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Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 17, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (3)


Let's Try That Again : Mini-Challenge for February 7th

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 12, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (4)

Answer ONLY 1 of the following questions. Post your answer in the comments section.

1. Who said, "Thousands of dollars of electronic surveillance equipment, and what do we have to show for it? Five tapes of running water, three of a garbage disposal, two of a vacuum -- Oh! And a beauty of the surf running high at Diamond Head"?

2. In which episode was the line spoken? (Be specific)

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Let's Give a Hip-Hip-Hooray!

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Let's give a hip-hip-hooray to

California Cars of Thousand Oaks, California,

who sent pictures of a car identical to Jack's 1969 Sedan DeVille.

It was not an easy chore, either. They had to go back and f...

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Mary Ann and Tom Whalen's Colony Park

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 2, 2018 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

There's an article about a 1968 Mercury Colony Park. This was the station wagon version of McGarrett's Park Lane and the model station wagon (not the actual car) that McGarrett drove while visiting Mary Ann and Tom Whalen. The article brings back memories of what cars were like 50 years ago.

The 1968 Mercury Colony Park weighed in at 4,331 pounds. It was 17 feet, 9-1/2 inches long and 6-1/2 feet wide. It featured a 3...

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A New ME-TV Challenge

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 2, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (6)

Honu just sent us a new challenge from ME-TV. Here's the link - - -

Can you name these characters from 'Hawaii Five-O'?

"See if you can book 'em all."

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New Pictures!

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (3)

As some of you know, the challenge to find pictures for RJL has been a long and hair-pulling one. It all began when several of us purchased pictures of Jack on Ebay, thinking our purchase gave us the right to use those pictures online. Oh, no. The listings began to include the statement "ownership does not convey." Sadly, we learned that "ownership does not convey" meant we had purchased no more than expensive scrapbook material. The options were no more affordable when I tried...

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What's Your Take on This?

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 30, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (3)

I was thinking about criticism launched against Jack for being too authoritative. Specifically, I was thinking of the times when guest stars arrived on the set late, hung over from the night before, and without knowing their lines. Numerous sources have reported that Jack read those guest stars the riot act -- on the set and within full earshot of other people.

Of course, the most tactful way of handling the situation would have been for ...

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"Coronado 9" and "Hawaii Five-0"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 29, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Honu posted the following in the Guestbook:

I wanted to share this. Me-TV has a story this morning about forgotten TV shows from the 1960s, several of which I do remember, like "Diver Dan," "Everglades!" and "Sea Hunt." One show I don't remember is called "Coronado 9" but the description reminded me a little of Hawaii Five-O:

On the heels of hep crime shows 77 Sunset Strip and Surfside 6 c...

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Words of Wisdom

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 11, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Beautiful photography by Dave Morse, master boatwright of Perth, Australia

Words by William A. Ward

Discovering the Undiscovered Artist

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 9, 2018 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Jack and Marie knew how to market his talent as an artist. His works might not have fetched the unimaginable sums garnered by the works of better known artists, but they definitely had (and still have) a nice niche in the world of art.

Not so for such never discovered artists as Harry Bertschmann, who at the age of 86, finds himself unable either to support himself or afford art supplies. With the help of a man who discovers t...

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Happy New Year from the RHHS

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 3, 2018 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (2)

The Richmond Hill Historical Society sent this adorable vintage card to wish us a happy new year.

Christmas Greetings from the RHHS

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 24, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Richmond Hill Historical Society sent us a post card that was mailed to Master Edward Weiler at 435 Spruce Street in Richmond Hill, New York, over 100 years ago!

TUG Kris Kringle

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 21, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The tugboat Kris Kringle

Dave Boone, Maritime Artist

(Used with his permission)

Canlis Restaurant & Bar

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 20, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are some pictures of the restaurant and bar owned and operated by Harry Kwon (Alfred Ryder) in "The Late John Louisiana" (Season 3). The restaurant was seen again in "One Born Every Minute" (Season 4) as Five-0 was about to move in on Joe Connors (Ed Flanders) et al.

Known as Canlis in real life, it was located on Kuhio Avenue and featured a large and ominous Tiki god.

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A Year Without Shopping

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 17, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (6)

Author Ann Patchett attempts to describe what it was like to stem the tide in her shopping habits. For a full year, she passed up the want-to-haves and purchased only what she needed. She described today's spending habits as "gold leaf, an ecstatic celebration of unfeeling billionaire-dom" in which people buy for the sake of buying -- or, one might say, to flaunt one's wealth.

A statement she made caused me to think about...

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Robert Dowdell Writing About Jack and Stoney

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (4)

I chanced upon an article about Jack and Stoney Burke that was written by Robert Dowdell, who portrayed Stoney's sidekick Cody Bristol. In the article, entitled "The Stoney Burke I Knew," Bob Dowdell spoke very highly of Jack and explained many of the issues for which the naysayers faulted Jack through the years.

Yes, Jack kept himself to himself, but he used that time to study his lines. After filming ended for the day, he s...

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Honu's Christmas Carol

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Honu sent this delightful version of Silent Night:

New Photographs of the RMS Titanic

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 12, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

These pages offer fascinating new photographs of the RMS Titanic and discuss lesser known factors that may have contributed to her loss (some credible, some not). Still, it's definitely worth taking a gander:

Neva Patterson

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 9, 2017 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I just watched An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr). Two Five-0 veterans appeared, as well: Richard Denning, who was, of course, Governor Paul Jameson in all twelve seasons, and Neva Patterson, who portrayed Dolly Simmons, headmistress of the girls' reformatory, Hale Maluhia, and personal friend of Steve McGarrett, in “For Old Times Sake” (Season 12).

Miss Patterson (1920-2010) began ac...

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Dark Skies Over the USS Arizona Memorial

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 8, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Steve's Girl sent this photograph, which she took of the Arizona Memorial in 2000. Note the dark and ominous clouds. They give the picture a frightening appearance, don't you think, almost as if recalling what happened on December 7, 1941, and how the skies over Pearl Harbor looked that day.