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Some things in life aren’t difficult

November 14th, 2010

Here is the latest Blackie Gadarian comment; published in the Maui News Nov. 7th.

Every time I think life is tough, I realize that some things are easy.

Drumsticks are easy to eat. They have handles for picking them up. Shrimp have built-in handles too.

And best of all, French fries have two handles, one at each end.

Why says things are tough?


Humble Blackie Gadarian


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Outsourcing of American products

September 26th, 2010

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Outsourcing of American products has gone too far. We know that for years our cars, worldrefrigerators, appliances, clothing, furniture, tools, etc. are being built in other countries.

It is a shock to find that now Pepto-Bismol is being made in Mexico. Just thinking of it gives me indigestion.

Humble Maui Blackie

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Want a meal of culinary experience?

August 12th, 2010

Locals know where to get good food.

In the Lahaina News August 12th   headline   Want a meal or culinary experience?

Letter to the Editor:

Living in Hawaii, most of us get the same questions from visitors. They all want to know where they can go to dinner. However, we need to know whether they just want to eat, or if they want a dining experience.

Some people like a place with décor and ambiance. Along with it, they get menus describing each portion with many superlatives.

For example, the vegetables specify where they are grown, how they are picked, and placed on a bed of some special herb that comes from still another place.

The steak dishes give the entire history of the steak from the time the cattle were born to when it gets on your plate.

In a fine dining restaurant, reading the menu is like hanging around a library.

But for those who just want to eat, I send them to my kind of place. 

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Humble Blackie Gadarian

June 28th, 2010

clothes-hanger-solution shopping-cart It happens all of the time. You reach into the closet for a clothes hanger. Instead of one, you get a bunch stuck together. There they are, stuck on clothing or in a clump on the floor.

Then you go to the market. You take a shopping cart. But the cart is stuck to one or two other carts.

You might imagine that clothes hangers and shopping carts stick together as they do because they are mating.


Humble Blackie Gadarian

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Baby Strollers

April 25th, 2010

segway-baby-stroller Letter to the Editor:

Some of us have noticed modern day baby strollers at the airport or various public places.

Baby strollers are getting as large as Volkswagens. They seem to be large enough to have stereos, auto-bottle feeders, cell phones, diaper containers, toy boxes, and room for a friend.

We can live with them most of the time except when frantic parents find out the stroller won’t fit in an airplane. They clog the entrance to the plane, then end up stuffing the contents of the stroller in the compartment over our heads. It’s like stuffing a marshmallow into a ketchup bottle.

My solution: have certain airplanes for adults only. I’ll even pay extra for that.

Humble Blackie Gadarian

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The good old days…

December 31st, 2009

running board To the Lahaina News

December 31, 2009

Letter to the Editor:

Recently, on a very warm day, I saw a car broken down on the side of the road. There was a family standing outside the car. They were waiting for help. They looked hot and forlorn.

I remember years ago a family would not need to stand there in the heat of the day. They would have been sitting on the running board on the shady side of the car.

Very few of us remember running boards on a car. Among other uses, they were for people to sit on until someone could fix the car.


Bring back running boards!

Humble Blackie Gadarian

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November 5th, 2009

Y'KNOW Y’know, y’know, y’know… we hear that term constantly in conversations and on TV and radio.
Y’know interrupts the train of thought when someone is making an important statement.
I want to scream out, “Yes I know!” But they go on and on.
Y’know, I wish people would stop using y’know.


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Only in America

April 24th, 2009

fat Letter to the Editor:



Only in America. Our government has demanded that car manufacturers stop building so many SUV’s and trucks. Instead, the government wants car companies to build small economical cars.


These small cars would be for most of us big fat citizens. Where could we put our baby strollers, ice chests, groceries, golf clubs, etc?


Meanwhile in Washington, DC, congress, politicians etc. are driving SUV ‘s and sitting in the rear seats of limousines.

It’s the old expression again: “Do as we say, not as we do.”

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Wake Up! Be Prepared…

January 28th, 2009



The Pearl Harbor attack happened on Sunday when everyone was asleep.

Terrorists could easily attack us on Stupid Bowl Sunday when everyone is glued to a TV set.

We hope history never repeats itself.

Humble Blackie Gadarian

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The true Whale Egg Story or the Tale of the Whale Egg

January 22nd, 2009

whale-egg-story whale-egg Blackie Gadarian acquired this rare specimen of a whale egg in Hawaii in 1990. He mounted the Whale Egg on a custom made cradle and displayed the Whale Egg at Blackie’s Bar in Lahaina, Maui. An explanatory plaque accompanied the display to attest to the Whale Egg’s authenticity. Many people viewed the exhibit and made comments on it.

When Blackie’s Bar closed in 1995, the Whale egg was acquired by a private museum and moved to Southern California, where it remains on display for limited viewing.

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