Film I Am Now Extremely Excited For Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
posted by February 21 at 13:29 PMon
Each year, movie studios spend millions on sending lame promotional gimmicks to media outlets. In the past, The Stranger has received (among other things) a bloody foot for the remake of The Hills Have Eyes…
…a pair of panties for John Tucker Must Die…
…and a Nerf football (perplexingly) for Rambo…
It’s all useless crap (except for the milkshake for There Will Be Blood, which was delicious), and serves nothing but making Annie Wagner’s cubicle even messier than it already is.
Today, however, I received a package from Paramount Pictures that really stood out…
It was for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the label claimed the package contained an “Indiana Jones DVD” and “Indiana Jones leather whip.”
But when I opened it up, all that was inside was a pound of sand.
Thanks, Paramount. Let your marketing department know they at least got a Slog post out of their little fuck up.
Update: Damn you Mola Ram! Earlier today, Adam Sekuler from the Northwest Film Forum sent me a cryptic email that said:
Throw me the idol and I’ll throw you the whip.
Confused, I replied:
Dr. Jones, again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.
To which he replied:
You’re digging in the wrong place.
As it turns out, the promo package sent for me was delivered to NW Film Forum by mistake — and now the scoundrels are holding my “Indiana Jones leather whip” hostage.
My apologies to the fine folks in Paramount’s marketing department. As for Northwest Film Forum…I shall have my revenge!