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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-09-24 12:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks Sven .I thought the graphics were pretty cool as well .

 
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blacklagoon
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Posted: 2010-09-25 3:08 pm   Permalink

Found this stuff today hitting the thrift stores.

Paul



 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 434
From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-09-25 3:35 pm   Permalink

Wow, that is quite a haul. I wish I was that lucky.

 
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blacklagoon
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Posts: 154
Posted: 2010-09-25 3:43 pm   Permalink

It was a good day and the fork and spoons kept finding us, I think I have less than $30 in the whole haul.

Paul

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3029
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-09-26 10:13 am   Permalink

Two things this week:


PMP mug


Postcard from "The Tiki-Jo", Miramar hotel, Santa Monica:



Buzzy Out!


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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-09-26 12:03 pm   Permalink

Very cool postcard Of Tiki Jo Buzzy.Not that easy to find in the wild .

 
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John the Mainlander
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Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 39
From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-09-26 1:54 pm   Permalink

After a crappy week at work, a decent haul this weekend. The Okolehao bottles are still 3/4 full each. They have revenue seals on them so I am guessing they are kinda old. Does anyone have any idea if the stuff inside is still ok to drink?




 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2010-09-26 3:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-09-26 13:54, John the Mainlander wrote:
After a crappy week at work, a decent haul this weekend. The Okolehao bottles are still 3/4 full each. They have revenue seals on them so I am guessing they are kinda old. Does anyone have any idea if the stuff inside is still ok to drink?



It's probably okay, but I'd pour it out into a clear jar first and see if it's cloudy or clear. If it's cloudy, it's probably contaminated and should be thrown out. Give it a good sniff also to see if it smells like liquor infused with old gym socks or just booze.
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John the Mainlander
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Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-09-26 5:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the advice.
The results: Clear and Booze on both.
Now the next question... what kind of cocktail do I make?
I'll be in the drinks forum. (And hopefully not in the hospital after I drink it!)


 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 856
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2010-09-26 5:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-26 17:00, John the Mainlander wrote:
Thanks for the advice.
The results: Clear and Booze on both.
Now the next question... what kind of cocktail do I make?
I'll be in the drinks forum. (And hopefully not in the hospital after I drink it!)


I'd take a small sip and wait a few hours before drinking a couple ounces of it in a cocktail, but I've had severe food poisoning twice and am probably more cautious than most.

Lucky find, by the way. I've always wanted to try genuine Okolehao. All the bottles I've found have been empty.
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HB TIKI
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Joined: Dec 12, 2008
Posts: 684
Posted: 2010-09-27 12:27 am   Permalink

Old tiki found at a garage, the lady having the sale was from hawaii and the tiki once belonged to her uncle.

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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-09-27 04:34 am   Permalink

Wow! I love those jagged teeth!

What's the story with the hole in each of the hands? Was he originally supposed to be holding something in them?

CN
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2010-09-27 08:31 am   Permalink

Does anybody have the scoop on these? This particular one seems rather old and is unmarked. There is nothing more than a photo for them on Ooga Mooga. Yeah, it's a Japanese steak house kinda thing and NOT tiki, but they don't seem to turn up very often and that makes me all the more curious.






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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-09-27 08:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-26 17:00, John the Mainlander wrote:
Thanks for the advice.
The results: Clear and Booze on both.
Now the next question... what kind of cocktail do I make?
I'll be in the drinks forum. (And hopefully not in the hospital after I drink it!)



Noooo cocktail, this stuff is too rare to "waste" on a cocktail. Just sip it pure, maybe with one cube of ice, to really taste it. I have emptied two bottles in my days of liquor store archeology, really fine hooch, have been trying to find some ever since. Found that black bottle 3/4 full once at PCC flea market, sniffed it and got the right smell, so I bought it happily....only to find out that apparently someone (the dealer?) had watered it down to fill the bottle back up from a little rest left in it, boohoo!









 
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John the Mainlander
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Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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From: Rockford, Illinois
Posted: 2010-09-27 10:42 am   Permalink

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Noooo cocktail, this stuff is too rare to "waste" on a cocktail. Just sip it pure, maybe with one cube of ice, to really taste it. I have emptied two bottles in my days of liquor store archeology, really fine hooch, have been trying to find some ever since. Found that black bottle 3/4 full once at PCC flea market, sniffed it and got the right smell, so I bought it happily....only to find out that apparently someone (the dealer?) had watered it down to fill the bottle back up from a little rest left in it, boohoo!

Thanks a ton for the advice. One ice cube it is.
If you or MrBaliHai are ever in the my neck of the woods (not too far from Chicago) and care to help me drink this, let me know.










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