“The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

The title to the new Indiana Jones film has been announced: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Not sure I like it yet seems too long. But Steven Spielberg and George Lucas didn’t call me to ask for my input.

The length of the title “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is the same as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” but much longer than “Temple of Doom” and “Last Crusade.” So it could work as compared to “Raiders.” The difference, though, was that when “Raiders” was first released, it was simply known as “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Today for alphabetization and consistency purposes, the movies is now known as “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Too long also. But like I said, no one called me to check with me first. Too bad.

Back in early August, six titles were registered with the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA):

  • Indiana Jones and the City of Gods
  • Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds
  • Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold
  • Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant

None of them seem too particularly grabbing, but we’ll soon see how the movie turns out. And apparently there’s a new cast member according to this picture: Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, Indy’s girlfriend from “Raiders.” Curious.

Big Brother Is Watching

…even from outer space:

helix nebula

A photo of the Helix Nebula in the constellation Aquarius from the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

(Nod: Amy)

The World According to Americans

Found this humorous yet somewhat truthful map via StumbleUpon:

american world view

The Man with the Hat Is Back

Proof that not everything in the world has gone bad.