Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Light at the End of the Tunnel



Holy crap, I can’t believe the freaking winter hiatus is just about over! NEXT WEEK we can start calling them Lostnesdays again.

84 comments:

aimee in little rock said...

I wonder how they'll open the episode. I know this isn't a "season premiere", but it kind of is, so maybe they'll do what they normally do. Pick a song from the 70s or whatever and open on someone's eyeball. Or will they just jump right back to where they left off?

I think it would be nice to open with Juliet's flashback. They don't do stuff like that too often.

Everyone cross your fingers that I get a new book reference in 3x07, so I can stop torturing myself with Infinite Jest. Frickin' Mike and his recommendations.

Mike Campbell said...

i am sorry aimee. i thought if anyone could beat it you could.

Yeah i am pondering they will do something sweet like the first episode when we went to othersville. Maybe it will show how she got invited to the island. and by the end of the episode she gets there

aimee in little rock said...

I think it's going to 1) explain how she got to the island, but also 2) her motives for going to it.

The question in 3x07 appears to be where Juliet's loyalty lies; because right now she's playing double agent. We just don't know which side she is actually on. Based on the previews and what we already know of her, it looks like she wants to help Jack and destroy Ben, but then there's some other stuff we've seen in the previews that contradict that. It could be her protecting herself, but it appears TomGay already knows about her.

So that's why I think this episode is going to explore where her loyalty lies, and possibly explain some of that in her flashback.

p.s. I don't like Mike.

Anonymous said...

I hope the restarting of the Lost Season 3 brings back more episodes of MYOKOMwSAS, Dharmalars, Kim's Lost Diary, and the "Unnamed" Girlycast. That is what got us on this blog to start with, and I miss it.

I caved and read the leaked description of the episode...not sure if 100% true, but if so it should be a good episode.

- SadAce

PalmerEldritch said...

Aimee, just train the pup to eat Infinite Jest. Problem solved.

aimee in little rock said...

Palmer is a genius.

To be fair to Mike though, I'm only like 50 pages into it, so it's only boring because (hopefully) I have yet to reach "the good parts".

But all I can think of is how page 50 reminds me that I still have like 1200 pages to go.

Nevermind, I don't want to be fair to Mike. He stinks.

Mike Campbell said...

well i hope your not hexing me because i am uber sick and i will come after you for making me sick!!!

Mike Campbell said...

There is a New Official Video Podcast. Its not that bad. Its more interviews then everyones favorite couple sitting down and being stupid. Also it show what thee host looks like.

PalmerEldritch said...

Everyone pay attention (and this goes double for Aimee), no hexing Mike. Gypsy magic is right out.

rubycalaber said...

Reading books is fun kids.

aimee in little rock said...

I will be the first to admit that reading is fun. I don't wanna toot my own horn here (okay, maybe a little), but did anyone else read all 37 Lost books during the summer, including The Stand and The Bible?

The introduction to this "book" paints it as a work of genius, but I'm extremely bored and confused here. Maybe I'm too simple-minded for the mindbending work of art that is Infinite Jest.

And for the record, I have not put any hex on Mike. I heart Mike, in a platonic way of course.

Chile Biscuit is sniffling, and running herself in circles lying down on the carpet, to make static electricity like a lunatic puppy. Whoever put a hex on her better fess up.

Mike Campbell said...

dang platonic :)

i keed i keed

Mike Campbell said...

Its pretty weird to think in a week we will be hardcore talking about Lost again. its spiffy that there will be 16 episodes in a row too. It show the true strength of our podcasters. Can they do it?

aimee in little rock said...

Only time will tell. I still have my delusional fingers crossed for the triumphant return of Scott & Steve.

stephsmith said...

The most intriguing thing about the Official Lost Vidcast was how surprised I was that the host doesn't look anything like I'd imagined. What podcaster has turned out to look the least like you imagined? For me, Handsome Jack. I thought he would be heavier than he is.
Aimee, I was just wondering how Chile Bisuit was doing.

PalmerEldritch said...

Sweet Zombie Jesus, that host guy has a case of the crazy eyes! Somebody slip some sleeping pills in his Red Bull. Scary stuff!

Juliet was looking remarkably unscary but I kept expecting her to hold up a series of cards with her real message to viewers.

T-dot Kim said...

I hope this new episode f*ckin' rocks... we've been waiting forEVER.

The host of the Lost Vidcast looked exactly what I pictured him to look like (sans thick black framed glasses).

Aimee if you need a break from Infinite Jest, I suggest a light read called Dixieland Sushi. (You'll probably finish it in an hour at the rate you read). I'm about 1/3 into it, and it's hella funny. It's about a girl who is half Japanese and grew up in the South. She's now a big city TV producer but has to go back home for her cousin's wedding... who is marrying her ex.

Mike Campbell said...

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling, the seventh and final book in the best-selling series, has been scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007

WOOHOO

Ralph- said...

Aimee, I bet they open it with "previously on lost", which is just as good as being a spoiler, cause it always let you know people who might show up later in the episode. Like, there will be a day when we see Eye Patch Dude in the "previous" section and we will be spoiled cause we know he will make a return instead of it being a big reveal. god, i hate the previous segment!!!

Anonymous said...

Ralph, Start a petition for dual start times on tv programmes and post it to the White House, or just put your fingers in your ears, close your eyes and say lalalalalalalalala. Then get Stevi to poke you when the programme starts proper.

TeeJ

aimee in little rock said...

I really don't think they need to do those "previously on Lost" segments anymore. If you haven't watched the show by now, you're not going to. If you have been watching the show, you don't need to see those clips.

Kim, I will try to remember that book. I'm always looking out for something new. I will finish Infinite Jest because I refuse to let it beat me. It's just so freaking big, that it's impossible to bring to work and read on my lunchbreaks, etc, so I can only read it here at home, which is a lot more slow moving. I'll continue tackling it until Lost gives me a new book.

Steph, CB is doing good, but she's got a bit of the sniffles. She was wiping her flat noseface on my sleeve yesterday, the poor girl. She stays downstairs during the day, and it's colder down here because the thermostat controls are upstairs, so I'm going to move her into one of the empty bedrooms for the rest of the winter. We had snow last night, and CB had a blast running around and jumping in it, it was awesome and so cute. She had it all stuck to her face.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike Campbell...
I like your DMB @ Fenway picture.
Are you a big Red Sox fan also?
If so, you go to many games? I am and go to a couple a year.

- SadAce

PalmerEldritch said...

The obvious solution to the "Previously on LOST" segment is to light yourself on fire in protest. That almost always works. Right?

Actually, if you have a DVR or a TiVO, just sit down for LOST, then pause it and go do something for a five or ten minutes. Come back, and have the Mrs. fast forward through the "Previously" section while you look the other way.

Sure, it doesn't help Mrs. Ralph any but Ralph's happy.

Ralph- said...

Stevi is a HUGE LOST fan as well. she is not the kind of wife that sits around rollng her eyes at her obsessed husband. She listens to Jay and Jack every week (minus the spoiler talk) and she actually likes listening to our show. She hates the previously on lost segments too. we usually start lost 20 minutes after the show actually starts, and that allows us to see the show with no commercial interuptions. one of the other reasons that i hate the previously on lost segment is that it shaves off 2 minutes of show time.

how much new footage actually appears in the episode "3 Minutes"? and to top it off there is a previously on lost. I hate when i am fast forwarding through "previously" and see a flashback character. then i know where the flashback story is going to go. it just bugs me.

maybe i am just into having the story revealed to me. my mind is a steel trap. if i miss something in an episode it is my own damn fault. i dont need to be reminded.

Anonymous said...

some shows put clips of the upcoming episode in the opening, so atleast Lost isn't doing that.

i just got cable about a month ago and it came with a DVR. Even though it's just a glorified VCR, i'm enjoying using it. It kind of encourages me not to watch the shows when they broadcast though and the shows are fighting back by starting early and ending late. i missed the bonus scene from BSG last week and i know Lost will pull some of the same stuff. i remember people complaining last year.

Still. i used to have to watch a field of static and spend the whole episode tending to my homemade antenna.

andrew.

Casey D said...

hey guys in case you didnt here boston was under attack yesterday by the mooninites, our city felt it was necesarry to blow up a bunch opf glorified lite brites that depicted the moonites flippin the bird how they thought these things were bombs is beyond me, there was one on the main building of my school and a former alum who now works for adult swim was arrested who planted it, i think this is hilarious and horrible at the same time, its self inflicting terrorism

PalmerEldritch said...

I for one welcome our new Mooninite overlords.

Ralph, you may have to switch weeks with Stevi being the preview-bitch. One week, one of you fast forwards and the other week the other one does.

Or you can write Cuselof an angry letter that they can make fun of during a podcast.

Do you think poor Desmond doesn't enjoy TV and movies because he knows the shock ending ahead of time?

Mike Campbell said...

yeah casey i was watching it on tv. at first they didn't show what the things were but then i saw a mooninite on fenway park and i laughed for about an hour. I think because they spent so much money trying to stop it they can't admit they made a mistake. I am sure in a few days it will all go awya because they had been up for a few weeks.

Ralph- said...


2-1-7
is a day that will live in infamy

stephsmith said...

Who knew "Previously on Lost" could be so controversial? I'm considering going to a spoiler-free lifestyle. It'll be a big adjustment to make but maybe it'll renew my excitement for the show.
Next Friday, I get my DVR installed. I called and ordered one after missing TPIR. I had a recordable DVD player but couln't get it to work after getting Direct TV. Maybe I just can't connect it right.
Aimee, does snow shut down everything in the entire area like a major disaster? I've been praying we don't get snow or ice.

PalmerEldritch said...

1/31/07, Ralph. But I can forgive you for being a day off because of the emotional toll the Mooninite Invasion of Boston took on the entire nation, if not the entire world.

stephsmith said...

So, Earl was a hoot tonight, wasn't it?
And to perpetuate a crazy online rumor, I think Jenna/Pam is preggers. Not Pam, but Jenna. She's married to that wonderful film maker James Gunn. He's brilliant.:)
How many lines did Jim have in this one? Not enough. I blame Mindy/Kelly. She wrote it.
Sometime this month, JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon direct one. How bizarre.

Anonymous said...

We had coverage of that weird shit in Boston in our news in the UK. Fucking idiots.

Mike Campbell said...

hey guys i just found this out so i need a place to express my joy. My mom just moved into the villages two nights ago and i finally got through to her cell phone to know that she is ok. for people who don't know central florida had a very bad storm last night. she said a half mile down the road from her is demolished. but her house is fine. i just needed some place to say this. i am still in shock.

Anonymous said...

mike, glad your moms is okay and your mind is at ease. Weather, can't live with it...

andrew.

stephsmith said...

Where is everyone?
It's Friday, I'm in love.

Mike, what are the villages? Sounds creepy.:)
Glad she's ok.

Mike Campbell said...

its a retirement community. I've been down there. it is creepy

aimee in little rock said...

Mike, I'm glad you're mom's village was spared!

Steph, everyone here freaks out like a city of idiots when ice or snow is on the way. I stayed home Thursday and today because the commute actually is pretty treacherous when there's ice on the roads; my brother tried it yesterday and ended up a poor soul in a ditch (but was able to get out easily).

My laptop is fried again. I don't know what the fuck happened to it. It keeps rebooting and freezing; it won't perform any actual commands. Some window came up that said in so many words "Back up your file shit woman, because I'm going to implode pretty soon." I can't get it to recognize any CD-Rs or my thumb drives, so I'm shit out of luck here. I went to Wal-Mart & got an 80gb external hard drive. I plugged it in, and the little balloon popped up (saying it recognized the new hardware), but I can't even get the computer to open My Docs folder to start transferring shit.

If I can manage to back up my files, I will try to reformat the hard drive again (which I did only a month ago). But if I can't do that,

I'M GETTING A FUCKING MAC.

aimee in little rock said...

Thank God I have my brother's shitty but operable laptop to use in the meantime, and that I was able to record the podcast with Kim the night before my p.o.s. Vaio crashed!

aimee in little rock said...

"The Hardest Lost Quiz Ever"..lol. Take a shot folks:

LOST QUIZ

Mike Campbell said...

7 of 10. I am a fake Lost fan.

aimee in little rock said...

Those trick questions got you, didn't they?

stephsmith said...

I got 5 right. That's pitiful. One I didn't read correctly. I don't know anything about Alvar Hanso. And I never heard how many rows away from Jack that Shannon and Boone were sitting. Some of these questions are ridiculously hard.

http://playwithtv.com/lost/
Check this out.

aimee in little rock said...

Some of them were insultingly easy, but some of them were tricky so you had to read closely!

gillian said...

Just found out that in Canada, they're showing it at 7pm instead of 10pm.

Ok, I shouldn't be annoyed, but it's totally throwing me off my scehdule of the day-my class ends at 530, and it takes FOREVER to get home at that time...

I agree though, opening on Juliet's flashback would be cool. Or a flashback we think is someone else's, only to have it turned into Juliet's. Even though we know it's a Juliet episode.

Yeah, I'm going to stop now.

stephsmith said...

So... I'm watching this movie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450340/
And I see the name Chris Mulkey in the credits. The name looks so familiar. It's Mike from Further Instruction.

stephsmith said...

It's a pretty good movie. Jesus drops the f-bomb.

Tall Guy said...

I remember Chris Mulkey from Twin Peaks.

stephsmith said...

I've sat here and thought myself mad. Didn't they say it would be clear right off the bat in season three just exactly why the Others wanted Jack, Kate, and Sawyer? I still have no idea why.

And I was listening to a podcast that said Lost was created for the gaming generation. Gamers have a need for more complicated plots. I don't think this is necessarily true. I think we are just bored with regular tv. The viewer is more sophisticated and expect more from their tv show. What do y'all think?

Mike Campbell said...

Review of "Not in Portland"

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31444

aimee in little rock said...

Steph, read the book "Everything Bad is Good For You". I'm too lazy to look up the author for you, but it's an amazing book that argues how television is actually making us smarter, and uses shows like Twin Peaks, 24, CSI, Lost, etc as evidence. This guy backs the whole thing up with a lot of scientific evidence; it's a brilliant book - any one of us would really enjoy it.

stephsmith said...

I'll look for it, Aimee. I just watched the beginning of the movie Idiocracy.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/
The movie proposes that society is getting dumber because smart people are cautiously putting off having children and the Jerry Springer-type people are multiplying like bunny rabbits. It might be that actually society is becoming more polarized- smart are getting smarter and dumb are getting dumber.
My father-in-law brings up a good point- why is the cost of education still rising when the availability of information because of the internet should be bringing the cost down?

stephsmith said...

Having a Lost Marathon at work tonight. My new co-worker has always wanted to watch and I just happen to have my DVDs at work. We're going back to the crash of flight 815, again.

aimee in little rock said...

This is my first blogspot comment from MY NEW MAC BOOK!

That's all.

stephsmith said...

Oh, congrats, Aimee. Let us know how you like it. I'll be in the market soon and I may become a convert as well.

aimee in little rock said...

Craig helped me out in debunking the compatibility myths, which were my primary concern. I had to buy a new copy of Microsoft Office, but that was the only thing I had to actually buy separate. I can still use everything I already own (printer, microphones, thumb drives, etc).

It's so awesome to have the built in camera & microphone; no more dangling cords and mounting anytime I want to use the webcam! The graphics are so crispy and cool looking too; it's a very noticeable difference.

There's a lot you have to get used to, like the way the system and file folders are sort of arranged, and the keypad functions, and tons of other things like that. But Craig said that you get used to it fairly quickly, and once you get a Mac, you'll never look back. I'm looking forward to the getting used to it part! Jimmy is a big Mac-guy too, so he's waiting to iChat and junk...this is so much fun!

Join team mac!

aimee in little rock said...

Once I become experienced with using Macs, I'm going to be so happy, because I'll have the knowledge of both systems. I'll still be spending 8 hours a day at work on PCs, so it's not like I'm going to forget how to use them. That, and it isn't easy to shake a lifetime of PC experience.

stephsmith said...

I've been on apple.com for the past hour because if that's what the cool kids are doing then I've gotta have one too.

Mike Campbell said...

Everyone is a sell out. Just kidding. Never really got into Macs.

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PalmerEldritch said...

Alright, Mac Nerds, remember to pick up an additional two years of AppleCare sometime in your first year of ownership. And then make sure to activate it! Warranties are your friends.

I'm posting from an iBook G4. Why couldn't I have just waited a year and bought a MacBook instead?! :(

aimee in little rock said...

I'm a MacDork; I don't have the experience to be called a MacNerd.

The MacDork species are really excited, they have wide eyes and are known to be optimistic, yet they're still pretty naive when it comes to actually, you know, using the Mac.

I've spent my whole life on PCs, so now I'm going to give the other side a try. If it doesn't work out, I guess I'll just become one of those people who don't use machines at all.

PalmerEldritch said...

Some of the coolest looking things about OS X for the new user are:

Dashboard
Turning Magnification on in the Dock
Expose (Ex-poh-zay)
Photobooth
Front Row

If nothing else, Macs are shiny.

And don't forget that you can download a free Lost Widget so that you have to enter the code every 108 minutes. Try that out for a bit and you'll realize why everybody in the Hatch was always so cranky.

Ralph- said...

GO COMMERCIALS!!!!

PalmerEldritch said...

Ralph, my favorite commercial is the clever one that uses humor to increase awareness of the product. Gets me every time.

t-dot Kim said...

I have potential.... I got 7/10

~K

stephsmith said...

Yay, Prince!
Palmer, are you serious about the reliability or is that another myth? I need to know so I don't get my heart set on this.
How's apple's stock? Might as well buy some of that while I'm at it.
Best commercial so far? Careerbuilder.com- midevil battle armed with office supplies.
CBS's ads tonight make their shows look good enough to even watch. I may DVR Jericho. I hear it's good.

PalmerEldritch said...

Steph,

I've no reason to think that MacBooks are any less reliable than PC laptops. But out of warranty repairs on any laptop can add up. With a Mac, you start with a one year warranty. An additional two years of warranty costs about two or three hundred dollars. I'm pretty sure that you can buy it any time during the first year if you want to wait on getting it.

Anyhow, on ANY laptop, I'd recommend getting an extended warranty. Stinks to spend a couple grand on a machine and then have it fail after the one year warranty runs out.

Unfortunately, AppleCare does not cover accidental damage. So, never drop your Mac down an elevator shaft or spill your fish tank on it.

PalmerEldritch said...

Oh. And anyone who buys an AppleCare warranty for any Apple product, make sure to activate it and register it to your product. Otherwise, Apple has no record of the extra warranty being applied to your iPod, MacBook, or whatnot.

P.S. Not a good day to be Rex Grossman, eh?

Minneapolis Ryan said...

wow, not to get off topic of macs vs PC's or the splended bowl, but i come back to my apartment from being gone all weekend, and like part of it is burned down, all i can do is laugh.

stephsmith said...

Walkabout with commentary- In the pilot and in Tabula Rasa, they didn't know what Locke's secret actually was. It wasn't until this one that Damon came up with the idea he was paralyzed. They are making up this crap as they go.

They name characters after noted philosophers and just drop the ball.

Sorry about your apartment, Ryan.

stephsmith said...

Palmer, do you know that from experience? Elevator shaft and/or fish tank?

Anonymous said...

New things for a new week:

Watched Children of Men last night - 7/10 (mainly for the camera work, i counted at least three scenes that were one single, continuous rolling shot for about 10- 15 minutes - blood on the lens and everything)
Also watched One Last Kiss - 5/10 (mainly because you get to see Rachel Bilson's boobs. Overall a poor effort from Zachariah Braff - i expect better from him.)

New Music i've found:

Aimee Mann - download all her stuff, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sounds.
Youth Group - Aussie band, not bad at all.
Shout Out Louds - Bizarre album name, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff. Again, not bad at all.

Fuck Macs, i've got Vista, and Media Centre is everything i've ever wanted, ever.

Lost quiz: got 6/10.

Finally, i hate to keep harping on about the weather, but it was 15o Celcius at the weekend, and now it's 4 - fucking ridiculous. I'm freezing cold, and going for a cigarette is a major chore. How's that going for you Aimee?

TeeJ

PalmerEldritch said...

Steph,

No elevator shafts from personal experience. But I did meet a girl who spilled her fish tank on her brand new Dell laptop. That was a bright move.

stephsmith said...

Zack Braff needs to stick to comedy.
I've heard Youth Group- like em.
Can't wait to see Children of Men. Going Thursday, if all goes well.

stephsmith said...

Music I just discovered- Common, a conscious rapper playing in Smokin' Aces and Gap ad.

Anonymous said...

Ryan - Did you meet a soap salesman on the plane back by any chance?

TeeJ

Anonymous said...

"absence makes the heart grow fonder" is true! I'm pretty fired up for wednesday's Lost right now!!

I tried to root for the Bears and things certainly started off with some proper excitement, but since the Steelers weren't playing and i didn't have any money on the game, it ended up being really dull. I usually really enjoy slippery rain-drenched games too. c'est la vie.

andrew.

Did my radio show last night. Here's the playlist:
Homrich, Junior - Emerald Forest: River Paradise
Marcus Belgrave - Space Odyssey
Tom Ze - Defect 2: Curiosidade (John McEntire Remix)
Aloe Blacc - Nasciment (Birth)
Cappablack - Astral Jam
Miles Bonny - We
Willie Bobo - Nessa
Dr. Who Dat? - Brazilian Thought
Up, Bustle & Out - Sevende Coca Aqui
Monkey Punch - Lupin III
Rednose Distrikt - Latin My Ass
DJ Hati-Monji - Koku
Bwana - Chapumbambe
RSL - Star
Selan - Alwayz Sumthin (DJ Spinna Remix Feat. Phonte & Sage)
The Globe Troddas - Love
Mulatu Astatqe - Asmarina
Hi-Tek - Music For Life (Feat. J-Dilla, Nas, Common, Busta Rhymes & Marsha Ambrosius)
Amp Fiddler - Right Where You Are
The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Feeling Good (Feat. Alice Russell)
Shirley Scott & Kenny Burrell - Baby It's Cold Outside
Valerie Simpson - Genius II
Letta Mbulu - Gumba Gumba
Mad Villain - Monkey Suit
Nicolay - I Love The Way You Love (Feat. Darrien Brockington)
Corrine Bailey Rae - Enchantment (Amp Fiddler Remix)
Kaki King - Ahuvati
Donato Wharton - Collision Stills
TM Juke - Life Rain Fall
El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M.
Gato Barbieri - El Parana
Chico Hamilton - Gotta Make Things Right

aimee in little rock said...

Ryan, I'm sorry to hear about your apartment, but glad that you have a sense of humor about it. I'm not sure that I would, unless I had nothing but worthless items, or at least renters insurance and another place to crash.

Teej, I'm not sure what your question is in reference to (How's that going?) I like the Mac so far, My favorite superbowl commercial was the bud light hitchhiker and the career builder gladiators, and the weather here is freaking cold, but I smoke in my garage where it's semi-warm.

Zach Braff isn't all bad when it comes to drama. Garden State kicked ass, and he wrote/directed that shit.

I like Aimee Mann, but mostly because she spells her name like me. The only song of hers I know is that one from Magnolia.

Minneapolis Ryan said...

Aimee: thanks, and hope you like you mac: P while I am a PC person I can appreciate them.

Their is a very small chance I might be able to stay in my building, lead paint shmead paint

Anonymous said...

Aimee - meant the smoking thing.

TJ

aimee in little rock said...

I just watched the movie Sunset Boulevard for the first time. That was really cool. That lady was nuts. I was kind of working while watching it, so I must have missed some bits...was he doing that old lady or what?

Holy crap guys, try saying this out loud without smiling:
"The day after tomorrow I'll be watching Lost."

t-dot kim said...

Ryan!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your apartment :(

TJ - 4oC, gimme a break!!! It's like -17 degrees right now with windchill of -34!

~K
PS> Check your iTunes, new podcast in moments!

aimee in little rock said...

Woohoo! I'll post a new thread when I get home.