Wednesday, October 04, 2006

"Monolithic" pop culture references #14

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:

Press & Argus:
Howell school officials reveal that they'll be removing "Easter Island" from all but 30 percent of the world maps in the district.

Malcolm Fraser was troubled with a back problem which might on some days have accentuated his Easter Island stone statue look so beloved by cartoonists.
Today's grand prix drivers are taught to give nothing away. They live in a world of secrets. They are permitted to betray neither technical strengths nor psychological weaknesses. In public their utterances are purged of substance. And never is that blankness more apparent than in the post-race press conferences, when the men who finished second and third - the first of the losers, in other words - impersonate a pair of Easter Island statues.

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