Monday, June 16, 2008
Although I kinda expected it to suck – which it did – this weekend I took TW to see the new Indiana Jones movie. She's had a thing for Harrison Ford ever since Star Wars, and she loved loved loved the first three Indy movies.
Nobody warned me that it was a comedy. I actually laughed out loud, hard, at this one:
The Dean: It's the FBI. They've ransacked your office!
Indy: But you're the dean of the college! Couldn't you stop them?
Me, in audience: HA!
Nobody else in the theater laughed. I thought it was the highlight of the movie.
Have you seen Iron Man? Much better, imho, but still good summer escapism.
On a lighter note, I'm sure that everybody has seen this before, but the oldies are the best:
Indy's Tenure Denial
We could not decide if the movie-makers were so completely ignorant of academia that this seemed like a good reward, or they were so familiar with it that they were poking fun. Probably the former.