Friday, March 16, 2012
This story just in! So folks in an unprecedented turn of events after many long months of negotiations, Papa Nui has finally smoothed over a deal with Chief Tali Urulu of Taratupa Island, somewhere in the South Pacific. The agreement calls for the wily old chief to provide a native labour force to assist the Papa at his jungle production facility. Manufacturing will commence shortly although the exact type of goods being produced is still being kept top secret. You can rest assure however that when the time comes and the canoes are loaded the shark skins will be beating out the news far and wide across the infinate Pacific.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
In this inlet a mere one hundred years ago, Piratical Corsairs sallied forth armed with the Kris and spear to wage war upon colonial merchants trading for spices along the coastal archipelagos. Now however idle Mary's sit chewing beetlenut under a lush tropical canopy, employed by the Papa to man his peddle powered Singer sewing machines. Aye, but what do they produce, did I hear you say? Of course, only the finest collaborative goods, each made with care and a watchful eye and aloha sewn into every stitch. Recently the Papa drove the Willy's down a narrow track to a clearing in the jungle, off Navy property, beyond prying eyes at the the back of the PT base. Here he met some industrious Sea Bees and after much bartering the Papa managed to trade a lurid pile of yellow attabrine dyed grass skirts, 'all hand tied', for a bolt of the elusive good stuff, a roll of USMC frog camo herringbone twill! This rare acquisition sets the imagination ablaze! What wonderful products will the Papa create? What will be added to his inventory of Surf, Surplus and Supply? Hold fast and stay true loyal cohorts of the Papa, all shall be revealed in time.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The brain child of the Big Fish himself, Grant Newby, the fish fry this year opened its ranks to all manners of innovation in shaping. Originally conceived in Oceanside California as a celebration of the humble twin finned fish, the Australian event is now host to all contemporary shapers to get together with their peers and share their inspiration and ideas.
The Papa ventured out early this morning with all the best intentions of covering the meet only to find that when he arrived his camera had been ransacked of spare batteries by the man-boy 'Chip', Arrgghhh!!!
This brief pictorial was shot before the last EverReady gave up the ghost.