Sunday, October 15, 2006

"Monolithic" pop culture references #16

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:
But the point of the Gergiev-Tsypin ``Ring'' remains elusive. Its symbols are mixed (the Egyptian motif is especially vexing) and its logic fuzzy. (Why is Hunding's rustic hut constructed of giant carved figures suggesting Easter Island?)

Daily Sentinel:
Mysterious, enormous heads dot the island — which was discovered by the Dutch in 1722. At that time, 3,000 people were living in squalid reed huts and caves, engaged in almost perpetual warfare and resorting to cannibalism in a desperate attempt to supplement the meagre food supplies available on the island.

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