Friday, May 09, 2008

Dharmalars - Cabin Fever


Join the "Mallomars" as they discuss The Locke-Centric Episode CABIN FEVER. We get some fantastic calls in on the Dharmaline as well as some awesome vocal stylings from Richard of Toronto!

Did me mention Karaoke?

Playlist:
One Step Beyond - Madness
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
Dogma - Some Dude
Where do these Tubes Go - Steve Jablonsky
Space Oddity - Richard of T-Dot!

Click To Listen:
Cabin Fever

116 comments:

Chris JC said...

ONE STEP BEYOOOOND!

Chris JC said...

I am "The Ghost" and could have sworn I sent the picture to you. For one thing, I thought I was already in the gallery.

But hey - I am also the representative of Shaolin Jim who is very happy to have appeared.

Rainbow Road sucks - and online there are guys who will ONLY pick it, even if you've JUST raced on Rainbow Road. Screw those guys.

Redrabbitblue said...

Damm cabin's dark can't see Claire's evil smile:(

Chris JC said...

I must say, guys, for a podcast that, it is alleged, doesn't talk about LOST - there's a forkload of LOST talk in this. Which I'm assuming is the sign of an interesting episode and the promise of what is to come.

memphish said...

MB, back to your Smokey question on the last post. The main thing about Smokey being people to me is that Damon and Carlton were saying back during season 2/3 that we had seen Smokey but hadn't realized it. This is from Lostpedia:

On the official podcast posted on March 21, 2008, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse confirmed that Yemi, the spider which bit and paralyzed Nikki, and some versions of Walt are manifestations of the Monster.

Holli

memphish said...

Ralph, I like your Abaddon putting the people on the boat to thwart Keamy idea. But why wouldn't he just tell Naomi to take out Keamy?

I also like your moving the Island through time thing. That seems to be the popular idea out there right now.

And finally, the thing on Keamy's arm is a deadman switch. It's set to detect Keamy's pulse and if Keamy's pulse stops it detonates the devices.

Holli

memphish said...

Ben, nice that your dad likes to quote Hitchcock on bomb suspense.

I'm also guessing at this point that Sayid is going to take the O6 and then the Island is going to move in time and they can't get anyone else. I'm not sure if I think the O6 will go back to the freighter or will be picked up by someone else. Because if you're going to lie about the O6, why not go ahead and include Michael and make it the O7?

Holli

Redrabbitblue said...

Mikey gets his wish and Dies!

Redrabbitblue said...

Back to 6, But then what the heck happens to Desmonnd will he meet up with Penny? And ride off in to the Secret, secret, secret room to hide from Ben? Keami Dumb ass! Hey lets kill the Dr. and the Captain good luck getting home "Boss". Hope smokie doesn't sorta mess you all up again, something tells me the guns/mortars/Air to air Missle arent going to help. But the extras clips of bullets might do the trick.

andrew. said...

- i HATE the fact that Damon & Carlton deemed the spider that bit Nikki to be the smoke munster. They set up Arzt having the spider that Nikki used to get Paulo in the jar and he talked specifically about the fact that the female's pheremones are wildly powerful & if he opened the jar it would bring every male spider on the island. Fans kept going on and on about how they heard the smoke munster in the scene where all of the spiders come crawling, but i just figured that was their solution to how 10's of thousands of spider feet marching might sound.

It also sets up a dangerous precedent where the island can manifest itself as anything to punish people for whatever reason, including some sort of moral standing. I'm okay with the island getting pissed & killing people if it thinks they are doing something to threaten it, like pushing the button or not pushing the button (whichever it is the island actually wanted) or trying to leave the island when you are somehow key to its future, but Nikki & Paulo's fight was very insular and only seemed to have repercussions for them.

andrew. said...

-rrb: Locke & co. did hurt the smoke munster with the dynamite in the 1st season so maybe Keamy's heavy artillary could be effective.

Trevor McFur said...

I'm curious to see exactly how the O6 get off the island. Sayid's plan seems to be to take people back on the dinghy, which doesn't look like it can hold more than 3 people, maybe. I can see Sayid taking Sun & Aaron first ... does he then come back and get Jack, KAte, and Hurley? I also have a hard time seeing Jack leaving while there's still others alive on the island (it would be completely out of character for Jack to be anything but the 'last man off') ... maybe he'll get sick again as a complication from surgery, and that will be the excuse to get him off early? And if they use the freighter to escape, then what happens to Desmond and Michael? And, what happens to Juliet, who we know desperately wants to escape?

Stephanie said...

ralph- and Ben had many, many brilliant things to say about this episode. I don't remember any of them as it was 0530 when I listened.

Anonymous said...

The frat boys are back!

Ralph- said...

Chris: if lost gives us episodes that make us think, we can talk about it for days!

Holli: Abadon is not going to interfere with the fate of those he hired. He did not tell Naomi to take out keamy, because that is not how it is supposed to happen. How come Yoda didnt just go kill Anakin Skywalker? Because it was Darth Vader who would ultimately bring balance to the force.

Holli again: Ben's dad IS Alfred Hitchcock.

Redrabbitblue and Trevor: I have a feeling that only 6 people total will be able to fit on that Tiny Boat (zodiac) and Jin will make sure that Sun is the one on it. I think that the boat is big enough to hold 5 adults and one child...but not sure about hurley (sorry dude). UNLESS they tie Carl's boat to the Zodiac!?

Steph: You are gonna have to listen again.

TO ALL SCOTT AND STEVERS: KA-

Ralph- said...

-BLAMO!

memphish said...

Gee Ralph, I never knew Alfred Hitchcock's last name was Johnson. Or is it Ben Johnson's last name is Hitchcock?

And is anyone else getting tired of this course correction crap? You can know the future but can't change it. Then why the hell bother knowing?

Holli

producer ryan said...

Ralph,

Why do you have a picture of me as your avitar?

Just curious,
Ryan

Jordan from the 206 said...

Bigger Dance final: Jessica Alba vs Eva Longoria.

BLECH!

Both my girls Biel and ScoJo lost 53%-47%. Lame.

Looks like it's coming down to Andrew and Ally now for the title.

Stephanie said...

What is the deal with the Book of Laws?

Stephanie said...

Is that like a generic book of laws or The Book of Laws?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Steph, Is that Big Ed?

Wesh said...

Redrabbitblue: Here's a brightened version for ya of Claire's smirk ;)
Clirk.

It was definitly a sweet episode imo, so I can't wait to check out my fave fratboys. That'll happen tonightish!
greetz

Wesh said...

I didn't get the Book of Laws either. At first sight, I thought it was a bible (with more missing pieces of dharma orientation flicks?)

Stephanie said...

Yes, Jordan. He's proud of those nasty looking fish.

MB said...

New Dhamalars! Sweet! must listen!

Holli - excellent - thanks for the research, I had forgotten Cuselof said that. However - I am in Andrew's boat - I do not like the idea that smokey can actually be various things. Maybe I'm just longing for an explanation for what it is and how it works. Its apparent ability to change form will probably make more sense then.


"And if they use the freighter to escape, then what happens to Desmond and Michael? And, what happens to Juliet, who we know desperately wants to escape?"

I'm going to go on record (nothing to do with spoilers of course) and say that the freighter is going to go KABLAMMO in the next 3 eps., and they are going to be rescued in the zodiac or some other small craft.

Jenni Lou said...

"Fuck Rainbow Road!" You guys crack me up. And honestly, Rainbow Road isn't too bad once you get the hang of it. You should watch the replay trial race of the top ranked user because there is a fuckin' crazy ass short cut. I sure haven't been able to pull it off yet!

Anyway, I'm leavin' you a note because you said you would post your Mario Kart ID# or whatever so you can be added to friends. And that would be awesome. But I looked on your myspace and it wasn't there. Later, Ben & Ralph!

Caleb in Fresno said...

So what if it's kinda frat boyish? These doods are da shiz! Fuck Rainbow Road! I want a tee shirt that says that shit!

Redrabbitblue said...

Thanks for the Clirk Wesh the hottest Claire's been since she was prego I'd have to put the runner up as Greatest Hits when Charlie gave her the second blanket, or the on island parts of Par Avion not that I'm bashing the Raven haired Claire tha6t had it's perks:)

Redrabbitblue said...

Andrew you are correct Smokie did not seem to like the Dynamite thrown down his (Cerbis Vent?)
The4 book of Laws?
I guess it could be any ofTHESE??
I'm also not much of a fan of the Smoke monster being the anwser to anything they don't have an explanation for. Why did th eSpigers attack, the smoke Monster, who was Yemmi, the smoike monster, what was Kates horse, the smoke monster ect.ect.

Redrabbitblue said...

#14 on the list looks Simalar

Ralph- said...

i have had a really busy day. really busy. i will get my friend code up soon enough...until then...MICHAEL GIACCHINO and I got to hang out for a bit..check out Myspace for those pics.

myspace.com/casinoskunk

Chris JC said...

I see Giacchino is wearing a Speed Racer shirt - that dude knows where his bread is buttered, that's for sure.

Redrabbitblue said...
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Redrabbitblue said...

Who is your Daddy John? Is it Doc Eyeliner? or is it "the real Sawyer?" interesting how Alpert gave you the file., don't you think John?

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph-, we'll need a full report.

and did i see on your myspace page that MegaForce stars BARRY BOSTWICK AND PERSIS KHAMBATTA?! apparently, the worlds of Weekend at Bernie's 2 and Star Trek: The Motion Picture collide in an action adventure for the ages. is that shit up on NetFlix's Watch Now section?

Ralph- said...

Mega Force hasn't even made it to DVD!

andrew. said...

- Megaforce made a good poster & VHS box, but not much of a movie.

- BSG was solid this week. It felt like they were moving the plot forward and took time to get some Roslyn character moments in.

- since we're going to have a 1 week Lost hiatus after this Thursday, do you think we'll have a crazy cliffhanger (not that every episode this season hasn't ended with a crazy cliffhanger)

- More importantly will we get a Lars episode in the 1 week hiatus or will ye be saving up the mojo for the 8 month abyss?

Stephanie said...

I assume D'anna will be unboxed soon. Hopefully, this will get the ball rolling on finding out who the last Cylon is and where that darn Earth is located.

Chris JC said...

MEGAFORCE is making me think of Warrior of the Lost World, which also featured Persis Khambatta as well as Fred Williamson and my hero, Donald Pleasence.

It was an Italian produced Mad Max rip off - apparently the director was shipped out to Italy, shown the film poster and told to make something that would go with it.

Ralph- said...

Ryan. that's not you-->


"The Book of Laws" is actually the biography of Maury Laws.

Ralph- said...

kablami

Jon from NKY said...

!omalbaK

memphish said...

What an interesting email I got from Sam and Nate today.

Holli

Chris JC said...

Two things:

Ralph-, check out THIS bastard!

MB: "The Vortex Crystal" has arrived and looks awesome. The planet involved - Gathwyr - struck me as sounding a bit Welsh, so I checked with with a speaker and apparently it's slightly mutated from "Cathwyr", which would literally mean Cat-Men. Also - check your SPLOG email ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

MB and Chris: did you guys say Vortex Crystal? i haven't read it in YEARS but let me know how you like it. i'll refrain from mentioning any spoilers but there are some things that i remember from it that are pretty cool.

holli, did you order your new Dharmalars t-shirt yet? :)

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, music conducted by Shirley Walker on that album?! is that the same Shirley Walker who did the fantastic music for Batman: The Animated Series? nice.

Chris JC said...

You mean THIS music, Palmer? Yes, that Shirley Walker.

The late Shirley Walker, sadly.

She also did the music for at least the pilot of Space: Above and Beyond (which those fans of new BSG really should watch), Final Destination and Escape from L.A. with John Carpenter among others.

One of the rare female film composers.

Courtesy of Ralph- I'm listening to Elmer Bernstein's Ghostbusters score which must be one of the least known scores by direct comparison with the number of people who've seen the original film.

PalmerEldritch said...

she passed away? oh man. that sucks. i was a big fan of the Batman: TAS theme. and just about every other aspect of Batman: TAS.

i may have to borrow The Vortex Crystal from my dad next weekend. :D

Redrabbitblue said...

What are the chances Alpert could be Locke's dad?

Chris JC said...

In fact - in just reading about Shirley Walker and have been angered, far too late, by this.

Boo. As that article reveals she was the first female composer to score a solo studio project, and who gave her that big break?

Yes, it was once again John "Mr Excellent" Carpenter - a man who could easily have scored Memoirs of an Invisible Man himself but didn't.

PalmerEldritch said...

that sucks about her getting snubbed. to me, "The Academy" is kind of a joke.

i guess Shirley Walker didn't know the right people. or perhaps they ignored her because she didn't do "serious" work?

blargh!

Ralph said...

THE NEW SHIRTS ARE HERE!

Chris JC said...

My sweat has worn an arm-hole in the yellow one, so I guess I should look into the new shirt.

FutureAlly said...

the new shirts are awesome guys! good job on that. i didn't get a golden(rod) one, because that has never been my color. but i'll def invest in one of these babies.

i hope everyone had a good weekend. did all the mothers get extra special treatment yesterday?

PalmerEldritch said...

the little lady noticed your new shirts, ralph. there might be a his and hers order later this week.

p.s. dont forget to send our golden tickets

dharmalars said...

Yeah. i really want to know where that golden ticket is. I hope some Rando didnt get it and throw it away.

ralph-

PalmerEldritch said...

maybe some rando will show up at your apartment during the next recording session, call you frat boys, and tear up the golden ticket in front of you guys.





maybe not though!

FutureAlly said...

so it's down to me and andrew on the bigger dance thing?

i thought i would've been out days ago, but i guess my jessica alba prediction might work for me afterall. i doubt that eva longoria will beat her, but who knows.

Chris JC said...

Saudades de Rock!?

Ralph- said...

Richard Band drives me up the wall, mostly because of "his" re-animator score....ugh....Shirley Walker is a bazillion times better than Band.

PalmerEldritch said...

the score of Re-Animator is not one of the things i remember.

the shovel scene, however, certainly is!

Ralph- said...


BULLSHIT
Re-Animator theme! Richard Band says that he did it as a joke, and that he was re-animating Herrmann...in other words He Ripped Him Off. Look at that link!

Chris JC said...

I think, in lieu of the Goldenrod Ticket, we should just have a Blogspot vote as to who gets to record with the Dharmalars - it'd be super cool for the finale show.

If that were ever to happen, I would have no hesitation in casting my vote. The guy's even in the same time-zone.

Ralph- said...


NOT BULLSHIT!
Herrman's opening to Psycho

Chris JC said...

My word, that's one of the most blatant steals I've ever heard!

And I've listened to My Sweet Lord.

Ralph- said...

dude, Ghostwatch, you have no idea how pissed i was the first time i watched The Re-Animator. I really like the movie but Richard Band can eat my choad on new years day!

Stephanie said...

Hermann's estate should have sued.

Chris JC said...

Would that make him, Dick Band, Ralph-?

And what's the deal with that hyphen, man?

Ralph- said...

the hyphen in my name, or the on on Re-Animator. Cause the Re-Animator has a hyphen in it.

and i put it at the end of my name so that you know it's me.

Chris JC said...

a) the latter one

and

b) cool - that makes sense.

DICK BAND!

memphish said...

Hey Ralph, are they only going to have boy-sized t-shirts for the new design? I usually get the girlie tees, but I don't object to the lower boy price.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Hello there!

I've been tip tapping away at my keyboard and seem to have written another album review. It doesn't matter if you know the music or not, i'd appreciate it if some people would read it and give their thoughts, good or bad. Please?

it's right here, Click!

Thanks very much!

PS. Thanks Andrew for the comment on my last review!

Ralph- said...


CLICK HERE
to check out the Mens and Women's sizes. Not sure what size Girl Shirt that you wear, but there should be a rundown on all the shirts sizes if you click view.

I was in a Dick Band once.

PalmerEldritch said...

ah, blatant plagarism explains why the main titles of that movie are so good!

a highlight of my trip to San Diego last year was watching "Dr. Herbert West" at the The 4400 panel. and the girlfriend got his autograph.

Stephanie said...

The new shirt is bad-ass. I may have to go against my usual rules and buy a hot, black shirt.

andrew. said...

Lost DVD sets are on sale today at Amazon. You get all 3 seasons for $79.99 (retail is normally $179.97)
Amazon Link [clicky]

memphish said...

Thanks Ralph. For some reason, I was only seeing the 1 shirt.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

One Brave Deputy Takes a Stand... Against Speedos.

God bless him.

Benjamin said...

To clear things up a little, the old man always, always said he was quoting Hitchcock when he said that. I should've mentioned that so I didn't make him look like a stealer. I think I was concerned that it may be one of those urban legend "quotes" and I guess I thought it would be better unsourced than to source an apocryphal statement. D'oh!

memphish said...

I wasn't impugning your dad Ben. Did he also say it's a mistake to blow up a dog with a bomb? (Sabotage, 1936) I took a Hitchcock class at UCLA. That's how I know all this crap.

Holli

MB said...

Good Monday blogspotica!

Chris - SWEET that the book arrived - FIN-A-FUCKING-LLY! So sorry that took so long (you have been nothing but patient - the stress you read in my typing is all me b/c I felt very bad about making you wait). I still have not had a chance to really delve into it. Cool factoid about the name tho - thanks!

I think nominating someone from the blog to record is a great idea and it would truly be incredibly awesome to hear any one of the blog on the show, I also know who I would nominate (...lives in LA...never fails his self-motivated duty to call in...hint -cough..dre..cough-)

Never saw re-animator so was not aware. That's pathetic. Any chance he got paid a very small amount of money, or perhaps nothing for that gig? B/c that is what that score is worth. WTF man?!
In fact - I think he owes the people who paid to see that film money back. So much talent out there and the producers pay for that kind of douche-baggery. (sigh) lame.

Chris JC said...

BOMB DOG CHAOS!

MB said...

in the last post - "factoid about the name" = "factoid about the name of the planet" - oops sorry!

Chris JC said...

If there's anyone I try to sound like on my phone-in appearances it's the presenter in that clip, Christopher Morris.

Chris JC said...

Check your email, MB!

that's what she said...

because i totally trust you all on such matters...

does anyone listen to, and would recommend, a BSG podcast?? Because I'm so confused after that last episode! math just isn't my thing. 13+5-3=1 harbinger of death?

MB said...

Chris - that's f-ing hilarious! I've never seen that show so I need to ask, are they staging some of that footage, or is that real stuff they are digitally messing with? good stuff.

Chris JC said...

A combination of real early morning Oxford Street footage, some actual terrorist bombs, some real politicians and a couple of fake ones all tied in together, and two different roles for Steve Coogan. Watch some of the other clips from the show and you'll see how seamless it all is, although you may not like some of the reports from the US network, CBN.

andrew. said...

That's What She - BSG podcast recommendations =
* Galactica Water Cooler
long (1-2 hours), in-depth & really entertaining
* Galactica Quorum
short (30 min avg), critical, funny
* Battlestar Galactica Podcast
official commentary track by show creator Ron D Moore (40+ min)

as far as the math i'll try to phrase this so it won't be spoilery for anybody not up to date on their BSG. 13 = colony no. / 3 = model no. / 5 = final models. i was confused for a sec too until i realized what the 3 represented. so it's not an equation of any sort.

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, did that bombdog sketch contain a Morrissey quote?

PalmerEldritch said...

well, a The Smiths reference anyhow.

/sweet and tender hooligan

t-dot kim said...

"Alpert is Locke's father" ?

I don't think so. I think that A Coop is John's dad. He stole his kidney. He needed a match for his blood--not saying that ppl outside of their own families can't have the same blood type, but... I'm convinced they're father/son.

Monday sucks.

that's what she said...

andrew -

thanks! they're downloading already.

I was kidding about the math part. i know it wasn't an equation, but it almost came across as one, throwing around that many numbers in one sentence. I just don't follow BSG like I do Lost, so I really had to think back to the prior seasons to remember all of the pertinent info.

thanks!

Chris JC said...

Palmer - not that I'm aware of. Do you mean a "panic on the streets of London" type reference?

t-dot kim said...

PS...Dharmalars, love the new shirts.

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, if it's actually a reference and not just a coincidence or a reference to an even earlier work, the bombdog sketch's
"'cause they were old and they would've died anyway" may be adapted from "'cause she was old and she would've died anyway" from Sweet and Tender Hooligan.

but i'm going off of memory here.

with or without that reference, that was an enjoyable bit of comedy.

PalmerEldritch said...

oh, and kim, glad to see you made it off of Canada's quarantined train. :)

PalmerEldritch said...

ladies and gentleman, i present Dr. Richard Alpert

vewy intewesting.

elias said...

The Transmission blew my mind with this theory - Widmore was the leader of The Others before Ben: "Everything you have was stolen from me".

BTW - I was not stabbed on Oxford St. this evening

MB said...

The dogbombing made me think (perhaps oddly now that I think of it) of some other animal humor I had previously only had fleeting knowledge of but last week re-discovered and have been laughing since - anyone ever watch CREATURE COMFORTS when it was on (didn't even realize it was a regular series - albeit cancelled)

I had seen the original Oscar winning animated short a long time ago (originally released 1989 I think). These are also, the people behind Wallace and Grommitt

memphish said...

Elias, I'm leaning in the direction that Widmore ordered the Purge. Anyone else who wants to weigh in can check out the latest polls on my blog.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

methinks a Widmore funded DHARMA wrested control of The Island from the "Hostiles." then Sweet Ricky Eyeliner and the Hostiles fought back, eventually recruiting Ben who helped them take out the DI in The Purge. this was Ben "taking" the Island from Widmore.

and the Hostiles had been around since at least the 1950s doing their thing. recruiting kids and living forever and whatnot.

Stephanie said...

Elias, why did you say you weren't stabbed? That scares me. What if we find out you're fine now but last week you were stabbed on Oxford St? Why are Londoners so stabby? They need guns.

PalmerEldritch said...

i'd like to go on record as promoting a Non-Stabbing Agenda with regards to Elias.

/say no to stabbing elias

Jon from NKY said...

Dammit. A new Dhamalars shirt.

I'm running out of funny places to take pictures of me in my swag.

Jon from NKY said...

Elias. I'm on board with the nonstabbed version of you. With the lack of quality concealable handguns where you are, just buy a pit bull.

elias said...

Kablamo!

Somebody got killed shortly after I got on a tube at Oxford Circus.

As for returning to the scene tomorrow morning - you'll just have to pray for Elias.

PalmerEldritch said...

holy crap. killed?! jeez. that's gunna make the commute awkward for the next couple of weeks. :\

PalmerEldritch said...

"Somebody got killed shortly after I got on a tube at Oxford Circus."

well, don't do it again!



jon, i think pitbulls have been banned in the UK. under the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991. no. really. perhaps because they're.... BOMBDOGS?!

Chris JC said...

"Sinn Féin is a legitimate political party! Your tone is antagonistic and you're making me very angry!"

FutureAlly said...

glad to hear that you're ok, elias.

good luck tomorrow when you pass by there again.

elias said...

I always liked Jaques 'Jaques' Liverot - permanent commentator.

What's Chris Morris up to these days?

Chris JC said...

Last I heard was when he stopped being in the IT Crowd to apparently try to get a second series of Nathan Barley sorted out, but then that seems to have made way for some kind of satirical look at suicide bombers according to most articles I've encountered.

Thank God it's Satire-Day!

MB said...

(...wind blowing...)


quiet

memphish said...

Gladiators MB -- Gladiators.

Holli