THESE SHOES WEREN’T MADE FOR WALKIN’ The upscale clothier Barneys New York recently introduced $585 “Distressed Superstar Sneakers” (from the high-end brand Golden Goose) that were purposely designed to look scuffed, well-worn and cobbled-together, as if they were shoes recovered from a Dumpster. The quintessential touch was the generous use of duct tape on the bottom trim. … [Read more...] about NOTW: Distressed Superstar Sneakers, brain-eating amoebas and accidental hemorrhoid surgery
For the last 30 years, Don Shearer’s Windward Aviation has carried out a wide variety of contracts for local, state and federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency’s marijuana eradication flights. He’s a committed anti-drug warrior. But recently he decided to start a new company: Grateful Meds. That’s right: Don Shearer applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary … [Read more...] about Don Shearer has been a drug warrior on Maui for 30 years. Now he wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary
INTELLIGENT DESIGN Wired.com’s most recent “Absurd Creature” feature shows a toad devouring a larva of a much-smaller beetle, but the “absurdity” is that the larva is in charge and that the toad will soon be beetle food. The larva’s Darwinian advantage is that, inside the toad, it bites the hapless “predator” with its hooked jaws and then secretes enzymes to begin decomposing … [Read more...] about NOTW: Absurd creatures, naked performance art and secret divorces
For those of you who look over Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar’s 36,000 or so acres of Central Maui that won’t be growing sugar anymore this time next year and think that maybe we might start growing hemp on at least a portion of that land, there’s good reason to be optimistic. Really optimistic, if state Rep. Kaniela Ing, D–South Maui, gets his way. “Hemp warrior, Rep. … [Read more...] about A little good news for those who want hemp to replace sugar on Maui
If state Representatives Joe Souki, D-Wailuku, and Angus McKelvey, D-Lahaina, get their way, Hawaii will become a pot dealer to the world. Or at least, those select portions of the world that look upon marijuana as no more dangerous than alcohol. Call it a get-rich-quick scheme, an outlandish violation of the federal government’s prohibition against marijuana sales or just a … [Read more...] about Will Hawaii Become The World’s Pot Dealer?