Friday, August 10, 2007

"Monolithic" Pop Culture References #63

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:

New World Syndrome
Atlantic Online - Jul 25, 2007
(Easter Island, in Polynesia, was then supporting a population of at least 7000 with roughly the same land mass and a less hospitable climate. ...

Maldives: Islands in the sun
Ceylon Daily News, Sri Lanka - Jul 25, 2007
... from ancient mounds bore a striking resemblance to figures he had investigated on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, almost 12 time zones away. ...

Ether Zone, IL - Aug 3, 2007
And along those lines, do the icons on Easter Island bear a remarkable resemblance to Hugo Chavez? Just askin’: Is Juan Williams the poster boy for feigned ...

Barry Bonds Home Run Watch: Celebrating Hank Aaron
Bleacher Report, CA - Aug 3, 2007
... that the pursuit of such a hallowed record has turned into such a sideshow (think World’s Strongest Man meets one of the big heads of Easter Island). ...

BlizzCon 07: Wrath Of The Lich King Impressions
Game Informer, TX - Aug 4, 2007
The Borean Tundra is home to the Tuskar, and while they weren’t shown, we did see their Easter Island-like stone monuments (with tusks, of course) and a ...

'Meerkat Manor' burrows into your heart
Los Angeles Times, CA - Aug 7, 2007
Standing stock still as they scan the horizon for food and predators, their tiny faces are as watchful and wise as the statues of Easter Island. ...

World of Roleplayers sponsors the "Find General British" Beta event
MMORPG blog - Aug 8, 2007
... as well as learn about how the artists themselves drew inspiration from the ever-so-mysterious Easter Island, with its gigantic monoliths. ...

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