Funny you should mention that, Yolego. I specifically did NOT want to write a long "quote", since I was afraid people would accuse me of trying to win via the "long quote syndrome", like Finn did. I had planned to write 5 sentences at most, like Atilla's post about the Freudian metaphor. Unfortunately, I love to write, and once I started, I just couldn't stop - I kept adding one sentence after another here and there until before I knew it, it was turning into a full article. So I tacked on the NY Times heading and the headline, and posted it as it was.
That's why I said "Whew! That turned out MUCH longer than I expected"...
Originally posted by Attila the Professor See, it's really a Freudian metaphor. The three lockers, naturally, represent a firm yet changable outlook on life, with a free choice between what might be done. The wax cat statue is Indy's father, which explains why he melted it in the furnace. The statue is a phallus, which explains Indy is just standing there like a fool. The oily rag is Jones's desire for adventure and excitement, while the shovel is his desire for a simple, innocent home life. And that thing in the lower left hand corner...well, that's R2D2.
Why: Well, it's long, but holds the idea from the beginning to the end and certainly uses everything there is in the pic very well.
Originally posted by MP3 New York Times - December 26, 1939 NEWS FLASH: SANTA CLAUS IS AN INDYFAN
Santa Claus, who has always denied playing favorites, confessed earlier today that he indeed has a favorite after all - the legendary Indiana Jones.
The confession was finally extracted from Mr. Claus after several hours of interrogation. According to police spokeswoman Sophia Hapgood, Mr. Claus denied any and all association with the Indiana Jones franchise. "However," says Hapgood, "he was soon faced with solid, unshakeable evidence that really blew his cover: someone had snapped a photo of him wearing a leather jacket and Fedora while making his Christmas deliveries."
The photograph (see inset) was taken by the janitor of Barnett College, who had heard something sliding down the coal chute, and went down to the basement to investigate. Apparently, Santa mistook the Barnett College furnace for a fireplace, and came to fill the stockings that he expected to find hanginging from it. However, all he found was the remains of a melted wax cat. He did however find a strangely shaped container of cookies and milk in one of the lockers, which he was about to take when our hero snapped the photo of him.
Meanwhile, once the word got out that Santa is an Indyfan, the inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org was instantly flooded with messages - some from Indyfans requesting a bullwhip, some from Indyfans requesting a new Fedora, and plenty from spammers offering deals such as "GET 12 BULWHIPS FOR ONLY A PENNY!!!!". The elves managing the inbox were unfortunately forced to filter out all messages containg the words "bullwhip", "Fedora", "leather jacket", "re: information you requested", "refinance now!", and "get F_R_E_E I n d y g e a r now!".
This approach managed to clear out 30% of the spam, and 95% percent of the legitmate messages. Naturally, the real Indyfans were none too pleased to have their messages deleted. Some criticized Santa Clause's newly declared fanhood of Indy, saying he wasn't a true fan and was just wearing the gear in a vain attempt to look cool. "Just look at that picture of him in his Indy costume," fumed Atilla the Professor of The Raven Bar. "He calls himself an Indyfan, and he can't even get the darned pants color right!"
Mr. Clause vehemently denied the accusations that he was not a "true believer" in Indy, saying that he already tasted the blood of the Kali. He concluded his interview by stating: "Don't forget: Indiana Jones is a fictional character, and so am I. We both live only in the hearts and minds of those who belive in us. So what if there are some incosistencies in my Indy outfit? If you truly believe, you can learn to accept my attempt at homage to our favorite archeologist the way I did it."
Why: Okay, type it long, you make it in top 3 anyway. But unfortunately there was one I liked EVEN more. And besides, this idea is not completely unique, it owes little too much to my winning one to reach the 1st place.
Originally posted by apalehorse In the basement of LucasFilms Ltd., Harrison Ford puts on his jacket and solemnly ponders the necessity of another film.
Why: This one is good. It takes something from the other topics on this board and besides, (with Artoo and all), that really COULD be the junk room of the Lucasfilm company's basement.