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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11192
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-10-15 10:49 pm   Permalink

I get a kick out of recognizing and tracing Tikis back to their origin (who would have guessed!), even modern ones. I have a photographic memory for Tikis.

So it was very gratifying to get a replica of a Tiki that I had admired since years, last weekend at a party given by a special effects make up guy whose company had actually made it for a 1996 Levi's Jeans ad. Back then I noted it as one of my favourite retro Tiki designs, a Ku with a very small body and a huge head.

From the Levi's postcard it was ripped off for the Luau Polynesian Lounge in Seattle (what ever happened to that one?), and this summer I found it in Atlanta, as a fine tatoo on Tikiluvgirl's boyfriend.

So it's good to now have a physical replica of it in my bathroom.

[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki on 2002-10-15 22:50 ]


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-10-16 01:13 am   Permalink

Hey, I was at Luau last Friday. Did a web search to track down the graphic, and found out Amazon has a bunch of restaurant menus. Learnin' all kinds of stuff today. Is this the little guy you're talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000063HHH/103-9084166-0951801?current-page-variant=C002#reader
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11192
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-10-16 6:35 pm   Permalink

Yeah, that's the one, (sans arms outstretched). The Levis postcard actually had a photo of the sculpture, plus a black cutout of his features behind which one could see hip Levis wearing partiers, sort of P.O.V. Tiki mask

 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2002-10-16 10:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-10-16 01:13, Humuhumu wrote:
Hey, I was at Luau last Friday



COOL! we're moving to Seattle in 2 weeks.. thanks for posting ~ any particular entrees that are outstanding? any suggestions?

elicia


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-10-18 3:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2002-10-16 22:07, dogbytes wrote:
COOL! we're moving to Seattle in 2 weeks.. thanks for posting ~ any particular entrees that are outstanding? any suggestions?

elicia



Very cool! I was just popping in for a pina colada, so I don't know what's on their menu right now, but their food has always been quite good. You can't go wrong with their pupu platter.

Do a search on some of woofmutt's posts - he's the grand master of all things tiki in Seattle, and has some very informative posts. The basic rundown: Luau is good for food, but not very tiki; Ohana is as good as it gets for tiki in Seattle, but is not impressive; closest real tiki is in Portland (Alibi); don't waste your time with Lava Lounge or Tiki Bob's -- the only tiki-ness you'll find is in their names. And then, of course, there's the Humuhumu Room, where any Tiki Centralite is always welcome.

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