For those of you mystified by the cryptic stenciling reference, I congratulate you on having a life.

As for the rest of us, we’ve committed this ridiculous detail to memory (above, and lovingly snatched from here).

If you want to see something truly ridiculous, peruse Ralph McQuarrie’s amazing contribution to unsaid movie.

Page One Notes:

  • THE CRYSTAL SKULL. All I have to say about THAT is THIS.
  • THE HOLY GRAIL. Let’s face it, Monty Python did a much cooler grail than George Lucas. Too bad that grail wasn’t included in these LEGO playsets.
  • NECRONOMICON. It’s all about Evil Dead, people. Courtesy of Tom Sullivan’s Museum which I got to enjoy in person many years ago.
  • MALLEUS MALEFICARUM. Check out this sweet 16th century binding courtesy of the University of Glasgow.
  • Montague Summers was a fascinating character in his own right. A self-proclaimed Catholic priest who relished his reputation as learned Catholic witch hunter, he also produced the first English translation of the aforementioned Malleus Maleficarum (1487) and The Discovery of Witches (1647).
  • President Kennedy was actually more of a pointer (here, here and here) than a thumbs up kind of a guy, but I think the universal thumbs up gesture better gets across the immediacy of what I’m looking for. Surprisingly, there are not a lot of animated GIFs of the 35th U.S. President. Unless, of course, you want to watch the final seconds of his life over and over again.