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TikiGabe661
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-10-13 2:41 pm   Permalink

A party aint a party without Tiki Torches!

13. Tiki Torches


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2009-10-13 2:41 pm   Permalink

Well in Calif. anyway most of the 60s hippies, became the closed minded Republicans of today, total hypocrisy in my book, but my issue was that the hippies blamed so many Vietnam vets for the war, when most vets had no choice, but to go.

But to be fair many just wanted to mellow out, get high etc. Slackers! oh wait! Mai Tai's ?, mellow out ? let me think this threw....


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-10-13 4:08 pm   Permalink

MONEY!

You need lotsa money or skill
to acquire or build the necessary items for a tiki event/bar...

unless you're a good-fer-nuthin thief....


 
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Mongoloid
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2009-10-13 4:12 pm   Permalink

A low brow state of mind! Hanging dead puffer fish from your ceiling can only translate to that.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-10-13 4:15 pm   Permalink

And...

A-Frames and
Lava Rock and
Waterfalls and
Giant Clam Shells and
Bridges and moats
and Outriggers Canoes too.

Here are some hippies that transitioned into a little Tiki-Mod Style in the early 70's.



DC


 
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dewey-surf
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Joined: May 27, 2009
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From: Clearwater, FL
Posted: 2009-10-13 6:20 pm   Permalink


Ahhh the 'hippie' movement and 'hippie' generation. They get way too much publicity for doing nothing of significance (imho). They ultimately sold out in the 1980's, lessening whatever credibility they may have had.

But I think this article sums up best why I am not fond of the 'hippie' movement, and Woodstock in particular.


http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=news.magDtl&dtl=1&mid=5144


Props to Veterans everywhere, for affording us the freedom and opportunity to sit around collecting tiki mugs, listening to lounge music & having fruity rum drinks with friends.


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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-10-13 8:47 pm   Permalink

My Mom always used to tell me that I was a Spock baby...then she would kick my ass.
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Sax Person
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Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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Posted: 2009-10-14 03:01 am   Permalink

Personally, I'm much more disturbed by those making comments based on cliches and personal prejudices fed by generalizations and ignorance. Why the humor impaired seem unable to let some passing remark about "hippies" go without dumbass comments is beyond me. Just as useless than if someone said: "You know, conservatives can't really enjoy tiki culture because they have a stick shoved so far up their ass they can't enjoy much of anything". Has nothing to do with the topic. You want to make comments on crap like that, go to Free Republic or Little Green Footballs or something like that. Leave the politics out of it.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-10-14 08:33 am   Permalink

Mea Culpa, totally, I shouldn't have flashed that "All we need is Love" photo, and it derailed the thread. I was indeed hoping it would be viewed as a passing joke. But sometimes threads give food to thought, and they inspire a discussion that is more interesting than what was intended. To want to stifle that, especially with rude language, will snuff all life out of a board. I WANT to hear peoples' opinions and thoughts, and I want to be stimulated to think. Everybody here is entitled to their opinion, even the above one (Some wise man once said: Strive to be tolerant towards all -except the intolerant!)

I am sure many who know my work will understand why a newbie question such as the opening one of this thread would not make me want to go into the basics of it all again. This has nothing to do with "not wanting to stoop to the level", just a weariness of beginning-from-scratch. But I will always take the opportunity to lift the discussion onto a level of social, historical, or even philosophical context if the opportunity presents itself here. That's when the game of Tiki becomes fun again for me. We just have to remain gentlemen and -not necessarily share- but respect each others views. Not expressing thought and just shaking your head is the death of any internet forum.

Now, if we can try, let's get back to the "Elements of Tiki", they are numerous. I am actually planning a post on the "Elements of Pre-Tiki", (which all flowed into "Tiki"), but which, by delineating the differences, will help to define full fledged Tiki.


 
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2009-10-14 08:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-10-13 16:15, Dustycajun wrote:





That bottom image looks kind of like a set for a Tikified Star Trek.

Wahine Urhura, Get me Tiki Bar 1 on the com!

Kane Checkov.... Warp Factor 7.




Yes, I am a geek..... this kind of post is what happens when the BAC gets too low.


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2009-10-14 08:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-10-14 08:33, bigbrotiki wrote:
Mea Culpa, totally, I shouldn't have flashed that "All we need is Love" photo,



I thought it was funny as hell! And visually a wonderful companion piece to the earworm I planted in the thread derail.

But then again, I am the one who started the thread derail so my opinion is probably biased in favor of the humor and very much away from the seriousness of the question at hand.
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-10-14 08:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-10-14 08:44, Chip and Andy wrote:

That bottom image looks kind of like a set for a Tikified Star Trek.




!!! That is so spot on!


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-10-14 11:06 am   Permalink




 
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Sax Person
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Posted: 2009-10-14 12:22 pm   Permalink

So why is this guy wearing a Mercedes Benz emblem on his shirt?

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-10-14 12:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-10-14 12:22, Sax Person wrote:
So why is this guy wearing a Mercedes Benz emblem on his shirt?



haha! Oh yeah, there's a line missing. My bad. Uh, he's the hippie that grew up to represent the corporate establishment he once despised??


[ This Message was edited by: TheBigT 2009-10-14 12:38 ]


 
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