Sunday, May 20, 2007

Monolithic Pop Culture References #53

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:

Language of the space men, UK - May 7, 2007
... too, in Giacometti's head of a Man With a Big Nose (1958) which, though only about 20 inches high, has the monumentality of an Easter Island statue. ...

Last night’s TV
Times Online, UK - May 9, 2007
... opinion-free manners and are mild to the point of being insipid, Meades is more like an Easter Island statue styled by the Blues Brothers with a grumpy, ...

How Green Is My Sculpture?
New York Sun, NY - May 9, 2007
... tradition of Picasso's sculptures that zoomorphize handlebars or toy cars — here it is plastic jerry cans that do double duty as Easter Island heads. ...

Athletic talent and 'a special spirit' set Samoan rookie foursome ..., FL - May 10, 2007
American Samoa, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga, Tahiti, Easter Island and Marquesas are all in the Polynesian Triangle. The wave of Polynesian players in the ...

Gormley: Am Ia megalomaniac?
This is London, UK - May 11, 2007
Asked whether he sees his work in the tradition of a timeless Easter Island monolith or a muscular, testosterone-charged Roman statue, he says the former. ...

Remembering Derek
Times Online, UK - May 12, 2007
But apart from being an ideas man, he was a practical one, as well – you only have to look at the 20ft Easter Island primitive head in my film Savage ...

Electric New Paper, Singapore - May 13, 2007
American columnist Scott O'Reilly compared the situation to how the inhabitants of Easter Island were wiped out after they cut down all the trees on the ...

Cities shouldn't cave in to developers, IA - May 18, 2007
... our historic and community areas, and to defend the wilderness and agriculture zones, or we will become another example of what happened on Easter Island.

In the world of gardening, this is 'fetish' weekend
Montreal Gazette (subscription), Canada - May 19, 2007
I'm talking about gargoyles, Buddha and Easter Island statues and Mayan art. Things that accessorize an outdoor area. What about the Virgin Mary? ...

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