Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dec 25, 2013 -- 11:18pm

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! Whether or not you’re headed out to the malls, again, on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, I’ll be here for ya to add some rock to your morning.  Make sure to listen up at 7:40 because I’m giving away a

pair of tickets to the 4th Annual New Year's Eve Party of the Year at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park.



First, since it’s Thursday, we’ve got our Throwback Thursday for ya!  Growing up in Waianae in the 70s and 80s, there was just one store where I could pick up the new Guns N Roses album, a boogie board and a Member’s Only jacket all under one roof. This week’s Throwback Thursday is Woolworth’s. Remember that store? My producer Panda says she loved Woolworth’s for their fried chicken. I agree … there aren’t many department stores that welcome you with fried chicken as you walk in. Plus back in the day, that was the only place I could get blue icees. And even at Woolworth, it wasn’t a regular thing. Back then blue icees were like McRib… it came back every once in a while. If they were still around, I’d be doing all my Day After Christmas shopping there, for sure. Maybe not the Waianae one… probably the one on the first floor of Pearlridge phase 2. Discount stores… it’s a tough racket to be in. Woolworth’s, we miss you!


Forget that pair of socks or the pink bunny pajamas, there’s a new list of horrible gifts that were given this Christmas. First up is the Hapifork. It’s a fork that’s blutooth enabled to a mobile app that will buzz when you’re eating too fast or too much. This Hapifork is taking away one of the few pleasures I have left in life… stuffing my face. Not sounding so happy, Hapifork.


Next on the list is Smartballs. Sounds fun, right? Maybe it depends on who gives it to you? No, it’s a horrible gift. It’s a basketball that sends data on your hoop skills straight to your smartphone. Look, I don’t need a basketball to tell me how much I stink. That’s what the 5 other guys I’m playing with are for.   See the list [here].


Forbes recently released a list of 13 smartphone apps we couldn’t live without in 2013. Of course there were the usual suspects - Twitter, Instagram… Snapchat (if you’re a 14 yr old girl).

Although I was surprised the Craigslist app didn’t make it to the list. To me, it makes sense… you’re driving out to meet someone for a craigslist deal, don’t you want access to the ad on your phone? By the way, I’m talking about musical instruments and used video games… not casual encounters or any of that stuff.  See it all [here].


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