Sunday, July 30, 2006

"Monolithic" pop culture references #2

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:

To our eyes [the Philips SPA3200 and SPA2200 speakers] look like the spooky heads from Easter Island, but at £17 and £15 respectively they’re a steal.

Philadelphia Inquirer:
... actor Luis Tosar as Montoya, a drug lord [in Miami Vice] with a face as unreadable as an Easter Island statue and a growl almost as undecipherable.

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1 comment:

Emiana said...

It amazes me that something so mysterious that comes from an island that is so isolated and that so few people have visited, crops up in everyday language and in so many different contexts. I don't think that even the Sphinx serves such linguistic purposes!