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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-02-06 09:34 am   Permalink

I nominate Noname for President!
Forgotten Tikiman - isn't that the truth! Props to Ben for living the dream.
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:43 am   Permalink


Hello my name is Doug and I'm a full time Tiki artist...I have $5 bucks in my checking account right now.

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6920
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:46 am   Permalink

5 BUCKS!!! Holy crap! Drinks are on Doug!!!

 
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Swamp Fire
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:56 am   Permalink


If I won the lottery I'd open a Tiki bar/restaurant/art gallery. A place where you can eat, drink, look at lots of great art. The food would be good and the drinks even better.

John O would be the maitre d, Big Tiki Dude would be the bouncer, Atomic Tiki Punk would be part of the vaudeville comedy act that would open up the floor show and Grog
would be the floor show entertainment, he looks great in a coconut bra. Did I mention my art would be everywhere?
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 484
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-06 2:56 pm   Permalink

I would be down for that Doug all the way.

 
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lucas vigor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-02-06 3:25 pm   Permalink

If I could make Tiki my job, first I would have to be already rich. VERY rich!
Then, I would make a highly authentic restaurant and bar with attached theme park (Much like how Knott’s got started)…my restaurant would be old-school tiki. No buffet music. No hip hop. I would feature small jazz combos playing nightly, with the full Polynesian review on the weekend and occasional guest gigs from local “exotica” groups, but only the good ones!

Bottom line is in no way would I minimize or cover up the “hawaiianess” of my joint. I would try to make it as much as a vintage trip to Hawaii as possible. I would have an attached small theme park with tiki caves, and tiki jungle and a jungle cruise ride of my own.

I would hire many people from this forum to do the decorations and plant the “jungle”, which would be filled with typical ornamental tropical foliage.

In other parts of the theme park, I would have safari related attractions, and perhaps an atomic age astro type restaurant or ride…something with moon and alien planet dioramas that are totally inauthentic! (Think Gumby goes to the moon) It would be like being able to have lunch or dinner on the space station X-1 ride from vintage Disneyland circa 1955.

So basically, my theme park would have a tiki section, a jungle section, a safari land section, and a vintage googie-filled future land...oh, and maybe a vintage chinatown section too. All in all, a cross between adventure and tomorrowland combined with the now defunct ride area of lion country safari.

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6301
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-06 4:16 pm   Permalink

When ever we meet up with Doug, we make sure he gets fed!
can't have our treasured artist's dying of starvation

I propose a Tiki version of "Oceans 11" to finance all these Tiki parks & Gallery's
because I need them now, so who would be the mastermind?


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6920
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-06 7:14 pm   Permalink

Bamboo Benland

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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7480
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2013-02-06 8:10 pm   Permalink


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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8965
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-02-06 9:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-06 10:56, Swamp Fire wrote:

If I won the lottery I'd open a Tiki bar/restaurant/art gallery. A place where you can eat, drink, look at lots of great art. The food would be good and the drinks even better.

John O would be the maitre d, Big Tiki Dude would be the bouncer, Atomic Tiki Punk would be part of the vaudeville comedy act that would open up the floor show and Grog
would be the floor show entertainment, he looks great in a coconut bra. Did I mention my art would be everywhere?




Doug,

I like yer scenario except for 2 things.
I don't wanna be a bouncer of a bunch of drunk people.
I will be the DJ, playing the best Tiki Music,
and you can get Liz to be the Bouncer.


Jeff(btd)



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6301
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-06 9:50 pm   Permalink

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

 
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bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8965
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-02-06 9:54 pm   Permalink

It was a Joke sir,
everybody knows bouncers have to be sober.

Jeff(btd)



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6301
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:12 pm   Permalink

You damaged my calm, Jeff

 
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ToddVegas
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:16 pm   Permalink

I would open a tiki themed mini-golf course, with a tiki gift shop at the end. I'm actually working towards making it happen...

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6301
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:22 pm   Permalink

Oh Todd! it has to be a "Tiki Bar" at the end, get with the program

 
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