Tuesday, June 3 was an important, historic day in the history of the United States

I refer, of course, to the release of the LEGO Indiana Jones video game.

It’s one thing when a 7-year-old boy is excited about an Indiana Jones video game, it’s something else again when he sits down to play it in his Indiana Jones hat.hitcounter


12 Responses to “Tuesday, June 3 was an important, historic day in the history of the United States”
  1. oh, my goodness! that’s ADORABLE!

  2. [smile]

    It’s like the complete opposite of child abuse.

    I applaud your parenting choices.

  3. monica_black says:

    That is indescribably cute.

    Sam has the concept of fandom down.

  4. rennameeks says:

    More authentic gaming experience, IMO.

    I’m waiting for SW video games to become playable with a toy lightsaber that lets you control your character. That would make for a really fun photo op! Plus I bet Sam would eat it up. xD

    I also fully approve of his little friends on top of the monitor. 😀

  5. teamwak says:

    Aww bless him! 🙂

    You do realise you will be lending him a fortune in years to come, just to buy a mint condition double-handed light sabre or Hulk Hands lol. True geekism isn’t a cheap hobby lol and you seem to be raising a true connoisseur of pop culture.

    PS. Have you seen the poster for Oliver Stone’s “W” movie? The cast is very interesting indeed, and I’m sch a huge fan of JFK and Nixon. I hope he’s going to make it in that same style, with loads of different characters flying around in short clips. I could watch Stone make political movies all the time! I was sure before I watched Nixon that it would be a one sided hatchet job, but I came out with a respect (occasionally) for a man who achieved some great things for his country (talks with China and Russia). I have high hopes for this one!

    PPS. You might not have caught it, but in this months Empire magazine did a retrospective on Woody Allen, and put his fifth best performance in a movie in Antz.
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    • Todd says:

      Sam may be growing into a connoisseur, but he’s not there yet — he still takes the toys out of the boxes and plays with them.

      I, too, am a big fan of Nixon — probably my favorite Oliver Stone movie at this point.

      That’s very nice of Empire to mention Antz in that context. Woody Allen, I think, is hugely underrated as an actor and his voice work in Antz is very good, but I would place it much further down the list of his greatest performances.

      • teamwak says:

        Empire said of Antz

        “Woody and CG seemed a marriage made in never-gonna-happen, but his performance as Z-4194 in Dreamworks enjoyable insectathon is a treat. Neatly riffing on his live-action persona – the movie begins on an analysts couch – Allen pours all his neuroses into his harried vocal delivery, not softening for a PG audience”

        Out of interest the other performances in the top 5 were:

        4. Stardust Memories
        3. Bullets Over Broadway (they make the case that certain actors take on “the Woody role”, most effectively done by John Cusack)
        2. Sleepers
        1. Annie Hall

        • Todd says:

          That’s so funny that articles like this keep referring to his character as Z-4195 — that was the full name I gave him but it never lasted past the treatment stage, he was always, always referred to as just “Z.”

          For those interested, “Z” was selected because I figured that Woody’s character would be the lowest caste imaginable in the ant universe, the Queen I guess being an “A.” The “4195” was selected for the date it happened to be when I made up the character: April 1, 1995.