Throughout my entire life, I've had to deal with people who think they're clever and original when saying: "Oh, Erik Davis ... like the baseball player!" Luckily, there's only one relatively famous man with the same name as I, and even then only hardcore baseball fans know who he is. But it still happens all the time. One day, about 10 years ago, I actually got to meet the baseball player Eric Davis during a Yankees game. It was always a dream of mine to tell him exactly how horrible it was growing up with the same name as him, and when I finally got the chance, he laughed, signed my ticket and high-fived me. Oh well. Anyway, this morning I woke up to a bunch of people IM'ing me with things like, "So, how much were you trying to sell those Indiana Jones photos for?" and "Ooohh, you have to tell me more about those Indiana Jones photos!"
Obviously, I had no idea what they were talking about until my friend sent me a link to that story about the dude who ripped off thousands of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls photos. We first told you about the situation the other day, back when IESB had already broke the news that this guy was caught in a sting operation. Well, it took the rest of the world a few days to catch up, and finally the culprit's name has been released to the media: Roderick Eric Davis. Nice. Thankfully, it's spelled with a 'C' and there's that whole 'Roderick' thing in front of the name, but still -- I imagine some folks might glance past the story and say to themselves, "Isn't that the guy who runs Cinematical?" Well, it's not me. And I have no idea who he is. But wouldn't it be wonderful if Eric Davis (the baseball player) woke up this morning to someone asking him about the missing Indiana Jones photos? Mmmm, one can only hope ... high five!