Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Dharmalars: SOS-316

When Craig stopped doing the "Make Your Own Kind of Music with Scott and Steve" podcast three years ago, I was pretty disappointed. Three weeks had past and I had come up with an idea to gather some other Lost podcasters and die hard "MYOKOM" fans to send some audio files and do a show. Armed Ryan's laptop and my friend Ben, we started to record reviews based on the episodes that Craig missed in hopes that he would return.

The idea worked! Craig returned with Ryan Howard and made the announcement that the Dharmalars would continue on his feed. I remember listening to that show and thinking, What? I had fun doing the show, so I figured that it couldn't hurt doing a show. I mean, i was already talking about Lost with Ben, i might as well record it. People seemed to enjoy it, so the show went on.

After three years of doing the show, I just could not go on. I have been struggling all season to keep up with the show. It takes a lot of time out of my already busy schedule and of all the things in my life going on right now, this, unfortunately is the most expendable. I love this show to death. Just talking about canceling it makes me upset.

I love the show with all my heart and I have had a blast over the last three years editing and posting it. I just wanted to let everyone know that I will continue to check emails, post on scottandsteve.blogspot.com and check the myspace page. I highly encourage everyone to check out The Transmission, The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack and especially The Lost Initiative with Kim and Aimee. I hope that Jimmy continues the Lost Score. He is a major part of the dharmalars and my favorite.

It is hard to say goodbye, but i hope that i see you in line for the Lost Panel at this year's comic con!

Ralph-
http://casinoskunk.blogspot.com/

187 comments:

Stephanie said...

It's a sad day for the Lost community.

memphish said...

It's even raining here in sympathy. Big fat Dharmalar rain tears.

Holli

elias said...

I dance on your grave, Dharmalars podcast!

PalmerEldritch said...

i'm not gunna lie. this sucks. i'm pretty sad to see the Dharmalars go.

but i get where Ralph is coming from. it's no good to be going full speed without a break (work, family, etc). everybody needs time when they can just decompress and relax. without that, you just get more and more stressed out.

whenever you need to shoot the shit about LOST, Ace of Cakes, Green Lantern Corp, or anything else, we're here for you. same goes for America's Favorite Johnson, Ben.

also, Ryan needs a facebook account. c'mon!

Stephanie said...

And I just ordered a Dharmalars t-shirt too.

t-dot kim said...

Ummmm...what?

Alirio said...

Sad to see my favourite Podcast go.

Looking forward to seeing you guys at comic con.

Le sniff...

Tha Kid said...

Have people actually started getting comic con tickets?

Jimmy said...

Yeah, it's true. I'm kind of digesting it all. Thanks for al the supporting words and all...

JonFromNKY said...

Disappointing.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Dang Ralph. Really sucks man.

t-dot kim said...

Total sidenote: We're recording now on ustream.tv

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-lost-initiative

Herlihy said...

Bad times indeed. :'(

Ralph- said...

there will be one more episode that will update you on everything that is going on. i think that the "Knee Jerks" will continue in one form or another. those take like 15 minutes from the time i hit record til the time it is on youtube.

I am going to comic con, ben was talking about maybe not going the whole weekend. but i WILL be wearing my Dharmalars shirt at the panel!

The dharmalarmy is still strong and who knows, the show may return in the future. it is just a tough time right now.

Stephanie said...

I can not get to the TLI live show on ustream via my iPod. Help, Alirio!

Herlihy said...

Well that recording of TLI went by pretty quick.

Alirio said...

Steph: I too am unable to find the show with that app. I guess they only allow access I certain shows??? Sucks.

Stephanie said...

Son of a bitch!

t-dot kim said...

Sorry folks...the ustream thing isn't working properly w/o my webcam

One day we'll figure it out

memphish said...

One suggestion Ralph. We are going to have hiatus from hell once again. Maybe you guys could do a few Dharmalars covering episodes you haven't discussed when we're all starving for LOST content.

Holli

James said...

Well, I'm still planning on putting shows and such out. Not sure what happened to the girls show just now? Crappy day all round, really.

James said...

Oh yes, and I too am still planning the Comic Con in a few months!

James said...

Oh, sorry Kim. Sucks!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Figures. The one day I remember to go watch them record, they aren't there. Whatever! I really didn't want to watch that much anyways! :P

Jordan from the 206 said...

Glad to hear you're still going to put out shows Jimmy!

Colleen said...

Rest in peace...like John Locke.

Holder said...

Damn...it was good while it lasted.

JonFromNKY said...

Very disappointing.

Stephanie said...

Ok, who's going to step up.

Mr. Bill said...

I'm starting to understand how everyone felt when the scott and steve podcast stopped.

I unfortunately was too late to hear those but the Lars was the 2nd Lost podcast I ever heard. I really feel like I'm at summer camp it is the last day and I have to tell all my new friends good bye. :(

Keep in touch Ralph,Ben,& Ryan we all will miss the "irony" LOL you bring to the Lost world.

Here is one for my dead homies

/Pours some McCutcheon whiskey on the ground

Scott said...

Ralph, Ben, and Producer Ryan... You will be missed. I love your guys sense of humor. Your take on a lost podcast was great. I never missed an episode. I liked the little "podcast rivalry" you guys seemed to be starting up with Jay and Jack too.

Hopefully I get to hear from you guys sometime soon.
I know what you do is something that must take a lot of time out of your lives. Good luck to you guys.
Looking forward to the final episode.

- Scott

Mr. Bill said...

Who is going to break the news to Dre from LA?

Ralph- said...

Dre knows.

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph, just in case i'm going again, get comic-con off from work so you can enjoy it instead of having to do all that buying stuff.

also, on a non-ralph related note, i'm about to watch bruce campbell's new movie, "My Name is Bruce" tonight. whatever happened with the blogspot's AUTOGRAPHED "If Chins Could Kill?" did Alirio sell it on e-bay and retire?

Ralph- said...

i will be at comic con. i probably wont be able to avoid work, but if i dont do a show, then i will have more time to hang out and enjoy lost day and burger day!!

JonFromNKY said...

Does this mean The Green Shirt Podcast is over too?

Alirio said...

Palmer, where do you think I got the money for all my recent basement renovations???

In all seriousness, I've been holding on to the book in hopes of finishing it.

I'd be more than happy to let it go and pass it on to anyone who'd like to have it for a little while, maybe somewhere over the pond???

Jordan from the 206 said...

Speaking of the chin. Has anybody seen "My Name is Bruce" yet? I have yet to, but I found it on the magic box.

Ralph- said...

Cue the Music is the only podcast i am doing. And you know how the schedule's been for that.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Geez. Just read P's post. That's what I get for only reading the last couple posts. lol.

Ralph- said...

i need to do a setup....

Mr. Bill said...

KABLAMO! :(

Ralph- said...

perfect. now everything is back to normal!

andrew. said...

- well this is a bummer. Thanks for the memories Dharmadudes. I do hope everybody continues to stick around the blogspot.

- Kim sent me to The New York Times website for Oscar Pool fun (
Thanks Kim). I started a MYOKMwSAS group to compare ballots. If you'd like to join, just send me e-mail at andrew720*gmail.com

- new episode of Battlestar Galactica was a major letdown after the last 3 weeks, but still looking forward to the rest of the season.

Stephanie said...

I say we all put our support behind Behind the Cutting Edge.

JoeSC said...

Don't sweat it Ralph. It was fun while it lasted, and we really appreciate everything you guys did to augment the Lost Experience!

I must say, I will miss the reference references... they always seemed to make me feel smarter than everyone else around me!

Hopefully you'll find time to resurrect the show during the hiatus between Seasons 5 and 6!

Kim and Aimee... you've got a big void to fill, so it's time to step up and let your geek flags fly!!! We'll support you 1000%

Cheers all and here's to life!

JonFromNKY said...

Very VERY disappointing!

t-dot kim said...

"Kim and Aimee... you've got a big void to fill, so it's time to step up and let your geek flags fly!!!"

Hahahaha...don't expect much to change on TLI's end. But thanks!

PalmerEldritch said...

reading the beginning of that quote, i was expecting kim to say twss

JoeSC said...

I should have set it up better by saying a big "hole" to fill instead!

Just another missed opportunity...

Chris JC said...

DHARMALOVE!

Take it easy, kids.

Though, this does mean that people will now NEVER hear my Karaoke version of Total Eclipse of the Heart with extra bass guitar.

I did the Oscar Pool, played it pretty safe. I wish they didn't but up their own picks as pretty much everything I had already decided to vote for was "Bagger's Pick", with a couple of exceptions (for example, Herlihy and I both favoured Frank Langella over Mickey Rourke). The "Bagger Picks" came in handy on the last two that I had no knowledge of, though, so fair enough.

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Sonny said...

yours was the only show i looked forward to hearing every week you and ben were perfect, best podcast ever, its a sad day, going to cry now.

KWhit51 said...

Dharmalars was the best podcast ever. Watching Lost wont be the same.

Johnno69 said...

"For the record the 5 stages of loss are :

Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Kung Fu
Acceptance."

Chris JC said...

I prefer the ten step approach

Denial
Hesitation
Anger
Recrimination
Mellowing
Acquiescence
Limbo-dancing
Acceptance
Relapse
Space

Admittedly, my steps are a bit weird, but they DO end with a trip to space, and nobody else is offering you that!

andrew. said...

- my new theory is that Jacob is actually 2 leprechauns, one standing on the other's shoulders while they wear an oversized trenchcoat.

- i need sleep really badly.

PalmerEldritch said...

jacob is master blaster?

alex said...

"I don’t see it as a TV show…how about a movie?" Sorry to see you go Dharmalars

Teej said...

As my second favourite Manc said, "heaven knows i'm miserable now..."

Ralph- said...

Hey gang, i am thinking that after Ryan posts an official end of the show show, i will post a special "dharmalars tribute slash best moments thingie". it will take a few weeks to listen to all the shows, but i think it will be fun.

Chris JC said...

w00t!

skjelbek said...

Dharmalars was definetly the best Lost podcast out there. You'll be deeply missed.

From Magnus in Norway

Chris JC said...

On a lighter note, I know why Sayid was on a flight to Guam. He was being extradited to the lesser known Guamtanamo Bay.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Last call to anyone who wants to join the Oscar pool. Both Kim and Andrew set ones up on the ny times site. There seems to be more peeps in TDot's group. So I'll link to that one. And for the people in Andrew's group, I think you can simply join the other group and not have to re-do your picks.

Trevor McFur said...

Sorry to hear this, Ralph, but it's completely understandable. I'll look forward to hearing you on the J&J Marathon Cast.

And Chris isn't the only one who made a karaoke that's now doomed to die in obscurity...

I joined Kim's pool (looks like I'm too late for Andrew's). Lots of consistency among the major categories.

JoeSC said...

I don't need to move on to the "acceptance" stage... I'd prefer to stay in the "kung-fu" stage forever!

JoeSC said...

Great to hear about the "Best-Of" show Ralph... Let us know if you want us to send you some suggestions!

Ralph- said...

KABLAMO!

I am looking at 3 Days, 4 Hours and 38 minutes of show to listen to. be patient i will get this thing rolling!

andrew. said...

- only fitting that Ralph nails the Kablamos

- sorry for the competing Oscar Pool group, I just wasn't sure if Kim had a group set up. I'll be sure to let you guys know how awesomely the MYOKMwSAS crew crushes the Scott And Steve Blogspot crew. Ram Jam!

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm in both, so who do I root for?

I'll be keeping an eye on both groups as collective whole. And will report the overall final rankings once all is said and done. Elias kicked everyone's butts last year. But he didn't join up to defend his crown. So we will have a new champion. Next time we need to put down some $ to make things interesting. lol.

Mr. Bill said...

Hey!

I just want to try to get everyone that posts here and all the lurkers to call the Dharmaline 206.203.0952 and say goodbye.

I don't know why but I never called their show until now, but I think it was important for me to call and Tell them goodbye.

Let's blow up the Dharmaline!!!

Just an idea...

PalmerEldritch said...

sean penn? sean penn?! wtf?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Fuck Sean Penn! What a fucking sham!!!!! Bull fucking shit!!!

Gotta love trendy liberal agendas.

Sorry. But it's true.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I don't give a shit if you are gay or want to be gay. But that in itself does not make Sean Penn better than Mickey Rourke.

BULL FUCKING SHIT.

Sean Penn. Burn in hell you overacting cunt bucket.

t-dot kim said...

WTF?!?!?! Sean Penn? are you serious?@@Y$@)$(#@UH B!#$LKNG HQ:$KT JQ)(H$ RBLQJK#H%B A n

Ralph- said...

yawn

Trevor McFur said...

Sean Penn's not gay. :)

Jordan from the 206 said...

He might as well be.

Alirio said...

I loved Sean Penn in Shanghai Surprise...

t-dot kim said...

i'm not one to bitch about awards shows--but I've never been so angry about a win before. I think Mickey Rourke should have won. The rest of the categories I couldn't give a rat's ass

Trevor McFur said...

The guy that played Jeff Spicoli can't be all bad.

Mr. Bill said...

Yeah, I was rooting for Mickey too.

Trevor McFur said...

Slumdog cleaned house. Was it perfect for the night (besides losing to itself in Best Song)?

Trevor McFur said...

I haven't seen either movie yet, but I can guarantee that Mickey's speech would have been a lot more fun.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Forget the fact that I really disliked Milk. And that I thought Sean Penn was hammy and sucked in it. He basically was 5 degrees off of his perfomance in I am Sam. Yeah, gay dude isn't that much diff from a retard, right? But forget that. Sean Penn was in NO WAY better than Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. I HATE the hollywood liberal elite. "Yay. We're so accepting of gays. Look at us!" Bite me Sean Penn. Not only were you not the better man in the race, you suck as an actor, period. I hate you, and I hate every movie you are ever in. Burn. In. Hell. You. Overacting. Cocksucker.

Okay, I'm done.

t-dot kim said...

...but how do you really feel, Jordan?

t-dot kim said...

LOL...We get it, Sean Penn you hate--not the gays in hollywood :P hahahaha.

I agree in that category. I wanted sooooo much for Rourke to win. Dang it!

So who won the Oscar Pool?

Oh it was ME! WOO HOO!

Trevor McFur said...

I think that your irrational dislike of Sean Penn is preventing you appreciating his performance.

Trevor McFur said...

I was really hoping that someone in our group would beat the NYT Bagger.

t-dot kim said...

No...he beat everyone in our group. Stupid insider man.

Mr. Bill said...

Hey Jordan,
Don't hold back so much, how do you really feel about Sean Penn. :D

Good job Tdot on the pool, I messed up by not voting in 4 categories. Doh!

Jordan from the 206 said...

You might be right Trevor. But I still do not think that Sean Penn was that great. Mickey Rourke gave a performance for the ages in my opinion. Sean Penn made faces and voices and giggled and cried. That is bullshit. "But it was playing a gay man fighting for gay rights so it makes it better!!!"

Bite me acadmemy. And anybody who thinks Sean Penn is any good.

Seriously. Watch Milk, and then go and watch I am Sam. Not that different of a performance. Quite frankly, if I were a gay person, I'd find that offensive.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah, and the dude who won Original Screenplay for Milk, that was bullshit too. FUCK MILK. THAT MOVIE SUCKED ASS!! (PUN INTENDED)

t-dot kim said...

I would re-act the same way if Anne Hathaway won for Rachel Getting Married, now THAT movie SUCKED ASS!

PalmerEldritch said...

i'm left making the conclusion that Sean Penn won on the merits of Harvey Milk the man and not on his own acting skills. i haven't seen Milk but i've never been impressed with Sean Penn and was blown away by Rourke's performance in The Wrestler.

also, Sean Penn is, historically, a huge douche.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Right on Palmer. Totally agree.

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Jordan from the 206 said...

Final Blogspot Oscar Standings (Which don't actually count in my opinon, because the whole Sean Penn bullshit thing invalidates everything in my book):

1: TDot Kim (17)
2: Jordan from the 206 (sorry, I win the tie-breaker cuz I'm typing this) (15)
3: Trevor McFur (15)
4: Palmer (15)
5: ChrisJC (14)
6: Alirio (14)
7: Mr. Bill (13)
8: Holder (13)
9: Stephanie (12)
10: Andrew (8)
11: Herlihy (8)

andrew. said...

- Ha ha, i got crushed. It wouldn't be the Oscars otherwise.

- i wanted Mickey Rourke to win. I thought it was an amazing performance and definitely this year's best. I think Mickey Rourke is a huge asshole in real life. But I was also really impressed with Sean Penn's performance, and that's as someone who thinks that he's usually overrated and showy, and that his Oscar-winning performance in Mystic River is terrible. I never subjected myself to I Am Sam, so i can't judge how similar the roles are.

- I am a huge Danny Boyle fan, so i'm very happy with his success, but Slumdog Millionaire is not the movie I want him to win with.

- I'm annoyed that Benjamin Button one for both make-up & visual effects. I hated that movie on many levels but I was willing to give it credit in the technical areas. I just think that they should have picked a category for the de-aging process. Was it a visual effect or digital make-up? I suspect that the Oscar folks got tired of picking winners from whatever big monster movie came out, and they felt like they had already give Guillermo Del Toro the make-up award for Pan's Labrynth, but Hellboy's make-up was really incredible.

andrew. said...

woah. i can't believe i typed one instead of won. i'm pleading exhaustion.

Terry_O_Locke said...

Wow this is bad. Dharmalars were the best. I was like why won't their show for 316 show up!!! Now I'm in tears....no really but this sucks. I knew something was up since they were only doing like 35 min episodes once a week and there was nothing from like August of last year to January, but life is more important than podcasting.

I don't have an episode for TLI on 316 yet either. I thought you all recorded on Thursdays? Why no show yet.

Ben Ralph and Ryan will be sorely missed...

Mr. Bill said...

I was trying earlier to find the old Scott and steve podcasts in the forums and all the links seem to be dead.
Does anyone have the actual files they would be willing to upload to yousendit.com or something like that?

email me at behindthecuttingedge@gmail.com
if you need to.

Scott said...

of the five movies up for best picture... I do think Slumdog was the best, so I am happy for them. Although, I honestly think Wall-E was my favorite and the the best movie of the year. Dark Knight should have been nominated too.

I watched Frost/Nixon yesterday, and thought that Frank Langella was amazing as Nixon. I agree that Mickey Rourke should have won though. He did have the best performance of the year. I think Kate Winslets win was deserving, she was great in the Reader.

andrew. said...

- Why wasn't Kimberly Joseph up for an Academy Award for her KFC commercials?!!!

Sean Penn is a cunt and a douche wrapped in a bitch said...

If she was, Walt should've been for his Tyson Chicken commercial.

Chris JC said...

Pun intended? Those crazy gay guys and their ass sucking.

I am appalled that the song from Wall-E didn't win because the Academy were being so trendy about cosying up to Indians instead of going down the more traditional route of robots.

The three movies nominated for make up were Button, The Dark Knight and Hellboy II - deciding to be canny I went for Button but in reality, regardless how you feel about the film, the Hellboy movie's make up is amazing. Well designed, well realised and flawlessly applied. Despite that I was never under the illusion it would win as, despite my sarcastic comments at the start of this post, films rarely just win on the merit they were nominated for. Button is a long, worthy film and Hellboy II is a silly kickabout sequel with Luke Goss. Also, do you tend to find that when make up is really outlandish people tend to assume that it's actually the work of the special effects department?

Blake said...

Aw, damn. You guys were the best. I guess The Dharmalars was a sacrifice Ralph's life demanded. Cue Giacchino's "Life and Death".

Herlihy said...

Frank Langella should have won best actor. He was well good in Frost/Nixon.

Sean Penn annoys me for numerous reasons, therefore he shouldn't have won.

Chris JC said...

I note that both of us liberal benders voted for Langella in the pool. Intiguing, eh?

Herlihy said...

Yeah. I thought Frost/Nixon was amazing, if anything though, I thought that Michael Sheen should have been nominated for Best Actor.

I didn't like Sean Penn at all. I don't like him in any of his films, he's a massively egotistical twat. I knew that he was going to win, everybody thought that Rourke was going to win, which made it certain he wasn't going to. But then add ontop that Penn was playing a minority that suffered loads and blah blah blah. stop moaning and whining, we've been accepted. we can vote, we can get on the same bus as regular folk, what more do these people want...

Herlihy said...

ramble ramble ramble

PalmerEldritch said...

good morning, blogspotica!

almost another LOSTnesday. good stuff.


my favorite Frank Langella movie? "10.5 Apocalypse" with Dean Cain!

t-dot kim said...

Terry O Locke - I don't have an episode for TLI on 316 yet either. I thought you all recorded on Thursdays? Why no show yet.

Read the last sentence of your previous paragraph for the answer..."life is more important than podcasting"

That applies this week, dude.

Chris JC said...

Best of luck to all our podcasting friends. LOST or otherwise.

Oh, by the way - Mr Bill, BTCE was fully entertaining, but I can't find that "Collateral Damage" one on iTunes or Talkshoe :(

Terry_O_Locke said...

Jay and Jack must have a lot of free time

Chris JC said...

Or maybe they weren't recently in a car crash?

Stephanie said...

-Somehow I ended up registering for Andrew's Oscar Ballot page and couldn't add mine to Kim's. NYTimes site sucks.
-I get confused when making Oscar picks between who I want to win and who I think will win. For that reason, making picks aren't that important to me.
-Hugh Jackman did a good job even though he wasn't funny. I guess if they intended the show to be funny they would have chosen a comedian. Next year, I vote for Will Smith. "Boom Goes the Dynamite"
-Favorite dresses-Jennifer Anniston and Tina Fey.
-Funniest joke- Jack Black betting his DreamWorks paycheck on Pyxar.
-Best Acceptance Speech- Dustin Lance Black- Why couldn't his screenplay be as inspiring as his speech?
-Biggest disappointment- Of course it was those commie homo-loving sons of gun giving the award to the wrong actor.
-I can see why Kim didn't like Rachel Getting Married. I loved it. At the point during one of Rachel and Kym's many fights when she let it slip she was pregnant, the look on Kym's face. Wow! I thought Give that Oscar to Ann Hathaway right now!
-"Thank you academy. Thank you animation. Domo arigato, Mr Roboto."

Mr. Bill said...

Thanks Chris This should work for collateral damage. It was really crazy.

Terry_O_Locke said...

car crash??

Ohhh right Aimee...sorry forgot about that. I wasn't mad or anything just asking if they did a show this week. I hope she's ok.

Mr. Bill said...

Just in case any of you guys and gals listen to our BTCE podcast here it is MP3

We really aren't that bad. By that I mean it will not make your nose or ears bleed.

memphish said...

Actually the music at the end of BTCE might make your ears bleed. But if you want to laugh at people making fun of Kate, always good fun in my book, BTCE is definitely for you.

Holli

Jimmy said...

Good morning all...

Well, that Oscar show certainly riled a lot of you, didn't it? I'm pretty much fine with all the choices... I feel it was arguably the least important Oscar night in history...I am imagining the ratings to be somewhat down. Hugh Jackman did a good job...but I only got parts of it anyway. "Top Chef" was far more fun.

Stephanie said...

Speaking of good tv, if you haven't watched Conan's final show, you should do so. You can find it on hulu. Hilarious.

Stephanie said...

-I forgot. My ringtone won best song.

Mr. Bill said...

I really liked the segment with Seth Rogen.

Terry_O_Locke said...

Conan O'brien's final show...I have been a big fan of Late night since about 2000 and I saw more than half of his episodes since then (not even close to most) but anyway the best skit he ever did that I saw was the old fashioned baseball thing and I never forgot it. Then when he started doing the best clips of the show every night for the last 2 weeks it was killing me that he didn't show it. So on the final episode I had absolutely no hope that he would show it. Turns out it was his favorite clip. When he started explaining it "A few years ago we went out to Long Island for an old fashioned baseball...." I went berserk. It was the most exciting thing that happened to me this year. I love that show and Jimmy Fallon is terrible. He is the guy that ruined being a Red Sox fan. Conan I hope your format doesn't change for the Tonight show fatcats.

Sean Penn is a douche said...

Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto guy was awesome. I totally would do that if I didn't speak much English.

And how famouse does the Boom Goes the Dynamite kid feel now? Yeah, yeah. He's had his bumbling video watching millions upon millions of times, and has numerous Sportscenter and play by player announcers quote him. But Will Smith on the Oscars? Damn.

Herlihy, Liked your thoughts on Sean Penn. Well said.

Sorry for my rants on Penn and the academy last night. As they were just slightly alcohol-fueled. But I still stand by them. It's not just that I think Sean Penn sucks. He just simply was not the better man. And yes, he won because of the character he played, not his performance. And that is lame.

Terry O'Locke, First of all welcome to the blog. But just one brief word to the wise. Before Ralph quit the dharmalars, the big topic on the board was about podcasting fatigue. I think Kim said, "sometimes I wish I didn't do a podcast". I think the editing is quite the chore sometimes. So it's prob not the coolest thing to annoy with "where isn't the podcast up yet?" comments. Just a thought.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh, prob should change the screen name. lol.

Next will be this avatar. Cuz I can't be staring at baconators anymore. It's bad for my health.

Jordan from the 206 said...

where = why.

Jimmy said...

Yes the fatigue can be very hard to deal with. I think you have to strike a happy balance. Yes...it is fair to say that listeners should realize that an unpaid, free, voluntary service doesn't warrant criticism when it is a day or so late. At the same time, when you have literally thousands of listeners who love your show and look forward to it weekly, you should be aware that people truly do miss it, want it etc, and it's not unreasonable for them to be disappointed when it doesn't show up. Or worse, when it is suddenly yanked!

Like I said, it's balance.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yes. Balance is the key to the universe. Or am I thinking about the Force?

Chris JC said...

You're thinking of the Cosmic Key from the Masters of the Universe movie featuring Oscar hopeful Frank Langella as Skeletor.

The movie that proves once and for all that the universe is in the lydian mode.

Jimmy said...

Well it's certainly not my Checking account balance, I know that for sure....

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PalmerEldritch said...

oh! so, i watched the new Bruce Campbell movie.

it's no Army of Darkness but it's pretty funny. very silly, stupid humor. like Ash versus the little Ashes or the "modern day" segments from Hercules and Xena.

enjoyable though. looked like he was having a blast making it.

Herlihy said...

So apparently, parents have been complaining about a children's tv presenter who has the disability of being born without a right forearm for the reason of, and get this, scaring the children.

The BBC have had to make a statement and everything.

I'm utterly appalled.

PalmerEldritch said...

that guy clearly should spontaneously grow that missing forearm or look for a new job!!!

any links to that article, herlihy?

i remember hearing about a boston newscaster having to apologize for scaring people after he grew a goatee and mustache.

Herlihy said...

Oh.Sorry.

Report of stupidity

Statement about report of stupidity

Some people absolutely beggar belief.

t-dot kim said...

Terry O Locke: Nah, we didn't think you were mad. Aimee and I are going to do a podcast this week. It's just that EVERY TIME we got together to record the cosmos weren't in our favour. Video wasn't working, lost audio, the list goes on. And with no Dharmalars this week or possibly ever again...No pressure, right? (I think it's The Island telling us that we shouldn't do a show this week, hummmm)

I have yet to watch the final episode of Conan. I've recorded it, but still haven't had time to watch. Sad to say, I've been catching up on Supernatural...tee hee hee. What?? It's a guilty pleasure. Steph I owe you big time for introducing me to the show. For about 3 episodes I was all about Sam, but my heart belongs with Dean.

Who else is into the Oscar fashions? (Geeeez, I'm such a girl today) Natalie Portman, Alicia Keys, Taraji Henson, Viola Davis, and Penelope Cruz were all highlights. WORST - Sophia Loren, yikes!

PalmerEldritch said...

thanks but you didnt mention that it'd have a picture of the woman. now poor blogspotters might have nightmares! ;)

nah. she's definitely not scary looking. if they really want to scare kids, they should add a steam powered bionic arm covered in blades and the blood of the innocent.

good on the Beeb for sticking by their presenter unlike PBS' situation with Melanie Martinez.

someone post some youtube links of those fake PSAs. i prolly shouldn't while at work.

Stephanie said...

You Brits, going over-board with your politically correctness.

Kim, Alicia Key's hair was obviously a wig. I don't recall her dress. Natalie Portman needs to eat something. I was suprised with how young Viola Davis is having never saw her in anything else before.
Speaking of guilty pleasures, Kim, I'm watching Buffy at the moment. Can't really recommend it though. I hear it gets better.

Holder said...

I know I'm gonna come off totally Milky here, but does anyone watch American Idol? How did Anoop not make it? Michael Sarver is not top 12 material. And I totally feel for the guy, I do, but if they shove Danny Gokey's sad story down our throats anymore, I might have to stop watching.

And to keep it relevant, still bummed about the Dharmalars. Also, it seemed like they did end up scaling back the focus on Giacchino.

The Dharmalars said...

Kim,

it's the first time I could ever have remembered Sophia Loren looking bad! Yes, she's 77...has been amazing practically forever, but I was just glad I didn't see it in 1080p !

Stephanie said...

Holder, I agree with you about AI. I believe someone told me Anoop still has a chance with The Wild Card.

James said...

That was Jimmy by the way, was signed in as the Dharmalars.

Holder...your not the only one bummed about the Dharmalars!

memphish said...

A guy on Jay and Jack is recycling Ralph's ancient theory that the prop guy for the show is Jacob.

Holli

Ralph- said...

welcome to the party pal

Jordan from the 206 said...

Jimmy, I saw her in 1080i. YIKES! Yeah, I agree. She is old, but has always looked good for her age. She looked hideous!!!

Holder, I shamefully admit to watching AI. Anoop was better than Sarver. But Ricky was better than both, and he didn't make it either. Sarver made it because he appeals to middle America and gets the country vote. I really don't like the format this year. Really stacks things overly for the people who were featured and pimped by AI during the audition and hollywood rounds.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh, and Steph is dead right on something she said IMO. I'll just leave it at that.

Chris JC said...

British political correctness?

Jordan from the 206 said...

No. Anoop still having a chance at the wild card round. He's a lock.

mb said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

I return from 3 days of bedrest and fever (no joke) and WHOA!! Talk about being out of the loop!

Damn, I am truly going to miss you guys every week.
But as disappointed as I am there is absolutely no way in hell I could blame you for stopping (especially after taking a week off myself). It's a lot more work than you imagine when you get the genuinely exciting idea in your head to do a podcast.
I will look forward to the tribute show when it arrives.

RE: the BBC presenter - GOOD ON the beeb for standing by her. I'm pretty sure it's not preschoolers who are having issues with her. I notice the quotes from parents talk of their CONCERN that the woman's image MAY give children nightmares. Any ACTUAL problems/reports of fright? If there are then I stand corrected.

Trevor McFur said...

Did anyone besides me think that Ben Stiller was hilarious? He was spot-on, and, especially considering that the guy just won an Oscar 2 or 3 years ago, so much meaner than I thought they'd let him be.

Mr. Bill said...

On AI, it does suck that his wife died but something like Danny Gokey's sad story played out in the recent Skins tv show. Did anyone see that one?

Herlihy said...

The episode of Skins where Freddi'es sister Karen uses her mother's death as a sob story so she can get sympathy votes on that well known reality TV sho Search For A Sexxbomb?

Mr. Bill said...

That is it exactly! I don't really think that "Danny" is doing that but that is definitely how the AI producers are hypeing it up.

memphish said...

The New Yorker is reporting that DarkUFO is reporting that ABC is reporting that there will be no new episode on March 11. Which is so good for me as I will be on Spring Break.

Holli

memphish said...

Sorry New York Magazine which is not The New Yorker.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

ok... looking for Mr Bill's LOST podcast...

PalmerEldritch said...

couldnt find a subscribe link to post here. but itunes is downloading the heck out of it. woo-hoo!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Note to all. Do not try to domesticate a chimpanzee. Not worth it. YIKES!

Mr. Bill said...

Thanks Palmer, here is the itunes link.

andrew. said...

- Jordan - are you trying to domesticate a chimpanzee or were you refering to this or this?

- all caught up on Big Love. Another great HBO show. I was pretty sure i'd like it but always felt too far behind. Spoiler Alert: Ginnifer Goodwin bleaching her hair blonde was just as heartbreaking as when Laura Prepon did it.

Holder said...

As far as Lost's prop guy being Jacob...there was a commentary in the season 3 dvd, or maybe it was on the Official Lost Podcast, where D and C flat out said that the prop guy was acting as Jacob. So yeah, that's who it is.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yes Andrew. Was referencing the crazy chimp eat ate his owner/lover's face off. Yeesh.

Holder said...

I read an interesting point somewhere about how Lapidus gave us some useless information about himself...his middle initial, J. I wonder why...I'm sure he isn't Jacob, but why would they give us that info?

Mr. Bill said...

I'm glad you said that Holder, on my re watch of that episode Lapidis announced his name and when said "Sit back, relax..." I instantly thought of the Jay and Jack podcast.

I know...it sounds stupid but with the middle initial J, or even more stupid Jay...I'm just sayin... :D

Holder said...

Speaking of Jay and Jack, Jay has been throwing out "thats what she said" like it's nobody's business. What's the deal? That's TLI's...it just doesn't feel right when Jay does it.

t-dot kim said...

Agreed!

Terry_O_Locke said...

So what happens to Jimmy? I love the soundtracks on this show.

Stephanie said...

Holder, Jay's girlfriend is a big TWSSer.

Chris JC said...

TWSSing: Everyone's doing it. Everyone's doing it all the time, too much and so frequently that it's getting to be beyond pleasurable and actually getting to be a bit painful.

Mr. Bill said...

Enter Mister Obvious, the Hero of our tale.

Hello Chris, That is what she said.

The whole room gasps and the Wilhelm scream is heard in the distance.

Chris JC said...

It was too good to resist.

memphish said...

Happy Mardi Gras! Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we wear ashes. (Well I don't because my religion doesn't do that, but I'm willing to drink tonight as if it does.)

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...


Jorge Garcia's blog
has a cool picture of the Hawking-Cave.

Redrabbitblue said...

THANKS BEN and RALPH!
I now can put on a yellow shirt and feel comfortable:)

Chris JC said...

That ThEmIsFiTiShErE blog I mentioned the other day posted that same picture to the usual comment cries of "Photoshop!". even going as far as to explaining how "The Misfit" could have made it more realistic looking.

It truly is hilarious watching people not quite getting that site.

Ralph- said...

The funny thing is that Michael Scott was using That's What She Said as if it were still a relevant joke, but the irony (?) is that he made it relevant again and by doing so it is starting to become unhip to say it again. Where does that leave Michael Scott?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Haha. Exactly Ralph. I was gonna say the same thing. TWSS came back into common usage because The Office used it as a joke. In that Michael Scott said it way too much. Life immitating art in this case. lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

sup, blogspotica?

memphish said...

Rock Riddle is probably starting to get angry, much like many anonymous posters.

Holli

Chris JC said...

Aye... it's time to admit that we need our first post-Dharmalars thread. :(

PalmerEldritch said...

holy crap! tomorrow is LOSTnesday! everybody freak out!!!!!!


/riot

Chris JC said...

I'm particularly looking forward to this one. Trying not to big it up too much.

That said, I've heard people saying that 316 was the weakest of the season so far, yet I thought it was by far the best. I guess we all want different stuff from out LOST

Jacki said...

Totally bummed about this. Hopefully you guys will be back again sometime sooner than you expect.