Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #40

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:

Townsville Bulletin:
Those closest to Merrick will tell you he does like a joke and a laugh and drink. After all, he is not an Easter Island statue.
Liberal Theologian, Sitchu A. Shunethics believes that the image represents: "The unitive kiss of east meets west. We have here the consummation of global unity as the RedNeck osculates with the Easter Island Deity" ...
Easter Island witch doctor, Tiki Barber Ph.D. failed to perceive any image but the high-browed island sentinel: "What ball cap? These western religious believers tend to impose their religious iconography on everything!"

Huffington Post:
The foot-dragging and resistance on the part of our ruling class to accepting these ideas will be seen as yet another example of raw human idiocy, on the level of using all your manpower to raise one last Easter Island head before everyone dies in the attempt.

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