Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dear Steven and George


Dear Steven and George,

The new installment of Indiana Jones was good - with some awesome nods to the other movies and definitely more action than the other three had in them. But overall though I'd rate it second to the bottom - just above the Temple of Doom.

I could take Indiana jumping into a fridge and getting blown up with a nuclear bomb. I could even handle Mutt's fencing on top of and in between the truck and the duck - even though you could really tell a lot of it was hugely computer enhanced...

But come on! Mutt swinging through the jungle on vines and the "fellow monkeys" coming to the rescue was a bit hard to deal with and had me shaking my head, rolling my eyes and exclaming "yeah, right!" AND the "three drops" in the duck* from what looked like freakin' Victoria falls... and everyone still staying in the boat on the first two drops?! Let alone any of them surfacing again on the third? They'd so be fish fodder. All the other movies at least had their action based in reality. These scenes were so far fetched they had me squirming in my seat. They don't really add anything to the story line, nor do they further the plot. If you'd left them out - the movie would have been a bit shorter and better I think.

"Indiana Jones - Is My Personal Hero,"
Brina Bat

I'd still recommend seeing this movie in the theatre, the action is non-stop, there are quite a few really great laughs, and Harrison Ford's still got it - he did a heck of a lot of his own incredible stunts which are kick butt. But and word of warning - when you see Mutt get caught in a vine amidst some monkeys or when Ox starts babbling about "three drops" - close your eyes and stick your fingers in your ears.

*duck - its a combo of a Jeep and a boat

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Indiana Jones - You Are My Hero!

Tonight as the lights dim around 6:30 and the movie house quiets I know I'm going to literally be so excited that I'll probably squeal. I've waited for 18 years for Indiana Jones, the epitome of archaeology coolness, to make his appearance on the big screen once again.

The official Indiana Jones site is offering some really cool little icons here.

You are my hero Dr. Jones. And I refuse to be disappointed.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ultra Light

Paul and I are beginning to entertain possible places to go on our backpacking honeymoon. I've been reading up on backpacking and gear of late. A friend passed me this great link for edible hiking/backpacking/camping gear. I'm beginning to wonder why Paul and I registered at REI when we could have gotten all out backpacking gear at Eastern Active Technologies. I would have gone for a blueberry SnackPack™ instead of an Osprey Aura 65, but now that I have one I guess I'll just happily use my non-edible pack.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Vertical Bill

I am super proud to announce the arrival of a much anticipated book Vertical Bill. Its about a friend of Paul and I's - Bill Cuddington - and it was written by another friend of ours - Dave Hughes; making the book a one-two punch of coolness. It is currently available at the NSS office and in their online bookstore. I'm planning on running down to the office and grabbing a copy in the next couple of days.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blast From The Past #38

Me. In 2nd Grade.
Oh yeah - I'm stylin'.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Get Me to the Cave on Time!

I got married!

Check out our wedding blog for more photos and details details details on quite literally everything.

All photos in this post by Nathan Williams.

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