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Tiki Central Forums General Tiki Sharing this nice e-mail about Thor Heyerdahl
Sharing this nice e-mail about Thor Heyerdahl
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11095
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-12-13 11:35 am   Permalink

I just got this, I am so thrilled that Thor got to see my book before he kicked the bucket, and that we have friends in the academic world:

> Hi Sven!
>
> To introduce myself...I'm a professional archaeologist who was Thor
> Heyerdahl's right-hand man over the last six years until his death in
> April. (I'll be continuing some of his work.) I'm also a big Tiki fan I
> liked your Tiki book...I showed Thor the bits you had about him in there.
> I read Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku as a kid growing up in Southern California and
> then my parents took me to Hawaii many times. I couldn't imagine then
> that years later I would be working with Mighty Thor himself.
>
> I saw the picture on your web-site with your "tiki-shrine" complete with
> Kon-Tiki poster and model. Good stuff! It would be fun to meet you
> sometime and talk tiki and urban archaeology. I'll be down in So. Cal.
> Dec. 18th-1 Jan. and also maybe later in the spring.
>
> aloha!
> - Don


 
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Kawentzmann
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 254
From: Berlin, Germany
Posted: 2002-12-13 11:52 am   Permalink

You see, Sven? !!!
Tiki magic goes everywhere. Maybe that guy would mind to frequent Tiki Central once in a while. He sure would have some worthwhile contributions to make.


KK


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11095
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-10-06 10:42 pm   Permalink

Let's lift a glass of rum to Thor's birthday today!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5868
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-07 01:51 am   Permalink

Skol!

 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-10-07 07:00 am   Permalink

Cheers!


 
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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 127
Posted: 2012-10-07 11:38 am   Permalink

Sven, just reading that decade-old email for the first time now. Wow! We're curious -- did you ever take him up on his offer to get together or correspond further?

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-10-07 6:42 pm   Permalink

Funny, in 2002, this simple message saw almost no response.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11095
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-10-07 10:46 pm   Permalink

Well, single, picture-less posts are easy to miss...

Donald Ryan came by my house after that, and we have remained in touch since. He in fact reminded me about Thor's B-day. Besides his own archeology, he is working with the Kon-Tiki Museum, and he will be contributing to a future project of mine.


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8830
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-10-07 10:53 pm   Permalink

cool post/thread, thanks for the bump

Jeff(btd)



 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-10-09 04:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-10-07 22:46, bigbrotiki wrote:
Well, single, picture-less posts are easy to miss...

Donald Ryan came by my house after that, and we have remained in touch since. He in fact reminded me about Thor's B-day. Besides his own archeology, he is working with the Kon-Tiki Museum, and he will be contributing to a future project of mine.



Thanks for the update, Sven. It's really quite interesting to hear updates like this, knowing that you, and others like Donald, have irons in the fire the general public hasn't seen yet.

I actually started construction on a 1:160 diorama of part of Rapa Nui, complete with a 1:160 model of the Kon Tiki on his birthday. To Thor!


 
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