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LOST Caption: The Art of Jeremy Bentham

The obituary for Jeremy Bentham stated that the deceased was an artist. In Season four's mind boggling installment "Cabin Fever", we find out why. Here is an early drawing by young John Locke, which was proudly displayed in the living room of his foster home. This unique work of art work gets the attention of the visiting Richard Alpert, who already believes that Locke may be a very special child.

But if you look very closely at the drawing, you'll notice that one thing is missing - the perfect photo caption!  Let's help the future Island leader and coffin dweller by giving his drawing the caption it truly deserves - or perhaps a really fitting title for this exquisite work of art.

On behalf of the DeGroots, Alvar Hanso, and all of us here at the Lost Blog - thank you, Namasté, and good luck

locke drawing

Posted by vacc on January 16, 2009 1:32 PM |

"And your little dog Toto, too..."

#1. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 3:48 PM

Where John Locke's hair went - Smokey ripped it off.

#2. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 3:49 PM

What's going to happen to vacc if he doesn't stick a pin in the Lost Reader Map. You too!

#3. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 3:51 PM

"Where's Dr. House when I need him?"

#4. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 3:52 PM

"Warning. Smoke monsters may be associated with extreme weight loss."

#5. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 3:53 PM

"John Locke. The Mr. Bill of Lost. Oh, noooooooooo..."

#6. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 3:55 PM

"Every child's nightmare. Explosion in a Slinky factory."

#7. Posted by: alabamao68 at January 16, 2009 3:57 PM

@cecil #3 -> I pinned the Lost Blog map about a month ago..

#8. Posted by: vacc at January 16, 2009 4:04 PM

Six Degrees of Separation.
- Monsterous Smokey-Smokerson attacks boy Locke.
- Attacker goes "Up in Smoke" (like his pot farm adventure).
- "Up in Smoke" is Cheech & Chong vehicle.
- Cheech is Hurley's Dad.
- Hurley is anti-luck.
- Anti-luck landed Locke on the island... where he got use of the feet his is missing in his childhood artistry.

[[say that 5 times really fast "... anti-luck landed Locke on the island..."]]

#9. Posted by: DocH at January 16, 2009 6:03 PM

@8 vacc testified:

>@cecil #3 -> I pinned the Lost Blog map about a month ago..

Under what name? Did I miss it?

#10. Posted by: Cecil at January 16, 2009 6:53 PM

@Cecil #10 - I swear I did this before, but now I can't find myself on the map. Perhaps this was s side effect of moving the Island? I did it again this AM. Posted under the name "vacc" of course in central NJ (right near I♥Ben). My headshot photo is superimposed over a Marvin Candle orientation video and "I only take orders from Jacob" as a shoutout.

#11. Posted by: vacc at January 17, 2009 10:07 AM

doc and cecil both made me laugh on a cold snowy morning in Northern Pa. But I have to give my vote to Doc. Pretty good connecting.

#12. Posted by: berkyo at January 18, 2009 10:24 AM

Charlie Brown: Now Pig Pen, hold that football steady and don't pull it away like Lucy always does. (takes a few steps back) This time I'm really going to kick that football! (Charges the ball)

Pig Pen: (pulls away football at last second)

Charlie Brown: AAAAAAARGGHH! (lands on his back) Good Grief!

#13. Posted by: vacc at January 18, 2009 12:10 PM

haha, cecil i was totally thinking of mr. bill!

oh my goodness can you belive that lost is ony three days away????
and is it just me or does mr unfortunate stick figure look like keamy a bit?

#14. Posted by: ximaginaryPBx at January 19, 2009 12:41 AM

---early prediction of his legs being useless....

#15. Posted by: Red...Neck...Man at January 19, 2009 6:42 AM

Aunti Em, Auntie Em! It's a twister!

#16. Posted by: Crispy Seaplanes at January 19, 2009 10:34 AM

Mr. Eko made me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry!

#17. Posted by: FenwayBen at January 20, 2009 1:52 AM

Lady Sarah: See, kid, THAT'S a twister. The thing you identified as a twister didn't even qualify as a dust storm.

If anyone else saw AUSTRALIA(Baz Luhrman, not Jean-Jacques Andrien), they'll get it. Being Australian, I have to say I now understand why everyone thinks we ride kangaroos, if that movie was anything to go by. I almost cried when I saw the kangaroos racing the car, and the wallaby hopping up that guys front lawn, but most of all, the little kid holding the joey. *shakes head* This movie was made by Australians, how could THEY get it so wrong?

#18. Posted by: Arinen at January 20, 2009 4:53 PM

[Referring to how Ben has the supposed ability to "call" smokey]

Person in Picture (Assuming it's Locke): SMOKEYYYY!!!

#19. Posted by: ilovebenjaminlinusxx at January 20, 2009 5:23 PM

joe biden - on his back - no mister obama - i'll do whatever your wife says - now that she is in charge. but i sure wish you had married sara palin instead...

#20. Posted by: ihatebenliberaliblxx at January 21, 2009 2:44 AM

For a five-year-old, we see a typical stick-figure diagram. However, there are several telling pieces in this drawing. First of all, the lack of digits upon the feet, while the hands are encumbered with such. What does this tell us? Either the child has an extraordinary sense of tactile ability, or the child has encountered incidences whereupon he has been called upon to use such skills prematurely. Second, the LACK of such digits upon the feet … this indicates a child saddled by onerous constraints, a child inhibited from freely expressing his native abilities, whatever they might be. Third, the face … exhibiting not JUST the typical “frowning face” of a sad child, but also the exacerbating lips of such. This child is profoundly saddened. Note also that the eyes are not bright and cheerful, but sad, and looking askance toward the doom of the impending storm.

We hardly need to look beyond the state of the child to understand what is happening here. Yet, the “cyclone” provides one more source of insight. This child sees himself as falling away from a great source of turmoil, of which he is NOT the cause! Still, he sees himself responsible in some sense, which is why the cyclone turns back toward him. The cyclone is about to swallow him, but then stops. This both puzzles him, and gives him a sense of purpose … “why didn’t the cyclone swallow me?”

Mrs. Locke, you have provided me with an adequate professional fee to evaluate him, but I feel I must ask … what might represent the cyclone?

I see. Well, a steady diet of regular social activities should accomplish wonders for him! The less he thinks about such things is for the best. I’ve seen such cases before, but the less they think of such outlandish devices, the better! If he persists in such illusions, I can refer you to another doctor who specializes in such things.

I see. Yes, I think it’s all for the best. ihatebenliberaliblxx will thank you eventually.

#21. Posted by: ealgumby at January 21, 2009 2:56 AM

Unlike the fourth of July's of previous years, John quickly realized this year's Black Snake firework display was taking on a life of its own and would soon be out of control!

#22. Posted by: Trinity at January 21, 2009 7:32 PM

Ah, yes.

It's all becoming clear to me.

The Smoke Monster is comprised solely of small particles of lead from Number Two pencils, animated only by Locke's egomaniacal belief in his own destiny.


#23. Posted by: Clementine at January 21, 2009 8:16 PM

Hey guys, remember me?? Miss ya'll. I'll be first tomorrow...:) (NOT)

#24. Posted by: meg at January 21, 2009 8:48 PM

Here's Hurly's Shirt from tonights episode:


#25. Posted by: daniel at January 21, 2009 10:44 PM

Hey all... Won't Meg be first?? Great episode- can't wait for Mac's recap! Woohoo!

#26. Posted by: sillygirl0630 at January 21, 2009 11:13 PM

that was so good, I need a cigarette! (kidding) I'm gonna try to sneak around the office server to read Mac's review at work tomorrow. BTW, Charles Widmore was irritating in S2-4. Now he's downright loathsome.

#27. Posted by: Trinity at January 21, 2009 11:35 PM


Have you offened the Island (map) gods? Still can't see your pin.

#28. Posted by: Cecil at January 22, 2009 12:57 PM

The new Dharma afro.

#29. Posted by: Dharma Gal at January 25, 2009 12:01 AM

Lost has had me on the edge of my seat since day one! I was heart broken to hear Jack’s ex wife tell him that she was leaving him for someone else, and was kinda hoping that he and Juliet would get together too. I hope that Sawyer doesn’t die in the 5th season and would feel even better if we discovered that not everyone on the freighter died-like Jin and Michael. I’m still wondering what that 4 toed statue was!

#30. Posted by: Dharma Gal at January 25, 2009 12:22 AM

@18, Arinen > :shrugs: I've held a joey. And fed adult kangaroos from my hand. And held a koala and a wombat as well.

Do I think that's what people living in the cities (or suburbs) of Australia do on a daily basis? Certainly not. Still loved the movie though, it was beautiful and romantic.

@23 Clementine > That was actually the basis for a very bad episode of Doctor Who called "Fear Her" afraid if that's the direction the producers are taking us!

#31. Posted by: FenwayBen at January 25, 2009 11:56 AM

I think that a majority of Australians have held joeys and fed kangaroos and other cute native animals.I've even petted a Tassie Devil (it was a non-vicious baby, but still cool). But kids certainly don't keep them as pets, even in the 1940s. I'm just saying, its no surprise people ask if we keep them as pets and ride them around like horses (this has actually happened to me) when stuff like that happens in movies that were made by Australians. Yes it was an awesome movie but moments like that made me cringe.

#32. Posted by: Arinen at February 3, 2009 4:04 AM

Ok, I'll try and stop being nitpicky now. Sorry guys. But I have to say that watching ... ah, I just can't help myself.

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