Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her "The'Iron Lady'", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style; as Prime Minister, she implemented policies known as Thatcherism. She studied chemistry at Somerville College and worked as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his Conservative government. In 1975, Thatcher defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition, the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom, she became Prime Minister after winning the 1979 general election.
Thatcher introduced a series of economic policies intended to reverse high unemployment and Britain's struggles in the wake of the Winter of Discontent and an ongoing recession. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation, flexible labour markets, the privatisation of state-owned companies, reducing the power and influence of trade unions. Thatcher's popularity in her first years in office waned amid recession and rising unemployment, until victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her decisive re-election in 1983, she survived an assassination attempt in the Brighton hotel bombing in 1984. Thatcher was re-elected for a third term in 1987, but her subsequent support for the Community Charge was unpopular, her views on the European Community were not shared by others in her Cabinet, she resigned as Prime Minister and party leader in November 1990, after Michael Heseltine launched a challenge to her leadership.
After retiring from the Commons in 1992, she was given a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords. In 2013, she died of a stroke in London at the age of 87. Always a controversial figure, she is nonetheless viewed favourably in historical rankings of British prime ministers, her tenure constituted a realignment towards neoliberal policies in the United Kingdom. Margaret Hilda Roberts was born on 13 October 1925, in Lincolnshire, her parents were Alfred Roberts, from Northamptonshire, Beatrice Ethel, from Lincolnshire. She spent her childhood in Grantham. In 1938, prior to the Second World War, the Roberts family gave sanctuary to a teenage Jewish girl who had escaped Nazi Germany. Margaret, with her pen-friending elder sister Muriel, saved pocket money to help pay for the teenager's journey. Alfred Roberts was an alderman and a Methodist local preacher, brought up his daughter as a strict Wesleyan Methodist, attending the Finkin Street Methodist Church.
He stood as an Independent. He served as Mayor of Grantham in 1945–46 and lost his position as alderman in 1952 after the Labour Party won its first majority on Grantham Council in 1950. Margaret Roberts attended Huntingtower Road Primary School and won a scholarship to Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School, a grammar school, her school reports showed continual improvement. She was head girl in 1942–43. In her upper sixth year she applied for a scholarship to study chemistry at the University of Oxford's Somerville College, a women's college at the time, but she was rejected and was offered a place only after another candidate withdrew. Roberts arrived at Oxford in 1943 and graduated in 1947 with Second-Class Honours, in the four-year Chemistry Bachelor of Science degree, specialising in X-ray crystallography under the supervision of Dorothy Hodgkin, her dissertation was on the structure of the antibiotic gramicidin. Thatcher did not devote herself to studying chemistry as she only intended to be a chemist for a short period of time.
While working on the subject, she was thinking towards law and politics. She was prouder of becoming the first Prime Minister with a science degree than becoming the first woman, as Prime Minister attempted to preserve Somerville as a women's college. During her time at Oxford, she was noted for her isolated and serious attitude, her first boyfriend, Tony Bray, recalled that she was "very thoughtful and a good conversationalist. That's what interested me, she was good at general subjects". Her enthusiasm for politics as a girl made him think of her as "unusual". Bray met Roberts' parents and described them as "slightly austere" and "very proper". At the end of the term at Oxford, Bray became more distant and hoped for their relationship to "fizzle out". Bray recalled that he thought Roberts had taken the relationship more than he had done; when asked about Bray in life, Thatcher prevaricated but acknowledged the circumstances between herself and Bray. Roberts became President of the Oxford University Conservative Association in 1946.
She was influenced at university by political works such as Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, which condemned economic intervention by government as a
A junk shop is a retail outlet similar to a thrift store which sells used goods at cheap prices. A low-quality antique shop may border on being a junk shop. Shoppers who frequent junk shops are referred to as "junkers", "pickers", "bargain hunters", "rummagers", etc. Junk shops are showcased in such reality television shows as American Pickers, Canadian Pickers, Ghost Town Gold. Junkshop glam is a nuanced music genre term coined in the early 2000s by former Buzzcocks bassist, Tony Barber, Lush bassist, Phil King. Junkshop glam describes the nearly forgotten vinyl records of 1970s glam rock bands whose unsuccessful records had limited release no airplay, have thus been relegated to the cheap record bins and overlooked record stacks found in junk shops, charity shops, thrift stores, the like. With the resurging interest in vinyl records, such obscure glam rock records can command high prices among avid record collectors and band members themselves looking to fill missing releases in their own discographies.
Bric-a-brac Car boot sale Charity shop Flea market Thrift store The best of New York junk shops. UK Junk Shops portfolio "'junk shops'". by Philip Woolway
Donn Beach was an American adventurer and World War II veteran, the "founding father" of tiki culture. He is known for opening the first prototypical tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, during the 1930s in Hollywood, expanded to a chain of dozens of restaurants throughout the United States, he built the International Market Place and additional establishments in what was the Territory of Hawaii. He married three times. Gantt was born in 1907, with some sources indicating he was born in New Orleans and growing up in Limestone County and others indicating that he was born in Texas. A U. S. Census document from 1910 has him living in Limestone County, Texas at the age of 3; the same 1910 census document lists him as being born in Texas, his mother, Molly Gant, as having a father, born in Louisiana. In a 1987 interview for The Watumull Foundation Oral History Project Beach claims that he spent his early school days in Mandeville, Louisiana, as well as Jamaica and Texas. By his own account in an interview he started first working with his mother running boarding houses when we was sixteen.
Four years he claims to have left home and traveled around the world. Upon returning, he left Texas again in 1929, traveling as a supercargo employee for the captain of a yacht heading to Sydney, Australia by way of Hawaii, he spent at least an additional year island hopping on freighters throughout the South Pacific. The interview was given only three years before his death, many dates are difficult to allign; because he had a reputation as a fabulist "spinner of tall tales", some claim that him living in the South Pacific is "almost not true". Others, such as Edward Brownlee and Arnold Bitner, corroborate parts of his accounts; when Prohibition ended in 1933 he opened a bar in Hollywood called "Don's Beachcomber" at 1722 N. McCadden Place. With its success he began calling himself Don the Beachcomber, legally changed his name to Donn Beach. A former Los Angeles councilman alleged that one reason for the name change was to distance himself from past bootlegging and the former operation of an illegal speakeasy called "Ernie's Place".
In 1937, the bar moved across the street to 1727 N. McCadden Pl. expanded into a restaurant, its name was changed to Don The Beachcomber. He mixed potent rum cocktails at both of these tropically decorated locations, which he referred to as "Rhum Rhapsodies". One of the first such cocktails he invented was the Sumatra Kula; the rum-laden and potent Zombie cocktail may be his best known cocktail. Proser continued opening "Beachcomber" restaurants on the east coast; such imitation of Beach's work was common. He is credited with establishing the entire tiki drink genre, creating dozens of other recipes such as for the Cobra's Fang, Tahitian Rum Punch, Three Dots and a Dash, Navy Grog, many others. One of Beach's drink menus featured 60 different cocktails; because of post-prohibition laws food needed to be served. Customers ate what seemed like wonderfully exotic cuisines, but, in actuality, were standard Cantonese dishes served with flair that he called South Seas Island food; the first pu pu platter was served at Don the Beachcomber, as was Rumaki.
The restaurant was decorated in a tropical island motif with bamboo and materials he had accumulated from his travels and work on movie sets. In trying to create an escapist atmosphere, he had the sound of fake rain falling on his roof incorporated into the bar, shared leis with his customers. An early motto for the bar was “If you can’t get to paradise, I’ll bring it to you!”Beach's restaurant was popular with Hollywood actors, some of which became frequent customers and friends. A book written about Beach mentions stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh. One account about David Niven had the actor anonymously placing a $100 bill in a sealed envelope for Donn at the Garden of Allah Hotel during a time when Beach was broke; as the bar continued to grow in popularity with celebrities, monogrammed bamboo chopstick cases were made for them to make them feel at home. In the 1930s Beach met and married Sunny Sund, a waitress and aspiring entrepreneur from Minnesota.
She would become his business partner and manager and professionalizing the restaurant. They divorced in 1940, the same year Sunny opened a Beachcomber branch in Chicago, she ran and expanded the operation while he was in the Army Air Corp. from 1942 to 1945. Sund remarried to William Casparis in 1947. Gantt was a Major in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, he was awarded a Purple Heart. After recovery, he worked as an operator of officer rest-and-recreation centers, he created some Air Corp. themed cocktail names as a result, including the Q. B. Cooler and the Test Pilot. A B-26 Bomber bore a "Don the Beachcomber driftwood sign" and likeness painted onto its fuselage during the war, he was awarded the merit version of the Bronze Star while setting up rest camps for combat-weary airmen of the 12th and 15th Air Forces in Capri, Cannes, the French Riviera, the Lido and Sorrento at the order of his friend, Lieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle. Tiki restaurants enjoyed a tremendous burst of fad popularity in the 1940s and 50s and there were several Don the Beachcomber restaurants across the country.
Victor J. Bergeron had opened a competing version called Trader Vic's
Moai, or mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the island's perimeter. All moai have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue; the moai are chiefly the living faces of deified ancestors. The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island in 1722, but all of them had fallen by the latter part of the 19th century; the production and transportation of the more than 900 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was 10 metres high and weighed 82 tonnes; the heaviest moai erected was a squatter moai at Ahu Tongariki, weighing 86 tonnes. One unfinished sculpture, if completed, would have been 21 m tall, with a weight of about 145-165 tons.
The moai were toppled in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as a result of European contact or internecine tribal wars. The moai are their minimalist style related to forms found throughout Polynesia. Moai are carved in flat planes, the faces bearing proud but enigmatic expressions; the human figures would be outlined in the rock wall first chipped away until only the image was left. The over-large heads have heavy brows and elongated noses with a distinctive fish-hook-shaped curl of the nostrils; the lips protrude in a thin pout. Like the nose, the ears are oblong in form; the jaw lines stand out against the truncated neck. The torsos are heavy, sometimes, the clavicles are subtly outlined in stone; the arms are carved in bas relief and rest against the body in various positions and long slender fingers resting along the crests of the hips, meeting at the hami, with the thumbs sometimes pointing towards the navel. The anatomical features of the backs are not detailed, but sometimes bear a ring and girdle motif on the buttocks and lower back.
Except for one kneeling moai, the statues do not have visible legs. Though moai are whole-body statues, they are referred to as "Easter Island heads" in some popular literature; this is because of the disproportionate size of most moai heads, because many of the iconic images for the island showing upright moai are the statues on the slopes of Rano Raraku, many of which are buried to their shoulders. Some of the "heads" at Rano Raraku have been excavated and their bodies seen, observed to have markings, protected from erosion by their burial; the average height of the moai is about 4 m, with the average width at the base around 1.6 m. These massive creations weigh around 12.5 tonnes each. All but 53 of the more than 900 moai known to date were carved from tuff from Rano Raraku, where 394 moai in varying states of completion are still visible today. There are 13 moai carved from basalt, 22 from trachyte and 17 from fragile red scoria. At the end of carving, the builders would rub the statue with pumice.
Easter Island statues are known for their large, broad noses and strong chins, along with rectangle-shaped ears and deep eye slits. Their bodies are squatting, with their arms resting in different positions and are without legs; the majority of the ahu face inland towards the community. There are some inland ahu such as Ahu Akivi; these moai face the community but given the small size of the island appear to face the coast. In 1979, Sergio Rapu Haoa and a team of archaeologists discovered that the hemispherical or deep elliptical eye sockets were designed to hold coral eyes with either black obsidian or red scoria pupils; the discovery was made by collecting and reassembling broken fragments of white coral that were found at the various sites. Subsequently uncategorized finds in the Easter Island museum were re-examined and recategorized as eye fragments, it is thought that the moai with carved eye sockets were allocated to the ahu and ceremonial sites, suggesting that a selective Rapa Nui hierarchy was attributed to the moai design until its demise with the advent of the Birdman religion, Tangata Manu.
Many archaeologists suggest that " statues were thus symbols of authority and power, both religious and political. But they were not only symbols. To the people who erected and used them, they were actual repositories of sacred spirit. Carved stone and wooden objects in ancient Polynesian religions, when properly fashioned and ritually prepared, were believed to be charged by a magical spiritual essence called mana." Archaeologists believe. The moai statues face away towards the villages as if to watch over the people; the exception is the seven Ahu Akivi. There is a legend; the more recent moai had pukao on their heads. According to local tradition, the mana was preserved in the hair; the pukao were carved out of red scoria, a light rock from a quarry at Puna Pau. Red itself is considered a sacred color in Polynesia; the added pukao suggest a further status to the moai. When first carved, the surface of the moai was polis
In Māori mythology, Tiki is the first man created by either Tūmatauenga or Tāne. He found Marikoriko, in a pond. By extension, a tiki is a large or small wooden or stone carving in humanoid form, although this is a somewhat archaic usage in the Māori language. Carvings similar to tikis and coming to represent deified ancestors are found in most Polynesian cultures, they serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites. In traditions from the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, the first human is a woman created by Tāne, god of forests and of birds, her name is Hine-ahu-one. In other legends, Tāne makes the first man Tiki makes a wife for him. In some West Coast versions, Tiki himself, as a son of Rangi and Papa, creates the first human by mixing his own blood with clay, Tāne makes the first woman. Sometimes Tūmatauenga, the war god, creates Tiki. In another story the first woman is Mārikoriko. Tiki marries her and their daughter is Hine-kau-ataata. In some traditions, Tiki is the penis of Tāne.
In fact, Tiki is associated with the origin of the reproductive act. In one story of Tiki among the many variants, Tiki was craved company. One day, seeing his reflection in a pool, he thought he had found a companion, dove into the pool to seize it; the image shattered and Tiki was disappointed. He when he awoke he saw the reflection again, he covered the pool with earth and it gave birth to a woman. Tiki lived with her in serenity, her excitement passed to Tiki and the first reproductive act resulted. John White names several Tiki or manifestations of Tiki in Māori tradition: Tiki-tohua, the progenitor of birds Tiki-kapakapa, the progenitor of fish and of a bird, the tui Tiki-auaha, the progenitor of humanity Tiki-whakaeaea, the progenitor of the kūmara; the word appears as tiki in New Zealand Māori, Cook Islands Māori and Marquesan. The word has not been recorded in the Rapa Nui language. In Hawaiian traditions the first man was Kumuhonua, he was made by Kāne, or by Kāne, Kū, Lono. His body was made by mixing red earth with saliva.
He was made in the shape of Kāne, who carried the earth from which the man was made from the four corners of the world. A woman was made from one of his ribs. Kanaloa was watching when Kāne made the first man, he too made a man, but could not bring him to life. Kanaloa said to Kāne, “I will take your man, he will die.” And so death came upon mankind. In Tahiti, Tiʻi was the first man, was made from red earth; the first woman was Ivi, made from one of the bones of Tiʻi. In the Marquesas Islands, there are various accounts. In one legend Atea and his wife created people. In another tradition Atanua and her father Atea brought forth humans. In the Cook Islands, traditions vary. At Rarotonga, Tiki is the guardian of the entrance to the underworld. Offerings were made to him as gifts for the departing soul of someone, dying. At Mangaia, Tiki is the sister of Veetini, the first person to die a natural death; the entrance to Avaiki is called ‘the chasm of Tiki’. According to Easter Island legend, Hotu Matu'a, the first chief brought along a moʻai symbolizing ancestors, which became the model for the large moʻai.
Dr. Jo Anne Van Tilburg of the Easter Island Statue Project at UCLA says that the first stone statues originated on Rapa Nui, although oral traditions do not support this and hers is just an opinion. Others contend that the first statues originated in the Austral Islands. Hei-tiki, Māori neck pendants called tiki Moai, a monolithic human figure on Easter Island, sometimes erroneously called tiki Tiki culture, a 20th-century decorative style used in Polynesian-themed restaurants Anito, similar carvings of ancestral and nature spirits in the Philippine islands Totem pole, artworks similar in shape and purpose from Cascadian cultures Chemamull, Mapuche statues
The Suffering Bastard is the name for two different mixed drinks, one being more of a standard cocktail associated with World War II and the other being more of an exotic drink associated with Tiki bars. As is the case with many cocktails, there are multiple recipe variations and historical origins have been argued and changed over time. Two of the earliest recipe versions have different ingredients. One from bartender Joe Scialom calls for brandy and gin, while another from Tiki pioneer Victor J. Bergeron uses rum along with "secret ingredients" and is known for being garnished with a cucumber. According to Jeff Berry in Beachbum Berry Remixed and others, a Suffering Bastard cocktail was created in Egypt at the Shepheard's Hotel. Bartender Joe Scialom was looking to make a hangover drink for allied troops and according to story made one as a "cure" for the suffering soldiers who complained about the poor quality of liquor in the area. Both the drink and the hotel played a role in WWII; when the war was going well for the Nazis, German General Rommel said "I'll be drinking champagne in the master suite at Shepheard's soon."
The allies did well however, the drink was so popular with the troops that a telegram was sent asking for several gallons to be made and brought to the front lines. According to Berry, Sciano's original handwritten recipe as provided by his daughter called for brandy. Bourbon was swapped out for the brandy where it was available however, for a short period of time the drink was called the Suffering Steward for those that found the use of the word bastard offensive. Berry notes that when Scialom made other versions he had different names for them, that the addition of bourbon made the drink a Dying Bastard, the addition of both bourbon and rum made it a Dead Bastard; the VenTiki Lounge uses brandy for the Suffering Bastard on their classic tiki drinks menu, but the recipe varies from bar to bar and is different than the one created by Trader Vic. Although the Suffering Bastard is associated with Tiki bars and Trader Vic, a recipe for the cocktail was not included in his 1947 Bartender's Guide recipe book.
It does appear in editions however, appeared in the 1968 Trader Vic's Pacific Island Cookbook and calling for both light and dark rums with lime juice and dashes of curacao, orgeat syrup, rock candy syrup. Other Vic recipes called for the use of his commercial Mai-Tai mix as a basis along with multiple rums, lime juice, the unusual garnishment for a Tiki drink of a cucumber peel. A hand written note from a waiter at Trader Vic's circa 1970 listed the "key" ingredient as being the inclusion of rum from Barbados. A 21st century cocktail menu at Trader Vic's describes the drink as "A forthright blend of rums and liquors with an affinity for cucumber"; when ordered in Tiki bars the Suffering Bastard is served in the uniquely shaped and eponymously named "Suffering Bastard Tiki mug", made to look like a squat fellow with a hangover holding his hands over the top of his head in pain. According to Trader Vic's the mug had the name of Mai-Tai Joe because Trader Vic is credited with having invented the Mai-Tai and his commericial Mai-Tai mix is sometimes used in the making of Suffering Bastard cocktails.
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A tiki bar is an exotic-themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails rum-based mixed drinks such as the Mai Tai and Zombie cocktails. Tiki bars are aesthetically defined by their tiki culture décor, based upon a romanticized conception of tropical cultures, most Polynesian; some bars incorporate general nautical themes or retro elements from the early atomic age. Many early Tiki bars were the bar sections for large Asian restaurants. While some are free standing cocktail only affairs, many still serve food and some hotel related Tiki establishments are still in existence. Large Tiki bars may incorporate a stage for live entertainment. Musicians such as Alfred Apaka and Don Ho played a important role in their popularity, book acts with other exotica-style bands and Polynesian dance floor shows. One of the earliest and the first of what is now known as a tiki bar was named "Don the Beachcomber", created in Hollywood in 1933 by Ernest Gantt; the bar served a wide variety of exotic rum drinks, Cantonese food.
It displayed many artifacts. When Beach was sent to World War II, Don the Beachcomber flourished under his ex-wife's management, expanding into a chain of 16 restaurants. There were at least 25 restaurants in the chain; when Gantt returned from the War, he moved to Hawaii and opened Waikiki Beach, one of the two archetypal tiki bars. The bar was designed to evoke the South Pacific, with palm trees, tiki masks on the walls, a garden hose that showered a gentle rain on the roof and a myna bird, trained to shout "Give me a beer, stupid!" The bar was located on the beach, lit by tiki torches outside which enhanced its primitive ambiance. A Don the Beachcomber was located at Waikiki's International Market Place; the other archetypal bar is Trader Vic's, the first of, created by Victor Bergeron in Oakland, California, in 1936. The quintessential tiki cocktail, the Mai Tai, was concocted at the original Trader Vic's in 1944, he began opening franchises outside of California, beginning with The Outrigger in Seattle, WA in 1959.
Bergeron expanded the business across most of the country, marketed tiki mugs, cocktail mixes and other products for mass retail sale. Members of the Bergeron family still have a hand in the operations of at least one branch; the original restaurant from Oakland, California is now gone but there is still a Trader Vic's a few miles away in nearby Emeryville, California. 20 locations are operating throughout the world and bearing the iconic name. Prior to Don Beach opening his first tiki bar, during the 1920s southern-pacific influenced dreams of escapism had started to become more prevalent in American music and popular culture; the "kitschy" Clifton's Cafeteria opened in 1931 with some elements that today could be viewed as part of "tiki-like" thematics, labeled by Tiki historian Sven Kirsten as pre-tiki and part of the "birth of Polynesian pop". In 1939 Clifton's Pacific Seas was remodeled to a full blown exotic setting and decorated with 12 waterfalls, volcanic rock, tropical foliage; the original restaurant was demolished, but a much smaller version in the form of a side-room bar named the Pacific Seas resides at a different Clifton's location.
The Tonga Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is an iconic tiki bar operating since 1945, still retaining its Polynesian flair after having undergone a number of facelifts over the years. At one time the Sheraton Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Marriott Hotel chains all had several Tiki bars incorporated into their establishments. From California Tiki spread north, The Alibi Tiki Lounge is a operating Tiki bar established in Portland, Oregon from 1947; the Kalua Room opened as part of the Windsor Hotel in Seattle in 1953 and was one of the first to put a tiki-like image next to their restaurant's name. The oldest operating Tiki bar in Hawaii is the La Mariana Sailing Club Tiki Bar and Restaurant, established in 1957; the Hawaiian Village Hotel was the home to legendary Tiki bartender Harry Yee. California's Tiki Ti is another important Tiki establishment still in operation, as is Florida's Mai Kai, a focal spot for a large annual Hukilau Tiki gathering. Shelter Island, San Diego had at one time a concentrated area of Tiki Bars, the most well known being the still operating Bali Hai.
In 1962, the now famous Kon Tiki Bar opened in Arizona. In 1962, the Sip'n Dip Lounge opened in Great Falls, bringing a tiki theme to the cold northern state and featuring a swimming pool where swimmers could be observed underwater from a window in the bar, a concept inspired by a similar design at the Playboy Club in Chicago; the Kahiki was a large Tiki restaurant and bar in Columbus, OH. The Pago Pago Lounge was in Tucson, AZ, the Chin Tiki and Mauna Loa were in Detroit, MI; the Zombie Hut closed in 1990. Stephen Crane's The Luau restaurant is gone but was considered as important in the Tiki craze's early days as were the Trader Vic's and Donn the Beachcomber restaurants; the original tiki bars flourished for about 30 years, fell out of vogue. In the 1990s, the Tiki culture was revived by a new generation of fans and new tiki bars were founded all over the world that looked to Trader Vic's and Don the Beachcomber for inspiration. In that decade, the Sip'n Dip Lounge, which had survived with its tiki theme intact, added the feature of having women dressed as mermaids swimming in their pool within view of the bar's p