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scrivener
June 15th, 2005, 01:10 AM
I know a few of you are jonesing for the return of the HawaiiThreads Trivia Contest (while a couple of you are still waiting on your prizes--I know, I know!), but that won't be ready until September.

To tide you over, here's a just-for-fun contest. Every day beginning the evening of the fifteenth and ending on Independence day, I'll put up one picture each of a familiar logo, a local building, and a publicly displayed work of art. Each photo is worth one point for everyone who correctly identifies in PRIVATE MAIL the logo, artwork, or building.

What I'm looking for is not super-detailed info. Your objective is to make me KNOW that you know where/what the object is. For example, if you know WHERE a particular work of art is displayed, that's a good enough answer--you don't also have to give me the title and artist, although that kind of information is always welcome.

I realize that people who live away from Hawaii are at a distinct disadvantage, but that's actually true about everything, not just silly online contests, so they're probably used to that.

One twist I'm putting on this contest: If nobody correctly identifies an object, I'll repost it with the next day's new questions and give everyone another shot.

Okay. Here's a practice set. Please don't send me private mail for this set--it's just to give you a taste of what's going on.

ART:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/practiceart1.jpg

BUILDING:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/practicebuilding1.jpg

LOGO:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/practicelogo1.gif

Oops. Sorry about that last image. I'm too lazy to fix it.

These examples are a bit easier than the ones I've got lined up, but you get the idea.

We're going to the Fourth of July, whether anyone plays or not, so you might as well play! It's just for fun, so jump in.

mel
June 15th, 2005, 06:08 AM
Are the images hosted on your server or here at HawaiiThreads? I think there is a limit on images hosted here.

Serenity
June 15th, 2005, 07:10 AM
Scrivener...

Is that Eddie Ikau surfer dude that stands in Waikiki beach?. :confused:

BTW- One of my hubby's friend(s) is related to that guy.
That guy is his grand or great uncle, or something like that, any way.

Well, you have a good day & week.

Aloha. :)

pzarquon
June 15th, 2005, 07:13 AM
These images appear to be coming from his webserver (check the properties on the images). There is an overall limit to the file sizes consumed by images uploaded to the forum, but hosted elsewhere, not so much. I think there is a limit to the number of images that can be included in a single post, though.

Sounds like fun, Scrivener, and do let us know if you'll accept photographic contributions from others (with the understanding, of course, that we won't be able to claim points for images we sent in!). This is a game I've been wanting to try, ever since I suggested it (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=23287&postcount=4) in an earlier "scavenger hunt" thread.

scrivener
June 15th, 2005, 08:27 AM
...do let us know if you'll accept photographic contributions from others...
Of course I will. Keep in mind, though, that I've been working on this thing for a couple of months (http://hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=23294&postcount=8) and that most of the contest's images are already scheduled, uploaded, and named. If the interest is there, and if there are enough contributions from others (you!), we could always extend the game. In fact, I'd love it if there were more photos.

scrivener
June 15th, 2005, 08:45 PM
Ready for Day 1? Good!

If you want to participate, send your responses via PRIVATE MAIL (click the "private messages" link in the upper-right corner of your screen, under the welcome message) before 9:00 p.m. on June 16. I'll post answers and running scores every day.

Answers are up for debate--if you disagree with my version of the correct answer, we'll open it up for discussion and then I'll rule in the fairest way I can. Remember, it's just for fun!

I have run little games like this on bulletin boards, on mailing lists, and on Saimin (r.i.p.), and every time I've done it, someone messes things up and posts his or her answers in PUBLIC. Please, don't do this! Send me your answers in private mail.

So, two quick rules about that: first, if you p/mail me your responses and then change your mind before 9:00 in the evening, I'll accept your most recent submission. Second, if someone posts responses in public, the rules still apply--everyone who submits correct answers in p/mail, even after the public post, will get credit.

Okay. Let the games begin. First items appear in the next reply. Remember, answer as clearly and specifically as possible!
__________________

scrivener
June 15th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Day 1. Answers due by 9:00 June 16 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo (not photographed by me--my logo files aren't finished being edited):

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day1logo.gif

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day1art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day1building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

memorylane
June 16th, 2005, 06:31 AM
No ability to add input for the game and where the stuff is other than on the beautiful islands which is where you are which i why i am so jealous i could spit, lol.

scrivener
June 17th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Here are the answers for Day 1.

Logo (not photographed by me--my logo files aren't finished being edited):

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/kahalamallanswerday1.jpg
Congratulations to jdub for getting it right!

Art:
Congratulations to kimo55 for getting it right. His answer was so insightful, I'm posting it in its entiretly:

The makai plaque on the King Kamehameha statue base. Titled "Display of Courage."

"As a young boy, Kamehameha received training in the various Hawaiian martial arts while residing in Ka'u with his uncle Kalani'opu'u. Here the warrior-chief displays his courage and his special gift at deflecting and seizing spears hurled all at once."
That's on King Street across Iolani Palace, by the way.

Also by the way, it was while I took this picture that I figured out that you can make it look like you're photographing one thing when you're really photographing something else. This sweetie was on the opposite side of the statue, looking in my direction, so I zoomed right past the statue and captured her for posterity.
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/cutetourist.jpg

Building:
You're looking at the sanctuary building of Kawai`hao Church from Queen Street. The church itself is at the intersection of King and Punchbowl. The bell tolls for jdub, kimo55, mel, and 1stwahine, and Helen who got it right. Extra communion wine for kimo55 who amazingly knew that the Kamehameha and Kawaihao photos were taken about half an hour apart, in the area of three o'clock, before he noticed that the clock on the tower says 3:10.

Current Standings:
2: kimo55, jdub
1: mel, 1stwahine, helen


Keep the guesses coming. New photos, next post!

-----

PS: Some people p/mailed me asking for the answers to the sample photos, so here they are. The logo is Foodland, a wonderfully simple, creative image created by the father of one of my former students. The building is the Prince Kuhio Federal Building at Punchbowl and Nimitz. The art is the statue of Duke Kahanamoku in down at...is it Queen's Surf?

scrivener
June 17th, 2005, 12:28 AM
Day 2. Answers due by 9:00 June 17 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo (not photographed by me--my logo files aren't finished being edited):

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day2logo.gif

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day2art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day2building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 17th, 2005, 10:22 PM
Here are the answers for Day 2!

Logo (not photographed by me--my logo files aren't finished being edited):

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/sealifeparkanswerlogoday2.gif
Eeeee-Eeeee-Eee-Eee-Eeee-Eeee (say it like a dolphin) to mel, 1stwahine, and helen for taking the bait on that one.

Art:
mel and Surfingfarmboy correctly identified this as the 9/11 memorial on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale at the corner of Punchbowl and King. Surfingfarmboy says he thinks it's one of the first permanent 9/11 memorials in the country, if not the first. Can anyone confirm or deny?


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day2building.jpg
Nobody got this one, so I'm posting it again and adding a clue. Your clue is "Go West, Young Man!"

Here are the current standings!
3: mel
2: kimo55, jdub, 1stwahine, helen
1: Surfingfarmboy

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 17th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Day 3! Answers due by 9:00 June 18 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo (the dark shadows are a reflection in the window):
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3logo.jpg

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3building.jpg

Plus, don't forget that yesterday's building is still live, for those who want a second chance.

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 18th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Day 3 Answers!

Logo (the dark shadows are a reflection in the window):
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3logo.jpg
aaaaaaaand nobody got this one! woo! So I'm posting it again with a clue, for those of you who'd like a second shot: "If You Can't Take the Heat..."

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3artanswer.jpg
Yes, it's the Waikiki Business Plaza. Or, as kimo55 poetically put it:

Waikiki Business Plaza makai/ewa corner diagonal concave fountain tile sculpture art. From many floors above, we see slowly cascading waters gently flowing vertically down to street level, while running sensuously across the contours of the multitudinous tiles and writhing koi, seemingly activating them in a fluidicly animated sculture. Having grown up to a large degree in Waikiki, and still passing this uplifting aquatic edifice about thrice weekly, helps it remain firmly planted in the gray membrane.

It also helps that my Dad worked in that building in the early 70's.
Whew. Cascading? Contours? Writhing? Are we talking about a scupture, or, well, never mind. I think I need to go stand beneath it for a few minutes. Puka-shell necklaces and a bunch of time-share flyers go to kimo55 and cezanne, who recognized and identified something I'm sure we have all seen a million times!

Building:
It's the Pink Palace, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, as seen from a few blocks away and across Kalakaua Avenue. She is the Grande Dame of Waikiki, wouldn't you say? kimo55 adds:

One of my favorites. Even as a kama'aina, I still love going to this hotel, which opened Feb 1, 1927, and have a maitai or three at it bar.
As an affecionado of architecture, (anything pre 1980's), I will always appreciate its detail, elegance, layout, its intricate architectural nuances and general beauty which was designed in the Spanish-Moorish style that was popular during the 1920's. This motif can be seen to have been easily influenced by silent picture star Rudolph Valentino. Mission revival touches, albeit with extra flourishes seldom seen, were supplied by cupolas that were created to resemble bell towers. The tallest is evident in Scrivener's pic.
I'd walked past it a million times before I finally wandered around inside a couple of years ago, and it truly is a magnificent building. Such attention to detail tells you that its attendants understand what a special place it is. I think I saw my reflection in one of the wooden handrails.

Also, the annual Bankoh Ki Hoalu festival was on the lawn there one year, and it was the nicest of the venues I've seen this awesome (free) concert at. They really should have it there every year.

MaiTais go to kimo55, Linkmeister, and Surfingfarmboy for correctly identifying the Pink Palace.

Okay. Nobody got the building photo from two days ago, so I'm giving it one more day (I arbitrarily decided that three days would be the lifespan of these) with a new clue: Jason Elam is quite familiar with it; Ashley Lelie will probably become so; Timmy Chang's a longshot.

Also, Surfingfarmboy contributed this link (http://911memorials.org/usa/archives/2005/03/19/eternal-flame-in-front-of-honolulu-hale/), which gives some details about the Honolulu Hale 9/11 memorial and links to Pzarquon's online journal.

Here are the current standings!
4: kimo55
3: mel
2: jdub, 1stwahine, helen, Surfingfarmboy
1: cezanne, linkmeister

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 18th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Day 4! Answers due by 9:00 June 19 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo (not photographed by me):
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day4logo.jpg

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day4art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day4building.jpg

Plus, don't forget that the building from two days ago and the logo from yesterday are still worth points!

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 19th, 2005, 11:03 PM
Day 4 answers!

Logo (not photographed by me):
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day4logoanswer.gif
Loco mocos to helen and Glen Miyashiro for recognizing the lovely and inspiring logo of UH-Hilo, my Alma Mater. Hail, Vulcans, Hail!

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/skygate1.jpg
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/skygate4.jpg
Glen Miyashiro, Linkmeister, and cezanne recognized US artist Isamu Noguchi's Sky Gate in the city's municipal park, near the Kapiolani / King split. It's truly a lovely sculpture; I recommend you take some time one day to really examine it. At least take a look (http://www.noguchi.org) at some of his other work. The playground stuff is fantastic. Somewhere, there's a photo of a model of playground stuff he planned to do in Honolulu, but that work was never realized. Too bad.

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day4buildinganswer.jpg
Here's a look at the way you're used to seeing it, complete with typical Nimitz traffic. I figured this one would be easy; it's tough to miss the unique architecture of Ward Warehouse, one of my favorite high school hangouts (there was a gallery there called Rare Discovery that I really dug). Blizzards and comic books to helen, Glen Miyashiro (who scored the first three-point sweep of this contest!), and kimo55 for nailing it!

kimo55 says that Ward Warehouse is

in the location previously occupied by my favorite shop in the 60's and 70's. Cost Plus Imports, which was housed in a quanset hut there.
What kind of a place was that? And they couldn't think of a more creative name than "Cost Plus?" I mean, isn't everything we buy "cost plus?"

Okay. I have to continue this in the next post, because I've hit my picture limit in this post. To Be Continued . . .

scrivener
June 19th, 2005, 11:31 PM
Okay. Nobody got the building from three days ago, so I'll tell you now that it's an upward, inside shot from the lobby of the Ihilani Hotel in Koolina (formerly, West Beach), where the NFL Pro-Bowlers stay every February (the NFL books the entire hotel).

However, cezanne did correctly name the logo from yesterday, thanks to a second chance and a hint:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3logoanswer.jpg
Well done, cezanne!

Here are the current standings!
5: kimo55
4: helen
3: mel, Glen Miyashiro, cezanne
2: jdub, 1stwahine, Surfingfarmboy, linkmeister

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 19th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Day 5! Answers due by 9:00 June 20 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day5logo.jpg

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day5art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day5building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

kimo55
June 20th, 2005, 12:34 AM
What kind of a place was that?


Imports of rattan, wicker, india goods and handicrafts, also cargo from parts east and west and far afield, flostam and jetsam, books incunabulae, etc. etc., ad infinitum...




And they couldn't think of a more creative name than "Cost Plus?" I mean, isn't everything we buy "cost plus?"


This was the simple, hippie days...
back then, we understood the implication as;
"cost, plus a little more. not too much more. But a little more and we tell ya it's just a little more..."

ya know; cost, plus a little more just to keep us in business, but also just enuff ta keep you feeling yer gettin a good wholesale bargain. As opposed to 50% profit margin, aka 100% markup, which is what many things generally are, and which is not at all known as "cost plus"... not like in the "cost plus" archaic era; days of south seas merchantile trading, direct from the importer selling/buying, and dealmaking right at the docks or huts, shacks, little shops just in from da beach... which is what we were fresh from, back in the day, before "ottuh may shun".

cezanne
June 20th, 2005, 10:18 AM
However, cezanne did correctly name the logo from yesterday, thanks to a second chance and a hint:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day3logoanswer.jpg
Well done, cezanne!


My wife deciphered the clue: "if you can't take the heat". I was thinking more in the lines of air conditioning company haha. I just wanted be up front, in case there's an appeal/investigation later in the contest. :D

Linkmeister
June 20th, 2005, 09:13 PM
We have a hanging clay fish tank from Rare Discovery. Mom bought it for Dad's birthday or something, and I carted it home. The damned box tore a hole in my fabric-covered car seat.

You can see tanks like it here (http://www.robertcomptonpottery.com/Sales-Aquariums-Master.htm) . He's the same guy who made the one we own.

scrivener
June 20th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Day 5 answers! Wow, you folks jumped all over these!

Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day5logoanswer.jpg
Two things. First, I had no idea this was such a recognizable logo. Second, when I took the name out of the source photo, I used PhotoShop's blur tool to sorta smooth it out (I usually do much nicer work, but I was in a hurry). That tool is shaped like an index finger, and I used it to trace the upper contour of the logo's, um, bottom. It was more stimulating than I'd like to admit, really. Bright red bikini bottoms go to helen, kimo55, Glen Miyashiro, and AbsoluteChaos for not letting that one make them loco.

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day5artanswer.jpg
You know, I'm quite sure that if I was a contestant in this game, I'd have been the only participant not to know this one, 'cause everyone else did! helen, kimo55, Surfingfarmboy, dick, AbsoluteChaos, Linkmeister, Glen Miyashiro, and 1stwahine all took the wisest tack and scored on that.

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day5buildinganswer.jpg
Holy tourist traps, everyone also recognized this one right off. I thought I could sneak this one past you, since as kimo55 correctly states, it's the side of the tower facing Diamond Head, and not the side of the tower we normally look at. However, helen, Surfingfarmboy, kimo55, Dick, AbsoluteChaos, Glen Miyashiro, and 1stwahine all towered above, well, everyone who didn't submit a response.

Here are the current standings!
8: kimo55
6: helen, Glen Miyashiro
4: 1stwahine, Surfingfarmboy
3: mel, cezanne, Linkmeister, AbsoluteChaos
2: jdub, dick

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 20th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Day 5! Answers due by 9:00 June 21 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6logo.jpg

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

1stwahine
June 20th, 2005, 10:21 PM
cough,cough...how come i'm in two standings? one for (4) and one for (2). Is one for handicap? haha i think i have (4) total but if you want to add the other (2) i'll take it cause tonight's three is hard brah!

auntie lynn aka auntie PUPULE ;)

scrivener
June 20th, 2005, 10:46 PM
Whoops. Sorry about that, and thanks for the heads-up. I've edited the post.

Linkmeister
June 21st, 2005, 12:08 PM
Hey, check your private message again. I think I identified the Aloha Tower too, although I hedged. No point? :D

scrivener
June 21st, 2005, 10:18 PM
Day 6 Answers!

Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6logoanswer.jpg
Grass skirts to kimo55 and AbsoluteChaos for getting that one right!

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6artanswer.jpg
I knew dick was going to get this one. It's in front of the new University of Hawaii medical school building in Kakaako, and it's just lovely. The title of the work is Dream Leaves and its creator is Ed Carpenter. I encourage you to spend time with it, if you get the opportunity. Here are a couple more looks at it:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/medschool6.jpg
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/medschool9.jpg

Building:
Okay, nobody got this one, but someone was close and that's all I can say, so I'm offering it up again with a clue: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Just a note: if you word your answer in a manner that doesn't make it clear that it's your guess, I can't count it. That's what happened with Linkmeister, who wrote yesterday: "It can't be the Aloha Tower, can it?" Sorry.

Here are the current standings!
9: kimo55
6: helen, Glen Miyashiro
4: 1stwahine, Surfingfarmboy, AbsoluteChaos
3: mel, cezanne, Linkmeister, dick
2: jdub

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 21st, 2005, 10:51 PM
Day 7! Answers due by 9:00 June 22 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day7logo.gif

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day7art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day7building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 22nd, 2005, 10:32 PM
Day 7 Answers!

Logo:
Yes, it is the now-unused logo for the now-defunct City Bank. Nice work, Glen Miyashiro, AbsoluteChaos, and kimo55!

Art:
This piece is called Hoaka (1986) and it is by Edward Brownlee. It is a representation of a Hawaiian warrior's crested helmet and can be found on the Halekauwila Street side of the Ke`elikolani building on Punchbowl Street. When I was down on my knees reading the title placard, a woman passing by asked me, "Does it say what it is?" "No. Just the title and artist," I called back. "I think it's a turtle--That's what it's always looked like to me," she said. I told her it looked more like a horse to me. I mention this because in taking these many photos these past few weeks, I've had many similar conversations with people I don't know. This is one of the wonderful things about art in these public places, I think. It is a worthwhile investment by our govern]ment. You hear that, Mel? :) Anyway, loud warrior calls to Glen Miyashiro and Mel for getting it right!

Building
As I expected, lots of people identified the Ward Theaters building. Frozen Junior Mints to Glen Miyashiro, Surfingfarmboy, AbsoluteChaos, Mel, kimo55, and helen for getting it right!

Yesterday's building was the State Department of Transportation Highways Division building on Punchbowl, as correctly identified by 1stwahine, Surfingfarmboy, Mel, and helen. Here's how you usually see it:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6buildinganswer.jpg

Here are the current standings!
11: kimo55
9: Glen Miyashiro
8: helen
6: Surfingfarmboy, AbsoluteChaos, mel
5: 1stwahine
3: cezanne, Linkmeister, dick
2: jdub

I'm feeling slightly unwell this evening, so the photo contest takes a one-day break. Go answer the latest 5 Questions instead!

kimo55
June 22nd, 2005, 10:55 PM
hey! Get Well, Scriv. We're hooked.

mel
June 22nd, 2005, 11:49 PM
Art:
This piece is called Hoaka (1986) and it is by Edward Brownlee. .... This is one of the wonderful things about art in these public places, I think. It is a worthwhile investment by our govern]ment. You hear that, Mel? :)

Don't start me up on this one because we are in the wrong topic for a debate on tax spending priorities.

jdub
June 23rd, 2005, 12:45 AM
get well, scriv...i'm humbled...maybe i do need to get out more...

AuntieNellieKulolo
June 23rd, 2005, 06:31 AM
Imports of rattan, wicker, india goods and handicrafts, also cargo from parts east and west and far afield, flostam and jetsam, books incunabulae, etc. etc., ad infinitum...


This was the simple, hippie days...
back then, we understood the implication as;
"cost, plus a little more. not too much more. But a little more and we tell ya it's just a little more..."

ya know; cost, plus a little more just to keep us in business, but also just enuff ta keep you feeling yer gettin a good wholesale bargain. As opposed to 50% profit margin, aka 100% markup, which is what many things generally are, and which is not at all known as "cost plus"... not like in the "cost plus" archaic era; days of south seas merchantile trading, direct from the importer selling/buying, and dealmaking right at the docks or huts, shacks, little shops just in from da beach... which is what we were fresh from, back in the day, before "ottuh may shun".

Ho, now I remember that place. I think they had a store at Koko Marina too? I still have a little African carving I got there when I was about 10 years old. I used to love that store, and India Imports, when they still sold Indian stuff, before a Japanese company bought it and turned it into a gold chains/eelskin/sequin evening dress emporium.

Glen Miyashiro
June 23rd, 2005, 08:32 AM
Scrivener showcased this sculpture, Dream Leaves, in front of the new UH Medical School in Kaka'ako, a few days ago. Some friends and I were discussing it, and we were trying to figure out why some of the stalks of kalo had leaves and others were bare. Any ideas why?? :confused:

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day6artanswer.jpg

kimo55
June 23rd, 2005, 08:35 AM
we were trying to figure out why some of the stalks of kalo had leaves and others were bare. Any ideas why??



artistic licence.

scrivener
June 23rd, 2005, 09:35 AM
we were trying to figure out why some of the stalks of kalo had leaves and others were bare. Any ideas why??
I don't know if this helps, but on the placard is a quote by the artist, saying that it was a playful, semi-realistic, semi-fantastic sculpture with a lot of the proportions fooled around with; I saw a lot of those stalks more as blades of grass than as stalks of kalo.

kimo55
June 23rd, 2005, 11:01 AM
Ho, now I remember that place. I think they had a store at Koko Marina too?



don't remember koko marina location... will haveta dig up my old adverts on it.

They had this long "room" on the side where you stepped up a couple old worn out wood steps to a platform where they had low elevated shelves absolutely full of dozens of boxes of production stills and etc. of sooo many movies! It was too cool.
(we gotta create anodda thread: "remembah dat ol store?")

scrivener
June 23rd, 2005, 10:34 PM
Day 8! Answers due by 9:00p.m., June 24 in PRIVATE MAIL.

Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day8logo.jpg

Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day8art.jpg

Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day8building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 23rd, 2005, 11:15 PM
We have a hanging clay fish tank from Rare Discovery. Mom bought it for Dad's birthday or something, and I carted it home. The damned box tore a hole in my fabric-covered car seat.
Whoa. That's super-cool, and exactly the kind of thing I loved looking at on those days I'd cruise Ward Warehouse after school. It was such a great store!

scrivener
June 24th, 2005, 10:09 PM
Day 8 Answers!

Logo:

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day8logoanswer.jpg
We've all seen the sign a million times, but it was only correctly identified by helen, mel, Glen Miyashiro, dick, and cezanne!

Art:

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day8artanswer.jpg
It's one of my favorite sculptures ever, and Father Damien is one of my favorite historical figures. In a world where people worry about being used or taken advantage of or ripped off, here was a man who just took care of others' needs. Molokai mule rides to Glen Miyashiro, Surfingfarmboy, and cezanne for recognizing the good Father's statue in front of the State Capital building.

Building:
Of all the photos I've posted so far, this is probably the least fair. Anyone familiar with the campus at UH-Manoa would know it immediately, while anyone else wouldn't have a prayer. Still, it's quite a building. Mortarboards to helen, Glen Miyashiro, kimo55, dick, and cezanne for recognizing Jefferson Hall, one of several buildings that comprise the East West Center.

Here are the current standings!
12: kimo55, Glen Miyashiro
10: helen
7: Surfingfarmboy
6: AbsoluteChaos, mel, cezanne
5: 1stwahine, dick
3: Linkmeister
2: jdub

Hey! If you haven't jumped in yet and still want to play, just play!
New photos, next post!

kimo55
June 24th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Father Damien is one of my favorite historical figures. In a world where people worry about being used or taken advantage of or ripped off, here was a man who just took care of others' needs.


and if... you want to witness a fairly good rendition of said life, rent da video.
Has kristoferson among many others. Great story.
will humble you into the life of a nun!

scrivener
June 24th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Day 9! Answers due by 9:00p.m., June 25 in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9logo.jpg


Art: I will be shocked (shocked!) if someone gets this on the first day!
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9building.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 25th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Day 9 Answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9logoanswer.jpg
Fill-ups go to mel, Surfingfarmboy, AbsoluteChaos, Glen Miyashiro, and dick for recognizing the seemingly ubiquitous Tesoro logo.


Art: I was quite sure nobody would get this one, so here's a second look and a clue.
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9art2ndtry.jpg
Clue: That bird atop the bell is a crane.


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9buildinganswer.jpg
Here's another look at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Beretania and Queen Emma. If that guy looking at a map needs direction, he's headed in the wrong direction--he should be going INTO the building! Congratulations to helen, AbsoluteChaos, Glen Miyashiro, kimo55, dick, and mel for recognizing the Episcopal priory.

Here are the current standings!
14: Glen Miyashiro
13: kimo55
11: helen
8: Surfingfarmboy, AbsoluteChaos, mel
7: dick
6: cezanne
5: 1stwahine
3: Linkmeister
2: jdub

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 25th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Day 10! Answers due by 9:00p.m., June 26 in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day10logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day10art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day10building.jpg

...and don't forget that yesterday's art photo is still live!

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 26th, 2005, 10:54 PM
Day 10 answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day10logoanswer.jpg
It's a pretty lame logo, if you ask me, but Surfingfarmboy, Glen Miyashiro, and mel all recognized it. Adds Surfingfarmboy: "I believe the first logo they used, back in their infancy, was 'Moki Man.'" Whew. Good thing he's not running the trivia contest, 'cause I'd never have gotten that right!


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day10artanswer1.jpg
"Oooooohhhh," some of you are thinking now, recognizing the art in its whole. Yes, it's probably the most visible art on the campus at UH-Manoa, right there in the heart of Campus Center. Full credit and no homework goes to Glen Miyashiro and that's it! I'm so fond of this mural that I'm including a few more shots of it in the next post.


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day10buildinganswer.jpg
I don't think it's opened yet, but the day before yesterday they began moving the cars from the used-car lot on Automobile Row and from the main lot on Ala Moana Boulevard to this new Honolulu Ford location on Houghtailing. New Ford Mustangs go to Glen Miyashiro and mel for recognizing the new locale. By the way, New City Nissan is also moving to Kalihi, on the property that is currently the Kalihi Shopping Center. I don't know whether to be pleased or disappointed, to be honest.


And here's one more look at yesterday's still-unanswered art object, with another two clues:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day8art3rdtry.jpg
clue 1: My mom, who is from Sasebo, Japan, has been invited to ring the bell, which is rung exactly once a year.
clue 2: http://a1204.g.akamai.net/7/1204/1401/04102613011/images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8440000/8442487.jpg

Here are the current standings!
17: Glen Miyashiro
13: kimo55
11: helen
10: mel
9: Surfingfarmboy
8: AbsoluteChaos
7: dick
6: cezanne
5: 1stwahine
3: Linkmeister
2: jdub

New photos, post after next!

scrivener
June 26th, 2005, 11:06 PM
I know nobody asked, but I always thought the components of this mural, taken separately, were much more interesting than the mural itself, so here are a few details.


http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/campuscenter4.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/campuscenter2.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/campuscenter3.jpg

For those interested, the mural's title is Hawai`i Ka`u Kumu, which I think means "Hawaii, Our Teacher." It is credited to Calley O'Neill with Theresa Ho, Christopher Turco, and others, 1982.

scrivener
June 26th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Day 11! Answers due by 9:00 p.m., June 27 in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day11logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day11art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day11building.jpg

...and don't forget that the day-before-yesterday's art photo is still live!

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 27th, 2005, 10:58 PM
Day 11 Answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day11logoanswer.jpg
AbsoluteChaos, Surfingfarmboy, Linkmeister, Glen Miyashiro, Moto, mel, kimo55, helen, and Lavagal all recognized the Central Pacific Bank logo; of nine respondants tonight, all nine of them knew this one! And look: A Moto sighting!


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day11artanswer.jpg
Man, I hate this painting on the wall above the Queen Street / South Street Kinko's. The eyes in the mountains are kind of cool, but the shark (which intentionally is not seen in this picture) is all wrong, unless I'm getting the painting all wrong. Take a close look at it next time and tell me you don't see something wrong with how it's painted! Mountain apples go to Glen Miyashiro, kimo55, and Lavagal for recognizing one of the ugliest murals I've seen in this town.

Building:
Ah, yes. The Board of Water Supply's Kakaako Pumping Station: highly visible, much-discussed, long-unused, and most interesting. AbsoluteChaos, Linkmeister, Glen Miyashiro, Mel, helen, kimo55, and Lavagal all recognized the venerable landmark. Additionally, mel provides this linke (http://starbulletin.com/2004/01/25/editorial/special.html) to a great article about the building. Personally, I always thought it would make a lovely playhouse, although I also like the brewpub idea!

Okay, the art photo from three days ago is the Nagasaki Peace Bell on the grounds of the city's municipal center, close to the Punchbowl / Beretania intersection and right behind the Early Education Center. If you went to Taste of Honolulu, you were very close to it. Apparently my clue about it being rung once a year is wrong. It seems that in addition to the the anniversary date of the Nagasaki bombing, the bell is also rung on Martin Luther King Day. My mother is a past and possibly current president of the Honolulu chapter of Nagasaki Kenjinkai, which is why she's rung the bell.

Surfingfarmboy and Glen Miyashiro scored on that photo's last day.

Here are the current standings!
21: Glen Miyashiro
16: kimo55
13: helen
12: mel
11: Surfingfarmboy
10: AbsoluteChaos
7: dick
6: cezanne
5: 1stwahine, Linkmeister
3: Lavagal
2: jdub
1: moto

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scrivener
June 27th, 2005, 11:54 PM
Day 12! Answers due by 9:00 p.m., June 28 in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day12logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day12art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day12building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

cezanne
June 28th, 2005, 09:05 PM
I know nobody asked, but I always thought the components of this mural, taken separately, were much more interesting than the mural itself, so here are a few details.

[center]http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/campuscenter4.jpg
[img]http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/campuscenter2.jpg
[img]http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/campuscenter3.jpg
For those interested, the mural's title is [i]Hawai`i Ka`u Kumu, which I think means "Hawaii, Our Teacher." It is credited to Calley O'Neill with Theresa Ho, Christopher Turco, and others, 1982.

I remember them painting that.

scrivener
June 28th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Day 12 Answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day12logoanswer.jpg
What is it about bank logos? Are they so visible that they plaster themselves into our brains, or do the banks just do a really good job of selecting effective symbols? I don't know, but perhaps Glen Miyashiro, shave ice, helen, Surfingfarmboy, mel, AuntieNellieKulolo, dick, or kimo55, who all identified this logo, could answer.


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day12artanswer.jpg
This is not very well shot. Don't laugh, dick--I took it in a hurry!
This sculpture, by Mamoru Sato, is called Passage and is located on Punchbowl Street, near the parking garage. A close looks reveals that the side "entrance" of the passage is colored black, to represent the difficult periods we face. The face of the "exit" is mirrored, to illustrate our condition when we emerge from the difficult times. Congratulations to Glen Miyashiro, AuntieNellieKulolo, dick, and helen, who recognized the rather interesting (or "goofy" as Glen Miyashiro calls it!) work. Most popular wrong guess: The people standing around outside the UH Law Library.

Building:
Easily the most recognizable building on the island, except for maybe Aloha Tower, the State Capitol Building symbolizes a volcanic island, complete with surrounding water, concrete palm tree pillars, and crater, opening up to the sky. Do you know that our Capitol building is the only capitol building in the country that doesn't have a rotunda? I say that makes it cool all by itself, don't you? By the way, does anyone know the story on that American Savings Bank building on Ward (hm...banks again) that looks like a miniature version of the capitol? Always was curious about that. Political favors go out to Glen Miyashiro, shave ice, helen, Surfingfarmboy, mel, Moto, Linkmeister, AuntieNellieKulolo, dick, kimo55, and Lavagal for correctly identifying the building.

H]ere are the cu]rrent] standings!
24: Glen Miyashiro
20: kimo55
16: helen
14: mel
13: Surfingfarmboy
10: AbsoluteChaos, dick
6: cezanne, Linkmeister
5: 1stwahine
4: Lavagal
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice
1: moto

New Photos, Next Post!]]]]]]]]]

scrivener
June 28th, 2005, 11:35 PM
Day 13! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. June 29 in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo: Not really a logo, but it'll have to do for today!
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day13logo.gif


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day13art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day13building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

Glen Miyashiro
June 29th, 2005, 10:15 AM
What is it about bank logos? Are they so visible that they plaster themselves into our brains, or do the banks just do a really good job of selecting effective symbols?Hey, when you see that logo on an envelope -- one that you want to open and know the contents of -- once a month for years and years, it kinda seeps into your subconscious.

scrivener
June 29th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Day 13 Answers!

Logo: Actually, I stopped by the warehouse store today and this little guy was on everything, so I guess he is a logo.
I took a nice picture of the menehune next to the Menehune Mac sign, but suddenly the GIMP is giving me problems, so perhaps tomorrow.
Mac nut cookies go to kimo55, Moto, Lavagal, helen, and Keith H for identifying Mac!


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day13art2ndtry.jpg
Nobody got it, so here's a second look.

Building:
I expected this one to be tougher, but "Honolulu Hale," said kimo55, dick, helen, Lavagal, 1stwahine, Glen Miyashiro, Keith H., and mel!

Okay. Current standings! Note: Yesterday's score for Moto was wrong; this is (or should be) the correct version.

25: Glen Miyashiro
22: kimo55
18: helen
15: mel
13: Surfingfarmboy
11: dick
10: AbsoluteChaos
6: cezanne, Linkmeister, 1stwahine, Lavagal
3: AuntieNellieKulolo, moto
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 29th, 2005, 11:20 PM
Day 14! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. June 30 in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo: Sorry about the size! I'll get the stupid image editor working tomorrow. And yeah. It's out of focus.
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day14logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day14art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day14building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
June 30th, 2005, 10:17 PM
Day 14 Answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day14logoanswer.jpg
I always liked this one. It's an A and it's a wave. Simple and graceful and wholly appropriate. Five bucks of unleaded go to Glen Miyashiro, helen, kimo55, Surfingfarmboy, dick, mel, Moto, AbsolutChaos, Linkmeister, and lavagal!


Art:
This is a monument commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the first Korean immigrants in Hawaii, and is located in Pawaa Park between King and Young (and Keeaumoku and Kalakaua). I never really thought much of this, but perhaps I just don't know enough about Korean art. Fried mandoo and taegu go out to Glen Miyashiro, helen, dick, mel, and lavagal for remembering a sight we've all driven past a zillion times!

Building:
Nice job. It's another look at the brand-new UH Medical School building in Kakaako, this time without the gigantic taro leaves. Ten CCs of plasma, STAT! to Glen Miyashiro, helen, dick, and mel for their sharp eyes. Wait, that sounds like the plasma is for their eyes, and that's not what I meant.

Okay. Yesterday's art. It's called Ka Hooilina Mau Loa. It's in what's called Grover Cleveland Park (which AbsolutChaos knew!) behind the Keelikolani Building on the Queen Street side, near Punchbowl Street. According to Donald Harvey, the artist, the title means "The Eternal Legacy" and symbolizes the legacies left by Kamehameha the Great, Ruth Keelikolani, and Bernice Pauahi Bishop for the people of Hawaii. I always think of synchronized swimming when I see it. Look at it! So yeah. This complete view rang the bells for Glen Miyashiro, dick, mel, and AbsolutChaos!

Here are t]he current standings!
29: Glen Miyashiro
23: kimo55
20: helen
19: mel
15: dick
14: Surfingfarmboy
12: AbsoluteChaos
7: Linkmeister, lavagal
6: cezanne, 1stwahine
4: moto
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

New photos, next post!

scrivener
June 30th, 2005, 10:22 PM
Day 15! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. July 1, in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
July 1st, 2005, 09:43 PM
Day 15 Answers!

Logo:
Ooooooh...no winners on this one! So I'll give you another shot and a clue: http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15logoclue1.gif


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15art3.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15art4.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15art5.jpg
Yes. It's the tile mural on the United Public Workers building on School Street in Kalihi (right next to Golden Palace, a pretty good Chinese restaurant), a building that's seen more than its share of taking out the trash, but perhaps I should watch what I say, lest someone find me floating face-down in Nuuanu Stream next weekend. AbsolutChaos, Glen Miyashiro, dick, and lavagal may take a cigarette break on school grounds for getting it right! Sure it's illegal, but UPW members are exempt from that law because of their collective bargaining agreement!

Building:
It's not the best whatever-it-is, but it's not bad and it's convenient, and the place has ambience: Perry's Smorgy on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki! Extra horseradish for helen, dick, and AbsoluteChaos for knowing their Waikiki!

Here are the current standings, with three days left to play!
30: Glen Miyashiro
23: kimo55
21: helen
19: mel
17: dick
14: Surfingfarmboy, AbsolutChaos
8: lavagal
7: Linkmeister
6: cezanne, 1stwahine
4: moto
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

New photos, next post!

scrivener
July 1st, 2005, 10:34 PM
Day 15! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. July 2, in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day16logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day16art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day16building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
July 2nd, 2005, 09:54 PM
Day 16 Answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day16logoanswer.jpg
Another menehune! Cold bottles go to helen, AbsolutChaos, Glen Miyashiro, mel, lavagal, Linkmeister, Surfingfarmboy, and Moto for recognizing the little guy.


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day16art2ndlook.jpg
Aaaaaaand nobody got it! So here's a second look. Woof! Woof!

Building:
Well! Only helen and Lavagal recognized the Honolulu Fire Department's training facility at the Ewa end of Nimitz, near the airport. If you take the airport viaduct into town , you probably see it every morning! Well, the top of it, anyway. It's much easier to see if you're getting on from Hickam, actually.

Other guesses: A back view of the Occidental Building (good guess, I say), some part of Halawa Prison, and "I swear this building looks like a medical building that sits on this makai side of North King Street somewhere between (appx.) the Kapalama Canal and Akepo. The building I'm thinking has an outdoor stairwell that looks just like the one in your picture..the stairwell leads to different levels of a parking garage, and it's easily seen from N. King. But hey, enough description of a building that is probably not the one you're looking for. Anyway, my guess: It's a medical building on North King Street." That last one is from Surfingfarmboy, whose guesses are always entertaining!

King Street between Dillingham and Waiakamilo DOES have a whole bunch of very distinct buildings. I'm endlessly fascinated by the architecture in the area.

Okay. Nobody got the logo photo from two days ago, so here's your last shot, and a new clue:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15logohint2.jpg

Current Standings! Here They Are!
31: Glen Miyashiro
23: kimo55, helen
20: mel
17: dick
15: Surfingfarmboy, AbsolutChaos
10: lavagal
8: Linkmeister
6: cezanne, 1stwahine
5: moto
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

New photos, next post!

scrivener
July 2nd, 2005, 10:53 PM
Day 17! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. July 3, in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day17logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day17art.jpg


Building: (All of them together)
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day17building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
July 3rd, 2005, 10:16 PM
Day 17 Answers! I'm going to take two posts to put up the answers and scores, so if you're reading this and it's the most recent post, just chill. I'm on the mutha.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day17logoanswer.jpg
Ah yes. CoffeeTalk. One of my favorite hangouts, especially during NaNoWriMo. Cafe au laits for Surfingfarmboy, lavagal, dick, and Glen Miyashiro for knowing their Waialae Avenue!


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day17artanswer.jpg
AbsolutChaos, Glen Miyashiro, lavagal, mel, and dick recognized Aquarius, the 1969 mosaic on the floor of the state capitol building, just beneath where the rotunda would be if ours weren't the only capitol building in the nation that doesn't have a rotunda! The artist is Tadashi Sato, who recently died.

Building: (All of them together)
You've seen it a million times: the Kapalama Campus of the Kamehameha Schools! No detention for AbsolutChaos, lavagal, mel, dick, and helen for getting that one right!

Current standings and answers to yesterday's art and the day-before-yesterday's logo, next post!

scrivener
July 3rd, 2005, 10:54 PM
Day 17 Update, Continue!


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day16art3rdlook.jpg
I knew dick was going to get this, and he was the only one. This very large and very interesting sculpture is called Barking Sands (1978), and it's by Peter Voulkos, a mainland artist who was stationed on Kauai in his youth. You can see it on the Halekauila Street side of the Federal Building, right across the street from Hoaka. If you get a chance to spend some time with it, get a good look from multiple angles. The different lines and shapes, especially with the bright sunlight and sharp shadows, are fascinating.

First, the best guess ever, from Surfingfarmboy:
Combining "go" and "to" makes "goto", which in Japanese, means "robber; burglar". I highly doubt that the OCCC has a cutesy logo associated with it, so ixnay that guess.

You gave today's contestants 4 clues: The first 3 picture clues directly/indirectly refer to the number "five". The last picture clue refers to the number two. The telephone fax number at the Honolulu Hale is 808-527-5552. So therefore (if I had math symbols on this laptop, I'd use the 3 equidistant dots to indicate "therefore"), this is a logo associated with the Honolulu Hale.

I'm . . . speechless! That's even better than helen's correct guess about the paintball magazine when we did the trivia contest in March! Well, helen's was better in one respect: that was a correct guess, while this is an incorrect guess. Still!

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15logohint2.jpg
Let's take a look at this clue.
The first image is of the classic Japanese game of Go, seen recently in Ron Howard's Oscar-winning best picture, A Beautiful Mind. The second image is the Chinese pictograph for the number five. In Japanese, it's pronounced "Go." The third image is the famous $200-awarding Go space on a Monopoly board. The fourth image is a 2 on a die.

If you're a fan of UH (Manoa) sports on K-5 "the Home Team," you'll know where this is going before you see the picture. Put these four images together, and you get: "Go, go, go to . . ."

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day15logoanswer.jpg

I believe this is the first picture in the whole two-week contest not to be identified. That's remarkable, you fabulous people!

Okay. Current standings with two days to go:
33: Glen Miyashiro
24: helen
23: kimo55
22: mel
21: dick
17: AbsolutChaos
16: Surfingfarmboy
13: lavagal
8: Linkmeister
6: cezanne, 1stwahine
5: moto
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

New photos, next post!

scrivener
July 3rd, 2005, 11:40 PM
Day 18! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. July 4, in PRIVATE MAIL.


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day18logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day18art.jpg


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day18building.jpg


Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
July 4th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Day 18 Answers!


Logo:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day18logoanswer.jpg
Isn't this a cute logo? I really like it. Kibble and catnip go to Glen Miyashiro, helen, lavagal, AbsolutChaos, mel, and Surfingfarmboy for getting their fur-rocious knowledge. What talon-ted people! It's really gives one paws. I'm winging it now; can you tell?

Art:
This is actually only half the sculpture, called Parent I and Young Girl by Barbara Hepworth, on the corner of King and Punchbowl on the lawn of the Hawaii State Library. I couldn't get a shot wide enough to include the Young Girl except pictures that gave too much information away in the background. Bertie Botts Everyflavor Beans to Glen Miyashiro and mel for their keen eyes.


Building:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day18buildinganswer.jpg
This is almost the same shot, but this is more like the way you usually see the Royal Mausoleum on Nuuanu Avenue. Surfingfarm boy actually had the right idea, but he said Oahu Cemetary, which is across the street and down about a hundred yards. However, 1stwahine, AbsolutChaos, Glen Miyashiro, and mel were dead-on. oops.

Here are the current standings with one day left to play:
36: Glen Miyashiro
25: helen, mel
23: kimo55
21: dick
19: AbsolutChaos
17: Surfingfarmboy
14: lavagal
8: Linkmeister
7:1stwahine
6: cezanne
5: moto
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

scrivener
July 4th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Day 19! Answers due by 9:00 p.m. July 5, in PRIVATE MAIL.

This is the last day, so if nobody gets these, that's it. No extra chances! I think these will be tough, so I'm giving little clues for three of them. Yes, three of the four, because I'm tossing in a fourth photo today.


Logo: The business represented by this logo has been named several times on HawaiiThreads!
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19logo.jpg


Art:
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19art.jpg


Building: I changed my mind. No hint for this one. Too easy!
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19building.jpg


Grave: Also named on HawaiiThreads. Back in March.
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19grave.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
July 5th, 2005, 10:24 PM
Day 19 Answers! I will again take two posts to do this.


Logo: The business represented by this logo has been named several times on HawaiiThreads in this thread (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=5445&highlight=hakubundo)!
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19logoanswer.jpg
Sadly, nobody got this one! This is the third photo nobody identified (the others were the Kilgos photo and the Ihilani photo)


Building: As discussed in this thread (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=5747&highlight=queen+theater)!
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19buildinganswer1.jpg
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19buildinganswer2.jpg
Extra buttered popcorn (blech!) to Glen Miyashiro and Surfingfarmboy for getting it right!


Grave: Also named on HawaiiThreads. Back in March. (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=22301&postcount=64[/url)
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day19graveanswer1.jpg
If you look closely at the original photo, you'll see someone has left a baseball there. Only Surfingfarmboy got it!

More stuff. Next post.
Good luck, and have fun!

scrivener
July 5th, 2005, 11:56 PM
Day 19 Answers, concluded!
The artwork is a very large mosaic located in the Leiopapa a Kamehameha Building (also known as the State Office Tower), across Beretania from St. Andrew's Cathedral. It's called Leiopapa a Kamehameha (1992) and it's by Yvonne Cheng. This thing is just amazing, I tell you. Here are a few details (I have more, but really, you should just go see it yourself!):

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/stateofficetower2.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/stateofficetower4.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/stateofficetower5.jpg

http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/stateofficetower7.jpg

And while you're there, walk over to the elevator and check out the little history they have there, explaining who Leiopapa was, and how really cool his parents were.

Okay. Glen Miyashiro and AbsolutChaos correctly identified the mosaic.

This means that the final scores are!
38: Glen Miyashiro
25: helen, mel
23: kimo55
21: dick
20: AbsolutChaos
19: Surfingfarmboy
14: lavagal
8: Linkmeister
7:1stwahine
6: cezanne
5: moto
3: AuntieNellieKulolo
2: jdub, shave ice, Keith H.

Thanks to everyone for playing! And thanks to everyone for indulging my little exercise. A great number of the art works I photographed can be seen on self-guided walking tours. I don't have a URL because I'm lazy, but if you Google "art in public places" and "walking tour" and "honolulu" all together (put those first two terms in quotations marks) you can get a (not very good) PDF that tells you what to look for and how to get there. You can also write to (I think) the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and it will mail you a color brochure with a map and brief explanations of the pieces. It's a fun activity, and I highly recommend it.

Also, if you get a chance, check out the State Art Museum, in the old Hemmeter Building. The permanent collection is quite terrific, and the current seasonal exhibit is very cool. Admission to the museum is free! Get your booty over there! If you want company, I'll gladly meet you and hang with you. I love that place.

The trivia contest returns in October (I decided that would be a better month for me than September--I'm starting grad school in September and need some time to get into the routine). I certainly won't do the photo thing again until next summer, unless someone else (Blaine! Ryan!) wants to give it a shot! It would be fun for me to be a contestant for a change!

Woo hoo! I don't know about you ladies and gentlemen, but I had fun and I learned a thing or two, so again, thanks for indulging me!

Linkmeister
July 6th, 2005, 08:05 AM
It was a lot of fun, but I really should get out more. :D

Glen Miyashiro
July 6th, 2005, 10:08 AM
A big mahalo to scrivener for putting this contest together and managing all the responses! Scriv, if you don't mind I'd like to save all this stuff up to use at my next office Christmas party. This was a lot of fun, and I'm not just saying that because I won. :D

Moto
July 7th, 2005, 06:00 AM
Thank You, Scrivener, for keeping us entertained and challenged at the same time with some tough (I guess for some it wasn't so tough, but it was tough for me) pictures and logos. Thanks for your time.

lavagal
July 7th, 2005, 12:15 PM
I absolutely loved this activity. I will certainly participate next time. I think it's a great idea to save this for trivia parties. Scrivener, it was your work. What say you?

jdub
July 7th, 2005, 08:34 PM
yo, scriv...nice work, man...i didn't get to play much due to recent personal and professional turmoil, but plan to next time around...mahalo for the effort on our collective behalf...

1stwahine
July 7th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Mahalo Scriv. Sorry about posting some answers a day earlier...as you said I'm psychic! I didn't get the points but it was fun, fun, fun!

Auntie Lynn aka Autnie Pupule

I miss it cause at 8:45 pm., I use to rush in posting. Can't wait till the next one. I'll tell my Angels to tell me the day not the day before! LOL

scrivener
July 7th, 2005, 09:42 PM
Are you kidding? All I did was take pictures of stuff and then post them. Most of the info I posted was copied off a placard or from that walking-tour pamphlet. I don't have any rights to this stuff. Do whatever you want with it! But, uh, don't tell people YOUR mom rang the Nagasaki Peace Bell!

mel
July 8th, 2005, 08:24 AM
This was a fun little exercise and made me aware of a few places that I should see for myself and add to my collection of digital pictures that I have of this island and the Big Island. Mahalo!

pzarquon
July 8th, 2005, 09:05 AM
Even though I was only "playing along at home," as it were, I had a blast. I thought this was great, a "wish I'd thought of that" flash of fun brilliance. I know it was a bit of work, but it was a great project all around. Thanks and kudos!

I certainly won't do the photo thing again until next summer, unless someone else (Blaine! Ryan!) wants to give it a shot! It would be fun for me to be a contestant for a change!Hey, if folks don't mind a rotating game master, I was actually thinking of picking up the next round. Lord knows I have more than a few photos, and the "logos" part of the triumvirate was, for me, the most fun... it'd be great to go hunting for local icons!

cezanne
July 8th, 2005, 10:05 AM
Yeah that was fun Scriv. I stopped playing seriously after driving around town aimlessly for hours saying to myself "where did I see that, where did I see that, where..." and my wife telling me "honey, let's go home already!"

kimo55
July 8th, 2005, 10:17 AM
Yeah that was fun Scriv. I stopped playing seriously after driving around town aimlessly for hours saying to myself "where did I see that, where did I see that, where..." and my wife telling me "honey, let's go home already!"


same here. I was getting hooked then realised spending too much time on it. Hadda get back to work and to relating to people in person....

jdub
July 8th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Hey, if folks don't mind a rotating game master, I was actually thinking of picking up the next round. Lord knows I have more than a few photos, and the "logos" part of the triumvirate was, for me, the most fun... it'd be great to go hunting for local icons!

geev um, bradda! i'll stay tuned...

lavagal
July 8th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Hey, if folks don't mind a rotating game master, I was actually thinking of picking up the next round. !


Go for it Ryan!

scrivener
August 10th, 2005, 02:33 PM
http://www.mitchellkdwyer.net/contest/day9art2ndtry.jpg

There's a picture of the Nagasaki Peace Bell on page A-3 of today's Star-Bulletin, and a picture of my mom (with the Japanese Consul General) placing a lei at its base.

Oh, and on the last page of that section is a picture of Ashley Kaneshiro, one of my former English students.

I feel famous-in-law.

Linkmeister
August 10th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Some magazine or another has a section for readers to write in and tell about their "brush with history." Looks like it was your turn. :D