Friday, April 23, 2010

Hawaii? Fine, how are ye?

Bizarro is brought to you today by Hawaii.

Hello, dear reader, it is good to see you. I am back online and blogging again, hopefully daily, after a few days of Internet silence. For the last four days I was in the birthplace of our president, Honolulu, Kenya, (where I did not have easy access to the Internets) and since yesterday have been in Maui. I was brought here by the Hawaiian Vegetarian Society to do a couple of talks – Honolulu on Tuesday night and Maui last night. Great crowds, great folks, a few real freaks (but that's one of the things I love about Maui) and now that the business end of my trip is through, CHNW and I are going to hang out for another week and enjoy the island.

The pic below is our new best friend, having met him in the security line at the airport because he and CHNW are apparently the same sort of people who cannot be near another human without getting to know them. He's around 7 feet tall, is way freakier looking in person than this photo conveys and is quite an amusing character. According to him, he is a Vietnam vet, spends most of his time rumbling around Maui on one of his four Harleys, and his name is Atta(then six or seven more syllables of Hawaiian-sounding stuff that I can't remember.) We hung out with him for a while in the airport, took some pics, and said our goodbyes. Maybe we'll see him around the island.

Until tomorrow, I bid you "Aloha." (Which I think is Hawaiian for "Where da bitches at?" )



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like Benny Hill.

doug nicodemus said...

hahahaha

gretchen said...

We were at the Oahu VSH meeting..thanks for coming...it was HILARIOUS! I am still laughing about it actually. I wanted to get a picture with you but of course the freaking camera battery was dead. GRRR....next time. We want to hear the tofurky joke!!??

idsvil said...

Dan, seeing that you are on a sort of working vacation, I hope we get to see some cool Hawaii-inspired bizarros in the coming weeks. Surfing? Lava? Tiny bubbles?

jeff said...

it's crazy you took this week off and didn't use the computer because i'll bet you didn't even know it was Digital Detox week: https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/digitaldetox

Aakriti said...

Where are you these days Dan??? Hope you're not lying in a ditch somewhere. :p

Laura said...

If you are still interested in seeing a major telescope, you are in the perfect place. If you have time you should visit the Mauna Kea Observatory. My brother used to work there, so when I got to visit him I went up and it was awesome.

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/mko/

They do tours. You should go!