Realistic Indiana Jones Movies

I apologize for the language in this, but it still seemed worth sharing, especially as it came my way so close to the first day of classes of the new academic year: The¬†Indiana Jones and Lara Croft movies, in which the archaeologist swoops in and takes things even when chased by locals, should disturb us, [Read More…]

Wow, Ask!

This is another video that was entered into the PALNI contest that I blogged about last year, but which I didn't get around to sharing until now. It features Indiana Jones looking for the Holy Grail and so taking the obvious step of visiting a library. Today is my first day of classes this semester, [Read More…]

Irrelevant to the Outcome of the Story

A while back I came across this image of a conversation on¬†The Big Bang Theory: Today, IO9 linked to a webcomic that makes the same point. They called it “Indiana Jones and the Avoiders of the Lost Ark” but it could easily have been called “Indiana Jones – How It Should Have Ended”: After thinking [Read More…]

Indiana Jones and the Sacred Baby-Walker

There is some debate about whether there will be a 5th Indiana Jones movie, but IO9 recently shared a neglected sacred item that would be worth of the adventurer’s next quest – especially if by that stage he is so elderly that he himself needs a walker! I love this part of the piece at [Read More…]

Real vs. Movie Archaeology

This image comparing real life archaeology with Indiana Jones “archaeology” appeared today on the American School of Oriental Research blog: [Read more…]