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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Will modern raiders find the lost Ark?

A few days ago Ynnej passed on the news that there will indeed be a fourth Indiana Jones movie (yes, with Harrison Ford). According to this amazing fan site, it'll be set in the 1950s, so as to coincide with Ford's...erm, advancing age. My only question is, who will take the place of the Nazis as the bad guys? The commies?

On a related note, apparently archeologist Vendyl Jones has received the blessings from Jewish spiritual leaders to finally excavate the location he believes is the secret resting place of the actual Ark of the Covenant. No, seriously.

This article in the Israel National News calls him "the inspiration for the 'Indiana Jones' movie series," but Jones' own website's FAQ casts some doubt on this, as does an interview from the films' DVD box set, where it's pointed out that Indiana was named after Spielberg's dog. But I guess the two explanations are not mutually exclusive.

However, the Israel National News article quotes Vendyl Jones as saying he helped the screenwriter:

"...Jones' escapades and explorations were the inspiration for the blockbuster movie 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' of the 'Indiana Jones' trilogy. The man who wrote the first draft of the film, Randolph Fillmore, was one of the volunteers who worked with Jones in 1977.

'I agreed to help him write the movie,' Jones said, 'as long as -- number one -- he wouldn't set it here (in Israel). Some people believe the ark is in Ethiopia or Egypt, some believe its in Constantinople or Rome. I just didn't want it to be portrayed as being here. The second thing was, "Don't use my name." So he didn't. My name is Vendyl -- V-E-N-D-Y-L. So he just dropped the first and last letters and it ended up Endy Jones.'..."

Whatever. All I know is this: The End of Days is here. Abandon hope all ye who are not Saved. Repent now, sinners! Or burn in everlasting hellfire ye shall!

2 Comments

Blogger ynnej said...

Yaaaaaay special characters! They?re sooo cool.

Re that last link: Numerology is for STUPIDS. 9 + 1 + 1 = YOUR MOMMA.

6/02/2005 01:45:00 PM

 
Blogger espd said...

What? That last link was especially for vous.

*Sheesh*

Math elitists.

6/02/2005 02:18:00 PM

 

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