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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-01-01 10:17 pm   Permalink

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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: 2005-01-01 10:34 pm   Permalink

hiltiki, Bob and Leroy started Oceanic Arts back in the 50's to supply and outfit Polynesian style restaurants, motels, hotels and whatever else. They are BIG. There store is mecca for us. Located in Whittier Calif., you can still meet them today. I haven't had the chance myself to get by there but apparently it's heaven on earth for Tikiphiles. These guys are living legends. Go there immediately. Also the Shag prints being offered by Hanford, (on TC homepage) feature Leroy's mug among others.
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-01-01 10:55 pm   Permalink

Where is Unga Bunga when I need him???? help....

 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2005-01-02 11:30 am   Permalink

alright hiktiki, should we give you the chicken leg award for screwin' wit' me? sheesh. uh, hiltiki.
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the drunken hat
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 331
From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2005-01-02 12:06 pm   Permalink

I blame jimmy buffet and target for this. but can we really be upset with this? there are always gunna be "posers" or people on the fringe. frankly i can't wait for these half assed collecters to start selling off their collections on e-bay. you know, when the trend has run its course. maybe they'll get tired of that mystery bowl that has eluded me for the last 6 years!
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-01-02 12:59 pm   Permalink

Vic Da'JT, guilty as charged.

 
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Geeky Tiki
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 533
From: Las vegas
Posted: 2005-01-02 2:23 pm   Permalink

Ah, the annual "I'm more Tiki than you" thread.

Right on schedule.

I, too, long for the days of the first Tiki wave when returning veterans of the Pacific War gathered to discuss Tiki carving, Martin Denny, their home Tiki bars, and Tiki conventions.

Come on, by the standards of the modern Tiki snobs, the people who first popularized Tiki wouldn't even qualify.

The whole Tiki thing is schtick to begin with. Do you think some 40 year old banker with an aloha shirt in the early 50's was true Tiki?

You guys sound like politicians racing to validate themselves by being the first to claim he loves Jesus more than the other guy. Maybe you should start an even more exclusive site that requires an entrance exam. Now THAT would be Tiki!

It could be like one of those school caffeteria tables where the in crowd sits and points out to each other just how un-Tiki everyone else is, and the rest of the world could continue to not care!

Hey, at least this topic has migrated from the main forum, to off topic, to bilge over the years.

If having more people liking Tiki ruins your buzz, then perhaps your delicate little sensibilities are too tightly wound for Tiki.

Go try Urban Cowboy or Goth or something. The "I'm more Tiki" stuff is too high school.



 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-01-02 4:08 pm   Permalink

The best part is when the poster uses the fact that the post gets resopnses to validate their point...

TG



 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-01-02 4:24 pm   Permalink

And if TC sucks harder than an industrial shop vac, why bother? The web has room for an all Hoity Toity Tiki newsgroup.

But what would the requirements be?

Would one have to run a gauntlet of verbal "you're so not tiki", "I remember tiki back in 'the day'" tiki clubbing?

Then maybe you'd have to open up your collection to inspection. If you had any tiki items manufactured after say 1977 ( unless they were surfing company related )
you would be denied entry. Unless of course you smashed them at the feet of the AKU AKU Moai in Las Vegas after having waded through the feces laden duck pond on you hands and knees. All the while yelling "I'M NOT WORTHY. PLEASE OH AKU AKU HAVE PITY ON ME!" And you'd be dressed in a clown outfit. Because that is what you would be until you purged yourself of your non vintage tiki ways.

You would have your entire collection thrown into Muana Loa if there was even one Shag mug or print in your collection.

And you'd only be allowed back in if you could replace all of the vintage mugs and artifacts. Buty only if you found them in thrift stores, and NEVER paid more than .75 cents per item.

Well theres a start, any other ideas on how we can set up a club worthy of the hoity toities?

TG


 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-01-02 5:37 pm   Permalink

In all seriousness, I've often wondered why those who have issues with what TC "has become" just don't start their own forum(s).

Btw - When I joined TC I went and read most all of the old posts and I don't think that TC has changed as much as has the attitudes of some members. Honest to God, I was recently running a search for something in the Drinks forum and found an old post where Bong was asking when it was OK to sub Rose's lime juice for the fresh squeezed variety. Those innocent days of yore...

I had an ezboard forum a few years ago. It was a snap to set up and worked very well. I'm sure an ezboard forum couldn't handle the traffic of Tiki Central but if a few folk wanted a place where they could do whatever it is that they want to do, and do it away from the unworthy, then ezboards would work well for them. I'm sure there are other alternatives that would do nicely as well.

Anyhoo, it's just the friggin internet, nothing to get your life all up in turmoil over. To be honest with you, I think it'd be cool if there were two or three tiki forums. It would just give me more to surf at work.


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-01-02 6:36 pm   Permalink

<sarcasm is set on high>

What would the punishments be for

1) Owning the Book Of Tiki- After all it got it all wrong. It was way cooler than that book even pretends to be. You mightbe able to own the Icons version. But only if you cut out the text. Oh and remember it is responsible for all these newbies and poseurs being attracted to our "cool" exclusive club.

2) Using Mai Tai Mix instead "real" ingredients.

3) Being seen in a "Tiki" establishment that wasn't from the glory days. Or judged "Un-authentic".

4) Drinking a Margarita. The most anti tiki drink. Heck even looking at one is tantamount to owning the entire Jimmy Buffet Collection!

<Sarcasm off, mostly>



 
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Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 164
From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2005-01-02 7:33 pm   Permalink

Just to make it official...I am the least tiki of all of you!!! I can't prove it, you're just trust me on this. In fact, I would be willing to offer myself as the official bandwagoners mascot if such a need arises.

Now back to some of the other interests that vie for my limited attention.....


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-01-02 9:07 pm   Permalink

This whole "More tiki than thou" thing smacks of Siouxsie Sioux walking up to Captain Sensible and telling him she was more punk than he was, because she had on an expesive "punk" designer dress.

But it really does run from the same poisoned vein as the Smart Dress Mods mocking anyone who didn't dress the way they did.

TG



 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3101
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-01-02 9:23 pm   Permalink

I dont think anyone is drunk here anymore, can you start drinking and posting because Bilge is for drunken, waaay off-topic, time killer etc.etc. people...it is getting way too sober.

 
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TikiGardener
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-01-02 9:31 pm   Permalink

This is me drunk... you should see me sober...

Maybe we should move this over to main discussion, so more of the "poseurs" can see it?

[ This Message was edited by: tikigardener on 2005-01-02 21:35 ]


 
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