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Louis CK - One. From louisckone.

Jan 16
Louis CK - One. From louisckone.

If you don’t get the Carpenters, you don’t get anything.

Aug 24
Patton Oswalt talking about Hans Gruber in “Die Hard”.
Apr 04
He’s got that great day planner.

Possibly the sharpest flask mine eyes have laid upon, the Dalvey Flask with cup. 

Jan 12
Possibly the sharpest flask mine eyes have laid upon, the Dalvey Flask with cup. 

uchicagoadmissions:

Indiana Jones Mystery Package

We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.

Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.

What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting. 

What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography

If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too. 

We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end).  Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.

Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail any answers, clues, ideas, thoughts, or musings to indianajonesjournal@uchicago.edu  (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing). 

Dec 14

Internet, via fabrianooo.

Oct 21
Internet, via fabrianooo.

I chuckle when blogs/designers suggest Vitsœ shelving as the “perfect solution”. Also on the list of perfect solutions: being filthy rich.

Sep 13
I chuckle when blogs/designers suggest Vitsœ shelving as the “perfect solution”. Also on the list of perfect solutions: being filthy rich.

Detroit Make the World Go Round tee, from Ghostly. Damn right it does.

Aug 16
Detroit Make the World Go Round tee, from Ghostly. Damn right it does.

That’s right, it’s the Thrill Murray coloring book.

Aug 14
That’s right, it’s the Thrill Murray coloring book.

Decorative Nutter Butters?? Um, definitely yes. Cast stone designs by Peter Sandback.

Aug 07
Decorative Nutter Butters?? Um, definitely yes. Cast stone designs by Peter Sandback.

Posted on Thursday January 16th 2014 at 10:11am. Its tags are listed below.

Louis CK - One. From louisckone.

Louis CK - One. From louisckone.

Posted on Saturday August 24th 2013 at 05:20am. Its tags are listed below.

If you don’t get the Carpenters, you don’t get anything.

Posted on Thursday April 4th 2013 at 02:41pm. Its tags are listed below.

He’s got that great day planner.
Patton Oswalt talking about Hans Gruber in “Die Hard”.

Posted on Sunday January 13th 2013 at 05:20am. Its tags are listed below.

Kickstarter Best of 2012

Staggeringly awesome compilation of last year’s hits from 3-year old Kickstarter.

Posted on Saturday January 12th 2013 at 06:40am. Its tags are listed below.

Possibly the sharpest flask mine eyes have laid upon, the Dalvey Flask with cup. 
Possibly the sharpest flask mine eyes have laid upon, the Dalvey Flask with cup. 

Possibly the sharpest flask mine eyes have laid upon, the Dalvey Flask with cup. 

Posted on Friday December 14th 2012 at 08:52am. Its tags are listed below.

uchicagoadmissions:

Indiana Jones Mystery Package

We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.

Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.

What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting. 

What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography

If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too. 

We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end).  Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.

Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail any answers, clues, ideas, thoughts, or musings to indianajonesjournal@uchicago.edu  (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing). 

Posted on Sunday October 21st 2012 at 04:41am. Its tags are listed below.

Internet, via fabrianooo.
Internet, via fabrianooo.

Internet, via fabrianooo.

Posted on Thursday September 13th 2012 at 08:53am. Its tags are listed below.

I chuckle when blogs/designers suggest Vitsœ shelving as the “perfect solution”. Also on the list of perfect solutions: being filthy rich.
I chuckle when blogs/designers suggest Vitsœ shelving as the “perfect solution”. Also on the list of perfect solutions: being filthy rich.

I chuckle when blogs/designers suggest Vitsœ shelving as the “perfect solution”. Also on the list of perfect solutions: being filthy rich.

Posted on Tuesday August 21st 2012 at 06:39am. Its tags are listed below.

Sculptor Andrew Lewicki

Check out Andrew’s thought-provoking, witty, and precisely executed work.

Posted on Thursday August 16th 2012 at 05:10am. Its tags are listed below.

Detroit Make the World Go Round tee, from Ghostly. Damn right it does.

Detroit Make the World Go Round tee, from Ghostly. Damn right it does.

Posted on Tuesday August 14th 2012 at 06:31am. Its tags are listed below.

That’s right, it’s the Thrill Murray coloring book.

That’s right, it’s the Thrill Murray coloring book.

Posted on Tuesday August 7th 2012 at 12:16pm. Its tags are listed below.

Decorative Nutter Butters?? Um, definitely yes. Cast stone designs by Peter Sandback.
Decorative Nutter Butters?? Um, definitely yes. Cast stone designs by Peter Sandback.

Decorative Nutter Butters?? Um, definitely yes. Cast stone designs by Peter Sandback.