Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Monolithic Pop Culture References #51

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:

Seattle Post Intelligencer:
Grass Mountain, still mostly snow-covered, came into view as we climbed. From the road and from the trail there are intriguing rock formations to be seen, especially to the west. One was reminiscent of something you might see on Easter Island.

The Age:
But perhaps the glamour at the Darling Harbour convention centre is all an illusion. We can't tell you, because we are not allowed in. The staff at the bottom look more cheerful than Easter Island statues, but their resolve is implacable.

Cyprus Mail:
I’d flick through the photos of Daniken at the pyramids or Easter Island: his argument that if extraterrestrials existed and had entered our solar system in the past it should be possible to find evidence.

ic, UK - Apr 30, 2007
Davie Nicholls' Easter Island facial features are as hard as his drive in the middle of the park and it was his decision to fire through Danny Moore and ...

Local artist salvages his inspiration
Nevada Appeal, NV - Apr 30, 2007
He made a replica of the Starship Enterprise and a sailboat out of car parts, a moonlanding scene using GI Joes and a Easter Island Head statue resembling ...

Getting Over It
New Hampshire Magazine, NH - May 1, 2007
Future generations will be as stumped about these strange shapes as we are about those weird face statues on Easter Island. They’ll probably think aliens ...

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