Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"Monolithic" pop culture references #1

Ever searching for news about Rapa Nui, this blog's administrator comes across many references to Rapa Nui and its famous moai. Often, these references are quite comical and have nothing to do with the island or the culture of Rapa Nui. Other times, they appear to be speculative, based more on misconceptions than reality, or downright bizarre. Here are some of the more recent references:

Washington Post Magazine:
We have all crossed our arms over our chests, and put on our best Easter Island faces.
The limestone "Head'' [by Modigliani] (1911-12) looks like an Easter Island monolith -- endless nose and tiny mouth -- crossed with a fashion model.

San Jose Mercury News:
That performance is shot with [Leonard] Cohen's great stone face in such weirdly static close-ups that it looks as if one of the monoliths on Easter Island has suddenly come to life in a David Lynch video.

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