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  • Our Fingers are Crossed!

    Posted on August 4th, 2009 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    tiki-torchesThe deadline for the Tiki Brand Dance Your Grass Off Contest was last Friday…and the judges now must score the entries to come up with a winner! We’re on pins and needles here at the Tiki Bar, hoping that we’ll win the grand prize. Our fingers are crossed, our toes are crossed, even our eyes are crossed (although that may be from too many Zombies).

    There’s some stiff competition we’re up against, but no one else has a bobble-head Tiki, a cat, a parrot and a safety message (lighting the tiki torch in a welder’s mask!), not to mention the cutest girl in a grass skirt this side of the Hawaiian Islands. So we’re hoping our score will be high. Thanks to everyone who showed your support by logging into YouTube and rating our video. We have 24 ratings of FIVE STARS! Very exciting.

    If you want to check out the contest entries on YouTube, click HERE.

    To go right to our video, click HERE.

    To go to the Tiki Contest website (and see who the grand prize winner is, hopefully soon) click HERE.

  • Conversations at the Tiki Bar

    Posted on August 3rd, 2009 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    Tonight’s post was going to be on our evening at the Mai Kai in Fort Liquordale, for the murder mystery we attended. Well, sorry to say that will have to wait until I am fewer sheets to the wind.

    Instead, here’s a Tiki Bar Conversation I’ve had with my wonderful and beautiful wife, Colleen.

    “You see, today i got news at work that one of our major clients might be forced to leave us. This is not good. it is still up in the air, but as any seasoned Advertising Executive would tell you, it’s a good excuse to hit the bar.

    So my lovely wife was kind enough to play the part of the 1950’s chick, and had a Scotch on the Rocks waiting for me at the door when I got home. The conversation revolved around the dull economy, uncertain future, and the fact that at least we have each other, and a bottle or two of the good stuff.

    Funny enough, without knowing it, she poured me a double shot of my 1957 Chivas Regal, something i was saving for a special occasion. No worries here. As she said, booze is made to make you feel good. And it sure did.

    I don’t care if we lose a client. There are plenty more out there. I’m damned good at what I do and as long as I’ve got blood and alcohol pumping through my veins, I’ll survive. If those kats in the 30’s could get through the Great Depression, we can get through this.

    So, this is it, world. Watch out. I’m coming at you with both barrels. And  with my fantastic wife and a bottle of single malt by my side, I can’t be stopped.”

    – Mack, Creative Director, EP Advertising

  • Don’t Miss Tiki Oasis 9, Aug. 13-16, San Diego!

    Posted on August 2nd, 2009 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments

    to9_square_250x250Time to take off, kats and kittens, hop in the jalopy and motor down to San Diego for the West Coast’s best party ever! According to their website, “Tiki Oasis is the largest and longest running Tiki Event on planet earth”. Well, if you’re into the Tiki scene, and can get to the west coast, you absolutely can’t miss Tiki Oasis, baby! There’s so much entertainment and events packed into this three-day Poly Carnivále that I can’t possibly list them all here. Here’s a splatter of just a few of the entertainers, to give you an idea of the diversity:

    (For a full listing of Swingin’ Entertainment on the TO-9 Site click here)

    The Blue Hawaiians

    Event the Tiki Oasis website is kookie kool and fun. This is some of the original art featured throughout.

    Event the Tiki Oasis website is kookie kool and fun. This is some of the original art by Derek Yaniger featured throughout.

    The Martini Kings

    King Kukulele in the Friki Tikis

    Tana the Tattooed Lady

    The Swank Bastards

    Sultry Savage Burlesque

    The SHOCKWAVES

    and about a dozen more! Holy Toledo what a line-up! Plus guest speakers, Exotic Cocktail experts, and the Tiki Oasis Marketplace featuring some of the hottest retro and Poly-Pop stuff you can find, from Tommy Bahama and Tiki Farm to Tiki tOny, Vintage Roadside and Fez-O-Rama!

    (For a full listing of kool vendors on the TO-9 Site, click here)

    Unfortunately yours truly won’t be able to jet-set over to Cali for this primo party, but I’ve got it on the calendar for next year, without a doubt! Friday & Saturday Tickets are still available, and so are tickets for some of the symposiums so check out the Tiki Oasis website before it’s too late!

    http://www.tikioasis.com/

  • New Post Comming Soon!

    Posted on August 1st, 2009 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    maikai-mack-and-colleenI know, I’m lazy, and haven’t posted anything except Tiki Dance Contest stuff for a week. But it’s been a busy week, kids, so cut me some slack already!

    I’ve got some groovy new posts in the cooker, so hang on to your skirts. I’ll have another new one up Monday, which is about our trip the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale for the murder myster dinner show! Here’s a pic to get things started! Check back Monday evening for the whole scoop.

    -Mack