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  • In Remembrance: Memorial Day 2013

    Posted on May 27th, 2013 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    memorial-day-pinup1It’s Memorial Day, 2013. That means that in my lifetime, which started in 1968, Americans have fought in the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan War and Iraq War, along with hundreds of military operations around the world.

    Before that, our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers sacrificed everything in Korea, WWII, WWI, Civil War…

    These are the people who have offered their lives to make sure that people like you and me could enjoy everything America has to offer. Without them, there would be no internet for me to write this article on. There would be no laptop for me to type it on. There would be no cold Mai Tai sitting next to me on the tropical style end table, and I myself…and most of you…wouldn’t even exist.

    Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines…the men and women of the U.S. Military have played just as major a role in the forming of our nation as the scientists, artists and politicians. Maybe a larger role. The point is, without them, we would be nothing.

    Here’s a big salute to all those who have served, and a special thank you to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to stand for what they believed in.

    Just wanted you to know, that you are appreciated.

    The Other Meaning of Memorial Day

    It’s a drag that many people don’t know or forget that Memorial Day is to commemorate our fallen heroes, but at the same time I personally think it’s great that our society has also turned this into a day of celebration…what better way to honor those who fought for our freedom and country than to spend a day enjoying it to the fullest?

    I most parts of America Memorial Day means the official start of summer. The 3-day weekend is always mayhem in the shore towns of Jersey where I grew up (Wildwood, Ocean City, Atlantic City swell with tens of thousands of people heading to the beach and boards). Here in South Florida, since it’s always summer, it’s more of a weekend for relaxing, having a BBQ with friends, or going to the malls (and of course the beach).

    Today we’ll be BBQ’ing some burgers and dogs, and I’ve made my mother’s infamous South Philly Macaroni Salad (recipe here). We’ll have our burgers on the lanai by the pool, with a tropical drink or two, and be thankful to those great people who fought and won to give us opportunity to have the things we enjoy today! Read the rest of this entry »

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from Tiki Lounge Talk! Here are some Vintage Pin Ups to get you In The Mood…

    Posted on February 14th, 2012 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments

    valentine-pin-up-5You’ve heard it a million times, but I’ll say it again…Things sure have changed over the years. There was a time when just showing a beautiful woman in a neglige was considered art by some, but pornography by most. A pin up model like this lovely lady to the left could not be displayed in most public places, during the era this print was created. Now-a-days we’ve become so jaded that on a public website like this, you could expect to see a hell of a lot more than a chick in silk stockings…or should I say, you could see a chick in silk stockings and a hell of a lot more.

    We’ll stick with the vintage theme here at the Tiki lounge for this Valentine’s day. Here are a few 50+ year-old goodies to get your motor runnin’.

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    Tiki Chris P. reporting from the boudoir at Tiki Lounge Talk