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The Sour Poi Awards 2013

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2013 — the dumb, the deranged and the indefensible.


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PROBABLY NOT WHAT THEY MEANT BY "STOP THE RAIL"

In January, the Pearlridge Center monorail broke down just short of the Ross store, trapping eight people inside for two hours before Honolulu firefighters came to the rescue.
 

SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU, BILL

Caan wasn’t the only one taking shots at Hawaii this year. In January, media personality Bill O’Reilly aired a piece on Hawaii’s “rampant” drug addition, homelessness and “enormous debt.” In it, he wondered about the state’s liberal, Democratic bent, saying, “Asian people are not liberal by nature. They’re usually more industrious and hard-working.”
 



Illustration: Andrew J. Catanzariti

HEY SCOTT, ALOHA MEAN HELLO AND GOODBYE

Hawaii Five-O co-star Scott Caan ruffled local feathers during a January appearance on Chelsea Handler’s TV show, when he said he hated working in Hawaii. Among his complaints: There’s “a lot of crystal meth,” the food “sucks,” and everything is “very slow motion.” He told Handler, “Everything is too relaxed for me. I like to hustle and there is no hustle there.”
 

 

 


 

IS IT WRONG TO HOPE FOR A WEDDING AND A HYPENATED NAME CHANGE?

A Big Island woman ran into hassles in August because her driver’s license didn’t display her full name. Why? Turns out the state’s computer systems couldn’t accommodate her 35-character last name: Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele. After the woman’s predicament hit the press, a state Department of Transportation spokesperson promised that the system would be upgraded by the end of the year to accommodate 40 letters for first and last names and 35 characters for middle names.
 

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