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Iakona
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Joined: Feb 05, 2017
Posts: 20
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-04-25 3:48 pm   Permalink

Express any opinion that's related to Tiki/Polynesia that would most likely get you eaten alive by the majority of people on the Internet.


e.g. Whether it’s authentic Tiki/Polynesian or cartoon, it’s all good.





[ This Message was edited by: Iakona 2018-04-26 10:59 ]


 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 9063
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-04-25 4:21 pm   Permalink

Are you TRYING to cause trouble Iakona!

OK, I'll play along - I think the Mai Tai has way too much alcohol and not enough mixer


 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4827
Posted: 2018-04-25 7:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-04-25 16:21, MadDogMike wrote:

I think the Mai Tai has way too much alcohol and not enough mixer



Now THAT is a Unpopular Tiki Opinion!
AND crazy talk.

Mine is I don't like ALL tiki bars.
Just the ones that have good food and drinks and don't charge an arm and a leg for the food and drink.

Plus the décor for sure.

If they really suck I try to not say anything about them on line, unless you ask in a PM.




 
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 537
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-04-25 8:15 pm   Permalink

I don't like the rejection of all things Caribbean as "not tiki." If that's the case, then you gotta give up your rum and stick with kava!

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tikitube
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Apr 25, 2017
Posts: 219
From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2018-04-25 9:00 pm   Permalink

I think the geeki tiki mugs (Star Wars, superheroes, etc.) are kinda cool.

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JasonMa
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Joined: Jun 05, 2017
Posts: 45
Posted: 2018-04-25 9:53 pm   Permalink

I think rum is overrated and would prefer a Singapore Sling or similar for my tiki drink.

 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4827
Posted: 2018-04-26 06:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-04-25 20:15, Prikli Pear wrote:
I don't like the rejection of all things Caribbean as "not tiki." If that's the case,



For me Caribbean décor and even not truly exotica music are fine for yer tiki bars, it's the whole Homer Simpson dolls and Sorry Star wars, mixing sports with your tiki bar
that for me just does not work.

NOW you can do it, it's your house.
AND you can post it here, but other people also have the right to say wow that just does not work.

It's funny how some things get a pass and are seen as tiki Like hot rods, Burlesque, Burlesque? like where the heck did that come from?
Fezzes, And so many other things.

I think it comes down to who in the tiki world likes these other things as to whether or not we all suck up and agree to include these other questionable things as tiki.

Jimmy Buffet is as much tiki or not tiki as a fez or Burlesque, but Jimmy Buffet is mostly HATED here.

Just like flare bartending is duchy here but the words "craft cocktails" or even "mixologist" is not.

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LoungeShark
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Joined: Apr 10, 2009
Posts: 195
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2018-04-26 07:13 am   Permalink

I feel like this is a set up...like when people on the most wanted lists are informed they've won the lottery, simply show up at the Police Station to pick up their winnings.

But Skip nailed mine...Jimmy Buffett brought me to tiki...so most times, I'd prefer to listen to "beach" music when in my tiki bar...mostly reggae, island-inspired tunes, even COUNTRY???..and I'm not opposed to the occasional Mr. Buffett himself (though I prefer the less played stuff in his repertoire over the core 10-20 songs you would hear at his concerts).


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2400
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-04-26 07:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-04-26 06:34, tikiskip wrote:
Just like flare bartending is duchy here but the words "craft cocktails" or even "mixologist" is not.



I need a word to differentiate between "lame" and "great" cocktails, so for lack of a better word, "craft cocktails" works. I also need to differentiate between a "lame" bartender versus a "great" bartender, so for lack of a better word "mixologist" works even though I know it carries pop-culture baggage for many here. There are great tiki and great non-tiki bartenders, but what words describe these skills? I think "mixologist" may be what we're stuck with.

I wish there were better words to differentiate between the typical lame sports bar bartenders versus the greats like Donn, Vic, Mariano, etc. Otherwise these seem to be the best understood words which are currently in general circulation.

Flair bartending is pop-culture and not associated in any way with tiki in my mind. I use weighted shaker tins but have never (yet) tried my hand at using them for anything other than making killer cocktails. Maybe I'll try someday...


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 304
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-04-26 07:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-04-25 16:21, MadDogMike wrote:
OK, I'll play along - I think the Mai Tai has way too much alcohol and not enough mixer



That's not far off of mine... I think too much alcohol is a problem in a lot of cocktails I've tried

Otherwise... I think some Geeki Tiki mugs are cool but others are lame. I have a lot of Indonesian masks and things, and I don't feel bad about it. I also think it's okay if your Tiki appreciation includes the Jungle Cruise. Disneyland's Adventureland overall has a more Tiki feel to it than Walt Disney World's or Disneyland Paris'. I don't go to Tiki conventions because drunken parties with thousands of people aren't my thing, but it's cool if it's your thing. Have fun.


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 716
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-04-26 07:51 am   Permalink

I feel like I've walked into a local group of TA (that's TA as in Tiki Anonymous....not T&A). We just standing around, talking about the elephants in the room and sharing our feelings. Will there be S'Mores and a drum circle?

For me....slapping bamboo on something does not make it Tiki. All that does is make it tropical.
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4827
Posted: 2018-04-26 09:45 am   Permalink

The problem with the words the "craft cocktails" or even "mixologist" every Tom Dick and Harry is a "mixologist" and every new yuppie or is it hipster bar now has "craft cocktails"
these words are used to jack more money from you.

And really many of the people that paste the term "mixologist" onto themselves are not even good bartenders so this taints the term.

Some of the tiki "mixologist" that I knew were really ripping on the Flare bartenders thing, but these people had NEVER word a bar for a full 8 hour shift for even a few days.

And I'll tell ya they could not hack it if they tried.

I would think of a "mixologist" as persons like the bartenders at Tiki Ti.
They make great drinks!
AND they do it every night for many years, remembering the drinks by heart all the while taking cash and dealing with drunks.

THAT is a great! bartender.
That makes great drinks.

We call our tiki art folks lowbrow artists and that is good enough for them, why do we need some Hibrow name for bartenders?

The word "mixologist" is over used just like the term chef.
Everybody needs some glorified title these days.


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4827
Posted: 2018-04-26 09:54 am   Permalink

From the net....

The Mixologist:
Designs cocktails that are seasonal and / or aligned with the style of the establishment
Prepares any house-made syrups, tinctures, bitters, or other ingredients that a bartender will need for service
Selects ingredients behind the bar that are high quality and again, aligned with the bar or restaurant.
Does his or her work before the guests arrive


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 1531
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2018-04-26 10:38 am   Permalink

I'm glad they are changing the auction scene in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland!





 
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Iakona
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 05, 2017
Posts: 20
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-04-26 11:00 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-04-26 10:38, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
I'm glad they are changing the auction scene in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland!




WTH does that have to do with Tiki!?


 
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