Saturday, May 19, 2007

Monolithic Pop Culture References #52

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:

The 25 wonders of the world
Times Online, UK - May 3, 2007
Venice, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Easter Island statues . . . these are not sights from which people return saying the reality was a bit of a let-down. ...

Salvaging an inspiration
Lahontan Valley News, NV - May 4, 2007
He made a replica of the Starship Enterprise and a sailboat out of car parts, a moon-landing scene using GI Joes and an Easter Island Head statue resembling ...

Parisian artist to exhibit at local cafe
Annapolis Capital, MD - May 4, 2007
Yet his figures are distorted, pulled like taffy, with earthy shapes and faces evocative of the giant Easter Island heads or primitive fetish dolls. ...

Lincoln Kirstein, As Others Saw Him
PlaybillArts, NY - May 4, 2007
Her colleague Anne Crowell has compared his dour expression to that of the stones on Easter Island. Others thought he resembled an eagle — or even Moses. ...

Unending Aryan immigration debate
Organiser, India - May 7, 2007
It details all the hypotheses that link Indus scripts to Dravidian language, the Munda script, the Easter island connection, and also the hypothesis of the ...

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