||The Crap We Wade Through...
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2004-11-16 1:41 pm  Permalink|
Here's his step-brother
|Sabu The Coconut Boy|
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Aug 20, 2002
From: Carson, California
|Posted: 2004-11-16 2:29 pm  Permalink|
Oh God. Good old Rickshaw Boy. When we were kids he would insist on doing that politically-incorrect L/R substitution thing:
"Hi! Me Lickshaw Boy! Hey Lady, you needa Lickshaw?"
"You think you're being funny," I said. "But it just sounds nasty."
"Yeah, well Rick me, Sabu! Maybe some little boy wanna sit in your "Lapa Nui".
(He even knew I was into tiki back then). He used to say his favorite musician was Lickie Lee Jones. He was such a stupid rittle Plick.
Joined: Nov 30, 2003
From: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2005-01-26 8:24 pm  Permalink|
For some reason lately I have contracted the curse of the cornucopia!
Every time we go antiquing they are showing up in droves. All sizes, colors and materials.
Geez, I know they are sometimes called the Horn of Plenty. Now I am beginning to think that it's because I've seen plenty of the damn things!
When we first met.......
[ This Message was edited by: 8FT Tiki on 2005-01-26 20:25 ]
Joined: Aug 01, 2003
From: Saint Petersburg, FL
|Posted: 2005-02-08 8:35 pm  Permalink|
Now that Ray Charles has passed away, maybe the volumes of Diet Pepsi "You Got The Right One Baby!" tumblers I find at every thrift store will finally be worth something.
Joined: Aug 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-12 10:07 pm  Permalink|
Tonight, my opinion of ceramic owls from Otagiri on eBay completely changed...
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Oct 20, 2003
From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
|Posted: 2008-08-04 2:12 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Dec 03, 2004
From: Ventura, CA
|Posted: 2008-08-04 2:21 pm  Permalink|
Squirrel on a nut. I have lost track of how many of these I have seen at thrift stores. But yet I have never seen one new.
|Sweet Daddy Tiki|
Joined: Jul 20, 2003
|Posted: 2008-08-04 5:15 pm  Permalink|
On 2008-08-04 14:21, Rob Roy wrote:
I have lost track of how many of these I have seen at thrift stores. But yet I have never seen one new.
Maybe they just skipped the middleman and released them directly to thrift stores, knowing they would all end up there anyway in the course of time.
-Sweet Daddy T.
Because crap doesn't buy itself.
Joined: Jan 30, 2006
From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
|Posted: 2008-08-14 9:03 pm  Permalink|
...and for those of us who have a tendency to scavenge through dumpsters and roadside residential trash piles, you can count on running across one of these black torcheire lamps at the same rate or more as you'd run across an owl or a Mitch Miller album or a Herb Albert album at a thrift shop. These things must go from Big Lots to the trash pile in a matter of a few days, seriously--next time you're riding down the street, count how many you see in people's trash--no joke!
The Curse of Howland Island
[ This Message was edited by: howland 2008-08-26 07:25 ]
Joined: Oct 02, 2003
|Posted: 2008-08-19 9:56 pm  Permalink|
Wow! Nice lamp. That would go great in my apartment!
Joined: Nov 09, 2004
From: The thumb !
|Posted: 2008-08-24 2:51 pm  Permalink|
I,m still using the same lamp (pictured above) that I pulled out of the trash many many years ago.
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
|Posted: 2008-08-25 10:34 am  Permalink|
What's funny is that lamp is now an oven!
SAY FOOL! BUY A FLOVERWAVE OVEN!
Texas Tikiphiles Unite!
[ This Message was edited by: Unkle John 2008-08-25 10:36 ]