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Georg Tirebiter
Worked at retired police
Attended Universi-T of Hawaii, Quang Tri college of death
Lives in Honolulu
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in the 90's, along with the wife, I saw the Righteous Brothers put on a fine concert at our Arena in Honolulu. I thought they were great! She had dragged me there, but I enjoyed it immensely. When they returned at the end of the 90's, I was stunned. Bobby Hatfield could not hit the notes. Unchained Melody sounded like it would sound if I sang it. His voice had aged, though his hair didn't. Bill Medly was fine.

Then I saw Paul McCartney a few years ago perform at the Superbowl half-time show and I thought, uh-oh. Time to retire. He couldn't hit his notes either. He sounded terrible. Young hair, old face. 

Then just tonight, I saw one of those begging specials on PBS called Magic Moments, where old timey 50's groups came on and sang. What was shocking was that the women were pretty good, and even the men groups were fine. I mean, Debbie Reynolds killed with "Tammy." She even looked OK, I don't know how old she is, but I think she was in movies in the early 50's. 

The voices of those singers didn't sound strained or old. I think because they took voice lessons, unlike the rock n' rollers who sang in tune but didn't have the music lessons. Else, why do they (the old timers) sound the same as they did way back when? 

I find that I can stay in tune if I don't breathe through my nose when I sing. Haw!
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Training means a lot!  Greetings from Sicily!
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Time Magazine

recently posted the entire first issue they published in 1923. I found this story near the back of the magazine. I would have paid good money to see this boy and pig, in fact, multiple times. If only I had been an adult back then, instead of not existing in a black void until I was born in 1946.
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I have over 400 pictures I took with my DSLR

That's during the Honolulu Festival parade. I went a little nuts with the shutter. So I'm taking only a tiny percentage of the pics and editing them into a video. It's very tiring and I need frequent naps. In fact, I'm half asleep as I type this. I took video with the Canon Mark IID and with my RX-100-2 camera. You can't even tell the difference, or rather I can't. They both take terrific HD footage. My only problem with using cameras is that it seems that I'm always on a tilted slope with the take the pics. I don't know why that is, maybe my hunchback's responsible. That damn bastard, he keeps pushing me off balance.
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... except perhaps for the $5/week pay LOL
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This week, I've been getting up early enough in the morning to take my daily walk around 6a.m., when the sidewalks are deserted and it's cool and dark.

My camera can see light that I can't, and when I pointed it to the still-in-the-sky moon, it gathered all the light and made a nice picture. When I returned to my car (the ground was too muddy for me to take my motorcycle out; I don't like to get it dirty), the sun was just about to rise. I had never made it back to where I parked before the sunrise, so I took a couple of pictures. Came out pretty good.
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Yeah - you are right!1 I froze my ass a few times out on ambush!!!
I swear I saw Snow Flakes up on the DMZ!!!!!
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it's pronunciations most of us won't remember..haw!
 
You Have Been Probably Mispronouncing These 24 Place Names Your Entire Life!
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And I have shared my new information with my friends.
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My Walk, Version 2

Some time ago in 2014, I posted a video showing my feets as I walked. The background music was a Hawaiian chant. I was watching the a.m. news and saw that they were plugging a show called "Laieakawai." Pretty hard to say unless you know how to pronounce Hawaiian. Lotta vowels in that show title. The thing about my DVR, although I was late in recording the sample chant they broadcast, my DVR will backtrack and record from the moment I tuned into the station, so I got the beginning of the chant, and didn't have to worry about missing it.  I hope that's understandable. 

So this morning, I decided to recreate the video I posted in 2014 since for the life of me, I can't find it! I don't think I deleted it, but when you're my age, you're lucky you remember the names of people you once worked with. I also wanted to fool around with doing some split editing. Next, I'll do some motion control. You know, like blurring out a face in a  moving video. 

Initially, I looked and looked for the original video, but could not find it no matter what. So here's V.2. 
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+Shinichi Mine yep, Waikiki. 
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I hope everyone can see this page

I was reading +Klomwang Hwang 's post about Jane Goodall, who is still observing and interacting with her primates in Gombe at 81years old. When I clicked on another article about a guy who is a climber. The article opened on a video (?) of him scaling a cliff. It was spectacular. 

Although it's an article in the NYTimes, I hope you can see it just for the splash screen. 
The master of climbing without ropes spends his life cheating death.
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+Javier Seen your short review encouraged me to stand on my bed this morning without ropes secured to the wall as I normally do. Honnold is supernatural. 
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The Honolulu Festival is an Annual Event

The 2nd to the last event in the festival is a parade through Waikiki. Since Friday, there's been several cultural events showcasing Japanese culture and their love for hula. The announcer at the review stand said that it's in the 21st year. I've only been aware of the parade since 2005 or 6, when I saw it with my wife & sister-in-law. Our kids were off island, all grown up and following their own life path. So we were there sans offspring. 

Today was my 3rd time at the parade. I last went when I lived in Waikiki. It is essentially the same parade I first saw. It was supposed to feature cultures around the Pacific Rim. I saw Filipino aborigines called Igarot. I thought of how my grandmother used to deride them to us kids until we hated them as much as she did, though we didn't know what they looked like, but I was sure it wasn't too far from monkeys, according to her. Imagine my surprise when I first saw them march in the parade. They looked normal and most were fairly attractive. Hmmmm. There were also Taiwanese aborigines who resembled the Igarot; I didn't know there were aborigines in Taiwan! We also had 2 wildmen prancing around a pickup, google informed me that they were displaying indigenous Australian symbols, and an Aborigine flag. I added them on as an afterthought because I didn't know that I took a video of them. Actually, why wouldn't I? Just because there were only 2 of them and they were dancing around a pickup truck? 

As in previous parades, there were a small number of Alaskan native Americans, though they weren't in the costumes that I saw them wearing before. If anything only one guy, that looked Caucasian, was wearing something unusual, kind of like a deranged bird. An Australian high school band marched. The Hawaiian participation was the Royal Hawaiian band, a couple of private schools, the Hawaiian Okinawan Association, a homeschool for cheerleading preschoolers, a few policemen on bicycles, and 2 on motorcycles. 

The biggest participants by a long shot were from Japan. They had high schoolers, teens in shorts jumping rope, women doing modern dance, women doing hula, and older women in traditional garb and heavy makeup. It was great to see.

The problem is that as it got later and later, it got colder and colder. I looked around and saw that I was the only one not prepared with a jacket. I had a t-shirt and ignored the chilly near-the-ocean temps until I simply couldn't. I didn't stay after it got dark, and left around 7:30pm. The parade started at 4pm. I wore a new batman t-shirt I bought from Amazon dot com. I missed the up-close view of the fireworks show. I could see it from my house and it was great. It was paid for and staged by the city of Nagaoka, Japan using barges anchored offshore. 

in 7 days, I'll be in Japan wearing my Batman t-shirt and trying to blend in. Haw!

Here is part 2 of 2 of my Honolulu Festival video for this year. 
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It's only a mile of parade walking, but parades are notoriously slow to get moving. So, at the reviewing stand, it took nearly an hour for the first unit to reach us, 3/4 of a mile downrange. They have an accordion type effect, wait, go, wait, go. I know, I've walked in several parades over the years. 
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Why DSLR's are Trippy

I haven't used my Canon Mark II DSLR in over a year. The plastic coating on the body is ashy, but the innards work just fine. I stopped using the camera because it was so heavy. I dropped it in favor of the Sony NEX-7 because I thought the picture quality was similar. 

But for the parade, I decided to use the Canon because I forgot how great the camera worked. I like using DSLRs because you can isolate people and get nice pictures by simply focusing on them. As in these examples.

I almost forgot how to use the camera, but after a few missteps, I got right back into it. Oh well, pack it away for another year, haw!
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+Ignotas Asadauskas the point of the post was not the specific camera or the settings. I did use a title, afterall to alert people what it was. I find that if I didn't understand parts of a post that google knows. 
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Yesterday during my daily walk, as I passed the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, a jazzy-sounding group yanked my head around and stopped me. They reminded me of the Manhattan Transfer, one of my guilty pleasures.

They hadn't attracted much of a crowd, there is no publicity, these singing groups are booked by the Center's management. This group had no name, they come from Columbia, CA, which is located about the middle of the California "banana bend" near the Nevada side of the state. At least that's what they said. The vocalists are students at a college there. The band is quietly spectacular, I think.
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I will send you a link to the song performed by a South-African group
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these are pretty damn good. 
 
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Certified fresh from my eMail:

Pete Carroll leaving the Seahawks
 
 Pete Carroll, former head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is reported to be very near to signing on as a special consultant to The Pope in Vatican City .   The Pope looks to recruit Carroll to be a spokesman for the Catholic Church because he is the first man in history that made 100 million people jump up and yell "Jesus Christ!" at the same time.
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pretty good at skipping rocks on dry land, and if kicked in the nuts, can yodel.
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I'm mostly known for skipping rocks on land. also sometimes for skipping friends on important events, purely by mistake. I'm an old retired policeman, since 2001, however, I never lost my talent for goofing off, being a wiseass, or accepting gifts for no return favors.  
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    interrupted in 1969 by 2 years of the Vietnam war, I went back in 1973 and graduated in 1977, going part-time and taking anything I wanted.
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