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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
turbosickboy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 137
From: Malmoe/Sweden
Posted: 2005-08-06 6:55 pm   Permalink

aloha! Im turbosickboy from Sweden and Im new on the forum. Found it when i was looking for some tips about bars (building one myself right now)

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1096
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2005-08-06 7:03 pm   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central, Zombie Kittie, and thanks for the swell robot button.

 
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batty
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 4
Posted: 2005-08-08 1:11 pm   Permalink

Hello!

My name is Jeanette and and I have two kiddos. I found this site after trying to find some info on building tiki huts. My DH is building one for the kids as a playhouse. It is almost finished. Waiting on some supplies.

My main hobby is tropical gardening. Throwing some tiki into the mix too.

Here is a picture of the playhouse. Be kind...My DH has worked hard on it.



[ This Message was edited by: batty 2005-08-08 13:12 ]

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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-08-08 1:21 pm   Permalink

Cool! I woulda gone bonkers to have something like that when I was a kid. Look forward to seeing it finished. Welcome to Tiki Central!

DH? Designated hitter?

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batty
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 4
Posted: 2005-08-08 2:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the welcome!

DH= dear husband.


 
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aeyerly
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 1
Posted: 2005-08-08 4:25 pm   Permalink

Hi! I live in Honolulu and seem to be increasingly involved with tiki culture. One reason I moved to Hawaii was the lure of the tropics, and of course that's a big part of what tiki is all about.
I'm interested in tiki music, tiki collectibles, tiki drinks and everything else tiki.
I recently caught the latest concert by Don Tiki, an amazing group based in Honolulu. They put on a tremendous show with a large cast of musicians, singers and dancers.
There aren't too many tiki places left in Honolulu, unfortunately. La Mariana Sailing Club is a classic, and there's the Tiki Grill and Bar in Waikiki, plus tiki-ish places such as Duke's on Waikiki Beach. Maybe more places will spring up as the tiki revival movement gathers steam. Aloha!


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-08-08 6:08 pm   Permalink

Big Welcome Aeyerly to Tiki Central. Come on in and Stay awhile or maybe longer. I think you might fit in here very well, so stay around some more.
You can find everything you are lookin for right here on TC so relax, kick back and chill dude. Join the family , show us what yuo got and we'll show you what we got too.
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Venusboys3
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 2
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2005-08-08 9:40 pm   Permalink

Hi,
I just joined but I've been reading posts for quite a while.
I'm from Vegas (had a birthday dinner at the Aku Aku once, long, long ago... and visited Don The Beachcomber's at the Sahara as weee lad)... but now I'm in the swamps of Georgia at art school... and yearning for something, anything remotely Tiki-ish.
The next road trip is probably Augusta, to visit the Hale Tiki...

K


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-08-08 9:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-08 21:40, Venusboys3 wrote:
Hi,
I just joined but I've been reading posts for quite a while.
I'm from Vegas (had a birthday dinner at the Aku Aku once, long, long ago... and visited Don The Beachcomber's at the Sahara as weee lad)... but now I'm in the swamps of Georgia at art school... and yearning for something, anything remotely Tiki-ish.
The next road trip is probably Augusta, to visit the Hale Tiki...

K



Cool. Punch Brad for us!! Arrrrrrrrrrrr!!


 
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Venusboys3
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 2
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2005-08-08 10:06 pm   Permalink

Hmmm...
A joke I am not party too?
A suggestion that 'Brad' is liked? Disliked?
Is the Hale Tiki a Stinky Tiki?

K


 
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freddiefreelance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-08-09 07:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-08 22:06, Venusboys3 wrote:
Hmmm...
A joke I am not party too?
A suggestion that 'Brad' is liked? Disliked?
Is the Hale Tiki a Stinky Tiki?

K


Benz is kidding, just give Brad a poke in the arm.
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neon.martini64
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Joined: Aug 10, 2005
Posts: 2
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2005-08-10 5:42 pm   Permalink

Hello,

My name is NeonMartini and I live in Seattle as I have all my life.

I'm new to the forum but not to TIKI! I have been a fan of Tiki and PolyPop since I was 5 or 6 years old. It is only recently that I have become active again in pursuing this passion again after 35 or so years.

I can tell you it makes me very happy to see the Tiki Torch passed to a whole new and enthusiastic generation that truly appreciates what it really means. Mahalo!!

I am old enough to remember The Islander Restaurant here in Seattle, right next to the Ferry Terminal. I can also remember Trader Vic's in the Westin Hotel. The Trader's in Vancouver B.C. is where I had my honeymoon happy hour & Dinner 20+ years ago!

One Tiki Bar that you don't hear about on any book or website (that I have found) is the old Trade Winds. It was in what is now the Pampas Room of El Gaucho. We used to go there for Flaming Zombies (No Limit!) on Friday Happy Hour. The bar was a happening place and I could not get over the smooth painted concrete floors in Aqua..complete with sandy beaches, palm trees and Tikis. Add in the fish nets and floats hanging from the ceiling, with mood lighting and you had a great hideaway. Hard to believe it survived up to the mid 80's.

The good news is..we are getting another Trader Vic's very soon. I will be there on opening night you can bet.

Quick Stats:
Occupation: Software Test Engineer
Age: You got a clue already..
Married: Same as above..
Music: Lounge, Exotica/Hawaiian (40s - 70s), Jazz.
Axe: Baritone Uke, Uke.
Drink: Dry Martini, Shaken or stirred, up, olive.
Smoke: Yes, Cigars..
Car: '03 'Yota Corolla LE that is screaming for Tiki-fication!
Boating: Yes.
Traveling: Yes.

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Tetsuya Nagai
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Joined: Aug 11, 2005
Posts: 3
Posted: 2005-08-11 05:54 am   Permalink

Legend said Moai walked by itself.
But how did Moai walk?
I show you my proposal.
http://www.tegakinet.jp/moai.htm

--How I thought of walking moai--
I watched a special feature TV program of Easter Island in January, 2004.
In this program, form of a base part of a moai was not flat, and Professor archeologist Charles love of Wyoming university explained that it was easy to incline forward when a moai stands on the ground.
As for this, there is a description in a homepage of Kontiki Museum.
http://www.museumsnett.no/kon-tiki/Research/Papers/walking_statue.html
Some methods about a movement of a moai are suggested. Particularly,a method of Mulloi and
http://www.museumsnett.no/kon-tiki/Research/Papers/walking/figs/fig1.html
a method of Pavel are famous.
http://www.museumsnett.no/kon-tiki/Research/Papers/walking/figs/fig4.html
However, the nothing can explain that moais are easy to incline forward.

I thought that the base of the moai in TV looked like
a rocking chair, because it curved gently. I thought that moais swung in front and back.
When I was child,I had walking toy that walked over the desk which was inclined.
I thought that moais walked on same principle.
A web site of Michigan university introduces Passive Walk.
This is known as a phenomenon of a limit cycle.
http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~artkuo/Passive_Walk/passive_walking.html
I referred to them and repeated an experiment and succeeded in letting a ornament moai to walk.
My father got this moai as a souvenir from his friend who went to Chile of South America for a trip more than 20 years ago.

How? Does the moai which I thought about seem to walk? Would the genuine moai walk in this way?
Please send your opinion.


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spycygrl
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 70
From: El Segundo, CA
Posted: 2005-08-11 11:22 am   Permalink

I'm new to the forum but have been into retro/vintage, tiki, exotica, mid-century modern collecting & culture for ages.

Grew up in Sacramento (home of the now-defunct Zombie Hut where I celebrated my 22nd birthday) and then lived in San Francisco for 10 years (visiting the Tonga Room and Trad'R Sams pretty often). Moved to NYC where I didn't really tiki, but did swing and jive. Now I'm in LA, living 1 block from the world famous Tiki Ti. I'm there alot.

I got back INTO Tiki thru my friend, Dan, from Chicago (a regular at the Hukilau and Chicago tiki events). He gave me a signed copy of Tiki Road Trip, which I love.

I don't really "collect" too much tiki since I'm a middle-aged law studen living on student loans but have recently starting collecting mugs. The whole time I was in Kauai 2 years ago, I kept yelling "tiki!" much to my travel companion's chagrin.

Aloha.


 
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teaKEY
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2005-08-11 6:07 pm   Permalink

Tetsuya Nagai

Unbelievable! I just found your website today or maybe it was yesterday on like page 13 of Google under Moai images. I saw your video and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It looked fake to have stone move on its own. I just like to see video of tikis too. THere aren't many out there. I added a link of your webpage to a ongoing teaKEY art page in the creating section cause I am working on a Moai of my own. And now you are you newest member. What are the chances? Is there a language barrier since you are from Japan??

Interesting idea of walking Moai. A swing idea may work. Ofcousre there are no rubber-bands that big.


 
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