Friday, September 21, 2007

Monolithic Pop Culture References #66

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:

All-Ireland at the Kingdom's heart
Irish Independent, Ireland - Sep 15, 2007
If we lose I'm going to Easter Island until Good Friday. We'll never be able to stick the Cork slagging. We will say nothing much if we are victorious.

Woophy''s 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Contest: What''s News to You?
金融界, China - Sep 17, 2007
Within seconds you can make a visual journey from Beijing via The Seychelles to Easter Island. Since its launch in 2005, Woophy.

Brady to Moss a potent duo
Worcester Telegram, MA - Sep 18, 2007
FOXBORO— Those statues on Easter Island remain perplexing, but one of life’s great mysteries has been solved. We’ve always wondered what Tom Brady could do if he had a true, top-flight receiver at his disposal.

Fat Feet, Chainsaw Sculpture Fill Baselitz Show: Martin Gayford
Bloomberg - Sep 20, 2007
The last room of the exhibition features two gigantic figures that look like package tourists carved on Easter Island: Crude and contemporary, they have great presence.

Films In Focus: New and recent releases
Bend Weekly, OR - September 21, 2007
Soon, we're watching a guy (Adam Brody) jump without parachute, landing alive but stuck in the ground, then worshipped like an Easter Island statue - this riffs on the command to have no other gods but God. Viewers juiced may have fun, yet forget why.

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