Tonight we shot a pitch for the upcoming ’60s Live pledge event. If the producers of the special like it, it may air on PBS stations nationwide. Tune in Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time to see if I make the cut!
Updated: Just got a call from the producer of the show! He loved our spot and will be using it as part of the live, coast-to-coast feed! Tune in this Saturday at 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT) to see ’60s Dave on the air!
I spent much of Labor Day laboring on one of my birthday presents: an Indiana Jones-themed Lego set (#7263, “Temple Escape”) reproducing the Chachapoyan Temple from the opening scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here’s a detailed look!
Guarding the temple’s mouth, Belloq chuckles evilly. Because he’s French, and that’s what they do.
A former victim is impaled on the wall. Pay no attention to that boulder over the doorway.
Bonus spikes swing out of the wall when a peg is removed.
Indy swings across a pit of bottomless shag carpeting.
The traitorous Satipo treads lightly across the stones of the dart room. (The set only comes with four spears, but I added enough to plug all of the available holes.
“Hmm…I can’t see what could possibly go wrong if I pick up that idol.”
The idol chamber collapses when the peg is removed!
“Aagh! I wish this was Tom Selleck instead of me!”
Star Trek: The Experience, the long-running museum/attraction/bar at the Las Vegas Hilton, closes for good today. Too bad; it was a lot of fun and the new movie is arriving next year to reinvigorate the franchise.
In tribute, I invite you to revisit my photo gallery from my 2005 Vegas trip, which features extensive coverage of the Experience. I’d like to draw your attention to the photo on the bottom right of the gallery, in which I am silly drunk–after a single “James Tea Kirk” (the smoking, globular drink seen just to the left)–and getting friendly with a Ferengi.