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DrMiguelito
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 57
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-25 11:39 pm   Permalink

It's an elevator or rail car that travels along a steep hillside. The Angel's Flight in L.A. is one of the most well-known. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funicular

I was just kidding about you needing one. Still, I did find this on Google just now: http://www.hillhiker.com. Cool, if you had the bucks for it.



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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-26 08:28 am   Permalink

Funny, that's the company I called sometime ago. The man asked me how long my run was and I told him 30 feet. He said "Oh, it's a itty bitty one!" I asked how much it would cost. He said "For a tiny little one like that, lets see, 30 feet, it'll be $30,000."
Long silence.

"I'll call you if I decide to do it." CLICK

$1000 a foot, are you f'ng kidding me?
I think I told this story in the 'Oki 'Oki thread last year.
Anyways,I hope to do something to handle the hill problem. I just don't have the cash.
Cheers.


 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5793
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-08-26 08:51 am   Permalink

Your place looks better than some professional bars. AWESOME!!! Your pics are indeed inspiring.
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-27 1:26 pm   Permalink

Thank you.

 
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VonTiki
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Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 207
From: Ventura, Ca
Posted: 2007-08-27 4:31 pm   Permalink

Not only a fabulous bar, but a phenominal host too. I've had the pleasure of putting a few back at Matt's tiki bar. The monkey was my favorite.That and the drunk ramblings of many carvers.

 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-28 5:59 pm   Permalink

Very nice thing to say. It was a pleasure having you over.
Fletcher the monkey misses you.

I think he misses Polynesiac too though.


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2007-08-28 6:57 pm   Permalink

Beautiful additions to your awesome backyard hidaway. More piratey/nautical stuff is always good!! Vontiki said it, Matt is a class act - a great host and a fantastic bar-b-q-er.

Quote:
Fletcher the monkey misses you.



That thing MOVES!!! It totally freaked me out!!! (and yes, I was awestruck for some time...I still am)

Thanks for posting the pictures!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-08-28 7:29 pm   Permalink

Is that one of those creepy animatronic chimp heads? I've seen one attached to a roomba before and it's kinda funny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RooPTe5NITo

Very nice bar/house Matt. Has your mascot tiki got a history? He looks pretty ancient...
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-29 05:28 am   Permalink

Yeah it is animated. That video is pretty funny.
Polynesiac- thanks, it was good having you over....there's been a little talk of an 'Oki 'Oki reunion gathering.
Paipo- the mascot tiki- I picked her up a long time ago from an old guy in San Diego. He told me it ws one of a pair from a bar in La Jolla from the early 60's. His sister took the other one to Hawaii with her in the 70's. The only other info I got was from Sven at Oasis V, he thought it was most probably an Oceanic Arts carving (he made the call based on a sketch not a photo). A friend of mine thought he had a menu with it on it but is having trouble finding it.
Thanks for the interest.
Cheers.


 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posts: 608
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-09-08 09:37 am   Permalink

After going through all the pictures, I noticed you don't have any good shots of the lamps, hanging or otherwise.
You should post pictures of them.

All of them.

Even the one...


 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-11-15 4:12 pm   Permalink

Just a quick pic.
Anyone who saw these at the last Oasis...well they ended up here. Obviously cut down to a managable size.

Here they are pre-Oasis.

Please ignore the dancer.
Cheers.


 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posts: 608
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-11-15 8:09 pm   Permalink

That looks strangely familiar...
    And the song, how did it go?



OH YEAH, I REMEMBER!




    Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
    Im a womans man: no time to talk.
    Music loud and women warm, Ive been kicked around
    Since I was born.
    And now its all right. its ok.
    And you may look the other way.
    We can try to understand
    The new york times effect on man.

    Whether youre a brother or whether youre a mother,
    Youre stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Feel the city breakin and everybody shakin,
    And were stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive.

    Well now, I get low and I get high,
    And if I cant get either, I really try.
    Got the wings of heaven on my shoes.
    Im a dancin man and I just cant lose.
    You know its all right. its ok.
    Ill live to see another day.
    We can try to understand
    The new york times effect on man.

    Whether youre a brother or whether youre a mother,
    Youre stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Feel the city breakin and everybody shakin,
    And were stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive.

    Life goin nowhere. somebody help me.
    Somebody help me, yeah.
    Life goin nowhere. somebody help me.
    Somebody help me, yeah. stayin alive.

    Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
    Im a womans man: no time to talk.
    Music loud and women warm,
    Ive been kicked around since I was born.
    And now its all right. its ok.
    And you may look the other way.
    We can try to understand
    The new york times effect on man.

    Whether youre a brother or whether youre a mother,
    Youre stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Feel the city breakin and everybody shakin,
    And were stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive, stayin alive.
    Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin alive.

    Life goin nowhere. somebody help me.
    Somebody help me, yeah.
    Life goin nowhere. somebody help me, yeah.
    Im stayin alive.





Sorry, it needed to be said, er, sung.
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2008-05-03 11:11 am   Permalink

Congrats on being featured in the spring 2008 tiki magazine!

Matt's the bomb!
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sparklegem
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 209
From: The Living Conditioned Homes
Posted: 2008-05-04 08:13 am   Permalink

Beautiful Bar!! You have done a fantastic job! Really quite perfect.

You are very inspiring. We may be taking our first steps to starting our tiki bar today. We just bought a MCM house that has an existing bar that need to be tiki-fied. I am tired of painting; so I may go to Bamboo Ben's today to get started on the bar instead.

Thank you for showing the pictures! They are super terrific!!!


 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-05-11 6:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys for the kind words. Got really excited about the Tiki Magazine shoot. Jim, thanks. I only wish I'd been smiling in that pic.
Cheers.


 
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