Jul 28, 2014

Knowing look

Do you remember Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

One of my favorite bloggers, Joe Posnanski, breaks down the climatic scene where Indiana Jones and the bad guy have to choose the true Holy Grail. As with all of his posts, this one is excellent.
So … did Elsa purposely give him the wrong cup? I asked this question on Twitter, and I would say 90% of people say yes, of course she did. She wanted the grail for herself. She had become disenchanted with the Nazi philosophy. She had feelings for Indiana Jones and for his father (who was dying in the other room waiting for the cup to be retrieved). After all she gave Indiana Jones what could be described as a knowing look.
Except, may she didn't. Read more here.

Jul 22, 2014

Excerpt of the day

From "Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella":
In 1848 he published a thesis entitled Horae Apocalypticae, purporting to prove beyond doubt that the world would come to an end in 1868 because the Euphrates would have dried up the previous year. Harmless enough, you would think. But since he was a man of dominating though eccentric personality he succeeded in persuading the wine committee of Trinity that it would be pointless to lay down any 1853 port because it would not be fit to drink before Judgment Day. As 1853 proved to be one of the best vintages of the century and as Trinity was the only college without any, his name was not remembered with overmuch affection.