Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013 -- 6:32am

Happy Halloween! This week we remember some of our favorite costumes of the past for our Throwback Thursday.  But first, make your Halloween a little sweeter by winning a four pack of passes to the advance screening of Thor:  The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston … that’s happening on Wednesday, November 6th and Ward Consolidated Theatres at 7 pm.   I’m giving those away at 7:40 this morning!

Now for that promised throwback.

Being a kid in the 80s was so simple. When Halloween came around and you didn’t have a costume prepared yet, no problem. You’d just ask your mom to drive you down to Woolworth and you’d pick up costume in a box. That’s this week’s Throwback. Costume in a box was no frills. You had a cheap mask with a rubberband and a shower curtain that was painted like whatever your costume was supposed to be… like Yoda, Zorro, or Oscar the Grouch. No accessories… no facepaint.  So what happened with to these costumes? Well, they were plastic so I imagine suffocation was a factor at some point which leads us to these fabric costumes that we pay 5 times as much for. Sad to do it… costume in a box, throwing that one back into the past where it belongs. That’s Throwback Thursday, you’re welcome.

And in case you wanna take the kids trick-or-treating but don’t trust your neighbors, here are some safe public places to go:

Ala Moana Center, 5-7 p.m.

Kahala Mall, 5:30-7 p.m.
Kapolei Marketplace, 5-7 p.m.
Kapolei Shopping Center, 5-7 p.m., 590 Farrington Highway
Koko Marina Center, 5-7 p.m.
Mililani Shopping Center, 5-7 p.m.
Pearlridge Center, 7-8 p.m., Uptown and Downtown for keiki under age 12
Town Center of Mililani, 5:30-7 p.m.
Waikele Premium Outlets, 5-7 p.m.
Ward Centers, 6-8 p.m. at Ward Centre, Ward Warehouse and Ward Entertainment Center
Windward Mall, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

There a bunch of weird stories that stem from driving on the Pali at night. According to, one of the most common sightings are the fireball ghosts. As you drive windward bound and pass the Japanese temple on the left side, which has a look out area where people can park and go to Kapena Falls. As soon as you pass that and start to make the turn there are common reports of seeing fifteen (no more than twenty) bright royal blue fireballs crossing the road. So for you late-night Pali communters thinking you’re hallucinating, seeing fireballs, know that you’re not alone. Happy Halloween.   Read more [here] in case you missed it this morning.


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