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The fish that got away, and still taunts you today.
Mike the Headhunter
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Joined: May 24, 2004
Posts: 190
From: Wastelands of western NC
Posted: 2004-10-02 11:36 am   Permalink

I was wondering if anyone else has a story or memory that bugs them often enough it causes an emotional response everytime they think about it. Collecting wise; I had the chance to buy a Mauna Loa bamboo bird mug(tiki quest pg.46), but didn't because I didn't have a clue about it's past, and when I did decide to get it a few days later(still not knowing what it was), it was of course gone. Regular life; I am still haunted by the fact that I never got to see the Ramones. Rock and Roll!

 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-10-02 12:27 pm   Permalink

20 or so years ago, I came across a guy selling cartoon cels. Many of them were priced a $10. Everything from Hanna Barbara to Disney to Warner Bros., etc. I was 18. Money was tight. I passed.

If I could set time back, I would empty my measley bank account, buy the entire box, and wait the two years when cels hit the market bigtime.


 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2004-10-02 6:33 pm   Permalink

Good topic Mike,
I passed on seeing Joe DiMaggio at a sports memorabillia show, cash was tight... He died aboout a year later.
Fortunately, I did get to see the Ramones several times, but I always wish I had seen The Man in Black.
Aloha,


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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2004-10-02 7:22 pm   Permalink


Yes, this is a good topic for discussion. I was lucky to acquire two of those Mauna Loa mugs by sheer luck. That was one of our better scores. On the other side of the coin, I once had the chance to get a 3-4 foot tiki that was allegedly from the Luau. It looked good/authentic, but I was hesitant about the provenance. Missed out.

Then there was this Witco coffee table in San Francisco, for sale at like $50...

Relatedly, ever saw The Ramones, did catch the Clash.


 
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Tiki_Bong
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Posted: 2004-10-02 9:06 pm   Permalink

I still regret to this very day, that I read this thread...

    
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-10-02 9:51 pm   Permalink

I regret the day that I passed on choosing the name "Tiki Bong" here and when I returned to TC again, the name had already been taken.

Somethings you just never get over......
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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
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From: North O.C.
Posted: 2004-10-02 10:20 pm   Permalink

passed on a '63 Valiant in mint condition, 60,000 original miles for $500 about 15 years ago. Still makes me cringe.
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-10-02 10:25 pm   Permalink

I regret that I wasn't born as my older brother. He saw both Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison and Arthur Brown who sang "Fire" with his hair on fire, all in the same concert.....I think.......maybe......

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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-10-04 7:16 pm   Permalink

Tiki Matt

Was it one of those swank models with the fake tire on the trunk, and the push button automatic?

I have a similar experiance with a Studebaker Hawk, only it was free...jezus...now I'm in a bad mood.



 
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-10-04 7:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-02 21:06, Tiki_Bong wrote:
I still regret to this very day, that I read this thread...



Holy shit, you kill me. I think I'm your #1 fan. Please assult and insult more people. Hell insult me if you like. It cracks me up.
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-10-04 7:59 pm   Permalink

Bong is the combination of Don Rickles and Timothy Leary of TC. I'm hoisting one to Bong tonite. Cheers to another crazy b*%$@&*.
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tiki1963
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2004-10-05 11:26 pm   Permalink

great topic!

man, i have way TOO many!! this one ended well though. i was going to school at USC in the late 80s. i used to hit the local thrift stores practically every day (tiki was plentiful back then!). one day, i was at St. Vincent De Paul's and in the 'appliance room', there was a beautiful BUCKAROO pinball machine. its the one you see in the Who's Tommy, during Pinball Wizard. its a western theme where there's really cool, dimensional animation in the backglass. every 100 points, the bucking bronco kicks the cowboy in the
ass@! i couldn't believe it! to see that anywhere was cool, but at a thrift store?! it's basically one of your orgazmatron thrift store fantasies..

anyhow, as a college student, i didn't have the 300 clams they wanted for it but i was desperate! i went to a couple of friends and was able to secure the dough within an hour. of course, by the time i got back, some hipster had already bought it! bastard from hell! for years, that haunted my existence!

about six years ago, i ran across a dealer at swap meet who had a beat up pinball machine for sale. i wasn't interested, but when i told him about the Buckaroo i had missed years before, he told me about a friend who had one fully restored for sale. turns out, that the one he was selling was purchased from a thrift store at one point! man, i was gonna have that even if i had to sell my cat and turn out my mom for tricks.

well...



needless to say, i have a new cat and my mom is still workin it!!

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