Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"Monolithic" Pop Culture References #62

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:

I can't believe it's not Mutter
The Sun, UK - Jul 15, 2007
MAY we be so boulder as to suggest a link to Chile’s Easter Island statues? Or is it just sheer coincidence? JUTTING out to sea with its craggy features and ...

A Triumph for the Russian ‘Ring'
New York Sun, NY - Jul 15, 2007
I thought of Easter Island statues on their backs. Alternatively, I thought of giant ETs, straightened out and horizontal. In any case, I suspect they are ...

Hopefuls pitch potential TV hits to executives at Montreal's Just ...
680 News, Canada - Jul 19, 2007
That got a laugh but most times the execs were as emotive as the faces of the stone statues on Easter Island. Then they might jot a note or smile. ...

Never trust a conspiracy analyst, either.
ScienceBlogs - Jul 18, 2007
... see for yourself what the 9/11 nuts operating from inside the Easter Island statues that are not of terrestrial origin have been saying for centuries. ...

Rain or shine, Luminara will glow tonight
Times Colonist, Canada - Jul 21, 2007
... of Luminara Victoria's lantern festival, combined with dozens of displays evocative of everything from the Far East to Abbey Road and Easter Island. ...

UI professor is conversant in many dialects including computer
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette, IL - Jul 15, 2007
He's interested in Chinese cultural history and the history of the Arabs and in Easter Island and its largely undeciphered script called "rongorongo. ...

Groups looking for original music
Sudbury Star, Canada - Jul 19, 2007
Northern Music Resources, the Kids in Conflict Program and Easter Island Studio is looking for original music to be included in a compilation CD/DVD to be ...

A break for passionate shopping
Boston Globe, United States - 4 hours ago
... my generic tape recorder in favor of a rack-component system with speakers that towered over my room like the giant stone heads of Easter Island. ...

Southern Gothic
Washington Post, United States - Jul 21, 2007
... Annie, although twice abandoned, is given immortality. · Jennifer Vanderbes is the author of the novel "Easter Island" and a current Guggenheim Fellow.

An Even Exchange, Part One
Today's Sunbeam, NJ - Jul 21, 2007
... hopes maybe the local Rotary Club will sponsor an Easter Island trip for her and the other foreign "I'm excited about the whole experience," she said. ...

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