Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Monolithic" pop culture references #49

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:

Coast Weekly:
My front tire buckles on the hard-packed sand as I tightly round a bank. One second I am ducking under branches on the shady trail, the next second the canopy opens to blue sky. Tall snags stand like moai statues on Easter Island.

Decatur Daily:
Q: Where would you choose if you won a choice of trips to the Great Wall in China; Venice, Italy; Paris, France; or Easter Island?
A: Paris. I’ve seen pictures of the Eiffel Tower. I’d like to see it up close and see those museums, too. I’d like to see the Grand Canyon one day, too.

New Zealand Herald:
Other big nations seeking South Pacific talent had better get in quick. They won't want to be left working with Easter Island as they've got big heads.

News Tribune:
Further on, you’ll see a series of giant concrete structures that resemble something from an industrial-era Easter Island. These are the remnants of bins used to sort gravel from the pit. The county left them standing as a reminder of the site’s industrial past.

Human Events:
Why England Isn’t Easter Island

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