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Would You Tell?
woofmutt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2601
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2008-11-18 07:36 am   Permalink

Some times you find out information about someone which you'd probably rather not know but which you know other people might want to know if they're planning on having any interactions with that person whether socially or in business.

At times like this do you think it's best to just pretend you don't know or is there an obligation to at least make other interested parties aware of the information?

There of course is that old line "What you don't know..." but if the unknown information is something some may find so shocking, and extremely off-putting should it be divulged?

I recently just discovered that a Tiki Central Member who is also a "friend" of mine over on the MySpace added as their profile song Christmas Island by Jimmy Buffet.

I am aware of the effect Jimmy Buffet has on many of you. Mr Buffet clearly has a power that a large number of Tiki Central members are incapable of overcoming. He may even have sparked more discussions on Tiki Central than Martin Denny.

I, fortunately, don't have an issue with Jimmy's music. In fact just to set the tone for this post I am listening to him right now.

I've also found his music has been useful at events with a large number of Tiki Centralites...I bring a small cassette player with a Buffet tape and turn it on to clear the path to the bar or get choice objects from vendors. (At the Tiki Art Now show in 2006 I used Cheeseburger In Paradise to immobilize a large group of Tiki aficionados which allowed me and a few others, two with earplugs so as to not be affected by the Buffet tune, to scoop up more than our share of the limited edition mugs.)

But knowing how so many of you feel about Jimmy Buffet I wonder if I should reveal the information I've discovered to Tiki Central in general? Is it a service to the so called Ohana or is it just spreading gossip?



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bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8863
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-11-18 10:09 am   Permalink

spill it man,


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The Gnomon
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: May 01, 2007
Posts: 1290
From: MD-DC-VA
Posted: 2008-11-18 10:10 am   Permalink

I know exactly what you mean! Another guy, also a TCer

...who shall remain nameless...

...sat down hard on a barstool I just made and look what happened. Do I tell everyone who might come in contact with this person about this and, perhaps, save some innocent furniture?



Nope! I'm gonna at least wait until I can get a set of four or six.

Just so that

everyone knows

that this person

is real,

here's a

photo of

the guy,

pixelated

to protect

his identity.



[ This Message was edited by: The Gnomon 2008-11-18 10:12 ]


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2571
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-11-18 10:23 am   Permalink

I say rat out the bastard so the intervention can begin.

 
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Chip and Andy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2191
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2008-11-18 11:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-18 07:36, woofmutt wrote:

But knowing how so many of you feel about Jimmy Buffet I wonder if I should reveal the information I've discovered to Tiki Central in general? Is it a service to the so called Ohana or is it just spreading gossip?



I say keep it under your hat. It could just be a cover to infiltrate another group and once inside take down the leader of one of the rebel Buffet factions. Sharing the information could put the mission in jeopardy, or worse could put the secret agent personally at risk.


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5810
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-11-18 12:18 pm   Permalink

Let's put him in water and see if he floats!

 
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-11-18 4:44 pm   Permalink

gee, Tiki Riviera has a MySpace page? i guess he has me blocked.

 
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atomictonytiki
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1277
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2008-11-19 02:24 am   Permalink

But many Tiki Centralites have "Secret Tiki Shames", I have it on good authority some people don't own a single Hawaiian shirt, others don't collect tiki mugs or only brown mugs and one NEVER DRINKS COCKTAILS but only making-love-in-a-canoe beer.

So do you "out" their "Secret Tiki Shames", you can't out someone until you reviled your own "Secret Tiki Shame".

My "Shame" is that, I have no idea who Jimmy Buffet is, I have never knowingly heard his music, wouldn't recognize him if he stood up in soup.


 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2272
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-11-19 10:17 am   Permalink

..."People who live in glass Tiki huts shouldn't throw carved Marquesean paddles"...
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tiki-riviera
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 661
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2008-11-20 10:07 am   Permalink


I believe what you find out should be kept to yourself, it's the golden rule. However, sometimes
I make an exception if it's for the public good. So, you didn't hear this from me, but I happen to
know for a fact that a certain TC member named D#gbytes secretly hates dogs and loves cats and nature!
I once saw her kick a poodle in the knee when she thought no one was looking. As the poodle was crying
she mocked it saying "The only thing your good for is nothing!" Then I saw her rolling around a lawn
with a cat squealing with delight as she exclaimed "one day cats will be man's best friend!". sad but true.


 
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woofmutt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2601
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2008-11-20 1:27 pm   Permalink

"...a certain TC member named D#gbytes secretly...loves...nature!" -tiki-thunderbird-



Jeez, some weird stuff is startin' to make sense about a certain Jet City Tiki event hostess:



1. She's never at any Tiki Events on weekends when there's an RV show goin' on in town.


2. She had a recently acquired classic car fitted with a trailer hitch. ("I just always liked them!" was her explanation.)


3. Several times when asked about weekend plans she has said "We're going hiking... I mean shopping! In Chinatown. And eating at Hi-King...Our favorite Chinese restaurant. Yummy!"

But as this picture clearly shows:




There is no restaurant named Hi-King in Chinatown!



4. That little room behind the Rongorongo Room? It's full of freeze dried food and REI gear. (She claims it all came with the house and they haven't gotten around to clearing it out.)


5. On every one of their vehicles there is one of these:







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