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Rum Numb Davey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 17, 2005
Posts: 204
From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 2006-10-05 12:59 pm   Permalink

I recently contacted the BH site and requested to be allowed on the forum. I was simply curious, and like to read various postings on tiki-related subjects.
I was rejected with the following reply:

After much deliberation, the moderators of Bali HiJinks feel that the
atmosphere of BH would not appeal to you.
Therefore, we regretfully decline your request at this time.
Thank you for your interest.

I am not upset, nor do I have any axe to grind with anyone of the mysterious moderators, who decided my online participation fate. Frankly, it won't make or enhance my fondness for Tiki culture either way.

What does annoy me is the PC manner of my rejection. How do they know what would appeal to me or not? Absurd reasoning at best, and it again reeks of wannabe elitism. The most ridiculous notion in tiki culture is what I call the coaster nostra. This sense of self-importance in this goofy fetish of ours that celebrates drinking and escapism. I don't care if a person is an author, musician, craftsman, mixologist or master ceramic sculptor. The down their Mai Tais one sip at a time like the rest of us plebes.

You wanna belong..join the Elks, Masonic Lodge, or Boy Scouts. Tiki is for all God's children...Hell, we jacked it from the Island Folk of the South Pacific! The one reason I really like TC is that every point is projected. Closest thing to a Tikiocracy fools like me have to get on my soapbox.

I have no rights to be on BH website...I don't think I am entitled in anyway. I just like when people don't posture with bs and pc diatribes. No sour grapes fox here..not the first time I was rejected by the cool kids. In 7th Grade, my mom could not buy me canvas nikes and Izod shirts. I had toughskins and chuck taylors...the nerds were funner anyway. We had pot and D&D.


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Tangaroa
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 25, 2002
Posts: 1558
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:10 pm   Permalink

When I was in fifth grade I wanted a pair of "OP" corduroy shorts so bad - all the cool kids had them! They were too expensive for my family at the time - so my mom took me to Sears where she bought me a pair of knock offs. The only problem was, no little white "OP" stiched on the bottom of the shorts! I pointed this out - and mom says, "Don't worry - I'll take care of it."

She hand stitched an "OP" where it was supposed to go. "But Mom," I said. "The kids will all know!" "No they won't - don't be silly", was her reply.

The first day I wore them to class, some kid looked at my shorts and said "Hey! FAKE OP SHORTS!!!!"

I was not a "cool kid" for the rest of the year.

Oh yeah - Balihijinks really isn't about Tiki culture persay...
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MachTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1363
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:27 pm   Permalink

I remember wanting a "Members Only" jacket sooo bad for Christmas, but my parents bought me a knock-off. EVERYONE noticed. I think it was even called "Membership Required" or something really dumb like that.

I also, was not a "cool kid" for the rest of the year.


 
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pdrake
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1767
From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:29 pm   Permalink

heh, i had fake op shorts, too. same deal.

 
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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1147
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:45 pm   Permalink

OP shorts? Who would want Other People's shorts!?

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:48 pm   Permalink

Once, when I was in highschool, I accidentally wore a tube top with a bra, and a fake pair of Dolphin shorts. Everyone noticed and I was definitely not popular for the rest of the year.

Sabu


[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy 2006-10-05 15:48 ]


 
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Tangaroa
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Joined: Apr 25, 2002
Posts: 1558
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-05 15:45, tikigreg wrote:
OP shorts? Who would want Other People's shorts!?



I'm guessing you were born in 1987.
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tikigreg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1147
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2006-10-05 3:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-05 15:48, Tangaroa wrote:
Quote:

On 2006-10-05 15:45, tikigreg wrote:
OP shorts? Who would want Other People's shorts!?



I'm guessing you were born in 1987.




No, I was born before then. Was that the year OP shorts were banned?


 
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procinema29
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 474
From: los angeles
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:02 pm   Permalink

Jeez, rum, that's a kooky story. You don't really want to be a member of a "club" run by a bunchastuck-up silly jerks/dopey nuts, do ya?

 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:03 pm   Permalink

I ruined a couple OP shirts because I put zit cream on first then put the shirt on and the benzoyl peroxide bleached the collar area.

So my vain attempt to be one of the cool kids failed.

But then I became one of the coolest kids around and was into U2 and had a rat tail hairstyle. But my area wasn't cool, so I got teased for that. Seriously, I was mocked by the football team for liking U2. I bet that they spent hundreds of dollars to see them on their last tour.

I'm always ahead of my time. So sad.

..sbim


 
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tikigreg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1147
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:07 pm   Permalink

Oh, I get it. "Old People" shirts and shorts. 'Cause it was kewl to look like an old person when you were a kid.

 
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MachTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1363
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:11 pm   Permalink

What about the first time you tried turning the collar up on your "Le Tigre". So UN-COOL!!!

 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:14 pm   Permalink

Did you all have oxford shirts with "fag tags" on the back?

 
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tikigreg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1147
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:16 pm   Permalink

I wore my 'Garanimals' shirt and pants to school once, I was decidely not cool.

 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2006-10-05 4:27 pm   Permalink

I spent quite a lot of time with my friends memorizing lines from Monty Python movies.

Decidedly not cool.

..sbim
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