Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Monolithic" Pop Culture References #55

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:

'It's amazing that I've been allowed to do what I do'
Scotsman, UK - May 27, 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. ...

More Tales of the '63 Chevy Pickup
Washington Post, DC - May 29, 2007
Archeologists will someday puzzle over this object, the way they study the giant heads on Easter Island. Jim once tore down an entire dormitory at the ...

Art shot straight through the park
Seattle Times, WA - May 30, 2007
If you wrapped the Sand Point calibration line around the world, it would pass through, or by, Mount Hood, the Santa Barbara Peninsula, Easter Island, ...

Wario Master of Disguise
Nintendophiles, Canada - May 30, 2007
Now Mario could pilot submarines, explore ancient tombs, fight charging Easter Island heads, and even fly a biplane. When Super Mario Land 2 came out in ...

Breathe easy
Chicago Sun-Times, IL - Jun 1, 2007
The Easter Island statues. The Loch Ness monster. Myopic Books. It's one of those crimes you feel embarrassed even reporting to the cops -- two 70-pound ...

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