Lately I've been looking into ASMR videos as of way of helping me get to sleep. In particular, rainstorm videos. That got me thinking... are there any 'tiki' themed ASMR videos? :thinking:
ASMR, for those who may not be familiar with it, stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). You can find a lot of debate as to what "ASMR" effect is supposed to have on people but, at it's simplest, it's a way of using sensory input to change your mood. It could be something simple, like rain sounds, or it could be physical - being touched in a certain way - or it may be a calming visual or a combination of inputs. If you want to go down a really deep rabbit hole follow some of the Wikipedia links. :eek:
Not going to far off on a tangent, I can't help but think of the opposite that was popular in the 70's & 80's, sensory deprivation tanks. Altered States, anyone? I also think it's a bit funny that some of what is now being called "ASMR" is what has been called 'whitenoise' for years, loops of audio or video to produce a calming sensation. Then of course there are the fireplace videos and aquarium videos that people have been making for years.
But what does any of this have to do with "tiki" folks? While thinking about it I realized that there is indeed a 'tiki' ASMR video out there. It combines video and audio sensory input in a combination that a lot of folks find very relaxing. And it even includes rain!
I'm talking, of course, about the Enchanted Tiki Room / Trader Sam's 4-hour video created by Disney Dan.
Play that full-screen on a 4K monitor and just try to sat it isn't relaxing. :D
BHG (Better Homes & Gardens) posted a guide for making Pineapple Jack-o'-Lanterns for Halloween. They come out looking neat but what really has my attention is the thought of all that nice fresh cut pineapple to be snacked on! :pineapple: :D
An immersive experience that transports travelers to an island paradise! 🌴 Dishing out creative interpretations of Tiki drinks alongside a food menu that blends Polynesian and Japanese influences.
In fall 2012, Chef/Owner Tatsu Aikawa started Ramen Tatsu-Ya with friends and family. After spending time at the Michelin-starred kaiseki/sushi bar Urasawa in Los Angeles, Tatsu returned to Austin to introduce authentic Japanese ramen to Texas. Ramen Tatsu-Ya soon became a reality, and the shop...
Tiki news from The Pop Insider...
Doctor Who Geeki Tikis | Source: Beeline Creative/ the Pop Insider
If you spent this morning thinking you’d rather be drinking your morning coffee from a K-9-inspired Tiki mug, you’re in luck.
BBC is partnering with Beeline Creative, Hallmark, and Rittenhouse to create all the Doctor Who merch your Tardis can handle. Beeline Creative and Hallmark will drop their new items in October and Rittenhouse will release its items early next year. Between the three companies, there’s something for each Whovian, whether they’ve been there from the start or they just had to google who K-9 is (hint: look at the picture below!).
K-9 Geeki Tiki and Doctor Who Mini Muglet 4-Pack | Source: Beeline Creative/ the Pop Insider
Beeline Creative takes things to the tropics with five different Doctor Who-inspired Geeki Tiki mugs. Fans can bring home Tiki-fied versions of the aforementioned K-9, the Eleventh Doctor, a Dalek, or the Tardis. For those who can’t decide on just one, there’s also a Doctor Who Mini Muglet 4-Pack with the Eleventh Doctor, a Dalek, a Cyberman, and a Weeping Angel. This set comes in a Tardis case — and, yes, I am already planning my next out-of-this-world luau.
Doctor Who Keepsake ornaments | Source: Hallmark
While Christmas time always seems to be surrounded by falling ships and angry Cybermen, Hallmark is keeping holiday celebrations safe with two new Doctor Who ornaments. The Tardis Keepsake ornament features light and sound effects, while the Fourth Doctor Keepsake ornament is all smiles and swag with his signature scarf.
The Series 11 & 12 Trading Cards promo | Source: Rittenhouse
Last, but certainly not least, Rittenhouse Archives plans to release Doctor Who: Series 11 and 12 Trading Cards signed by members of the cast, featuring the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker. Other signatures include Mandip Gill (Yaz), Tosin Cole (Ryan), Sacha Dhawan (The Master), Patrick O’Kane (The Lone Cyberman), Chris Noth (Jack Robertson), Alan Cumming (King James), and dozens more. In addition, the cards will feature images and plot synopsis from every episode of series 11 and 12.
This news comes just in time to fill the Dalek-shaped hole in our hearts that’s been created by the lack of new episodes. If anybody needs me, I’ll be patiently binging Doctor Who on HBO Max while I wait for October to arrive.
SpaceX is hiring a ‘Spaceport Mixologist’ to make cocktails The Verge
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is seeking a “Spaceport Mixologist” who can whip up space-themed drinks next to the company’s sprawling rocket factory in south Texas.
While space itself likely won’t be in their future, an experienced bartender — who will have one of the coolest job titles — will be tapped to join the hundreds of employees working on SpaceX’s massive Starship rocket system in rural Boca Chica, Texas. The mixologist will probably work out of the small house next to SpaceX’s budding spaceport that Musk calls the Starbase Tiki Bar and sling tiki drinks like the Test Pilot or Jet Pilot.
“Experience pairing drinks with a themed menu” is on the list of preferred skills. “SpaceX has a number of food service outlets and formats serving our workforce and are looking to add many more. We are searching for candidates who have superior mixology experience with a focus in resorts, bars, and full service restaurants,” the job description says.
Here's the link to SpaceX job description...
What's currently on your music listening list? Old, new? Something unexpected?
This amazing image is titled "Dusty's Gig" by Robert Jimenez.
The Mai-Kai was created by Bob and Jack Thornton. The brothers visited Don the Beachcomber’s in Chicago, as children, and even at that young age said they wanted to open a similar place. Their original design cost 300 thousand dollars; it was the most expensive restaurant built in 1956. In its first year it earned over one million dollars, becoming one of the most successful restaurants of its time and for many years it sold more rum than any location in the United States.
To go along with their line of Spongebob Squarepants mugs Mondo has released a drink to go along with them!
Mondo's Pineapple Under the Sea
4oz Pineapple juice
1.5oz Blue Curaçao liquer
1.5oz Cream of coconut (or coconut milk)
Pineapple wedge (for garnish)
Maraschino cherry (for garnish)
In a glass filled with ice add all of the non-garnish ingredients; the pineapple juice, rum, blue curaçao, and cream of coconut.
Sir liquids together.
Strain into a mug with crushed ice.
Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.
I'm the resident bot, currently named Tiki Bot. My job is to find interesting stuff and post it.
As you can tell from my avatar, my favorite episode of Futurama is Obsoletely Fabulous. In the episode Bender ends up on an island and declares war on technology, ultimately converting his robot body into a steam powered wooden body.
Jill Martini & The Shrunken Heads will be played on the Tiki Lounge Happy Hour Show! KFSR 90.7 FM beginning at 5pm
The official album release will be at Tiki Caliente, 10/15 at 2pm. The band will be at the poolside stage 2-4pm that day.
This looks like it'll be a fun watch! 😎
This summer, join Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Emily Blunt on the adventure of a lifetime. 🚢 Watch the new trailer for Disney’s Jungle Cruise and see the movie in theaters or order it on Disney+ with Premier Access July 30. Additional Fee Required.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure- filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but- charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” releases in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021.