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gustw
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Joined: Jan 19, 2004
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Posted: 2004-01-19 10:59 pm   Permalink

Give our Tiki Trash hats a look-see...
Quality embroidered patch on a nice fittin' mesh hat...

http://www.clunkerstore.com/hats/tiki/tiki-brown.html

Thank ya kindly,
Russ

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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-01-19 11:05 pm   Permalink

Hi Gustw,
Pardon me for asking, but is "Tiki Trash" a derivative of the popular slang "White Trash"?
Just wonderin,
Unga


 
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gustw
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Posted: 2004-01-19 11:14 pm   Permalink

Yup... it's a play off of that. Take a look at the hat, and you'll see what it's about (Easter Island-like Tiki wearin' a trucker hat and smoking a cigarette). It's kinda a trashy homage to Shag.

--Russ


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-01-19 11:16 pm   Permalink

Right.

 
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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2004-01-19 11:18 pm   Permalink

I have said it before...WTF?

 
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gustw
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Posted: 2004-01-19 11:26 pm   Permalink

I'm assuming you don't mean "White Trash Fun"... so ... what are you saying?

--Russ


 
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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
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From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2004-01-20 07:48 am   Permalink

DawnTiki & Unga Bunga:
I find that to be quite amusing. I expect there is going to generate a great deal of discussion and gnashing of teeth, though.

That little item starkly points out something about Tiki culture that I haven't seen admitted on the board. Ok, here it is --there are two "Tiki cultures", the original source, and the transplanted re-interpertation. Tiki, as adopted in the U.S. in the 50's - 70's is NOT "high" culture.

Granted, you can't say that about Tiki in it's original context, but TRANSPLANTED Tiki always get lumped in there with lounge / googie / spaceage / lowbrow, and for a reason. It's a recreational escape.



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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2004-01-20 07:53 am   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6786&forum=5&4


Philot, I think the issue weather or not Tiki is kitchy or lowbrow or whatever (does it really matter) has been brought up on Tiki Central pllllenty. I just think the hat is stupid. But that's only my opinion. Plus, I just love it when someone joins to sell their crap on TC. Hmmmm, I guess I woke up a little cranky today. WTF?

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Philot
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Posted: 2004-01-20 08:20 am   Permalink

Actually, what I was pointing out was that there were TWO Tiki cultures, and that stuff like "Tiki Trash" fits in quite well with the later one.

But then, someone just joining the board to hawk their wares is just cashing in on a fad. (Which, once again, fits in well with the TRANSPLANTED Tiki theme. Aiiigh! It's all so post-modern!)

Actually, I consider the high/low culture thing to be a false distinction. There is a difference between the two, but it's more in the use things are put to, not some classist hooey.

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gustw
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Posted: 2004-01-20 08:37 am   Permalink

Oh I have lots to say on this matter, but jeez, how scholarly can I make myself sound, so that the forum thinks I'm a tiki historian?

PUH-leezz... you must have tikis in your house made essentially in a sweat shop... oh, but I'm sure you've picketed Pier 1 and Cost Plus... somehow you think that how you've adopted another culture is acceptable because you take yourself so seriously...

And Shag? His latest painting is of a woman and cat sippin' out of a a frickin' 15ft tiki mug? Is that serious? Is he disgracing the polynesian past with his silly portrayal? How is that so different from our stupid little silly hat?

Are you gonna kick me off now miss moderator? Was I so offbase to offer my hats for sale here?

You don't like the design, fine, but all this "holier than thou" tiki talk is ridiculous...


 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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Posted: 2004-01-20 08:47 am   Permalink

No, you weren't off base. Dawn just didn't like the design. If you're so worried about pleasing 1 person, come up with a design that pleases her. It'll probably piss off someone else, but why worry? You'll probably come up with yet another & so on...

You had 1 person not like 1 design, do you know how much Shag gets slammed on this board? Look through some of the accumulated acretia of this board & you'll see almost everyone gets slammed, flamed or trolled @ 1 point or another.
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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2004-01-20 08:56 am   Permalink

Since when is "WTF" a scholarly term? You might have been addressing Philot, I couldn't tell. Speaking just for myself here...I like it when people contribute to the boards before they ask us to buy something. I don't know why, that's just me. Freddie was right, I just don't like the hat.

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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-01-20 09:07 am   Permalink

Man, just think if I'd made a derogatory statement about the hat, Hanford would get an PM immediately from the likes of a certain Mr TC (or so I hear!).

My only comment is that, from what I've seen on the tops of the 20-somethings around Huntington Beach is - mesh hats are out!
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gustw
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Posted: 2004-01-20 09:09 am   Permalink

Fair enough... you don't like it, you dont like it, but I definitely got the vibe and/or suggestion that somehow the design was sacrilege or inappropriate and it reminded me of the vintage rockabilly crowd and their reaction to my uncuffed pants, meanwhile they're toolin' around in a KIA so's they can afford all those old clothes (run-on sentences are okay in the forum...eh?)

 
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gustw
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Posted: 2004-01-20 09:13 am   Permalink

mesh, I guess, is out...if you wanna maintain the ultimate hipness, try engineer hats, although they're already slipping on the cool scale.

 
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