Friday, June 09, 2006

Save NPR and PBS

Go to moveon.org, and sign their petition to stop House Republicans from cutting public broadcasting's funding. Why? Because life without The Splendid Table or Antiques Road Show is hardly living.

SN J. Dylan Speed

36 comments:

Ralph- said...

i will fight, and pass the word on to my wife, who loves public broadcasting!

Hollerin' Holly said...

I love NPR, I will be sure to check this out. Thanks!

aimee in little rock said...

I received my giant book shipment today containing the majority of the Lost Library. There are only a few that I still have to track down, but I have plenty to work on for now.

I have officially decided that the last book in the Library that I shall read will be Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. I can only hope that I won't immediately die afterward.

rubycalaber said...

The last time a petition changed anything was, I belive, 1987.

Anonymous said...

How about less politics, more podcasts.

Ralph- said...

Ruby, was that Hands Across America?

aimee in little rock said...

I'm with anonymous

Jellymanianos said...

Nope, you guys are wrong, the last time a petition changed anything was 1807, when Barnaby 'The Snake' Peterson was saved from being hung in public. His crime? Drinking too much Malibu and Coke in front of the Sheriff.

aimee in little rock said...

Last night I saw Daniel Dae Kim on an episode of Seinfeld, I was cheering and stuff, my husband couldn't believe he married such a dork.

It was the episode where Kramer and Mickey were acting "diseases" for medical interns at the hospital. Daniel Dae Kim guessed correctly that Kramer had gonorrhea. Good times.

aimee in little rock said...

I just finished reading "A Hooded Crow" by Craig Thomas and I have to say this was the worst book I've probably ever read. It was so unbelievably boring and I never thought I could feel such hatred for a book. May God have mercy on that author's soul.

I don't know if any of the Lost creator's actually read that fucking book before putting it in the Swan station, but I sincerely hope not. The world would be a better place if less people read it.

Okay, overdramatic, I know, but seriously, this was a lame book. It's another "international intrigue" kind of book with an electronics corporation and some dirty racist people from South Africa, but it's just very poorly written and not at all interesting.

So, Aimee's Lost Library quest stands at 13 down, 17 to go.

notahowiefan said...

Guys, NPR and PBS are not in trouble. Don't sweat it.

Ralph- said...

aimee,
stevi and i were watching spiderman 2 last night, and we forgot that Daniel Dae Kim was in that movie. I was excited too! stevi wondered if he had survived Doc Ock's experiment or not. it was funny, because his character is so minor, and yet we still wondered if he was okay

aimee in little rock said...

I don't remember seeing him, but I've only watched that movie once or twice. Where did he appear?

It was so funny seeing him in something as old as Seinfeld; I don't know which season/year that episode is from, but even the most recent Seinfeld is from what, 1998?

I have to apologize Ralph, I've only now gotten around to listening to the Dharmalars episode about 10 minutes ago. You made me think about Sayid and how fucking awesome this character is.

Sayid is the only character that seems to think and act from his mind and not his heart or emotions. While everyone else is busy jumping to conclusions or trying to serve their own purposes, Sayid is always calculating and strategic. The only time I can think of when he was acting out of pure emotion was when he charged at Ana Lucia shortly after killing Shannon.

Even when Shannon had asked Sayid to "do something" about Locke killing Boone, Sayid was smart about it, and more or less interrogated Locke before doing anything, finally reaching a logical conclusion that Locke didn't "murder" Boone.

Is it me, or does it seem ironic that the only person on the island who thinks before he acts, and is apparently more intelligent that everyone else, is the only person who is a soldier?

aimee in little rock said...

I just finished reading "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. It's a very short book; only about 70 pages, but very Lost-worthy. It's hard to explain it's relation to the show in words, but it's worth the $1.50 at Barnes & Noble to find out for yourself.

It's funny, because in one paragraph, like a light shining through a hatch door, the words "breaking strain" stood out in front of me.

The words in particular don't have much meaning as far as the book is concerned, but I found it odd to see them nonetheless, considering that I happened to recognize them as a password from the Lost Experience.

And for anyone who's read it before (or reads it in the future), let me know if you imagined Mr. Kurtz as Henry Gale.

rubycalaber said...

No actually I just picked a random date.

Also I havnt read that many books in my life.

Ralph- said...

*WHORE ALERT!*
So after Ben and I recorded that Dharmalars podcast last Sunday morning, we went over to the Associated House and shot a short film for our Associatd Films video podcast. you can check it out over at dharmalars.blogspot.com!

you can see what Ben and I look like in "real life". not that that's a good thing.

aimee in little rock said...

In between all the reading, I've been treating myself to a Season 2 marathon, which has been great. I keep thinking that 'on the whole', season 2 didn't blow me away, but now that I'm going back and seeing them again, I'm realizing how much it actually did. There were really some amazing episodes.

I'm up to the Hunting Party right now, which was probably the major turning point for the season, having the first real appearance of the Others (not counting the feet in the jungle episode.)

However, my favorite episode from season 2 I think has to be 2x10 The 23rd Psalm. Not only was the island story compelling, but I think it was the best flashback story we've seen yet. I remember how impressed I was, and excited to learn (for the first time) about Eko's past, and I don't think anyone was disappointed. The other great highlights of this episode included the up-close-and-personal encounter with the black smoke monster, and Charlie's crack about beating him with the Jesus stick.

The only possible rival to this flashback, would be Desmond's, but I think that's only because it was the most recent.

So that brings me to my question:

What is YOUR favorite episode from Season 2 and why?

Bones said...

Daniel Dae is always nice to catch on old eps of 24.

And NPR and PBS isn't solely about politics. It's media! Half my film friends worked at a PBS station when they were in school and I've interned at a NPR station.

Woo-hoo for NPR and PBS!

(The Lost Experience 101)

Katie said...

I want to have sex with DDK.

Bad.

That is all.

Ralph- said...

i think my wife does too.

Katie said...

Well, Ralph, say what my man says:

"At least she has good taste.:

Ralph- said...

we still have a while before seaon 3 starts up huh? FUCK. i am starting to feel the frustration. especially since the lost podcasts feel like a ghost town. i suppose i could go watch twin peaks with ben, i could watch some summer movies. but seriously, october is a long time from now. i know that season three will come and go, but right now, uhhhhhg. i thought about getting into the ARG, but my shit does not work. i have been listening to some other non lost related podcasts, but it just frustrates me more. can anyone help me fight this boredom?

aimee in little rock said...

Ralph, I'm totally with you on this ghost town bullshit. I'm willing to do anything to keep MYOKOM w/SAS alive. That is, the LOST-related MYOKOM w/SAS. Jimmy and I have discussed this, I just don't think the ARG is doing it for some of us. I think we're waiting for a leader to emerge.

I've been tending to my own needs by reading the Lost books, but I don't think that's helping anyone else but me. I thought maybe discussing them would help, but no one really cares about them.

I'd really like to refocus the topic back onto Lost, since that's the reason I started coming here in the first place.

I know conversations always stray off topic, which has been a great MYOKOM w/SAS tradition, but it seems everytime I try to initiate a Lost conversation, no one seems to hear or pay attention to it.

As much as I love bullshit conversations like NPR and internet whoring, it's just not the reason I come to this blog, or listen to this podcast.

I'll get off my soapbox now.

Ralph- said...

the episode discussion for Live Together Die Alone was outstanding. in about a month, i will be at comic con, and i will report on the Lost panel. but i am affraid that will be the last thing to really talk about until season three starts to amp up. maybe we will get some kind of spoilers form the set of Lost, but i am not into spoilers that much. Ben was talking about putting up another episode, but i dont know how much lost content we could do before we go to comic con. i would loke for craig and ryan to put sometihng up. are you still going to Oklahoma? i feel that you should join Craig and Ryan for an episode of myokomw/sas! i have really run dry as far as theories and questions from season 2. i wish i could keep lost going, but i have nothing more to add. i enjoy the book reports. but i feel like no matter how much they relate to lost, they are still not lost. things like the McFarlane toys are cool, but they do not feed my lost hunger. it seems like nothing will. boredom.

Ralph- said...

i just thought about this... What if next season we get a H.G. flashback. That would be really interesting. what if we see it as a normal flashback, but we dont see how he got involved with the island. this would be cool becasue it would add more mystery to his character. it would be similar to not knowing how locke lost the use of his legs. we would only get a taste of who henry is, and than go crazy trying to figure out how his back story fits into his current role as an island pimp.

aimee in little rock said...

Island pimp, eh? That's interesting. I would also like to see flashbacks of the non-traditional Losties. I just finished watching Three Minutes, and I hate to say this about another human being (if if their not real), but I hope Ms. Klugh dies in season 3. I think I said the same exact thing after it originally aired.

I was also impressed with the finale discussion, and I'm sad to see it fall so far since then. When I suggested that we were waiting for a leader to emerge, I'd rather hoped it would be you, Ralph, simply because you would probably do best at it. Craig and Dylan, our forefathers, seemed to have vanished like black smoke, only to appear on occasion with unfortunatly for us, very little input. We all have lives to lead, so we can't blame anyone for being absent; no one is under contract to be here.

My supervisor still hasn't approved my request for training in OKC, so I know I won't be going anytime soon. I was really looking forward to it, and now would've been the best time too, as the hope and life of MYOKOM w/SAS seems to be fading away.

The only option I see, to keep people active, is to have someone moderating the board and adding new content on a regular basis. No one is really doing that here, and I think that's part of the problem. Even without a podcast, people still had things to look forward to, by coming to the blog, even if it was to discuss stolen Canada Dry, Chuck Norris, or turned-off microphones.

The reason activity has dulled is because no one has anything left to look forward to until October. And without new blog content, there is even less.

Ralph- said...

i wonder if craig is just busy with school. maybe he doesn't love us anymore. I am sure that they will be back sometime. i have the ability to put up content on the blog spot. if you have anything at all, just get a hold of me. all of my contact info is on my profile.

Hollerin' Holly said...

I was wondering if Craig was able to get the interview with CC?

Ralph- said...

maybe that is what happened to craig! maybe he called Cuse, and than Cuse sent out a hitman to bump off Craig!!

aimee in little rock said...

Oh my gosh Ralph, I think you're right. Maybe this is all part of the ARG...

Mike Campbell said...

i read that there were going to be a lot of new flahsbacks with the new people of the cast. So i think we are defently going to get a HG flashback. But i can see it have nothing to do with how he got to the island. just to drive us more crazy.

The ARG is ok. Its cool to see stuff about the hanso foundation. But some of the clues are just too insane to figure out. So i just go to a site that does all the work. So its not as fun as i would hope.

Well of course lost messages are going to die. Its the summer, it must happen. But we can remain strong and talk about other stuff. Like how i can't find a summer job so i sit around and marathon scrubs (i have watched four season in two weeks) so if anyone wants to talk scrubs i am all about it.

Ralph - PLEASE watch twin peaks. That will bring some convos back. Aimee you should too. I could burn the files to DVD and mail them to you if you need to. Then we could rant about that.

I keep trying to read Watership Down, but i can't get into it for some reason. Well i am posting too long, no one will read it :)

aimee in little rock said...

Mike, Watership Down is literally non-stop action, you just have to give it a chance! I told you it was strange for me too when I started it, but by the end I was just awestruck.

Mike, if you finish Watership Down, I'll watch Twin Peaks - those are the terms.

sayten said...

I think we really need to set up a myokomw/sas board or forum instead of using only this blog to moderate all our topics. I know i'd be much more game for the discussions if we could have more subdivisions for book talk, theories, and then a section for just general talk. it's a pain in the ass only having one thread for everyone's different comments. that's my 2 cents anyway.

aimee in little rock said...

I'm going to do my part in the internet whore department, and let you know I've made a blog for the Lost Library I've been reading.

This will spare anyone who doesn't care (which is probably everyone except perhaps Mike) from having to read about the Lost books here.

http://lostarchive.blogspot.com/

Ralph- said...

only if you look at my blog

Mike Campbell said...

deal aimee