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Official Tiki Oasis 2012 thread for TO12
Spy Chief
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From: Top Secret
Posted: 2012-05-10 8:10 pm   Permalink



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Spy Chief
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From: Top Secret
Posted: 2012-05-10 8:12 pm   Permalink

All Agent alert!
The Maltese Tiki is missing!
We have reason to believe Council Guide may be responsible
The only image we have of the missing monument is this artist sketch done by Bosko


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Mariner
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Joined: Jun 29, 2009
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From: Davy Jones Locker
Posted: 2012-05-11 11:08 am   Permalink

Agents Mariner and Luau Lilly are now in possession of tickets to Oasis.
Disguise will be maintained at all times, beware!


 
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council guide
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Joined: Feb 29, 2012
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From: classified
Posted: 2012-05-11 5:05 pm   Permalink

My revenge for the betrayal in Lyon has only just begun. How will you drink without your precious Tiki mug now?

 
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Rum Dog
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Joined: Dec 07, 2010
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From: Canyon Hills, CA
Posted: 2012-05-12 10:45 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2012-05-09 09:17, JOHN-O wrote:
Rum Dog... less monkey, more Eurospy. More cheesecake !!
[quote]

I am not going to monkey around with some want-a-be Euro-spy trash. I am going with the real deal, the Bond franchise itself. What I have is the forgotten little step-child in the Bond series. I was fortunate to have viewed this fiasco during my sophomore year in high school.




After The Man with the Golden Gun was met with mixed reviews and lower than expected box-office receipts, Bond producers were in put in a scramble to find someone to salvage the franchise. They looked for someone who was British, who had a big name star power and sex appeal. After a rushed search which involved much panic they thought they had landed the perfect choice. Yes, the one and only Mick Jagger was cast as the martini sipping secret agent in the only unreleased film in the series. The film, For Special Services, performed so poorly with test audiences that Harry Saltzman burned the original footage and left the franchise in disgust to never return. I had the fortunate opportunity to be a member of one of these test audiences and was about the only one in the focus group who thought that the movie was salvageable. I especially liked a scene where Mick turned to the camera, winked, and said “Sometimes I just can’t get no satisfaction.” Everyone in the focus group, myself included, strongly objected to an implied theme of Bond being bisexual. (There was a scene where Jagger and David Bowie were shown in bed together talking). We all preferred Bond as a chauvinistic womanizer.



The film had a disjointed plot that basically had Bond going after Markus Bismaquer (played by William Holden) who was suspected of reviving the criminal organization SPECTRE. It turned out to be his wife who was actually the daughter of Blofeld. The movie ended with her being squeezed to death and eaten by an anaconda. The special effects of the time were not able to pull this off effectively to a realistic level.

I remember much of the movie took place at Bismaquer’s big mansion ranch in Texas where he dabbled in dealing in high end art. Bowie played a scrupulous art dealer. Barbie Benton was absolutely gorgeous as Bismaquer’s daughter Daisy. Dustin Hoffman was brilliant as Felix Leiter in the three minutes or so he was in the film. In the movie’s climax he came to the rescue of his daughter Cedar Leiter (Jean Shrimpton) who was Bond’s female sidekick agent.

I also remember how some in the focus group joked about how this is “Bond meets the Rolling Stones meets the TV shows Dallas and the Dukes of Hazzard” (both popular shows at the time). My buddy, who was also part of this focus group held at the Westminster Mall (CA), made the most stupidest suggestion of them all. He recommendend that Henry Winkler (The Fonz) become James Bond. Right or wrong, Roger Moore returned to the role a year or so later in 1977 in The Spy Who Loved Me.



Trivia Note: The current song, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 is a surreptitious tribute to Mick’s failed attempt to capture the essence of Bond.





 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-05-12 11:25 am   Permalink

That's awesome Rum Dog! I bet it had some really cool Rolling Stones "spy themed" songs in the sound track? Obviously "Brown Sugar" everytime Pam Grier appeared on stage and "Gimme Shelter" is a shoe-in. What about "Fingerprint File", "Highwire", "Moonlight Mile", "Parachute Woman", "Rough Justice", etc.
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-05-14 5:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-12 10:45, Rum Dog wrote:
I am not going to monkey around with some want-a-be Euro-spy trash. I am going with the real deal, the Bond franchise itself...


Bulldog Drummond is not Euro-spy trash !!

In Alan Moore's "Black Dossier", he imagines a single fictional universe that contains Bulldog Drummond, the Avenger's Emma Peel, James Bond, and Fireball XL-5 (circa 1958, the literary year of "Dr. No").

In this tale, we get a James Bond, a little more misogynistic than usual...



And who gets his clock cleaned by Bulldog Drummond (well at least a few panels worth)...




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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-05-14 5:24 pm   Permalink

And Rum Dog, I like your Pam Grier reference. Unfortunately she never played a secret agent.

However Tamara Dobson did ...



"My jurisdiction extends from Ankara Turkey to Watts Tower, Baby !!"


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I, Zombie
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From: the Les Baxter Grotto (Minneapolis)
Posted: 2012-05-15 6:58 pm   Permalink

Ok, Back about 8 months ago, fresh off my first trip to T.O., excitement over seeing Mr. Bongo Jack Costanzo, and around the time the spy-theme for '12 was rumored, I floated the name of a TWO of old school musicians still performing that I thought might be a possibility. Looking at the oasis website I see that the headliner for Saturday night is still TOP SECRET. So here's my dream/wish list.

1. Lalo Schifrin. Still at it.
http://www.schifrin.com/
2. Al Caiola - Mr. Tuff Guitar - still performing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELg65BUd2c&feature=fvwrel

But then tonight it hit me like a ton of bricks!

... .... . / .--. . .-. ..-. --- .-. -- . -.. / .- - / - .... . / .--- --- .... -. / -... .- .-. .-. -.-- / - .-. .. -... ..- - . / .-.. .- ... - / -.-- . .- .-. .-.-.- / ... .... .. .-. .-.. . -.-- / -... .- ... ... . -.-- .-.-.-


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-05-15 10:06 pm   Permalink

Sorry Zombie, It's a good choice but wrong, I doubt you will touch on it
at this rate, Excuse me there is someone at my door............No No No.....


 
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IKABOD
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Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 186
From: The Ventura, Ca
Posted: 2012-05-15 11:53 pm   Permalink

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE VOLUNTEERS!
The deal is: volunteer for one shift (typically 5-6 hours) and you get a Thursday - Saturday pass (that is a $70 value!) !! The Tiki Oasis team sat down and really refined our volunteer needs for this year and we have set-up a schedule that is based on those needs. The biggest change this year is that volunteers will be assigned 'areas' rather than specific tasks... So even if you love helping out with a specific symposium you might be scheduled to help with that symposium but ALSO help out with our other symposium needs... all within one 'shift'. This is what we need for Tiki Oasis so that is how we have the schedule set-up. Also note that all volunteers must attend a mandatory volunteer meeting. We have a survey for you to fill out with the volunteer times that would work best for you... we will try to match people to the times they want based on their skills.

Here's the survey fill it out and finally feel good about yourself!
Its about time!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGh2QUExaGFTUEVyOWFYa0tvRHlNbGc6MQ

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I, Zombie
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From: the Les Baxter Grotto (Minneapolis)
Posted: 2012-05-16 07:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-15 22:06, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Sorry Zombie, It's a good choice but wrong, I doubt you will touch on it
at this rate, Excuse me there is someone at my door............No No No.....



Hmmmm.... well it's fun to guess
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-05-16 09:26 am   Permalink

I'd be happy with a good tribute artist.

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TheClamsCasino
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Joined: Mar 20, 2009
Posts: 91
Posted: 2012-05-16 11:20 am   Permalink

and I'd be happy if NUTTY played...

 
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Spy Chief
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Joined: Mar 03, 2012
Posts: 27
From: Top Secret
Posted: 2012-05-16 10:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-11 17:05, council guide wrote:
My revenge for the betrayal in Lyon has only just begun. How will you drink without your precious Tiki mug now?



All Agent alert:
We have intel on Council Guide and believe that he may resemble the wanted poster drawing below. If anyone can confirm identity of Council Guide please come forward with further information



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Stop trying to sabotage my messages Council Guide. We are on to you!


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