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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-06-20 5:04 pm   Permalink

Tiki Central has been around for over a decade, and there are over 10,000 topics—not posts, but topics. Sometimes I'll be poking around in the archives and find a gem that's lost in the detritus. I propose that we use this thread to post links to threads or individual posts that deserve to be remembered, but aren't easily found if you don't know what to look for.

I'll start off with a reproduction of an article from the May 1, 1948, edition of the Saturday Evening Post which DustyCajun graciously took the time to scan and post back in 2010. I'm an avid Don the Beachcomber fan and read everything I can find, but this article had more interesting tidbits than almost anything else I've across. It starts here and continues across subsequent posts:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30245&forum=5&vpost=512903
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-06-20 9:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks for starting this thread. I have to say my favorite part of TC is the Home Bar forum, it is amazing to see what great work people have done themselves or commissioned for their home. There are so many wonderful threads, so will start with this one...that's Wendy's thread with such great pictures and instructions on how she gets her products made. Plus we all love to tease Dan.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?forum=18&topic=38423
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-06-20 9:56 pm   Permalink

Define best of?
Is it most posts?
Most hits?
Or could it be content.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-06-20 11:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-20 21:56, tikiskip wrote:
Define best of?
Is it most posts?
Most hits?
Or could it be content.



In the words of the great philosopher, Ren.....said to Stimpy, JUST THE GOOD STUFF, MAN!


 
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Thortiki
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From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2014-06-21 04:54 am   Permalink

Tiki 1940's Style!!!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=45771&forum=5&start=45&66

Diggin the WIZARD of OZ (Frank Morgan) & Suny Sund getting it on. Well bust my buttons Suny those ain't the Ruby Slippers!







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EPCOTExplorer
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From: Miami, FL
Posted: 2014-06-21 10:18 am   Permalink

One of my faves. I'll take 3 of each.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?forum=5&topic=34289
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-06-21 10:48 am   Permalink

These are great additions. I love the old pics of Don!

It might be helpful going forward to describe what your link is for (such as "a listing if all the Enchanted Tiki Room merchandise").
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-02 5:30 pm   Permalink

Bump, for a few reasons:

1) The topics already posted in this thread are great
2) There have to be additional worthy topics yet to be included, especially topics posted within the past three years
3) This thread could be used as a good jumping off point for newer members to discover some of the treasures that TC holds

To that end, here are a few of my own submissions.

On This Day in Tiki History
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=51884&forum=1&113

A great compilation of important Polynesian Pop dates (restaurant openings/closings, birth and death dates, etc.)

A Collection of Cannibals
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=33940&forum=5&start=0

Discussion and pictures about perhaps the most recognizable grouping of tikis

Tiki Bob's Mainland = Pagan Idol
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=51980&forum=1

Recent proof that urban archeology finds continue to this day, and TC is the place that records it best

Hula Sue's South Seas Hideaway
http://www..com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28247&forum=20&453

Just one of the many examples of amazing home tiki bars created by the talented people here

TIKISKIP : How to make tiki light, Lamp 101
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=40109&forum=18

An example of a tiki artisan selflessly sharing how he creates his magnificent work

What else should we add?


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-12-02 9:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hamo,

How abut the thread with the most hits of all in TC....
Tiki is all about the stuff and seeing the many different items from different places is cool.

Tiki finds.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=1099&forum=5&start=10920

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Hamo
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Posted: 2017-12-12 7:00 pm   Permalink

Great addition, skip.

The Saturday Evening Post article TikiTacky links to in the opening post is really interesting. It can be found on page 6 of the “Don the Beachcomber - The Locations” thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30245&forum=5&start=75

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-12-19 05:21 am   Permalink

I think people have over looked the "cool and Current" part of Tiki Central.

It is always cutting edge fresh and new, not the same old stuff bumped up by somebody's
attempt to promote themselves or some event, Day, after Day, After DAY.


1. The Original TIKI Market Place 6th Anniversary!!! ...

2. Fri. Dec.15 Xmas Show,Martini Kings, Ding Dong Dev...

3. Don's Tiki Makeke "Holiday In Tiki Paradise" Dec.9

4. TikiCat - Miss Tiki Oasis this Thursday

5. Wendy Cevola 12/18/17 I love Christmas lights. ...



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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-20 10:44 pm   Permalink

With the exception of Wendy’s thread, I think “Cool and Current” and “Best of” topics as mutually exclusive. “Cool and Current” seems to be the poor man’s Facebook-like promotion vehicle; “Best of” highlights the stuff on TC with staying power.

There definitely should be something here about the Kahiki, that legendary lost tiki temple. The Locating Tiki thread isn’t particularly interesting or substantive, save for Page 4 where Johnny Dollar posted the 1997 National Register for Historic Places Registration Form:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4854&forum=2&start=45

Far more informative and extensive is your own thread, Skip (I know you’re far too modest to mention it yourself...):

KAHIKI Columbus, ohio tiki bar restaurant. Lee Henry, The catalog
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=18136&forum=5&start=0


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tikiskip
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Posts: 5008
Posted: 2017-12-21 03:28 am   Permalink

"I know you’re far too modest to mention it yourself"

Ha! I do it all the time really.
It just burns me when I go to a seminar or see an article and I know the stuff came from my thread cuz they got my Photos.
Now when joe blow news guy does that not as bad, but when a guy knows who I am and can with ease PM me on TC that is bad really.
One person wanted to use my Kahiki pic's in a seminar and had someone ELSE ask me if it was ok, WTF?

I have given lots of stuff asked of me for nothing when asked, Sent stuff to Sven for his books and show (None of my lights were in that mix so I truly got nothing) When Kate asked for the ITV catalogue I had I sent it to her and It is the one you see on Critiki today, And I added over 100 Kahiki pictures of the Kahiki on Critiki.
Look up "kahiki images" or "tiki bar lights" on the net most of the photos are from me.
So I am very easy to work with.

BUT there is an up side, all those photos did get out to the net, all that information is saved and there for future use, In a small way because of what I shared and posted here even if it gets me very little in return.

I did get two bottles of Havana club for my Kahiki footage in the DVD of tiki though.

Kinda sour grapes I know, but when all people give you is sour grapes your going to get some whine.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-12-21 03:37 am   Permalink

One more thing “Cool and Current” is a TC joke.
It is an insult to what small bit of TC is still cool and somewhat new.

Kahaka just posted some new lights after a long time gone and the same four supper new, supper cool threads are still up there that have been for years.

What an insult to the truly new cool threads “Cool and Current” is.

You would think that every now and then when you vote yourself to the top of “Cool and Current” for the millionth time you could vote for something, anything that gives you no benefit, and IS new.
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Hamo
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Posted: 2018-01-12 5:32 pm   Permalink

I’d like to suggest this thread for “Best of” status because I agree with creativenative, who said Sven’s article “should be required reading for anyone signing up on TC.“

Tiki Expert Sven Kirsten Traces the Evolution of the Art Form
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=52363&forum=1&2

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