Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #41

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:

While Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick often comes across as icy cool — his lack of emotion when his side scored a last-gasp winner over Kosmina's Reds in the major semi-final evoked comparisons with an Easter Island statue — the United boss wears his heart on his sleeve.

Science Magazine:
... Iowa City, who compares the jars to other enchanting and better-known megaliths: Britain's Stonehenge and the Moai faces of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Tuscaloosa News:
After the song, Lovett, he of the Easter Island head, told Hiatt that he obviously wasn't the NASCAR fan Hiatt was, but that it was really something to see "all those cars just disintegrate" as "Ricki Martin" got nosed out.

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