Thursday, March 16, 2017

Indiana Jones is on the roof

There was a joke we were told as kids about telling someone that someone is dead -

It goes something like, "A kid is away at camp and calls home where his dad answers and immediately blurts out that the cat is dead.  The kid is obviously distraught, and bawling about how they've ruined his camp experience by dropping such sad tragic news and they should build up to it where if the cat wasn't doing well, maybe she had climbed up on the roof of the house but got stuck and maybe next time he called she fell off and was whisked away to the hospital and then the final time maybe then she succumbed to her injuries and passed away - that way there would be some time for him to process it and be prepared for the bad news.  The kid then goes on to ask how mom is doing and the dad goes, "Your mom is on the roof..."

It's a terrible joke with a biting punchline - but it felt appropriate for talking about Indiana Jones and the last attempt at a money grab.  Harrison Ford is SO old now and the movie isn't even filming yet - so he's going to be even older and somehow is going to portray this character that he played 30 years ago?  It just feels like Ford aged out of playing characters like this - so I drew this to mourn the news:

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