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tiki faces in weird and strange places
8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-12-26 6:30 pm   Permalink

Just tell us you didn't do that with chisels!!

 
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Moki
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Posted: 2005-12-26 6:35 pm   Permalink

Okay... that one made me laugh out loud!!! Tiki Spud!!!!


 
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makutiki
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Posted: 2005-12-30 11:45 am   Permalink

This one (and his friends) were hiding on my sisters X-mas table-cloth....





 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2006-03-29 06:25 am   Permalink

Every time I watch Good Eats I think this mushroom in the title sequence looks like the top of a Moai.


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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2006-03-29 06:30 am   Permalink

haaha, excellent screen capture, mojo!

wouldn't put it past ol' alton to put some subliminal tiki in there.
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2006-03-29 08:23 am   Permalink

Some of these are pretty funny. I think someone should carve a version of the one Makutiki submitted.

 
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-03-29 09:23 am   Permalink

Spud Tiki! That's hilarious! I bust out laughin' at that one too.

Here's one in space:



more info here:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060314.html



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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-05-03 5:25 pm   Permalink

Found this thrifting the other day....



Can't decide if it is Moai or Robot. So I will say Robotic Moai....

And, it works both ways up.....
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2006-05-03 6:16 pm   Permalink

Whoa! That's Mom's Electrolux. I remember a traveling salesman sold it to us circa 1971!



 
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crazy al
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Posted: 2006-07-11 10:25 am   Permalink

has this been posted.... just found this guy at one of the most visited place on earth, one of the most visited spots at the Grand Canyon!!
South Rim... Visitor Center View point


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-08-20 09:50 am   Permalink

This one was a little more 'vivid" after a few cocktails......



Josh playing his upright at the Jetsetter. Looked over and there it was, a Moai just jamming out with the band.....
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-01 11:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-30 06:12, bigbrotiki wrote:
While this is not fully Tiki, but more "outsider art" or "roadside art", often these kind of environments have Tiki-like elements. There could also be a thread on "Tikis in strange places"


OK, here goes
My brother Michael Mc Millen has an interest in tiki that our mother was involved in designing.
From Dec 25 to Jan 13 this installation on the corner of Santa Monica blvd and Yale runs from 6pm to midnight every night in Santa Monica, California.
The film Cyclops shown contains at least one shot of the Trade Winds exterior. There is another picture showing the two Witco tikis used by Ione atat the Royal Hawaiian clubhouse.
The film is shown continously until January 13, 2007 from 6pm to midnight each night.



Trade Winds entrance with the tiki to the lower right


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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-03 1:13 pm   Permalink

Here is a video on You Tube from Red Trailer Motel I just uploaded today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHUZnwYWmnM

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-01-03 3:04 pm   Permalink

Thank you for opening this thread, Tim. Yet with "Tiki in strange places" I was more thinking along the lines of urban archeology, of finding old Tikis out of their element, in not obvious, non-Polynesian themed places, much like your post on that desert body shop/junk yard that lead to this one.

Here are some examples:
The "Tune up Tiki" at Bob Willemsen's Instatune on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica:



Their office waiting room was filled to the hilt with New Guinea masks, the owner had travelled there. When I went back to photograph that, the place had changed hands, and was barren of Tiki.

or these doorhandles on a place in Korea town, on Vermont and Beverly (I believe). It must have been Chinese/Polynesian once, but was a Korean Disco now. I liked the juxtaposition of the name and the urban blight look. (The new name is not bad either, it's now called "Bobby London".)



And here, some lost looking Tikis on the interior miniature golf course at the Family Fun Center in Ontario, CA:



Back to the desert: Here is a forgotten beauty behind an old prospector's adobe abode, across from the Miracle Manor Motel in Desert Hot Springs, (near Palm Springs)



It stood amidst some sort of desert garden, I was told that UFO enthusiasts used to gather there...

PS: Most of these are gone now


 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2007-01-03 3:46 pm   Permalink

I drive by Bobby London's all the time. I always thought the rock facade out front was cool but had never noticed the door handles. I'm gonna have to go inside at some point and I'm sure when I do the music will stop and all eyes will be on me until I leave but I'm going in!
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