Wednesday, April 12, 2006

S.O.S.

41 comments:

notahowiefan said...

Do you think you'll make a decision before the end of this season?

tsumo said...

when are you guys coming back I miss your mindless rambles and stories about johnathan bluestone

aimee in little rock said...

What a lame ass episode. The best part was the last five seconds when Michael turned up.

shannon said...

Did you hear Bernard tell Hurley to go get Craig along with "that FroGurt guy"? Was that a shout out!?

Starline said...

I thought this was one of the sweeter episodes...
I was like "D'awwwww.... Bernard...." the whole time.

Ralph- said...

is it just me or is Henry gale the best thing going right now? his look in that one shot was better than anything i saw the entire episode. Aimee, remember you were talking about finishing up back stories means that the character is fodder for being killed off. well it looks like we know all about rose and bernard now

sayten said...

what about the fact that she knew about locke? what the fuck is going on here?

Ralph- said...

dont we have like 4 episodes left? they really need to start stepping things up.

Ralph- said...

alright craig,
i always was a big fan of myokomw/sas, i felt that you guys were a great counter point to jay and jack. what i didnt get from them, i got from you. together you guys were a yin and yang of the perfect podcast balance. dylan has been gone for something like 4 weeks now, and i am starting to get concearned about the state of the show. i hope that someday, my little orange update wheel on my podcasts starts spinning for myokomw/sas again. we are now hitting a 3 week break, and i dont know if i feel like dealing with it anymore. we all know that it is a tough change for you, but i bet you that everyone on this board is willing to help out in any way, to get this thing back on it's feet. nothing happened in tonight's episode that is worth talking about. it was pretty cut and dry...how boring is the next couple weeks going to be without anything to talk about? we are here bro! let's all get this ball rolling again. dust off the mic, and lets start talking shit on "Dave"!

ralph-

wally said...

let's kick this around:

michael has joined the others. he was suprised to find out that walt is safe, happy and very gifted. the others are providing every modern amenity and comfort that michael and walt could possibly want, and have even convinced michael that they are pursuing the "greater good". they sent him back to set up the ambush that fake henry gale suggested. michaels allegiance has changed, he doesnt look at the survivors as his friends anymore. he will lead them to the others and the survivors will be outwitted and outmanned and underprepared.

sayten said...

This was EXACTLY my thought when watching the preview for the next episode.

From TV Guide: "Michael will be getting a flashback episode on May 17, during which we'll learn what, um, Others stuff he's been up to these last couple of months. Whatever it is he's been doing, I understand we'll meet a very different Michael than the one we left."

Ralph- said...

this could be the payoff for the Hanso website that had the computer conversation with Michael and Walt. where in stead of it saying Michael, it said Mole.

sayten said...

interesting interview with michael emerson (gale) here

Ralph- said...

the interview makes it sound like things are going to get crazy, but we are lead to believe that every week.

Jimmy said...

I agree with the notion that Michael is going to lead them into a trap. The interview with Michael Emerson hints at swaps in allegiance etc.

I think one of the most telling things is that most conversation seems to be about the promo, and not the "SOS" episode. Personally, I thought it was a bit of a waste. We know the island cures and has magical powers...so why throw in another episode to confirm this.
There can't be another episode like this else it'll be totally redundant.

Interesting though that there have been hints in the last few episodes about lack of curiosity, or lack of questioning. Henry saying "I'd be asking all kinds of questions"...Bernard pointing out that people are building permanent settlements. I wonder if this writing means more in the long term?

Ofri said...

i actually enjoyed last night's episode. Kate and Jack in the net was way hot, and Rose is totally awesome. the fact that the island is healing kind of conflicts with the whole disease thing. i don't think there is a "sickness," personally. Sawyer's line "You got union trouble down in the sand factory, Norma Rae?" has to be one of my all time favorites.
i love that i was right about the church, but i hate how Eko and Charlie were being complete dickwads to Bernard. What's up with those two?

Ralph- said...

although the story was kind of weak, i did like the fact that the characters felt like they did in season one. Jack is an adventurer instead of a dickhole with a chip on his shoulder. Kate was sassy and seductive, locke was at peace on the beach, instead of a raving lunatic. charlie was cheeky. it was good to see those characters acting like themselves. now, i want to see a shitstorm of insanity!

Jellymanianos said...

yeah, let's get it on!

P.S. Craig - you better get an answer to this indefinite hiatus soon, i'm getting into other podcasts now, and damn there's a lot of shit out there, i actually listened to the Dylan's Aweigh episode again yesterday and you have a fucking briliant podcast, with or without Dylan. I know the bond and atmosphere would be damn hard to get with someone else, or maybe it isn't, maybe you have other close mates you could 'cast with, but i'd like to know whether i have to wait for dylan to stop serving his time with Uncle Sam before i hear anything good on my iPod ever again.
P.P.S. if you want a laugh, Lady Raptastic is pretty original, nothing to do with me, so i'm not whoring.

Anonymous said...

i agree with all the other comments. you have to come back! let everyone know what your plans are.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fuckin-a right. Where the heck is our podcast. Were you just hustling us all along and want us to bleed for our myokom w/sas??? What kind of long con are you playing sir? It can't be for loss of Dylan. Craig you can do it. Please please please -- do we have to beg? Come back, I'm begging.

Ralph- said...

i had a dream last night that craig sent me an email that said to stop pressuring him to do the show, because he got evicted from his appartment, and he was homeless. no fooling!

sayten said...

i'm starting to think your dream was true... maybe somehow island-induced.

Gilyan from Toronto said...

Craig, I went over to a friend's apartment and helped her clean after her roommate moved out, and all I had to listen to was Jay and Jack. She saw the look on my face and said, what's the matter? I said, I MISS MYOKOMW/SAS! I hope everything's going ok with you, but seriously, we miss the cast so much! It won't be the same without Dylan, but don't leave us to make do with "the others". It just isn't the same. (Read: it is not as good, at all.)

Also I really liked this ep. So cute.

Ralph- said...

S.O.S. should stand for Save Our Sas, and S.A.S. should stand for Simon And Simon which stood for the american dream of doing things, being awesome and entertaining the world!!!!!!!!!!!!

aimee in little rock said...

Hey guys, I just got a kick ass 6 page letter from our boy Seaman Recruit Speed!

I have 2 papers I have to write tonight (I'm about to enter my final week of school), so I can't post it yet, but as soon as I'm done I promise I will.

I will say that a) I beat Craig, b) Dylan's morale is much higher now, and c) the print-out of the island diagram I sent made his "blood run cold" and he's so pissed he's missing out!

Oh, and there was mention of contemplating a fake suicide attempt.

Ralph- said...

that's awesome!
i havent sent my package to him yet, i figured that i would give it a while, so that he does not get too much at once. did he ask about the podcast?

aimee in little rock said...

You can never get too much mail when you're at boot camp. He did mention Craig & the podcast; I'll post it all later.

I'm still nowhere near being done with my school work; I finished one paper & I'm about 1/3 done with the 2nd one. My brain is pooped out right now, so I think I'm going to pass out soon.

LOST4815162342.com said...

Anyone else find it utterly cruel that the last 4 episodes of LOST will coincide with finals time for college students across the country?

Cruel, I tell you. Cruel.

aimee in little rock said...

I'm about to post the letter I got from Dylan...prepare yourselves; this is a long one!

aimee in little rock said...

Howdy Aimee,

To no surprise, you were first with the fan mail. You also beat Craig, so good on you. (And by no means do I consider you less than a friend when I call you a fan, nor am I implying that you are a fanatic). I’m, of course, very sorry to hear that Craig isn’t keeping it up. I know how much of a pain in the ass it can be to record so I understand. I just wish he could work something out because it was a lot of fun to do too. I introduced him to Jiberius who was a guest on our call-in episode. I thought he could be a good replacement because he has a similar personality, and he actually is a stoner. However, when I asked Jiberius about it he said he would only be interested in doing maybe one episode every two weeks. C’est la vie.

Boot camp is getting marginally easier. I was seriously considering a convincing fake suicide to get out of here for a while. After realizing the foolishness of that I thought about just asking to quit. I mentioned the idea to a shipmate, and he said he felt the same way and ended up talking to a division commander himself. The RDC informed him that it wasn’t really an option. Since then, I’ve been trying to just keep my head down and pull through, but I’m keeping that suicide option in mind.

I ended up with a fucking job in the division. My recruiter told me to volunteer for positions, and I thought “fuck that noise, Jack.” Then when I got here, all the recruits I talked to that were further into training said not to get a job, so I knew I was right. Then they just picked me. Well, they asked if anyone had a college degree, and I raised my hand because I was thinking they were asking for people they could put into a more relaxed division where you can grow out your facial hair and do crosswords and shit. After all, I’m educated; I don’t belong with these fucking kids. But that wasn’t it at all. They were looking for an Educational Petty Officer, so I’m that now. As far as recruit jobs go it’s not bad, but it has some disadvantages. Basically, it means I have to help these dumbasses study. I’m not particularly great at studying myself, and I have no ability to help others study. I’m also in kind of a sorry division, real Bad News Bears. The RCPO (Recruit Chief Petty Officer – I don’t know how many of these acronyms carry over from your military experience) and I are really going to push to make our divisional flag Bad News Bear themed. So, they don’t study well, and there isn’t much time to study, and the material is wicked boring.

It also means I have a fucking terrible bunk assignment. I’m not sure why they think the EPO is important enough to bunk with the RCPO, but that’s where I am – the first bunk. It’s right in the entryway, so I get to sleep with the EXIT sign in my face and right where the officer of the deck comes in to check on things. So if I’m doing something I shouldn’t (such as writing this very letter) I have to move quickly to hide. Also, I have to check the division in for each test, which means I have to deal with the pricks at the testing office. From what I understand, these guys all want to be division commanders but fucked up in training, so they’re stuck processing test scores at RTC. So they give shit to recruit on the double to make up for the shit they couldn’t give them as RDCs.

The testing office is also in the building where the train RDCs, so it’s full of some of the strictest Petty Officers on the base. I get dressed down for something every time I got there, and I’ve been there every day this week. I did have one good day there when I took a couple recruits to re-test. The chief who was proctoring the test and I were alone for about forty-five minutes. She started talking to me about my situation, and we talked about her life in the Navy. She gave me some good advice and encouraged me in an odd way by saying I probably wouldn’t like it here. It was refreshing to hear someone with a long, distinguished naval career talk frankly about how coming from a background of college and entertainment, I might just fucking hate the military or I might see in four years that it’s not that bad. She really told me a lot about what to expect.

So, in general, my confidence level is a little higher, which is huge as far as being able to relax in this fucking place. It is starting to kind of feel like home. I’m used to waking up here now. I am still concerned about a few things. I’m okay at folding my clothes and shit but not perfect, which I need to be. That’s not a huge worry, though. What is a big worry is that my back has been hurting since I got here, and my physical fitness assessment numbers are miles from where they need to be. I don’t feel like I’m getting any fitter. The food is so good here that I think I might be gaining weight. If I fail the final PFA at the end of the month I could be set back in training or possibly kicked out (woo-hoo). Another thing that could set me back is the swim qualification. My division is actually a test group for a new swim test which has to be done in boots and coveralls. Getting set back wouldn’t be horrible. The barracks you stay in when your training are much more relaxed. You get to play games and watch TV there. We’ll see if it even plays out that way. I’m doing my best to keep hope alive.

Say hello to everyone for me. Tell Craig I said to get his shit together and start casting again. You don’t need to pass on this letter to him, but you may relay the following message:
Aimee,

Thank you for your wonderful letter. It is inspiring to see a young person such as yourself endeavor to such great heights. Study hard, and stay in school, and one day you may accelerate your life with the Navy.

Honor, Courage, Commitment
SR Dylan Speed
Educational Petty Officer
Division 158, RTC Great Lakes
U.S. Navy

P.S. That chart you sent me and some of the info made my blood run cold. I can’t believe what I’m missing. Thanks for keeping me up to date.

Ralph- said...

thank you aimee. it is really good to hear from Dylan.

Wesh said...

Awesome stuff Aimee. thx for sharing the letter. Very nice to hear of mr speed.

A possibility for a small podcast would be Craig reading this letter and adding commentary hear and there, some listener calls, what he tought of last episode, what he thinks will go down in the freaking finale of lost and hey it shouldnt be much more for me :) I'd be a happy camper!

greetz
-wesh

Wesh said...

spelling check: "here and there"

Jellymanianos said...

inspired. I miss that dude. I'm going to write to him now.

aimee in little rock said...

I guess technically I wasn't supposed to post that whole letter, since Dylan wrote the brief, fake letter at the end. I was just so excited that I had to share it with everyone!

aimee in little rock said...

Back to the discussion of all things Lost;

Something I just noticed while watching TV: the movie Con Air has three actors that I've noticed who have all been on Lost. We all know about M.C. Gainey, and most probably know about Rachel Ticotin (who plays Ana-Lucia's mother), but I just noticed that Fredric Lehne (who played the U.S. Marshal on Lost) was the pilot in Con Air. Are there more that I haven't noticed yet? Be on the lookout for cameos on Lost from John Cusack and Nicolas Cage.

I know the conversation on this blog has recently been limited to two subjects: the absent podcast and the absent Dylan, but I thought MAYBE someone out there was actually still interested in discussing the show.

Mike Campbell said...

Lost Casts used your Spoiler or Folier on this weeks podcast

Jimmy said...

I'm with Aimee as far as keeping the "MYOKOMw/SAS Blog" alive with Lost discussion. The podcast will either appear or never be seen, but we are all still here, right?

I hope everyone had a good Easter? I was forced to be social with my daughters family...but at least I got to talk "Lost" with the her cousins :) Nobody is buying the mental hospital plot line, though I still think it's the only way to explain the numbers without it being a total stretch.

Derrick Bates said...

Hey what's happened to the old shows? I tried to download some of the greats tonight and I get error messages from iTunes on everything. Are they no longer available?

Ralph- said...

Aimee is 100% correct!
lets talk some lost, and not worry about myokomw/sas for the time being. it looks like there is a blog entry to discuss the next four episodes of lost

Ralph- said...

if you miss craig, you can check him out, here.
http://joeyandheather.com/index.php