Galpin Motors, of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” has produced a tiki-themed Ford F-250. They describe it as “a portable island paradise, complete with a giant working Tiki head waterfall flowing into a custom-crafted hot tub, large enough to accommodate four people, surrounded by a teakwood deck,” but from the looks of the badly-Photoshopped photo, I [...]
Plans to redevelop the Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Hilton Head, NC, into condos call for the demolition of the resort’s tiki hut, which has been serving drinks since 1977. Local residents are banding together to save the Coligny Beach landmark with an online petition and awareness events.
Although the only “tiki” at the location is the [...]
Mythic Hawaii.com offers a nice primer in anciant Hawaiian culture, from its settlement by early polynesians to the arrival (and death) of Captain Cook. The section on Tiki Gods is especially interesting.
A group of tiki fans around the D.C. beltway (and beyond) have come together to form an online group to keep up with events in the area, visit local bars, and share drink recipes.
There are photo galleries of the groups’ gatherings, plus a message board so members can keep each other informed.
TropicalStormHawaii.com features a Hawaiian Sheet Music Archive with a nice selection of ukulele tabs and chord charts of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs as well as pop tunes — everything from “Aloha Oe” to “Wipeout.”
Update: The Tropical Storm Hawaii site seems to have gone down. There’s a effort underway to start a similar site: http://hawaiiankinemusic.tk/
From 1962–1993 the Tahitian Terrace served Disneyland guests semi-exotic foods under the branches of a 35-foot tall man-made tree while dancers and other entertainment emerged from a waterfall. The facility was turned into an Aladdin-themed experience in 1993 but only lasted 2 years, while the Terrace served happy guests for over 30 years. Go figure.
Disney.com has a nifty mini-website with games to teach children about Internet safety—primarily warnings about giving away information that stalkers could use, but it also covers a smattering of netiquette and a little about viruses too.
Mickey and friends head to “Surf Swell Island” (ouch, that’s a corny pun) where their mission is to rebuild [...]