Monday, July 28, 2008

The Indiana Jones Star Wars connection
Yesterday, my neighbor Cindy and I went downtown to look through the "Rummage on the Ramp" sale. We went too early as the sale didn't start until 5pm. So we walked downtown. I introduced her to Gelato at our downtown cafe called "Cappanna." I had a small with blood orange and Frutti Di Bosco and Cindy had Mango and Peach Lemonade. Yum... Lucia loved it too!
So we still had hours to kill before the sale started so I asked if she had ever seen the "sloth made out of cow tails"? Its an Iowa City tradition to go see our sloth. She said she hadn't. So we all headed over there.
The Natural History museum was open so I showed her our impressive sloth and then we walked the rest of exhibits. While waiting for the elevator to go upstairs to the mammal exhibit my eye caught some "Indiana Jones" toys in a display window. Lo an behold there was a whole display about interesting facts about the Indiana Jones movie. The one that I like the most was that in Raiders of the Lost Ark if you look closely enough you can see R2D2 and C3PO in the hieroglyphs (see above photo). There were other interesting facts too. Did you know that the bar in the beginning of Temple of Doom is called "Club Obi-Wan"? Find more facts like these at this site. Oh, and the toys were cool, too. Some Natural History/ Archeology student must have had a lot of fun due to the new Indiana Jones movie release.


Mike Angie Patrick Aaron said...

Lucas returned the favor to Speilberg in The Phantom Menace. Check out the seen in the senate when Queen Amidala calls for a vote of no confidence. When they show the senate crowd you will see E.T. in one of the boxes on the lower left hand corner.

Mike and Annette said...

How fun is that. I love little known movie facts like that.