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Forum: Open Discussion 02-27-2004, 05:23 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 22,106
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Delusional

Indy is "punk"?

Well, he'd be the first former Boy Scout, college professor who wore a bowtie to be "punk."
Forum: Open Discussion 02-26-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 22,106
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Broomhandle Davis

"Broomhandle" as in 1896 Broomhandle Mauser. Winston Churchill's weapon of choice.

"Davis" as in Richard Harding Davis the turn of the century writer/adventurer. Indiana Jones if he'd been real...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 02-24-2004, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,277
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Heroism

Anyone can be a hero.

All they have to do is knowingly expose themselves to great risk in a moment of crisis for a worthy cause that benefits someone else.

The word is getting diluted. Today...
Forum: Archaeology 02-24-2004, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
More

more (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/3461885.stm)
Forum: Archaeology 02-24-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
The Essex Burial Chamber, UK

or

the Essex burial chamber (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/3460971.stm),

and
Forum: Archaeology 02-24-2004, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
If I were writting up a new Indiana Jones story I...

If I were writting up a new Indiana Jones story I include strange unexplained subterranean complex at Oak Island, Nova Scotia,

Oak Island...
Forum: Archaeology 02-24-2004, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,569
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
The waters rose, and...

...then the waters receded. Perhaps not all apes were invited onto the Ark.

Or maybe there was global warming followed by global cooling.
Forum: Archaeology 02-23-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,236
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Arrow http://www.primitiveweapons.com/products/bgun.jpg ...

http://www.primitiveweapons.com/products/bgun.jpg

The opening sequence of Raiders has blowgun dart cascading over Indiana as he runs for the floatplane.

How many other adventure movies portray...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 02-23-2004, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
More Noir

There is also more of a "noir" aspect to the Shadow. I think initially Spielberg-Lucas planned to give Indy an alcohol problem that would have cast him in more noir tones, but thought better of...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 02-22-2004, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Minds of Men?

But isn't that the point? You're not supposed to see the Shadow.

It is worth seeing the movie where at times you don't see the hero. It didn't get critical acclaim, but I enjoy it every time I see...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 02-22-2004, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Dig I watched "The Shadow" with Alec...

I watched "The Shadow" with Alec Baldwin ("Is he still in this country?") the other night.

The movie owes its existance to the '30's serials which ran right up into the '50's. Indiana Jones its...
Forum: Films 01-07-2004, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,529
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
I'm not tellin' which is my favorite

http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/turkish%20fez-375.jpg

And I'm shocked deeply shocked that anyone would ask. This might be the end of a beautiful friendship. Of all the...
Forum: Collecting Indy 12-31-2003, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,004
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
bump

up
Forum: Archaeology 12-07-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,026
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Re: The Oak Island

Well, I'm still digging, but I haven't found any treasure yet.
Forum: Films 11-26-2003, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Chases

"The Great Locomotive Chase" (even mentions "chase" in the title)

"The 7% Solution" has a chase down the top of a train

"Master and Commander" Far Side of the World" involves a chase by an English...
Forum: Films 11-26-2003, 08:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,935
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
The Wild Geese

How could I have forgotten it?

"The Wild Geese"
Forum: Collecting Indy 11-08-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,004
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
I'm not an action figure man myself, but I...

I'm not an action figure man myself, but I couldn't help notice an item of interest to those who like to surround themselves with potential Indianaia.

On the cover of my newest Lilliput catalog...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 10-22-2003, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Is the backdrop a colony at all?

Are we sure the real estate in question was part of the colony known as India?

We see British soldiers and a British officer, but is it clear in the movie that this Thugee controlled princeling is...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 10-18-2003, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Tea? Did someone say tea?

I'd say that tea is the beverage of Asia and that the English are only Johnny-come-latelies when it comes to tea. Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Imperial Gunpowder, Green, Russian Black...

Look, if you want...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 10-17-2003, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Oh balderdash

Indy, Willie, and Short Round are strangers passing through. India is hardly their colony.

The hero has to be a step above the people he rescues. No matter how you right an adventure, somebody has...
Forum: Films 09-29-2003, 06:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,476
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Das Boot

The subtitles were so well done I completely forgot it was in German.
Forum: Films 09-22-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,935
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Broadsword to Danny Boy...Broadsword to Danny Boy

Where Eagle's Dare is the one to see on a rainy afternoon, better yet, during a snowstorm, with a blonde gal named "Olga" or "Ursula" at your elbow.
Forum: Films 07-28-2003, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
The Road to_______ Movies

I think there was always a little bit of Hope's "The Road to __________" Movies.

The scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" where Indy flips a mirror (and there's a yelp as if someone has fallen over...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 06-26-2003, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
Haven't any of you guys read Rudyard Kiplling's "Kim"?

The best spies come from unexpected or unnoteworthy backgrounds.

A spy in subSaharan Africa would likely to have been black. A spy in the Caribbean would likely be black. You pick spies who fit in...
Forum: Films 06-17-2003, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By Broomhandle Davis
It's code, right? Are you in danger? Keystroke...

It's code, right? Are you in danger? Keystroke once for "yes," and twice for "no." Or are you spelling things phonetically and have a cold?

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I enjoyed most "Davey...
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