Pidgin, Puka Underwear... Wat More Need?

July 27th, 2009
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The Honolulu Advertiser's own photographer/videographer Greg Yamamoto knows tons of people including local celebrities. He always mentioned to me that one day he'd just like to shoot raw footage of Augie Tulba - aka Augie T - and me just talking any kine.

But then he'd also say dat a translator would be needed.

Wassap Wit Dat!

A few weeks ago Greg pops by my desk pitching his idea again. For me, I don't mind watevah zany things he comes up with but most times it's a spur of da moment kind of thing.

Dis time wasn't any different.

GREG:   "Hey Lance. You remember that thing with Augie I wanted you to do something with?"
BL:    "Yup. Why wassap?"
GREG:   "Augie going be stopping by today so you like go meet him?"
BL:    "Surah!"
GREG:   "He'll be on the Warrior Beat Show and he should be done in about an hour."
BL:    "Cool."
GREG:   "So I'll get da camera all set up and you can interview him and just talk."
BL:  :shock:
GREG:    "Oh, yeah but keep it 'G' rated."

Heh? Braddah, I need time for prepare! I not da kine impromptu kine guy. I need material and even more so you like me "interview" him..... AND keep it 'G' rated?! And you like me be ready in one hour?

Wassap Wit Dat!

Man, talk about pressuah!

But it was au'good and fun too! Augie T is one very cool guy and while I wish I had bettah questions to ask and more time to prepare.... eh, das da life of Wassap Wit Dat! right?

And a special Mahalos to our online tag team guru's Scott Morifuji and John Garcia for putting it together..... along with laughing their a$$ off in da background. :lol:

 
Augie Tulba

CLICK HEA TO SEE AUGIE T INTERVIEW

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

 

 

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28 Responses to “Pidgin, Puka Underwear... Wat More Need?”

  1. KAN:

    First?

    Gotta wait 'til I get home to listen. Right on BL!


  2. uhas2:

    didnt expect to see the BBD... pretty funny stuff...


  3. carokun:

    LOL. Oranmanheh oppah! I've been busy with work, but I always enjoy your blogs. Aloha!


  4. buddahbelly:

    Aloha,
    Awright BL, moving out of the comfort zone. You did a good job, especially when you can get Augie to show everybody his boxers. Only one thing though, next time put the mike closer to your mouth so we can hear you better.


  5. hemajang:

    Funny stuffs, BL, I was laughing so hard...gotta be a first in HA interviews that they show you their underwear and yeah, you right, he was wearing boxer-briefs, not bbd's.


  6. B:

    Ho BL, brah... you one natural in front da camera. should seriously tink about one show fo OC16. Augie is one cool brudda. "asian invasion" had me in tears.


  7. Makiki:

    I can't wait to see WWD on OC16. Or maybe a talk show - look out Andy Bumatai! Either one would be good.

    Alan from Makiki


  8. Braddah Lance:

    KAN:
    First?

    Winnah! Wat you win I dunno. :lol:
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    uhas2:
    didnt expect to see the BBD... pretty funny stuff...

    I was going to show mines too but all I heard in my head was, "Rated G, Rated G!"
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    carokun:
    LOL. Oranmanheh oppah! I've been busy with work, but I always enjoy your blogs. Aloha!

    Mahalos for taking time dropping by!

    E Komo Mai to WWD! carokun!
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    buddahbelly:
    You did a good job, especially when you can get Augie to show everybody his boxers.

    Nah, he did dat on his own but I was going fo' show him mines but I nevah like get fired. :wink:

    Only one thing though, next time put the mike closer to your mouth so we can hear you better.

    Got it! :grin:
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    hemajang:
    Funny stuffs, BL, I was laughing so hard...gotta be a first in HA interviews that they show you their underwear and yeah, you right, he was wearing boxer-briefs, not bbd's.

    :lol: Yeah, you know they break in all da "WWD!" wit WWD!. :lol:
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    B:
    Ho BL, brah... you one natural in front da camera. should seriously tink about one show fo OC16. Augie is one cool brudda. "asian invasion" had me in tears.

    Augie T is pretty witty. Das da best kine... tink on da fly.
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    Makiki:
    I can't wait to see WWD on OC16. Or maybe a talk show - look out Andy Bumatai! Either one would be good.

    Mahalos for da kind words but no ways I can handle "everyday" kine. Those tv personalities are one of a kind.


  9. opso:

    brah! i no could undastand one friggin thing you buggahs wuz sayin! i bettah go brush up on my pidgin english. :roll:

    haha! nah.....dat was hilarious! but i dunno who get mo bettah pidgin......you or Augie. :D


  10. 9th Island Girl:

    You so cute with your notes, BL! :)

    So how come you nevah drop your pants when Augie did?!


  11. 2B:

    Good thing he nevah start talking about da softball team.....That would have gone downhill real fast.


  12. Ocean Lover:

    Holy Crap! BRAVO BL!!!!!!!!

    Next time......NO USE NOTES.....just "wing um!" Nevah mind the topics no "go together". ;-) You coulda made Augie ask you stuff.

    And I know why YOU nevah drop your "drawers" when Augie did......cuz you was "au naturel". ;-)

    GREAT JOB again!

    OL


  13. NKHEA:

    Yooooo BL :)

    Das waz gooooood bradda ;) bet-cha had puka BBD's das why you neva drop your's eh 8O :lol:

    NKHEA...... no can believe BL neva drop his


  14. Ynaku:

    Bwahahahaha, What a pair of clowns. EH, how come the LOUDEST KOREAN ACCOUNTANT/INTERVIEWER was more soft than Augie. Hey come on. Wea da sound man? He fired!

    That Augie crack me up. And you two guys talking all pidgin li'dat. Hilarious! :lol: Den we wen drop his pants. Good thing not High Definition and can see all da puka and skid marks and stuff (sorry Augie).

    Hey Greg, thanks for talking da man into doing dis gig. He natural./ But like OL said, drop da notes and go with your guts. Us spilling ours from laughing so much.

    You Da Man BL!!!!


  15. honda si boy:

    dang it BL, my wireless connection is too slow for the video...gonna have to hardwire my laptop to my router to see this. how come the advertiser only does straight up streaming with no buffer? but what everyone says, this is a must-see video! hmmm, how does this rank with your car-show videos of the past two years? :P


  16. houcndat:

    too funny, no can imagine wat do mainland haoles would make of you two - like talking a foreign language.


  17. Braddah Lance:

    opso:
    haha! nah.....dat was hilarious! but i dunno who get mo bettah pidgin......you or Augie.

    Him.... unless I'm feelin' good. :mrgreen:
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    9th Island Girl:
    You so cute with your notes, BL!

    Ugh. :roll:

    So how come you nevah drop your pants when Augie did?!

    I was going show but I kept hearing da editor's voice in da back of my mind...... "Keep it 'G' rated.... keep it 'G' rated!" :roll:
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    2B:
    Good thing he nevah start talking about da softball team.....That would have gone downhill real fast.

    Not enough tape. :lol:
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    Ocean Lover:
    Next time......NO USE NOTES.....just "wing um!" Nevah mind the topics no "go together". You coulda made Augie ask you stuff.

    Was it dat obvious? :lol:

    And I know why YOU nevah drop your "drawers" when Augie did......cuz you was "au naturel".

    I was wearing my cartoon boxers if you must know. :lol:
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    NKHEA:
    NKHEA...... no can believe BL neva drop his

    I would have..... but I like keep my job. :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Bwahahahaha, What a pair of clowns. EH, how come the LOUDEST KOREAN ACCOUNTANT/INTERVIEWER was more soft than Augie. Hey come on. Wea da sound man? He fired!

    Dat was my bad.... first time. Next time I'll put da mic closer. :roll: Ai-goo.
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    honda si boy:
    dang it BL, my wireless connection is too slow for the video...gonna have to hardwire my laptop to my router to see this. how come the advertiser only does straight up streaming with no buffer?

    Dunno.

    but what everyone says, this is a must-see video! hmmm, how does this rank with your car-show videos of the past two years?

    Nah, not a "must see". Jus' something fo' look at if you're bored.

    Good question about da car vid...... hmmm...... I tink both was fun! Jus' da car vid I had more "takes" so I could mess up and you'd nevah know but da interview was one crack.


  18. M:

    Howzit BL!

    Dat was da bestes interview. I was cracking up!


  19. BananaFysh:

    Hey BL!

    Holy smokes that was a funny interview! :)

    I gotta agree with Ynaku -- ha come the loud buggah was sooooo quiet?!?! :lol:
    I had to squint to listen to you! :razz:

    Whoa, was NOT expecting to see Augie drop his drawers!! :shock:

    I'm glad you never join in the sausage fest and drop your pants too. I don't need to see that. :razz:

    nah nah, was a good interview. Props to you -- you're a natural in front of the camera!! :D


  20. JindoMaster808:

    Oh wow, no need for "The End" at the end. Augie dropping his pants said it all! :D

    Great job Lance... you're a natural in front of the camera.


  21. Tankobu:

    Had to wait to get home to see the video. Terrific questions Braddah Lance! Got funny insight into Augie T. Did he shock you when he dropped his pants? Gotta keep this video available for viewing on demand.

    I've seen Augie T. here and there and like he said, he grouchy. But he is authentically hilarious. Lance, you should do interviews on a regular basis.


  22. sally:

    Leetle bit too much infohmayshun. hahaha crack up!

    @BL: will you be signing autographs on Wed?


  23. snow:

    had to watch 'em at home, too! funny, BL! good job interviewing augie t.! but, wow... i didn't expect the full answer to your boxers or briefs question! :shock:


  24. anklebiters:

    Hey BL......need to be closer to the mike... :lol: ....not that it would help me in hearing and understanding what is being said :!:

    Good job....leave your day job and be a tv show host :!:


  25. Ynaku:

    Good Morning BL, just checking in. Any new interviews today? Surf's up or underwear down? hee hee


  26. King Katonk:

    BL,

    I just watched the video with one of my “Caucasian” coworkers and we were just rolling on the floor. Sheesh, now my tie is all wrinkled, but at least the bbds stay smooth. Although the “Haole Closed Caption” was not working on the computer my “Caucasian” friend couldn’t stop laughing. Augie was right, 80% of communication is non-verbal and he can make anyone laugh. Just like you.

    BTW - you were absolutely correct, Augie was actually wearing boxer/briefs. (Not that I was paying close attention…mind you.)
    Ho, thank goodness no beeg pukas.


  27. Braddah Lance:

    houcndat:
    too funny, no can imagine wat do mainland haoles would make of you two - like talking a foreign language.

    Probably!
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    M:
    Dat was da bestes interview. I was cracking up!

    Well.... bestes is kinda bit much but it was fun to do.
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    BananaFysh:
    I gotta agree with Ynaku -- ha come the loud buggah was sooooo quiet?!?!
    I had to squint to listen to you!

    Yeah, da mic thing. :roll: Next time.

    Whoa, was NOT expecting to see Augie drop his drawers!!

    Me neither! You nevah see my face? I was like, "uh, wat I do now?"
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    JindoMaster808:
    Oh wow, no need for "The End" at the end. Augie dropping his pants said it all!

    Communication is 80% non-verbal. :lol:
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    Tankobu:
    Terrific questions Braddah Lance! Got funny insight into Augie T. Did he shock you when he dropped his pants?

    Yeah, I no like ask da kine same questions everybody ask - no fun. But yeah I was a little shocked wen he "flashed" us. :lol:
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    sally:
    @BL: will you be signing autographs on Wed?

    Ha ha ha! Wat? You going try eBay 'em? Fo' a penny....... if even. :cry:
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    snow:
    had to watch 'em at home, too! funny, BL! good job interviewing augie t.! but, wow... i didn't expect the full answer to your boxers or briefs question!

    Das how we roll on WWD! :lol: Or should I say.... drop.
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    anklebiters:
    Hey BL......need to be closer to the mike... ....not that it would help me in hearing and understanding what is being said

    Yes, it's a mental note dat I won't fo'get. :wink:
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    Ynaku:
    Any new interviews today? Surf's up or underwear down? hee hee

    :lol:
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    King Katonk:
    I just watched the video with one of my “Caucasian” coworkers and we were just rolling on the floor. Sheesh, now my tie is all wrinkled, but at least the bbds stay smooth. Although the “Haole Closed Caption” was not working on the computer my “Caucasian” friend couldn’t stop laughing. Augie was right, 80% of communication is non-verbal and he can make anyone laugh. Just like you.

    Glad you guys enjoyed it!!! I'm ecstatic dat you share WWD! and our local style wit your haole friends! Now dat's wat aloha is all about! :wink: :grin:


  28. Rodney:

    Ho - finally I get to see da video. See, the studio is right across my cubicle. And even with the door closed, these 2 baboozes was making so much noise - I couldn't even blog work!
    Nah, good job BL. Maybe we gotta get you in with Two Beer Queers.