October 27, 2011 9:41 AM   Subscribe

The Easter Island Statue Project: a glimpse at what's going on from the neck down.
posted by hermitosis (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Excellent. This blew my mind.
posted by everichon at 10:17 AM on October 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

Ah, I was hoping for funny drawings of Easter Island statues like jogging or in a river with fishing waders on or something. This is good too.
posted by Maaik at 10:32 AM on October 27, 2011

Wow! I never even considered there might be more than heads! I did not dig far enough - were there volcanic eruptions of some sort that buried these guys or were they originally meant to be underground?

Amazing! Thanks for posting this!
posted by jillithd at 10:51 AM on October 27, 2011

The Easter Island "heads" are thirty-foot-tall golems, buried up to their necks to immobilize them and prevent them from wreaking havoc. These fools have just doomed us all.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:01 AM on October 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

I don't want to alarm you, Faint of Butt, but here is one walking...
posted by codswallop at 11:31 AM on October 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

I was probably 8 or 9 and already simultaneously fascinated and a little bit spooked by Easter Island when I saw This episode of Gaiking. This is reassuring (and in all seriousness, wonderful) - thanks!
posted by usonian at 12:59 PM on October 27, 2011

If that pattern on the base of the main photo stone isn't the magazine for an old movie camera my name's not Erich von Daniken.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:20 PM on October 27, 2011

Tying in nicely with other threads including the one about The Joy Of Sex, Chriss Foss has done a couple of works around Easter Island in his time too.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:02 AM on October 28, 2011

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