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Lost Blog regular / House blogger Cecil Rose used his mad tech skillz (and a Frappr account) to assemble a Lost Blog Reader Map. If you'd like to add your location (generic towns/cities are certainly acceptable), you can do so by clicking the "Join" button within the map image:


Posted by Mac Slocum on December 19, 2008 8:00 AM |




MIF!

Where is MIF?

In Florida somewhere, but not on our map yet...

Show yourself, MIF!

#1. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 12:12 PM

MIF...:) Better late than never.

#2. Posted by: meg at June 25, 2008 12:24 PM

Ah, the lovely MIF appears in all her Floridian glory. Now we just need berkyo, RNM, Crispy, Morbid0, DocH, Naysayer, Mizzed, Apollo, Vikki, bcre8ve, JoePike and everybody else I'm missing.

Shoutout to all the anons! Thanks for adding locations. And Hola to our friend in Spain!

@ANON2: Let me guess, you were on a plane from Texas to Australia, handcuffed to a Marshall, when suddenly...

#3. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 12:44 PM

and vacc!! Where's vacc?

Ciao! Milano!

#4. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 12:54 PM

OK - I still can't see the map but I moved my pin to the zip code instead of the city. I should be in the NW corner of LA. Am I in the right place?

#5. Posted by: IHEARTSAWYER at June 25, 2008 2:11 PM

@IHEARTSAWYER: You escaped the clutches of "unknown location" and have arrived safely home in LA. Congrats! :)

#6. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 2:16 PM

Guten Tag! Berlin! Wie geht's?

I'm trying very hard to distract myself from work today, so please forgive the rash of Clementine postings. Remember, the scrollbar is your best weapon of defense ;)

#7. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 2:23 PM

Wowie. The map's really taken off since Mac posted it here.

Three from Europe!

64 total pins already!

Other old friends showing up.

If any of you old-timers (like joined day before yesterday) wonder how to et to "Member", "Photos", etc, the silver button at the bottom takes you there.

davidrh in all his smiling glory!

MIF!

Let me encourage any of you who just posted a location to go back and "edit this pin" and add a screen name so we can know whose pin we're looking at.

As before, no one can see your email address but we can send private messages to each other through the Frappr site.

#8. Posted by: Cecil Rose at June 25, 2008 2:42 PM

OK, Anon2, how'd you do that? Does Frappr take lat/lon or is that pin over Fiji?

#9. Posted by: Cecil at June 25, 2008 2:50 PM

Hey, Cecil, did you just add the borders? I like it better this way.

Mmm, Mamfae in Oregon, I could stare at the picture all day ;)

IHEARTSAWYER, love the statue!

Who knew there were so many Noo Yawkers, Cheeseheads and Texans out there? And is that Damon and Carlton checking in from Cali?

Lovelost, that's so nice of you to share your picture with Scarfy! She's a bit of a nomad, so it's nice to see you two having a good time in Arizona.

Hi Jim in Texas! Is that a picture of Desmond in a future-flash? ;)

Therese in Houston, very pretty!

Hi KeNNethX in Gainesville! Look out for MIF!!

#10. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 3:22 PM

Oops, that would be Mamafae in Oregon. Sorry for the mispell!

ButchM, is that you in Ohio? If it is, we miss you! If not, Hello random neighbor in Westerville!

And Hello neighbors to the far North! Look at all the Canadians, and we haven't even heard from Shikotee or Prosecutor67 yet.

#11. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 3:34 PM

Soooooooooooo cool. Very cool.

#12. Posted by: Red...Neck...Man at June 25, 2008 3:47 PM

What a nice thingee!!!!!

I love tech.
Very nice to see all of you.

Clementine, I love your hair. Do they take walk ins? I need the number.

What does it say about we pet/cartoon/other picture choosers? hmmmmm

#13. Posted by: berkyo at June 25, 2008 4:16 PM

OK, so now I'm the one that needs some help. When I access the map from my new super-laptop at work, I get the pins floating in a uniform white sea, which eventually fills with tiled grey squares reading "Image Unavailable".

It's not a capacity problems, this thing is a developer laptop fresh out of the box with 4 Gig of RAM. I get the same problem at Google Maps, so I assume that Frappr has an API to Google. The "Terrain" choice at Google looks fine, just not the "Satellite". I' tried a couple of suggestions and checked configurations at the Google maps help page, but nothing changed.

Any suggestions?

#14. Posted by: Cecil at June 25, 2008 4:34 PM

hurling was right....I changed my picture to my REAL picture just in case there is a stalker....:)

#15. Posted by: meg at June 25, 2008 5:22 PM

@Cecil: Wish I could help, but I don't have any suggestions. I usually see "image not available" on Google maps if I zoom in too far in a remote area.

Any idea what happened to some of the pins that were on the map earlier? There were two people in California, one in New Mexico, one in Phoenix and a few more in Texas that seem to have disappeared. Can people delete their pin? Just curious.

#16. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 5:35 PM

Dear MIF: Good luck on the birth of the twins. All my best to Brad.
p.s. It's too late, you know. I'm outside your house right now with a telescopic lens. If you're mixing drinks, could you bring me one? :)

#17. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 5:42 PM

@16 Clementine conjectured:

>Any idea what happened to some of the pins that were on the map earlier? There were two people in California, one in New Mexico, one in Phoenix and a few more in Texas that seem to have disappeared. Can people delete their pin? Just curious.

Dunno. If you look under "Members" there's 60+ with no name or location. But the member page doesn't list location even for those of us that *do* give one, just name and "type fan" and pic, if you've loaded one.

So anyone with no pic and no name looks the same there. It may be that Frappr stops displaying these when there get to be too many. I'll dig around and see what I can turn up. There is a "clear all fields" under "edit this pin" but I don't know if it will remove the pin. I have a "remove" (in case anyone wants me to or anything offensive should show up) but I haven't used it.

C'mon folks, I know not everybody has a digital photo or avatar to share, but give us a name (and location). The name doesn't have to be your real one (in fact, most all aren't) but a screen name helps us keep things straight. It can be different from the obne you use onb the blog if you want, but of course we'd like to know where our digital friends are. And the location can be very general - just town or even state will do.

#18. Posted by: Cecil Rose at June 25, 2008 5:56 PM

Clementine..LOL...(as I am closing my blinds and guarding my drink...) Seriously though, how could the stalker find me by my picture??? Anyway...
RNM is looking pretty cute - and he's close by...:)

#19. Posted by: meg at June 25, 2008 5:56 PM

Mmmm, RNM's liver with some fava beans. We should invite him over for dinner, Meg. I'll fire up the van, and you get the hammer and duct tape.

#20. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 6:07 PM

Cecil,

Do most people have Wichita as the default location for some reason? When I accessed the site from work today (not where I entered my pin), my default for a new entry came up in VA. What's up with the profusion of anonymous entries from Wichita (42 by last count)? Is this somehow a function of the s/w (with innocent visitors accidentally entering pins there just by viewing the map), or some joker having "fun?"

Just curious ...

#21. Posted by: ealgumby at June 25, 2008 6:15 PM

@berkyo: My hair is courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Shop :) But how come all of the best muppets are boys?

#22. Posted by: Clementine at June 25, 2008 6:21 PM

→ 9. Posted by: Cecil
OK, ANON2, how'd you do that? Does Frappr take lat/lon or is that pin over Fiji?
- - - -
Miles... from... Fiji... must... keep... turning... wheel... next... stop... Sunda... Trench... no... time... to... talk... Ben... getting... handsy... behind... me...

#23. Posted by: ANON2 at June 25, 2008 6:31 PM

→ 3. Clementine: Looking for the regulars:

berkyo & RNM have appeared. En Provence is either in-transit to the Pacific NW or there already, so we may not hear from her for a while. And the Buffalo location may be Monsieur Naysayer...

@lovelost: My...you & Scarfy look like you have a *very* close relationship. Any chance you can pry some answers out of her? ; >

→ 10. Clementine: Is that a picture of Desmond in a future-flash?

I'm now trying to imagine Ian McKellen saying "Brutha"...nope, definitely not the same effect.

→ 13. berkyo: Choice of pictures:

I have to admit, when I saw mac's picture, I thought that it must be the stress of running the blog that makes him look that way... ; > ; > ; >

→ 15. meg: REAL picture:

Any chance we'll see you in a guest-starring role on LOST next season? And if you do, can you please add Charlotte to the island graveyard? ; )

→ 16. Clementine: Deleting pins:

Yes, a person can delete his/her own pin; I had to do that because my umlaut was screwing up how "Alaïs" was displayed.

@ Cecil: Genius idea, this map! : )

#24. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at June 25, 2008 6:32 PM

→ 21. ealgumby: What's up w/Wichita?

I was wondering...if a person doesn't enter a location but creates a pin, is the default location the geographic middle of the map? Or perhaps it's a sign—we ARE in Kansas anymore... ; )

#25. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at June 25, 2008 6:45 PM

@hurling/LRTT:HE-175
"I have to ask everyone who's been posting their real name & face, though: Do you not worry about stalkers & axe murderers & sundry psychos?"

Now why would I stop to worry about myself? ;)

Seriously though, one could also take Cecil's approach to this (TNPLHP2&3-423):

"I began to use my actual name on the net instead of a made-up name as a method of making myself accountable for everything I write. It's my real name, you can look me up in the Raleigh phone directory.

It's easy to get into a flame war when you're anonymous, less so when you're revealed to all the world. And I don't WANT to give in to my baser impulses (we all have them), so this is one method of disciplining myself."

One could easily argue either way (yet for ILBxx and other minors ... there is NO alternative ... remain anonymous!!! ... PLEASE ... don't make me have to come and smack you upside the head for doing otherwise!).

I, for one, tend to agree w/ Cecil, and I have made little effort here to hide my true identity (I keep the handle for historical reasons more than anything) ... my name is Erik Larson, and that would probably be no secret to anyone who has gone to some of my previously posted tinyurls for Lost pics. I do have an unlisted/unpublished PN, because I'm not a fan of TM calls, so not going to list that here ... but I suppose in today's world if someone REALLY wanted to track me down for some reason, they'd already have enough info to go by.

Not too worried about that ... my enemies already know where I am (as do I them)!

Anyway, do what feels right for you ... but if someone is pressuring you otherwise (i.e. to reveal yourself if you choose not to) in ANY way, then ABSOLUTELY protect yourself, and go on the DL.

JMHO,

Erik

#26. Posted by: ealgumby at June 25, 2008 6:48 PM

MIF = Meg In Ft. Myers

Your real picture was better. Honest.

#27. Posted by: lovelost at June 25, 2008 6:59 PM

re all the Cheeseheads ... surely there MUST be someone out there from Mequon? Grew up within walking distance of Range Line ES ... anyone? anyone?

Oh come on, there has to be at least someone from Milwaukee! Was born in Milwaukee, and lived across from State Fair Park in West Allis for five years before moving to Mequon ... anyone? anyone?

I was kicked out of PS after 6th grade and graduated HS at USM ... anyone? anyone?

My sis was a barkeep at "Mad Planet" for a while back in the early years ... anyone? anyone?

My bro was a Homestead hell-raiser runner ... anyone? anyone?

Going with the Kevin Bacon thing here ... there must be SOMEONE out there who can relate in some way ...

Erik

#28. Posted by: ealgumby at June 25, 2008 7:20 PM

Great app! Nice going Cecil, it nice to see where everyone is posting from..

Not as many posters/lurkers from Europe as I would have thought there would be. Although I'm sure more will join as time goes on.

#29. Posted by: Apollo at June 25, 2008 9:29 PM

I'm glad MAC put the map here as a separate entity, however I have installed it on my desktop using the address that Cecil gave us in Posting 120 over on the
"All Skate" section - (I don't remember what it's called . . .)

Anyway, on the desktop, the map is bigger - not much - but it is bigger and easier to manipulate.

BTW: If you didn't go to the video that Cecil talked about over on the "All Skate", you need to . . . It's really infectious! Maybe all the world politicians should just get together and dance? . . .

#30. Posted by: davidrh at June 26, 2008 9:55 AM

@21 ealgumby wondered:

>Do most people have Wichita as the default location for some reason? When I accessed the site from work today (not where I entered my pin), my default for a new entry came up in VA. What's up with the profusion of anonymous entries from Wichita (42 by last count)? Is this somehow a function of the s/w (with innocent visitors accidentally entering pins there just by viewing the map), or some joker having "fun?"

I'm guessing this is someone who enters
USA and nothing else. Or maybe not even that, just clicks "JOIN" and then nothing further, and the software assumes US. Wichita is around the geographic center of the US.

I'd remove the anonymous/no_locations, except for this propblem: in the member area, where the "remove" option resides, they don't display location, so it's imossible to tell the "anonymous/no_locations" from the "anonymous/WITH a location", and I think the latter are signficant.

The software allows me to turn on "no anonymous pins" which I think will force joiners to at least put in a screen name, and maybe a location as well. What does everyine think - should I do that?

#31. Posted by: Cecil at June 26, 2008 10:41 AM

@27 lovelost mentioned:

>MIF = Meg In Ft. Myers

>Your real picture was better. Honest.

I thought the second was just Meg "all dressed up". You mean it isn't? I've really got to get these glasses updated.

#32. Posted by: Cecil at June 26, 2008 10:53 AM

Still waiting for our first, Asian, Australian, African, or South American pin. C'mon guys, I know you're out there.

We're up to 9 countries, not counting ANON2 who, I think, is hiser own country.

#33. Posted by: Cecil at June 26, 2008 11:00 AM

Somehow, I thought Mac would lood a bit different! Must be hard to type great reviews when you are a quadraped...

#34. Posted by: Three Men and a baby... ( Counted Hugh twice..) at June 26, 2008 12:09 PM

On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog... until now.

#35. Posted by: Cecil at June 26, 2008 12:33 PM

WHOA!

Major oversight on my part.

I hereby convert "Red Square" pin from 'Jacob fan', which was a joke and nobody claimed it anyway, to 'Sayid fan', and my apologies, ladies.

#36. Posted by: Cecil at June 26, 2008 12:41 PM

Credit where credit is due:

The idea for the map was spawned over on the Hiatus /R/a/n/s/o/m/ Random Topics blog at post # 77 when Lovelost asked if anyone had ever 'mapped out' the location of all the posters.

At #81 surefoot seconded the proposition.

Then at #82 Alaïs_Longthought (I love that name, it sounds so musical) mentioned a 'virtual map pin' in Rochester for her.

Pretty soon everybody was plunging in metaphorical pins all over the place.

Then that evening I was over on Lostpedia looking something up and noticed the link to their Frappr map, which I had forgotten about even joining eon's ago, and an idea was born...

#37. Posted by: Cecil Rose at June 26, 2008 1:11 PM

Hi Ho Everyone. I just added myself to the map. Nice to almost see all of you!

#38. Posted by: BunnyLover at June 26, 2008 2:05 PM

Yaa! Bunnylover in da house!

Hi mrsdobelano in Philly!

Hey, 3 Men and a Baby (Hugo twice), your baby rocks! Too cute!

Apollo, Flight of the Concords, hee, hee

Berkyo, what’s your doggie’s name?

Hi Sillygirl, nice pic!

Meg’s back!

Ealgumby, and here all this time I thought you were a fan of claymation! Never assume :)

Heather in Louisiana, hello!
Mark in West Orange, you look like a friendly guy!
Tadow in Ithaca, ITA re Scissor-Legs!
Office Max Losties in Illinois, get back to work! ;)
iratedreamer in Evanston, howdy!
Lagniappe in Louisiana, pleased to meet ya!
Jonathan in Kentucky, beautiful state!
ScottC in Bloomington, hello!
Trent in Portland, glad to see you and Mamafae representing the WC!
The Bird in Montreal, a fellow Des and Penny fan, rock on!

Mountain Man in Cork, I’ve kissed the Blarney Stone! (Don’t roll your eyes!)

And I shall now commence to mangling other languages:

Athens, Greece – Yassas!
Turku, Finland - Hyvää päivää! (Oh, Aläis will have umlaut envy!)
Belgrade, Serbia/Montenegro – Zdravo!
Catford, London, Harrogate and the entire UK – Hello!
Oh, Canada – Greetings, eh?

#39. Posted by: Clementine at June 26, 2008 3:12 PM

@Cecil/31: The software allows me to turn on "no anonymous pins" which I think will force joiners to at least put in a screen name, and maybe a location as well. What does everyine think - should I do that?

I vote no, if it might stop people from entering a location only. We can ignore the "unknown location" pins, no problem. Who knows, maybe those pins are from people on the island, which is located in Kansas??!! Eureka! But they're all Jack fans, so maybe it's just Matthew Fox inflating his numbers :)

Thanks again for doing this, Cecil!

#40. Posted by: Clementine at June 26, 2008 3:24 PM

@Bunnylover - You are from Wilson?? I graduated from ECU, right in your back yard.

#41. Posted by: meg at June 26, 2008 3:33 PM

→ 37. Cecil Rose: "Alaïs_Longthought" as musical moniker:

Why thank you, Cecil!

→ 39. Clementine: Umlaut envy:

*Tell* me about it! Must...control...punctuational...urges... ; > ; > ; >

#42. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at June 26, 2008 4:51 PM

Finally...I am in, baby! I couldn't access the map website from my classroom, but this was one of the first things I did after getting that last check and high tailing it out of there today!!!!

BTW...is there a site where we can view the map in full screen? I tried to find where Cecil first posted about this map in the other threads, but I cna't seem to locate the info. I remember there was a URL for it...if anyone has it, please send my way!

So cool to see where we all land on this crazy map! Anyone close by me on LI???

#43. Posted by: Vikki at June 26, 2008 6:49 PM

MIB: Meg is back! I hated that Halloween costume you were wearing. (Not an A.J. fan here, as you might have guessed.)

#44. Posted by: lovelost at June 26, 2008 6:59 PM

@Vikki

There's a little summary of the genesis of the map at post #37 above

#45. Posted by: Cecil Rose at June 26, 2008 8:03 PM

how come all of the best muppets are boys?
→ 22. Posted by: Clementine

Some of the men are too. Good Muppets that is.

This is a really neat map. I am amazed at how many are showing up. I sometimes think I am the only real one here and you are all imaginary. Or just one person playing many parts. very smart and clever but not real. I used to think that when I was little too....

#46. Posted by: berkyo at June 26, 2008 9:16 PM

Erik
→ 28. Posted by: ealgumby

Going with the Kevin Bacon thing here ... there must be SOMEONE out there who can relate in some way ...
-------
My first boss's in laws lived in Michigan...... Is that close enough?

#47. Posted by: berkyo at June 26, 2008 9:19 PM

Vikki,

The Map URL is in Post 120 in the Random topic section.

In an earlier post in this section I mentioned that I have the map as a bookmark on my desktop and it is a bit bigger than here in the blog...but not by much. However, there are lots of pictures and stuff that's extra located there, once you join.


DRH

#48. Posted by: davidrh at June 26, 2008 9:47 PM

Whoa . . . I'm checking out the new pictures on the map site and . . .

Vikki? Heather?

Are you twins separated at birth?

The resemblance is uncanny.

#49. Posted by: davidrh at June 26, 2008 9:50 PM

DavidHR that is to funny...Me and my oldest son (11) are currently wathing the 1st season of lost and it is amazing! It just proves how amazing the writers are and how well thought out the plot really is! I spend the entire show with my jaw dropped to the floor. (which really is how I spend every episode!)

#50. Posted by: Heather at June 26, 2008 10:09 PM

"Six Degrees of Separation" between all of us?

Try One Degree - filmfodder.com/tv/lost!

Now who can tie K. Bacon to LOST or to this website?

(I can name that tune in # notes).

#51. Posted by: MorBid0 at June 27, 2008 12:23 AM

Thanks, Davidrh and Cecil...I found the post in the other thread and also was able to find the URL to make the map bigger.

Perhaps Heather and I are the "Bad Twins"...ha ha ha (evil laugh)...

#52. Posted by: Vikki at June 27, 2008 8:28 AM

Actually, no need to hunt around for a URL. Just press the silver button at the bottom of the blog map labeled "Stats, pics, map members" and the expanded map will open in another browser window with all the extras.

#53. Posted by: Cecil Rose at June 27, 2008 10:01 AM

→ 51. MorBid0: Six degrees of LOST & Kevin Bacon:

I found a site that will calculate the "Bacon Number" (the distance separating Bacon from another actor). Every actor/actress on LOST whose name I could remember has a Bacon No. of 2 (just one person between Bacon & the actor/actress) except for Yunjin Kim & Malcolm David Kelley, who are both 3s. I could probably spend all day calculating Bacon Nos.—curiously addictive....

#54. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at June 27, 2008 11:06 AM

Wow, I don’t know what ANON2 is doing with that FDW, but Wisconsin is now gone. Along with a few folks from Ohio. Freaky.

Anyhoo, shout-outs for the day go to:

Tozeur Hilton, Tunisia – please send the bill to New Jersey, c/o ilovebenjaminlinusxx! ;)
Karrie in Washington – a proud Jack fan, and not just by default!
Matt in Virginia – that’s quit the view!
DW in OH – howdy neighbor!
xanadude in Mississippi – and again, and again, and again!
n. in South Carolina – you have your very own island?! ;)
LRG in Medina – a fellow Des fan!
Erika in Washington – a WC Des fan!
Vikki – glad you made it!

@Heather/50: Is this your first time watching Season One? Enjoy!

Just thought of a few more people we are missing: r-Yawn from the Netherlands, and Scooby-Dude!!

#55. Posted by: Clementine at June 27, 2008 12:57 PM

p.s. Shout-out to Lost Arkie – your pretty kitty is a Des fan, too? Awesome!

#56. Posted by: Clementine at June 27, 2008 1:03 PM

p.p.s. Matt in Va - I believe I meant to say that's "quite" the view, so please don't "quit" your view, instead :)

#57. Posted by: Clementine at June 27, 2008 1:11 PM

re: 54. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at June 27, 2008 11:06 AM
================
Carlton & J.J. have a "Bacon Number" of 2.

Damon L. does not have any connection at all... and that is with all of the variables max'd out.

Cindy has 3 degrees of Bacon Separation... and surprisingly - her scarf - 6 degrees!

oracleofbacon.org

#58. Posted by: MorBid0 at June 27, 2008 6:15 PM

@ Clemintine-
Thanks for the snaps!

Great map- so much fun to see everyone and where they reside...

Question- Has anyone seen the South Park Lost Photo that becre8ive was making?

#59. Posted by: Sillygirl0630 at June 27, 2008 7:42 PM

We have our first map pin from South America!

And hola! Julia from Cordoba, Argentina,

We've also had pins from Africa and Asia, but I'm not quite sure if we can consider them "Firsts", since they seem to be posted by commercial entities seeking contact with customers.

And where are our friends from Australia? Hey, guys, "Lost" STARTS there, and more of the off-island scenes have been set there than anywhere else. So check in, already!

#60. Posted by: Cecil at June 27, 2008 7:42 PM

#59 Sillygirl0630:

No one seems to hAve heard from bcre8ve lately, so he's probably locked in the laboratory cooking up somEthing fiendish.

#61. Posted by: Cecil at June 27, 2008 7:45 PM

And the mystery of the missing pins continues.

Pins have disappeared from Chattanoogs, Charlotte, and Greesnboro, lately.


Are people pulling their pins back out, or is Frapper dropping them, intentionally or un?

Is seems to be only anonymous pins that disappear, but we've still got plenty of those, so what gives?

And the anonymous no-location pins that fomerly nestled in Kansas are gone, so that's not much of an issue any more.

?

#62. Posted by: Cecil at June 27, 2008 7:52 PM

Have you noticed it's possible to sent email to another map member through Frapper? And yet uphold the anonymity of your email address if you wish. You get an email notice from Frapper to click a link and see what somebody has sent you.

It's a nice service to correspond with folks and yet preserve some distance from folks you've not really meant face to face.

I've only met one Lost blogger/map pin personally. Bunnylover and her husband invited me to meet them in Raleigh for the nth renewal of the "Third Saturday in October" Alabama-Tennesse rivalry. She's very nice, even if she does wear GANO. And the Tennessee fans, whose turf this was, were somewhat subdued by a fine Tide victory. Hope we can repeat this year.(fingers crossed)

#63. Posted by: alabama at June 27, 2008 8:01 PM

@alabama/63
I'm quite drunk, and STILL do not get GANO ... one vowel short of guano (I would hope she's not wearing it)? A call-out to Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes?

Help?

Color me stoopid ...

#64. Posted by: ealgumby at June 27, 2008 8:40 PM

ealgumby:

(No silly walks, now)

GANO = Gawd Awful Neon Orange

An affectation of Univ of Tenn fans.

#65. Posted by: Cecil Rose at June 27, 2008 9:22 PM

Someone asked my doggie's name. It's Frodo, he's an old beagle and is lying on his pillow by the window next to the pc.

Cecil, Maybe the anon pins are mistakes and people are realizing they are in the wrong place. Not easy to understand tech if you are not familiar with it.

#66. Posted by: berkyo at June 28, 2008 2:11 PM

41. Posted by: meg
@Bunnylover - You are from Wilson?? I graduated from ECU, right in your back yard.

Small world heh? I am not actually "from" Wilson. I just work and live there. I'm originally from High Point, NC, the furniture capital of the world! Also lived in Houston, TX, a couple of hot, hot, years. Then in Raleigh, NC, up until 6 years ago when I moved to Wilson for my job. BIG difference. Of course, I'd rather be from TENNESSEE!! (My Dad was from TN.)

@Cecil aka Alabama - Don't be makin fun of my GANO. I have plenty more hanging in my closet that will make your eyes bleed...

GO VOLS!!!!!

#67. Posted by: BunnyLover at June 30, 2008 3:03 PM

With a map pin from Manilia, Phillipines, we have our first definitly Asian pin. I was going to count the one from Istanbul as half-Asian, because the city is on both sides of the straits that are the traditional dividing line between Europe and Asia.

Europe is getting well-populated with virtual map pins from:

Ireland
Scotland
England
France (Yay, En Provence!)
Germany
Netherlands
Turkey
Spain
(but what happened to our Finnish friend?)

Still waiting to hear from: Africa, Australia, Antarctica (come one folks from McMurdo station - surely you follow "Lost" on the Internet).

#68. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 1, 2008 1:39 PM

No, it's not my first time...wow...I haven't said that since...well, I can't remember when, but anyway! Me and my son were freaking out about what to do while lost was off. So, we decided to watch it from the begining. It is crazy to see things like Locke telling 3(or so) people in the 2nd or 3rd episode "Don't tell me what I can't do!" One little phrase ALL the seasons later and it is like WOW! It was already here all along! Amazing! I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!

#69. Posted by: Heather at July 1, 2008 8:58 PM

@69 Heather:

My twelve year old grandson has been staying with us a while and has gotten the "Lost' fever. He's powered through the S1-S3 disks in less than a week. I haven't been home to watch them all with him, but it's been fun sitting down and 'watching' them anew through his eyes.

He gets very frustrated when I won't tell him how some sub-theme comes out, advising him the "watch the show and see for yourself", not wanting to spoil any big developments.

And always cautioning that "not everything anyone says is true. You have to evaluate for yourself." Then extending this principle to the things he sees in TV ads, or on the news. Excellent teaching experience.

#70. Posted by: Cecil at July 2, 2008 6:06 PM

Well, I see we have a friend from Sweden on the map. And another from Madrid. Vilkommen (if that's the right word), and Hola amigo/a.

Pins continue to mysteriously disappear. I'm not sure why that is. I'm pretty sure none with a picture have disappeared, and fairly sure none with a name has. If I'm right about that, it may be that Frappr 'evaporates' pins that are anonymous after a set period.

So I'd advise anyone new to put at least a name as well as a location on your pin. It can be a made up location. A greeting/shout-out might help, too. And of course we love pictures or clever avatars (shout out to welh).

I've become aware of another dumb mistake on my part. I didn't make a pin color for Locke Fans. So I'm giving up the Green Square to Locke - nobody else used it anyway. And I'm sorry we don't have a few more colors/shapes for other characters - I know we have at least one Daniel Faraday fan out there (shout out to SamFin), and there might be some Miles Straum fans too, but 'what are you gonna do?', to quote Tony Soprano.

#71. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 2, 2008 6:21 PM

Errata:

I didn't mean to say "made up location" above.

I meant to say "made up name". Give us your real location - city will do, even state if you'd rather not get too specific.

#72. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 2, 2008 9:57 PM

@Cecil/70
"'not everything anyone says is true. You have to evaluate for yourself.' Then extending this principle to the things he sees in TV ads, or on the news."

... or on McLaughlin Group ...

BTW Pat B. ... I would hope you are wrong in your assessment of "investment" ... although I must applaud you for at least being somewhat consistent in your belief system ...

For those who may have missed last week's epi of scintillating discussion, Pat essentially equated market manipulation via commodity speculation, with the rise and fall of the stock market, in the same way historical cycles of lynx/rabbit populations have come in boom and bust. Wild fluctuations are but a characteristic of the free market, in Pat's mind, and since we "all" invest, "speculator" is merely a derogatory term for "investor."

I went first to dictionary.com to find what it had to say about "speculator":

1. a person who is engaged in commercial or financial speculation

The related def for "speculation" then followed as:

5. engagement in business transactions involving considerable risk but offering the chance of large gains, esp. trading in commodities, stocks, etc., in the hope of profit from changes in the market price.

I combined the two to come up with:

"a person who is engaged in business transactions involving considerable risk but offering the chance of large gains, esp. trading in commodities, stocks, etc., in the hope of profit from changes in the market price."

Then I looked up "investor" and got this:

1. to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.

3. to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose or to achieve something.

Unlike Pat, I do not equate the two ... speculation inherently involves great risk, and the intent of achieving great gains. Investment does not ... "profitable" returns do not equate to "large gains," and "for a purpose to achieve something" does not equate to risky profit ventures without productivity.

Yet Pat attributes the rise in oil (and all commodity) prices to "investment" as "speculation" is the same thing, in his mind ... I am left questioning the soundness of his mind.

IMO ... investment, good. Stock market (generally), good. Commodity speculation ... bad. Everyone suffers in the end as a result (including the mutual funds Pat liked to point out as examples of how we are all in this), both on the "upside" when increased prices for everything hurt all of those not in the "rich" category, and when the bubble bursts (and all those mutual funds Pat liked to ref lose value and retirement accounts shrink) ... the ONLY ones who gain ... are the "speculators" who adeptly pump and dump the market.

But that's "all" of us, right, Pat? Only if you look in the mirror and think "all" of us are "you" ... GFY, Pat. Don't think I'd even hear that from Eleanor ...

- Erik

#73. Posted by: ealgumby at July 2, 2008 10:17 PM

eal ols boy,

Of course "investor' is a term that, like most things, exists in a spectrum, from the super conservative investor who only buys T-Bills and AAAA bonds with a fixed but guaranteed return, to the middle road investors who like a mix of stocks spread across a wide specum of industries in hopes of more gain but relatively low-risk appreciation, to the way out guys who do penny stocks, oil wildcatting, commodities futures, and anything with a promise of a quick or really large payoff, accepting a large dollop of risk.

We call the folks at one end of the spectum "grandma" and at the other end "speculator", but they're all investors.

#74. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 3, 2008 9:56 AM

@Cecil Rose/74

Of course "driver” is a term that, like most things, exists in a spectrum, from the super conservative driver who only stays in the right lane and always travels within a fixed but safe rate below the speed limit, to the middle road drivers who occupy a mix of lanes spread across a wide spectrum of speeds in hopes of gaining time but relatively low-risk of accident, to the way out guys who do no-signal multiple lane changes, tailgating, excessive speeding, and anything with a promise of a quick or really large payoff in terms of acceleration, accepting a large dollop of risk.

We call the folks at one end of the spectrum "grandma" and at the other end "reckless," but they're all drivers.

Please excuse my sarcasm, but maybe you see my point. Ask a reckless driver to explain their behavior, and you’ll hear the same mantra: (1) I know what I’m doing, (2) everyone else does it, and (3) I accept the personal risk. There are, hopefully, apparent holes in this line of thinking …

(1) “I know what I’m doing” … Really? These guys (usually) couldn’t find their way around a NASCAR track (or F1/Indy if you prefer), and typically display evidence they don’t (from hand-over-hand steering, to taking curves below the line, to swerving lane changes, etc.). Why is it these guys are always the ones spun around off the road when the weather turns?
(2) “Everyone else does it” … Really? I guess that statement holds true if “everyone” translates to “I have company.” The fact reckless drivers stand out is evidence that not everyone else is doing it.
(3) “I accept the personal risk” … This is the one I have real trouble with. For the sake of argument, let’s say our reckless driver crashes in a single-car accident … no one was hurt, right? Not true … let me count the ways: (1) increased auto insurance rates for everyone else, every time an unnecessary accident takes place, (2) increased health insurance for everyone else, yadda yadda yadda, (3) increased local tax rates to fund emergency crews, police, etc., who are called upon to deal with every said accident, (4) loss of time (and time is money) for all other drivers who inevitably must slow down to pass the accident scene, (5) potential damage to the environment/infrastructure due to the accident, which may need to be repaired (again, at cost to all). These are the “hidden” societal costs of “personal risk” ending badly, yet the reckless driver refuses to acknowledge these, because “it’ll never happen to them.”

More importantly, reckless drivers endanger others. When the single-car accident becomes a multi-car accident, all previous “personal risk” arguments go out the window.

This may all seem obvious, but excuse my somewhat ham-fisted analogy to speculative investors, because on that front, the flaws in justification may be less obvious …

Like the reckless driver, the “reckless investor” often falls upon the same logic: (1) I know what I’m doing, (2) everyone else does it, and (3) I accept the personal risk.

Now, let’s expose the apparently less-evident holes in this line of thinking …

(4) “I know what I’m doing” … Really? These guys (usually) couldn’t find their way around a stock exchange, and typically display evidence they don’t (from day-traders getting burned by the dot-com bust, flippers getting burned by the RE bust, and the yet to determined masses of novice futures traders who will get burned by the current commodity bubble. Why is it these guys are always the ones looking for help from the government when the market turns?
(5) “Everyone else does it” … Really? I guess that statement holds true if “everyone” translates to “I have company.” The fact reckless investors stand out (in the aftermath) is evidence that not everyone else is doing it.
(6) “I accept the personal risk” … This is the one I have real trouble with. For the sake of argument, let’s say our reckless commodity investor crashes and burns, ending up in bankruptcy … no one was hurt, right? Not true … let me count the ways: (1) increased prices for everyone else, for everything, (2) increased insurance rates for everyone else, as everything is now more expensive to protect, (3) loss of value for everyone else’s retirement accounts, as stock markets drop due to rising prices, (4) loss of time (and time is money) for all other investors who inevitably must juggle their finances as a result, or maybe look for a new job, (5) potential damage to the economy due to both the “boom” and “bust,” which may need to be repaired via legislative or fiscal policy changes (again, at cost to all). These are the “hidden” societal costs of speculative “personal risk” ending badly, yet the reckless investor refuses to acknowledge these, because “it’ll never happen to them.”

More importantly, reckless investors endanger others. When the wave of single-investor wipeouts produce multi-citizen financial crises, all previous “personal risk” arguments go out the window.

Please excuse my sarcasm once again, but maybe you see my point.

In conclusion, on this eve of American Independence Day, I must point out with immense national pride that such intellectual sparring is, unfortunately, unheard of in much of the world, and I express sadness for those who do not enjoy such freedom. I’m quite sure that if Pat Buchanan had time in his busy day to peruse our humble blog, he’d chuckle over my previous diatribes. And that is what makes this country great … like them or not, everyone has the right to express their own opinions, and we can feel free to ignore them with a knowing laugh, or engage in free debate, without fear of reprisal. I am quite certain, that as one who questions authority at nearly every opportunity, I would have long ago been either imprisoned or executed in most any other human existence, given random chance of birthplace. For this I am profoundly grateful to have born an American, and revel in my ability to express myself.

Until YAGR (Yet Another Gumby Rant) … happy Independence Day to all Americans! Enjoy your freedom …

#75. Posted by: ealgumby at July 3, 2008 8:02 PM

"I’m quite sure that if Pat Buchanan had time in his busy day to peruse our humble blog, he’d chuckle over my previous diatribes."

How do you know I don't. er, I mean he doesn't?

#76. Posted by: B/P at July 3, 2008 9:29 PM

I know it's sexist, and I shouldn't say it, but....

Have we got a bunch of hot women in this blog, or what?

Bad Cecil, bad, bad Cecil.

#77. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 3, 2008 9:33 PM

@B/P 76

:)

And I know you're not really PB, because (like me), he can't shut his mouth to save his life, and would surely have a multi-page response, intended or not ...

Nice try though ...

#78. Posted by: ealgumby at July 3, 2008 10:17 PM

@B/P 76

BTW, B/P ... where are you on the map?

#79. Posted by: ealgumby at July 3, 2008 10:18 PM

@Cecil Rose/77

Yes, we do!

No need for bad, bad, Cecil self-flagellation ... truth is truth.

And don't even get me started on the philosophical/theological/metaphysical implications of that statement!

#80. Posted by: ealgumby at July 3, 2008 10:29 PM

With the number of pins mounting in the Research Triangle are of North Carolina mayhaps we will really have an S-5 party mext January.

Welcome to the latest "Ethan's Girl" from Durham, and I'm sorry I ran out of pins pfore I could assign one to William Mapother but we know where your heart lies, even if you're currently registered as a Des fan.

Also in or near the Triangle are

myself - Wake County - Locke
Frogurt - Fuquay-Varina - Ben
Bunnylover - Wilson - Sawyer

We had a pin in Greensboro and another in Charlotte for a while but they were some of the mysterious disappearances.

#81. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 8, 2008 6:43 PM

I love to sit on the park bench here under the tree, and listen to you guys.

Or maybe it's a bar stool on a hot afternoon?

Or maybe I'm waiting in line with new books in my bag ,for a caramel machiato at Barnes and Noble.

And I'd rather listen to you guys than PB! Sorry Pat.

#82. Posted by: berkyo at July 9, 2008 9:11 AM

→ 81. Cecil Rose: Pins' mysterious disappearances:

They went to the island on the submarine. ; >

#83. Posted by: Alaïs_Longthought at July 9, 2008 12:49 PM

I love to sit on the park bench here under the tree, and listen to you guys.

(so... you are Hurley in a robe listening to Charlie and the whispers?)

Or maybe it's a bar stool on a hot afternoon?

(so... you are Desmond trying to predict soccer matches?)

Or maybe I'm waiting in line with new books in my bag ,for a caramel machiato at Barnes and Noble.

(Oh... you're Tom Friendly) :]

#84. Posted by: MorBid0 at July 9, 2008 3:23 PM

Whadya think, guys>

Has Carlton Cuze been reading the blog, or is 'Neal Mindflood' just using his pic as an avatar? (See the Kate fan pin in Hollywood)

And aloha to momilani in Honolulu. Hang with any cast members? Been out to the set?

And someone (possibly a sheriff?) has checked in from Nottingham England.

#85. Posted by: Cecil at July 9, 2008 5:17 PM

hahahaha!! i'm the first from Asia!

#86. Posted by: arvee at July 10, 2008 8:30 PM

@arvee/86

If you're from Manila (guessing?), I fear your pin will soon disappear w/o a name on it ...

#87. Posted by: ealgumby at July 10, 2008 10:15 PM

Welcome, arvee! As ealgumby says above, Frappr map pins tend to dissappear (we had a Philipino pin earlier) unless you enter at least some supplemental information, a name, a greeting, or a pic (neither the name nor the pic have to be real - note the many avatars on the current pins).

We hope you'll keep coming back to the Lost blogs and adding your comemnts on the show. How is it received in the Phillipines?

#88. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 11, 2008 10:48 AM

Whaddya know? A Scot who's not a Desmond fan!

Welcome Locke-fan Laura! And a charming cottage it is, too. Please tell me it's yours and not just a generic picture.

(Yes, I know you can be a fan of more that one character, but Frappr just doesan't provide for multi-colored pins.)

#89. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 14, 2008 9:10 PM

Hello. Hope everyone's having a great summer!

I tried to join/post a pic a few weeks ago but I ran into all kinds of problems.

(thanks for noticing, Clementine!)

Would someone resend the URL -- either I'm using an old link or my old, creaky computer was acting up again. When I try to join it first locates me in California and then it appears that the way I'm supposed to join is to edit an existing profile, change the location and then change the picture. Seems weird and I don't want to accidentally mess with someone else's pin.

Thanks in advance. Can't believe it's already mid-July. Geez.

#90. Posted by: Scooby-Dude at July 18, 2008 1:02 PM

Scoob,

There's a map right up at the top of this blog. No need for a link. Or just click on the gray bar at the bottom to open it directly (so as to see it a bit larger) and save that link.

To add yourself, just click the "Add yourself" square at the upper left. I believe it will create a pin in the center of the country or your state and then just click "move this pin" and fill in location, then you can add the other things. (picture, shout out, choice of pin color/shape)

#91. Posted by: Cecil at July 20, 2008 11:58 AM

Cecil @ 89
And no comment about my cabin?
That's my real home, 30 years ago!
There's a current pic in photo's. It's now the flame (note dish antenna's on the deck) instead of Jacob's.

#92. Posted by: mtncbn at July 21, 2008 4:34 PM

@92 mtncbn complained:

>Cecil @ 89
>And no comment about my cabin?
That's my real home, 30 years ago!
There's a current pic in photo's. It's now the flame (note dish antenna's on the deck) instead of Jacob's.

I figured that must be yours from the logon name you use. Wow, I envy you that cabin and location. What do you do out there in the panhandle? My wife's got rlatives in Coeur d'Alene, and we've visited there, once. Noce country.

I couldn't find the modern picture in
"Photos", but then discovered it under "Members". So that's how you get "Lost" way out there.

#93. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 22, 2008 5:39 PM

Actually I get 10 digital channels off of a regular TV antenna, all from Spokane 60 miles away! (I can see that far)
I haven't worked in 7 years, the warranty on my back ran out. The last 13 years before that I worked in Spokane, there are very few good jobs up here. Now I just try to get my firewood in each year. We had 10' of snow on the ground last winter, total snow fall was over 20'. Even with a dozer plowing snow, I was snowed in for over 2 weeks.

#94. Posted by: mtncbn at July 22, 2008 7:10 PM

mtncbn:

Hope you have somebody to snuggle with in all that snow-in time. Could be rather enjoyable with the right person, as long as you're prepared, and it sounds like you are.

Longest I've ever been snowed in around here was about three days in the great 20 inch (not feet) snow of 'ought-ought.

Of course with the Southern drivers around Raleigh, an inch of snow can be a major disaster, with ten hour commutes home that normally take thirty minutes, and tales to tell around the coffee pot next day at work.

#95. Posted by: Cecil at July 23, 2008 9:24 AM

Hey, RansonJackson! Didn't you use to be in the Chicago area? How come your pin's migrated to Kansas?

#96. Posted by: Cecil Rose at July 23, 2008 9:36 AM

We have a new pin! From the "Live Free or Die" state, folks meet:

DHARMAQUEEN!

Say, can I get some of those fish biscuits?

#97. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 7, 2008 7:15 PM

And while I'm at it, I don't think I ever properly acknowledged.

Hussein Jodiyawalla, from the Jolly Old,
Casey, from Pompani Beach, Florida
Andrew, from Winthrop, MA

welcome, and I hope you'll join in the conversations, both now, on the "Random Topics - Hiatus Edition" thread, and when S-5 kicks off, on the show oriented topics. How about telling us how you found the friendliest blog on the web?

#98. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 7, 2008 7:21 PM

New Map Pions!

Welcome bean116 from Jacksonville, Florida. The F-State's getting fairly crowded with pins. Hope all you folks are coming through almost-a-hurricane Fay all right.

And welcome an international pin (at least from our point of view - Stilianos, fron Greece! Home of the Olympics! Are you losing as much sleep as we are here on the east coast - shifted exactly 12 hours from Beijing time?

#99. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 20, 2008 1:05 PM

So one of the reacent map additions is "Neal Mindflood", in Los Angeles - Hollywood to be precise, and with a Carlton Cuze avatar )or could it be...?)

Anyway, I knew I'd seen that rather memorable moniker before. So a little web search turned up a comment on my "Lost Experience" essay, and a few cogent Lost blog comments in 2007.

Neal, buddy, it appears you're still around and what, just lurking all this time? Hope you post more often, as what you had to say before was interesting and thought provoking.

#100. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 28, 2008 1:48 PM

Hi back CecilRose!
We are through one almost hurricane and onto two (or three) more almost hurricanes. I am thankfull for the almost part.

#101. Posted by: bean116 at September 3, 2008 4:39 PM

Hey Bean116, et al.

Hanna turned into just a big rain storm here - 5 inches - pretty much ending our drought. Hope you dodge Ike OK, but it doesn't look good for our friends in Louisiana/Texas.

Wonder if Frappr's gone kaput? The map's disappeared from the top of this page, nor can it be accessed by direct URL.

#102. Posted by: Cecil Rose at September 8, 2008 1:57 PM

Whoops! No sooner I say that thanit comes back. Must have been a temporary server glitch.

#103. Posted by: Cecil at September 8, 2008 1:59 PM

From the map, I see we have at least two members directly in the path of Ike ... Therese and Bethany ... but I'm sure there are others as well.

I hope you are all doing well, and have weathered the storm safely. My prayers are with you.

#104. Posted by: ealgumby at September 13, 2008 2:06 PM

Anf our first new pin in quite a while,

Welcome, eastmania, from Cedar rapis Iowa!

Lotta rain this week? (As Ike proceeds tot he Great Lakes.)

#105. Posted by: Cecil Rose at September 15, 2008 7:34 PM

And another new map pin, CC Boston from Stoneham, MA

Welcome. An Rrrrrrrrrrrrribit.

#106. Posted by: Cecil Rose at September 17, 2008 4:01 PM

Just took a closer look at Andrew from
Winthrop, MA's picture, and he seems to ahve a close relationship with Mr. Cluck.

#107. Posted by: Cecil Rose at September 26, 2008 12:34 PM

Good news! I was finally able to convince my brother, DarrelAnn, to post his/her picture on the "CecilMap". Just don't give it away to him that his location is actually published there also . . . this would really put a crimp in the old "witness protection" thing, if you know what I mean . . .

#108. Posted by: davidrh at October 6, 2008 6:58 AM

New Map Pins

Lost4ever - Apparently a Browns fan. Our sympathies.

JoePike - from the birthplace of aviation (But we've got "First in Flight" on our license plates here in NC, neener, neener, neener.)

Davidrh's 'brother' DarrelAnn from an undisclosed but highly scenic loaction in witness protection.

Howdy, yall! Welcome to the map, now come post on the blog as we wait out the long hiatus until LOST returns.

#109. Posted by: Cecil Rose at October 6, 2008 6:03 PM

Thanks for the welcome Cecil. I remember trying several times previously, but everytime I came back, I was erased. Yes, I am a Brown's fan, as well as anything else Cleveland.:)

#110. Posted by: lost4ever at October 13, 2008 8:32 PM

And mac's opened the comments back up so we can chat.

Welcome to our two newsest map pins, Mike Webster and Tricia, both from New Zealand. Do you two know each other or is it just a coincidence we get two New Zealanders in a row?

Tricia - is that a very dusty golf course, or is the tee on one of New Zealand's geysers?

And I think this is another new one - lifesabitch from Brunswick, Maine.

In response to lost4ever's comment, I think the Frappr software removes blank pins after a while. So adding more information - a comment, a picture or icon, a city, etc makes the pins "sticky". Plus it is more interesting, and the order of presentation on the slider bar at the left of the map seems to be newest first (your own is always on top) but the ones with the most additioonal information appear before those with fewer items.

We only got this map up as the season 4 ended, so I hope all our returning friends returning for season 5 will stop by and leave a pin and a note.

Still waiting for someone from Australia, where flight 815 originated, after all, and where I understand there are a lot of "Lost" fans, to stop by and put themselves on the map. It's the only continent where we don't have a pin. (Unless New Zealand counts - what say you, Mike and Tricia?) Of course I'm a little suspicious of the Antarctica pin - those Widmore folks may be disguising their true position...

#111. Posted by: Cecil Rose at December 19, 2008 12:33 PM

And another International pin as Shikotee fron Ontario, Canada checks in...

Welcome!

Yes, I realize it's only international from our USAn point of view.

#112. Posted by: Cecil at December 31, 2008 9:59 AM

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

It's Crispy Seaplanes!

An old friend checks in from the frozen north of Rochester, NY.

Say "Hey!" to Crispy everybody. Looking forward to the discussions when Lost resumes.

#113. Posted by: Cecil Rose at January 9, 2009 1:21 PM

Where to find the free animated electronic birthday cards in the Internet? http://zkslgufbwr.goodaddress.eu/blackber05/map.html

#114. Posted by: wInfuffGep at January 10, 2009 5:50 PM

We have another Lostie checking in from
Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Welcome green!

Hope you stick around and post on the review blogs which will be cranking up in just six days. Read the awesome mac, then give us your take on the season opener.

#115. Posted by: Cecil Rose at January 15, 2009 10:00 AM

Wow, we have people living in Reston? I work in Herndon (yes, my commute sucks), and we head to Reston Town Center pretty frequently. Small island...

#116. Posted by: FenwayBen at January 20, 2009 2:22 AM

And a new freiend, |Lorien|, a Ben fan, checks in from [Not In] Portland, OR.

Welcome |Lorien|! How do you pronounce those two vertical bars?

#117. Posted by: Cecil Rose at January 23, 2009 4:05 PM

vacc,

If you're out there, I can see your photos in the photo section, but no pins in the map. ???

#118. Posted by: Cecil at January 23, 2009 4:06 PM

@ealgumby - I just joined the group "my brain hurts" on facebook today. If you're a fb-er, look for it.

#119. Posted by: hurling at January 27, 2009 2:56 PM

Another new map member "jst" from
Clovis, CA!

Of course you don't need any biscuits. You're extinct (in California, at least). I believe the last Grizzly sighting there was around 1912.

Come over and post on the episodes blogs!

#120. Posted by: Cecil at January 28, 2009 3:20 PM

We should have a "I belong to Mac's Blog" group on FB.

#121. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at January 28, 2009 6:15 PM

Several new folk have pinned in:

Let's welcome:

ChristinaLVT
Carmel, NY

freckles
Los Angeles, CA

Thundarr The Barbarian
Cedarburg, WI

ChiTownTeach
Chicago, IL

pixie chick
Torrance, CA

Say, pixie chick, I lived the first two years of my married life in Torrance, before buying a house in Carson, and after my Redondo Beach bachelor days.

Now we're here near downtown Apex, North Carolina. No more earthquakes, just the odd hurricane now and then.

#122. Posted by: Cecil Rose at February 2, 2009 4:51 PM

And two more new losties!

sandivon from Blairsville, GA

A bewitching place, I'm sure.

and

Rudy from Reston, VA

What team's that logo from, Rudy?

#123. Posted by: Cecil Rose at February 3, 2009 5:58 PM

First time I've been able to check back here in a while -

Recent signups:

Scooby-Dude (Yay!)
New York, NY 10003, USA

Lost in ca (Surf's Up!)
Huntington Beach, CA, USA

Peg Leg Rider (Nice Chopper!)
Suwanee, GA 30024, USA

Christine (Big Love fan?)
Provo, UT, USA

Not an Other (How can we be sure?)
Lubbock, TX, USA

Welcome all, now please join us in commenting in the episode blogs.

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