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Monday, June 21, 2004

MY OWN TABOO TIKI TOTEM
doodle-doo-doo-doo
My coworker Janell returned to the office today from a three-week vacation in the South Pacific. She visited her daughter in Samoa, and also took in nearby Tonga. Somewhere along the way, she picked up a few souveneirs for the office. Mine is pictured here: An 8-inch tall wooden totem figure.

Is it a good-luck charm? A fertility aid? A religious icon? I'm guessing it's whatever you choose it to be.

It goes without saying that anytime I see one of these Polynesian objets d'art, I am instantly reminded of "The Brady Bunch" Hawaiian Vacation episodes, which featured the bone-chilling accursed taboo tiki charm melody.