aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Laden vs USA
Posted by dav at 2003 January 17 10:21 PM
File under: Movies

Found via Cheesedip:

Reuters, via Yahoo: "A man plays with an electronic game called 'Laden versus USA' which shows the faces of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President George W. Bush, that was on sale on a street in Baguio City, northern Philippines, January 12, 2003. The toy, made in China, is on sale for P250 ($4.70). The game plan is to defend the twin towers by shooting down the bombers.

Interesting angle. Note that it's not Bush vs Bin Laden, or even Laden vs Bush. Subtlely implying a more human demeanor to Bin Laden while treating the USA as some abstract foe? I dunno. I suppose it's no worse than all the USA vs Arab Terror interactive flash animations on the web now.


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