Sunday, January 14, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #33

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:

Blow up some of those crazy Easter Island statues with your spiffy spaceship. Don't ask what those Easter Island statues are doing in space. It's a secret.

International Herald Tribune:
They are Easter Island-like heads, the size of baby rhinos. Or they are abstract, in hollow shapes like lozenges or lima beans or dumplings — he calls them "Dangos," which is Japanese for dumplings.

But at other times, especially if the conversation is veering in a direction he doesn't like, he can give you the blankest of blank stares and turn into an Easter Island head.

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