Tuesday, May 13, 2008

TLI: Something Nice Back Home & Cabin Fever

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We're back! K & A of TLI discuss "Something Nice Back Home" the Jack-centric episode, and "Cabin Fever" the Locke-centric episode.

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118 comments:

Chris JC said...

YES!

A delectably delightful double-whammy!

I need something (nice back home) to distract me from the news aftermath of Elias's uncontrollable killing urge.

Chris JC said...

John + Locke = Jocke

He only wants to be a sports jock because he, like us, shares a love for juvenile portmanteau words.

Thanks, LOST!

(Thost)

memphish said...

Has Richard Alpert been in England handing out knives? Or is it Widmore's doing? Travel safely Elias. Offer them TLI if you have to.

Holli

memphish said...

Does Jim Halpert want to jump off a bridge?

Holli

Jon from NKY said...

It was a McStabbing. Did they get fries with that?

...that's cold. I apologize.

Stephanie said...

I think Sawyer was alive when Kate and Jack left. That doesn't mean he's still safe. Something could happen to him after the 6 are rescued. I think the 6 get off the island, Locke moves the island, Jack has a hard time getting back to the island post-Through the Looking Glass. Jack will have to join forces with Ben to find his way back. This will be season 5. Season 6 is Jack rescuing Jin, Sawyer, Rose and Bernard.

Redrabbitblue said...

"Season 6 is Jack rescuing Jin, Sawyer, Rose and Bernard."

From the Cookie Monster Smokie Lost his job after not killing more of Keamie's men.

Wesh said...

Yay! It's here! Perfect timing, was just about to go for a run.
Thanks Kim & Aimee. (Thakaimee?)

Trevor McFur said...

My presumption has always been that this season would end with the O6 leaving the island, and the future O6 returning to the island. Not sure if there's enough time to setup a return this season. So we all know that the O6 will return at some point ... if next season is the O6 getting the band back together and searching for the island, I wonder if that means that all of the focus will be off-island, or if we'll still be checking in on those who are left on the island. And when current time meets flash-forward time, will we still get FBs and FFs?

Redrabbitblue said...

I like that set up I think We will always stay with all the Groups On/Off Island. ( At Least I hope a whole Season of are they dead or alive on the island would drive me nuts). That last part made my head hurt. After further thought all I could add is LOST would blow my mind if they got rid of F.F.'s and F.B.'s!

memphish said...

I still feel like we've got some room in Season 5 for how the O6 decides to go back to the Island -- some post Through the Looking Glass/Pre-Return off Island Flashes. And in the meantime we could get story on Island about the "they" in Abaddon's question "are they still alive." I want to see what happens to Locke, Sawyer, Claire, Bernard, Juliet, etc. in the 3 or so years Jack and crew are living la vida loco and I want more than 3 hours to see that in.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

YAY! New TLI!!!

Thanks T-Dot Kim! Thanks Oklaimee currently in Little Rock!

Trevor McFur said...

Yeah, I think so too Holli. I don't think that we'll see any more FFs showing how they O6 are dealing with life 'off the island' anymore, though; I think that future O6 episodes (either as FFs or in 'present' time) will in some way have them working to get back to the island (even if it's just Jack trying to convince Kate, etc).

Herlihy said...

I seem to think that Daniel, Charlotte and Miles will end up staying on the island with the rest of the 815ers. that would at least make the on island stuff more interesting.. that's if we get to see some on island stuff, although i can't really see Lost having no island action.

MB said...

Anyone who wants a very quick and GENERAL layout of the next 3 seasons can scroll down to the most recent post on the SPLOG sometime in the next hour (b4 I post more stuff) - I re-posted something short that Damon and Carlton said awhile back.

FYI: I posted twice and left a lot of head room on the post so the previous posts should be off-screen if you scroll all the way down.

Redrabbitblue said...

That MB He's kinda SITH like, always trying to get you to take a glimpse at the Dark side. It starts small "Lay out of the next three seasons" Next thing you know Transcripts of the Finale:( All in fun MB:)
Oooo look a handyDanddy Link to the SPLOG..Very scary stuff that dark side Stay "STRONG" My new up in coming anti Splog Web Site..Too Be cont...Probly Not.

MB said...

w00t! Thanks Aimberly!

RE: the time shift going to/from the island. I think it must vary right? Maybe it varies depending on where you enter/exit the island from? I think Ben and Ralph talked about this (or maybe I'm getting my podcasts confused):
When Daniel's rocket shot over to the island it was delayed by 31 mins, which would put the island in the past (relative to the freighter), however when the doctor drifted from the freighter to the island, he showed up on the beach BEFORE he left the freighter, which would put the island in the future, and when Sayid, Desmond and Frank flew back to the Freighter there was a delay of like half a day (I think?), which also puts the island in the future (and the freighter in the past), right?

resting brain for a moment.

Ralph- said...

Talkin’ it up On the Scott and Steve Blogspot Talkin’ ‘bout chest hair Talkin’ ‘bout crazy cool medallions!!!

I think that Claire and Jack will find out about their relationship. otherwise there is no point in making them siblings to begin with.

MB said...

click that link RRB...and you will become more powerful that you can possibly imagine...

(cue John Williams)

;)

Redrabbitblue said...

MB I've wanted to go to the dark side so meny Frickin Times I can't count them the SPLOG is my HERION in a Mary Statue Of Coarse! I Must Stay Strong!!!
What "You say Claire is Alive and Living on the island with all the other's, Ben is God, Jack is the Devil,Kate is EVE from "adam and eve" The 4 toed staue is really Homer Simpson/Ithought that was a joke? No it wasn't a Smokie monster just the Surgeon General's Warning x2 Wehhh..now I can take the next 2 years off of LOST thanks SPLOG and MAC for the stuff MB did not tell me in the SPLOG!

Robert said...

Great podcast, girls. Aimee should really enjoy OKC. I went to undergrad in Oklahoma and most of my family lives in the Greater Tulsa area. I even got a mention for an e-mail I sent to TLI, but my explanation for my reviews of the last 2 episodes was on this blog, not in the e-mail. I feel like a celebrity being mentioned on the show, albeit briefly. :) I do think we can do better than "Oklaimee," however.

Robert

MB said...

"the last thing we saw was Christian holding the babyshe follows him...and then, what...he just says 'I'mo put this right here'..."

lmao!

Wesh said...

KABLAMO?

For me the fuzzy look Claire gave us at the end of the latest episode, was basicly the writers leaving storylines open, cause they're not quite sure where to go from there. Or they have a few storylines in the oven, and that smirk she made is open for interpretation enough to go with all storylines :)
Anyways, I think I'm gonna skip the next episode and leave it for the small hiatus. I don't think I'd else be able to wait for what's next.
Right now I'm chilling. There wasn't really a crazy crazy cliffhanger.

FutureAlly said...

OMG MB, I was laughing at that too.

TLI is the Children of Men of podcasts. It's taking me forever to listen to it! People keep interrupting me. I may need to re-listen to it again later if people will let me.

BTW, I have yet to receive the book. I don't even remember who's supposed to get it after me I know in podcast time it was mentioned about 3 minutes ago, but in real life it's been about 2 hours. LOL.

t-dot kim said...

I can't explain why--but I just have a feeling that Sawyer is dead.

Trevor McFur said...

I think that there's lots of different time streams around the island. And maybe they're shifting too, so if you go through one time you mnight wind up in the future, another time you might wind up in the past. Or like Desmond, maybe you can't escape at all. The bearing that they keep using is the most predictable and stable, so really it's the only reliably safe way to get on and off.

memphish said...

There's no way in a million years they'll kill Sawyer with more than about 20 minutes left in the series.

Holli

master blaster said...

"It's all about the Dickings"

t-dot kim said...

I really don't get the time shifting thing either--I think it all depends on where you come from to get onto the island.

Jordan from the 206 said...

new tli! yay! now i have something to listen to on the tube on the way to work!

Stephanie said...

Sawyer is the Tim Riggins of the show. That's why Sawyer won't be killed off. Gratuitous!

MB said...

RE: Abadon (sp?) - I was thinking after his encouragement of John, it could definitely be that he is working for Widmore and thinks that somehow, getting John Locke on that island will topple Ben from power and create an opening for Widmore (ultimately using Keamy & co.) to re-take the island.
But what if he does have a different agenda? What if Hurley misinterpreted his question of "Are they alive" as being menacing, when he was really trying to just nudge Hurley into going back, like Charlie was doing? I don't know, it doesn't make total sense, but it seems like the kind of twist that TPTB might make - turning our expectations of a character on their head like they've done with other characters.

memphish said...

Great link Stephanie!

I LOVE the call in TLI from Kyle.

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

Looks like the island has been trying to get John pretty much his entire life, but John kept resisting. Could Ben, who's a few years younger than John (and also the premature son of a woman named Emily), be the island's second choice? And now that John's here, he's being brushed to the wayside?

FutureAlly said...

I'm still trying to listen to TLI. The same thing happened to me with the last episode of Dharmalars. Why won't people leave me alone when I'm ignoring them!

Stephanie said...

Question about Mario Kart: does the character choice make a difference just as Kart choice?

FutureAlly said...

Kyle is my favorite caller! He's hilarious!

"I like Aimee's voice, it really gets me going..."

MB said...

Excellent callers this episode - lol

FutureAlly said...

Almost makes me wanna call, but I don't have anything nearly as entertaining to say.

Jon from NKY said...

I have to agree. Kyle was one of the funniest frickin' callers to any podcast that I hav ever heard. He makes me proud to be a Kentuckian.

(cue the banjo)

MB said...

Bunch'o'stuff over at ye ole SPLOG shoppe

played catch-up and put stuff on there from days ago - sorry for the delay - but there's a couple of nice pieces of info :)

MB said...

alright - I can't resist...


KABLAMMO



(sigh) hadn't done that in awhile :)

FutureAlly said...

that's what he said.

Herlihy said...

argh

someone just told me they don't like lost.

argh. pigs are flying. the sky's falling.

what do i do? hide under a table? fingers in ears?

MB said...

I hear you Herlihy - I too encounter these strange folk once in awhile.

I....I don't know what to say to them - it makes no sense to me

/"Darlin', I am tied to a tree in the jungle of mystery." (Sawyer - "Confidence Man" - 2004)

Stephanie said...

Clearly, they are insane. You should call the paddy wagon.
Good song choice, David Archuleta.

Herlihy said...

Shotgun?

I think that might be a viable answer.

Also, I changed my hair colour. I'm well black now. I'm a proper emo me.

FutureAlly said...

Again, we're gonna need a new picture to reflect the new you.


i'm not too happy with those people that refuse to watch Lost because it's too much to think about. That's the point! It's supposed to make you think!

I have a few co-workers who randomly ask me what's going on with Lost and they don't even watch it! And then on top of that, they expect me to have ALL the answers, like this afternoon I was telling someone about the people that get off the island, she immediately follows up with, well what happens with the people that are left behind? I'm like, how should I know?

AAAAHHHH!!! the world would be a better place if we all watched Lost. It could unite us all.

FutureAlly said...

i think that's been my longest rant.

jordan and andrew can't be beat in that dept.

Herlihy said...

I was on a band's forum, Hadouken! if you must know and yes, they were named after the move in Street Fighter 2, and someone was like "i found out very early on that they were never gonna get off the island". i almost exploded in pain. Then i had a massive rant that almost made the vein in my forehead burst, it was bad times.

If i show you a new picture, will you look at my blog? (god how bloody cheeky does that sound?) I'm trying to get comments on the writing so i can hone my craft. Deal?

Argh, unstraightened hair AND messy room fail!

Cheeky blog plug!

Oh, i'm also reviewing Death Cab For Cutie's new album this weekend... having listened for the first time today... i can tell it's not going to be fun. ;__;

ps. Sorry for hijacking.

Alirio said...

Great show ladies!

Keep it up!

(that's what SHE said!!!)

PalmerEldritch said...

after a redonkulously busy day, finally, i can listen to a bit of TLI.

my 1 hour and sixteen minutes of zen. thanks, ladies! :)

PalmerEldritch said...

p.s. why aren't we talking about AMERICAN F'ING GLADIATORS?!?!

bad.ass!

and Crush wrestling the Radioactive Ukranian? worth a mention.

WOLF!!!!

Redrabbitblue said...

And thank you for using GOOGLE The Worlds First Choice In Internet Exploration!

gillian said...

Um...there's nowhere for me to put this in the forums, and I didn't feel like putting it under the BSG thread, but...

OMG I PASSED MY SCIENCE COURSE! I'm not science-y in any way possible, and I failed the course last year, but I fucking passed it this time, so yay me!

Chris JC said...

Stephanie, re: Mario Kart Wii - yes, the character selection counts. The heavier characters have bad acceleration but, conversely, usually have a very good top speed once they are up there, and are less likely to be barged off track, yet fare less well in jumps etc.

Have a confusing list which explains in greater depth.

Redrabbitblue said...

Congrats Gillian!!

memphish said...

I'll talk Gladiators Palmer. I loved Rocket Ball and would really like to get a shot at playing it. Vertigo was completely lame and unfair to the contestants. Kiddo and I are working to restructure that event. Either give the contestant a head start or better yet, let the contestants race head to head.

Kiddo was super excited to see Rocket catch the guy on the wall. But the bad news is I doubt that Gladiator will be used on any other event. Unlike Jet who got quite the workout.

Finally, the Eliminator was brutal. When the substitute constestant bashed the equivalent of balls first into the end of the pipe -- yeowch! And thank goodness for editing -- 6 minutes trying to get up the travelator. And finally the 1 legged guy. I didn't know whether to cry, cheer, or look away. It's "nice" they let him try, but sheesh, the wall and the ropes. It felt a little like watching a train wreck.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLY!!!!

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PalmerEldritch said...

holli, i think that they get five points if they make it to the "scoring zone" which i assume is half way across. but, yeah, that Gladiator looked like she had some experience on Vertigo while the contestants had no idea what to do.

yeah, the eliminator was a bit of a trainwreck with the one legged guy. but it was pretty cool that he could compete in most of the events.

man, oh man. jet is freakishly ripped but not so huge as to be frightening. and phoenix rose from the ashes or some such. hilarious!

crush and wolf continue to be awesome as always. titan looked like he dropped a few pounds to be a little more agile or something.

for some reason, Wolf reminds me of Mikhail...

Crush and Wolf are LOST's Adam and Eve?

Jon from NKY said...

Yes, Happy Birthday Ally

K
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Stephanie said...

Ally, is it your birthday? Myspace didn't alert me of this fact. It did however let me know Kimberley's birthday is tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Ally!

PalmerEldritch said...

just spent about a hundred dollars on Dharmalars and TLI swag. and a mug from my buddy's now defunct web comic.

Stephanie said...

This is old but hilarious and almost gratuitous.

memphish said...

Happy Birthday Ally!!!!

Holli

memphish said...

Great clip Steph! I'd never seen that.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Thanks for the wishes!

I'm ready to get my party on! Nothing like free lunch because it's your birthday. I'll be enjoying such free lunch later.

FutureAlly said...

Birthday KABLAMO!

Redrabbitblue said...

Happy Day of you birth on the planet earth:)

FutureAlly said...

Speaking of planet earth (or the solar system in general)...

Has anyone seen those clips of Bai Ling making a fool of herself talking about how she's been on the mood for a couple of months?

I saw this last night and thought was hilarious.

"I don't name-drop"

Stephanie said...

Listening to Jay and Jack. My mind is blown. Physically moving the island would explain the drug plane and polar bears. But what about the food drops? How would Dharma know where the island is located?

memphish said...

I'm trying not to think about all that stuff too much Steph. I'm willing to accept however they want to accomplish it. There's a Popular Mechanics article herethat has been making the rounds about the feasibility of moving the Island.

Holli

Stephanie said...

I think she's just messing with the paparazzi.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Happy Bday Ally!

Congrats to Andrew for whooping everybody in our group in the bigger dance, winning by 44 pts. Jessica Alba, my butt.

I'll talk AG too! I love this show! Jet fits right in as a glad. But Rocket looks like he's participating in bring your daughter to work day. I wonder if they will have him do anything besides the wall? You can see what experience with these events is doing for the glads from last year. Just look Venom, the blonde chick. She is 10 times better than she was last year and makes Jet look like the rookie she is. Phoenix killed on that vertigo game. Kinda boring, but hopefully it's more entertaining when it's a better race. Looks like they have more new glads to unveil as the season goes on. What's with the dude in the cage they showed at the beginning? The one legged guy was inspirational, but at the same time such a publicity stunt by NBC. He had no shot at all. Still though, big props to that guy. If I were to ever lose a leg, I doubt I'd ever leave the house. Oh yeah, and I really want to play rocketball.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh yeah. And palmer. If you need anymore of a gladiator fix. You can dl both the new Australian and UK gladiator shows through the magic box. ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

we'll have to find the Gladiator web sites for the Aussies and the United Kingdomites.

FutureAlly said...

Thanks, Jordan.

Congrats Andrew! I'm sure your family's proud.

:D

PalmerEldritch said...

ok...

Australian Female Gladiators, Australian Male Gladiators, Male UK Gladiators, and Female UK Gladiators.

best gladiator name ever? Australia's BIONICA!!!

no word on if her last name is Jones. :)

PalmerEldritch said...

wait. look what i found.

here's hoping it doesn't suck!

American Gladiator Name Generator!

PalmerEldritch said...

And if you could pick your Gladiator name, what would it be?

memphish said...

We play the pick your own Gladiator name almost every week.

My generated name is Frolick. With a K. I'm having to stop my mind from going there.

For my handpicked name I'd go with something like Sting or Thorn. You know something to evoke the little prickly things on Holly.

Holli

Redrabbitblue said...

Winston WhipAss

Redrabbitblue said...

or Orchid it can sound tough!

Stephanie said...

Spank.

PalmerEldritch said...

i get Nitro as my Gladiator name.

but my blogspot name gets... prepare to be blown away RELISH.

yes, Relish.

not sure if it's a noun or a verb. but either way its pretty awful.

Trevor McFur said...

My gladiator name is Vanquish. Not bad.

Happy Birthday Ally!!!

PalmerEldritch said...

dude! that is a badass name.

Trevor McFur said...

So I leant my sister S1 of Lost. She had it sitting there for a few weeks, then her and my b-in-law started watching it maybe a week ago ... and now they're hooked! They went through the entire season in one week, and have S2 on order from Netflix. It's so hard not to say anything. My sister was like, "Rose keeps talking about 'other survivors'. I bet that something's gonna come from that." And she asked me, "Did you know that Hurley was on the TV in that Jin episode?" Hopefully they can get caught up soon so I don't have to worry about spilling the beans.

FutureAlly said...

Why is it that on your birthday people always call to torture you with singing? I appreciate the fact that they care enough to sing, but I sit here in awkward silence while they do it. LOL.


-Tricksie

Trevor McFur said...

Palmer, checking out your new avatar, is 'Sweet Relish' a better gladiator name than 'Relish' alone?

Ralph- said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

FutureAlly said...

I know what you mean Trev. I always feel like I'm gonna accidentally say Boone dies when they're just getting started on season 1. LOL.

I got an iTunes giftcard for my birthday and I'm thinking about spending it on some Giacchino.

I have enough for S1 & S2 score or S3 score. Any ideas as to which one I should get?

I'll also be getting Roar!

PalmerEldritch said...

seasons 1 and 2 are pretty fantastic music. you can't go wrong there.

season three and the season three finale had fantastic music too though... hmmm...

Ralph- said...

my Gladiator name has been "Torrential Rain" for about 5 years now. Yes. 5 years!

I have stuck with it for some time. I think that it is hard core!!

PalmerEldritch said...

sensors detect massive cuteness!

the girlfriend just sent me this link.

awww!!!

Jordan from the 206 said...

I got the oddest gladiator name from that generator. COLONEL MUSTARD. Huh?

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph-, was that cuz Typhoon and Hurricane were already taken? or were those 80s wrestlers? either way, it involves spandex.

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PalmerEldritch said...

jordan, we can team up. Mustard and Relish.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Exactly what I was thinking.

Redrabbitblue said...

Jorge doesn't even have to hold the baby his goodness surrounds it:) You need to get a Ketchup on board or it ain't proper

Redrabbitblue said...

I was going to post a new thread under general and noticed a new option my first poll(not really I've met meny).

FutureAlly said...

Mustard is kind of an odd name, at least you're a colonel, it commands a little more respect.

Ralph- said...

i sat their with my friend Jeff and consciously decided to choose a gladiator name. I decided to go the Precipitation Route. I dont know why, but i have stuck to that name for a really long time. Here are some other gladiators that take on the names of Forces of Nature... Storm, Ice, Sunny, Blaze, Thunder, Cyclone, Sky and coming this season Hurricane!

and here is a tidbit about the GOD OF THUNDER being a gladiator in season 6 of the original series...

Thor (Michael O'Hearn): never competed on TV, better known as Michael O'Dell on Battle Dome. Now known as Titan, O'Hearn appeared again as a Gladiator for the 2008 revival, the only Gladiator to be on both the original live touring shows and revival.

PalmerEldritch said...

speaking of Michael O'Hearn, the baby on the right looks like he might be related to Titan!

Ralph- said...

My Generated Gladiator Name is SCALPEL!!

PalmerEldritch said...

kablamo!

MB said...

Spoiler podcast-a-comin folks...

sincerely,

AMBUSH

PalmerEldritch said...

scalpel is pretty frickin' cool. if you become a gladiator and Torrential Rain and Chance of Snow are taken, go with Scalpel.

FutureAlly said...

That picture of Jorge is adorable :)


Thanks for the help, Palmer. I'm still debating about which one to get. Whichever I don't get now, I'll get eventually. Decisions decisions...

Ralph- said...

yeah. that is a pretty solid gladiator name. i wonder if my last name has anything to do with it?

Ralph- said...

Ally, Get Season 1 and 2, then get season 3 next time!

By the way, when i purchased ROAR! it was $1.99, now it is $0.99... so get that one too!

FutureAlly said...

Yeah I noticed it went down in price.

Thanks Ralph!
Thalph!

andrew. said...

- Happily Birthdate Ally! You're on duty in the Birthday Hatch. Kim (for whom i originally made the graphic) will relieve you shortly. Then you can take the Apollo ferry to the Hydra station for cake and ice cream.

- my gladiator name = Boomshalak!
Do they still have the event where they shoot tennis balls out of a gun turret? that would be my specialty.

- Ralph: What do you know about Thor (http://thorcentral.com/) The legendary rock warrior? I know a mindbending number of people that own this record.

- I didn't believe you guys when you told me I won the Bigger Dance, but when my mom called to congratulate me I wept misogynistic tears of victory. Then i took ate a cookie and took a nap

-srsly i just bought a big chocolate chip cookie and it's kind of the best thing ever.

- I almost called TLI last week out of pity, but thankfully a lot of other listeners took up the slack.

andrew. said...

- To whomever from the blogspot put me onto the Bugle podcast. thanks. it's one of the best things ever. (right up there with the giant chocolate chip cookie)

Trevor McFur said...

Sounds like you guys got the Gladiator name generator mixed up with the condiment name generator.

Vanquish

aka

Ketchup

FutureAlly said...

Thanks Andrew. That's awesome.

Thandrew. Thawesome.