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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-23 5:55 pm   Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfKQoDBdim0&feature=related

if I ever was unclear about that.... just viewing these beer hall Germans proudly schunkeling to Paul Kuhn's evergreen "There Is No Beer On Hawaii- (that's why I will stay here!)", with Paul wrinkling his nose at tropical cocktails, sets me straight. Certainly a cliche pop culture in its own right, it hits to close to home. I had to escape and discover my own.


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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2008-01-23 6:20 pm   Permalink

As much as I like a good beer it's little match. My liver likes it fast and rough.

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 353
From: Mansfield, MA
Posted: 2008-01-23 6:26 pm   Permalink

What a bunch of happy Germans....

Nice clip..


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1566
From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-01-23 6:29 pm   Permalink

Wow. Paul Kuhn could have saved the Primo Brewery.


 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2008-01-23 6:36 pm   Permalink

I love happy Germans!

I'll be in Potsdam in 3 weeks for a conference (no seriously, it's a real business conference) Then on to Stuttgart then Zurich and home.
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Moai in the house!


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1894
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-01-23 6:38 pm   Permalink

whats with his eyebrows? they look like they are pasted on in the wrong place

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-23 8:32 pm   Permalink

Those are eye toupees...

Better than NO eyebrows because you're an ALBINO !!! ...drinking Whiskey, singing in fake South American Spanish!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-v5ShRyUo

I think ROY BLACK has very pretty eye brows, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFupd2bYYpQ

Dig that dramatic dimming lights effect. But we are getting too far off the subject here, just having U-Tube fun...

...so let's go back to this German interpretation of a rich American tourist on a cruise ship. Nice shirt, nice set!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHla1xRvx1I



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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6162
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-01-23 9:42 pm   Permalink

Ay ya ya...those were painful...good thing you did escape.














 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3070
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2008-01-24 07:53 am   Permalink

honestly, this past september i sat in the spaten tent and drank 4 liters of beer, then was in trader vic's munich hours later drinking fog cutters and mai tais.

no problem for me with that!


 
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Pepe le Tiki
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2008-01-24 09:02 am   Permalink

For some reason, I now feel justified in putting my beer stein collection in my Tiki bar! Just have to play the song if anyone asks!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-24 09:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-24 07:53, Johnny Dollar wrote:
honestly, this past september i sat in the spaten tent and drank 4 liters of beer, then was in trader vic's munich hours later drinking fog cutters and mai tais.
no problem for me with that!



Sure...but what about the problems the next morning?

What some of these clips all have in common with Tiki culture is the humor that lies within the naive, cliche depictions that one culture creates of another culture. It is my favorite kick to stumble upon such examples of culturally "bad taste", especially those that make you cringe in disbelief!

Americans were quite good at that, too. Here is one of my top ten non-Tiki examples, with unbelievably inane lyrics by the great kitsch master (and Witco collector) Roy Orbison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF-jSmhnc3g&feature=related

The same happy-go-lucky attitude towards Polynesia transferred to American Indian culture.

I will stop now, realizing this thread's content is leaning too heavily towards non-Tiki, but I wanted to point out the common philosophy behind my enjoyment of these gems.


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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: Calgary
Posted: 2008-01-24 09:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-24 09:02, Pepe le Tiki wrote:
For some reason, I now feel justified in putting my beer stein collection in my Tiki bar! Just have to play the song if anyone asks!



I hope you have this one in yr collection Pepe:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=15664&forum=5&hilite=corona%20stein

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mymotiki
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Joined: Sep 18, 2007
Posts: 556
Posted: 2008-01-24 09:43 am   Permalink



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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3059
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2008-01-24 10:09 am   Permalink

These videos are fantastic! Vielen dank, Herr Kirsten!

Can you type out the lyrics auf Englisch for There Is No Beer On Hawaii?



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-24 10:43 am   Permalink

Oh gee, that's a long story...let me know if anyone seriously is interested in covering the song, I might do it then, but til then:
The story begins with Paul singing about his bride Marianne demanding to have their honeymoon on Hawaii, but Paul doesn't wanna go, BECAUSE :
....Everybody!.......


 
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