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

Joined: Sep 15, 2006
Posts: 284
From: Syracuse, NY
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:25 pm   Permalink

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to the good souls that inhabit Tiki Central. My 'nom de plume' as they say is Khan_Tiki_Mon. I am from upstate New York, a land of sometime ice and snow. We dream of warmer climes. I am a married man. My wife is a couple of months younger than I am and she is quite fond of telling people that we are in our late 40s. Truth be told it doesn't get any later than 49. I find it hard to believe that in a matter of months I will be half a century old. I feel very much younger than that. I have been to every state in the US of A except for Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. I have been to Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica. I like to think I have more travels and more adventures ahead. As a young boy I read voraciously. In the late 60s and early 70s I was reading anything with travel and adventure in it (a lot from the Golden Age of Science Fiction). I read Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl and I was totally captivated. On special occasions my parents would take us to a Chinese restaurant in Syracuse NY called Soo Lins. When you ordered the pu-pu platter they brought a dish to the table and there was fire. With the blue flames flickering from the mini hibachi I would look and marvel at the menu. It was huge and there seemed to be more space devoted to the exotic cocktails than to the food. This was a world I wanted to explore when I came of age. Alas, by the time I was off to college the scourge we now know as disco had stained the landscape. I have been collecting Tiki for a couple of years now. At first it was just Tiki mugs but the mugs need (no they demand) a place to reside. And so my wife allows the 'Tiki room'. In my quest for Tiki I have learned from others and I hope to share my ideas and to learn more.

 
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Icon Industries
Member

Joined: Oct 06, 2006
Posts: 3
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2006-10-06 08:44 am   Permalink

Hello everyone! My name is Douglas Seaton, and I am obviously a new member here. I used to be the gallery manager at DC Gallery (here in Denver), where I was fortunate enough to work with several amazing artists, including the very talented and entertaining SHAG. I have since started my own company, Icon Industries, as a means of continuing my work with these artists while I work on opening my own gallery space. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!

www.icon-industries.com

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Daves Not Home
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 05, 2006
Posts: 512
From: Spooky Hallow So. Cal.
Posted: 2006-10-06 10:28 am   Permalink

Choose one:

* Hey, I'm Fred the Cancerian from New Jersey. I like collecting records and exploring the cave of the unknown.

* Hello, I'm Cindy. I'm a Pisces, and I like Chihuahuas and Chinese noodles.

* Hi, my name is Ricky, and I'm a Pisces. I love computers and hot tamales.

* Hey, I'm Kate, and I am a Taurus. I love tomatoes and black-capped Chickadees.

* Hey, my name is Keith, and I'm a Scorpio from Athens, G-A, and I like to find the essence from within.

Sorry, had to do it! But really, my names Dave, I'm married with one son and live in San Clemente, Ca. If you want to know more, just ask You can also find me on Myspace under the same screenname...

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all the TC'ers who make this site so imformative and fun! Mucho mahalos


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-10-06 11:15 am   Permalink

(all the people at Tikiholics Anonymous, in unison:)

HI DAVE!


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-10-06 11:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-05 16:25, khan_tiki_mon wrote:
I would look and marvel at the menu. It was huge and there seemed to be more space devoted to the exotic cocktails than to the food.



Welcome, Khan!

You've already contributed to this site. I bet several tiki menu and ephemera collectors have now added "Soo Lin" to their eBay search parameters.

Sabu


 
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Bokbiertrol
Member

Joined: Oct 06, 2006
Posts: 2
Posted: 2006-10-06 4:02 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone! *waves*

My name is Lennard and i live in Rotterdam, Holland. Home of the only Tiki bar and grill in Holland.
Somewhere in the very near future, I will be moving to Dublin to enjoy life on the emerald isle.(and drinking Guinness round the clock).

Tiki Bar rocks.


 
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greenrooster
Member

Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 3
From: Adelaide, Australia
Posted: 2006-10-12 04:01 am   Permalink

Hello
I'm from Adelaide in Australia. I've read the forums for a while so I thought I'd better join. Very pleased to take the plunge. Adelaide, I'm afraid, is not much of a tiki town although I did watch the Fiji national rugby team play here earlier this year and they have a rather cool logo on their jumpers!
I've got a small of collection of mugs - nothing too much out of the ordinary for you experienced people but I'm always on the lookout for more.
best wishes
Mark


 
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nicolemdalton
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 16
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2006-10-12 04:44 am   Permalink

Hello everyone. I'm a 23 year old graphic designer from Boston, MA that loves everything tiki. In fact I'm suprised I didn't find this site earlier. I like buying tiki items as well as attempting to make my own from various mediums. I love ceramics and have made a few tiki mugs/shot glasses myself. I also enjoy drawing/painting and and have been working on making a series of tiki paintings. I like to collect tiki memoribilia when I come across it in my travels. So far I have ventured to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, Australia and New Zealand. I really liked the Maori style in NZ and took many photos while I was there for ideas of future creations of my own. I plan on posting pictures of some of my creations soon.

 
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OUDRANK12
Member

Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 2
Posted: 2006-10-12 10:27 pm   Permalink

I have been looking at this fine Forum for months now and decided to become a member. I have built a great collection of Rum (19 different bottles at last count) and accompaniments and now working on turning a yard shed into a Tiki Bar. This site is full of great ideas to make it happen and have fun in the process.

I am very interested in the "purest" approach to mixoligy. I like to make drinks the way the masters have intended them to be made and see how close I can get to greatness.

Aside from rum I like to spend as much time sailing in the Oakland inner harbor and San Francisco bay. I keep my boat in the triangle of the Forbidden Island, Quinns Lighthouse (pirates and rum are a fine combination) and Trader Vics.

On a final note Hail Vitus! If there are any Clampers in this Forum you know what that means.



Fair Winds and Fine Rum to you all!



 
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kikekeki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 358
From: the River of Grass in FlourDough
Posted: 2006-10-13 01:26 am   Permalink

ALOHA!
Ok, so I have been lurking for quite some time now...
Went to Hukilau '06 --had a BLAST and met so many fantastic people... Mahalo! to all who made me feel so welcomed! I decided I could no longer justify lurking, so here I am. Mahaloz to Holden for encouraging me to become involved...enjoy the 'killer bar'in Mugoomba! Have had a love of surf music and tiki for as long as I can remember. Looks like this is the place to be...Karen.


 
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aquarj
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1104
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2006-10-13 11:30 am   Permalink

Hello OUDRUNK1,
I've also wondered sometimes if there are any Clampers here on TC. I am not an ECV initiate, but I heard about the glorious tradition from another notorious SF bay area Clamper who has an assortment of alter egos. He shows up at some tiki events sometimes but I don't think he's on TC.

-Randy


 
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Psycho Tiki D
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2006-10-13 12:06 pm   Permalink

Hello, my name is Psycho Tiki D and I'm a tiki-holic! I just can't help myself and nothing I have tried will prevent me from buying and collecting tiki.

Could it be because my motto is "No tiki left behind"?

I have been collecting tiki for around four years or so. Ironically, my buddy got me my first mug, a green Harvey's "Sneaky Tiki" from Lake Tahoe. I was horrified, because I used to give him crap when we would be out looking for treasures and he would buy this stuff and I couldn't figure out why he would waste his money on junk.

This mug sat in my kitchen window for about two years. One day, while doing some spring cleaning, it dawned on me it would be cool to have some more of these, to use for entertaining. I used to see these and others around the thrift stores and flea market for sale at about ten cents to a dollar and also thought they would work well with my other fifties and sixties collectibles, so I made a concerted effort to begin buying all I could find. This lead to purchasing not only mugs, but everything else associated with tiki. Today I have a very nice collection of tiki and Polynesian items...menus, matchbook covers, swizzle sticks, ashtrays, dinnerware, masks, mugs, bowls, carved and stone tikis, salt and pepper shakers, weapons, necklaces, records and jewelery (just to name a few). I really enjoy my tiki bar with my lighted "Primo Beer" Hawaiian Island relief map proudly standing center on the back wall.

I need to thank Duke Carter for his wonderful book "Tiki Quest", I have spent hours
flipping through the pages studying about what is out there. I have nearly worn out the first copy and will eventually need to replace it, since the some of the pages are falling out.

I also want to thank all of you out there who have posted and discuss this genre. I have learned many interesting new things as a result of the topics displayed on this website and I look forward to learning much more and being an active participant in the future.

By the way, my buddy succumbed to my collection (actually, he decided to go with a more "nautical" theme for his house (some tiki included) and was gracious enough to give me back the 6 Mark's Outrigger Cannery Row Green mugs I gave him some years back, more various mugs, as well as a "Pearls of Wisdom" print he had in his storage unit. See ya soon!


 
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snackbar
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 115
From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2006-10-14 03:47 am   Permalink

Like many other people, I've been lurking for a while here and am checking this treasure chest of information daily now.

I'm from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, coincidentally the home of Hollands one and only Tiki bar.
My girlfriend and I are flea market addicts and have been collecting 40s to 60s stuff since we've met, or better: stuffing our too small apartment with kitsch we don't need.

In April this year we finally had our dream come true, we found a 50s home bamboo bar for a reasonable price. We're trying to build our own little mini-bar in our house (but it's really too small here) and with my carpentry skills it could take a year or two.
When it's finished I'll post pictures, I promise.
It's really hard to find tiki related stuff in Europe though.

Other things of interest are music, movies & comics, you know, just your average grown-up kid stuff.
A while back I produced the
Dorktones-podcast, that has stopped due to lack of time but I pooped out another two weeks back with some Hawaiiana thrown in.



_________________

lilyscarlet.com


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tikicleen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 335
From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2006-10-16 4:56 pm   Permalink

Psycho Tiki D~ welcome to tc! consider yourself assimilated. your story is the exact carbon-copy of mine (except my first mug was an old bisque hula harvey's girl). ever venture south of sac? we have a little (but growing) contingent of tiki here in the central valley that you need to come check out. on october 29th we are having a tiki art show and sale at minnie's restaurant in modesto and it would be great to see you there.

aloha!
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Psycho Tiki D
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2006-10-16 5:48 pm   Permalink

tikicleen,

Thanks for the welcome!

I have ventured south to the wilds of Modesto CA...my first "Tiki Road Trip" was to your lovely neck of the woods back in 2004!

The original plan was to stay at the Tropics Motel and drink it up all night at the Tiki Bar next door. Plan was canceled when we saw the local natives calling the Tropics their home. Did some drinking in the bar, they were in the process of cleaning up the wall with the graphics under (I guess the smoke-covered walls)and most of the mugs were in storage. I liked the bar and what was left of the motel.

Went to Minnie's for a couple of more drinks before departing into the sunset and heading to the Delta for more drinks and some thrift and antique store purchases. Minnie's was great and I definitely plan on returning. October 29th is in my plans!

Regrets...I had a few...passed on a couple of green "Sun God" mugs from the Islander at an antique store in Stockton because of the price which regretfully I would probably pay double for now.

Again...thanks for making me feel welcome and I will try and make the Minnie's event.

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am but what are you)?


 
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