:

  185. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    At least we know who the grump at the end of the bar would be...
    ( No, Raplh, we're not talkin' about you.)

  186. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    BTW Steve- We STILL need to make a late night run for some Shiro Burgers one of these times.

    Good night all!

  187. ai-eee-soos:

    WassupDoc: re # 174.

    1. $$$$$$ La Mer at the Halekulani $$$$$$. ICHI BAN !!!!!!

    2. John Dominis

    3. Michel's at the Colony Surf (haven't been there in a while, tho).

    ENJOY !!!!!!


  188. Pomai:

    WassupDoc go here.

  189. SteveM:

    DPK -- you got my phone number and I get the hamburger munchies at night :lol:

    ... and don't forget you still have to call the inaugural MIDNIGHT CATTLE CALL at Hungry Lion one night. :)

  190. al: just missed one of the best taiga series in "tenchijin" which concluded tonight. this the series based on historical events of the warring era of japan.

  191. Pomai:

    yeah John Dominis is a good one too!! Never been to Michel's but hear it is $$$$

  192. Jason:

    Tenchijin was pretty good. Interesting in the way the Uesugi were portrayed, compared to Fūrin Kazan.

  193. SteveM:

    DPK -- I was wondering if I remembered correctly, so went searching the blog archives. It was in ST's September 6, 2007 blog entry...

    * * *

    We're at the hotel in Houston, where the rooms are $199 a night but gas is only $2.60 a gallon.
    Ferd and I just got back from Goode's, the best BBQ restaurant in Houston — or so proclaimed by the Travel Channel. I've decided that DPK, Bulla, SteveM and I are opening up a BBQ place in Hawai‘i.
    But I digress.
    We entered the lobby, where we were met by coaches Rich Miano, Dennis McKnight and Mel deLaura. They're looking for a 24-Hour Fitness. They don't have a car....

    Yup-- that was 5 months before rasu begasu re-appeared at Genji's for the first Karaoke Call. We now know that pride. can handle the mikes and homey can be the bouncer on the karaoke side... :|

  194. al:

    you right jason.
    and the differing roles that uesugi kagetora played.

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