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East Coast ~vs~ West Coast
Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2006-05-09 9:04 pm   Permalink

First, this is a drunken post.

Second, I was drinking like I was in an Irish Pub

First, Since I was drinking at home I cant really punch someone in the nose

So, I think I was trying to count.......

I have noticed something through the bottom of my cocktail glass and that is a kind of East Coast ~vs~ West Coast vibe with the people here. Not as drastic, yet, as the E-v-W Rapper battle, but enough that I fear drive-by Mai Tais. The upgrades recently served as a kind of beacon to that fact. And some bacon sounds really good right now. I'll be right back...

The new divisions for events is 'California' and then 'everyone else.' While I realize that there are far more Tiki people in California, that doesn't lessen the number of Tiki people elsewhere. Here in South Florida we have the second largest community of Pacific Islanders outside of the Pacific Islands, but we don't get much mention. 'Even Thursdays' and 'Mondays at Tiki Ti' get more eyes here than our local Polynesian Fest. "You" guys may have the Tiki Ti, but "We" have the Mai-Kai. "You" guys may have Trader Vics SF/Emeryville/Palo Alto, but "We" have an ocean you can get into with protective gear.

I could go on, but my current level of alchol prevents it. Maybe I am just drunk (I am), but I have talked with others and they agree that I am drunk. I think they were trying to agree with my observation of the different coasts, but I forgot what the question was.

Talk amongst yourselves. East ~VS~ West. Bilge ~VS~ Delete the thread. Banishment to the Dry Counties of Florida.........
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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-05-09 10:20 pm   Permalink

I don't get that vibe at all. Yes, there are East Coast events and West Coast events and I daresay even Midwest events and for a time there it seemed there were even Canadian events and I certainly hope to see more of European and Australian events. But I have never gotten the faintest whiff that one event was superior to another because of geography. The only thing that ever crossed my mind was darn, I wish I could be there, too. How could there possibly be elitism to this thing called tiki? That would be like saying West Coast TV watchers are superior to East Coast TV watchers even though they're watching the exact same thing. Come to think of it, Chip and Andy, thou Florida-dweller, thou, your state contains the Mai-Kai, which has the last great Polynesian floor show, and while I envy the fact that you can see this much more readily than I, I don't think you're superior because of it. So you're just drunk and God bless you, and after all I'm not that far behind. Next stage for us both: pink tikis coming out of the walls. I hope.

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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-05-09 10:25 pm   Permalink

Well, all the west coast people have to do to reach the Marquesas Islands or Hawaii is to jump into the ocean and start swimming west, so there is a more immediate physical proximity for them. The east coasters have to jump into the Atlantic, start swimming south, and then veer through the Panama Canal, before reaching the same destination -- and so many people who might attempt this journey are not properly mentally prepared, and get sidetracked, and end up instead in Key West and Buffetville.

But just as the person who most appreciates a soft bed is a traveler who has spent many long and difficult hours on the road, the East Coasters might appreciate the final rewards of tiki more. But in this case, it might be the Midwesterners, who are the furthest from either ocean, who will thus appreciate tiki the best. Or those who live in the northern European countries. There is probably some Martian, or Saturnian, or Uranusian, unknown to any of us, who is the most dedicated of us all, who has the most amazing tiki/space age pad of us all.

Vern



 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2006-05-10 12:01 am   Permalink

Come on Chip!
The Mai Kai sucks!


 
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2006-05-10 06:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-10 00:01, Unga Bunga wrote:
Come on Chip!
The Mai Kai sucks!



Not when you are seeing it through the bottom of your cocktail........

Holy Empties, Batman! What did we do to my bar last night? And just where did this Sun thing come from? It has to go, it hurts!

When the fog in my head clears a bit I will have to go back through this post and try and remember the point I was trying to make, if I had one....

And yes, it was way more than Pink Tiki's dancing on the walls. On my head, on my bed. You know it was a good night if you lay down and have to hang on to keep from falling off......


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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2006-05-11 10:49 am   Permalink

I'm personally amazed you were able to type in such a state. Hell, I'm impressed you were able to find your PC.

 
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-05-12 07:53 am   Permalink

I hate the west.
I hate everybody who lives there or is from there.

I hate them so much I have to travel there often just to seethe.

Oh, I'll drink their little Tiki Ti drinks just to prove how much they suck.

And I'll visit their tiki bars just to steal something from them.

And I'll hang out with goofy freaks like Rev. Bamboo Ben and PolyPop and Humuhumu and Martiki just so I can repeatedly tell them how much I hate them.

But that's it.

Oh yeah, I left out Dr. Z and the Hoity Toties. I hate them too. Especially that Sperm Whale guy. Eaarrrghhhhhoooo, what the hell is that?

Them and their stupid hospitality and vintage everything.



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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2006-05-12 08:11 am   Permalink

Wait a minute... there's an East coast?!?

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-05-12 08:56 am   Permalink

Otto will play the part of Sug Knight, Sven as Tupac and Pablus as Biggy, though getting smaller. They'll have a drive by at the Trader Vic's opening in Las Vegas and no one will see who put the whiskey in Sven's Mai Tai, not even Otto who was sitting next to him.
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2006-05-12 09:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-12 08:11, Matt Reese wrote:
Wait a minute... there's an East coast?!?



there's actually a handful of worthwhile things east of las vegas...
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-05-12 10:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-09 21:04, Chip and Andy wrote:
First, Since I was drinking at home I cant really punch someone in the nose


"The first rule of Mai-Tai Fight Club is you don't talk about Mai-Tai Fight Club..."
Quote:

On 2006-05-09 22:20, Satan's Sin wrote:
I don't get that vibe at all. Yes, there are East Coast events and West Coast events and I daresay even Midwest events and for a time there it seemed there were even Canadian events and I certainly hope to see more of European and Australian events. But I have never gotten the faintest whiff that one event was superior to another because of geography. The only thing that ever crossed my mind was darn, I wish I could be there, too. How could there possibly be elitism to this thing called tiki? That would be like saying West Coast TV watchers are superior to East Coast TV watchers even though they're watching the exact same thing. Come to think of it, Chip and Andy, thou Florida-dweller, thou, your state contains the Mai-Kai, which has the last great Polynesian floor show, and while I envy the fact that you can see this much more readily than I, I don't think you're superior because of it. So you're just drunk and God bless you, and after all I'm not that far behind. Next stage for us both: pink tikis coming out of the walls. I hope.


Yeah? Well, whadda you know? You're from IB! ("North County in the Hizz-ouse!")

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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-05-12 1:24 pm   Permalink

Johnny, you do know I was kidding, right?

 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2006-05-12 1:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-12 13:24, Matt Reese wrote:
Johnny, you do know I was kidding, right?



you know i was kidding, right?
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-05-12 2:52 pm   Permalink

I do now. Thanks. These things can get out of hand sooo easily. Cheers.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2006-05-12 8:56 pm   Permalink

you're so money and you don't even know it

VEGAS!!!1
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