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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

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

some weekend scores, and i don't mean sports

foist of all, it was swell to meet you real live bloggers at the happy hour on friday - those who say intarnet people are antisocial losers are big poopyheads. and not 1337 h4x0rz at all.

just so you can see i'm a real life loser, here is some of the swag we scored in pennsylvania's antiques nirvana. it is not all of it of course:

tiki napkin holder; cocojoe statue of king kamehameha; 'kon tiki' mug from luau hut, silver spring, md; two highball glasses featuring don ho from the polynesian palace; a moai head set of s&p's; a ku fogcutter mug; and a tiki carver resin statue.

mrs. dollar has overcome her fez envy by scoring this women's white fez with pink tassel. she threatens to put a hello kitty pin on it :)

random junk? sure. had fun? you bet your sweet bippy.


Blogger Broadsheet said...

I REALLY think we have to have a tiki themed Blogger Happy Hour - you host. There's GOT to be a dive tiki bar in this town.

11:18 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

errmmm there used to be a tiki bar downtown at the emerson hotel, but that got torn down in the 70's :( the closest things we got in this area are the solomon island tiki bar and the pacific restaurant in sterling, va. ding how and uncle lee's are chinese restaurants that serve drinks in tiki mugs but the drinks suck :( the best recourse until i win the lottery and can open a public bar in baltimore is to have tiki parties at home...unless anyone knows of some tiki speakeasy here in town?

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.....Aren't you in LUCK!

Woody's Love Shack and Rum bar *JUST* opened in Fells Point.(where Hightops used to be) They're touting themselves as a Tiki Bar. Hmmm..lets see JUST ho TIKI they really are....

2:28 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

that's above maggie moo's right? been there - that place is okay, got more of a caribbean vibe, but i would be up for that at some point. rum is rum... :D

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Looks like u hadda pretty swell weekend! Hey that kitty pin is swank. U should get it for Mrs. Dollar. She'd prolly love it on that kewl new fez! *meow* for kitties!!!

Hey Lori, I've been to Woody's. Sadly it's like a Target tiki bar. Nothing authentic.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Double Dogged said...

Nice meeting you and your wife at the happy hour. It is always fun to go antiquing, it's always about the hunt.

7:03 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

thanks double dogged, it was nice to meet you too.

8:32 AM  
Blogger tfg said...

Was that a tiki bong I spied in the first picture?

10:15 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

tfg: no, that vessel was intended for distilled narcotics only. but i do get the munchies after several cocktails...

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's quite a haul! Hope I get as lucky next week in D.C.

2:37 PM  

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