Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #44

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:

Think Kiwi Max Headroom by way of a hat shop mannequin and an Easter Island statue.

Keating described former National Party leader Ian Sinclair as "a political carcass with a coat and tie on", Malcolm Fraser as "like an Easter Island statue with an arse full of razor blades", and Hewson as "an abacus gone feral".

How do you compare places like the Pyramids in Egypt to Guggenheim in Bilbao, Easter Island to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, an oil rig in the North Sea to sitting in Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

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