Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #47

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:

Washington Times:
As I looked up at four colossal sandstone statues of the great Pharaoh Ramses II seated on his throne and wearing his double crown, signifying reign over both Upper and Lower Egypt, I felt the same as when I first gazed upon such wonders as the Great Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the effigies of Easter Island.

Guardian Unlimited:
More than anything what sets these spectacular sites apart is the human story behind them. Stonehenge, the Great Wall, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Petra in Jordan, the Mayan temples of Tikal, Guatemala, Machu Picchu and the Easter Island statues are all amazing feats of engineering, built by hand in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world.

HB: Craig Biggio's range at second base is approximately equal to: a) Stephen Hawking; b) one of those big heads on Easter Island; c) the recently deceased Gerald Ford; or d) other.

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