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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 25, 2003

Really ugly couches

Advertiser Staff and News Services

If you have a couch uglier than this — and surely your friends will tell you if you do — the deadline for the ninth annual Ugly Couch Contest is approaching.

Send a color photo of the offending piece of furniture by Aug. 7 to Sure Fit Slipcovers, Ugly Couch Contest, 58 W. 40th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018. Include your information on a separate sheet. (Check out www.surefit.com for more info.) Three finalists will win trips to New York, to appear on "Live with Regis & Kelly" in September and vie for $5,000.

What to wear poolside

Hip leisure and lifestyle magazine 21 will present an evening of fun and fashion Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. poolside at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.

Local and Mainland models will strut their stuff in the new swimwear line designed by E! Channel hostess and former swimwear model Brooke Burke.

Radio personality Fil Slash will host the event. The event is free. For information, phone the magazine: (949) 515-7979; or for directions, call the hotel at 922-2511.

Handy hurricane kits

It's been more than a decade since a hurricane clobbered Hawai'i, but have you thought of what to do if one hits? Kaiser Permanente is selling one-, two- and four-person, three-day emergency kits, complete with food and water, emergency blankets, 12-hour light sticks, flashlights, a comprehensive first aid kit, and hygiene supplies. The kits are available at Kaiser pharmacies on O'ahu, Maui, and the Big Island, and in the Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center gift shop. Prices start at $26.95 for a basic kit. Call Kaiser at 432-5543.

Hef's 'Superbunnies'

Hugh M. Hefner and comic book creator Stan Lee have partnered to create an animated television series starring Hefner and various Playmates as a crime-fighting team combating "enemies of democracy." The series, "Hef's Superbunnies," doesn't have a release date yet but will target an adult audience and will be produced by Lee's Pow! Entertainment and Playboy's Alta Loma Entertainment. Before founding Playboy, Hefner wanted to become a cartoonist, he said, adding that the partnership is "a match made in heaven. We're now ready to reveal my other secret identity as a superhero."