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Best Birthday Present Ever... Trader Vic's Cockroach!
Tiki Royale
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2008-08-03 3:30 pm   Permalink

So last night we had dinner at the Emeryville Trader Vic's. Over our Rum Giggle, Mrs. Royale reaches over the table and gives me a little bag containing my birthday present...
A small block of wood with a little bronze cockroach on it and a helluva' neat story on the back.




Holy mackeral! Needless to say I was pretty excited and a great time was had by all.
aloha,

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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2584
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-08-03 3:39 pm   Permalink

Excellent gift and Happy Birthday!

 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5729
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-08-03 4:58 pm   Permalink

Who knew cockroaches would some day be collectibles. Great gift indeed!!!

 
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twitch
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 425
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2008-08-03 5:33 pm   Permalink

Bizarre! Anybody know the whole story behind it?

 
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1961surf
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1925
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-08-03 5:53 pm   Permalink

Victor Bergeron was a man of many talents.Not only was he a smart businessman,
a true entrepeneur, a risk taker, master bartender, a writer , an artist and last
but not least a sculptor.This brass cochroach is one of many bronze and brass
sculptures he created.I don't know how many of these were actually made, but
from my understanding they cut the bar up in many many pieces and sold these
off in Trader Vic gift shop and gave to personal friends of the bar.Talk about
a smart business man.Very cool gift.Give your wife a big wet kiss-just for her
great taste and class, and tell her I said so.
Cheers and Aloha,
Trader Bill


 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-08-03 6:15 pm   Permalink

Holy Moly

 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11154
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-08-04 6:27 pm   Permalink

Classc! This is the "Piece of Berlin Wall" of Tikidom!

 
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ron-tiki
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 24, 2007
Posts: 387
From: los angeles
Posted: 2008-08-05 07:57 am   Permalink

very cool!!

 
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teaKEY
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-08-05 08:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-04 22:07, hodadhank wrote:
If I don't sell ULTRATANG at The Light, i'm gonna take him to Ralphs Deli Dept, have him thickly sliced into 365 wooden postcards,





I want this one hodadhank


 
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