Buster Keaton stand-ins?
Moai-American Community Center.
Hey, buddy, why the long face?Actually, these are the property of the Hollywood prop house Cinema Props, and they once adorned the entrance to their building on Bronson (CP3, as it was called). That was before CP3 was destroyed by fire a couple years back. Where Scott snapped this, I haven't a clue, but you'll notice that these styrofoam heads are on casters (hey, there's a wrinkle the Easter Islanders didn't think of).The construction of the statues was commissioned by Kevin Costner for his 1994 film "Rapa Nui," and they were sold off to CP3 when the film wrapped, and show up from time to time in other productions ("Laverne And Shirley: Together Again" [why?] in 2002).You can rent 'em yourself for your next Easter Island theme party. I wouldn't invite any Easter Islanders, though.
Ah, thanks for the info, Chris -- I was wondering. Actually, I spotted these in a parking lot off Santa Monica Blvd when I was on my way home from ChisVmas.
PAPA MOAI!!! PAPA MOAI!!!!!!KNEEL, YOU HEATHENS, AND GENUFLECT BEFORE PAPA MOAI AND HIS REUNITED EARLY-'90s "BOY BAND," "The Moai You Want Me"!!!!!!I can't be the ONLY one who immediately flashed to "RED MEAT," can I???For the as-yet unenlightened and un-creeped-out-yet, go yon and learn, mah chirrens:http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Meathttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Red_Meat_charactersBug-Eyed Earl is my homeboy.
Oh, fuck, those are just too cool. And I want one!Fun fact #47: my computer at work is named Papa Moai and all students who work for me are instructed to discover the origin of that name, so the young are insured of finding Red Meat, Annti.
Ah, Bug Eyed Earl...I still have the original published dead tree version of "Quit lookin' at me" posted on the fridge, taken from the The Onion print edition, before they went all bigtime and online.Actually, I think it might be from before there even WAS an online anything, let alone The Onion.
Are they fleeing Obama's Easter Bunny tax ?
I think that I started to post this last night and gradually fell into a self-induced coma and fucked it all up, so let's try that again...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HeyDave, m'love, you do give me one tiny, flinty-sliver of hope for the future of this clusterfucked species of ours, you truly do.Ugluks, baby, I feel ya on the old school --- I "discovered" Red Meat in the weekly freebie (and yet OH-SO-FUCKING-SADIDDY in their who-ya-know-or-who-ya-blow HIRING PRACTICES!!!) "GAMBIT" tabloiish newspaper. That was back when they still carried "Life In Hell," the only honest thing that Matt Groening does anymore, as well as some other severely-twisted subversive comics that I fucking ADORED but am too sleep-deprived, sad and pathetic to remember right now. Ahhh, the "good old days" of the '90s, when we were too naive to realize that Bill Clinton was about to FUCK US ALL OUT OF EXISTENCE WITH THE RE-LEGALIZATION OF FUCKING SLAVERY known as NAFTA & CAFTA (and then Dumbya's FTAA, about which *I* didn't even manage a *SINGLE* FUCKING PROTEST MARCH, but it got me followed back to my apartment every day for TWO FUCKING WEEKS by the Broward Co.-born & inbred rednecks who somehow get hired as MBPD!!!)[ --- back when we could live on little to no actual INCOME, we could sell plasma and still go out to a poetry reading, an independent flick, an art opening, free nibblies-and-communion-wine @ friends' weddings etc. Back when you really COULD be broke as fuck and still actually fucking LIVE in New Orleans, even if you were working 4 jobs at the same time to do it!!! Of course, this was before See-Ray Nagin made it ILLEGAL & extradited-to-other-parishes "housing solutions," and Caste-System Hard-On (yup, only one he can ever get!) Piyush "Bobby Brady Wannabe" Jindal made it an offense punishable by death.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Not sure where I was really going with that, but maybe y'all can finish the punchlines in yer heads...
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