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tikibars
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Posted: 2010-12-05 8:15 pm   Permalink

Oh man, Phil, this pic of the Banana Pub brings back a lot of memories.

When me and Jen (DangerGirl) were on Rapa Nui in 2004 we (ok, me) had a few to many Pisco and Sprites there (yeah, that was the only drink they had available).

Somewhere here on TC there is still an audio clip posted of some drunken Rapa Nui kids ragging on Chile...







 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2010-12-05 10:28 pm   Permalink

This book is crying out to be in Apple's iBook store.

 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2010-12-10 10:51 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-05 20:15, tikibars wrote:
Oh man, Phil, this pic of the Banana Pub brings back a lot of memories.



Where is that audio clip? I thought you'd like that photo...

Strife on Rapa Nui

Latest update on Easter Island.



Here's a photograph I took of a "Birdman" inspired metal gate on the outskirts of Hangaroa town in 2001.
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Posted: 2011-04-24 5:26 pm   Permalink

Aloha and Happy Easter!!



This is the front of the candy shop in Hangaroa Town, Rapa Nui.
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2011-04-25 06:55 am   Permalink

thanks, and same to you all!

old news by now, but keep an eye out in toy story 3 for this moai:



 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2011-04-26 9:02 pm   Permalink

Well-spotted!

The moai meme continues to propagate...





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Posted: 2011-04-26 9:34 pm   Permalink

And we're going to have an art show in July featuring Moai art.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=39690&forum=17&start=0





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Posted: 2011-06-03 10:30 am   Permalink

This post is a looooong time coming and for that, James, I sincerely apologize!
Sometimes real life does get in the way of staying on top of TC posting!

Tongue biting is necessary, as this thread somehow turned into a "post whatever you find with a Moai in it" or "promote your own Moai-related product" thread. No finger pointing, though.

Why the F___ haven't more people chimed in and discussed how absolutely incredible this book is??????
Does anyone realize how much blood, sweat and tears went into this project and how astounding the end result is?

With the relative scarcity of any really good books dealing with Tiki in a pop-culture context out there, this book should be right up there with The BOT, Tiki Modern, Tiki Road Trip, Night of the Tiki, Tiki Quest, Sippin' Safari (all of Jeff Berry's Books for that matter) and Jay's Tiki Mugs book as absolute must haves for any Tiki library worth it's weight in lava.

Kudos to Ken Ruzic for being the ONE(???) person to actually comment about the content!!!

There are soooo many reasons to own and digest this piece of work!!!
What are you waiting for??? Buy it now!!!!!
I guarantee you won't be disappointed and you'll ask yourself, "Why didn't I have this a long time ago?"
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crazy al
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Posted: 2011-06-03 10:49 am   Permalink

book?

 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-06-03 11:51 am   Permalink

Aloha,

Yes, Big Stone Head is an awesome work by JT and a must read by all interested in the subject of Easter Island/Rapa Nui and the Moai in all it's forms. I had contributed some photographs and some ephemeral that didn't fit into the context of Waikiki Tiki. I bought this immediately on the bamboo zip disc and read it. I enjoyed it very much. Then, I got real busy with the final version of my own project and put it aside.

Recently, I added it to my iBooks library and have begun to re-read it. I am enjoying it more and more the second time, third, and fourth time around. Thanks James for putting out a great piece of work.

Best,

Phillip
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book?


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tikibars
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Posted: 2011-11-05 4:05 pm   Permalink

Ah, I just revisited this thread after a long time.

Jonpaul and Phil, I am really touched by your enthusiasm for this project.
Thanks a lot guys.

I did put a whole lot of work into it, and have a great affection for Big Stone Head.
It was a real labor of love.
In many ways, I like it better than Tiki Road Trip.

As for why this book hasn't received the attention that other tiki-related books have, I have always assumed it was due to the electronic format.
I know that some people aren't comfortable with electronic books.
As someone who owns several thousand books, I definitely understand the appeal of holding a paper book in one's hands.
But that said, part of Big Stone Head deals with how the Rapa Nui people completely deforested their island, cutting down every last tree and as a result nearly killing themselves off as a people.
Given this, I just didn't feel right about printing this book on trees!

Hope that those of you who have been holding out will give this book a chance.
Hey, it's only five bucks at
http://www.bigstonehead.com!







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Posted: 2011-11-20 12:02 am   Permalink

Congratulations, James!
I'm looking forward to a great read!
K.


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2011-11-20 11:54 am   Permalink

Thanks K!

Hope you enjoy it, and remember (everyone else) that limited edition tiki mugs are your very best holiday gift value!

www.bigstonehead.com


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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-11-22 12:06 pm   Permalink

aloha,

Thanks JT!



Hangaroa town is marvelous! BIG STONE HEAD is a great read!
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tikibars
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Posted: 2011-11-28 5:01 pm   Permalink

I am intrigued by the moai-ish look of these BIG STONE HEADS to be seen in Prometheus, Ridley Scott's return to the A L I E N franchise.






This film is apparently a pseudo-prequel in which scientists go looking for the origins of man.

Given that premise, this big effigy may very well actually turn out to be a proto-moai!


(It's the holiday shopping season. Buy my Big Stone Head mug!)



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