Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Time at Trader Sam's 2011

A trip to Trader Sam's was in order.  One of my best friends that used to work on the Jungle Cruise back in the day was in town and hadn't seen Trader Sam's yet.  So we headed out to the Disneyland Resort.
I love Trader Sam's because of my love for Tiki and Disney and that it also has artifacts from 2 of my 3 favorite movies Pirates and Indiana Jones.

We arrived to Trader Sam's all decked out for Christmas....  Hawaiian Christmas music was playing.
It was snowing in the volcano windows and when you ordered one of the special Holiday drinks there was a snow storm.

The Tikis were festive

Shrunken Head Christmas Tree

The Red Nosed Zebra

More Snow

The cannibals stocking were hung with care

Trader Sam even has a naughty and nice list

So head on down to Trader Sam's before the Holidays are over.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tiki Christmas Link of the Week (More from Trader Sam's Holiday Drink Recipes))

I don't appologize for all the Disney love..It is one of the main things that got my feet wet into Tiki in the first place.  After all it was my  1980's Adventureland Tiki Necklace that started my dipping into Tiki waters......So here is another link from Disney Parks blog concerning  Trader Sam's that has some of the Holiday drink recipes. Still need to get out there to try the Red nosed Zebra.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pineappleman's Places I need to visit Part 1

We had some friends that went here the other night and it sounds like a place that should be right up my alley......A Rum bar in LA  called  Cana.....  Checked out the website and saw that they even have Pineapples sitting on the bar.....What more could the Pineappleman ask for.

Here is a picture from their site  followed be a link

Cana Rum Bar

As  well as some additional info on the place  from TikiGeeki

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tiki Link of the week : Disney X-mas Tiki

Over on the Disneyland Parks blog:   It looks Christmas has come to Tiki ----or at least Trader Sam's  which is all decked out for the Holidays...
Check out the blog here ...(A Trip to Trader Sam's this week may be in order)

Song of the day:Mele Kalikimaka (from Christmas Vacation)

Never invite Cousin Eddie to a Pool Party

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hula Girls: Christmas Tiki

One of my favorite bands in the Tiki scene....I saw this posted on facebook by  LOST in Paradise .
Had to share it here

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tikis in the House of the Future???

The House of the Future is filled with digital picture frames and X-box Kinect and  digital mirrors and fridges that you can order groceries from.....and  for some reason tiki lights and wall hangings

 Digital Artwork

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tiki link of the week: Backyard Exotica

A cool look at some Jungle Gardening.....Love this little backyard area that brings visions of a Hawaiian Hotel lobby area.......

Check it out as well as other posts about Tropical gardening.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tiki Halloween: Goodbye until next Year

As I put the Halloween Decorations away for this Year I figured I would take a couple quick photos of the Tiki Backyard before it loses its Halloween Theme

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spy Theme song of the week: Devo: Secret Agent Man

Loving the Spy theme for 2012   or  0012  Oasis.....Secret Agent Man is a staple of Spy Music.
And one of my all-time Favorite versions is by DEVO......
So Spy song of the  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tiki News of the week item Tiki Oasis 2012

Here is the poster for Tiki Oasis 2012

This years theme is Spys......So much to work with ......Think Casino Royale (the original)
In Like Flint,   Austen Powers,  James Bond , Maxwell Smart,  Max Helm.....
Check out my    Lovey Kravezit---Alotta Fagina---Miss Goodthighs --Agent 99--Non Bond Spy blog  for some inspiration

Here is the link to the Tiki Oasis 2012 page......

Here is a cool video from the Tiki Oasis Facebook page showing some of the fun of 2012 all in under a minute

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weird Movie Tiki sighting: Prehistoric Women 1967

The movie is a weird  story of a Great White Hunter that travels through time after touching the Horn of a fake White Rhino.    He ends up in some Prehistoric Time where Blonds are the slaves of Brunettes and they all speak English.....Here is the link to my movie page where I discuss it and include the trailer

This weird  Tiki looking thing was at the end of the movie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tiki Decor : Vegas : Cheeseburger in Paradise

The Great Tiki takes you on a photo tour of Cheeseburger in Paradise from a Vegas Trip a few years ago.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tiki link of the day: Evil Tiki for Halloween

Check out this Evil Tiki mask for Halloween.......Holiday start earlier and earlier every year now.....There is no Fall anymore---It is already Halloween you may as well start shopping.
Evil Tiki anyone???

I'll be posting some every Halloween related Halloween stuff about once a week..
Here is a you tube video about Tiki Carving....Pumpkins that is with Dr,  Cardoo

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rum commercial of the week! Kracken! Release It

Release the Kracken!   We got this for our Pirates  Backyard movie screening in May because it has a Kracken on the bottle...This rum was good and this commercial is cool.

The Kracken was great.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spotting Menehune at Disney's Aulani (as seen on Disney Parks Blog)

The mischief  makers at the new Hawaiian Disney Resort.....  
Maybe they are the ones that stole my TV remote last week?   We did get some Menehune as swag from a DVC  presentation awhile back about the resort......Hmmmm.....Anyway I will get to search for the little troublemakers some day.......In the meantime enjoy this you tube video that I saw over on the Disney Parks Blog

The Disney Parks blog can be found here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Song of the day: Surf City --Jan and Dean

I'm personally more into Surf instrumental---but sometimes the stuff your parents used to play all the time sticks in your head.

Tiki link of the day: Walt Disneyworld Tiki Picture name that caption contest.

 Saw this over on the Disney Parks blog today... A nice picture from the Walt Disneyworld Tiki Room.
A name this caption contest?   Now that the Tiki Room in Florida has reopended after a fire that had it shut down for quite awhile....I would love trip back to Orlando to check it out.....I've never seen the Florida version before.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For the Love of Scooby Doo and Tiki

I Love it when my the things I like intersect one another.   Like for example --my 2 favorite movies of all-time  Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars---which both have rides at one of my favorite places Disneyland.   .....Well  another crossing of paths  -Is Scooby Doo and Tiki....I love Scooby Doo!  .... I always have and always will...I like mysteries and want to see if old man Withers is the guy in the ghost outfit....I love watching the gang and their talking dog bust the bad guys.   I've seen almost every incarnation of Scooby and the Gang---(Even the crappy Scrappy Doo days)......

Most recently I've watched the latest version of Scooby Doo called Mystery Inc.   on Cartoon Network --which is another updated version where Fred and Daphne are actually dating . (We always knew those 2 had a thing for each other).   And in Crystal Cove where they live they have a cool hangout that is all Tiki...

The Sheriff  (voiced by Patrick Warburton of Puddy from Seinfeld fame)  enjoying a Tiki drink

 Fred and Daphne on a date

 This location has been in several episodes---

Just prior to the new series came Aloha Scooby Doo a direct to DVD movie from 2005... A Hawaiian themed surfing adventure which featured cursed Tikis as the villains.. trying to ruin a surf competition.

I have always loved Animation as an art form....I think some of the animation in Disney movies and now Pixar should be looked upon as the same way as fine art......Here are some cool pictures from Aloha Scooby Doo

This image I thought was especially cool

Underground Tiki Temple

 Well the  gang solved the Mystery in a fun action packed DVD movie that had Daphne is surfing in a bikini.....Worth a watch if you have kids....Or are just a Scooby Doo fan like I am.

There is also a  good  Tiki Mask episode in the original series season 2    called a Tiki Scare is no Fair......

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