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Indiana Jones Marathon
Saturday 24 May 2008

It had been a long time coming but the fourth movie in the Indiana Jones series finally arrived. A marathon was in order and we began our day by watching the first three original films in the series: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade. Charles and Josh started at noon and gradually the others filtered in until the time arrived to go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

The movie wasn't that bad, just extremely weird. Discussions over dinner at IHOP afterwards seemed to indicate that nobody had a truly negative reaction to the movie, but none of us were entirely blown away. The movie seemed too busy and reliant on CG effects at the expense of a logical storyline. Additionally, too many ridiculous moments (the refrigerator scene, the Tarzan scene) hampered the overall enjoyment and suspension of disbelief. Still, not a terrible movie.

Attendees: Josh Gulch, Charles Meyer, Dan Norton, James Malcolm, Felicity Powers, Katie Mihaly, Benny Mazur, and Peter Tubbs.


Charles has but one true aim in life, and that's to make this dog happy. If the dog ain't smilin' then neither is Charles.

Photo Credit Josh Gulch
Charles went a-restrooming when Harrison Ford was shirtless.

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Josh is faking this because Temple of Doom was currently playing.

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MOLA RAM

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Katie has been given the greatest choice of them all.

It's either cookies or the world.

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Felicity makes a life of unchained ego mighty difficult.

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This may actually be a sign of Peter's distaste towards Temple of Doom.

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Benny is wary of house phantoms but James will not be fooled.

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The old movies complete, Team Indy set out to the theater for a rendezvous with history.

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After the mixed bag that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, our group got dinner at IHOP. Dan's mind continues to soak in what he'd just seen.

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We live in a hazardous world, where even a simple pie may harbor certain disaster. Peter is therefore cautious.

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Dan believes that drinking through a straw will lead to an evolutionary defect where humans are born hairless ... or something. I don't know anymore.

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Finally, an ego satisfied without that meddling Powers.

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Charles, Josh, and Felicity returned with every intention of watching another movie but that never panned out. We were all just too tired at that point.

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This didn't stop Felicity from investigating a dirty-sounding game before calling it an evening. So ends a day of non-stop adventuring!

Photo Credit Josh Gulch



Bonus Feature:

The decoration and set-up for the Indiana Jones Marathon.

The Indy marathon insignia and DVD box set. The background shape of the insignia is the monkey idol from the beginning of Raiders.

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The table with another globe, press kit, and carefully chosen books. All three were in print during the movies' timeframes and are relevant to the Indiana Jones character:

"Danger is My Business," by John D. Craig, 1938

"A Vagabond Journey Around the World," by Harry A. Franck, 1910

"New Pictorial Atlas of the World," New Census Edition, 1930

Photo Credit Josh Gulch
The hardcopy of the official Indy Marathon press kit.

Download press kit

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TinyCat helped to set up the decoration arrangements.

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The Indy Marathon insignia.

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Engaged 1 July 2008 | Updated 8 November 2008