Molokai Man

Master Blaster

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of filming The Master Blaster 2008 – a paddling race that combines two of life’s greatest pursuits – drinking and paddling. This year more than 25 teams competed, with every Hawaiian Island represented. Molokai had the 3 time defending champs, but Oahu brought some ringers and took the top prize.

The costumes were also awesome – police, eskimos and Indians – to name a few.

And all this took place in the pouring rain.

I made a short video of the event and it’s now up on YouTube: .

Let me know what you think.

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December 13, 2008 Posted by | Molokai | , , , | Leave a comment

The Pump Predicament

gas-graph

Molokai pays some of the highest prices for gasoline in the country – right now gas is $3.59 for regular. There are only 2 stations on the island and like everywhere in Hawaii (but Oahu) the gas has to travel here on a barge.

Consequently the price only changes once a month or so – it was more than $4 for the first 3 weeks I was here.

Some people think there’s something fishy going on, but it’s likely just a supply and demand deal and the fact that we live on an Island.

In any event – I wrote a story to see if I could uncover a vast conspiracy – or something like that.

Now don’t you feel better about how much you’re paying?

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Molokai | , | 1 Comment

POST – A – NUT

post-a-nut There are a lot of strange things here on Molokai, but this has got to be right up there. Basically, you take a coconut and write on it – message, address and all. And this post office – and only this post office – will send it anywhere in the world. AS IS. No box or bag or anything, just the coconut traveling through the ether.

On a recent Friday afternoon, I happened by said post office as it was about to close. At least a dozen people were standing in line waiting to ‘post -their – nut’. And there was probably another 50 or so coconuts behind the counter that were ready to go. And somehow I was the one getting funny looks for dropping off newspapers.

Yes, I will send you a coconut. But only if you send me food.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments