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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2009-06-25 1:31 pm   Permalink

I agree with Kenike.

I live in a small town, and I mean small.
I've had yard decorations vandalized or stolen over the years buy foolish kids who have nothing better to do. Now I'm not going to defend every cheap plastic tiki out there, but ones like the Pele and the ones found a Target a few years back (and many other places) are great for out door use. If the tiki is sculpted in a decent design that I like, I'll buy it, even if it has a horrible paint job. When that baby gets to my house I will make some modifications to it (some sanding or repainting) and stick it in my backyard. If they get stolen or vandalized, then I didn't waste good money on a nicely carved tiki from someone on the board. As Kenike said, I would rather admire a nicely carved one while inside next to my bar.

[ This Message was edited by: Unkle John 2009-06-25 13:33 ]


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-06-25 1:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-25 13:31, Unkle John wrote:
I agree with Kenike.

I live in a small town, and I mean small.
I've had yard decorations vandalized or stolen over the years buy foolish kids who have nothing better to do. Now I'm not going to defend every cheap plastic tiki out there, but ones like the Pele and the ones found a Target a few years back (and many other places) are great for out door use. If the tiki is sculpted in a decent design that I like, I'll buy it, even if it has a horrible paint job. When that baby gets to my house I will make some modifications to it (some sanding or repainting) and stick it in my backyard. If they get stolen or vandalized, then I didn't waste good money on a nicely carved tiki from someone on the board. As Kenike said, I would rather admire it while inside in my bar.




When I was younger I used to "borrow" yard decorations and then take ransom photos of that item posing with different landmarks around the city. I would then send the owner random pics and letters from their yard art's travels.

This came to a bitter end when a guy flipped out as we snuck up to his house to remove his goose that was dressed in a raincoat....he would dress it up based on the month/season -very bizarre...and threatened to call the cops.

I just have visions of carting around the plastic Pele to places like Trader Vics or standing in front of The Alamo.

I will have to swing by your place next time I am in Texas Unkle John!



 
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