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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secret tunnel network under tokyo?
Posted by dav at 2003 February 28 05:46 PM
File under: News

Oh, buddha knows, I love a good consipracy. Especially when it involves secret tunnels underneath an already exciting and mysterious sprawling urban landscape. Shun Akiba, a former war-time correspondant has potentially uncovered just such a scenario in Tokyo and thinks that there might be a conspiracy to keep the information hidden. Or maybe he's just drumming up book sales, but I still dig it :)

What changed his life was finding an old map in a secondhand bookstore. Comparing it to a contemporary map, he found significant variations. "Close to the Diet in Nagata-cho, current maps show two subways crossing. In the old map, they are parallel."

The journalist in him taking over, he sought out construction records. When responses proved defensive and noncooperative -- "lips zipped tight" -- he set out to prove that the two subway tunnels could not cross: "Engineering cannot lie."

From Fucked Gaijan


That sounds like it would be an awesome basis for a movie. Granted, I'm sure there's some logical explanation (the old canal system is plausible) but it just has a really good sci-fi feel. A whole underground society could exist. With a new species of humans that have super powers. Or it could be where all the people missing from the Bermuda triangle have been taken. Heck, I betcha $10 that Elvis lives there right now.

Posted by: Laura on March 1, 2003 08:07 PM

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