Friday, September 29, 2006

"Monolithic" pop culture references #13

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:

Northern Light:
Other astronomers note that the Plutonians have made few contributions to the development of human culture, unlike the Lobster People of Alpha Centauri, who helped construct the stone statues of Easter Island, or the Xanthropods of Andromeda, who designed the pyramids.

Guardian Unlimited:
His face is as gaunt as an Easter Island statue, and yet when he breaks into a broad smile, as he does, just once, it is an incredibly dramatic event.

Film Threat:
“Gamera vs. Monster X” is a rather curious affair because it was pegged to Expo 70, the World’s Fair being held in Osaka. Clearly this was a major event for Japan, and in that pre-al-Qaeda era the only genuine major threat to a major international gathering was the untimely appearance of a grumpy monster. In this case, the grumpy monster came from a Pacific Island where a large Easter Island-worthy statue was dug up for shipment to Japan for Expo 70 display.

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