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swag globe lamp

tv area cleaned up

bar area

"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.

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teaKEY posted on Wed, Jun 6, 2007 1:36 PM

Nice collection MAITAI




darn it! it won't work.


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Filthy Rich Old Bastard


Hukilau Brown and me hangin' tough at 4:15 in the morning

Dude, I seriously wouldn't drink that 20+ yr old possibly tainted Campari from Dr. Shocker. Seriously!!!

To the Cult Of The Eye room!!!

Then the shark's head comes out, and all hell breaks loose!


fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads

fun with shark heads


Friday night Bardot A Go Go dance party




The Mai Kai Gents

move this one to deleted space

Martini Kings


Engine Room


Devilettes in the pool

Nacho adds some last minute finishing touches

Friday morning. View from our room. The Kubar is up and running, while the stage is being set up.

Cult Of The Eye Room, all primed and ready to go

fun with shark heads


unga bunga

"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.

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[ Edited by: Mai Tai 2007-09-04 22:40 ]

[ Edited by: Mai Tai 2007-09-06 01:24 ]




Who needs wood?

end of day one

future tikis?


Yes, some of it, hopefully! :D


Lowering a heavy chunk to the ground with cables.

As of this afternoon

Side view from around the corner.


Saturday evening. Just before applying the teak oil

The teak oil is a yellowy color

Teak oil freshly applied

I'm going to try this on a mid century modern table that our neighbors just gave us

"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.

[ Edited by: Mai Tai 2008-03-17 21:15 ]


Here they are, all oiled up, and drying out in the sun.

This one looks great, maybe just a little touch up needed at the top.

I'm really happy with how this one turned out. Just needs a little touch up on a few tiny spots.

This one still has some significant bare spots, either from the oil soaking in completely, or from the old polyurethane finish that was on on there. Either way, it probably needs one more full coat.

You can see how the eyebrow crest looks bare. More oil should do the trick.

Al-ii posted on Tue, Mar 18, 2008 4:20 AM

Those are some great pics, Bill

lookin' good bill! you'll have those tikis looking brand new in no time!!!!


Fun with puffer fish.

First up, green.

Here is the puffer, sitting on the other side of the lamp, rather than inside it. The light has to shine a farther distance and through two pieces of glass, but it helps give an idea of what color would look good inside. While green initially looked good, it didn't really jump out when it was behind the globe.

Next up, blue.

Blue ended up being even worse looking behind the globe than green.

Time for red. Red looks great.

Red really looks good in low light conditions, and photographs well in low light conditions too. So far it's the best contender.

Next up, my favorite, amber.

Amber really brought out the detail in the amber globe lamp. It really popped when it was behind the globe lamp. Plus it adds a nice vintage touch. I'll be going with this color.

Last one, white.

White photographed the best, but to the naked eye it was harsh. In comparison, amber looked better, so I'll go with amber instead.

crap 25 post limit is it 21?

24 and counting

crap should be 22

now 23, defeat the 25!

25 that does it

and one for good measure


What's up, bill? great pics! looks like fun!


Just chillaxin', Jim. Stay tuned for my latest tiki find. :)


Any photos containing images bearing any resemblance to me are obviously photoshop shennanagins.

PS- Bill needs to open up a goddamn ooga account.


I particularly like the shot of you drinking ranch dressing through a two foot scorpion bowl straw while simultaneously holding a lit cigarette in the same hand. Now that's multitasking!

I haven't opened up an ooga mooga account because the last time I posted a pic of that teak mug cabinet that I picked up at the TV warehouse sale, I was immediately hounded by other fellow mug weirdos, wanting/demanding a couple of the mugs in there, and had to pull the pic.



On 2009-07-09 23:42, midnite wrote:
Remember, the SF Tiki Crawl is a marathon, not a sprint.

Pace yourselves,

First stop, Trad'r Sam.

On 2009-07-09 23:42, midnite wrote:

Your Crawl Director Julie McCoy, err, Mai Tai, got the ball rolling by ordering what shall likely be the "Best Drink of SF Tiki Crawl 9" award winner. I'd vote for it, if I could.

Yes, I wanted to start the Tiki Crawl off right, and order something special. Something that you just can't get anywhere. Something that would be memorable. Something that could only be finely crafted with passion and fervor by the hands of only the most skilled of artisan bartenders. Or a blender.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to present to you: The Trad'r Sam Volcano
(please do not stare directly into the Volcano, because the magnitude of it's sheer beauty may cause you to go blind, or mad)

On 2009-07-10 11:15, suzanne wrote:
That drink is exactly three parts Draino to one part Orange sherbet. How it manages to taste like Children's Bayer aspirin is something I've been trying to work out the details on for years...

It's all about the measured pour, Suzanne. If you will notice, it is also the same color as a baby aspirin, so maybe you're on to something there. The Orange Sherbet part is true, photos don't lie. Mel, Jessica, and I were all in agreement that the Orange Sherbet was the most redeeming part of the drink, though. However, I was thinking that one of the secret ingredients might also be Lucky Charms, because after I finished drinking it, I was seeing pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers...

On 2009-07-09 23:42, midnite wrote:

It tastes even better than it looks. Much more better-er.

Well, that's an interesting comment, seeing that you never even tried a taste of it. Again, photos don't lie: note the faux-sippage of Midnite. Both here:

...and here:

Ah, baby aspirin all gone. No thanks to Midnite.

Then we head out to the Fairmont Hotel, and the Tonga Room.

Hey look, it's Tiki Bob! Note the late stragglers out front still trying to find the location to Smuggler's Cove.

Second stop, the Tonga Room.
Time to celebrate, by breaking out the long straws.

Here's how things look from my point of view.

If you thought that the Trad'r Sam Volcano was bad, then you have not tried the Tonga Room Scorpion Bowl. I think it qualifies as the worst tiki or non-tiki cocktail that I've ever had. And of course, I ordered the Scorpion for two, 'cause that's how I roll, and could find no takers to help me finish it off.

So I decided to pair the Scorpion Bowl with the lovely buffet.

Everyone was having a good time. If you have not wandered around the inside of the Tonga Room, then you need to do that, poste haste, because the place is amazing inside, even with the recent refurbishments.

Let this be a warning: whatever you do, don't order the Fizzy Lifting Drink!

Time to head out to our last official San Francisco stop:
The Bamboo Hut

Oh hey, look, a tray full of shots!

Hey, Frank, let's drink 'em!

Careful, if you drink too many, you'll start seeing Unga Bungas!

And then the room will start spinning.

Sailor Jerry is soooo rad!

What's that? It's too early to turn in? And there's another tiki bar right around the corner? Well, let's make an unofficial stop at Hawaii West!

Vic leans in to give Unga a smooch...

...then starts singing Freebird. Or was it "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"?

But soothing sounds of his voice lands us a new Tiki Crawl recruit.

Wow, for the slowest night of the Tiki Crawl, we had a pretty good turnout! Good times!


First Stop: Smoke Tiki Lounge

Second stop: Lost Tiki Island bar at Top Notch Kustomz

Third stop: Trader Vic's Palo Alto

Meshuggah Beach Party blowin' the roof off the joint!

Much Mahaloz to Servanne at Trader Vic's Palo Alto, who helped us plan out such a fantastic night!

Then it's back on the bus, to zip us back to the exotic Island of Alameda!

Oh wait, what was that you say? Forbidden Island is still open?!? Well, time for a night cap!

South Bay Friday is now officially over!

East Bay Saturday

"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.

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Ha!. Looks sort of like one of them "spitting" fountains!


OK, who put all the pixs in here, takes this page FOREVER to load!!! :lol:

(Double Post)

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If you think it takes forever to load, then you should try uploading them all, especially when they're at 8MP, and you can only upload one photo at a time. There has to be a faster way to upload photos here on TC?



"It's Mai Tai. It's out of this world." - Victor Jules Bergeron Jr.

[ Edited by: Mai Tai 2009-08-26 04:32 ]


Kirby's yellow Dune Buggy.

Danny Tiki Diablo Gallardo's 1931 Ford Coupe. Not only did Danny bring his car, he also brought a tear drop trailer that he BUILT and completed right before Tiki Oasis! How awesome is that???

TNT Teresa and Tim Harris' orange metalflake dune buggy.

Michael Miranda's 1968 VW Transporter Bus, with an entirely tiki'd out interior!

Spike from The Hula Girls' 1962 Thunderbird.

Primo Beer's 1962 VW.... Much thanks to our sponsor for bringing this rad ride, with free beer!

Harry Decker's 1965 Mustang Convertible.

Ron Peterson's 1949 Ford Woodie

Scott MacCallum's 1946 Ford Woodie with a built 275? hp flathead V8!

Scott Melcer's ultra rare 1950 DeSoto Woodie, one of only 10 left in existence!

???'s 1959 Cadillac Convertible

John Gefrom's 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Bart Fenolio's 1939 Ford Woodie

Did anyone read the inscription on this surf board?

Our car is dedicated to my father, Herb Fenolio
(center, holding the board), and his good friend,
the great Duke Kahanamoku, Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
circa 1936

Duke taught Bart's Father Herb how to surf. How awesome is that???

Adrianna Butler's friends'??? 1951 Chevrolet Tin Woodie

Aloha John Fulton's 1931 Ford Model A

Robert and Sherry Ruiz's 1927 Ford Model T hot rod with blown Hemi - Royal Hawaiian

David McNeely's??? 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air

Doug Dorr's customized Pontiac

Wes From House of Tiki's VW Thing???

Wes from House of Tiki's Dune Buggy


Thanks for the pics and tiki eye candy! Those floats that were at the sale look gorgeous!!! (that big yellow one looks AWESOME!!!)

Nice scores too Bill! Looks like Bongo ran off with a few items as well...

Keep 'em coming bill! I like to live vicariously in SF through your posts...

PS...i was watching the extinct attractions dvd of the tikiroom event and I saw you and a slew of other TC peeps! looked like fun times.


Blue Hawaiians and Fried Peanut Butter 'n Banana Sammiches.

A hunka-hunka burnin' love!

Being careful to not singe off 'stache hair

Everybody loves The King, Baby!

Takin' Care of Business in a flash! Stay Classy, Alameda!

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