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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2006-09-28 12:50 pm   Permalink



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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1563
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-09-28 1:01 pm   Permalink

I think I speak for everyone here when I say: *&@^!)

 
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stuff-o-rama
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 751
From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2006-09-28 1:20 pm   Permalink

I'm not surprised that a construction crew would dismantle something that wasn't supposed to be demoed, but I am surprised that a company like Quicksilver wouldn't be more respectful towards an pop culture icon. I'm sure someone's going to catch hell over this oversight. My guess is one of the construction guys gave the moai a lift home... hopefully.

 
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Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
Posts: 623
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2006-09-28 1:56 pm   Permalink

This just really pisses me off! Since these are right next to the Thor Stor, I have been checking on them almost every day. Just when I let my guard down, and take 2 days off, they're gone! I just talked to one of the guys in the crew this morning. He said they took them down Tuesday, and they went right into a rolloff dumpster, and taken to the dump. I'm going to try to do some research this afternoon to see if they actually did go to the dump, and if so, which one.

Waikiki is slowly dying and turning into a mall of high end retailers that most of us can't afford anyway. The Hawaiian feeling of it is long gone!


 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-09-28 2:27 pm   Permalink

As long as we have Ebay where anything can sell for money, I don't think anyone with a grain of a brain is going to throw these away.

 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2270
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-09-28 2:48 pm   Permalink

As sad as it is to say, people WILL just throw Tiki art and culture, even as historic as these pieces are, away. There are so many that just don't get it.

Good Luck, Mo-Eye, may your search end in joyous recovery.

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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 822
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-09-28 2:53 pm   Permalink

Part of the fun of International Market Place is playing “Where’s Waldo” with tikis and finding a few obscure carvings in the trees and worked into the landscape. I’m sorry to see another one vanish but surprised that in this day and age it was tossed in a construction dumpster even a non tiki person would grab something like that.

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2006-09-29 10:57 am   Permalink

Even more sad to me than the thought of those carvings rotting in a dump somewhere is this statement:

Quote:

On 2006-09-28 13:56, Mo-Eye wrote:
Waikiki is slowly dying and turning into a mall of high end retailers that most of us can't afford anyway. The Hawaiian feeling of it is long gone!



Where's Doc Brown and his time machine when you need him? I wanna go BACK!!


 
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MakeDaMug
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 1182
From: behind a cluttered desk
Posted: 2006-09-29 6:30 pm   Permalink

I am happy to let you all know that I received a phone call with the whereabouts of these 2 special Moai and they are safe and will soon be revitalized in a place very befitting of their dignity not too far from their original location.

[ This Message was edited by: smogbreather 2006-09-29 18:34 ]


 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 1822
From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2006-09-29 6:33 pm   Permalink

YAY!!! A Happy Ending!


 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2696
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2006-09-29 11:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-28 13:56, Mo-Eye wrote:

Waikiki is slowly dying and turning into a mall of high end retailers that most of us can't afford anyway. The Hawaiian feeling of it is long gone!



No, the word is "upscale"...just disGUSTING. I heard that the whole International Marketplace was supposed to be made into an "upscale" mall. That place IS old Hawaii. I was sad to see the entire upper level just dead and empty when i was there last year. You could almost see the ghosts of Heyday Waikiki walking around up there. Such a bummer.

Now, Friggin Trump is putting one of his phallic "I'm rich, you're not" monuments of grotesqueness in Waikiki. He needs to be put out of his misery. Him , and the a**hole who bought the Beverly Hilton and is dismantling Trader Vics, should both be put on a boat, and sent out to sea.

Sorry...sore spot for me.

Hey, just read the previous post. Glad to see that the Moai were saved....

[ This Message was edited by: tikiyaki 2006-09-29 23:36 ]


 
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tedtiki
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Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 292
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
Posted: 2006-09-30 06:38 am   Permalink

Waikiki is slowly dying and turning into a mall of high end retailers that most of us can't afford anyway. The Hawaiian feeling of it is long gone!
[/quote] Thats really sad. I'm glad we made it there before they started tearing it up. As we were checking out of the Hawaiiana we were told that it was being torn down so they could build condo's. It made us very sad as it was where we spent the 1st leg of our honeymoon.


 
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Steve-O
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Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 3
Posted: 2006-10-22 2:26 pm   Permalink

Here's some scanned Kodakromes of the Marketplace and surroundings.
(Thanks Bungy for your stories at the Hukilau recently!)
Inspired me to post these. I could have listened to more...
Remember I said I had some pics of the treehouse you played in?
Hope this brings back memories:

http://www.studioelectro.com/hawaii/

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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 323
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2006-10-22 7:40 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Steve-O for the great photos - it kills me that such fun, tropical signage and graphics are so rarely used anymore - damn shame. On a happier note, you've inspired me to wear my fez on Halloween.

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2006-10-23 10:08 am   Permalink

Those are WONDERFUL pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us!

 
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