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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-10-02 11:31 pm   Permalink

I couldn't help but to ask the Eternal Question, How In The Hell Is This TIKI? I'm looking for answers. Can any of you TC'ers help with this?

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1268
From: Calgary
Posted: 2003-10-03 12:06 am   Permalink

Don't you know about the Wild West Tiki tribe? ...
I'm excited to know that all I have to do to beef up my tiki collection is wait around for The Calgary Stampede next Summer! Yee Haw!



 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2003-10-03 01:26 am   Permalink

seems as long as it is ceramic and figural, its tiki these days. ive got some old flower pots, er ah, tikis for sale.

 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-10-03 06:06 am   Permalink

What are you talking about? They may not look tiki to the untrained eye, but those are rare Steve Crane mugs, designed in 1953. Buy them before EdgeofTexas does!!!

 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2003-10-03 08:16 am   Permalink

Actually, I gotta say: Those are Nugget Prospector mugs, made for a specialty drink sold at the Sparks Nugget a long time ago. Same place that has Trader Dick's.

And...those mugs are made by OMC!

So there's your tiki. Sorta.

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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1502
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2003-10-03 09:56 am   Permalink

and I'll point out that Al of Alnshely very proudly pointed his out to me when he pointed out his coolest mugs in his tiki mug collection. So without being tiki, they are very much tiki collectables, believe it or not!
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2003-10-03 10:50 am   Permalink

Could they be cosidered "Pre-Tiki"?
Being as how they were made for the same reason - To hold a specialty drink... And they are from the the old Nugget casino which it has been pointed out, then became the home of Trader Dicks.
I agree that they are not "tiki" in the sense that they are actual tikis, but I would also think that they do deserve a spot in any reputable collection of mid-century ceramic drinking vessles. Show the little man some respect.
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2003-10-03 11:40 am   Permalink

i won't say that the prospector mugs arent great ceramic mugs, but i would not describe them as a tiki, unless the definition for tiki mug is a ceramic drinking vessel that is figural. many of vegas' casinos had or still have ceramic figural mugs for their cocktails, but have no connection to a islander, polynesian, eastern, or nautical theme. not that they arent cool mugs, but mugs being the operative word. stephen crane and OMC probably did a number of non-polynesian designs, but their involvement doesnt automaticaly make it a tiki.
not to jump on anyones back, i just think that its funny what is listed as a tiki mug sometimes. for example, ive seen ceramic cowboy boot "tiki" mugs. but the great thing in the end is that you can collect whatcha want, names aside.


 
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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 875
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-10-03 4:31 pm   Permalink

To me: "anti-Tiki". sorry...

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tikigreg
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1164
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2003-10-03 4:55 pm   Permalink

maybe not "anti-tiki", but perhaps "parallel tiki?"

 
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kahukini
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
Posts: 555
From: Saint Louis
Posted: 2003-10-03 5:27 pm   Permalink

Those guys look a little like menehunes wearing cowboy gear to me.

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MauiTiki
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Joined: Jan 20, 2003
Posts: 693
From: A rock in the middle of the Ocean
Posted: 2003-10-03 8:57 pm   Permalink

Looks a little like the tiki is wearing a Santa costume to me.
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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 875
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-10-04 1:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-10-03 16:55, tikigreg wrote:
maybe not "anti-tiki", but perhaps "parallel tiki?"



How about "parallel to Tiki, as in 'Eames', but having nothing to do with Tiki"? Sorry guys, but I think if you broaden your definition to include cute little Yosemite Sam-looking prospector figurines...well, I dunno. Personally I don't think it's even a good thing to inlcude African, Native American, Mexican, Bulgarian, or Tierra del Fuegan artifacts under the rubric of "Tiki". How about this, and don't be shy about telling me I'm unreasonable if you think so -

"Tiki": 1) genuine Polynesian cultural artefacts or literature pertaining to it, OR
2) Polynesian artefacts reinterpreted by Western cultures, primarily (though not limited to) Polynesian-themed restaurant and bar memorabilia, and literature pertaining to it.

em-elitist-snob-space.


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-10-04 5:25 pm   Permalink

You know, this is similar to the connection with the Ren Clark Severed Head mug. I've never thought this mug was tiki. It's simply a souvenir from his magic show - the final act involved a guillotine trick hence, the severed head mug. Yes, his restaurant was Polynesian themed but the mug isn't. Does this make it a tiki mug? Not in my opinion. And yet, its one of the most sought after by tiki mug collectors... hmmm...


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emspace
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 875
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-10-04 5:50 pm   Permalink

What sort of a knob has a magic act with a guillotine in a Polynesian restaurant anyway? Would I go to an Irish pub to listen to hip-hop acts? Would I want a Hofbrauhaus to have Tiki mugs?

Yuck,
em.


 
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