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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

city yard to exotic paradise

although we enjoy the dank basement bar which has hosted such luminary entertainers as herb alpert and oscar homolka, we figured we would venture out to the lush jungle humidity and give it a shot of exotica.


bucky the tiki guards our humble little house of bamboo



puffer fish from the philippines, yo.


alright, i'm not saying the place is the pinnacle of good taste. but it's damn entertaining. not purchased from your local smith and hawken.

just for fun, here's the theme song (download) sung by earl grant:

http://rapidshare.de/files/21856815/House_of_Bamboo.mp3.html

9 Comments:

Blogger johnny dollar said...

(grins) hey, the party here is 24-7!!! :) honestly, we had some friends and their tres active twins over on monday, and all enjoyed (as well as we could in 90-degree weather)
let us know when your heading down baltimore way from the windy city! :) mai tais are promised.,.,.,.

7:20 PM  
Blogger tfg said...

You've got to get some kimonos to really screw with the neighbors.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Waikiki Kitty said...

Gus Portokalos: Kimono, kimono, kimono. Ha! Of course! Kimono is come from the Greek word himona, is mean winter. So, what do you wear in the wintertime to stay warm? A robe. You see: robe, kimono. There you go!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

The party is 24/7? Awesome. I recognize your backyard, I know where you live, I'm coming over NOW.

12:03 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

tfg: perhaps a kimono for my wife, i think i'll go with the sarong and banana leaf hat.

waikiki kitty: did greeks invent bamboo?

snay: we would be honoured by snay visit. perhaps we could break out the lego and make lego tiki mugs for your drink.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Waikiki Kitty said...

Why Mr. Dollar, how perceptive you are. Of course the answer is yes!!! The word abacus comes from the Greek. The abacus is made from bamboo. So, there you go!

btw, I'd bet your wife would love a kimono. Prolly a nice silk one. U should go for the sarong too. Rumor has it, u have some good lookin' legs :-)

9:49 AM  
Blogger AnonymousCoworker said...

Oh looks like a fun place to hang your coconuts.

That's a euphamism.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Summer said...

That's awesome! Good job!

11:23 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

acw: well we got ONE coconut hanging there. not a euphamism.

summer: thanks! we need to install some tiki torches like yours ~ i have a couple but they're all old and yukky...

8:30 AM  

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