Thu-Apr 30 2009
Lost - Ep# 514 - "The Variable"
1: This episode accounts for all of Daniel's time once he gets off the Sub. He and
Pierre Chang never have an opportunity to make the
"Dharma Booth Video". So much for the DBV being "strict canon".
2: I found Faraday's explanation that "people are the variable" and that they can indeed
change the past to be very, no, INCREDIBLY weak. That was it? The whole of season 5 so
far has been predicated on the notion that "whatever happened, happened" and now
it's all out the window because "gee, I guess I was wrong".
3: What happened to the sneaky "king of the jungle" Others? "Twitchy" Daniel Faraday
just waltzed into their camp.
4: Just how stupid is Faraday's plan? In 4 hours he wants to convince the Others to let him
dig up Jughead (and let him explode it on their precious Island),
dig up said atomic bomb that should be encased in concrete and lead, transport
it to the heavily guarded Swan site (without motor vehicles), repair it, and then make it go BOOM.
Yea, that'll work.
Thu-Apr 23 2009
Wed-Apr 22 2009
I had no idea there was a
US Pole Dance Federation
. Wonders never cease.
Mon-Apr 20 2009
Meat Go Boom
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a Taiwanese city center. NGC examines the physics and the biology of this
100,000-pound animal whose body was destroyed by its own internal
Whale that Exploded
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Not to be confused with Oregon's
Remember kids, dynamite is not an acceptable option for dead cetacean disposal.
What goes up must come down.
Thu-Apr 16 2009
Lost - Ep #513 - "Some Like it Hoth" - Quick and Dirty Play-by-Play
- Number on microwave
- Pierre Chang's "wife"?
- White ceramic rabbit.
- Miles has been talking to dead people since childhood
- Tommy Lasorda became manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers
on September 29, 1976.
- Sawyer: I owe you one - this is new
- Video tape numbers?
- Ponytail on Horace
- "Circle of Trust"
- Radzinsky is operating on Hostile territory
- Nice whistle, let everybody in 2 miles know you're out there
- Hairy guy, shot in head
- Sooooo looking forward to Radzinsky meeting the unpleasant end
of a flaming arrow.
- Have a few piercings - they would not react well to Island electromagnetism.
- T-shirt pattern?
- Miles' Mom has cancer.
- Pierre kicked Mom/Miles out - Mom's story.
- Pierre died on the Island
- Still no sign of Jimmy
- Miles doesn't like what he heard from the corpse
- "You on a secret mission?" - Hurley not as dumb as he looks.
- Juliet and Kate don't have a story ready.
- Song - boarded 747
Seems It Never Rains In Southern California
- "There is no bounty hunter"? What the heck?
- Alvarez died from EM yanking out his filling through his brain
- Hugo calls Miles' talent.
- When they're desperate, ask for more money.
- Miles lied to the Dad
- Naomi is a fox.
- T shirt pattern?
- Lost loves that swing set.
- Nobody can lie to anybody this episode.
- So much for the Kate/Roger friendship
- Captain and Tenniele, "Love Will Keep Us Together".
- Young Miles would have preferred Joy Division
- Hugo goes by Hurley in Dharma
- Pierre isn't impressed with the Hydra Polar Bear experiments
- Dead guy is Felix, delivery guy (like Miles) to Widmore.
- There really were empty graves, who emptied them to fake Flight 815 is
still uncertain. Why would Widmore need pictures if he emptied the graves?
- 1.6 million, half what Miles asked from Ben.
- Yes Miles, why did you tell Hurley?
- Miles' Mom is on the Island.
- Moist rags work better to clean blackboards.
- Blackboard lesson is about ancient Egypt
- Jack is incurious about Ben's disappearance.
- OK Jack, let's see you be apathetic about a threat to Kate.
- Porter? Who's Porter?
- Miles is 3 months old in 1977, which would make him 31.
- Miles is horrified that his Dad like Country Music.
- Hurley is really pushing it.
- Yea, that fake bush will really fool the Others.
- Hurley is thinking about trying to change the future.
- Bram, one of Ilana's merry men.
- "Do you know what lies in the shadow of the statue"
Why would Bram think Miles might know the answer? Why would Ilana think
Lapidus might? It sounds like they don't they know who might be in their group.
Were the members of Ilana's group recruited/enlisted one by one, and then
"spontaneously" came together?
- Bram offers knowledge and community, he sounds like a true believer -
like the Others, if they recruited.
- If Bram works for Widmore, he either doesn't know it, or he being used to
- Bram's recruitment spiel to Miles doesn't confirm my theory that
Ilana's group are the ancient pre-Other inhabitants of the Island, but it
doesn't hurt it either. They don't seem to be Others or Widmorean.
And their zealotry fits well.
- Hurley in van mirrors Bram in van.
Hurley's notebook has a Dharma logo featuring an apple and a book - school?
- Pete shows some loyalty. Too bad it got him busted in the chops.
- Miles shows a sense of responsibility..
- Oh crap, Juliet is wearing a red shirt. Don't do this to me.
- Luke Skywalker got hand cut off - Pierre Chang will get his arm cut off.
- Dharma baby clothes
- Polar bear storybook.
- Faraday got off the Island, did he stowaway on the Sub?
Screencaps - "Some Like it Hoth"
LOST Episode 5x13 "Some Like it Hoth" - Screencaps, Easter Eggs, Audio, & Analysis
Tue-Apr 14 2009
Lost - Ilana Theory
I have an idea about Ilana
and her band of merry men. Even for a Lost
theory, this is very speculative, but I like the way it might work.
I think Ilana and her crew could be members of an old (or even ancient) group that is
the true enemy of the Others.
- Ilana's question: "What lies in the shadow of the statue?" is a reference
to the far past, when the statue was still standing and had more of a shadow than
from a giant ankle.
- Ben's famous answer to Michael: "We're the good guys". This implies
that there are Bad Guys.
- The Others are fanatical about defending the Island, and have been since at
least before 1954, when they repelled a US military force. What if their focus on
defense stems from knowing about a specific persistent threat? And by persistent
I mean a group that has been trying to take the Island for possibly centuries.
- If Ilana is working for Widmore, either he neglected to tell her about Ben and
Locke, or she was told to leave them alone.
- Lost is a show full of reversals. Losties become Others, or become Dharma.
Dharma members become Others. Others live where Dharma lived, then Losties
live where Others lived. Con men become heroes, Doctors become addicts. Dead
men become live. I could go on and on. What if the Others, who are seen as the
"indigenous" true-believer defenders of the Island, were actually once the invaders?
What if they took the Island from an earlier group, and then "went native"?
- Widmore seems to be fading as an active villian. I can see the show wanting
a clear antagonist in the run to the grand finale.
- A third group would complicate things even more than they already are, which
- I can't think of any clues to this new group appearing in the first 4 seasons,
which is kind of like having the Empire show up only in the last half
of Return of the Jedi.
My New Name is Thud Mollockle
Silk and Steel and Tripe
"Then, as quickly as a balloon inflated at a vendor's tank, and
with much the same hiss and squeak, the gryphon was as large as a Great Dane.
Bronwyn felt the recoil from a sharp glance of molten copper eyes, before a
final burst flung the monster to its full height, far above her head. She held
breath and heart still in utter, utter awe. ...
Its steel claws had enveloped her like a cage when, with a shriek like a steam
locomotive, the gryphon disintegrated. Bronwyn was scooped from the earth,
tumbling into a huge, soft hollow, and the pit of her stomach wrenched with the
sensation of rising rapidly. She looked up and for the one dizzying moment
before she lost consciousness she saw, towering above her like a mountain, the
abundant, boundless, heaven-crowned figure of Thud Mollockle. "
Mon-Apr 13 2009
Thu-Apr 09 2009
Lost - Ep #512 - "Dead is Dead" - The quick and dirty play-by-play
- Widmore rode up on a horse, where the heck did they get horses?
- "Island chooses who it want to"
- 1977 Charles is rocking the flowing pirate locks. I bet he missed that hair.
- I knew Ben would have a story
- We don't even have a word for it - my ass, they've got to call it something,
even if it's "That which shall not be named".
- What's in the box? Is it MAGIC?
- "Have a great day" - Friendly Ben is double creepy.
- Caesar doesn't work for Ben, at least not knowingly. And he doesn't seem
wary of him, so it seems he isn't much in the know.
- Look, Ben has found another Sayid
Ben and Ethan, messing with Danielle - pre-Purge?
- 1992 - 1977 = 15, that might work for Ethan's appearance.
- The French arrived in 1988, when Danielle was 7 months pregnant.
So at the latest Alex was born in 1989. That was not a 2+ year-old Alex. So either
the facts about the French are wrong, or the Purge didn't happen in 1992,
or this scene is 1988/89, before the
mass murder of the Dharma Initiative.
- And that's how Ben learned Alex's name.
- Run away from whispers- Why?
- Ben knows something about Whispers, they existed before the Losties.
- Photo of Alex
- I was afraid that Locke was letting Ben run around free
- I killed you to get the O6 back, and hey, It all worked out in the end.
I did it for the Island.
- Ben didn't apologize
- Be careful what you wish for, Ben.
- How exactly is Locke supposed to be forcing Ben to go?
- Well, that was unexpected. Why did Ben kill/shoot Caesar? Why did he manipulate
Caesar into confronting Locke? How convenient that Caesar left his most important
- Ah Caesar, we hardly knew ye.
- "Will you be patient? Will you stay awhile? I have overshot myself to tell
you of it. I fear the honorable men whose daggers have stabbed Caesar, I do fear
- Ben lying? I'm shocked, just shocked.
- Locke has insight now.
- Much older Widmore,
- Ben refuses to kill innocent child
- Widmore's case is that killing babies protects the Island?
How are Danielle or Alex threats to the Island?
- Ben didn't answer Locke's question - was it his idea?
- Locke is just wonderfully spooky this episode, almost Richardesque.
Except that Caesar would have shot him.
- Game of Risk
shows this isn't an alternative timeline (w/o Losties).
- Ben freaks at hearing Christian's name. This whole episode is a
- Ben says he didn't know the Losties were in 1977. Is he lying or did his Temple visit
erase it all? Does this mean Young Ben doesn't return to Dharma until after the Losties
- Ben doesn't know a everything, in fact he's in the dark.
- Stone faced Sun
- "As long as the dead guy says everything is ok..."
- Jacob Lantern
- Ben pulls the plug - Smokey contained by water
- Ben can talk directly to Smokey
- Widmore wasn't tricked into turning FDW
- There has to be more to Widmore's "exile" than Ben kicking him off.
- How did the Others get on/off the Island before the Sub?
- Widmore broke the rules by constantly leaving the Island and having a daughter
with an outsider - so Penny isn't Ellie's daughter.
- Ben basically admits to killing Locke, claims he didn't know Locke would be
resurrected/reanimated, it scares him. I think he's telling the truth.
- Ben expects Smokey, gets Locke instead. We're clearly supposed to make a
connection between Locke and Smokey.
- Was Locke dealing with Smokey or
is Locke Smokey? Or Smokeyesque?
- Ben can't control Smokey, and he can't control Locke.
- "Not a train", though sometimes it sounds like one.
- "it's weird for me too" "I'm the same man I've always been" - maybe he's
always been Smokey, at least since Sun knew him.
- Our Mutual Friend - Dickens
- Widmore hasn't got people watching over his daughter? What good is
having bazillions of dollars if you don't use them?
- Ben and Locke have traded places from their first time around Jacob's cabin.
- Wall around the Temple. Temple is half-mile away - BIG WALL
- Locke is receiving special knowledge.
- Is Ben sorry?
- Ben wouldn't kill Danielle/Alex, but he would kill Penny
No bullet wound that I saw on Desmond, groceries or Island/Timeline?
- That is one pissed-off Scotsman
- I would say no dead Penny or Charlie. So how is Desmond going to get
to the Island now? Or more importantly, "Why"?
- Illana and which three?
- "What lies in the shadow of the statue?" - Is this a passphrase like
"What did the one snowman say to the other snowman?" - Others?, why not Latin?
- Did Illana have allies on board, or something else? Sudden conversion to Othership?
- Ben's fall mirrors Locke's down the Well
- More hieroglyphics
- Jackal god and Smoke monster
- Grating - 7x7=49
- Shows Ben scenes from the past
- Torch relighting, nice touch
- That's not Alex - It's a Yemi/Smoke-Zombie
- Smokey wants Ben to follow Locke. This is going to be interesting.
Wed-Apr 08 2009
Lost - Ep #510 - "He's Our You"
I have got to cut down on the toad licking.
I had a dream
that Billy Holiday was licking my frontal lobes.
Dammit, just when I get the DharmaBong© fired up, you buzzkills drop in
For me, an episode of Lost
isn't finished until 3 recappers tie it all together with
a mix of poetry and insight:
- KILL THE CHICKEN, THE EVIL CHICKEN - CHOKE THE CHICKEN...wait, what?
- Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
- Yea, no credit for telling the truth...chubby non-chicken killer wuss brother.
- Brother and Father issues, what a surprise.
- Sayid's childhood mirrors Eko's
- What is Phil polishing, some knobs?
- Sayid killed a chicken, now he gets a chicken sandwich
- This Ben is older, he met Richard 4 years ago.
- If he's around 12 now, he was 8 when he went into the jungle.
I like 11-12 meeting richard, 15-16 now.
- A Separate Reality
- I'm sorry, but does this putz look like a threat? I think Sayid just killed
a blackmarket Viagra smuggler.
- Sayid went out a different door, good
- The writing in the glass over the door says "Oldham Pharmaceuticals"
- Iron gate bars mirrors iron bars on Sayid's cell.
- Ben: "You didn't kill them for ME, Sayid. YOU'RE the one that asked for their names."
Typical Ben passive-aggression: "You're the bad guy, while I'm pure as the driven snow".
- Hey, wait a minute, you're not done. What about the Economist? He's still alive.
- Garden shears? Nice feint towards torture.
- Plastic Handcuffs? For a plane trip? Not metal?
- Did they have plastic handcuffs/cable ties in 1977?
- Radzinsky is obsessed with his model. I can see why he's all alone
out at the Flame.
- Sawyer should be watching the Jail.
- Juliet is burning food again.
- Where the hell is Sayid going to go? Why wouldn't he pose
as a defector? Ignoring the problem that anything he says about
the Others would be a total fabrication, and he would have to worry
about Ben killing him.
- Nice Afro behind the counter.
- "Alice in Wonderland"
Geronimo Jackson poster
on the wall..
- Ben brings Sayid sandwiches, Juliet brought Jack sandwiches.
- Roger, not looking so good.
- Why the hell are they letting Roger wander into Sayid's cell?
So he can mop!? Can't have a dirty jail floor, what with all the traffic
it gets. Dumb as hell.
- "You never made me a sandwich in your life." - Roger mirrors Ben's comment
to Juliet about soup, with added headslam.
- "How did you find me? I looked." - asking Ben questions gets you nothing but
- Ben, lying through his teeth, again, still.
- Ben is a killer too.
- Automatic rifles are a poor choice to move prisoners.
- And that would be one of the "zappers".
- Who's watching the Flame? Why is Radzinsky involved?
- Is that Billy Holiday singing
I can't give you anything but love?
- Oldham is living without electricity. Somebody else who doesn't
- Nice confounding of expectation: Oldham doesn't torture. Why does do people
think he's a psycho? He be more evil later.
- Oldham seems less like Dharma material than ship captain LaFleur.
- "One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small..." -
"White Rabbit", Jefferson Airplane (Now all we need is "Jefferson")
Sayid: [Pointing at Ben] "And if I see you again, it'll be extremely unpleasant for us both."
This is very different from the first viewing of this scene in
This Place is Death:
Sayid: "I don't want any part of this. And if I see you, or him again, it will be
extremely unpleasant for all of us." [Sayid leaves]
- They're not going to believe him.
- Getting Tied to a Tree:
- The Tailies tied Sayid to a tree after Ana Lucia shoots
and kills Shannon.
- Jack and Sayid tied Sawyer to a tree when
Shannon's asthma inhaler goes missing.
: What's your name? Darryl, perchance?
Stoned Sayid: Dude, nah, it's Sayid. Sayid Ja-to-the-rah. As in
"rasta," as in Marley...Dude, have you ever listened to Marley? No, I
mean like, really listened to him? Profound stuff, man.
Larry: Why were you in handcuffs?
Stoned Sayid: HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOOKED AT YOUR HANDS?
Larry: Why were you in handcuffs?
Stoned Sayid: 'Cuz I'm baaaaaaaad.
Larry: Why were you running away from your people?
Stoned Sayid: Dude, what?
Larry: The Hostiles, why were you running away from them?
Stoned Sayid: Awww, man, I'm not hostile. Why are you so
hostile? You should chilllll. It's all love, man. Not hostility.
Larry: So, where'd you come from?
Stoned Sayid: A plane. A plane of another existence man. OPEN
Larry: Uh, what?
Stoned Sayid: Yeah, Ajira Flight 316. And that's how I returned to the
Larry: Say what now?
Stoned Sayid: Dude, this will blow your mind but I was here
before on Oceanic Airlines Flight 815. AND IT CRASHED MAN. Dude, I was
here for like, 100 days. But then I left. And then I came back. Its like
a big circle, man. KARMA. DHARMA. HEY! GET IT? THAT RHYMES!
Stoned Sayid: Nah, seriously dude. I was here. Ask Sawyer.
Larry: Darryl who?
Stoned Sayid: Sawyer. Ask him, man.
Larry: Fine. Tell us what you know about our stations.
Stoned Sayid: DUUUUUUUDE. That one? The Flame? Is totally not on fire.
And that other one? The Pearl? With all the teevees and stuff? OH and there's
that other one? The Swan? With the giant magnet or something? It was
totally rad until the incident. It had snacks. OOOH. I WANT SNACKS. DO YOU HAVE
ANY DHARMA CHEETOS?
Group: [Freak out.]
Stoned Sayid: Dudes. You know what? You're all gonna die. Bummer.
Larry: Well, how would you know that, Sayid?
Stoned Sayid: BECAUSE, DUDE. I'M FROM THE FUTURE. The air is clean.
The water's clean. Even the dirt... is clean. Bowling averages are way up.
Mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent waterslides than any
other planet we communicate with.
And that's when Larry suddenly worries he gave Sayid too much of the good
stuff, and Sayid's like, "Nah, Dog. I've got just the right buzz going on. Can I
get some of that for parties, you think?"
Lost note: The drug: we're not entirely sure what drug this is that
Larry gives Sayid, but there has been some speculation that it might be the same
bitter drug Ethan doses Claire with during her time at the Caduceus
station. Thus, the sugar cube.
- Horace the mathematician must not be in on the Orchid time-warp
plans. I bet Pierre Chang would have turned white hearing Sayid.
- Radzinsky is an idiot. You don't give a prisoner more information.
- Radzinsky: [Interrupting] "The Swan?! How could he know what we were gonna
name it? We haven't even built it yet! I told you! He saw the model! You see?!
He is a spy!" - Then why is Pierre Chang wearing a Swan logo on his lab coat?
And Why does Roger Linus have the Swan on his jumpsuit?
- Where does a guy living in a teepee in the middle of nowhere get
a hold of truth serums? And sugar cubes?
- The girls have nice shoes.
- I got a big kick out of Juliet and Kate's scene. It totally confounded any
expectation of bitchy confrontation.
They've both been around the
block, they're practical women and they don't need any more shit
than they've already got. So, this a volkswagen flat-4 air-cooled engine...
Sawyer is so screwed. Lucky Bastard
- Why is EVERYTHING Dharma brand? Even the motor oil? Stuff like that
would cost good money.
- Horace still believes Sayid is an Other.
- Meeting mirrors the Other's book club.
- Why does Radzinsky have the option to go over Horace's head?
- Amy: Kill the Other while holding your child who will become an Other.
- Not everybody gets to vote - evidence of a class structure?
I count 12 people in the meeting.
- I'm beginning to hope that Kelvin lied about Radzinsky killing himself in the
Swan just so I can enjoy watching someone else kill him, slowly and painfully.
Maybe Radzinsky and Rose get locked in a closet together and annoy each
other to death.
- Sayid is drinking MacCutcheon.
- The idea that a private bounty hunter can take a handcuffed Iraqi to Guam
for a murder he committed in the Seychelles one day after he's captured is
absurd. But it gets Sayid and Illana on the plane, so let's just roll our eyes and
- Illana offers to buy Sayid a rabbit's foot.
- Sayid should have said: See these people? These are my friends from
Flight 815, and they're on this flight to help free me from your clutches.
We better take another flight.
- Sayid has an idea of the "purpose" behind the time travelling?
- Sawyer asks the one question that Kate told Jack not to ask
- "Three years, no burning busses, ya'll back ONE day" - Best line of the night.
- Young Ben setting fire to bus mirrors Walt setting fire to boat.
- Fire - report to building 15 - the one on fire?
- Ben's hoodie mirrors Evil Charlie
- Sayid's purpose is to kill Ben. He's had a plan.
- Nice work by Ben. Where did he get the keys?
- Young Ben needed glasses, Old Ben only uses them to read - how
does that work?
- Illana's been warned about Ben.
- Well, that was a definite shot. No misfire, no misses.
- Sayid's purpose/time-travel task was to shoot Ben, only he won't
die. Wanna bet Juliet is his Doctor?
What Nikki Noticed
But mostly, I think Sayid's purpose in going back to 1977
becomes NOT putting an end to Ben Linus, but actually turning him into the
person he will become. He hangs his head and says, "You're right; I am a killer,"
and young Ben doesn't know what he's talking about. But 30 years later,
the adult version of Master Linus will look at Sayid and say, "You're a killer, Sayid."
Then we have Ben reminding Sayid that he's a killer... telling him that he's
a killer... over and over, beating it into his skull. We also have Sayid driven
to an intense hatred for Ben and a complete mistrust in him by the time he gets
on the Ajira airways flight. Add all of this together and what do you get?
Alright, I've built it up enough: Ben wanted Sayid to go back to the past and
shoot him. He fine-tuned Sayid into enough of a killing machine and instilled
enough hatred in his heart for him so that Ben knew he would shoot even a young
child version of himself. Yeah, I know it's crazy. I know it's out there. But if
you examine this episode and really delve into why Ben spent so much off-island
time honing Sayid into the killing tool he's now become... it makes a lot of
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