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Best of Tiki Central Thread
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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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
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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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4550
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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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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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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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 373
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

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EPCOTExplorer
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Joined: May 13, 2014
Posts: 298
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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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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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
Posts: 274
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 9 days ago; 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: 9 days ago; 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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