Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Monolithic" Pop Culture References #56

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:

Campers enjoy million-dollar views at bargain rates
Rutland Herald, VT - Jun 3, 2007
... of amber cornstalks with brown tassels, brown grasses, yellow foliage and huge hay rolls dotting the fields like some organic Easter Island landscape. ...

Battle of the Bands expands, Canada - Jun 5, 2007 The fifth annual event is being sponsored by Easter Island Studios, Avinu Music and Molson's. Prizes will be awarded to the top band in each category, ...

Conrad Black: invincible quest
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa - Jun 5, 2007
The former media mogul Conrad Black has a broad face, as impervious as an Easter Island monolith and nearly as motionless; he expresses himself by tiny ...

Easter Island Statue Begs for Somebody to Scratch his Nose
The Spoof (satire), UK - Jun 5, 2007
EASTER ISLAND (AP Newsliar) -- Breaking a seven hundred year long vow of silence, Matumanaraku -- one of the giant "moai" statue heads found throughout ...

Riemen, Ph.D, William P.
Appleton Post Crescent, WI - Jun 6, 2007
... sleeping under the stars at Mt.Sinai, standing beside the giant moas on Easter Island, trekking in Irian Jaya, climbing the giant sand dunes in Namibia, ...

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