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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.

please visit the new and improved pig cookin' post!

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

Saturday, September 08, 2007

tiki road trip 2: spiel this book

the genesis of this work was back in the gay 90's, when The Author's interest in both midcentury and anthropoligical culture resulted in Tiki Awareness. realizing that there were still vestiges of this culture present on the planet, he traveled the globe and documented these locations on a now-decommissioned website.

this website manifested itself as a softcover book in 2003, and now we have the new-n-improved tiki road trip 2!!! buy it here or here. i highly recommend the latest edition... the pop cultural laffs have amped up, from betty grable to dr. zauis.

james is my pal, lol.

here's the little local tie-in... peep the discussion about tiki steak and sub here in baltimore... seems he drove to see if this fine establishment actually had any tikis on it. seems tiki steak and sub is in tha HOOD in franklin square over west baltimore.

oops. well, he lived to tell the tale.


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