The Lost Blog
July 13, 2007 1:07 PM | Comments: 488
Um, excuse me Mac. But it's spelled ransom with an ess, not a dee.
Yeah mac! A general discussion area. Now... what to discuss? We are so used to you or RNM coming up with something. Not to mention the captions are always so fun. Last one turned out to be very, very punny too! I'll be away for the weekend, so I'll check in Sunday night to see where this topic heads. Have a great weekend all you witty wascally wabbits!
Random, Ransom, same thing, right?
In a crystal pool
Images of death, also
Means for dealing more
Just heard that in the Season 4 premier, Jack wins Head of Household.
A few days ago I figured out the entire Lost mystery. I searched the whole house for a pencil and paper to write it down because the DSL was out. Then I forgot everything. Go figure.
Meg - In a book on him I read, Jimi Hendrix once said he figured out the meaning of life, so he wrote it down. When he woke up from what must have been a drug induced stupor, he read what he had written... "blah, blah, blah". So you're in good company.
P.S. Do you guys all work at the same place or something? I only post once in a while, but I feel like I'm crashing a private party! Anyways, great site, ready for season 4!
Nah, we're spread out all over. Though we may get together in January for S-4 parties in Raleigh and Hawaii. We're banded together by the convivial place mac's establised and the excellence of his reviews.
Come on in, the more the merrier.
Hmm, maybe I should check out the Raleigh-area party...my brother & his family live in Apex. Are Crispy & I the only upstate New Yorkers?
Could somebody explain #5 above to me?
Cecil Rose....I'm guessing whatever country you live in doesn't have the TV show Big Brother. The statement in #5 was just a joke, not a real spoiler. In the show BB every week the contestants compete for Head of Household. Google Big Brother 8, and have a 'look-see'.
Thank you debi. I've deliberately limited myself to only a single reality show, so I'm blissfully ignorant of the details of Big Brother, the Apprentice, The Great Race (or whatever its name is), America's Top Model, The Batchelor, etc. Survivor Rulez!
Don't rub in the Carolina destinations!! I would give my right hand to be in Raleigh (or Charlotte, or Greenville, etc.)right now instead of in the rainy wetlands. In another month I'll have fish in my yard.
Somebody said something about Locke singing at that concert recently. I thought it was a joke until I saw him in acommercial. Is O'Quinn a musician? Or were my eyes playing tricks on me??
What is the protocol for having your posts removed? I have had atleast two removed....and as Robin Leach would say...."I don't know whyyyyy?"
**POSSIBLE LOST SPOILER ALERT!**
Going out on a limb here and if someone already posted this theory, than I'm sorry if I am not as original as I think I am:
Jack's Dad's (Christian Shepard)body landed on the island during the crash along with everybody and everything else - since he was bringing it back to LA... the body or now the man himself will be brought back to life or somehow will play a part in future storylines... remember Jack saying, "than go ask my father" during the final episode last season? Did the healing power of the island "heal" Christian Shepard... I'm sure Ben could answer that!
Just thinking out loud. Peace!
@meg/6 "A few days ago I figured out the entire Lost mystery. I searched the whole house for a pencil and paper to write it down because the DSL was out. Then I forgot everything. Go figure."
LOL! Reminded me of one of my favorite comedians, the late, great Mitch Hedberg:
"I'm a comedian so I have to write these jokes. So, I sit at the hotel at night and I think of something that's funny. Or, If the pen is too far away, I have to convince myself that what I thought of wasn't funny." - Mitch Hedberg
"I bought a seven-dollar pen because I always lose pens and I got sick of not caring." - Mitch Hedberg
How many of us wish we were on the Lost island?? Today I was thinking about how exciting it would be to grow up as one of the Others. I mean, if we survived the purge and all. You wouldn't have to worry about money or job training or career training. Yet, you'd have to worry about getting pregnant or getting killed by the smoke monster or Ben.
Yes, this sort of fantisizing led me to join the Peace Corps and I actually lived on an island similar to that for almost two years. Wasn't as exciting though. I'd spend months eating only bananas, rice and mangoes.It was dirty though (which that island seems clean), so I got very sick and skinny). Sleeping on uncomfortable things got me wondering why they never seem cranky. Why they don't get sick more often, what they do during there menses, and when they go potty, etc. Strange things, I know, but I'm drinking, hey, so I'm letting it all out.
@CecilRose - the reality shows you mentioned are about all we watch. You should check them out as they are very interesting. They give us something to look forward to each week, just like "Lost." We like Survivor and Big Brother the best - both of them have been around for a goop spell now, so they must have a good-sized audience.
@mif - if all of us were on the island, would we have computers? I'd hate to think that I couldn't send a meassage to the Lost blog for you to read, even though we would know each other. I wonder if we'd be mute when we found out island secrets like the Lost crew, or if we'd share them. One thing we know for sure - Charlie would not be first! :>)
@ButchM - Nah, no computers!!nAlthough I am an email addict, some of the best times are when I don't have time to check. We wouldn't be mute, we'd talk, yet maybe it wouldn't all be featured on prime time...:) Sometimes they allude to other conversations.
When I lived on my island (Biliran) I didn't have computer access unless I traveled by boat for almost a day. It was nice, but in retrospect....
@mac: Hurrah for the Random Topic Area! : ))
@meg: We better start planning our move to the island. Weâ€™ll need a typewriter and reams of paper for macâ€™s recaps. If Locke hasnâ€™t blown up all the computers yet, he soon will. And if Iâ€™m to survive with those crazies, a daily recap from mac will be crucial. And when I say crazies, I mean you guys.
We have the Dharma drop for essentials. Iâ€™ll pack some books, although Ben and Juliet seem to have a nice supply. Iâ€™m assuming we would live in Othersville. (I mean, *hello*, indoor plumbing!) Hmm, what else? Ah yes, weapons and explosives! Walkie-talkies. Bullet-proof vests. A doctor (Jackâ€™s not touching me.) Lots of snacks for our cast parties. Oh, but Locke blew up the satellite, so no TV. Cecil, bring your DVDs. A big-screen Plasma for the Othersville rec hall. A Hummer or two might be useful. But then weâ€™d need fuel and a mechanic. What am I missing?
@Cecil Rose: If youâ€™re ever looking to pick up another reality show, the Amazing Race is the best of the bunch. Educational and entertaining! I gave up on Survivor awhile back, but may tune in this year for the China locale.
@ButchM: Another BB fan here! Iâ€™m rooting for Evel Dick or Jameka at this point. Do you keep up with the spoilers online or only the shows?
Well, I have thousands of random thoughts every day, what else can I add?
Speaking of reality shows, why do women voluntarily apply for The Bachelor? And then have a group hallucination of falling in love with some man they met 10 days ago who is â€œamazingâ€ (not). And have an emotional breakdown if they donâ€™t get a rose. And why does the winner occasionally agree to marry a guy who just groped 5-10 other girls on national TV in the previous segment? Please tell me thereâ€™s a super-secret cash prize, cause otherwise: Blech.
Did you hear about the circus elephants wandering the streets of Ontario in the middle of the night and later found nibbling someoneâ€™s shrubbery? The police call was on the news: â€œWe just found an elephant walking down the street. Like, a full-grown elephant!â€ Police Operator: (silence). Their names were Bunny and Suzy. The video was hysterical. The title of the news segment: What happened when these pachyderms packed up their trunks and left the circus?
And finally...hereâ€™s a little something that still bothers me:
Why was Sayid digging a hole in the jungle in â€œThe Brigâ€ and what did he hit with the shovel?
i like them, they are good things
Last night I'd had a bit too much to drink when I posted. I never drink and drive, but the most trouble I get in is when I drink and surf (the net). I'm working on it.
Anyway, the first thing I thought of this morning was...oh damn, what sort of mumbo jumbo did I post there last night? When I tried to get on the website to check it was down and I thought...oh no, I crashed it!
Yikes - I'm starting to lose it with Lost. When is it going to be on again? When does season three come out? I know it's been posted a million times...
>How many of us wish we were on the Lost island??
I live on an island that looks an awful lot like the one on Lost. The beaches and jungle hikes are great, but the excitement otherwise peaks out at sitting in traffic for hours. :)
I have always thought that the whole island floats and Sayid hit some of the infastructure. And living under the island are where the little people come from and they are using the losties for entertainment. Maybe lost is their Reality show.
Oops I think reading Meg's post has got me going again. I quit drinking 20 years ago but I think I'm still pun drunk I mean punch drunk.
And finally, you guys are the greatest. I started reading this blog this year and went back and read all the old posts. Mac is the greatest ! lets run him for president..
Sayid dug up Nikki and Paolo and sifted the sand from their grave.
Now he's burying the diamonds.
No fool Sayid.
Too answer all of your drunken questions from #17:
Dharma toilet paper
Dharma food drops
Dr. Jack Shephard...good for what ails ya!
In response to JoePike #27 I would like to quote Phil #21/22:
"i like them, they are good things"
@Meg... Wow you are hard core! So if you had to, who would you compare your island experience character-wise to... Kate, Juliet, Rose, etc??? Silly but curious who you'd pick.
I've thought about the island thing but I'd by lying if I said I wanted to be there. Maybe to vacation, but I'm too comforted by my electronic toys and suburb life in good ole Pennsylvania (not to be confused with BENsylvania!) I'll stick with LOST as a fantasy!
@others... Lost is pretty much my only can't miss show. I like House too, but otherwise I stick with X-Files re-runs!
@STENZ... Certainly anything is possible, but I think alot of folks concluded that Jack was being sarcastic when he said 'you can go ask my father', knowing it couldn't be done.
@MEG... I think Season 3 DVD not out until December.
@MAC... I'm re-watching Lost from the beginning and re-reading your corresponding posts. I noticed no review for Pilot 1 & 2, any reason? Or am I mistaken? You da man Mac Daddy
@R/29 "I'll stick with LOST as a fantasy!"
I'm with you. I'm quite the hiker, camper, kayaker, and canoer. One of my worst experiences was living on the beach of an untouched island for a time. The bugs were horrible, the crabs came up to attack every night, sleep was impossible, and the daytime heat was horrible.
Having said that, it is one of my fondest memories and I'm planning on doing it again - but with more gear this time so that I'm better prepared.
Good thoughts ya'll. Can you imagine if we got a whole bunch of people from this blog, approached a tv studio and said..."We have approx 15-20 people who met through a LOST blog that are willing to drop everything and let some reality show producers drop them on an island and see if they survive." That's brilliant. Wait, that's Survivor. CRAP! Well if they can have an actual Smoke Monster it'd be different.
LOST party in SoFla is next on the agenda.
Maybe we could be dropped on an island, live in the same hut, race around the place finding clues, all the while trying to guess which suitcase the big money is in. We could call it:
"The Big Amazing Lost Brotha Survivor Race Deal"
Or TBALBSRD for short.
Or maybe we could just move to the island, give Dr Christian Shepard a Cain, solve mysterious island maladies. We could call the show, "Hut."
@SamFin/25: I think Crispy once had a dream about your little people. I seem to recall they were red and lived at the end of a long tunnel (under the island?)
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
I've got a perfect puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me
What do you get from a glut of TV?
A pain in the neck and an IQ of three
Why don't you try simply reading a book?
Or can you just not bear to look?
You'll get no
You'll get no
You'll get no
You'll get no
You'll get no commercials
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
If you like reading you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the - Oompa -
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
(Jacob is Willy Wonka!!??)
@Clementine/34 "Jacob is Willy Wonka!!??"
Interesting theory. I would like to propose one myself. Taking into consideration the following:
1) The time of year that this is all taking place - Christmas
2) The period clothing that Jacob is wearing
3) Jacob's age
4) Jacob's appearance (white hair and beard)
5) The name (Jacob)
C'mon, it's all too obvious, Jacob is Jacob Marley!
(I guess that makes Ben Scrooge!)
@bcre8ve/35: Bear with me while I extrapolate on your Christmas Carol...
Jacob = Jacob
Locke = Scrooge
Fred (Scroogeâ€™s nephew) = Boone
Bob Cratchit = Bernard
Alpert = Ghost of Island Past
Ben = Ghost of Island Present
Smokey = Ghost of Island Yet to Come
Tiny Tim = Walt
Of course, that would mean Bernard was Waltâ€™s fatherâ€¦
Wait a minute!?! Bernard and Rose become fertile due to the magic properties of the island. They bear a â€œspecialâ€ child in S5. Desmond learns the secrets of the Magic Box (black hole) and takes the baby back to 1994 to be raised as Michael and Susanâ€™s son to come back to the island and save them all!!
But whoâ€™s Fezziwig??
(Donâ€™t look for a deeper meaning here...I just wanted to use the words â€œFezziwigâ€ and â€œOompa Loompaâ€ today. Cause they make me smile.)
Did anyone see the JJ Abrams trailer that plays before Transformers? It's pretty sick. There's no name for it, no plot, no nothing. Very odd. I just watched it and was freaked out. Basically because it looks like Smokey is destroying New York!!!!! I'd love to see some thoughts on this. Also, there is a website with basically nothing on it www*1-18-08*com
RNM: Movie code name - Cloverfield. Super-secret, super-cool. I'm hoping for some kinda Smokey/Godzilla hybrid monster. Especially loved the (last object that came crashing to the street). Don't want to say what it was, in case everyone hasn't seen the trailer yet. It was up on You-Tube last week, not sure if it's still there.
www*1-18-08*com -- this was set up to celebrate my 33rd birthday ;)
Brother and sister
Sharing danger in jungle
Soon some bonds must break
I wasn't sure what to make of that trailer. Considering I was at the theater to see Transformers, there have just been a lot of movies already about monsters or aliens attacking cities. The trailer looked pretty similar to the movie I was going to see. Then when this movie that already looked like a hundred other movies to me didn't have a title or anything. I was just like "What the heck is this?" About the only thing about the trailer that caught my interest was when it mentioned Abrams. Oh well, I'm sure we'll hear more about it in time and it probably will be cool but based on that trailer I wasn't very excited.
@ mac: This blog aaaaaaaaalways has to be about you, doesn't it?!?!? LOL
@RNM: You know it! ;)
@mac/39: Must be your Lost karma. All a part of the unified theory. Happy 32 1/2 on Wednesday : )
Hear are my random thoughts for the day.
Don't ask me why this has been bugging me but it has.
1 There are two very similar scenes in Lost. When Kate helps Juliet snap her shoulder back into place(season 3) and the other is when Charlie helps Jack snap his shoulder back into place(season 1).
2 The other though it that what if the smokie monster reads peoples souls. When he actually kills people(the pilot and Eko) He is ripping there souls from his body. Ben is not affected by this because he does not have a soul or he sold his to Jacob.
Think im going to go back and rematch season 1 and 2 and see if I can come up with a good topic to discuss.
Hope everyone is enjoying there summers!
@Clementine\36 "I just wanted to use the words â€œFezziwigâ€ and â€œOompa Loompaâ€ today. Cause they make me smile."
The one that always gets me is that "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear..." one. Gets me every time.
All this talk of Oompa Loompas is bringing my dream back to me! After all my therapy to lock my Lost madness deep within the depths of my psyche! I feel a Psycho Crispy attack coming on!
(You must have cashed the other check... mwah ha ha haaaaa)
@Meg and FenwayBen
At least your island is pretty to look at. I live on an Island and can go days with out seeing water. Wishin I lived on the Lost Island.
And the Creative Sentence Structure of the Month Award goes to...
...Dakota for entry #45:
"The other though it that what if the smokie monster reads peoples souls."
And that's why I'm and Accountant, never could write properly. Thanks for not giving me the full red pen, I know there are far more mistakes in that post.
Did not even get that the Head of Household joke was referring to Big Brother. I though it was a stab at the fact Jake should be able to claim them all on his tax return.
@Dakota: "I though it was a stab at the fact Jake should be able to claim them all on his tax return." HA! Cracked me up!
And feel free to let loose with the keyboard, cause I don't think Gramma Pole Lice can patrol this area. Randomness Rules!
Speaking of which, I forgot to reply to phil/21/22: "i like them, they are good things"
Good things they are. Like them I must. True.
@Dakota/51 "Thanks for not giving me the full red pen, I know there are far more mistakes in that post."
Are you kidding? Have you read any of my stuff? Far be it from me to splash the red anyone else's direction - it'd come back and I'd drown in it. Your sentence just hit me funny.
BTW: Loved the "...Jake should be able to claim them all on his tax return." LOL!
@Clementine/52 - Long live Randomness!
Uh... I think I see a pattern there...
#54 looks like the print-out from the Hatch computer! Quick, someone print it out, roll it up, stuff it in a pneumatic tube and send it off to the island Gods!
(And, yes, I know that was a different hatch, and it was the notebooks, not the computer printout. Once again, I just like the word "pneumatic.")
I'd rather roll it up, light it up, smoke it up, inhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaale, exhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaale.....
@Clementine/#52: Yoda it is you must be.
@Dakota/#45 & 51: The grammar police are on vacation today. Let the misspellings begin!
@bcre8ve/#35 & Clementine/#36: I will bet that NO ONE ever thought that LOST & A Christmas Carol (or whatever it's called) were related. Maybe Jacob is Charles Dickens.
@meg/#23: Let's add to our list of acronyms...
TWI: Typing While Intoxicated
PWI: Posting While Intoxicated
BWI: Blogging While Intoxicated
@phil/#21 & 22: I agree. Totally. ; )
Today is the 62nd Anniversary of the Dawn of the Atomic Age. First nuclear weapon exploded, near (well, by New Mexico reckoning) Alamogordo, NM, just after dawn, July 16, 1945. Site is now in the middle of the White Sands Missile Range, open to the public once per year.
Ok, I knew I recognized a pattern here...
If you take the numbers from 980711's post (#54) and divide them by the Lost numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42)...
4887535202660557 / 4815162342 = 1,015,030.20
6112453393809120 / 4815162342 = 1,269,417.93
2156515432672640 / 4815162342 = 447,859.34
9975280914684382 / 4815162342 = 2,071,639.58
1713776976498679 / 4815162342 = 355,912.61
3110706394223885 / 4815162342 = 646,023.16
4788291615587897 / 4815162342 = 994,419.56
0127712504180603 / 4815162342 = 26,522.99
0365951939835055 / 4815162342 = 75,999.92
4496724623378962 / 4815162342 = 933,867.71
4259903424649281 / 4815162342 = 884,685.32
0884417473033506 / 4815162342 = 183,673.45
...and then add the answers together...
...then take the square root of the sum of the answers...
sqrt of 8,905,051.76 = 2,984
and then add those numbers together...
...you get 23. One of the Lost numbers!
OK, I knew I recognized a pattern here...
4887535202660557 / 4815162342 = 1,015,030.20
6112453393809120 / 4815162342 = 1,269,417.93
2156515432672640 / 4815162342 = 447,859.34
9975280914684382 / 4815162342 = 2,071,639.58
1713776976498679 / 4815162342 = 355,912.61
3110706394223885 / 4815162342 = 646,023.16
4788291615587897 / 4815162342 = 994,419.56
0127712504180603 / 4815162342 = 26,522.99
0365951939835055 / 4815162342 = 75,999.92
4496724623378962 / 4815162342 = 933,867.71
4259903424649281 / 4815162342 = 884,685.32
0884417473033506 / 4815162342 = 183,673.45
Cue "Twilight Zone" music...
Dang! My first double post - and it had to be a long one too!
BTW: Cecil Rose "Today is the 62nd Anniversary of the Dawn of the Atomic Age."
6+2 = 8 Another Lost Number!
@Clementine - (1)I agree with you. I do not like the Bachelor or the Bachelorette, they are really hokey as hell.
(2)BB - I don't keep up with it online. Ocassionally, I look at something, but not often. Yeah, I like evil Dick, too. The ones I really dislike are Jessica and Joe.
@SamFin - mac for President! I'll go along with that!
@bcre8ve/60/61: Very impressive presentation, but I'm going with Dakota as my accountant. (And felicitations on your first double post! LOL!)
@Cecil: Was #63 a deliberate response to #61, or was it...da! da! DUM!...totally random?! (cue Twilight Zone music)
@66 Clementine said:
>@Cecil: Was #63 a deliberate response to #61, or was it...da! da! DUM!...totally random?! (cue Twilight Zone music)
It *seems* like a very clever response, doesn't it? So yeah, right, that's what it was, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
#60 &61 bcre8ve wrote
...you get 23. One of the Lost numbers!
Spooky that this blog is turning into a crappy Jim Carrey movie?
How're you feeling today, Psycho? Therapy going well? You seem a little cranky. I'm gonna try not to mention any of your "trigger" words, OK? Think calming thoughts...
@AlaÃ¯s_Longthought, FenwayBen, and ButchM
Being from upstate New york its like a requirement to be a Bills' fan. Not being one to blindly conform, I picked another team to root for who was at the time in the Bills' division from whence I proceeded to suffer through about twenty years of futility and not living up to full potential. Yes I'm talking about my beloved Colts who finally put the Pats out to Patsture this year! GO COLTS!!!
I'm doing fine today. For some reason the number 23 has always been meaningful to me so when I heard there was a movie coming out I had to go see it. Then when the movie blew chunks...it was very disappointing. I've actually been quite atable today. Now as long as I don't run across 23 Oompa Loompas I should be ok!
A two sided sword
Cutting both ways friend and foe
Should beware... special
@Crispy Seaplanes - Patsture? Moooo!
Quote of the day - the honest golfer liked to play the fair way.
@Crispy Seaplanes/#70: "Patsture"? Good one! And being from upstate NY, I'm sure you've heard the term "Barfalo Bills." ; > I liked the Colts when they were still the Baltimore Colts.
My (now deceased) grandmother was the biggest football fan I've ever met. She knew more about the game than most guys. Saturdays were for college (Penn State & U. of Iowa) & Sundays for the pros (Giants). As she got older & harder of hearing, more & more of the neighborhood got to listen to her choice of games. ; )
Did you guys hear that JJ Abrams' new movie is set to be release starting on 01/18/08? That of course is the first 24 minutes. The rest of the movie is to be release over the course of the next three years in 16 minute increments finally wrapping up in 2010.
Is that true about the Abrams movie? I don't get it--why would anyone buy tickets to see a 16 minute film? Is it really a theatrical release? What is the point of this project?
Cwispy, I think that was an April Fools in July from bcre8ve.
Here's a little something to make you feel better:
"I eat Oompa Loompas! Get in my belly, little Ooompa Loompas! I'm gonna eatcha!"
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! I get it now! I'm a little on the slow side today!
Time to get back to eating my lunch (23 piece deep fried McOompa Loompa nuggets with Wonka chocolate dipping sauce). Mmm-mmm!
It was an attempt to take a poke at the new Lost season format that consists of three years of 16 episodes each.
"Other Man" returns
Steve, no Scott, is killed and then,
Charlie gets revenge
Lostie in Other Venues sighting:
***Terry O'Quinn ***
In ABC promo for new series debuting Sat Aug 4th "Masters of Science Fiction" Apparently an anthology series based on works by different "Masters" of SF - authors not mentioned. Promo aired during "Lost" replacement "Traveller" (which, by the way, I'm still enjoying.) Promo likens it to "Twilight Zone".
BTW anthology series generally don't have "Stars".
1. What if anything, does this mean for "Lost" when one of the major stars is starring in another show?
2. Who the heck premiers new shows in early August?
3. Why is it on Saturday night, a traditional parking spot for dead shows?
4. Is this just a way to dump a few shows of a series that somehow got made but the network lost all faith in? A late "summer replacement"?
5. How to square the above with fairly major stars like Terry O'Quinn and Anne Heche i.e. lower 'A' level and definitely above 'B'?
A little perusing of ABC.Com provides a few answers to the above. Apparently "Masters of SF" is a limited 'series'. Four shows. And Heche and O'Quinn each 'star' in only one of them, along with such other luminaries as Malcom McDowell and Sam Waterston.
@AlaÃ¯s_Longthought, FenwayBen, and ButchM, and Crispy Seaplanes
There is no other team that can even come close to my beloved Redskins. They break my heart every year, but you got have faith. We have the money power of the Yankees, and the sucking power of the Nationals.
On the subject of Lost here are some Random thoughts.
Could the smokie monsters kryptonite be Wood? I say this because it seems to leave them alone when they dive into the trees. Jacobs house was also made of Wood.
When Locke and Ben visit Jacob, Ben tells Locke to turn off his flashlight because Jacob does not like electronics. Then things got strange in the house John turns his light back on making things crazier. The first attack with the smokie monster on the beach Sawyer points a flash light at it and the thing goes nuts. Could this mean that Jacob is smokie or that they have the same pet peeves?
@83 Dakota SAID:
>Could the smokie monsters kryptonite be Wood? I say this because it seems to leave them alone when they dive into the trees. Jacobs house was also made of Wood.
Doesn't seem to do so well with sonic vibrations, either.
On the one hand, Smoky seemed unable to penetrate the Baobab tree (or whatever it was) where Kate and Juliet were cowering.
On the other hand, it pushes aside whole trees and uproots others in other scenes.
I wonder if the tree that Rousseau blew up with the dynamite wasn't an EMT (exploding mango tree) after all. Maybe it was a Borat tree like Cecil says. Right after the explosion I heard someone say, "Niiiiiiiiiiiice".
A boy's trauma, thirst
For revenge in manhood, but
No good comes from it.
@Dakota - In this day and age, you can at least be thankful that the Redskins are still the Redskins. Because of pressure from native American groups, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was forced to change their name from Redskins several years back - they are now the Red Hawks.
Sort of like St. Johns changing from Red Men to Red Storm.
Hey dude, I'm for your Redskins any day of the week when they play Dallas - hope that made your day.
Yes, but let us not forget the lesson we learned with the name change from the Bullets to the Wizards. I hope I never see the day the Redskins loose there name. Our fans are too good to ever let that happen.
There were similar tree/bamboo hiddings (Kate and Juliet) in season one with a lot of different characters. Wooding being Smokies Kryptonit was more of a bad joke then litteral.
@88 Dakota said:
>There were similar tree/bamboo hiddings (Kate and Juliet) in season one with a lot of different characters.
Lostpedia informs me those were Banyan trees. Weren't the hidings in season 1 mostly from polar bears, rather than Smokey?
Those were definitely Banyan trees....cause I heard one of them say "That's gold Jerry, GOLD!"
>"That's gold Jerry, GOLD!"
The allusion eludes me.
It's an excellent Seinfeld reference.
"Why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round. The jar is round. They should call it round tine. That's gold, Jerry! Gold!"
HAPPY MOON DAY, EVERYONE!
Apollo 11 landed 38 years ago, today.
It's a crying shame today isn't a national holiday.
@92 mac said:
>It's an excellent Seinfeld reference.
That 'splains why it lost me. I lived through the Seinfeld ere without ever seeing a single show.
Because "Seinfeld" was broadcast on Thursday nights, and every Thursday night I wasn't working late was devoted to LASFS - the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.
Who wants to watch Seinfeld when you can hang around with Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, George Clayton Johnson, Steve Barnes, and have one-on-one conversations with Harry Turtledove, Brad Lineweaver, Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, Sheila Finch, Harlan Ellison, and others.
Oh, Cecil, youâ€™re such a nerd...(she says with green-eyed envy.)
So, what about a Lost blog book club? Does anyone else actually read? And I donâ€™t mean other websites, people! Iâ€™m referring to old-fashioned page turning. Point me in the direction of quality fare, and Iâ€™d be happy to show up with semi-articulate opinions. I nominate Cecil to moderate the discussion.
Books read since 10th grade: 2,354
o America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It
o The Bell Curve: Intelligence And Class Structure In American Life
o Best Tales Of The Yukon
o Earth Apples (Pommes De Terre): The Poetry Of Edward Abbey
o First man: The Life Of Neil A. Armstrong
o Voice Crying In The Wilderness, A: Vox Clamantis In Deserto
o The Third Policeman: A Novel
o While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying The West From Within
o Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
o Alabama Moon
o A Gift of Wings
o The Story Of The West: A History Of The American West And Its People
o First Heroes: New Tales Of The Bronze Age, The
o The Rosenberg File, With A New Introduction Containing Revelations From National Security Agency And Soviet Sources
o The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, o The First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
o Reflections From Earth Orbit
o Dale Brown's Dreamland: End Game
o Trail Of Hope: The Story Of The Mormon Trail
o Roswell: Inconvenient Facts And The Will To Believe
o A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
o Dale Brown's Dreamland: Satan's Tail
Books started since 10th grade: 1,428
Books finished since 10th grade: 1 (almost)
My attention span is too
Well, perhaps we'll need to start bcre8ve off with a pamphlet..or post-it note.
Cecil Rose, *seriously*??!! I, myself, am very single-minded. One book at a time, front to back. (As will occur with Harry Potter this weekend to avoid spoilage).
The only book on your list that I've read is "The Third Policeman." But I'm up for anything; where ever your interest lies.
>Cecil Rose, *seriously*??!!
Yeah, its this odd multitasking habit I picked up. I keep a book wherever I might spend some time and have a few slack minutes too pick it up and read.
One in the bathroom
One by the bed
One by the chair where I watch TV
One in the back bathroom
One in the upstairs bathroom
One at the computer desk
One at my desk at work
One in the car
One in Carol's car
One (or several) at my desk at home
I *hate* being stuck anywhere with nothing to read. Plus I've found a book to be a protective ward against standing in line. If I have one with me, lines move swiftly, and I can only read a page or two before reaching the checkout clerk. If I don't have a book with me, the lines bog down, The cash register runs out of printer paper. The man in front of me wants to deposit thousands of unrolled, uncounted pennies. The scanner labels fall off all the items of the people ahead of me and each has to be referred to the back, for a price check. One at a time. The woman in front of me wants to cash a counter check. Drawn on a bank in Afghanistan. And has no ID. The power fails and the teen age clerk has to call a manager to find out much change to give on a dollar for a 53 cent purchase.
I must rewatch season 1 and write them down. Can remember Boune and Shannon hiding in the Banyan, but that might have been when Boune was tripping on what Locke gave him.
@ Cecil Rose
Books I'm reading right now, not quiet as many as you. I feel the same way you do with books I have them everywhere. They are traveling entertainment.
4000 Days My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison-Warren Fellows
Possible Side Effects-Augusten Burroughs
Manhunt:The 12 Days Chase for Lincoln's Killer-James L. Swanson
Random Family-Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
A Dirty Job- Christopher Moore
You gotta have faith. When I met my husband he was not a reader, and claimed he could never finish a book. I told him he had just never come across a good book yet. It took a few years of him watching how much I enjoyed to read, but he came around and tried it out. We started him on some easy sports books about his favorite teams. I then convinced him that the Power of One by Bryce Courtney was a book about boxing and now he can read just about anything. Besides being a little mad I stretched the truth to get him to read a real book.
Secrets long maintained
Cause relationships to sour
Renewal may come
Hey - I didn't realize you all were still talking here - i'm such a nerd!!! Anyway, the Banyan tree remind me of the book The Lottery Rose - cried myself silly while reading it. I am going to get the Harry Potter tomorrow and read it while the kids are napping. I can't wait. I read a lot, but since I am PWI I can't seem to remember anything!!
@CecilRose/various posts: I just have to share...my dad was an aerospace engineer & worked on the simulator for the lunar landing module. The day of the first moon landing he was (naturally) glued to the TV, as was my mom. I was six & rather put out...because it was my birthday & no one was paying any attention to me! Little egotiste...
You got to meet Larry Niven & Jerry Pourelle? And Octavia Butler? Wow! Lucifer's Hammer has been a re-read every couple of years for decades, & Kindred was one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read. Butler's death was a real shame.
I thought I was the only person in America to not watch Seinfeld...glad I had company! I think I'll go make myself some Ovaltineâ€”oops, Roundtineâ€”to mellow out after attending a Harry Potter party... : )
Larry and Jerry are both members and fairly regular attenders of the LASFS, and it's quite easy to meet them if you're in LA on a Thursday night. The LASFS has met every Thursday since the late Thirties. Heinlein was a member (no I came along much too late to have meet him.) Bradbury is a member but hardly ever attends these days. Steve Barnes attended fairly regularly when he still lived in LA.
The others (and many more SF people) have presented programs when passing through. The clubhouse is a little house with a bigger structure (the meeting room) in back on a street in the San Fernando Valley. Visitors more than welcome. (And three free visits to meetings before they ask you to join). Lifetime dues are something like $10, and there's two dollar meeting-fee to members to support the club. www*lasfs*org
A site I'd recommend to anyone interested in SF, technology, writing, or modern history is herry Pournelle's website. Start at:
It's sort of a dayboook, Jerry writes there every day, and his many correspondents present intesting mail every day as well.
I am an Aerospace Engineer by training, though I now make my living in IT. I was sitting in my Air Force BOQ room as the Eagle landed, and you could hear the cheers ringing out from all the surrounding apartments.
Oh, and Happy Birthday, one day late.
@CecilRose - Wow, I thought I went to the bathroom a lot! ;>)
@AlaÃ¯s_Longthought: Happy Birthday, Dudette!!! Hope you enjoyed the HP party â€“ was it costume?
Cecil and AlaÃ¯s: While Iâ€™ve heard rumors of Seinfeld neophytes over the years, to encounter two at once is extraordinary. I feel like Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom. Or maybe Richard Dreyfuss in â€œClose Encounters of the Third Kind.â€ We may need to communicate with musical notes to overcome the language barrier.
But seriously, I have a friend who refuses to watch even one episode. To me, thatâ€™s like a vast untapped source of enjoyment...comparable to having never tried ice cream or a roller coaster. To him, itâ€™s like a vast waste of time. : )
re: Seinfeld, etc....
I don't know what I would do if I couldn't reference Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and outstanding movie lines as regular bits of my daily conversation. The latest is one of my favorites like when someone messes up or something bad happens to them....yesterday I threw out the traditional Nelson Muntz's high-pitchted 'HaaaHaaaaaa'.
And btw bcre8ve...great Simpsonized pic. So happy to be a part. One question....am I black? LOL! 'Not that there's anything wrong with it!' (Seinfeld!)
@107 Clementine said:
>Cecil and AlaÃ¯s: While Iâ€™ve heard rumors of Seinfeld neophytes over the years, to encounter two at once is extraordinary. I feel like Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom.
I wasn't really anti-Seinfeld or anything, just had something better to do on Thursday nights. I do believe I saw one original episode - I must have been home sick or it was shifted to a different night or something - it was the one where Jerry Stiller (whose dad did he play?) explained the meaning fo Festivus.
And of course no one could escape all the pop-cultural references that flowed from the show - "No soup for you!".
Four, eight, fifteen, six-
teen, twenty three, forty two,
A curse, or maybe...
Red...Neck...Man\108 "One question....am I black? LOL! 'Not that there's anything wrong with it!' (Seinfeld!)"
(Another fine Seinfeld reference!) No, not anymore than Cecil Rose or FenwayBen really have purple hair. You were supposed to be red - and it actually looked red-ish on the computer that I used to create it. I realized later that that computer is calibrated for print design and not web. Oh, well.
It's a little hard to tell, but that's a Duff's Beer logo on your shirt.
They got lucky.
No soup for you!
Seriously, I may be a total nerd for thinking this, but anyone who hangs out with Harlan Ellison is cool in my book!
I've long suspected that such a literate bunch must at times crack a binding or two. I've often told people that my personal library is bigger than my kids' school library. I get all jittery if I have less than three or four books lined up to be read. I'm very big into SF thanks to Asimov, Heinlein, Bear, Niven/Pournelle, Dick (easy there youse), Bradbury etc. And it's great to hear there's another Christopher Moore fan out there. I'm also huge into Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. I guess I cut my teeth on Encyclopedia Brown and Sherlock Holmes, and then it was Tolkien. And yes, I am reading Harry Potter. My mom gave it to my son for his birthday and I co-opted it. For some strange reason, I've never been big into what you would call "the classics". Oh yeah, and then there's Calvin and Hobbes and Far Side...
If possible, I would wallpaper my entire office in Calvin and Hobbes. But I have to project a level of maturity here to which I do not aspire. LOL.
To quote Calvin,
â€œReality continues to ruin my life.â€
Hey ButchM: We now have an official Roberto Clemente Museum!
SPOILER ALERT*** trust me on this one.
Jack's Dad's body washed up onshore and Ben will have some creepy plan for it. Its been his ace in the hole and he will use it when he must.
It's been, what, 100 days since the crash now? That would have to be one funky body by this time.
What a horrible Christmas present!
Betrayed by parents
Locke struggles with the island
Will he find his peace?
Christian Shepard's dead
Benry has the funky body
What's he do with it?
Haiku is 5-7-5.
Sorry CR...hadn't had my coffee yet...
Take the "ry" off of Benry and I think we're gtg.
RJ ain't too bright
Until he's had his coffee
Then his eyes open.
Anybody want to guess if new poster JorGar over in the PhotoCaps is Jorge Garcia himself? My opinion is "just might be". He and Terry O'Quinn are the only cast members that post regularly over in the cast blogs provided by "The Fuselage". However, "JorGar" in not the on-line name he uses there. I wrote and asked him - I'll let you know if he responds.
@RansomJackson/#122: Too funny...I'll bet you could sub a lot of people's initials/names in & it would fit. Here's a version for me:
AlaÃ¯s is dead
Until caffeine is mainlined
Suddenly brain waves.
You pronounce "AlaÃ¯s" with three syllables? Al-LAY-iss?
Wants to play with the Haiku
Did I get it right?
@CR/#125: Yep, it's three syllables...Ah-LAY-iss. The original spelling of the name doesn't have the umlaut, but I thought that it might make it easier to pronounce. Besides, it just looked fancier. ; >
Yes, you too can play
The Cecil Rose Haiku Way
Bunny is funny
Clem has no umlaut
(Who else is counting on their fingers?)
@ClÃ©mentine/#128: Moi, moi! ; )
@128 ClÃ©m(no umlaut)entine said:
>(Who else is counting on their fingers?)
I resemble that remark.
Okay... Here's my try, a true story:
We should be working
instead of checking LOST blogs
Helps beat the daily grind.
@ClÃ©mentine /128 "Who else is counting on their fingers?"
(I tried to stay out of all of this Haiku stuff, but you have forced my hand...)
Always by my side
My fingers come in handy
I can count on them.
Because each has five
This is a second hand line
This I know first hand
(I kinda like this whole umlaut thing - it's kinda like decorating the tree at Christmas time, only you decorate letters and there are no presents involved. ...there are no presents involved, right...?)
No presents for you
Your presence is requested
Lovely is your name
(Now, how do I get those pretty little umlaut's on MY name?) Do I have to type this elsewhere, like Word or something, then copy and paste over?)
Your help is needed
To make my name more pretty
Yes, I use fingers
All dressed up with pretty things
Yes, just cut and paste.
Bacauth the accenth markths thanthge the wey yu pwanounth the worths, I wouth adwisthe yu noth to usth them indithcriminithly. Yu havth now tiedth my thongue in knotths. (owwie, owwie)
Buth yur naim lookth neiss.
I feel so special
Thank you bcre8ve one
You're so nice to me
But now I am sad
All dressed up, no where to go
Would all understand?
Clementine she would
hif sheth cwood say my newf nhame
Still, it is pretty
I would like to take a minute to honor these words that will never have a place in Haiku - the so called "Haiku Homeless." Here is a sampling:
A moment of silence please...
We should also honor those words that have forever been banished from the second line:
Sorry knotty tongue,
has now been removed.
Disclaimer: No actual letters were harmed in the making of above posts.
Haiku madness reigns
too. STENZ is correct.
@bcre8ve/137: Stop, stop, my fingers are hurting! I will honor every word except predictability (because it is the antithesis of randomness).
@bcre8ve/138: Â¡Muchas Gracias!
A lot of big words
However you can
Use some six syllable words
In the second line
But, I think you meant
Banished from lines one and three
Not line two you see
Yes, you are correct
"Banished from lines one and three"
I stand corrected.
Although it would be
More comfortable you see
To sit corrected.
Dynamics a topic not
Foreign to "Lost"
@Cecil Rose /142
I remember Lost
I used to post on Lost blog
Before Haiku blog.
Lostie in another venue sighting (sort of)
Terry O'Quinn (John Locke)
New jeep commercial features jeeps traveling through some real and some imaginary terrain - past Elvis entertaining the troops in Germany, for instance, or past Godzilla in Tokyo.
One scene has a jeep tooling across a the beach passing in front of the Flight 815 fuselage wreckage, and behind a buddha-posing John Locke.
@bcre8ve, ClÃ©mentine, Î²Ã»ÅˆÎ®Ã¿Â£ÃµvÄ—Å™: LOL...my stomach hurts from laughing so hard! ; D ; D ; D
Master Cecil Rose
Say diacritical marks
Too crazy for blog.
Was diacritical one of the words that shouldn't be used in haiku? ; )
I am sofa king
I'm sofa king we Todd did
Hey RNM - You too? I yam sofa king we Todd did too! Glad to know I'm in *good* company. ***NOT***
Well, at least my name is pretty now...
Oh, how the pendulum swings on this blog...from diacritic to homophonic.
(And I'm haiklueless this afternoon.)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
I tried to make a funky looking name too but instead it just looks we Todd did! Guess I'll just stick with Psycho!
Straight from the Dude's mouth -
JorGar is *not* Jorge Garcia.
Jorge answered my question over on The Fuselage, and said it wasn't him. We do know, however, that Jorge has at least scanned the blog (I left a link) because he said he would never say "dudettes", something I had not mentioned in my question.
Oh, and I said he and Terry O'Quinn were the most communicative of the "Lost" actors. I believe I've slighted William "Ethan Rom" Mapother, who still seems to be answering fan questions nearly every day, and this from a character killed off in season 1, though seen in flashback in seasons 2 and 3. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy. But don't say "Ethan" and "villain" in the same sentence.
O'Quinn seems to be away for the summer, perhaps making that other 'series' appearance I mentioned above a ways.
Life/Death, Yin/Yan, Both
Facets of Reality
Michael's coming back
Perrineau needs the money.
Will Locke blow him up?
Backward speaking Walt
Will he come back with Michael?
Only his agent knows.
Very sad last night
Finished Harry Potter and
The Deathly Hallows
Harry, Ron and Herm
Do battle with You-Know-Who
Who dies? I'll never tell.
Crap, did it again. Where's my friggin' coffee?
Change the last line to...
Who dies? I won't tell.
I won't write any
More haikus before I've had
My morning coffee.
I'm thinking that the announcement about Michael's return cinches it for me that it's him in the coffin in the season finale.
I thinking that the announcement about Michael's return cinches it for me that Cindy's scarf makes me feel funny inside.
For Harry Potter fans, JK reveals additional details not included in the book:
****HARRY POTTER SPOILERS AHEAD****
@Cecil Rose/151: Thanks for the update on JorGar! Very resourceful of you, Cecil.
And having seen interviews with William "Ethan Rom" Mapother, he is very funny and engaging. Quite the contrast to his creepy character. Which is probably why I find him strangely attractive. Perhaps similar to RNM's feelings for Cindy's scarf.
Clem finds William a
Strange attractor: physics term,
New meaning in "Lost"
#159 Clementine said:
>For Harry Potter fans, JK reveals additional details not included in the book...
Since this is supposed to be the last book in the series, I'm wondering how there can *be* any details not included in the book.
Concerning Michael - It's on CNN too, so if you don't want to know, don't go there either.
Cecil Rose/162 said:
>Since this is supposed to be the last book in the series, I'm wondering how there can *be* any details not included in the book.
Well, maybe our book club can discuss HP 1-7, and you'll have an answer to that question ;)
(Short non-spoilerish answer: there are *many, many, many* characters in the series and JK has their past, present, and future lives all mapped out in her incredible cranium.)
Speaking of our book club...
If Â©ri$py $e@pl@ne$ and Î²Ã»ÅˆÎ®Ã¿Â£ÃµvÄ—Å™ had a baby, I think it would look like Flavor Flav.
@Clementine /164 /98 "Speaking of our book club...???"
I've been practicing on post-it notes and hope to be up to pamphlets soon... : )
@bcre8ve/166: Very proud of you! And a little verklempt...talk amongst yourselves. Next comes Comic Books ;)
For â€œHeroesâ€ fans (and proud Pittsburghers), Sylar will be the new Spock in JJ Abrams â€œStar Trekâ€ movie:
Flavor Flav with bunny ears, a little fluffy white tail, and a chainsaw.
#165 / Clementine: "If Â©ri$py $e@pl@ne$ and Î²Ã»ÅˆÎ®Ã¿Â£ÃµvÄ—Å™ had a baby, I think it would look like Flavor Flav."
Are you saying that because Flavor Flav has alot of "bling" and is into "hip hop?" Hum???? ;>P
...and a really big clock...
Trust issues within the band
Is Cecil Rose will post twice
See above, won't you?
Ode to the Offspring of Î²Ã»ÅˆÎ®Ã¿ and Â©ri$py
Shall I compare thee to a Flavor Flav?
Thou art more blingy and more dangerous
Chainsaws you wield to put me in my grave
And jumbo clocks you wear indecorous
Sometime too bright the jewels blinding shine
And often is lunacy apparent
On my liver with fava beans you dine
By nature or nurture, flaws inherent
But thy eternal madness shall not fade
Nor lose possession through medication
Nor shall Death encompass me in his shade
When stalking brings you to my location
So long as I can breathe, or eyes can see
So long Iâ€™ll run away, and flee from thee
(With most sincere apologies to Shakespeare)
Helped my wife clean vegetables.
found it a-peeling .
of living room
Tis a Denmark den mark
Singing a song
bout two Latvians
they meet and find romance
name of song "Letts Fall in Love"
The ugly water container
not a pretty pitcher
@Clementine - thanks for the remark "replace the * with a period. Boy, do I feel stupid! The picture came up and it is awesome.
>Helped my wife clean vegetables.
found it a-peeling.
Ah, another Jumble fan!
Monsoon drawing near
Some secrets revealed, some not
Is anyone else here reading HP #7 right now? I have been -- up to page 300 now which is why I haven't been blogging much lately. Forgive me.
You've been overlooked
Because Harry Potter Rules
Forgive me pahhhleeese
When did all this Haiku start?
Is it CR's fault?
@ Crispy/70: Starting this February, in addition to a new season of the greatest show on earth, we will also have a new anagram: APSBC--Another Pats Super Bowl Championship!!! Or ABC (Another Brady Championship). Either way, the Brady Bunch will be unstoppable this year. Bet on it!
Trinity--The Patriots are going to experience the Yankees syndrome of signing a bunch of free agents who've seen better days to try and keep something going which is already over. Can anyone say Randy Moss?
I'm just glad we finally beat the Pats a few times and won a Bowl. No one can say we choke anymore!
I'm definitely letting my Colts freak flag fly--I've started painting blue horseshoes on my white '91 Caprice. It's going to be totally wicked!
Sounds as if we have some football fans here.
Anybody up for an MLBFFL? (Mac's Lost Blog Fantasy Football League)
I'd be willing to set it up and maintain it.
>No, not anymore than Cecil Rose or FenwayBen really have purple hair. You were supposed to be red - and it actually looked red-ish on the computer that I used to create it. I realized later that that computer is calibrated for print design and not web. Oh, well.
Huh, did I miss something? I have purple hair?
Never mind, I found the pic, nice work, bcre8ve! I only wish I could tan that dark before I burn! Is that Lanikai? Makapu'u?
And what make you think I /a/m/ /n/o/t/ /w/e/a/r/i/n/g/ /a/ /t/u/x/e/d/o/ don't have purple hair?
I believe you ARE wearing a tuxedo AND have purple hair. Convince me otherwise! ;)
That's a Duff's beer logo on RNM's shirt? I thought it was a hand holding an iphone.
A threat, a launching, a trek,
Many threads unfold
The crossed out tuxedo bit was a reference to Garrison Keilor's favorite joke. On the purple hair, I reamain mum.
@bcre8ve/183: I'll play in the MLBFFL.
Count me in!
@bcre8ve: I'll play the MLBFF for sure. My first draft pick is Mikhail. Nobody could ever tackle him! He'd just keep getting up!
Ill Play too!
As long as you don't pick Mikhail Vick--he's gone to the dogs!
@ Crispy: Well said...especially since I grew up in ATL and am a huge Falcons fan. Bummer. I'm all for innocent until proven guilty, but it don't look too good. If he's guilty, I hope he get's the book thrown at him. He's just lucky his pit bulls never came across Vincent. That dog is a survivor!
I'll play...I'll take Juliet and Sun and Kate...oh, wait a second...wrong fantasy...
I'm in for MLBFF, too! I'd like to select as my first pick The Others Sonic Defense/Special Teams. Their method of defense is so stellar, only a 12-foot-high tree branch has been able to penetrate it so far....*cough* which is more than I can say for the Colts. *cough*
I do believe the above mentioned Mikhail did indeed penetrate the Sonic Death Fence-wnet through it like buttah he did, like Peyton Manning scoring at will over the Patsies.
I'll take Rousseau's impenetrable series of booby traps as my defense. Smokey can be my sack specialist. He can reach over any offensive line (just can't get over that death ray fence) to grab the opposing quarterback. On offense I'll take Ana Lucia and Paulikki since they're all just plain offensive!
Jacob the Djinn is my entire defensive line. I think he can handle it. But I may also add Sayid, because his hair reminds me of Troy Polamaulu. On offense will be the bad-**s ladies of Lost football: Juliet, Kate and Rousseau (quick, tough, and mean) and Ethan and Mikhail (theyâ€™ll kill ya just as soon as look at ya). Hurley is center. Desmond is my running back as he can time-travel to the end zone. Jinâ€™s in as starting quarterback, with Sawyer as backup. Waltâ€™s my kicker, and Alex and Karl are on special teams. Ben is offensive coordinator, Alpert is defensive coordinator, and Mrs. Hawkins and the monk are sharing head coaching duties (since they know all). Of course, Vincent is the mascot.
I canâ€™t wait to see everybodyâ€™s team names!
ANMTE? = Anyone notice my Tight End?
...And I'll take Jack's dead dad for my running back...no one seems to be able to catch that slippery SOB...and I'll take Cindy's Scarf for my secondary...talk about coverage...and I'll take Charlie for my press agent...he really knows how to talk smack...boo yah!
Sayid would make a great linebacker, as he can tackle a dude and snap his neck with his feet. I'd like Jack as my QB because he's demonstrated his exceptional skill as a team leader, and he had a nice arc on his pass to Tom (R.I.P., big guy). I'd also like Sawyer as my TE because...well, look how tight it is! HA! (C'mon, you know someone had to use that one sooner or later.) I wish I'd thought of Dez as my RB first. Can I still draft him as my punt returner? With his time travel abilities, he could take every kickoff straight to the Ozone! (Er, I mean endzone. Too much global warming talk in the news!) Jin's small frame and totally ripped abs make him an idea WR. Plus, he's a former hitman, so I think he knows a little about staying on target. I would take Locke as my kicker, but those legs of his have proven somewhat unreliable. You just never know when they'll be working right.
Crispy- Mikhail did not actually penetrate the fence. He walked right up to it but then his brain turned to mush and blood shot out his ears. He was on the Others' IR for a good 3-4 weeks or so. And the Pats are really building their defense back up this year, especially their once-depleted secondary. Seriously, with Adalius Thomas on LB, who's gonna watch Peyton's blind side? ;)
I am proud to anounce that the MLBFFL (Mac's Lost Blog Fantasy Football League) is up and running on Yahoo!. From reading the above posts, here is the list of coaches so far:
Let me know if I missed anyone.
That's a total of 7 coaches which leaves room for up to 13 more. Everyone on the above list and anyone else interested, drop me an email at writeme#bcre8ve*com (replace # with with the at symbol, and the * with a .).
Include your Lost Blog moniker and your email address and I will email you a link and instructions.
It's first come, first served so don't delay.
Meanwhile, be thinking of a good Lost related name for your team. (I'm leaning toward "The Desmondators")
Keep in mind that this is a for fun league that is to parallel the lightheartedness and standards we've all come to enjoy on this blog.
I'll take care of the marching bands at halftime.
On second thought, I'll get involved in this "fantasizing"football thing . .
OK, at Tight End, I want to see . . .
. . . noooo . . . .
My mind's already in the gutter.
I would please like to be the Cheerleader Coordinator. Please?
Rah Rah Ree
Kick em in the knee
Rah Rah rass
Kick em in the other knee.
(I have many, many more...)
207. Posted by: BunnyLover
Obviously, you wish to be the JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL cheerleader coordinator . . .
WARNING: POSSIBLE MILD SPOILERS BELOW
* * * LOST NEWS * * *
TV Guide's Michael Ausiello is reporting that two new characters, a late-thirties , male mathematician and a "hot twenty-something" female academic will be introduced in episodes 1 and 2 of Season 4.
Forgot to include the URL of the above
@BunnyLover/#2007: Here's a cheer for whoever decides to take a team of the Others. If anyone out there attended SV HS in upstate NY in the late '70s, you'll recognize this one...
(clap clap clap)
Bensylvania Others Rock
Bensylvania Other Rock
You ain't got no alibi
The SNL Cheerleaders are among my favorites!
Now... SHAKE THAT BOOTIE!
@BunnyLover - have you seen the new Dharma orientation film featuring bunny 15? I couldn't help but think of you when I saw it.
I was also happy to see that bunnies remain a vital part of the Lost mystique. They're much more cuddly than the wild boars.
On another topic, I'm having a really hard time deciding my fantasy football team name. I have several options, but none are outstanding.
@bcre8ve: Did you get my email?
@214 - bcre8ve,
No, I haven't seen the new orientation film. Do you have a link to it? Thanks for thinking of me. You're too kind...
Go to Google video and search on "Lost Orchid Film" and you'll get several versions, not all the same. Look for the one taken straight off a screen at the San Diego ComicCon for the "unedited raw version".
Thanks Cecil. I watched it.
Did you see the subliminal message? I believe it said "God loves you as Jacob does." Very interesting about the two Bunny #15's. "When did you set the shift?"
Man, this show just keeps on getting better. Can't wait for S4!!!
@Clementine /215 Got it!
Here is everyone that I have gotten emails from so far:
If your name isn't there and you sent an email, you may need to resend it:
writeme#bcre8ve*com (replace # with with the at symbol, and the * with a .)
Edgar Hallowax has two working hands...
Edgar Hallowax has two working hands..."
This is important to note because later his left hand is diagnosed with attachment disorder... : )
*** SPOILER ***
According to Buddy TV, there are two new characters being introduced to Lost this next season:
"The first of the two new characters is named Russell. From his description, it would be fair to bet that he is involved in Dharma or a similar organization. In his article at TV Guide, Michael Ausiello described Russell as being â€œa brilliant mathematician in his late thirties who is "capable of great insights and has a tremendous knowledge across various scientific fields."
Obviously this is Russell Johnson, the professor from Gilligan's Island : )
@ Clementine/#215: I actually came up with a list of Lost-related team names. Since I can only use one, I'll be happy to throw some of them your way and see if any tickle your fancy. Come to think of it, if anyone needs an idea for a team name, I got a bountiful supply. I can be, like, the official team name generator. :)
Peter Stormare (Abruzzi/Prison Break, Grimsrud/Fargo) has been offered a role next season. Although I donâ€™t see him playing Russell the mathematician ;)
(Iâ€™d like to see a smack-down between him and Patchy Mikhail.)
@Trinity/223: Thanks, I'm OK with the FF name I have for now. I'm holding a few in reserve in case I change my mind (which has been known to happen)
>Obviously this is Russell Johnson, the professor from Gilligan's Island : )
Weâ€™ll know for sure when he starts making coconut radios and bamboo stethoscopes. I could see Rose and Bernard as Lovey and Mr. Howell : )
Been away for a few days. Count me in on the football league.
My team name is "Help Jack Off"
@Clem - Hurley is center on your team?
On mine, he is the DEFENSE.
RNM is my tight end
Alais_Longthought is my sole cheerleader and financial advisor.
mif has already been signed to a muli-year deal, my FIRST player!
I haven't sign RNM yet - I'm waiting to sign him last.
>"The first of the two new characters is named Russell. From his description, it would be fair to bet that he is involved in Dharma or a similar organization. In his article at TV Guide, Michael Ausiello described Russell as being â€œa brilliant mathematician in his late thirties who is "capable of great insights and has a tremendous knowledge across various scientific fields."
And here I was hoping the new male character was gonna be Neil Frogurt.
>I would please like to be the
Cheerleader Coordinator. Please?
In college, I was in marching band (the Columbia University Marching Band, or C.U.M.B.). We used to regular taunt the refs during the game (as we were invariably down 2 touchdowns in the first 10 minutes, and had little to cheer about). We used to sing (to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine)
Who's your father, who's your father, who's your father, referee? You ain't got one, you ain't got one, you're a ******* referee!
Who's your mother, who's your mother, who's your mother, referee? You ain't got one, you ain't got one, you sprung full grown from the brow of Zeus!
@Butch M/#226: Thanks much, I'm honored! Guess I'd better practice those stag jumps & splits. If you hear a ripping sound it's just my thigh muscles tearing...
@FenwayBen/#227: I'll bet those refs missed a few calls while trying to figure out what your taunt meant... ; >
@ 227 / FenwayBen,
Thanks for the new "cheer." Only problem is I have that tune in my head now and it won't go away. Darn you...
I've set up my team. They are THE KILLER RABBITS!!! (Bet you'd never guess...)
Gonna be hard coming up with cheers that rhyme with rabbit. Oh well, check out my avitar on the site. I'm a cheerleader, with a SCARF, heart-shaped sunglasses, bunny ears (of course), and a fuzzy bunny mascot at my side.
GO KILLER RABBITS!
Show your big ole teeth
Make this a habit
Kick the Others to the beach!
GO RABBITS GO!!
Glad to have you in the league! Drop me an email for the sign up info:
(replace "[at]" with the "@", and the "*" with ".")
Anyone else interested - there are a few spots left - email me.
It's fun to see the creative team names!
Bunny darling, I did see your avatar and it is FAB u lous! Just exactly as I would picture you.
Perhaps you could do a Bugs Bunny inspired cheer:
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Trinity and bcre8ve look pretty sharp, too. FenwayBen, no avatar for you?
Ah yes! Elmer Fudd-ish cheers. Love it. Thanks for the suggestion Clementine. Loved your avatar too! Looking forward to playing. First time FF league for me.
I have a catalog at home with movie tie in merchandise. On the Monty Python page is an awesome pair of killer bunny slippers! Immediately thought of you but I can't imagine why...!
Hey Crispy - thanks for thinking of me. Your FF name "Dharma Sharks" is great, but I was kinda hoping you would use your own name "The Crispy Seaplanes!" Now THAT'S a catchy team name.
Their crispy - oh yeah
Not plain - oh yeah
Their on fire - oh yeah
Their Crispy Seaplanes!!
@ BunnyLover/229: You, too?? Ever since I read that post I've been humming that tune. I'm thinking up my own versions, too. Stay tuned for those....>:D
@228 AlaÃ¯s_Longthought said:
>@FenwayBen/#227: I'll bet those refs missed a few calls while trying to figure out what your taunt meant... ;
As an old high school and college football and soccer referee, let me say taunts are wasted on the referees. We're so busy out there we really don't hear anything further away than the team bench (and occasionally have to turn a deaf ear to that, too.)
I'm sorry, folks, I meant to post a reminder about the ABC limited series "Masters of Science Fiction" that debuted last Saturday night at 10PM. The first episode "A Clean Escape" was based on a short story of the same name by John Kessel. John teaches in the English department at NC State here in Raleigh, and as serendipity would have it, Raleigh's own Science Fiction Convention, Trinoc coN, was held this weekend, so at 10PM, there was John Kessel, hosting a viewing of the show to numerous fans.
He modestly disclaimed "Master" status with the likes of Robert Heinlein and Harlan Ellison, two other authors with stories in the series. (Ellison co-wrote the script for his episode, as well.) His fans called him for false modesty.
This Saturday's episode (Aug 11), "The Awakening", stars Lost's own Terry "John Locke" O'Quinn, in an episode based on a short story by Howard Fast (writer of the film "Spartacus"). Turn on, tune in, enjoy.
I've been thinking about the name of my football team and have realized that it is not in good taste, so I would like to change it.
My team is the "Island Steelers"
A dangerous trek,
Arzt expounds, explodes, expires,
Locke grabbed by a mist
A petal unfolds
Blossom of atomic fire
- Aug 6, 1945
Ahh, dear Cecil Rose
Haiku of Hiroshima
Indeed, very nice
Yeah, I had been too lazy to set up an avatar, taken care of now.
And we, at CUMB, really didn't care if the refs heard us. There were very few fans in the stands (our stadium is 100 blocks from the school, the games are played on the sabbath, and the team had recently set the NCAA record for consecutive losses), so we were mostly amusing ourselves.
Our musical repertoire consisted largely of the theme from the Jeffersons, the theme from the Simpsons, Under the Sea, I Hear You Knockin', and Satisfaction, in addition to our school fight songs and the national anthem. I started out playing the maracas, but was promoted to cymbols my sophomore year. Which meant I really only had to pay attention during the national anthem. I also got to write the half time shows, all of which were in bad taste. Ah, college...football games and jell-o shots...
Here we go, Island Steelers!
Here we go!
One for the other thumb!
@Cecil Rose/237: I had every intention of recording MofSF on Sat and completely forgot. Thanks for the info. I wonder if the series will be released on DVD.
@FenwayBen: Nice job on the avatar!
Now we just have to work on Crispy and RNM. The generic Jack-o-lantern faces aren't working for me, fellas! But, of course, this is coming from the person who has already changed her avatar's outfit about 5 times. (What can I say? I'm easily amused.) I have a great one saved for game day! ;)
Hey Clementine - was wondering if you knew how to view a person's whole avatar, not just the head part. I can see my whole body when I pull it up to modify, but after I save it and go back to FF page, it's just the head. (I want you guys to see the team mascot...) Also, how'd you get the Steelers logo for your helmet avatar?
BunnyLover: I think you can only see the "head-shot" in your FF profile cause it's meant to look like a player card. I don't know any way to change that. For my Steeler logo, I first saved it on my computer in My Pictures, and then on the FF Profile went into Change Image and Save Picture and uploaded the logo, then highlighted it (instead of my avatar face).
I hope those titles are correct. I'm going by memory, because we can't access any sports related websites here at work.
I actually tried to do an avatar today but my work computer does not have Flash. They must not want us screwing around on the computer and being unproductive at work--go figure! Guess I'll have to try to find some computer time at home for a change!
@244 Clementine said:
>@Cecil Rose/237: I had every intention of recording MofSF on Sat and completely forgot. Thanks for the info. I wonder if the series will be released on DVD.
Entirely possible. My understanding is that they originally planned 13 eps, actually shot 6, and will only be showing 4. The two filmed but not on the broadcast schedule: "Little Brother", script and original story by Walter Mosely, and "Watchbird", based on a Robert Sheckley short.
Rescue hopes dashed, "We're...
Gonna have to take the boy"
A voice crying... "Walt!"
Just e-mailed Mr. 8ve....will be joining the FFL.
My team name will be in honor of everyone's favorite educational film persona and Dharma spokesperson, Dr. Marvin Candle aka Dr. Mark Wickmund aka Dr. Edgar Halowax, and will be known as the One Armed Bandits.
If we're playing two-handed touch, I'm really screwed.
According to this article and also Lostpedia, Isabel (the â€œsheriffâ€) is deceased. Pardon my acronym, but WTF(frak)??!! How did I miss that? She died in the raid on the beach??
Tried several different ways and they didn't seem to work Is your email address "firstname.lastname@example.org?" If not, can you spell it out for me. I'm old and feeble minded and do not pick up on things well. Thanks.
ButchM, let me jump in, if you're still here...
writeme @ bcre8ve . com
Try that and just take out the spaces. The actual email address has "writeme" in it. He wasn't just telling you to write him : )
And feeble-minded you are NOT! We can all be technologically challenged. My new cell-phone is driving me crazy!
Wonder who else they killed off in the finale that we don't know about? Ironically, Mikhail probably survived the hand grenade...
you all everybody still watch TV ?
FYI to all -- there is a great article on EW.com about Harold Perineau's return as Michael for S4. Check it out if you're intersted.
Also, I'm a carolina Girl (live in Winston-Salem, NC) so would be TOTALLY up for a road trip to Raleigh!
Nice I'm excited that we are really doing MLBFFL. I was out of town last week with no computer. I emailed you today let me know if you do not recieve it.
@Meg yes I read Harry Potter
Looking back, having an email address that starts with "writeme" is a little confusing. Sorry about that.
Remember some time back how I mentioned that 'the Amazing Steve' over at Dave Barry's '24' blog was, for the second season, writing continuing episodes to extend the season (rather tongue in cheek, of course). Well in this season's extrapolations he's had the 24 regulars Jack, Chloe, Bill and Morris chasing Chinese terrorists though a bizarre series of alternate universes.
The alternate series are all the worlds of various TV shows - each week something happens at the end of the hour to send them off to a new universe that we get just a tantalizing glimpse of and try to guess where the adventurers are going next week. A few weeks ago they were tranported to an island, and I hoped it was 'Lost' but instead it was 'Gilligan's Island'. They've also been to the world's of 'The Beverly Hillbillies', 'Green Acres', and 'The Adams family', among others.
I wrote a comment to Steve at the time how I'd been so hoping for 'Lost' and I guess he took the suggestion, because this week that's just what happens. It's probably the funniest parody he's done yet - great fun for 'Lost' fans. Check it out at:
Clem and bcre8ve - thanks, I sent an email that I'm sure will get thru.
In #224 above, I cited an article from the Tail Section regarding Peter Stormare joining Lost next season. The Tail Section is now reporting it is not true (despite Mr. Stormare telling that to a Swedish news outlet).
*******MAYBE A SPOILER, MAYBE NOT*******
Now the Tail Section is reporting that Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) has been approached to join Lost as a new character Charlotte: "in her late 20s, attractive in a naturally athletic way, precocious, loquacious and funny... a very successful academic who also knows how to handle herself in the real world."
But I read elsewhere that she will be starring in the new CW show "Gossip Girl," so take it with a grain of salt, people.
FYI to all: a NEW artilce has been posted at EW.com (go there, then to TV, then to Lost and read "Fantasy Island" story). It dispels some rumors about actors for next season, talks about the new Orchid Station orientation video and also about the rumored time chage to Fri night (from Wed.) Not so, say the producers.
Dash to the west shore,
A mother bereaved, Aaron
Saved, peaceful for now.
Rivers boil, shadows frozen,
- Aug 9, 1945
My apologies for following Cecil's beautiful haiku with silliness...
Crispy Seaplanes: Your FF avatar is strangely mesmerizing. (Warning to the other FF players, don't look directly into it's eyes.)
It is 180 days, 5 hours, 56 minutes and 23 seconds until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM
Current time is
2007-08-10 16:03:37 EDT
And don't forget "Masters of Science Fiction" with Terry O'Quinn, tomorrow night, 8/11, 10:00PM on ABC.
The numbers are bad!
Yet the door is still opened
Thanks for the 24/Lost crossover link. This exchange had me laughing out loud!
5:25 am - Morris says, â€œThatâ€™s an interesting accent, if you donâ€™t mind me saying so. What nationality is that? It sounds Croatian.â€
Bill gives Morris a strange look, â€œCroatian? What? Where the heck did you get that?â€
The woman says, â€œMy name is Danielle. Iâ€™m French.â€
Morris turns to her, â€œFrench? Thatâ€™s a French accent? Youâ€™ve got to be kidding meâ€¦â€
Too bad you can't see the rest of the avatar:
standing in front of an airplane, wearing a space suit and dracula cape with a hatchet in my head and a polar bear by my side. It's so disappointing that only the head shot shows up!
* * * ALERT ! * * * ALERT! * * *
MASTEERS OF SF
On the ABC website the Terry O'Quinn episode of Masters of Science Fiction is scheduled to be broadcast tonight at 10PM easter (9 Central).
However, when I was setting up my cable box and DVR to record it, I found my local ABC station was preempting it for an NFL exhibition game. Casting about their website, I now find they're planning to broadcast it tonight at 2:36AM. What's the chance they'll keep that time exact, DVR/VCR users?
Anyhow be warned, your times may vary.
A pointless task, or maybe?
We're saving the world!
@Crispy/169: You are definitely an original, my friend. No need to see the avatar, the picture in my head is quite vivid, LOL!
@Cecil/270: I remembered to record MofSF on Sat, now I just have to remember to watch it. I don't think it was preempted in my area. I'll be curious to see if Locke blows anything up ;)
@ Cecil Rose: your haikus are amazing. I stand (err, sit) in awe.
Another new character is being reported to join our Lostaways. Appearing in 401 and 402, with possibly more eps down the line, is Arthur Stevens. He is a ruthless corporate recruiter, tall and thin, with a chilling prescence.
MORE SPECULATION THAN SPOILER ALERT
> "ruthless corporate recruiter"
I wonder what corporation?
Carnivore with strange markings
But at the end, hope
I should have added:
@ Cecil Rose: probably the corporation that I work for! There are soem pretty ruthless SOBs there. Seriously, though, your list presents some intersting options. I vote for a recruiter for Mittelos Bioscience. You?
How's the "Mac's Lost Blog Fantasy Football League" going Guys??? And can anyone see this or is it just for "players". I'd love to see what you are all talking about. Thanks.
@green/279: To answer your question, nothing is going on in MLBFFL yet. Just getting our teams set up. And I'm psyching up my Black Rock Stars to annihilate trexl's Fish Biscuits. At least until someone else joins and the match-ups change. I donâ€™t know if you can just view the league without joining, but Iâ€™m sure bcre8ve will get back to you on that. Thereâ€™s still plenty of room, if you do want to join, just send him an email.
More arise: Push the button
Don't push the button
Thanks Clementine... i'm not so sure i can hang with such big dogs as yourselves. i think i'll leave this one to the pro's... you know who you are!!
your the one's who make me laugh my a$$ off all the time with all the wit, humor, intellect, cheers, poems, songs and hiakus. thank you.
MBFFL is gearing up. The auto-draft is going to take place this weekend(8/25) - so anyone else interested needs to contact me ASAP (writeme @ bcre8ve . com). There are still spots open.
We'd love to have you, green - unless you are Trent Green (Miami QB) and would throw games just to beat us!
It is a league that's just for fun, so experience isn't necessary. Now the best avatar competition is another story. It's a cutthroat, no holds barred, knock down, drag-out. So be prepared for that.
As far as being able to view it, Yahoo has no options for this but I'm thinking about a work around. I'll keep you posted.
I would feel crappy if I joined then wasn't able to keep up with it.
Ah, Trent Green, I am not. Nor am I a "Green" Bay Packers or "Gang Green" (Jets) fan. Perhaps I should change my name to "Big Blue"...Go Giants!
Hugo treats the group
Bernard finds that Rose survived
Happiness for now
@green: Please join! There's 9 teams right now and I hate having an odd number of teams. It's worse than having a number of odd teams!
TV Guide's Ausiello reports rumors of two new cast additions to to "Lost", one from "The Wire" and one from "The Sopranos":
@green --- I'm gonna agree with Trinity here, you should play. Once the Mighty Fish Biscuits get a taste of blood they're not gonna want a week off with an odd number of teams, or to have to play some dummy team full of people on the IR.
SamFin loves Mac's Blog
Hey You all everybody
Mac for President
Question about the FF league. Since this is my first time playing, what do I need to do this weekend? Just see who is automatically drafted to my team - the incredible, nasty, KILLER RABBITS! Any tips you experienced folks have would be appreciated (until, of course, my Killer Rabbits tear you to pieces... ha ha ha haaaaaa). =:>)
Since it's autopick , I do believe we all just sit back and let Yahoo! brain put our players in for us.
As for the tip ... pay attention to who your team members play during the season. Start that Tomlinson guy every week, but if you find yourself with Ahman Green against the Bears maybe you want to investigate other options.
Good luck this season, 'cept when you play the Fish Biscuits. Then I wish you Hurley's pre-van luck.
The Lost shall be found
Foreshadowing, perhaps, yet...
Many are still lost
Love barely declared
Then just as suddenly lost
Despair, grief, chaos
Safety nowhere, trust no one,
How can this go on?
Just noticed: In the "Flashes Before Your Eyes" episode (3-8), a plot point is Desmonds ability to predict the outcome of a soccer game playing on the pub's television set. The ads on the signboards around the field features a number of firms associated with "Lost": Widmore construction, Hanso Corp, Mr. Cluck's, etc. At the time this was of only passing interest.
However, looking back at the signs (as shown on Sledgeweb http://lost*cubit*net/forum/index*php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=220), a number of the other signs now have connection that were not apparent at the time, e.g. Expose', and Gannnon Used Car Rentals. Of the signs Sledge show, only one is left without explanation (at least if you take the radio station ad, FM 103.5, as an obscure reference to the numbers (103 + 5 = 108).
That one exception is an ad for "Chronos Titanium Dioxide". Is this a reference we've missed, or one that's yet to be seen in the show? A web link to "Titanium Dioxide shows it to be a white powder. Two possible candidates - the powder on the table in the Pearl hatch, and the ring of powder around Jacob's cabin.
Two lost souls confront
Each other, their lives, loves lost,
And grope toward peace
@Cecil: Just wanted you to know I'm still out here enjoying your haikus, as I'm sure many other folks are also. Sometimes I have to look up the episode for a refresher. Season 2 seems like a looong time ago.
I looked at the wiki for titanium dioxide and the possibilities are endless. I'm going to make a guess that it has something to do with producing energy (you know, to keep the chicken refrigerated.)
In related news (well, not really) a fine white powder was found in a raid on the home of rap star DMX. (I'm sure you follow his career, Cecil.) The shocking part of this story: it wasn't drugs! Now, I don't care about DMX, but I am curious what he's doing with the mysterious white powder. (Sorry, but this is the random topic area.)
Anyway, keep up the good work, Cecil!
Patricide. Dear Kate,
Let others decide themselves
The limits of love.
Time until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM (EST)
It is 148 days, 10 hours, 52 minutes and 5 seconds until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM (EST)
The Lord, my Shepard
Walks with Eko, confronting
A black mystery.
Anybody see Hillary Clinton on Letterman the other night. She promised, if elected, she would form a committee to find out what the heck is happening on Lost. Vote for Hillary. Maybe some of you brilliant people could get appointed to the committee
A Hillary faux paus. She should have promised this on "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
@ DB IN BC/201: :P Typical Democrat! Trying to ruin the mystery for the rest of us just because they think they know what's best for the American people. >:)
(just kiddin' o/c!)
Spoilers tell nothing
LOST producers share nothing
LOST Fans rule all things
In writing my Haiku, I'm reviewing all the episodes on DVD at a alower, more leisurely pace than my white-hot view-throughs when I first got them back in June. At the same time, I'm re-reading Mac's write-ups and all the commentary on each ep as well.
So I notice that it was right around, oh 2-10 or a little before when the reader/commentership of Mac's blog really took off and the comments began to vastly exceed the length of the reviews. And mac had quite a few passionate and perceptive commenters from this point on, as indeed he still does.
But the nameas are all (well almost all) different.
Where, I wonder, are?:
Laura aka wolfie
The "Lost" Boys (and girl)
The "LOST" boys and girl
Vikki = Well, there's one familiar name
Hated season 3 part 1?
Hated the gap?
Changed handles and still here?
By season 6 will we all be gone from here? (NEVER!)
Cecil honey - you got far too much time on your hands if you went through all the past blogs and picked out those handles that haven't shown up here in a while. Far too much time...
By-the-way... Tennessee really got SPANKED by the Gators this weekend. Couldn't even watch the end of the game. I didn't get to see Alabama play, but if they're half as good as the Gators, UT may be in trouble on 10/20. Still hoping to see you at The Upper Deck. GO VOLS!!! (Gators bite...)
Actually, that was just one week's posings, 2-10 or 2-11.
I was rootin' for the Vols, honest.
The Bama/Hogs game was a rip-snorter, 21 point lead in the first quarter, but down by seven in the 4th. Saban's decision to go for a field goal while down by 7 with three minutes to go and no time outs reminded me of a certain trip to Knoxville some years back when PWB punted while behind and a few minutes to go. Bama held, and scored on the subsequent drive to win. After the game, Bryant seemed surprised that anyone quetioned his decision to punt - "I knew we could hold 'em." I don't think Bama's got that kind of confidence in the defense, yet, but we did hold them, and score with 8 seconds remaining to win. Whoo!
Yes, I'll be there 3rd Sat in Oct, regardless of how things go in the intervening time.
Actually, time's kind short right now - big software project due Oct 1, working late and weekends. Notice the space betweeen haiku updates. Still hope to bring it up to present day by Feb.
Time until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM
142 days, 8 hours, 43 minutes and 25 seconds
until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM
From Cecil's list: JoePike is still in da' house (Hi, JoePike!) and maybe one of the "sam"s is SamFinn.
Another random topic:
This Weds, Sept 19th is "International Talk Like A Pirate Day." I expect you all to make a sincere effort!
Lost related news:
According to DarkUFO, Lost is moving to Mondays at 8pm. (Season 4 Premiere Date: February 4, 2008)
@308 Clementine said:
>Lost related news:
>According to DarkUFO, Lost is moving to Mondays at 8pm. (Season 4 Premiere Date: February 4, 2008)
Yikes! Awful new for me if so. Conflicts with taking my grandchildren to scouts. Means I'll have to watch after the fact. Have both the VCR and the DVR going and cross my fingers that nothing screws up.
Let's congratulate Terry O'Quinn on his Emmy Award! Whooo-hoo!
@307 Cecil Rose
SamFin is still in the building. Although the name is Sam I don't use it as Sam was taken and SamFin rhymes with O'Quinn. I really enjoy your 5-7-5 thingys.
You guys and gals at great. Bunny lover your not to old for me but my wife of 40 years told me I can't come out and play. And besides MIF will always be first in my heart.
@311 SamFin said:
"...my wife of 40 years..."
Whoa, congratuations, Sir! I feel like such a youngster at only 31 years married. Can anybody here beat 40?
Shhhh... don't tell ABC all us oldsters like "Lost". They hate that demographic, what with our only buying dental adhesive and Depends, and being too old and wise to be susceptble to their clever advertising.
Still haven't heard any official word from ABC on the rumored move to Mondays at 8PM. If it becomes official I'll have to write the guy with the countdown website. The only good thing about the move is that we'll get our new "Lost" fix 50 hours earlier.
Me thinks I be nearly fergitin' to wish ye all a boonsome "Talk Like Ye Pirate" Day.
Avast! Swab the deck and answer smartly wi' yer names.
All ye landlubbers, beware! Thar be buccaneers abroad this day. No quarter given for scurvy dogs what don't speak the King's English, so talk like a proper pirate or walk the plank, matey! Charlie be waitin' for ye down in Davy Jone's Locker.
Can't belive Red...Neck...Man... blew the opportunity to give us an "Ahrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" on Pirate's Day.
Where were ye matey?
Some thoughts from a worried Vols fan:
Thanks Cecil. Good article - but worrisome.
I personally enjoyed this one much more:
Unfortunately, that was posted on Sept. 12th, before UT got their butts handed to them. Fulmer's got some splaning to do! Hopefully the VOLS can 'at least' beat Arkansas this weekend... we shall see.
Congrats to the Vols on their victory over Arkansas.................State.
Thanks Cecil. We needed that win. Maybe they'll come up with some more spunk after this coming bye week. We're definately going to need it against them thar Bull Dogs. Arf!
Depending on whether yopu belive the Monday rumor or not, the time to the return of lost is either:
Time until Monday, February 4, 2008 at 8:00:00 PM (Raleigh time)
It is 133 days, 4 hours, 5 minutes and 36 seconds
until Monday, February 4, 2008 at 8:00:00 PM (Raleigh time)
Current time is
2007-09-24 16:54:24 EDT(local time in Raleigh)
Time until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM (Columbus time)
It is 135 days, 5 hours, 5 minutes and 16 seconds
until Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM (Columbus time)
Current time is
2007-09-24 16:54:44 EDT(local time in Columbus)
TV Guide's Michael Ausiello has some scoop on S4- Ep4, and two new characters, at:
heyy did any of you guys whatch chuck, because on this past episode in one part about 7 minutes in he says "flight 815 shoot down by____" and then he just keep talking and doesnt finish it, do you guys think it has anything to do with lost? or just nbc trying to be funny, or nothing at all
I saw Chuck as well. He said "Oceanic flight 815 shot down by surface to air..." before going on to something else. Just about crapped my pants. Chuck will be a regular view from now on...in plastic pants...you know...just in case.
If you want to know what this is all about you can watch the first two eps (if you have a fast connections) at:
And the Oceanic reference is at 7:13 of the second episode.
I hadn't seen "Chuck" previously, thanks for the reference - I'll certainly catch some more on Mondays. Unfortunately, if the "Lost" remors are true, we're in for some collisions in February.
Congratulations, Bunnylover, and Vols fans everywhere for a fine win over Jawja. Looks like that little affair in two weeks will be memorable. Bama fans, true to form, are already calling for a quarterback change and grumbling about the coach (the same coach who was our savior six weeks ago). They say the best quarterback at Alabama is always the one on the bench when we lose - or even win ugly like Saturday.
To quote you, my good man,...
"Euuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuw!
â†’ 26. Posted by: Cecil Rose at October 7, 2007 03:42 PM "
Football fans, (except true Volunteers) are so easy to blame it ALL on the coach and/or quarterback. Okay, so Fulmer is up and down, and up and down. I remember Mr. Johnny Majors, a true gentleman. He sent my father (may he rest in peace at Neyland Stadium) a telegraph (for those of you too young to know what that is, please look it up on any search engine) on my Dad's 60th birthday. The Vols were playing in the Hula Bowl in Hawaaii(sp?) and he took time out to wish my Dad (the biggest Vol fan of all time - period) a happy b=day. God bless them both. Okay, back to the story - so Vol fams even wanted 'him' the amazing Johnny Majors to leave after a few loses. Football is like life. Win a few, lose a few. Bama's coach is no exception - except... daaaayammmmm, dude - that game WAS ugly. 3rd Sat-er-day in October is upon us. Shall we dance????
Give 'em hell
Let the music begin...
Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top,
down in the Tennessee hills;
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top;
Ain't no telephone bills;
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top;
Half bear the other half cat;
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that.
Rocky Top, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me;
Good ole Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee,
Rocky Top, Tennessee.
Once two strangers climbed ole Rocky Top,
lookin' for a moonshine still;
Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top;
Reckon they never will;
Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top;
Dirt's too rocky by far;
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
get their corn from a jar.
Rocky Top, you'll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ole Rocky Top;
Rocky Top Tennessee,
Rocky Top Tennessee.
I've had years of cramped up city life,
Trapped like a duck in a pen.
All I know is it's a pity life
Can't be simple again.
GO VOLS GO!
Yea, Alabama! Drown 'em Tide!
Every 'Bama man's behind you,
Hit your stride.
Go teach the Rebels to behave,
Send the Volunteers to a watery grave.
And if a man starts to weaken,
That's a shame!
For Bama's pluck and grit have
Writ her name in Crimson flame.
Fight on, fight on, fight on men!
Remember the Rose Bowl, we'll win then.
So roll on to victory,
Hit your stride,
You're Dixie's football pride,
Poo-we... Ya gotta admit Rocky Top is a lot better song.
From my inbox this morning (like they need to remind me) -
Reminder from: ut_triangle_nc_alumni Yahoo! Group
Title: UT Vs Alabama
Date: Saturday October 20, 2007
Time: All Day
Location: High Park Sports Bar/Restaurant (formerly known as Profiles or Upper Deck), Raleigh, NC
Notes: Check UTSPORTS.Com for gametime.
Any and all LOST buddies are welcome to come to the game and meet each other. You don't have to be a UT or Bama fan. They have all the games on. I'll be the one with the bunny ears sitting in the sea of orange section.
A song that celebrates murder?
Lack of utiliies?
OK, so maybe it's a fair depiction of live in eastern Tennessee - but what's it got to do with football?
RolTide.com says the kickoff's at 12:34 our time - what time should we arrive? - I assume you'll save us two seats (Carol and I). I don't think I've got any Bama gear to wear, but I'm the widest guy with a beard and the thickest glasses. I'll find you.
Rooooooooooooolll Tide, Roll.
Are you ready for some Haiku?!?!?
Which must not be crossed: Why not?
Danger lies beyond.
Your comments about Rocky Top cracked me up! My husband and I hope to be at the bar around 11:45-noonish. Will save a couple of seats for you two, but if you get there before us, save two for us. I've already put my bunny ears in my UT pocketbook so I won't forget them. I would say I'll be the one wearing orange, but so will about 50 other people! Rest assured there will be plenty of Tiders there, but I cannot guarantee your safety if you sit on the UT side and boo the Vols...
Looking forward to meeting you and Carol. I'll be sure and take my medication and leave my dangerous weapons at home... he he he heeeeeee
We'll likely be a little after noon - I'm taking my youngest grandson to "Chemistry Day" at the Science Museum from 10 to Noonish. He needs a break and something positive just for him - his older brother and sister are involved in a lot of activities and he seems to be getting left out so I wanted to do something special just with him. Fortunately the kids' apartment and the science museum are just minutes away from High Park.
We'd never be so rude as to boo the Vols (why some of my best friends and favorite uncles are Vols!) but we may do some positive cheering for the Tide. I'll take my chances. I'm pretty big and walk with a big stick.
May the better team win! Our teams have both had enough ups and downs earlier in the season to leave some doubt as to just which one that is this year.
Is this the first time in recent history that Bama-Tenn has not been available except for PPV? It's sacriledge that we can see Penn St-Indiana, Iowa-Purdue, Central Michigan-Clemson, Army-Ga Tech, Okla St-Iowa St, Tex-Baylor, Wake Forest-Navy in that time slot tomorrow on broadcast or cable, but no Third Saturday in October classic. It's also sacriledge that - thanks to the tradition-unconscous dweebs in the SEC scheduling office - the Third Saturday now occasionlly takes place on the second or fourth Saturday.
Looking forward to meeting you guys in person!
UT - 17
UA - 41
Except that it's now a five-way tie for the SEC East, and Vandy only one game out.
Cecil, it was a pleasure meeting you! Your post above was short and to the point. I was expecting some major ribbing since you obviously won bragging rights.
Totally disappointed in UT's performance, and Bama did a great job even considering they had 5 starting players out.
Bravo to you and the Crimson Tide.
Until next year...
Hey, the Vols are still tied for the lead in the East. The SEC championship is by no means off the table this year. Go VOLS (right up to that last game, anyway, should they be in it and should the opponent be who I hope it is). Hey we might have another dinner together THIS year.
Some musically inclined BamaFans pour it on a little:
(Warning: Site may be painful to Vol fans until sense of humor returns, say after next bating Alabama, but don't know it the site will still be up by then. )
Gees - Thanks Cecil for the loverly link. I actually got a good kick out of it. My office internet access has locked out "filmfodder" sites from work. Totally bummed out about that, so guess all my comments will now be from home... after I've been DRINKING. Ha! This should be fun.
GO VOLS! BEAT SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WEEKEND!! (Hey, Vanderbuilt beat them last weekend, so maybe we have a chance??????)
Actor Daniel Dae Kim was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Thursday by Honolulu police â€” the fourth actor on ABC's "Lost" to run into trouble with the law while filming in Hawaii.
Kim, who plays Korean tough guy Jin-Soo Kwon, was taken into custody before 3 a.m. local time and released after posting bail, police said.
@ Cecil rose and Bunnylover:
Ermmm....all this UT and UA talk is making me shake. Please don't hate me cuz I'm a UF grad. Go gators!!!
Well I can say GO VOLS and GO GATORS (this week).
Can anybody give me a GO USC (peace, Bunnylover, the other one), BEAT OREGON!
UH, OH, about Jin/Daniel Dae Kim. TV Guide's Ausiello Report is already floating a rumor about a death on Lost in the first half of Season 4. Do the Disney PTBs wipe another traffic offender from the show? (Good thing they don't own "24".)
Since this has turned into a football forum, I will add my $.02
Well, I guess Im glad the Tide didn't play last weekend, since all the teams I rroted for went down to defeat except one (Yay VOLS). (Va TECH, USC (ther other one), UF, all down).
As for next week, GEAUX....TIDE!
(Sorry DB IN BC)
Since we're talking about sports ...
10/27/2004 11:40 pm -- I witnessed a miracle.
10/29/2007 12:05 am -- Oh ... my ... god. WE WON AGAIN!
Between the Sox claiming their second title in four years and the Pats UNLOADING on the Redskins, yesterday may go down as the greatest single day in New England sports.
Oh ... baby.
Hey, congrats to all the Red Sox fans, especially mac and FenwayBen! And a special thanks for wrapping it up in four games. And next time (2010?) I hope they win the last game at home. As long as it's not against the Pirates (...hey, it could happen! Stop laughing.)
And to repeat a comment I made over at the Mac's Lost Blog Fantasy Football league...
It's not enough that Brady scores 6 TDs a game, now he has to run them in himself??
On another topic, the rumors of a timeslot move continue:
And, hey network boy, Mr. McPherson, Iâ€™m part of your coveted 18-49 female demographic, and I want to watch LOST! I donâ€™t like this talk of my show as a â€œwildcard asset.â€ You better commit to a timeslot for my baby, and quick, or Iâ€™ll organize a fish-biscuit sending protest like youâ€™ve never seen, buddy!
Iâ€™m writing a letter.
*** Extremely Time Limited News ***
You can get a free taco for the asking at any Taco bell today, Tuesday, Oct 30, from 2-5 PM, in a promnotional tie in to a stolen base in the world series.
Bunnylover - don't let the url scare you, I guess theis is a pro-Vol blogger, but the satire here is all Alabama and LSU.
So I wonder how many episodes of "Lost" were in the can before the writer's strike began? And can they get it back together fast enough to not cause an interruption in our long-delayedd season?
Lindelof and Cuse have said they had eight episodes written before the strike began and these episodes are currently being filmed. But they also said that if the strike continues and no more episodes can be filmed this season, they would prefer not to air any episodes until the 08/09 season. However, the likelihood is that ABC would show the eight filmed episodes in the spring, considering how few new shows will be available at that point if the strike is prolonged. Worrying times for Lost-starved fans.
So... if they shoe eight episodes in the spring, would we get the other eight (assuming the strike ends) sometime in 2008, or would the add 8 to 2009, or spread the eight over both 2009 and 2010 to give us 2 twenty ep seasons or....
Auuugh, my brain aches just trying to think of all the possibilities.
I suppose it depends on exactly when the strike ends. But if they only show 8 episodes in the spring and expect us to wait until 2009 for any new episodes, I would imagine quite a few disgruntled Lost fans would give up on the show altogther.
I for one will watch Lost whenever it returns to the airwaves. I need to see how this journey will end. I don't think the show's loyal fans will jump ship. The Soprano's went for two years without any new episodes. as long as they hype the hell out of Lost when it does return, people will watch.
@355 "I would imagine quite a few disgruntled Lost fans would give up on the show altogther."
hmmm - fan is short for fanatic. i understand (live) "disgruntled LOST fanatic", but a fanatic, by definition, would NEVER give up on the show. anyone who bails because of the lengthy hiatus was never a fan/fanatic - just a casual viewer.
hunker down fanatics. we will get our 48 remaining episodes... just don't know when.
It was the casual viewers that I was referring to when I mentioned people giving up on the show. People that log onto sites such as this are by their nature more committed to the show. I was just wondering how ABC planned to hold these casual viewers if they are only able to offer them 8 new episodes over the best part of two years. Will they (hopefully) show the remaining eight episodes of this season sometime later this year?
Help !!!! Mac, sombody.
Ok the secret is out and I have about 70 percent hearing loss and I've watched the new MOBISODE "The watch" 10 times and can't understand what the heck is going on. Can someone? Mac? explain the darn thing? thanks in advance.
- I think that LOST will present all 16 episodes, consecutively, as planned. Even a two month strike should not cut into production of the last eight "not in the can" shows.
- I don't understand the strike. The average income WGA says it earns is just over $200K. Wanting more from internet and DVD/DVR revenues may add 20-30% to writers wallets. They get paid to write... no risks involved like the investor/producer or distributor. The writers are like a painter who paints your whole house for you - paid to do the job. Except now, the painter (writers) are saying that if you ever sell, rent or lease that house they should get a percentage of the profit.
Hi SamFin -
Here's the transcript of "The Watch" from Lostpedia.
(replace the * with a period)
Re: The Watch
My first reaction: What the heck is a Mobisode?
Catching up - It's a special vignette, newly produced, 2-3 minutes long available over your video enabled phone to (apparently) Verizon users. Luckily for me the also make them available on the ABC website. There will be one a week for 13 weeks until the premiere of Lost season 4 - assuming it comes in February as currently scheduled - the WGA strike could change this.
Summary: Shortly before his wedding, Jack strolls on the beach near the hotel, throwing rocks into the ocean. His dad approaches and they have a friendly conversation, in which is revealed:
Jack's grandfather disapproved of Christian's choice of a bride.
Nevertheless, he gave Christian a watch for a wedding present. Christian never wore the watch because of his estrangement from his father.
Nevertheless, Christian thinks it appropriate that Jack get the watch on his wedding day. Jack puts it on.
Christian says Jack (unlike himself) has chosen exactly the right woman to wed.
Christian asks Jack to treat his children better than he (Christian) has treated Jack.
The tone of the conversation is close and friendly on both sides.
You recapping Mobisodes?
Wellllllllllll, didn't think I'd be back in these parts until January or so, but I needed to drop in for a minute....
First, hello old friends! Glad to see so many of you still with your noses to grind about the world's greatest show ever....and also sad to see that I have missed out on so much fun conversation while the show's been off the air....you do me proud, fellow Losties.
More importantly, I need some help...Butch, Crispy, Mac, someone out there, please, can you lend a sister a hand? Now don't get on my ass about joining this conversation late...I am embarrassed to admit it, but I have no idea what the hell a MOBISODE is. Thanks to Cecil Rose for the re-cap above. Is that the first one? I am assuming the Mobisode is the same thing at the "Missing Pieces" installments on the ABC website? Are those aired on TV as well?
My goodness, I never thought I would be out of the Lost loop, but, apparently, I am. Someone out there...can you please help? Do I need to start tapping the tune to "Would't It Be Nice" on my keypad to communicate with someone about this?
So nice to drop in here and "see" all of you again...any help or info anyone could provide would be most appreciated!
Donâ€™t fret Vikki - I donâ€™t know what a MOBISODE is either. I would have guessed something Ken Burns would film about the mafia, but obviously not. I was leaning toward either a skin infection or a prehistoric beetle of some kind (Wow. Did you guys see the article today about finding a fossilized claw of a scorpion that would have been about eight feet long?)
So I watched the mobisode about the . . .well, watch. Even with Cecilâ€™s script I didnâ€™t get it. Whoa, two minutes of my life wasted. The second â€˜sode with Hurley was really quite funny. The problem for me is, I donâ€™t remember that other character! Nerdy and nasty little guy! But nevertheless, it was a bit more enjoyable to watch than the first . . .
Speaking of football . . . . huh? . . . Anyway, even tho everyone has their own teams to root for, could you all help me out by at least thinking well of the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend. BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR . . . and all that. (Gosh, I had to go to the storage closet and find all my old KU sweatshirts to wear this week.)
Everyone seemed to avoid me. I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s because they were Missouri fans. (Most folks in Tennessee where I live donâ€™t even know where Missouri is!) I guess I should have washed out that faint odor of moth balls before I went outside . . .
Well, regardless, everyone have a great family day on Thursday.
Definition of: mobisode (MOBile epISODE) A TV program or commercial that is created for the cellphone market. ...
Ah-ha! Itâ€™s a long â€œOâ€! That explains everything.
I feel better now . . . .
And on that track:
Subject: Serious Tick Warning
I hate it when people forward bogus warnings. I have even done it myself a couple times, but this one is important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e-mail list.
If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warming global winter weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up...
DO NOT DO IT!! IT IS A SCAM!!
They only want to see you naked...
I wish I'd gotten this yesterday.
I feel so stupid.
Are you sure they WANTED to see you naked?
That is the funniest thing I think I've ever read. My eyes are tearing from laughing so hard.
Thanks, I needed a good laugh since I'm suffering from my post Turkey-day sugar rush crash.
Thanks for the info everyone...I still have to check out the third one...
DRH...that was great...I am still laughing...
Oops! Vikki's post just reminded me to look for the third Mobisode "King of the Castle"
*********WARNING: MOBISODE SPOILER********
"But if you do leave this place, the day may come when you want to return."
Bug-Eyes already has some knowledge of why Jack would want to return to the island. Another perfect Lost teaser. No real information, just cause for endless speculation.
BTW, I'm watching A Charlie Brown Christmas...
Nothing puts me in the spirit of the holidays like Snoopy dancing on Schroeder's piano, Lucy calling Charlie Brown a blockhead, and Linus reciting Luke 2:14
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Hope all is well with my Lost friends, and wishing you peace and good will this holiday season!
Summary, Missing Pieces Mobisode #2
"Hurley and Frogurt"
Hurley comes out of a tent, looking furtive. He's seen by the frozen yogurt guy who calls out "Hello, Hurley!" and asks him why he's sneaking out of Rose and Bernard's tent.
Hurley returns the greeting as "Hi, Frogurt".
Froguurt appears miffed at his nickname and says "It's Neal." He observes Hurley appears to be ripping off some wine from R&B.
Hurley says he has permission.
Neal says that's of no consequence, he doesn't care even if Hurley is ripping them off, but he (Neal) wants to know what Hurley's intentions are in the Libby department.
Hurley says that's none of Neal's business.
Neal says Hurley is blocking everyone else from any chances at Libby when 'everyone knows' that tubby Hurley has no chance with her.
Hurley responds that Neal is wrong, that in fact he and Libby have a date that very day for a picnic, with Libby bringing the blankets and Hurley bringing the wine.
Neal says 'OK, take your shot' but if Hurley 'can't close' it's Neal-time, then and forever. All a bit sexist as if Libby has no say in the matter.
We realize this takes place immediately before Libby and Anna Lucia's murder by Michael.
Summary, Missing Pieces Mobisode #3
"King of the Castle"
A chess game is being played in the library of a house in the village of Bensylvania.
The players are Jack and the wheelchair-bound Ben. Ben trys a little flattery, saying it's been a long time since he's had a worthy chess opponent, and wonding if there's any way to persuade Jack to stick around. At Jack's raised eyebrow Ben indicates he intends to honor their deal.
Jack picks up on the difference between "intend to" and "will".
Ben says it's not entirely up to him, and "If the island doesn't want you to leave it won't let you go." [Apparently channeling Locke.]
Jack wonders "What? The island's going to sink the sub?"
Ben promises "*I* won't do anything to prevent you from getting home. But if you do leave this place, the day may come when you want to return."
"Never" says Jack.
"I've learned never to say never," Ben says [Now channeling Cubby Broccoli], "and if that day comes I hope you remember this conversation."
Jack's queen is threatening Ben's King. Ben castles, interposing a rook between his king and Jack's avenue of approach with the queen.
Jack 'humphs' at the move.
Ben responds "Nice try, anyway."
Commentary on the chess.
1) The dialogue makes it sound like Ben has just turned the tables, or at the very least escaped, but from the limited portion of the board we can see it looks to me like he's only postponed the inevitable - Jack still appears to be an immanent threat.
2) These two chess geniuses have set the board up wrong. Ben is playing black, but his unmoved king is sitting on the square to his right of center whereas Jack's (presumably unmoved) king is to Jack's left of center. so they set the board up with the kings and queens reversed from their proper positions.
Summary, Missing Pieces Mobisode #4
A hut. The sound of surf and a fire crackling in a fire ring. Michael is sitting tied to a pole, hands behind his back. The hut is dimly lit by a kerosene lamp.
Juliet enters and introduces herself, telling Michael that the boat is his, and that she hears from Beatrice that he has seen Walt.
She says she's spent some time with Walt and finds him interesting, smart, and special. She also says she's glad Michael has made the deal to get him away from the island.
Michael is angry and skeptical about her good intentions. She explains that she is not his enemy. She tells him that 'the man you are going to free' is named "Ben" and is very important. And that she made a deal with him, too, to save her sister's life. But she had to stay as part of the deal.
Michael asks "What's the point?" in saving her sister's life if she's not allowed to be with her.
"Wouldn't you do anything to save Walt?" she asks. "You have your list. Good luck." She exits.
Michael sobs and struggles against his bonds.
Questions to ponder.
Has Juliet subtly planted the thought in Michael's head that Walt must be "saved" from something? The others have told him that Walt is fine, although he did hear Bea's veiled threat about "the room" the previous night. Maybe Michael's being indoctinated that even violent force is necessary to 'save' Walt?
(See Mac's story, above).
The following URL will take you to a countdown timer for the newly announched "Lost" resumption.
This is east-coast time, good for central also. Mountain, left-coasters and hawaii can modify to suit your time zones. As of this posting, the time to "Lost" return is
Time until Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM (Raleigh time)
28 minutes and
until Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 9:00:00 PM (Raleigh time).
Current time is
2007-12-18 12:31:05 EST(local time in Raleigh)
Just got my "Lost" Season-3 DVD set from Amazon - they charge $38.88 and if you apply for am Amazon-affiliated VISA and charge it through that, they'll knock $30 off the first bill, so $8.88 for the set - not a bad deal.
Mac, you chould get a link up to the S-3 DVD.
Haiku's to resume soon.
Must save the baby!
Charlie struggles with demons
Are they real or smack?
@ Cecil Rose: I love your haikus! :)
Any details on the Raleigh, NC watching party yet? I'm just "over yonder" in Winston-Salem and could possibly make the drive.
Here is the official ABC description of the LOST "Missing Pieces" mobisodes:
"Lost: Missing Pieces are 13 two- to three-minute stories of compelling, new, never-before-seen moments from the hit television show LOST. These newly-created scenes (not deleted scenes from previous episodes) reveal answers and new details about your favorite characters. For each story, we leave it up to the fans to figure out where these pieces fit into the overall mythology. The new stories are from the same creative team responsible for the series and feature the show's main actors in stories that have all the compelling values that make LOST one of the most popular dramas on television around the world."
You can view all seven of them at the ABC/Lost website by clicking on "Missing Pieces". There are still six more to come, the next one in 2 days (i.e. Monday 12/31). Hope this helps!
Bunnylover, you out there? Reckon that restaurant would tolerate a crowd of hootin' and hollerin' "Lost" fans on a Thursday night? Anybody in besides you 'n' me 'n' GatorGal?
For that matter, is that what we want to do? Hold it as the new eps premiere? Or should we get together on a weekend (a) before or (b) after?
Anybody else think they'd like to attend? Sound off with ideas folks!
Locke has trust issues
Con man Sawyer exploits them
New sheriff in town.
As everyone now knows from the ABC press machine, website, etc. the Losties divide into two "teams" -- those who band with Jack and those who band with Jack. But, here is the latest SPOILER regarding who gets off the island:
************SPOILER BELOW !!!! *******
According to Kristin with E!, the "Oceanic Six" (described as the 6 who leave the island and become "famous" are):
Jack & Kate (which we already know from the flash-forwards)
Sun and Jin
Apparently, though, Juliette is also on Team Jack, so not sure what happens there. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Can't WAIT for 1/31!!!
More haiku =
Freighter baddies come,
Island trolls run for cover,
LOST changed forever.
Rousseau traps a man
Castaway, Other, who knows?
Sayid will find out.
Clair remembers things
A medical hatch, Ethan...
What was going on?
Gator gal, Bunnylover,
My email is alabama(at)earthlink.net
Email me and we'll work out the details for the S-4 party. Anybody else in driving distance of Raleigh wants in on this mail us there, too! Come one, come all.
There's a new Lost Experience commercial!! Well at least I think it's new. It has showed two nights in a row now at around 3 am. It's just a simple advertisement for Oceanic Airlines....but at the end gives an online site: Flyoceanicair.com
then theres a vid about declaring the passengers deceased.. something about flight attendent sonya... and then another banner for find815.com
here theres a little interaction just follow the directions :)
hint: check the eyes (possible anagram) and the mole.
Sun is expecting.
A trio checks Henry's tale,
Jack, Locke - trust issues.
Still the degree off professionalism seems to argue for official. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Second Lost Experience, or just pre-season publicity, or what?
According to some snooping around, other fan sites seem to say that the new Oceanic site is legit from ABC. Here is a summary of what I came up with:
FlyOceanicAir.com has recently been updated and the streaming video was consistently interrupted by the URL Find815.com. Yet another story that seems to at least be tangential to the primary Lost storyline, representating another interactive movement in the vain of TLE (The Lost Experience).
This particular story follows a gentlemen by the name of Sam and his quest to find out what happened to the passengers of Flight 815, specifically a flight attendant by the name of Sonya that he was obviously in love with. When the site loads we initially see a news cast associated with 815.
This ARG will continue for the next few weeks, up until the Season 4 Premiere. In this first chapter you should end up finding at least 3 videos and 2 interactive â€œgamesâ€.
The press machine is in overdrive for Lost's return. That new website they're pushing (flyoceanicair.com) is basiclly the "hook" for their new ARG. If you look closely at the video that starts (the one intended to look like a commercial for Oceanic)you'll see a "paid for by ABC Inc" notice. And, the new page that it directs you to (find815.com) is the new game.
I've played and it is pretty cool. They're promising a clue to season four for each of the five weeks prior to 1/31. It is definitely legit because once you complete all the activities and the clue hunt, you get redirected to an abc.com microsite for your code word. H
Has anyone else checked it out? If not, do so by going to find815.com. The best place to start is by reading the Help section via the bar on the bottom left of the screen. It outlines everything: how to play, what to do, getting started, etc. Best of all, it is NEW so you're not too far behind. The first "chapter" (their word, not mine) closes tomorrow. Chapter 2 begins on Monday. Make sure to regsiter so you can track your progress on the clues, videos, etc. Have fun!
Billboards! Forgot to mention them. Apparently, Oceanic billboards with the headline "Taking you Places you Never Imagined" are showing up in each of the nine destination cities mentioned in the Oceanic press release. I have a friend who saw the one in Portland. Anybody seen any others? The cities are:
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
Seoul, South Korea
Anybody else pick up on the significance here? Kate's hometown, Juliette's hometown, the location of Hurley's box company/Locke's former job, Sun and Jin's hometown, Michael's hometown and the apparent suicide death of mystery person in the box,and oh yeah, the supposed HQ for Mittelos Bioscience. Definitely lots to ponder.
All those places are mentioned as cities Oceanic is serving in the FlyOceanic commercial.
DavidRH, can you confirm billboard(s?) in the Knoxville area?
Anybody close to any of the other cities mentioned see any billboards?
Henry is lying
The hatch shows more mystery
Jack's a poker pro
Sorry Cecil, I live about 75 miles from Knoxville and it's been two weeks since I was up there. Unfortunately, it's my season to start traveling and conducting, so I won't be spending much time in the state for a few months. I've told my wife about the billboards in case she runs up to Knoxville in the near future.
This is all very funny, isn't it? The website ad, the diary of the lost lover and now, the possibility of billboards! With all this hype, these next 8 episodes better be good ones!
Escape the island?
Bernard and Rose differ, then...
All is right, again
Hurley has a friend
Two, really, Dave and Libby
Both not what they seem
Just wanted to say congratulations to Death for Charlie (I think that's RNM?) for winning the Big MAC Bowling Greeners College Bowl Pick 'Em league. It was a hard-fought battle between the two of us, but in the end the tiebreaker worked in your favor. So, I must settle for second. *sigh* Congrats also to trexl for 3rd place honors! If neither of my teams could win their prospective bowls, at least 1st through 3rd place could be taken up exclusively by MLBFFL members!
I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline.
Got a call center in Pakistan.
I told them I was suicidal.
They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.
Saw the Billboard for Oceanic Airlines in NYC's Times Square. Prett cool. Jsut three weeks from tonight. EEK!
*********QUESTION BELOW CONTAINS SPOILERS ********
Follow me, here...
Due to the flash-forwards, we all know that Jack and Kate get off the island. Teasers so far indicate that 6 will leave. And, a spoiler from E! says these six are Kate, jack, Jin, Sun, Sayid and Hurley. But, if this "rescue" happens early in S4, then what does that do to the dynamics of the show?
I thinkt that the S4 "some leave" is this year's snake in the mailbox. Think about it. If the so-called "Oceanic 6" leave and it happens early in S4, then this means no more Sawyer/Kate interaction. No more "debates" bewtween Jack/Locke. No baby advice from Claire to Sun. No more conflict between Sayid/Sawyer. No more Hurley/Sawyer humorous moments. In essence, wouldn't this be TV suicide -- creatively, strategically and tactically?
I mean, if 6 of the key characters leave the island, then the next 35+ episodes will potentially be really awkward, right?
I have faith in the Lost producers and don't expect them to dissapoint us, but this strikes me as odd. And potentially a red herring in terms of timing of departure from the island for the the famed Ocenaic 6.
A budding romance
A father, two strong women
All needlessly lost.
GatorGal- IMO...I think that the show might pick up with Jack and Kate (and whoever else) off-island, but this is way down the road and they tell the story backwards from there. They could still continue forward with on-island stories. As the off-island story gets told backwards, the on-island story gets told forward. And at the end they meet somewhere in the middle where the mother of all cliff hangers (perhaps season 5) will all make sense.
It could happen.
The dead reappear,
Dreams? Prophecy? Locke, Eko,
Explore new questions.
@ green -- yep. Agree. This is Lost after all and anything can happen. And probably will. Love your idea above. At least three weeks from now, we'll have some clue, right?
2-22 - Three Minutes
A rescue mission
A trap, a plan, just these five
A funeral. Boat?
Hi everyone!! Less than three weeks to go. I finally saw a commercial on tv, so it's gonna happen. I am curious as well as to how they are going to pull this all off. I have faith that it's gonna be a good season.
A sham village, tubes
That lead nowhere, A strike team
With a faulty plan.
Locke, Eko, conflict,
The sky turns purple, chaos,
Three captives released.
3-1 - A Tale of Two Cities
The plane down again,
Others are suburbanites,
Cages, captives, WOW!
Sun lies, Sayid lies, while
Kate and "John" work in the sun
And the boat is lost.
Three survive the hatch.
One has visions, one needs help,
One sees the future.
Do you love this guy?
Kate decides, a con man conned,
Lightning bolt, a sub?
(alternate first line:
"Do you love the sky?")
The smoke monster prowls
Eko confronts his conscience
Rest In Peace, Eko
Anybody else in driving distance of Raleigh
Time's getting short. If we're gonna have an S-4 Party, we need to do some planning - email me at alabama(at)earthlink.net.
In the DVD commentary version of episode 3-6 "I Do" writers Cuze and Lindlehof reveal that the project Sawyer and Kate's 'chain gang' were working on was a RUNWAY. There was some dialogue explaining this in the script but it apparently ended up on the cutting room floor.
So what additional information does this give us about the others?
1) They have no sort of machinery for heavy construction projects.
2) They have the patience and will to work a big project with only manual labor, which they don't have too much of.
3) They apparently have NOT been resupplied/transported by air in the past, but
4) They expect TO be so supplied/ transported sometime in the future.
***RANK SPECULATION BELOW***
Could this have something to do with the violet sky event/loss of the electromagnetic anomaly?
Ben's comment: "Even God can't see this island. Could the magnetic anomally have had something to do with making the island undetectable/invisible to the outside world - and now that it's gone the island is vulnerable to detection? Hence (Widmore's?/Dharma's/Hanso's?/who's?) freighter being able to find them?
For that matter, is it a runway for an airplane, or /something else/?
First let me say that Iâ€™m a MAC man. Iâ€™ve never had a PC and so in some sense of the word, donâ€™t really understand the total angst of that world. However, with CECILâ€™s obvious fixation on haiku, I remembered that somewhere in the vast reaches of my files, there was some words worth sharing with the computer-driven slaves on PC.
These were sent to me in 2000 by a faculty member at Tulane. I thought all of you might enjoy them. (I actually donâ€™t know if theyâ€™re even still relevant in the current PC world.) But they still seem very funny.
***** In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with their own Japanese haiku poetry:
A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
The Web site you seek
Cannot be located but
Countless more exist.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies.
With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
â€œMy Novelâ€ not found.
The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao - until
You bring fresh toner.
Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.
A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
Having been erased,
The document youâ€™re seeking
Must now be retyped.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
Admittedly in my early MAC world, we didnâ€™t have â€œmessagesâ€ - we just got the full white screen with the tiny, but totally frustrating picture of a â€œbombâ€. When that happened, trust me, the last thing I was thinking was â€œpoetryâ€!
Have a great day.
An Other, grieving,
Wants to shoot, but Sawyer scores,
While Jack schemes escape.
Jules is recruited,
Jack cuts Ben///Suddenly I
Am hit by a bus.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
Excuse me, Cecil Rose, but I believe you have a banana in your ear.
Thanks Clem . . . that was hilarious. I didn't catch the URL but right after that video, one came up called "Really bad day at the office 2" dealing with an upsot porta-potty. Not for the faint of heart.
LOST can't return soon enough. We're all going stir crazy . . .and Cecil has changed nationalities! . . Dr. Jack, come quick. We need help NOW1
What? I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.
Desmond sees the past,
The future - can he change it?
Else Charlie is dead.
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, DEAR MAC
Happy Birthday to you.
Now let's all go see "Cloverfield".
Jack walks among them
But he is not one of them
He saves Juliet
Hurley boosts morale
Raising a van from the dead
While Kate seeks Rousseau.
Oops, the preceding haiku was for episode 3-10
The Flame hatch hold a
Russian enigma, with patch
Locke simplifies it.
Escape the island?
Claire still hopes; Charlie will help.
Locke's dad is evil,
Jack's rescue aborts, sub blown,
Ben has 'magic box.'
Killers steal diamonds
End up getting just deserts
Justice by island?
A hike in the woods
Smokey prowls, growls, and flashes,
Jules joins the beachies?
Cecil toils all day,
LOST obsessed: Obviously
he needs a real life.
(Haiku with Coda)
Only trying to
Complete season three before
Four consumes us all.
Juliet saves Claire
Or so it would seem, perhaps
Another plot looms...
. . . . before
Four consumes us all.
Well versed. TouchÃ©.
Over four hundred!
But can we reach five hundred
before next Thursday?
(Just trying to see how many between-season posts we can amass!
3-17 - Catch-22
The boys go camping.
A stranger drops from the sky.
Is rescue coming?
Sun's baby is Jin's
Good news, except Sun will die.
And "They were all dead".
Noted from the S-3 DVD's:
According to writers Cuze and Lindlehof, the eyball closeup in the scary 'Jacob' scene of 3-20 "The Man Behind the Curtain" was *Jacob's* eyeball. They're still not revealing the actor's name, but my money's still on Michael Gross of "Tremors" / "Family Ties".
Sun's baby is Jin's
Good news, except Sun will die.
And "They were all dead".
Locke's dad issues solved
And Sawyer's con-man issues
Hope they feel better.
3-20 - The Man Behind the Curtain
Weird stuff in cabin
Jacob is... what, exactly?
Locke's in a bad way.
Three brave men, ready,
To test a new craft in space,
Gus, Ed, Rog... heroes.
January 27, 1967
41 Years ago today.
A dive in the deeps
While others (not Others) plan
A bang-up welcome.
Seven heroes rose
Into the bright winter sky
A blossom of fire
Space shuttle Challenger
32 years ago today
Michael J. Smith
FLASH FLASH FLASH
ABC just sent out an announcement that
"Watch a special enhanced version of last season's finale Wednesday @ 9/8c"
A little booster shot before we begin the new season on Thursday.
I wonder what the "enhancement" is? Any speculations?
Enhancement is little "factoids" that pop up at the bottom of the screen throughout the episode. Example: "Black Rock was a slave trading ship from the 1800s."
S-4-1 "The Beginning of the End"
A closed eye. Suddenly the sleeper awakes and the eye jerks wide open.
The camera pans abck and we see it's Jack. He stretches, arms protruding though the side of his beach tent. He turns to JKualtiet and speaks:
Jack: "Whew! What a crazy dream! I dreamed we got off the island and the I WANTED TO COME BACK! Can you believe that?
Jack: "Got any more Dharma flakes? Or maybe some Crispy Seaplanes?"
A closed eye. Suddenly the sleeper awakes and the eye jerks wide open.
The camera pans abck and we see it's Jack. He stretches, arms protruding though the side of his beach tent. He turns to JKualtiet . .
who turns to Cecil . . .
"Your spell-checker broken or something?"
(You know I'm just razzin' you, don't you? . . . DRH)
Any thoughts on "Sam's Video Diary" on ABC's website?
Looks like he's on Naomi's freighter and their looking for the Black Rock. Something keeps interfering with his video, the only thing I can make out is possibly an ear in the 5th video.
Damn, that was so good I feel like I need a cigarette! Was it good for you guys, too? :)
Seven souls that traced
A fiery road in the sky
Space Shuttle Columbia
Lost Feb 1, 2003
Five years ago today
And one happy space memory:
Hail Explorer 1!
First US Space satellite. Launched fifty years ago yesterday - Jan 31, 1958.
Wernher von Braun and team orbited a package designed and constructed by JPL - all in little over a month following the disaster of Vanguard, which had miserably failed to launch a satellite in early December after years in preparation. All in response to Sputnik 1 and 2 which had America panicked.
Of course the Explorer launch kept von Braun at the Cape, and not hosting a bunch of Alabama Boy Scouts at the "Rocket Roundup" recruiting drive, as had been planned, so I missed meeting him then - but finally did in 1964 when my AIAA section from Virginia Tech visited Huntsville.
3-22 Part I
Others ambushed but
All is not well, three captive,
While Jack presses on.
3-22 - Part II
Hurley saves the day
Revenge is sweet, but Charlie
Dies - in vain - or not?
Have rescuers come?
Or is there another force
Appearing here, now?
was that nothing short of the shittiest superbowl any of you have ever seen in your lives? God, what a disappointment! After going undefeated all season, you'd think it would be easy to defeat a wildcard team in the SB, especially with Tom Brady as your QB and a receiving corps with the likes of Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte Stallworth, et. al. Damn, what a downer. I'm so disappointed, all I can think about is finishing this second bottle of wine and passing the remaining time until ep 4.02 by wallowing in my own self-pity. Seriously, I could just cry!! :'(
mac probably feels as bad about it as you do. I really didn't have a hoss in this race, but thought it a pretty good game. We Southerners do tend to like defensive battles. And really, undefeated or no, the "On any given Sunday..." rule still applies with a vengance.
Better this than a 42-7 blowaout, any day. Two lead swaps in the last two minuts - hard to get much closer that that. The only shocking thing to me was the ease of NY's final touchdown.
Strangers with motives
Somewhat suspect... trust or not?
Ben the objective?
Entwined by what principle?
Kate teases Sawyer
Ben teases Locke teases Miles
Aaron calls Kate "Mom"!
Time and space braided,
Mingled, distorted, poor Des.
So uhh... this is really late... but though I am a Patriots fan... it was still an awesome superbowl.
I painted my face and I got on TV. =D
Do you work at RPL? I co-oped there my junior ("2nd degree" in AFA-speak) summer ('84) while at the academy.
Almost died (literally) trying to ride my bike to/from work ("home" was VOQ) ... morning ride, no problem ... afternoon ride 115F w/ stiff west wind. There were still a couple wrecks out in the desert on the east side of the dry lake back then (maybe still are?), and wanted to explore on foot ... bad idea. Had multiple flats from those damned spiky seed-pod things scattered across the road, ran out of water quickly, and stopped at south guard shack for more ... still suffered heat stroke on the way back ... really, REALLY hard to stay on a bike, and keep pedalling, when you can't feel your arms and legs ... no feedback, and a real mental chore to "remember" how to move your legs. This was Friday afternoon ... made it back (barely) to VOQ well after dark, downed some salt and water, and woke up very early Sunday morning on the floor of my room, parched, crusty, and barely able to move.
Ah, the fond memories ...
Mitch Hedberg ... yet another unfortunate loss ... troubled genius (doesn't that too often seem to be the case?). Some of my personal Mitch faves:
I played golf... I did not get a hole in one, but I did hit a guy. That's way more satisfying.
I would imagine if you could understand Morse Code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.
I play tennis. The thing that is depressing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. I played a wall once ... their [effing] relentless
Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy.
Just finished reading all of these ...
Could someone please tell me ... what's the deal with 980711? Is this an inside joke?
Cecil Rose ... guess you're in Raleigh now, but obviously did/do work at Edwards full/part time, hence my earlier question.
Finally, as a native cheese-head, obviously a Packer fan (and proud owner of my single share of Packer stock!) ... almost cried along with Brett during his retirement speech. My brother was at Lambeau for the NFC championship game ... told me he never heard such a deafening silence leaving the stadium. Too bad it had to end like that.
Square, pentagon, hexagon...
Where will it all end?
Tempest tossed island,
Machinery of death lurks,
Abated for now.
From 1968 to 1972, I was assigned to to the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility at Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, NM. In 1970 I was given six months TDY to Edwards to take part in the Phase II flight tests of the C-5A, gathering test data on the inertial nav system in that big bird.
While I was at Edwards I was further detached (TDY from TDY?) to the Space and Missile Systems Organization, Los Angeles for two weeks, to take part in the source selection for the Project 621B proof of concept flight test systems (which eventually grew into the GPS system we know and love today).
I wanted to go back to Edwards to the Flight Test Engineers school that was just cranking up in 1973, but the AF had other ideas.
As a civilian I returned there for many visits, and used to take my kids up there and camp out on the Rogers dry lake bed right in front RPL for shuttle landings. The base was much more open in those pre Al Quaeda days.
We were playing around a bit with the title of the blog "Random Topic Area" and some some wag (OK, it was me) posted a bunch of random numbers straight out of the CRC handbook.
@60/61 bcre8ve got *very* creative and purported to find a Lost-related pattern in the random numbers.
Or maybe Ben was manipulating the Chemical Rubber Company.
I've borrowed copies of the CRC from my coworkers for years, but finally got my own (now that I'm the "old" guy, I need to be my own source ... 31st edition). Alas, they no longer include the random number tables (which I DO remember from years-ago coworkers' copies).
Just a bit puzzled by this number sequence though ... not really very "random." Pretty damned hard to find that many unique numbers randomly in such a limited sequence (including the "signature", unique up to that point)... that's why I queried in the first place ... didn't seem encoded (other than by some hash/collision algorithm), yet didn't seem random either. ???
I guess with every computer and the Internet now having "random" number generators...
[Pause for philosophical discussion as to whether any number generated by an algorithm can ever be *truely* random.]
...the CRC decided to devote their precious paper to something else.
Mine goes back to my engineering undergrad days at dear old Virginia Tech in the sixties - don't have it immediately to hand to check the edition, but the edition *before* was in cuneform.
Well, CRC has apparently moved some of those tables out of their standard math tables volume, and into newer statistics handbooks (although I'm certain electronic availability of RNG's had more to do with that decision). I still have the RAND random number tables in my Korn and Korn; the RAND algorithm generates "random" numbers on a normal distribution, while the CRC algorithm uses a uniform distribution (hence the apparent weirdness I detected in that set of numbers ... so evenly distributed as to seem non-random).
Anyway, it does make me wonder what other content has been dropped from the CRC over the years ... I'll have to see if I can locate an earlier edition (though not necessarily as ancient as your tome!).
I like oreos. =]
You wouldn't by chance be "in front of a computer eating cookies" now, would you?
I used to love Oreos too, until the day I discovered the cream filling was just sugar-laden lard ... could never quite look them in the eye the same way again after that.
Seriously, I think my love of cookies in general faded considerably at that moment ... have never been much of a dessert eater at all since.
I'm putting this here, because it is a truly random thought, although Lost-related ...
Please don't try to make much sense of my odd thought linkage here, but ...
"That rabbit's dynamite!" led me to note there are a lot of rabbit references on Lost ... Shortly thereafter, all the ilovebenxx commentary made me think of Benjamin Bunny (Beatrix Potter stories), and had me wondering if that's what "young Ben" named the rabbit he checked the sonic fence with ... That got me to thinking about Ben using the lab rabbit to trick Sawyer ... That got me to lab animals in general, back to Eloise, and why Faraday said she died:
"I think Eloise's brain short-circuited. The jumps between the present and the future ... she couldn't tell which was which."
Then I started thinking, do lab animals "think" enough to get confused like that? I mean, sure in the Desmond flashes it's obviously horribly confusing and disturbing to him, but could Benjamin Bunny even notice anything out of the ordinary were going on?
I envision a time-flashing Benjamin Bunny's thought process:
[sniff,sniff,hop,hop]Mmm, lettuce[chew,chew,pause,lift head,sniff,sniff]Mmm, doe[hop,hop,hop,mount,hump,hump,]
Huh?[sniff,sniff]Mmm, carrot[hop,hop,chew,chew] ...
Where's the mind short-circuiting confusion? If the animal is not cognizant enough to conceptualize time passage, let alone time travel, I would imagine the "freak-out" would last all of a couple seconds, until the next distraction.
I know, old episode, way off-topic, and not quite sure if intentionally silly enough, so I'll bury this back here ... and I have no particularly compelling reason to post this ... I guess I just thought the concept of time-traveling lab animals being confused was amusing.
Ji Yeon is born
But Jin's name is carved in stone
And Michael is back
Michael is the bitch
Thought he'd pull the C4 switch
Ben is just too smart
More non-Lost random thoughts ...
"you should check out 2 of my current favorite female singers - Kina Grannis and Schuyler Fisk."
Have always loved the subtleties of the female voice, and try to check out new recommendations whenever I can ... oddly, had heard of Schuyler Fisk, but not Kina Grannis. Wow, she's a cutie! Very easy on the ears as well ... SO much reminds me of early Jewel. Remember meeting Jewel at long-defunct "15 Minutes Club" in DC, had to be 92/93, quite a while before her first release, playing to just a handful of people in the main bar. Barely getting by in those days; odd how things can change. Perhaps Ms. Grannis will find the same success.
Remember another name from those days at 15 Minutes; used to play regularly to the almost-empty side room ... Robert Lighthouse (and Joe Englert, you had vision throwing a couple bucks his way, thank you). Blues guy. Awesomely ignored talent. There were several times when I would be, literally, the only one listening to him, and could never understand why. Eventually worked his way to City Blues, and beyond ... glad he's still at at, finally achieving some degree of well-deserved recognition/success.
Anyway, have no great suggestions for "new" female singers myself ... the closest one I can think of would be Chhom Nimol from "Dengue Fever," although not exactly new. She has a fabulously pure voice, although most of her lyrics are sung in Khmer (a few recently in improving English). I cannot speak Cambodian, but you don't even have to understand the lyrics to appreciate the brilliance of her voice. At least to my ear, magical. Maybe not your cup of tea, but like I said, I love a wonderful female voice, in English or not.
→ 485. ealgumby: Female voices:
I don't think any of these are unknown, but they're pretty obscure & go back to the early '90s. You might enjoy...
Chantal Kreviazuk, Surrounded
Jane Siberry, Sail Across the Water
Billie Myers, Kiss the Rain
Tanita Tikaram, Twist in My Sobriety
More mainstream/known female voices:
Switching genders, but back to obscure:
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
Grant Lee Buffalo
And back to the Eddie Vedder song: I don't know if I'm having a lobotomy moment, but I heard Hard Sun on a Detroit-area radio station back in the '90s. Loved it & made sure to listen to find out who the artist was. Wow, Eddie Vedder, okay. Don't hear the song for years & forget the title & artist, until less than six months ago, when it comes on the radio. Hurray! DJ says that Vedder remade the song for the movie soundtrack of Into the Wild. Now, after reading that the original artist wasn't Vedder & am finding no info about Vedder releasing said song in the '90s, am wondering if I just witnessed the death of a bunch of brain cells...especially as all the posts referencing Hard Sun have disappeared too. RIP, Alaïs's brain...
Hard Sun originally appeared on the "Big Harvest" album (89), from the Gordon Peterson pseudonym "band" Indio. The original sounds quite like the Vedder cover (BTW, Mac graciously removed a few of my posts that in any way pertained to previously-referenced legal situation yadda yadda yadda; I'd rather be safe than sorry until all info is made public). Somewhat like you, when I heard the recent version, my instinct was that it was the original (just used for the soundtrack), and didn't think twice when I heard it was performed by Vedder; just knew I liked it, and had new meaning since '89.
Regarding your other refs, thanks for the suggestions! Have most of those already (including a few faves), and at least had heard of all but two: Billie Myers and Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. Sound good from what I've heard on allmusic/itunes, and will definitely give the CDs a try. Thanks for mentioning Tanita Tikaram too ... one of those from back in the day I never picked up and sorta forgot about; will rectify that now. Reading your list, I also realize how lucky I am to have a local station like WRNR, where I've heard all of those save the two mentioned, and I'm sure I must've just missed them.
Here are a couple more "not-exactly-new-but-not-completely-obvious" female artists I enjoy:
Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power)
→ 487. ealgumby: Eddie Vedder etc.:
Thanks for letting me know my brain hasn't completely gone off the deep end. I guess I must just be "misremembering" ; ) who the DJ announced back in the mid-'90s when I first heard Hard Sun. As it was on a Canadian radio station it makes sense that it was Gordon Peterson/Indio, but neither of those names ring a bell at all whereas Eddie Vedder's did when I heard Hard Sun again over the winter.
I know what you mean about having a great radio station to listen to...the Canadian station was that one for me & where I first heard practically everything I put in the list for you. Tanita Tikaram goes all the way back to VH1 in 1991, which is where I first heard kd lang as well. You're only the second person I've ever "met" who's heard of Tanita!
The first time I listened to the first CD by Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise was in the car. Had I not been driving I would have dropped to my knees when I heard "California."
Thanks for the list of female artists...some of them I've heard of, but not all, & I haven't heard music from many of them. Time to visit the iTunes store...
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