Sunday, May 18, 2008

Big week

There is a lot going on in information security this week. A rootkit for IOS is set for demonstration at EUSecWest. The Carlyle group is in the process of purchasing a part of Booze-Allen, which means they now have more offensive security ability than the NSA. All this pales in comparison to one big question: which order will you watch the Indian Jones movies in this week?

You could be a dork and do it in the production order of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that strategy, its time honored and it is also Steven Spielberg’s favorite order [no reference needed]. I am just pointing out that you could dare to be different. Personally, I am going to do Temple, Crusade, and end with Raiders. At first glance, it does not appear to be that bold a selection as I pretty much just moved Raiders from firs to last but there is a method to the madness. You remember in Crusade when Indy and side kick are in the tunnels under Venice and a reference to the Ark of the Covenant is mentioned? Indy replies with something like “yup, already found that.” If you wait to watch Raiders last you can feign ignorance:

“Did Indy find the Ark? I don’t remember, I sure hope there aren’t snakes, I hate snakes. Lets watch Raiders of the Lost Ark. Holy crap Indy is looking for the Ark of the Coveneat just like mentioned in the last movie.”

See, it’s a great strategy.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I still tend to watch them in order or production: Raiders, Temple, Crusade. Mostly due to production value, though.

But in my heart, I'm still fond of watching them in order I first saw them when I was a kid: Temple, Raiders, Crusade. I was too young to see Raiders when it came out.

Nicely enough, that order is also the chronologically correct order as well.