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Forum: Indiana Jones Trilogy 10-14-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,541
Posted By Nosirrah
I took a while, but it dawned on me: Raiders is...

I took a while, but it dawned on me: Raiders is inspired; the rest are merely calculated. That said, I personally like the calculations for Crusade the best of the sequels.
Forum: Archaeology 08-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Nosirrah
Don't book your flight just yet. Here's a link to...

Don't book your flight just yet.
Here's a link to the article in the Sun (UK):
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6981559/egypt-ancient-sphinx-discovery-valley-of-the-kings/
The article is fact-poor,...
Forum: Archaeology 07-23-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Nosirrah
There's undoubtedly some kind of knowledge to be...

There's undoubtedly some kind of knowledge to be gained. The first question is, knowledge of what?
Considering there was no such place as Alexandria before the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the...
Forum: Archaeology 04-07-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,558
Posted By Nosirrah
It's a bit too spread out to be a Cabinet of...

It's a bit too spread out to be a Cabinet of Curiosities. More like a House of Horrors. And it overflows into my office at the college. Gonna need to rent a truck when I retire.
Between the...
Forum: Indiana Jones Trilogy 04-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,212
Posted By Nosirrah
Maybe she was thinking of a different movie...

Maybe she was thinking of a different movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulCw7RJ5eE8).
Forum: Indiana Jones Trilogy 04-03-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Nosirrah
Cue the music: "The Sorcerer's...

Cue the music: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
Forum: Indiana Jones Trilogy 03-31-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,212
Posted By Nosirrah
Thank you for disinterring one of the most...

Thank you for disinterring one of the most entertaining threads this newcomer has yet seen on this site. And that's saying something.:hat:
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 03-31-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 16,808
Posted By Nosirrah
Here's something weird, but not really. There was...

Here's something weird, but not really. There was a 44-year gap between the action in Raiders (1937) and the release of the film (1981). There's a 51-year gap between 1967 and now. Yet to some of us...
Forum: General Indiana Jones Discussion 03-28-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Nosirrah
Ummm... since the opening credits say "South...

Ummm... since the opening credits say "South America 1936," I could begin by saying that the porter is probably not Mexican.
Funny thing is, there's not much in that scene to suggest South America. ...
Forum: Open Discussion 03-14-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 84,305
Posted By Nosirrah
He bet against the existence of the "God...

He bet against the existence of the "God particle" and was satisfied to lose that bet.
Forum: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 02-18-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,585
Posted By Nosirrah
I concur that this post nails the majority of...

I concur that this post nails the majority of flaws in KOTCS. I will add my personal pet peeve: a glaring bit of dissonance at the end, when Indy says "Their treasure was knowledge- knowledge was...
Forum: Globe-trotting 02-11-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,558
Posted By Nosirrah
He could be a Plantagenet on his daddy's side,...

He could be a Plantagenet on his daddy's side, and a Ptolemy on his mummy's.
Forum: Archaeology 02-07-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,762
Posted By Nosirrah
Way cool. That's the kind of social network that...

Way cool. That's the kind of social network that actually matters. Hope you get to play that card!
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 02-07-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 37,867
Posted By Nosirrah
Consider the Curious Case of Sherlock Holmes. ...

Consider the Curious Case of Sherlock Holmes. Leaving aside the fact that Holmes originated as a literary creation of Conan Doyle, and was soon brought to the stage by William Gillette, the...
Forum: Archaeology 02-07-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,762
Posted By Nosirrah
If it weren't for climate change, looters,...

If it weren't for climate change, looters, fundamentalist iconoclasts and the collateral casualties of warfare, this would be the new Golden Age of Archaeology. So many new technologies available to...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 02-06-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 37,867
Posted By Nosirrah
I can't find the source for this, but I recollect...

I can't find the source for this, but I recollect hearing that when somebody once asked the legendary Jack Warner for the secret to making hit movies, he replied, "the first thing you have to realize...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 02-05-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 37,867
Posted By Nosirrah
I've looked at those "Making of..."...

I've looked at those "Making of..." clips on YouTube, and I notice that both Lucas and Spielberg say that they wanted the films to reflect the cinematic genre that was popular when the action is...
Forum: Indiana Jones 5 01-17-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,397
Posted By Nosirrah
Alan Turing collaborates with Indy in defeating...

Alan Turing collaborates with Indy in defeating the Nazis! Probably too late for this in the movies, but a possible vein for fan fiction (if not done already, as it seems a bit obvious). A possible...
Forum: Globe-trotting 01-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,558
Posted By Nosirrah
2-part answer to 2-part question

(a) 500 AD, give or take a century;
(b) Quit my tenure-track faculty position at the university and hit the road for a year.
But I'm still looking to push both a bit more.
Forum: Archaeology 01-13-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,079
Posted By Nosirrah
... but seriously, folks. It appears that Hawass...

... but seriously, folks. It appears that Hawass has survived the tectonic shift in Egyptian politics by making himself increasingly irrelevant to Egyptology, and morphing into the trademarked...
Forum: Archaeology 01-11-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,079
Posted By Nosirrah
"Imported paper and pen" :confused: ...

"Imported paper and pen" :confused: -- what's wrong with papyrus and a sharpened reed? If you're going to go old-school Egyptian, go all the way. :whip:
Forum: Archaeology 01-08-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By Nosirrah
Upcoming AIA lectures

If you've never attended an archaeology lecture, the AIA series is the most newby-friendly I can think of.

There's a clickable map here: https://www.archaeological.org/events

The Washington DC...
Forum: Archaeology 01-06-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By Nosirrah
This story has been out there for a while, so I...

This story has been out there for a while, so I just looked for an update. Not much in the scholarly literature, which tells me the PIs are probably still analyzing their data and figuring out what...
Forum: Archaeology 01-05-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 56,376
Posted By Nosirrah
I saw the Tut exhibit in 1979 at the De Young...

I saw the Tut exhibit in 1979 at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. I was riding my bike through Golden Gate Park on my way to Peru (story for another time), and stopped at the ticket tent on a...
Forum: Archaeology 01-02-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,584
Posted By Nosirrah
Long-time lurker, first post: Congrats,...

Long-time lurker, first post: Congrats, TheFedora! You have chosen wisely. Unlike the heroic loner image portrayed onscreen, real archaeology is a team sport, where the team needs shovelbums,...
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