Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #48

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:

New Zealand Herald:
Curtis has Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne to thank for diversifying his film career. He encountered the American on Easter Island epic Rapa Nui - actor-turned-producer Kevin Costner's forgettable attempt at an Apocalypto.

Boston Herald:
“Tada!” He pulled off the sheets with a flourish, revealing four life-size Easter Island heads. “To make them lighter and ecofriendly, I constructed each from Rice Krispie treats,” he explained. I wondered why we had a Dumpster filled with marshmallows in the driveway, but I don’t like to pry.

South Bend Tribune:
The average temperature on Easter is 68 degrees … Easter Island, that is, in the South Pacific Ocean.

I swear tonight's the first time I've ever seen her smile, and it looks as artificial an addition as her piercing and tats. At all times, Mutya Buena was as impassive as Easter Island.

... incorruptible detective, Martin Shaw capitalised well on his large, slab-like head's growing resemblance to one of those Easter Island statue efforts. ...

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