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Ever wonder what's INSIDE those resin tikis? (pics)
tikigreg
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Posted: 2006-02-24 11:36 am   Permalink

Anyone watch "Lost"? The Virgin Mary statues? I think Bargoyle has stumbled upon a "minature-pink-bootie-smuggling-ring"!
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2006-02-24 11:43 am   Permalink

It is ok as long as it is not filled with bits of Benzart tikis!

 
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2006-02-24 12:15 pm   Permalink

I read somewhere that Jimmy Hoffa wore pink boots. Hmmmm. Where is Leonard Nimoy when ya need him?

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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2006-02-24 12:50 pm   Permalink

Well, the boots are definately resin...and no feet inside them. They seem to be a pretty thin resin, so I dont think they're adding any weight to the base to keep it upright. And I don't see how they could add support to the outer walls, so I'm really at a loss for WHY they're in there!!

I might have to "accidentally" knock over the display of these next time I see them...see if anything is inside the others...I need to know!!!!!

Its not good to let my paranoid mind wander.... I'm already starting to think that maybe it was some super toxic batch of resin, and rather than dispose of it properly (and expensively) they just hacked the pieces of the tainted statues up and threw them inside the other stuff they were making......

....and now poison gas is slowly being released inside my house.... with mutagenic effects that will turn me into some sort of pink-booted melted-plastic man-thing!!!.....Oh man.....I've gone & freaked myself out again. Ok, it's going in the garage until spring.


 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2006-02-24 3:07 pm   Permalink

This is pretty weird. It reminds me of a couple of things. First-Years ago where I worked we had this part-time guy who was in seminary school to become a preacher. He grew up on a farm and he told a story about his father putting in a new fence around a pasture. He was digging post holes and I guess they were a couple of feet deep. In one hole he found a childs boot! (Not one of his own kids boots). It creeped him out so much that instead of investigating further, he filled in the hole and went on. Second- My grandfather had a car that had a mysterious rattle in a fender. He never knew what caused it until a fender bender sent it to a repair shop where they found a small wrench that must have been lost by a worker in the assembly plant. The mechanic who found it said he had heard of people finding a bunch of empty beer cans placed inside car doors by auto workers hiding the evidence of drinking on the job.
So my weak theory is this: someone in the production facility is making the tikis and a buddy of his from across the building comes over and asks him to hide the evidence from stuff he breaks on the job. This weird find of yours is nothing but a couple of workers hiding their poor work production or horseplay from their boss so they don't lose their jobs. I have met quite a few of these types of guys over the years so I would bet my resin tiki on an explanation like this (if I had one). I suggest that since you have this guy cut in half, fill the inside with a bit of concrete to keep it from falling over again and this will also cover up the mystery boots. Then glue him back together and never speak of it again. Good luck.
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2006-02-24 4:00 pm   Permalink



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ikitnrev
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Posted: 2006-02-24 5:59 pm   Permalink

Another possible theory.

Maybe the tiki was OK up until that night. But two people got lost in the blizzard while walking home from the bars. They start arguing, and in a drunken rage, one picks up your tiki and smashes it over the others head, knocking the person unconscious. Thinking he has just committed murder, and in a drunken, illogical act of reasoning, decides to hide the body and the evidence. The pink boots are so bright, that he decides he must get rid of them first. He takes the pink boots off, and tries to stuff them away in some hiding place - and the nearest thing is the now broken tiki.

After stuffing the boots in the tiki, the other person starts moaning and then wakes up ... and because they are still drunk, they both decide to scamper away as fast as they can out of there - even though one is now wearing only wool socks on their feet.

Perhaps in a couple of days, you will hear a knock on your door, and when you answer, a disheveled person with a tiki-shaped depression still embedded in their forehead will ask 'Say, you wouldn't have happened to see a pair of pink boots lying around, would you?'

I think I've watched too many Twilight Zone episodes as a child.

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mbonga
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Posted: 2006-02-24 6:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-02-24 06:48, Bargoyle wrote:
Cut it out mbonga!!!



OK, but you haven't heard my radiation theory yet. As you know, nuclear processing facilities dispose of enormous amounts of radioactive material, including all the clothing worn by the those who handle such materials. But since the disposal of hazardous materials is so costly, this attracts organized crime, which offers to dispose of hazardous materials at bargain prices. Those organizations then dump the untreated waste in unsafe places such as landfills or using other methods, and make huge profits. You may also have heard of the theory that the reason water is fluoridated is that fluorine is deadly so the secret solution for disposal was to dispose of it a little at a time in public drinking water, under the pretext that fluoridated water helps to prevent cavities. Well, then, put two and two together. Those resin tikis may all contain dangerous radioactive or toxic clothing that is being illegally disposed of, and even being near them could cause radiation sickness or genetic damage. What appears to be resin could actually be radiation hardened rubber: boots made stiff due to prolonged exposure to dangerous levels of radiation. That would also explain the strange melted protrusions on those boots. Bargoyle, YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE RADIATION SICKNESS. And all areas of your house and garden where that tiki stood could also now be radioactive.

Worse, since you've publicly acknowledged your discovery with photographic proof, you're now a potential target by organized crime, who of course will have to silence anyone connected with your discovery, and remember: they're highly connected, and they can track you down with ease. Not only yourself but everyone you know could now be at risk.

OK, I'll stop now. Just a theory, anyway. Have a nice weekend.




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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2006-02-24 7:25 pm   Permalink

Judy Garland's illegitimate son is working in a sweat shop in Shanghai since he was captured at the Chosin Reservoir in 1950. His only hope of rescue is to put red slippers in everything he sends to America in hopes that someone will crack the code and get him out.

 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2006-02-24 7:35 pm   Permalink

OK, before I went ahead and cracked mine open, I thought I would take a closer look at Bargoyle's pics. If you zoom in a bit, it almost looks like the boots are attached to a base of some sort. But I also like mbonga's Toxic Waste theory.


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mbonga
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Posted: 2006-02-24 8:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-24 19:35, badmojo wrote:
If you zoom in a bit, it almost looks like the boots are attached to a base of some sort.



That's no base, that's an EGG SHELL!

Until now we've assumed the reason the tiki was lying on its side is that the wind blew it over. But maybe instead of something outside knocking it over, maybe what was inside was struggling to get OUT. Whatever it was, though, it's gone now and probably hiding out in the next largest nearby structure...



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badmojo
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Posted: 2006-02-24 8:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-24 20:31, mbonga wrote:maybe what was inside was struggling to get OUT.



I'm now picturing the Terror Dogs from Ghostbusters
ZUUL!!!

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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2006-02-24 9:12 pm   Permalink

Thats it. I'm raising the house alert to DEATHWATCH PLAID!!

It should be ok though, I've quarantined the tiki in a garbage bag. That'll prevent any radiation or spirits from escaping right? right?


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-02-25 03:57 am   Permalink

Thats kinda weird. Do you reckon there are people with tikis in there little cermaic dolls?
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2006-02-25 04:11 am   Permalink

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On 2006-02-24 10:28, procinema29 wrote:
It's a hollow tiki made of resin. Easy to topple. Perhaps the boots are made of a heavier material like porcelain, and they were put down in the bottom of the tiki, to weight the bottom down?



That was my theory too. Maybe the boots were a defective casting, and the manufacturer didn't know how else to get rid of them.


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