Humor: A Way Through (like Indiana Jones)

You know that scene in Raiders of the Lask Ark, where Indiana Jones squares off with the giant man wielding two swords? It’s potentially the shortest and the most humorous scene in the whole film. 

The scene starts up to be an epic duel of David and Goliath proportions chock full with epic fight choreography. Or, so I thought? It’s actually over in just a few seconds because Indian Jones simply pulls out a pistol and shoots him dead with zero conflict. 

The back story that’s rarely understood about the story is that it was supposed to be an epic fight scene. However, shooting was running long and the crew was committed to finishing this scene and others by the end of the day. The trouble was, however, that Harrison Ford was ill with a stomach bug and was vomiting all day. 

The solution? Coerce Ford out of his trailer to film a short scene where he shoot him instead. 

The reason I share this is that oftentimes successful navigation of adversity comes with the presence of humor. If you’re in the thick of it, look for humor to get you through.

11/4/22 WOD


Complete 4 rounds for quality of:

6 Sandbag Squat
10 Overhead DB Tricep Extension

Then, complete 4 rounds for reps:

In :90..
5 Sandbag Ground to Shoulder (AHAP)
Max Burpees Over SB

-Rest :90-


In 10 minutes, build to a max in the following complex:

3 1-Arm DB Push Press + 5 1-Arm DB Push Jerks (ea)

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:

Max Set (-2) Unbroken Toes-to-Bar
12 1-Arm DB Floor Presses (ea)
15 Band Pull Aparts

Then, complete the following for time:

800m Run
30 Overhead Squats (95/65)
800m Run