Saturday, March 03, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #43

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:

Summit Daily News:
A large, two-sided metal pylon marked the line, reading "Argentina" on the Argentina side and "Chile" on the Chile side. How and why the sign was carried there was not so unlike Chile's other great mystery, Easter Island. Anthropologists in the future will have fun with this one, too. ...

Australian Star:
NUDISTS plan to clean up Point Impossible next week ... “Maybe they should call for some help from those Easter Island statues up in the dunes.”

London Free Press:
I accept the sky is not falling -- on us. But ask our kids, or our grandchildren. Surely this debate occurred ad inifinitum on Easter Island, until it was too late.

Bethal College Collegian:
They worked with diligence on the sculptures of a mermaid, a turtle, a Buddha, a Moai (Easter Island head) and Cthulhu (a mélange of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature) from the middle of the afternoon until close to midnight.
We're stumped by Carlos Boozer. If you thought wormholes were confounding, this guy is off the charts. Any more mysterious and he'd be living on Easter Island.

However, the Desert Quartet were met with derision by the general public in 1990 with one former Worthing mayor, Herbie Golds, suggesting they should be shipped to Easter Island.
In it, he writes about giving his wife many back rubs (the cow), his struggle with weight and the similarity between the human scapula and the standing stones of Easter Island.

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