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Why is the Middle Eastern theme so popular (& why can't it be tiki?)
tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-03-25 1:53 pm   Permalink

I'll ask my mom about the restaurant. We lived near that area when I was young.



 
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tikibars
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-03-29 5:19 pm   Permalink

A bizarre paralell to the old Tiki Bar Review Pages:

Muffler Men.

Hoardes of 'em, all over the US.

They're even subdivided into categories.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/muffler/list.html

Really puzzling.

Do the people who like this sort of stuff think that their proclivities are perfecty natural and that liking phony Polynesian fertility gods is indescribably bizarre?

I scratch my head in their general direction, just as they must when confronted with us... or with the Owl Centralites.



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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2962
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-03-30 07:13 am   Permalink

my theory is that if your interests are represented in a 'zippy' strip, you cannot consider yourself mainstream or normal

needless to say, there is practically a one-to-one parity between my interests and their representation in a 'zippy' strip
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