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Tiki Caliente May 9th-May 11th 2008 in Palm Springs
little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-05-20 09:12 am   Permalink

Actually, isn't that TikiTrav sitting next to some drunk?


NOICE HEH!
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Wildsville man
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Posted: 2008-05-20 09:48 am   Permalink

Tiki Trav has never looked so good!!!!!!!!!!!



I also want to thank the Jawa's (Ron and Mertal) for coming to Tiki Caliente. They flew all the way from the Mustafa System.


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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2008-05-20 10:37 am   Permalink

Oh sure, laugh about it. You're not the one who is going to suffer in the future! AGAIN, I am sorry to all I may have offended while under the influence.

You do know this stuff was illegal for a reason?

From Wikipedia
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Absinthe has long been believed to be hallucinogenic. This belief got a contemporary boost in the 1970s when a scientific paper mistakenly reported thujone was related to THC, the active chemical in marijuana, which has hallucinogenic properties.[39] Martin Paul Smith incorrectly argued that absinthe had narcotic effects due to the fermentation process in early 2008.[40]

Ten years after his 19th century experiments with wormwood oil, the French Dr. Magnan studied 250 cases of alcoholism and claimed that those who drank absinthe were worse off than those drinking ordinary alcohol, and that they experienced rapid-onset hallucinations.[41]

Such accounts by absinthe opponents were embraced by its most famous users, many of whom were bohemian artists or writers[42]. In one of the best known accounts of absinthe drinking, Oscar Wilde described the feeling of having tulips on his legs after leaving a bar.[43] Two famous painters who helped popularize the notion that absinthe had powerful psychoactive properties were Toulouse Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh (who suffered from mental instability throughout his life).

Today it is known that absinthe does not cause hallucinations, especially ones similar to those described in 19th century studies. Thujone, the supposed active chemical in absinthe, is a GABA antagonist and, while it can produce muscle spasms in large doses, there is no evidence that it causes hallucinations. It has been speculated that reports of hallucinogenic effects of absinthe may have been due to poisonous chemicals being added to cheaper versions of the drink in the 19th century, to give it a more vivid colour.[44]

However, the debate over whether absinthe produces effects on the human mind additional to those of alcohol has not been conclusively resolved. The effects of absinthe have been described by some artists as mind opening. The most commonly reported experience is a 'clear-headed' feeling of inebriation — a form of 'lucid drunkenness'. Some modern specialists, such as chemist, historian and absinthe distiller Ted Breaux, claim that alleged secondary effects of absinthe may be caused by the fact that some of the herbal compounds in the drink act as stimulants, while others act as sedatives, creating an overall lucid effect of awakening.[45]

Long term effects of low absinthe consumption in humans remain unknown, although it is known that the herbs contained in absinthe have both painkilling and antiparasitic properties.

[edit] Controversy

It was once thought that excessive absinthe drinking had worse effects than those associated with overindulgence in other forms of alcohol, a belief that led to diagnoses of the disease of 'absinthism'. One of the first vilifications of absinthe was an 1864 experiment in which a certain Dr. Magnan exposed a guinea pig to large doses of pure wormwood vapor and another to alcohol vapors. The guinea pig exposed to wormwood experienced convulsive seizures, while the animal exposed to alcohol did not. Dr. Magnan would later blame the chemical thujone, contained in wormwood, for these effects.[46]

Past reports estimated thujone levels in absinthe as high — up to 260 mg per kg of absinthe.[47] More recent studies have shown that very little of the thujone present in wormwood actually makes it into a properly distilled absinthe, even when using historical recipes and methods. Most proper absinthes, both vintage and modern, are within the current EU limits.[48][49][50][51]

Tests on mice show an LD50 of around 45 mg thujone per kg of body weight,[52] much higher than what is contained in absinthe and the high amount of alcohol would kill a person many times over before the thujone became a danger.[52] Although direct effects on humans are unknown, many have consumed thujone in higher amounts than present in absinthe through non-controversial sources like sage oil, which can be up to 50% thujone.[53]

A study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol[54] concluded that a high concentration of thujone in alcohol has negative effects on attention performance. It slowed down reaction time, and caused subjects to concentrate their attention in the central field of vision. Medium doses did not produce an effect noticeably different from plain alcohol. The high dose of thujone used in the study was larger than what can currently be obtained, even in 'high thujone' absinthe that cannot be sold legally in the European Union. While the effects of this high dose were statistically significant in a double blind test, the test subjects themselves could still not reliably identify which samples were the ones containing thujone. As most people describe the effects of absinthe as a more lucid and aware drunk, this suggests that thujone is not the cause of any of absinthe’s alleged secondary effects.


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-05-20 11:19 am   Permalink

I guess that explains why TikiTrav was in a dress!
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ravenne
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Posted: 2008-05-20 11:38 am   Permalink

Well after the browser crashed two times and photobucket was being a pain in the arse, I finally got the pics and the post...

Ridin in to PS






Later we tried that Mexican place at the CT; what was the name again? o_o

WeeG is having fun




I don't know what WeG was thinkin!




His mountain of food


My arroz con pollo! yummy!


Sometime later or the next day...I don't remember cause the trip was just one big blur!
We went to the desert randomly


and kept crackin jokes of America's Next Top Model and Tyra Banks...
FIERCE!






















Then we went to town a lil bit but didn't take as many pics as we thought!


he's so sloooow....




Anyway, night time hit


and it was time for mModern. Most of these pics are just paintin pix; enjoy!







































































WeeG soaking it all in.


Oh yeah, GOLDEN GIRLS IS EVERYWHERE


HMM, I am missing other artist works in my pics...I could've sworn I snapped them...I think all the chatter made me forget the camera. oye!


ANYWAY...
I didn't take much pics of the festivities at Caliente cause I was havin too much fun, but here's what I gots!












there ya go!

I am done!


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GROG
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Posted: 2008-05-20 12:18 pm   Permalink

How does Squid see to sculpt? He's got no eyes.




 
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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2008-05-20 12:53 pm   Permalink



Now ya made me hungry...


This was just classic, I think everyone giggled over this throughout the day, specially Ken We sure did have trouble finding guys that were willing to pose & let their "fingers do the walking" for a snapshot. Good sports Al & Chris!
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2008-05-21 10:48 am   Permalink

Bears???

 
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2008-05-21 11:25 am   Permalink

Saturday night. Smokin Menehunes were smoking
























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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-05-21 7:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks to everyone for all the great pictures. My back was so messed up I spent the weekend in the room....with my best friend...the air-conditioner.

Fun pics Rav!!!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-05-21 9:00 pm   Permalink

Raves thanks finally Some pics of the art. I like the other stuff but an art show like that isn't complete with a ton of cool shots (prices too, bonus) I mean, people buy the Tiki Art Now books for some art shots.. Cheers
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Tiki Trav
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Posted: 2008-05-21 10:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-20 09:12, little lost tiki wrote:
Actually, isn't that TikiTrav sitting next to some drunk?


NOICE HEH!




Holy shit Ken...!!!! I just noticed the face!... thats hilarious..!!!
Sarah can't stop Laughing... Im putting that on my myspace!


 
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Wildsville man
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Posted: 2008-05-21 11:04 pm   Permalink

More photo's sent to me!!!!!! I guess next time I wouldn't pay for a photographer.















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atomikitty
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Posted: 2008-05-22 6:54 pm   Permalink

***Great Weekend, Great Art Show***
It was my FIRST TIME in Palm Springs, and I absolutely fell in love.
MUCHO MAHALO to Rory, M Modern Gallery, The Caliente Tropics, The Incredible Bands and all the Talented Artists, Vendors and Tiki Fans!
It's all been said, so here's some pics~ENJOY!

We arrive at Ruby Montana's Coral Sands and are greeted by the guard dog, Lola.

Adam at the Coral Sands


Straight to the M Modern Gallery for their 5th anniversary Tiki Art Show! Congrats Jay and M Modern!
Thank you so much for having me in the show!

Crazy Al's amazing new Trader Vic's Tiki stuns all art patrons and tiki fans as they enter!



The wall of Big Eyes and Monkey Art!






Adam and Squid in their retina burning tiki shirts.


Derek Yaniger is my hero and a swell guy to boot!
What a great exhibition of his work . . .




One more look at Tiki Al's latest masterpiece (and personal Mai Tai guardian!)


It was INCREDIBLY WINDY leaving the M Modern, so we staged and impromptu photo shoot~Cheese-tastic!



Friday night back at the Caliente. Good times at the bar.
The lovely Tiki Kiniki and Tiki Ray hang out with my favorite Tiki Ray Carving 'The Widower'


Cheesy Photo shoot 2! Pulp Fiction Hotel fun back at the Coral Sands.
We stayed in the 'Yiddish Cowgirl' suite.



Houses that I dream of living in. . .
The architecture is so amazing and inspiring!






Vendors and Bands at the Caliente.
Nick, GROG and Adam at the Tiki Magazine booth (A little Menehune seems to have opened the Tiki Mag to my article!)


Back at the Coral Sands, swimming at sunset.



(Adam hates this photo-but I think it's ham and cheese goodness!)


Paradise. . .


Martini Kings on the Lanai. . .a perfect Sunday
Their version of Take 5 was amazing-what a bunch of talented kats. . .


Checking out of the Coral Sands. . . thanks Ruby Montana for a wonderful stay! We'll be back!


Wish I'd taken more pics of all the friends we spent this amazing tiki weekend with, but we were all too busy having fun!

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-05-22 7:33 pm   Permalink

Suzy,
great pics, thanks for sharing,
you and Adam look like a couple strait outta the past.
good stuff.

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