Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dharmalars: The Economist!

Are you into Math? if the answer is YES, than you are in for a treat! If the answer is NO, than you can take advantage of the chapter selection function on this episode and skip the boring calculations of the Time Space Continuum, that was explored in The Economist! We get another great segment from Jimmy and a TON of calls on the Dharmaline. Did we mention Karaoke?!

Playlist:
We Have all the Time in the World - Louis Armstrong
Who wants to Live Forever - Queen
Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross/Michael McDonald
You Want it Back - Propellerheads
No Hard Feelings - Bloodhound Gang
Sentimental Journey - Esquivel
Africa - "Ghostwatch" Chris!

Click Below To Download:
The Economist

172 comments:

Chris JC said...

BOOYA!

I understand it's traditional when you get the first post simply to say "FIRST" and not add anything of interest.

Stephanie said...

Wow! A super-duper long show!

DenAss said...

It's also traditional when you get a post immediately preceding one of "the numbers" to say:

"and the set-up"

elias said...

kablamo!

memphish said...

Looking forward to the karaoke. Do you all have machines or is there something on your computer that permits you to make these lovely recordings?

Love the signs MB posted on the last thread. Someone needs to go to China and steal one of those for Ally to put in her work bathroom.

Holli

elias said...

I bless the rains down in Africa!

redrabbitblue said...

...Gonna take some time to do things we never had...

redrabbitblue said...

M B way funny signs #1 dont put the kid in the sink with abuse?
Time shift crap is making my head hurt to much math thankfully the Dharma lars are going to do it for me tonight at work and it takes almost 1+1/2 hours..good stuff must prevail....

Ben does look like steriod dude funny...

Mattastic funny stuff..good to see a fellow Drunk(drawn out in Naomi speach)at least for a night...

Chris Jc WELCOME TO 31

"the set up"

redrabbitblue said...

Fuc**** missed it spelled out for me up above and i miss it I should have said...."slow down you move to fast, got to let the morning..pass.just kickin...sorry got lost there in The S.G. im listen too any way I suck..but have learned a bit in the travels...

Stephanie said...

Brilliant, Chris! I so want to do karaoke.

redrabbitblue said...

*Dharma Is Bad*

Do you see this picture to your left?
A happy P.B.pup with his Mom, or Dad?
Then "BIg Bad Dharma comes along and SCOOP them up..
Now there in cages having to learn some crazy combo move for some kibble and a bisquict...
In closing Dharma Bad..FREE The Polar Bears from time travel to a desert..darma is'nt the jungle bad enough..No lets make are poor white friends even more un comfortable..I bet they even tested the newest dharma purfume...In there Eyes...ya not cool Bad Dharma

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Chris JC said...

(repost cos I screwed up my HTML)

I used a program that I use in my other life as the kind of guy who needs to be able to multitrack audio recordings, but I reckon you'd all do okay with which is free.

Open your backing track in Audacity then hit record and you'll record a brand new track over the top of the previous track - sing into your mic and then when you've finished you can bounce it all down to a WAV file. then just run it through an MP3 encoder and you're laughing.

redrabbitblue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
thats way nice of you for instuc. Maybe someone tech smart or Ralph could post that some where so it doesnt get lost in the shuffell...directions are always good..and hard to find J>C<

PalmerEldritch said...

just started listening. but the math segment is like the bicycle gears in "A Scanner Darkly."

jeez...

FutureAlly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRIS!

i hope lots of drinking is in your near future to celebrate.

:D

FutureAlly said...

missed the kablamo, so belated kablamo for #16.

MB, those signs are hi-larious! for anyone wondering why they would be useful in my work bathroom, head over to the boards and look at the picture pages.

PalmerEldritch said...

happy birthday, chris!!!!

Chris JC said...

Perhaps tonight should be the night of the drunken blogging.

I don't really drink though, so probably not. Thanks for all the kind words.

I think that form of karaoke recording using Audacity should work - I'll look into it.

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Chris JC said...

RIGHT I am GIVING UP trying HTML today (even the one earlier has decided not to work too - the preview was perfectly fine... sigh)

I've checked out Audacity:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

- it works perfectly and its free.

* open your backing track

* hit record and do some warbling while adjusting your mic level

* when you're happy delete all your recordings except the back track and hit record again

* sing like a fiend

* at the end of the track hit stop and then select the option to render to a WAV file in the file menu.

* MP3 it (this should be easy but let me know if you have any probs)

* email it to Dharmalars

* wait for everyone to be jolly nice.

Anonymous said...

search for karafun. free karoake program. alls you need now is mp3 and the lyric file. yous can find them online in newgroups under karoake. put both files in player and voila. it will also record for you too. record with headphones on so it doesnt record music. then take audio file of your voice as well as the mp3 into audacity and there you go. you are a pro!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Peace out HD-DVD

elias said...

Happy Birthday Chris (jc)!

I'm drinking Ronmiel Honey Rum from Trinidad to celebrate.

Good call on Toto for the Dharmalounge :)

Chris JC said...

Fuck, yeah.

One of my gifts was a Doctor Who - Survival DVD featuring I seem to recall basically being your local, the Drayton Court.

I remember it well.

Ralph- said...

Happy B-Day Chris!!!

PalmerEldritch said...

happy day after your birthday, chris!



actually there are 40 minutes left of your birthday in this time zone.

FutureAlly said...

i just got home from an evening of drankin'. i was out celebrating chris's bday. as if i need an excuse to be out drinkin'.

happy day after your birthday, chris!

happy 2 days after your birthday, rrb!


~ally
/drunk post #1
//more to come in the future, i'm sure.

Chris JC said...

Marvellous! With two Ls! Because I'm British.

Thanks again for all your niceness.

Happy day before your birthday, Ralph - unless I've got that completely wrong.

memphish said...

Happy Belated Birthday Chris! Hope you enjoyed it and that today's not too bad.

Holli

Chris JC said...

Today I am going to a female friend's house (with the wife) to watch the following Doctor Who episodes:

Utopia
The Sound of Drums
Last of the Time Lords

Considered by many to be a total triumvirate of appalling (but I have a mildly abiding affection for), so while some would consider it hellish I'll probably have a rare old time, even if I just complain about the admittedly terrible bits.

redrabbitblue said...

Chris JC awsome karoke!!!
I listened to it three or four times. Guitar awsome touch!

Futureally A good start
But you need to...Make less sense Run on sentences and misspelling a plus, random thougts in the middle of the origanal thought also a plus..But a very admirable start looking forward D.B.#2 I personaly have lost count where I'm at...How meny days have i blogged here?

Anonymous said...

Being drunk is no excuse for bad grammar

PalmerEldritch said...

being anonymous is no excuse for lack of punctuation, buddy!

redrabbitblue said...

THANKS PALMER!!!!
But .it. has a point my grammer/spelling/, use of punctuation, I have Know idea its use..An maybe I'd like to say its cause of the beers. But I'm just a dumb Mo Fo who gots no schoolin:)
You see I was born in a Hut on an island in the South Pacific..My mom well she went crazy and gave me to this group of others..

TWSS

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PalmerEldritch said...

drunk posting should have an official beer.

maybe ice cold dharma initiative polar beers. refreshing!

PalmerEldritch said...

DVR Alert! Knight Rider on NBC tonight.


Be sure to bring the clothespin for your nose so you can deal with the stink. :p

redrabbitblue said...

Are they doing that pop up version?

Ralph- said...

Thanks Chris. Yeah, my birthday is tomorrow. I still cant believe that i received 3 text messages from friends last friday, for my monday birthday.

That's weird right?
___________________________________

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddddd...
the set up!

Ralph- said...

PALMER,
i will not watch Knight Rider. The only reason i was going to in the first place, was for Wil Arnett... and that is not gonna happen so i am not gonna watch.

_________________________________
self induced Kablamo!

redrabbitblue said...

That sucks i was waiting an hour for my first....it will not be today....i will go sob in the corner

redrabbitblue said...

TWSS.....Self induced smile!

Stephanie said...

1) I'm rather bitter about the Will Arnett situation too.
2) Speaking of, anyone seen The Brothers Solomon?
3) mattastic, don't settle.
4) Nonody better steal my Lar's Lounge song.
5) Can't wait to see if Kate is being held against her will.

jonlytle said...

I just looked at the Frappr map. All I can say about the listener from Brazil is "Wow!" It's now obvious why half of all supermodels are Brazilian. I need to go visit that country.

FutureAlly said...

I will not be watching Knight Rider either, the only reason I was going to watch it was because of Will Arnet.

I have not seen The Brothers Solomon, but I do have it in my queue.

Ralph's birthday's coming up! Woo hoo!!!

Mattastic said...

What's will all the birthdays? Geez, I'm jealous. Anyone doin' anything fun today/tonight because of the holiday tomorrow? I'm gonna go play some Horse at the school by house. For real. :)

PalmerEldritch said...

i've seen The Brothers Solomon, steph. Lee Majors' greatest role. ok, maybe not. but the blonde from the movie is in the Watchmen movie that's being made. of course, the people making the movie are getting sued...

i may watch Knight Rider. out of respect for my David Hasslehoff action figure and KITT plastic car.

AMERICAN GLADIATORS FINALE!!! WHO WILL WIN?!!!?!

memphish said...

Our household is rooting for Evan and Monica. Thankfully I'm going to be able to tape and fast forward through the Gladiators this evening. I can only guess that 2 hours will become about 42 minutes when all is said and done.

Holli

goofball said...

Bai Ling arrested at LAX

I'm surprised she is even allowed to fly. They don't let sharp objects on planes anymore and those nipples could put someones eye out.

Stephanie said...

hahaha

futureally said...

she looks so sad :( goofball ur hilarious.

Ally
(posted from my sister's iPhone bitches!)

Stephanie said...

Hey! Who's financing Ben?

PalmerEldritch said...

paik/widmore?! :'o


i dunno. friggin good question though, steph. hmmm...

didnt someone call into the Dharmalars and talk about Crush and Monica wrestlin' on American Gladiators the other day? cuz that was certainly something.

/dharma whipped topping

MB said...

....so....so tired.....

...anyone ever lasted 4 hours at a 5-yr. old's pool party? Unbelievable. How do those little bodies keep moving after 3 hours non-stop.
The Ace went down the 2-story high waterslide no less than 50 times. Dear lord. it's a lot of stairs.

Going to rest now :)

Also - I have been remiss about birthday wishes -
CHRIS, REDRABBIT and RALPH (in advance) - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Eat cake, or beer, or something else delicious.

Stephanie said...

A pool party in Oregon in the middle of winter would presumably be at an indoor pool. Right, mb? The Ace is old enough to enjoy a party? Hard to believe. Our boy is growing up quickly.

MB said...

You are correct Steph - indoor pool :)

and - sorry, should have been more specific - I usually say "my daughter", but just figured since the boy is "the Deuce" - she is the Ace. And you are right - it is indeed hard to believe how fast they grow.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Join the (sorta) official Scott & Steve Oscar Pool!

No grand prize as of yet. But maybe we can come up with something. ;)

Group name: Scott and Steve
password: lost

Chris JC said...

That Oscar thing sounds intriguing - started putting my details in and, although I couldn't see it anywhere, the options available made me realise that, inevitably, it's not for the likes of us stinkin' foreigners - coming over to your internet and taking your jobs and prizes.

Have fun with it, guys!

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Chris JC said...

I've only just woken up, but it looked like I needed to sign up for an account first before I can find out how to join the group. Maybe I'm wrong. I'll have another look.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Chris, forget the tv.com contest part of it. Who really gives a rip about that? I just set it up for us here at the blogspot to have a friendly competition. I was thinking we could come up with our own blogspot prize of some sort. Be it worth winning or just something stupid.

Oh and btw, As my avatar indicates, I've been watching The Wire of late. And I concur with what Andrew said on this blog a few months back. One of the best tv shows out there by far! It is excellent! Season 3 was so so good! Some of the best writing around and very smart. The multi-layed storylines put other tv shows to shame with their complexity. Good, good stuff. It's not the type of show that grabs you right away. But once you get in, you're in for good. Check it out.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah, you have to sign up. But it's nothing you can't fudge. I don't exactly remember, but I don't think you have to even give personal info. Just create a user name and password. And again, we're basically just using their site and format for our own little thing here. Now excuse me as I go do some research as to who I think should win the Oscar for sound mixing.

Chris JC said...

Right - after lying and giving them a California ZIP code, I'm in.

It's really hard to pick a username that isn't gibberish or already taken - there seemed to be at least 90 "ChrisJC"s

Chris JC said...

No research for mine - some educated guesses on the ones I've heard of - and just a gravitation towards the title for the ones I haven't.

I have not seen a single one of the nominated films - it's fairly common in the UK to have not heard of a few of them as they haven't come out yet - but even the ones that are available I haven't seen.

Bring it on, Academy!

memphish said...

Michael Bay Verizon ad.

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

I think I missed all the birthdays recently, so happy belated birthday to everyone.

So far the Oscar pool has 2 Americans, 2 Brits, and a Canadian. If Norbit wins an Academy Award, the Oscar it receives should be hanging it's head in shame.

Chris JC said...

Trevor and everyone - you are not too late for Ralph.

Happy birthday, Ralph!

memphish said...

Happy Birthday Ralph! My kid has a day off school. I guess that's in honor of you.

Holli

Silent Bob said...

just listened to both this one, and last weeks TLI. pretty awesome. the math made my head explode.

and nah, im not troubled soul from the email. if i email you guys, ill probably be malcolm or something.

FutureAlly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RALPH!

where the party be at?

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, ralph-. I'll be celebrating by taking my cat to the vet since he was shot again. I'm not much in the mood to karaoke like I thought I would today.
Michael Bay- at least he can laugh at his self.

FutureAlly said...

i've officially joined the (sorta) official Oscar Pool. I'm gonna put down, who I think will win and not who I want to win. Because I want to win.

(how many times did i say win?)

thanks for clarifying who The Ace is, MB. for a second i thought you had changed The Deuce to The Ace, but it all makes sense now.

doesn't it suck, when the whole weekend, it's been raining, but the weather is picture perfect when you have to go back to work? mother nature sure is funny sometimes or at least she thinks she is.

FutureAlly said...

steph, your cat was shot? again? i hope he's ok.

ralph cant sign in said...

The Party Be At Work! :|

redrabbitblue said...

Dido your cat was shot?
If max(short for maxwell silver hammer) got shot..?.don't want to imagine.
I hope hes,or she is OK

Trevor McFur said...

Happy Birthday Ralph!

Steph, how many times has that cat been shot? Maybe he needs to start packing heat.

elias said...

Happy Birthday Ralph!

Hope the cat is fine, Steph.

Chris - have you ever been to Borough? I never even knew there was such a place but I had to go there today. Decent pub called The Gladstone.

redrabbitblue said...

OOOhhh to live in Europe where it's O.K. to drink..America not so cool:(...
Laws\laws\laws
I WANT A LOCAL PUB!

NO OFFENSE TO ANY COUNTRY

Trevor McFur said...

See the Cloverfield monster!

Interesting description of a deleted scene from 'The Economist', from Doc Arzt's blog. Some might consider it vaguely spoilery, but it's definitely interesting.

redrabbitblue said...

So Trevor
are you spoiler free?

Trevor McFur said...

I am spoiler free, although not obsessively so.

Trevor McFur said...

Too bad the Oscar pool doesn't have a board for trash talking.

redrabbitblue said...

Sweet Ill cheack that shi@ out!

redrabbitblue said...

Heres my trash talkin for the oscars...half the choices..I havent seen,,but i voted any way. so the true winners are proble getin trashed on!
Thank you and Good Morning Yall

FutureAlly said...

I don't have much to trash on, other than, Norbit better not win anything. They have more than enough by being nominated.

My choices were purely based on what I've heard, since I haven't seen most of those movies.

I didn't get a chance to listen to Dharmalars this weekend, so I'm doing it now while i'm at work. I'm giggling along with Ryan on the math segment.

Stephanie said...

The Most Awesome Cat In The World is ok. Only a cat fight. I had to spend 66 bucks to find that out. He was shot a few months ago. That's why we jumped to conclusion that it was a pellet gun again. About a year and a half ago our two dogs were shot. One, just a flesh wound. The other resulted in a shattered knee. Such a relief it is that I don't have to worry about hubby doing anything rash.

memphish said...

So do you think we'll get to see the freighter this week or just Kate and Sawyer playing house? And let me be the first to say, in Ben's bed? Yuck!

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

I noticed that 'The Real mb' has joined the Oscar pool. As opposed to that fake mb who's always hanging around here. What's with that guy?

Trevor McFur said...

If we now know that Ben is off the island, could he be Kate's 'him'? Talk about ewwwww....

FutureAlly said...

a catfight that could end up with a cat getting shot? those street cats packing heat now?

*******************************************

i didn't even think about the fact that they were getting it on, on ben's bed. that is gross.

memphish said...

Yeah Trevor, I thought of that too about Kate's "him" with the same "ewwwww" conclusion. I am wondering though if Kate, Jack, Hurley, missing 2 know that Sayid is working for Ben? Is that part of the lying? Or has Sayid made a side deal?

Holli

MB said...

"would the real MB please stand up?"

Yeah I agree Trevor - what the hell?!? Someone on that forum actually had the temerity to f-ing use my name ;)
I had to use something other than just MB

Don't really know what the hell I'm talking about re: films this year. like Redrabbit, haven't seen a bunch of stuff - actually Juno is just about it to be honest. But like most true blue Americans, it doesn't stop me from giving an opinion :P

Steph - glad the cat is alright!

FutureAlly said...

CHRIS! your karaoke was freakin' awesome!

i know for a fact that no one wants to hear me sing. so far everyone seems to be rather good at it. me singing karaoke would be rubbish.

Trevor McFur said...

Chris, nice job with the karaoke. Excellent choice, I might add.

t-dot kim said...

I absolutely LOVED Chris' karaokee! That was friggin' awesome. Also the math stuff with the Dharmalars was interesting. I'm bit of a numbers geek, so I was totally following along.

Work it out.

Ralph, Happy Birthday man!

t-dot kim said...

Can someone back me up? If we're to believe that 1 min on the island is 30 min the the real world...then 100 days on the island = 3000 days in the real world

=8 years, 3 days, 8 hours

=taller ghost Walt

/nerd

Chris JC said...

Thanks for the kind words for my appalling warbling, guys - the fact it's an A1 tip top excellent song helps immensely.

I found two karaoke tracks of Africa. I used the second one which also has additional men singing badly in the chorus and using the wrong words ("I guess it rains down in Africa") which I tried to overcome, but my "bless the" didn't really cut through enough. The first I heard was musically superior but got the chords wrong, and if you give me the choice between wrong words and wrong chords, I'll go with wrong words any day.

Elias - I'm a Southwark lad, so I know The Borough well. I agree though, it has the hint of nickname about it. Isn't it in Monopoly?

(had a look - no it isn't)

Kim - I'm not sure if Taller Ghost Walt is 8 years taller, but nice idea.

Just come back from rewatching Lady in the Water which is still far better than almost anyone will tell you it is (except the Cue the Film podcast* - obviously).

Oh, and Micah from Heroes is in it.

* Not affiliated with the Cue the Music podcast.

Chris JC said...

Actually Noah Gray-Cabey, who plays Micah, is fucking amazing:

Check it out!

He's giving Masi Oka a run for his money in "shocking talented Heroes star" stakes:

YATTAAAAA!

Post 100.

Trevor McFur said...

I get 3000 days too Kim ... but Walt's not supposed to be 8 years older, is he?

Jordan from the 206 said...

I watched Zero Effect the other night. And in it was Cassidy from Lost.

So does anybody have any ideas for a prize for our Oscar pool? The only thing I can think of is we set up a paypal account and everybody throws in like $2 or something. I dunno, just something to make it interesting. Maybe somebody can make some sort of trophy to send to the winner?

I still have yet to listen to listen to the new Dharmalars yet. But all this talk about math is scaring me off a bit. lol. Mathematics frightens me. And question to Chris. When you sing, do you keep your British accent? Or like most British singers, does it inexplicably disappear? lol.

I found a program and a ton of karaoke songs that would be totally rad to do to send in. But here's the thing. I'm embarrassed. Not to send it in or for you guys to hear. But because I live in a very quiet apartment building. And if I were to sing, everybody in the building would hear and think I'm a total lunatic. lol.

Jordan from the 206 said...

So now Walt doesn't look old enough? lol. Poor kid.

Chris JC said...

It's odd that we do that, isn't it, Jordan?

I sing an American song, so I do an American accent.

If it had been appropriate to do so, and I'd found a karaoke track for Rialto's The Underdogs like I'd threatened, then you'd have heard a British accent (probably a couple, as that track opens opportunity for a couple of different delivery styles from one section to the next). I was gonna link to it in iTunes, but it's not in the US or UK store.

And, of course, if I'd done MacArthur Park (not in the UK store), I'd have done it in the manner of a wonderful sozzled Irish actor whose son is in Lady in the Water.

Trevor McFur said...

If it's a cash prize, could it be rolled over into the eventual Official Scott & Steve March Madness pool?

jill said...

New Lost Initiative soon???

MB said...

re: the Time Shift on the Island

I'm listening to the Dharmamath right now, so forgive me if this is answered later in the chapter - but couldn't the time difference simply be a time shift and not a time dilation? Meaning - couldn't time on the island be running at the same rate as non-island time, just shifted by 30 mins?

That said, a time DILATION (i.e. 1 min. island time = 30 mins. non-island time) COULD account for Walt growing, and Alpert not aging, but I think there could be other explanations for those things (...which I'm trying to work out right now :) )

FutureAlly said...

jordan, you're hilarious. although i must admit, that was the same problem i had when i recorded with kim. i wasn't embarrassed that y'all would hear me, but that people would hear me when i was recording it.

MB said...

Can't resist

kablammo

MB said...

DOH!!!!

MB said...

Ally - the kablammo is yours (bows head)

FutureAlly said...

belated kablamo for #108.

PalmerEldritch said...

8 years older crowd, the math is right but the premise and conclusion are wrong.

do you think that the Oceanic 6 come back and say "uh... we've been floating in the middle of the ocean for eight years. oceanic's plane seat really CAN be used as a flotation device in case of emergency!"? prolly not.

besides three years of offIslandTime equals three years of onIslandTime as evidenced by the fact that it was three years between Jack and Desmond meeting up again after Shannon's Dad's death (Sarah's accident) in 2001 for both Jack and Desmond even though one had spent the time on the island and the other was in California.

unless the hatch implosion thing fucked up the temporal mahooziewows on the Island.

i think it was Mattastic who wrote in to The Transmission with the theory that the payload's time offset was caused by NOT coming to the Island by the "precise coordinates" that Faraday and Linus keep talking about. i like that. not sure i like the rest of the theory that coming in from different ways causes different time offsets. but the first part of the theory floats my boat.

/through the use of time travel, a grumpy old man sick of the time dilation theory playing on his lawn :p

PalmerEldritch said...

"couldn't time on the island be running at the same rate as non-island time, just shifted by 30 mins?"

ooooh! awesome, mb.


constantly shifting 31 minutes into the future? wasn't there a doctor who choose your own adventure with something similar?

tom baker!

memphish said...

I liked Mattastic's idea on The Transmission too. I could certainly understand it better than all that math.

The huge problem with the Island running on a different time at least prior to the Hatch implosion is the dates on The Pearl printout that Desmond looks at in LTDA. Of course, it could be the case that the implosion has created this new problem, but that doesn't explain Alpert. I also don't understand why Ben aged on the Island from kid until now and Alpert apparently hasn't for some time despite the fact that both seem to travel on and off the Island. And I don't think it's because Alpert was born there.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

its cuz Alpert is the LOSTiverse equivalent of a Numenorean (sp?!). he's a native of the Island. mommy and daddy alpert were natives too. they're special and all that. descended from the statue makers. check that dude's toes!

either that or the Island digs men who wear eyeliner.

which is cool too.

MB said...

I didn't know there were Doctor Who choose your own adventures - damn!

MB said...

Maybe someone already posted a link to this and I forgot, but Doc Arzt has some thoughts on the time shift. I agree with him that the time shift and the importance of bearings when coming and going from the island are probably linked.

PalmerEldritch said...

haven't read it since elementary school but i present Doctor Who and the Vortex Crystal

Chris JC said...

WOW.

Just wow, dude...

I've tried to buy two already - first wouldn't ship here, second went into silly shipping price, so I guess there'll be no choosing my own Doctor Who adventure for the Chris.

Chris JC said...

UK used and new prices start at £20.94 - that's over forty bucks, sirs.

It's at times like this I have to remind myself that we get swearing and nudity on network TV and hope that makes me feel better.

MB said...

This theory (it downloads as a .pdf document FYI) got me thinking as well - another option is that there is a time distortion of some sort SURROUNDING the island but not directly affecting people on the island (like the eye of a hurricane), but there are certain spots (bearings) you can enter/exit through safely.

/barely related Fun Fact: the episode of Star Trek Nex Gen. that guest starred Terry O'Quinn dealt with a "phased cloaking device"

Chris JC said...

The... Pegasus?

(it's been a while)

Chris JC said...

It IS The Pegasus!

Hooray for my rubbish old brain!

Trevor McFur said...

OK, maybe I should have a few drinks before posting this one...

What if the time shift (1 minute = 30 minutes) didn't start until after the Hatch imploded at the end of season 2 ... we know that SOMETHING time travelish happened because of that implosion, evidenced by Desmond's time travel that immediately followed. That way, off island Walt would only be a couple of years older rather than 8 years older (didn't bother to figure out the math, but I'd guess 3 years or so, which adds right up to how much older MDK is now). So pushing the button kept the time displacement from happening. So it's only been in season 3 and beyond that Dez & the Losties have been 'off time' with the rest of the world. Dharma were the folks who put in the computer and the button in the late 70s/early 80s, so prior to then, the island was on diplaced time. So Alpert in his sailor clothes could have crashed on the Black Rock 2 or 300 years ago, but still appear only a few years older on the island. What I can't figure out is how to tie in Ben's aging at a different rate then Alpert even after they're on the island together.

My brain hurts.

MB said...

PALMER - ROCK F'ING ON!!! Doctor Who and the Vortex Crystal is on it's way!

Chris, I wonder if it would be cheaper for me to order one for you and ship it to you myself?

andrew. said...

- Happily Birthdates to all of the Februbabies!

- i signed up for the Oscar pool. I ended up as "monkeywrench" because most of my usernames were taken. I think i ended up splitting my votes between what i wanted to win and what i thought the Academy would vote for. Basically i want "There Will Be Blood" to win as much as possible.

- i subscribe to the interference field rather than consitent time dilation. As evidenced by Ben & Ralph turning themselves around trying to do the math, time dilation is too complicated to explain to a casual audience and to keep straight their damn selves.

- watching the newest OnDemand episode of The Wire now. Glad to see Jordan up on it. I just picked up the soundtrack last week too. It's a really good collection of rock, soul, hiphop, go-go and scored pieces with some classic soundbites from the show between tracks.

- is it Thursday yet?

PalmerEldritch said...

mb and andrew, right on. i like the "eye of the hurricane" explanation. whatever surrounds the island fucks you up if you try to go through (desmond kept running into the island over and over again, the payload was late) and there are very specific ways out (which dan and ben know about).

also, the field (?) must hide the island from prying eyes except when there's a electro-magnetic event (season 2 finale with the brazilian dudes in the icy tundra).

ralph, apparently, lindsey lohan (lindsay lohan?) is celebrating your birthday in her birthday suit. :\

PalmerEldritch said...

p.s. AMERICAN GLADIATORS!!!

FutureAlly said...

i think that's how she celebrates everyone's birthdays.

/happy birthday, ralph!
//prison break finale tonight!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Andrew, That soundtrack sounds cool. Do they have all the different versions of "Down in the Hole"? That is one of the coolest things I've seen a tv show do. If people don't know what I'm talking about. Each season has the same song as the theme for the opening credits, but by a different artist. Kinda like how Weeds had different artists do it's theme. But each season on The Wire has it's own. Gives each year it's own vibe/feel. And it's a really cool song. I think it was originally written by Tom Waits. Not sure though.

Looks like most everybody has signed up for the Oscar pool. Cept Palmer, Holli, Ralph, and Aimee. What are you waiting for people? Don't worry about not knowing what you're talking about. None of us do. Odds are the winner will be somebody who didn't even see one film.

memphish said...

All right. Jordan peer pressured me into the Oscar pool though I know jack-shit about most of those movies. In return I, like Trevor, want a March Madness bracket. I don't know much about that either, but I know more about it than I know about Art Direction and Short Films with foreign titles.

Holli

MB said...

Dharmalar quote of the show:

"Strained bananas?!?! Fuck that!"


laughing my ass off over here

andrew. said...

- Jordan - there are 4 versions of "Way Down In The Hole" on the disc. It doesn't have this season's version by Steve Earl (who is also an actor on the show as Bubbles' sponsor), which sucks because i like it a lot.
Here's the Amazon link with the track list: [Clicky]

- just saw Will Arnett in a commercial for "Semi-Pro," the latest Will Ferrell movie. I love Will Arnett from Arrested Development but he's been in a ton of terrible movies and from imdb it looks like he's booked solid for the next few years with more bullshit (except for the rumored Arrested Development movie of course) We need to get to work writing a script to make him the star he needs to be. Anybody have any pitches?

Trevor McFur said...

You know what I suddenly realized from filling out my Oscar picks? That King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters wasn't nominated for Best Doc! What a bunch of bullshit!

Anonymous said...

EVERYBODY STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO SEE JUMPER! BEST MOVIE SINCE CLOVERFIELD!!!

Anonymous said...

no

Chris JC said...

The Anonymouses are fighting. Can't you all just get along?

MB - it would absoutely be cheaper to do that (Leo Getz: "They FUCK YOU with postage and packing!") - it's just a little paperback.

I'll drop you a PM over at the BBS.

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, i believe the plural is Anonymice. no?

jordan, HDDVD officially dead.

p.s. LOST and boobs!

Kate said...

Seriously, is Jumper really that good? Hayden Christensen might be, no, most likely is, the worst actor I have ever seen. I don't know if I can deal with a whole movie driven by him. The only thing that saved (sort of) Star Wars is that he wasn't in them the whole time.

redrabbitblue said...

I don't understand this anonymous stuff
Is'nt redrabbitblue Anonymouse now if I said my name was Bra..... then i would no longer be anonymous..Am I correct in my thinking..
Thank You Kim and all for the above Math, I was sitting here with a caculator in one hand and a gun in the other..neither choice seemed good to me..

Trevor McFur said...

I thought that Hayden Christensen was really good in Shattered Glass. I don't know what happened to that guy, because he's been awful in everything else.

Trevor McFur said...

Boobies.

Stephanie said...

Everyone is under the impression that Hayden Christensen is a poor actor because most have only seen him struggle to deliver Lucas' bad dialogue. Check him out in Life is a House. It's to Star Wars as Disturbia is to Transformers. The big directors put their young stars in a small movie to get the hype going for their big blockbuster to come later that year. But stick Life is a House in your queue if not only for Kevin Kline and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Stephanie said...

Sorry, it's Life AS a House.

Trevor McFur said...

I've never seen Life as a House. I think that it's more than just Lucas' bad dialogue, though ... Natalie Portman and Ewan MacGregor had the same awful dialogue but came out of those films relatively unscathed.

Stephanie said...

You have a good point, Trev.

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Stephanie said...

Damn it! I'm trying to say Jumper only got 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. That's less than First Sunday.

Trevor McFur said...

Is it less than Norbit?

Jordan from the 206 said...

But Jumper has Hayden Christensen in it...er, wait.

redrabbitblue said...

jump her?

producer ryan said...

Jumper was terrible. Really lazy movie. I can't say for sure about Ben and Ralph, but my general impression was that they were less than enthusiastic when we left the theater.

Perhaps they will talk about it on this week's show.

Trevor McFur said...

Jump Her is the porno version.

elias said...

I went to see There Will Be Blood instead.

FutureAlly said...

I'd like to add to the Life As A House goodness. There's a Lost connection, our good ol' Boone is in it too.

redrabbitblue said...

A Lost Moment(really 2 for 1)
Not many Lost podcasts to listen to last night at work,except 4 J&J great as always.
So I've listened to the NPR movie review for a while..and noticed the other day they have like 30 other's.
So I downloaded a few yesterday and was listen to i think the sun.\mon. News(did some research actually NPR Enviroment) and the second story was Pres.Bush visits Tansania(for Palmer so he can post more maps of tasmania Ect.for me} I won't look up proper spelling but you all no where I'm going with this..So I get a laugh he's there for some aid stuff and I'm seein him on his Knees diggin for the darma collar.ahah(a lost moment}
So that gave me a laugh then two head lines later
something like this not exact( i looked that up also pretty much exact quote} " The Polar Bear could be the first species to be put on the indangered species list, do to Global warming"
Now that was a defient Lost Moment...You cant Globaly warm a polar Bear any more then to put them in the Tropics or the desert..So all in all in ten minutes I took 2 normal news issues and created a whole lost reality in my head damm you lost I need time to think of other things ..Maybe even the polar bears in reality!

MB said...

Finally finished Dharmalars - excellent as usual.

Chris - just...f-ing awesome kareoke! You've inspired me - but I have no idea what to do. Maybe me and the Ace will have to belt one out.

Oh - and who was the a-hole caller from LA insulting Producer Ryan? That pissed me off. Whoever you are - if you were joking and just razzing I take back my ire - but otherwise, nobody needs nor wants to hear you insult our friends. Jeez!

Also, in case my audio comment gets played on TLI, I want to apologize if it sounds like I am taking credit for the ideas we were all bandying about on here yesterday re: the time shift. I just wanted Kim and Aimee to talk about it so I sent an mp3 to them.

and...since were all thinking it apparently....

boobs

Chris JC said...

MB - in honour of Arrested Development, you and The Ace should probably do Afternoon Delight.

IF YOU DARE!

Lucas is notorious fr not getting a decent performance out of even top notch directors. Maybe Christensen really needs to have a role that resonates with him.

On a separate note, I'm always amazed Jumper wasn't retitled in the UK, as to us a jumper is a big chunky woollen sweater - a role that Christensen might be perfect for.

Chris JC said...

or even top-notch ACTORS... (duh)

Faster and more intense.

FutureAlly said...

OMG that would be hilarious if MB or anyone would sing Afternoon Delight with a relative.

I got pretty mad about that call about producer ryan, i mean, WTF! i think it's endearing, and the show would not be the same without it.

did that one caller say his dharmalars shirt got stolen? what has the world come to...

redrabbitblue said...

That very episode I was thinkin Ryan should get his own mike (the first 3fer?)just what I wasthinkin! Also maybe that dude should listen to archives and maybe he would truely understand Ryan's laughabilty I jumped in...in the middle just before the Lars..and did'nt truly understand the power of the ryan till he was gone after episode 6 or 10...The Ryan Laugh Was totaly missed for me..its like tv when they hold up a sign to the crowd sayin"LAUGH"
AllinAll Ryan is just as important as Ralph and Ben (no offense boys)

redrabbitblue said...

Thats such a drunk blog i hope youall can decifer..

memphish said...

I nearly shot sushi through my nose when I read the Afternoon Delight suggestion. Go for it MB, complete with the awkward stopping when the lightbulb goes on.

And speaking of Boobs. I can't believe Ben didn't use his calculator to spell Boobs. That was a favorite part of Extras for me.

I have to say I think this was a fantastic episode of the Dharmalars. The jokes were good; the ideas about LOST were good; the giggling was fantastic. Thanks Dharmalars! Tharmalars!

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

Michael and Maebe singing Afternoon Delight is one of my top-favorite moments of AD. I think that's the same episode where Buster uses the crane to pick banana-clad GOB up when he gets trapped under some lumber.

memphish said...

Suicidal Cadbury Eggs.

Holli

redrabbitblue said...

Iwas at cosco to day and bought A D first season for 16.99 What a steal...

MB said...

OMG - Afternoon Delight - lol. Man, I'm not sure I could sing that one with the Ace, I think I might feel nauseous from the wrongness of that - lmao!

FutureAlly said...

well i think that's why it worked on AD, the fact that they didn't know the wrongness of it.

another suggestion: baby got back. equally as wrong.

Trevor McFur said...

Those Cadbury eggs are great. I like the way that they strip off the wrapper each time before offing themselves.

PastPablo said...

producer ryan is THE man. his cackling induces my own fit of random laughter.