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June 25, 2007

Professor Jones

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I should have understood how serious was the problem when the Indiana Jones poster disappeared from the grad student office of my anthropology doctoral program. Some committee of my peers had decided the image was inconsistent with the (post)modern discipline, an inaccurate and irresponsible representation of archaeological field practice and sexist to boot. My supervisor, bless, pointed out that tax-payers invest a lot of money in public universities and that anthropology, as a discipline without the obvious immediate return of, say, engineering, should cling to any cool depictions of anthropology as if to a life-raft. We are talking ourselves out of our jobs, he said. He was right.

At least Harrison Ford still kicks ass. He is 65, btw.

For the first time since 1989, Harrison Ford dons the familiar costume on Thursday, June 21, 2007, as the upcoming Indiana Jones adventure begins production under the direction of Steven Spielberg. The new Indiana Jones movie is set in the 1950s and stars Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, John Hurt, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent. The Lucasfilm Ltd. production will be released by Paramount Pictures worldwide on May 22, 2008.

Photo by Steven Spielberg.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 25, 2007 06:59 AM

Comments

You're back. Yay!

Oh hey, Harrison. How you doin'?

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2007 01:43 AM

I am looking forward to the new Indiana Jones film. I quite like Harrison Ford as an actor and I am sure he will be good in the movie. Lets hope the script is not rubbish.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2007 09:03 AM