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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5792
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2006-01-09 11:05 pm   Permalink



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-01-09 11:12 pm   Permalink

Unga, who is this? It looks like a Black Power Shroud of Turin now. What will it bring the believer who holds it between his sweaty palms for a minute?

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schlagerman
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Joined: Jan 09, 2006
Posts: 4
Posted: 2006-01-10 06:45 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2006-01-09 22:16, tikitony wrote:
She's 83 years old, and quite with it, with a good sense of humor, but my friend told me she gets suckered into believing each one of them, and wants to send money to the most believable ones. I've met her, and talked to her and would never believe she could believe this flowery verbage, but he has to get to them in the mail before she does or else she'll send off a check. I think these scams prey on the old and lonely who play bingo on a bi-weekly basis. END QUOTE

In keeping with not believing anything I read, I must continue to doubt even TIKI TONY (whom I have never met -- no, really). Tony, any chance you are on a skiing holiday at the moment somewhere in the mountains. YODEL-AY -HEE HOO!!!

People around the age of 83 tend to be hardcore spendthrifts, having lived through the depression. I don't understand about this generalization of old people wanting to send off money because they have nothing better to do. Gambling, yes, but please help me out with this story of YOUR FRIEND -- who works in some old lady's house doing ceramics. I have no doubt there is a database of people who have purchased certain kinds of luck enhancers. That I can imagine. But, really.... We have to get to the bottom of this.

Perhaps the better question is, what proof do we have that you can't buy luck? Perhaps there is some advantage to it, even if Ed McMahon never shows up at your door with the oversized check.... But I digress.

This is really fun.
JJ


 
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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
Posts: 195
From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2006-01-10 07:24 am   Permalink

Whoo boy, way to jump to conclusions. I am afraind you all have it wrong, you've got the cart before the horse, so to speak.

Isn't it obvious? This guy isn't ripping off Sven. What we have here is the one man who created each and every one of those pictures & artifacts. Sven subsequently unknowingly documented his work. Truly a prodigious artist in his day, sadly it seems that he has hit upon hard times in his dotage and now wants to pass his secrets on to the next generation.

I think the $50 is misdirection to mislead and winnow out the unworthy. Truly, if we want to properly honor our meta-tiki forbearer, we shouldn't be sending him $50, we should all each send him some hand-crafted tiki love-offering. And document the endeavor, on the website. That is how one obtains the blessings of the Tiki of Ultimate Abundance.



 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 2960
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-01-10 07:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-10 06:45, schlagerman wrote:

People around the age of 83 tend to be hardcore spendthrifts, having lived through the depression. I don't understand about this generalization of old people wanting to send off money because they have nothing better to do.



JJ, Elderly women are commonly targeted by scam artists. The reason is this; Odds are good they are widows with little experience handling their finances as this was usually handled by their now deceased husband.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-01-10 07:46 am   Permalink

Actually...I CONFESS: It was me all along! Posting this letter was an ingenious way of diverting any suspicions of me actually being the originator of it. I took one look at L. Ron Hubbard's career, and his income as a writer compared to his income as a cult leader convinced me that I was in the wrong racket all along. Screw writing books, I want the horn of plenty! (Ron Hubbard, for those of you who don't know, was a Science Fiction writer before he decided to found Scientology).

Schlagermann, let's face it, you have been an American in exile for too long, and cannot "read" your fellow folk any longer! (This IS a different country then when you left it, but >oops<, politics are taboo on TC).

This problem is furthermore compounded by the fact that you are not Californian. This is the home turf of the REAL "Maori Magus" types, where there is no need to parody, because there are too many earnest esoteric Pied Pipers (and their followers).

(AND there are countless guys that have workshops in the backyards of lil' ol' lady's houses...as a matter of fact, Tony, where do you do your work..?)

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5772&forum=7&hilite=Tiki%20Tony

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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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Posted: 2006-01-10 09:09 am   Permalink

By the way, Rebecca noticed the use of the words "flat" (i/o apartment), "fruit machine" (i/o slot machine), and "honour", which would seem to indicate the writer is from the UK.


Cheekytiki?


 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 1091
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2006-01-10 09:26 am   Permalink

.....$4250, $4300, $4350... Moi! No I'd never try such a Thing! Now where was I... $4400, $4450

 
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1305
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-01-10 5:49 pm   Permalink

Why would someone pay $50 to gain the benefits from the Last Great Tiki of Unlimited Abundance when for $24 one can gain access to Tiki Central's Grand Ceremonial Forum of Mystery?

There must be some hidden benefit that they do not describe in the flyer. I can see it now. All these old ladies sending in their fifty dollars, and then being mystified by the the special limited Shag Unlimited Abundance prints that arrive in their mailbox two months later.

Vern


 
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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
Posts: 195
From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2006-01-10 7:44 pm   Permalink

$50?! For The Tiki of Unlimited Abundance?!!

I see an opportunity here for Tiki Farm to undercut the competition!

$29.95 -- with fiery red flickering electric eyes!



 
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procinema29
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 474
From: los angeles
Posted: 2006-01-10 7:46 pm   Permalink

It's a scam? I sent in all that money for nothing??

I want my torrents of unlimited abundance now, or there will be a "karmic imprint" on somebody's face!


 
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makutiki
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Joined: Dec 03, 2005
Posts: 89
Posted: 2006-01-10 8:41 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2006-01-10 17:49, ikitnrev wrote:
Why would someone pay $50 to gain the benefits from the Last Great Tiki of Unlimited Abundance when for $24 one can gain access to Tiki Central's Grand Ceremonial Forum of Mystery?

Yeah, but for a $50 your Grand Member of the ScamCentral Forum.....


 
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112502
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 16
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2006-01-11 07:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-10 07:46, bigbrotiki wrote:
Actually...I CONFESS: It was me all along! Posting this letter was an ingenious way of diverting any suspicions of me actually being the originator of it. I took one look at L. Ron Hubbard's career, and his income as a writer compared to his income as a cult leader convinced me that I was in the wrong racket all along. Screw writing books, I want the horn of plenty! (Ron Hubbard, for those of you who don't know, was a Science Fiction writer before he decided to found Scientology).



ROFL --- Getting at the Scientologists now? You've already offended the Subgenius, apparently.

http://www.blogitude.com/dummkopfen/2006/01/10/tiki

*snicker*

I know that my grandmother, if she was still alive, would have bought this, no question. She had nearly a full century of rabbit-foot memorabilia --- from Grecian Puzzle rings to petrified black-eyed peas, and even a small, jade fat man posing as a Buddha (it was offered by some Reader's Digest advertiser back in the 70's, touting, "Rub the Buddha for Luck!" ... but not that plastic or the wood one, as those sucked). Despite being an insanely devout Southern Baptist, she felt that a little superstition never hurt anyone.

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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2987
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-01-11 12:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-11 07:16, 112502 wrote:
Quote:

On 2006-01-10 07:46, bigbrotiki wrote:
Actually...I CONFESS: It was me all along! Posting this letter was an ingenious way of diverting any suspicions of me actually being the originator of it. I took one look at L. Ron Hubbard's career, and his income as a writer compared to his income as a cult leader convinced me that I was in the wrong racket all along. Screw writing books, I want the horn of plenty! (Ron Hubbard, for those of you who don't know, was a Science Fiction writer before he decided to found Scientology).



ROFL --- Getting at the Scientologists now? You've already offended the Subgenius, apparently.

http://www.blogitude.com/dummkopfen/2006/01/10/tiki

*snicker*

I know that my grandmother, if she was still alive, would have bought this, no question. She had nearly a full century of rabbit-foot memorabilia --- from Grecian Puzzle rings to petrified black-eyed peas, and even a small, jade fat man posing as a Buddha (it was offered by some Reader's Digest advertiser back in the 70's, touting, "Rub the Buddha for Luck!" ... but not that plastic or the wood one, as those sucked). Despite being an insanely devout Southern Baptist, she felt that a little superstition never hurt anyone.

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I can't place your face, but your number is familiar... Hey, next time you see Stang tell him if he says "Should I know you?" to me one more time he will kiss my white cracker ass or I'll snap his pencilneck making him.

Stang's just mad that he didn't think of it, and he's certainly lost some of his edge since we covered him in pink feathers & tossed him into the pond on X-Day...

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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
Posts: 860
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2006-01-16 5:46 pm   Permalink

I do work in the backyard of some crazy old folks... my parents!
and my friend does run a ceramics studio out of her backyard. Rent is so high in Cali, that artist get creative for finding alternative work areas.
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