Monday, June 01, 2009

How was your weekend?

Thought we needed a new thread for our ramblings...

126 comments:

Stephanie said...

Well, I worked 12 hour both days. When I got home each night, Morgan and I stayed up late watching Buffy season 7.

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to hear what everyone else did. It has to be more interesting.

morgan said...

I did nothing but watch 1/2 of the first season of The West Wing. Completely uninteresting...

Stephanie said...

I thought The West Wing was fascinating but untimely to watch after the Bush administration. On one hand I loved it. On the other, it drove me nuts.

JamieB_UK said...

I, like pretty much everyone else in the UK, spent the weekend out enjoying the sun and getting pissed. Good times!

PalmerEldritch said...

margaritas. lots of margaritas.

also, helped put a new pool liner in the pool. so, that should pay off in spades.

and... birthday party for a friend with buffalo chicken dip for chips. fantastic!

PalmerEldritch said...

what did JJ Abrams do with his weekend?

clicketh here for the answer

PalmerEldritch said...

oh. and let me know if that clip is US only or some such. if so, i can try to find one that isn't.

KABLAMO!

Teej said...

I had a lovely time, thanks for asking. no really, god bless yer.

memphish said...

Hubby was on call, so Kiddo and I laid low given that summer decided to rear it's head in full 90+ degree force. We did go to a neighborhood picnic Saturday night and watched Nature's Most Amazing Events. Last night we had dinner at the in-laws as we do most Sundays.

Holli

memphish said...

Most phallic candy of the day. Clearer pictureHolli

Stephanie said...

If not, maybe the Brits can see this.

Pushing Daisies was on Sat night. The general television viewing audience are idiots for not watching this amazing show.
David Arquette fits so well. Words I never thought I'd say about anything.

Jordan said...

Love the explosion walk away vid. Is there a more cliche bad ass move in movie history? Hi-larious.

I watched the final Pushing Daisies eps a while ago. When I, er, uh, visited a country where they played early. :P It's funny. I am not all that torn up about the show going. However, when I do actually watch it I'm reminded how creative and original and fun it was, and do realize it will be missed. I'm going to miss Olive's singing scenes a lot. Those were always great.

mb said...

'sup blogspot

Went to the beach, or rather I should say the Coast (since we ended up not setting foot on the actual sand of the beach) this weekend. Oregon's main Aquarium in in Newport and the Deuce hadn't been - good fun.

I'm way interested in the Prisoner in November. Will wait anxiously - hope it doesn't suck.

I basically agree with what's been said about how different Lost is now. It is definitely not giving much time as it previously did to character development. We no longer really have entire episodes mostly dedicated to exploring one aspect of a character, or a small piece of a character's backstory. While I and pretty certain that they always intended to tell a story with fairly sci-fi heavy elements, as well as the big design of having time-travel + Jacob/Darkman in the plot, I definitely don't think that the original concept was to do so at the storytelling pace that they are moving at now. They are going quite fast, and simply don't have time for developing the characters in ways that don't advance the big plot, and this is probably my only major complaint about the show now - I wish they would have just planned on doing one or two more seasons. I don't think it would have had to be "tap dancing" as Cuselof have described it, and I think the character arcs that they HAVE included (O6, Sawyer & Co in Dharma) would have felt less rushed and more natural. Their argument of course (and they'd be right as well) would probably be that people would be bitching for answers quicker - and no doubt some would have.

That said - the bottom line for me is that, despite my wish for another season or two of Lost, the shortcomings of Season 5 have not really diminished my enjoyment of the show. I guess I just accept that this is what the show is now and go with it to a large degree. Plus, I have SO enjoyed the reveals they have made this season, that all the stuff I just mentioned ends up being kind of trivial for me.

When I think about how I feel after watching each episode, I still sit there for a few minutes after the final THUD and just process - every time. That is the measure to me that this show is still engaging me as much as it has from day one.


Wow - I spewed more than I expected (That's what I said - in college many a Saturday night) - ;) not really. Good to know there's a 4096 or so limit - thanks Jordan.

Hey that's 16³! It's all about the numbers people ;)

t-dot kim said...

I went to the Blue Jays game on Saturday--belated bday present from my friend. Total surprise, and they beat Boston too! Double bonus. There were quite a few Boston fans throughout the stadium, and I'm not embarrassed to say I got drunk and yell at a few of them. Good times.

Got through the first season of Breaking Bad, and up to ep 4 of season 2. So far, excellent. I'm looking to finish season 2 of Mad Men too. Then...

LOST!

P.S. Anyone hear about that Air France plane that went "missing". It took off from Brazil, and was supposed to land in Paris this morning. They LOST radio contact 3 hours into the flight. LOST.

t-dot kim said...

...Kablammo!

Jordan said...

Red Sox fans deserve to be yelled at by drunks. Something called karma.

Giancarlo said...

I saw the entire first season of true blood on demand,and i think its really awesome and i dont really care for vampires; cant wait for season 2. Went to this club in dallas thats called :purgatory, was really kool.
how crazy is that plane that got lost?? :0

mb said...

Yeah - does not sound good for that plane. Sarkozy is telling the families that chances of finding survivors is slim.


sad

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

The not knowing for sure has to be horrible for those family members.

andrew. said...

- i just watched all of Party Down. Why didn't anybody tell me it was on On-Demand? Good show. As a TV dork i think they should have done more with the Veronica Mars reunion.

- On total, I really liked Season 5 of LOST. I had problems with it (Rousseau's story, most of the finale) but I liked what they did with the time travel, and the Locke reveal was pretty cool... we still love you LOST!

- i'm hoping the Air France 228 are cooler celebrities than the Oceanic 6.

memphish said...

I finished watching Party Down today as well. Really funny. I wish it wasn't over for the season. I never watched Veronica Mars (too old), but I thought Kristen Bell did a great job.

Holli

Mir said...

no comment re Desmond being on 24? I actually liked his character and thought they left it open for him to come back.

memphish said...

I didn't see that season of 24 Mir. I saw S1 and 5/6ths of S2 which I didn't finish because I just didn't care about any of them. We also watched about 5-6 episodes of S6 and gave up and this year I watched all but the last 2 hours and don't feel I'm missing out.

I think 24 proves Cuse's point that he's always making about characters. 24 does a terrible job of character development in terms of making you like anyone. They make me dislike enough people that I like when they die (Jon Voight), but by the end of a season I always end up feeling like there's no real danger to Jack or Kim and the rest of them can die and it will be perfectly fine with me. I'm not invested in any of them and haven't been since S1 when they actually did make me care.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

mir, dez was pretty good on 24. german spy or something? and his girlfriend was cool too.

mb said...

I remember Cusik (Desmond) on 24 - he was good. I don't remember him having a very big part.
I think it would indeed be cool if they used him again. Might bring some life back to the show. I say this not having watched S.7 yet - so I may be ill-informed.

mb said...

I do have to agree with you Holli. I was trying (not very hard - lol) to think of why the show stopped being entertaining to me to a large degree. And I think that you nailed it. I feel like the writers have been so wrapped up in giving Jack and the show a hard-ass tone, and trying to find plotlines that would make the audience gasp the most, that I no longer liked any of the characters and consequently didn't care what happened to them.

Last year's "Redemption" special was the first time in a long time that I started caring about the characters onscreen again, but as I said - I've not watched S.7 (except for episode 1 and 2 I think)

Kelly Jo said...

I finished reading "The Confederacy of Dunces" it was pretty enjoyable.

Stephanie said...

Speaking of books- Holli, can you recommend a Stephen King book for Morgan? I can't let her brain rot this summer.

memphish said...

Stephen King? Whew I never would have read him at Morgan's age. I'm not sure I can recommend a King book because bad things happen to young girls in them. Has she read Coraline by Neil Gaiman? That might mix the fantastical and somewhat creepy in a way that she would like. And while Princess Diaries may not be Morgan's thing Meg Cabot is a good author and she's also got a series called the Mediator series that involves ghosts. Sounds a little Twilight-ish, but it might do. A quick search also turned up the Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The first is called Among the Hidden.

Holli

andrew. said...

- Stephen King can feature a raunchy sex scene or two in his books and always lots of colorful language. I think the first book of his that i read was Pet Cemetary. Firestarter might be fun in a Heroes-ripped-it-off kind of way.

Jordan said...

Glad you guys watched Party Down. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the second season. But I read that the entire cast was only signed to one year deals. So who all returns is totally up in the air. Jane Lynch jumped early for Glee and was replaced by Stifler's mom for the last couple eps. I hope the rest of the cast returns, as I thought they had good chemistry.

Herlihy said...

Is there anything that Heroes haven't ripped off though? I've heard it's going all Carnivalé in Volume 5.

Mir said...
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Mir said...

Shit. I almost spoiled parts of season 2 and 3 of 24.

Seasons 2 and 3 of 24 were fire. You should watch them. I don't think anything could top Season 1, (maybe cause the show was new then) but seasons 2 and 3 were close. I think cause of the original cast (Tony Almeda, Kim, etc.)

I am really bad with names, but Jack had some cool partners. I think even season 4 was good.

The season before this one I think was the worst with this season being the 2nd worst.

Herlihy said...

I really don't get the appeal of 24 at all.

Mir said...

I guess it's not for everyone. It's just a good tv show like Lost.

There are many shows people watch or watched I don't get the appeal of:
The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, My Name is Earl, CSI anything, Deal or No Deal, Home Improvement, Arrested Development, The Hills, Real World anything, Road Rules anything, I could go on.

While I don't watch American Idol, Survivor, or Dancing with the Stars, at least I can understand how it could be appealing to someone.

Jordan said...

Spencer from The Hills aka "the biggest douche bag alive" aka "I want to punch him in the face" on the stupid show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here":

"This cast is devaluing our fame!"

And no I didn't watch it. Just read the quote on a blog and wanted you all to suffer along. :P

Chris JC said...

I enjoyed 24 back when there were some shades of grey (or gray, if you prefer) to the characters but after the first couple of years it seems to have been a treatise on how much more effective anti-terrorism work would be if the government would just let them torture people, dammit.

Wasn't Cusick's appearance pre-Desmond? I think it may have been. Hey - if the actor gets the boot over the currently alleged sexual harrassment then that character could well be back.

memphish said...

Steph another book Morgan might like is Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Found it via Twitter from Mythbusters' Adam and his 10 year old son.

Holli

Stephanie said...

The problem is she doesn't like anything childish. We'll try Gaiman. What about HP Lovecraft?

memphish said...

I think these Gaiman books may have enough of the supernatural, eerie stuff to be un-childish. I've never read any Lovecraft. The thing I worry about with adult Sci Fi though is the possibly inappropriate sexual content. I know Stranger In a Strange Land by Heinlein contained tons of that.

Is there anything in all the Joss-verse you've both been hanging in about his early influences? That might be a route to try.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Neil Gaiman's American Gods is one of my all time favourite books. Although it has a few unfriendly elements for the younglings.

In fact, I'm dangerously considering doing something to do with the representation of religious figures in contemporary fiction, which would focus highly on American Gods, for my dissertation.

I am absolutely dreading having to do my dissertation. :(

Herlihy said...

Literal version of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the HeartI was crying with laughter at this.

Stephanie said...

As was I.

andrew. said...

- Lovecraft definitely doesn't feature any untoward language or sexual references. I like Lovecraft a lot, but most people complain about his clunky writing style, so Morgan may just not like it. Has she read any Edgar Allen Poe besides "The Raven"? An anthology of short stories of his could be great.

Jordan said...

That was pretty funny. My favorite line from that video was, "The gayest man on earth would call this over the top." lol. I don't think I ever realized how ridiculous that Bonnie Tyler video really was. Without making fun, can anybody honestly try and derive a semi-plausible story from that? What the heck was the message or point? Or simply crazy 80's excess?

Stephanie said...

Jordan, she was sexually attracted to underage boys. Duh!

PalmerEldritch said...

BLoGSPOTICA!!


been way too busy today. what's your excuse?

Jordan said...

In the new Wolverine game, one of the trophies you can get is for finding the hatch from Lost hidden in a jungle level. That Lost is everywhere!

andrew. said...

Damnit Mariko RUN!!!!

memphish said...

I took the kid to see Up today. It was wonderful. I cried, I laughed, it was tense and suspenseful, it was exhilarating and uplifting. And Giacchino's music was delightful.

Holli

Chris JC said...

I did a big list of what Stephen King books I thought Morgan might go for (it was a list heavy on the Bachman books), but after a while I realised that even the ones I consider a bit tame are still pretty foul-mouthed and often have a fair bit of sexual content, or even definition (King has a problem describing female characters without calling attention to breasts - check it out, it's true).

So, I decided to delete it all instead.

I stand by my assertion that Carrie is a jolly good read but might be a bit specifically scary for a pre-teen girl.

PalmerEldritch said...

so, UP actually has a plot? the ads for that are really generic.

jordan, the full game any good?



anyone see Conan last night? Eddie Vedder is transmogrifying into Ron Jeremy. at least from the waist up.

Jordan said...

Yeah, it's a lot of fun. It is a bit repetitive. But the action is just so fun and crazy, that it doesn't get too old. Prob would recommend renting it before buying.

Chris JC said...

Speaking of "Richard Bachman", I know that the bbook Rage had been taken out of publication following some school shootings, but I hadno idea that it was going to be a permanent thing.

Luckily I still have it as part of the collected "The Bachman Books" because it's very good.

Giancarlo said...

totally ramdon question: is the office(american version) any good?
never seen it but heard great things so i wonder if i should see it.

memphish said...

Up definitely has a plot. The ads for it have been practically non-existent. It manages to tell both a character and action story all the space of however much time it lasted.

As for The Office (US) most people around here enjoy it though it is inconsistent over the course of the series run. Most people find Season 1 a little rough because it's doing the British Office at that point. Season 2 is most people's favorites. I don't think anyone has abandoned it around here have they? Even when it's not at its best at least it's not According to Jim which finally ends tonight.

Holli

Kelly Jo said...

Giancarlo the US version of The Office is one of my favorite shows. If you decide to try it out at least stick through it until you see the episode The Injury it's comedy gold! Or at least for Creed who is creepier than Jeff from Chuck.

Giancarlo said...

thanks holli! ill def give it a go, i want tio see the british version as well , i really enjoyed extras.

Giancarlo said...

kelly jo, im on my way to rent the first season, thanks for ur advice!

Jordan said...

Giancarlo, Don't expect much from the first season. It's alright. But the show didn't hit it's stride until the 2nd season.

Stephanie said...

over-surprised guy.
It's been in my head all day.

We're back from the library with a book of Poe's poems, The Eyes of the Dragon, and a collection of Miss Marple short stories. I believe they're all pretty child-friendly yet sophisticated. Thanks for the advice, guys.

The pilot of The Office is on tonight. Comedy Gold. Enjoy, Giancarlo. Where are you? Italia?

Giancarlo said...

stephanie: im actually in dallas,lived in lima-peru for 12 years and im from italia-milan. i got quite a mix lol.

andrew. said...

- "Up" was awesome. I liked it better than Wall-E. The animation was amazing. I saw it in 2D and I think that just staging the film for 3D gave a lot of the shots an added sense of depth. The dogs were a stunning marriage of naturalistic and anthropomorphised motion. The story is much heavier than your usual kids' fare, but there are also kinetic, silly moments. Obviously, i'm a big, manly man, so i didn't cry, but i heard about some dude, who looked a lot like me, bawling during parts. Highly recommended.

PalmerEldritch said...

will i like UP if i can't muster enough enthusiasm to see Cars or Wall-E?

and is there a theme song by Randy Newman? cuz if so, i'll avoid it like the plague.

PalmerEldritch said...

did i ask this yesterday?

why was Desmond nekkid after the Hatch implosion? was it because they were using Terminator (aka nekkid flesh) time travel instead of consciousness time travel back then and then they retconned it to consciousness time travel?

badapple said...

Whoah. I'm a total lurker on this board. I never post anything. But I gotta speak up and defend Wall-E. It can't really be put in the same category as Cars, in my opinion. Cars was cute, but very cartoon/Disney. Wall-E was a work of art.

Just my $.02. Give Wall-E a chance, i don't think you'll be sorry.

Oh and then go see Up.
ah... and I like LOST.

andrew. said...

- sorry if it sounded like i was slagging Wall-E completely. I liked it a bunch. The opening 40 minutes of Wall-E is fantastic. I was comparing "Up" favorably and saying that it exceeded the already impressive Wall-E.

- Palmer, you should see Wall-E at some point. You can skip Cars though.

- Desmond was nekkid because he should have totally died in an implosion that he was at the center of but somehow his body rematerialized outside of the station. Ugh. the swan station still doesn't make a lick of sense.

andrew. said...

badapple, you should post more!

badapple said...

Yeah. I don't know why but I have postophobia.

I figure I don't really have anything new to add theory-wise, so why bother?

'Course this board is way more civil and friendly than most.

Herlihy said...

Civil? Friendly? On the internet? This is not right.

ahem.

I hate that kirk. he's so beardy. I also hate that ghostwatch. he can't watch ghosts, they're not real. also, he's far too british for my liking.

Jordan said...

I hate the British.

PalmerEldritch said...

I love lamp.

mb said...

P - do you mean "lamp" as in (glances at urban dictionary):

- To hit someone, especially in the face.

- to "chill"

- An acronym for the free web development software combination of the Linux operating system, Apache web server, MySQL database management system, and PHP/Perl/Python scripting languages.

- Acronym for "long ass meaningless post" in a forum


I'm old - urban dictionary at least helps me look not as much like a slack-jawed dimwit

mb said...

Oh - and Wall-E rocks. Since UP seems to be incurring great reviews across the board and Andrew is saying its better that Wall-E, I guess my ass is in the theater with the Ace soon.

t-dot kim said...

I missed a lot over the past few days. What's up blogspot?

Wall-E was great. When I refer to the movie I can only say Wall-E like Eva does. "Waaaaall-eee". I'm on the fence about seeing Up. I heard it was a good movie, but I think I can wait and see it when all the kiddies are out of the theatres.

Total Eclipse of the Heart. Awesome. That was one of those songs as a kid that I never knew the lyrics to, so we made up our own. It wasn't until 4-5 years ago that I learned she was singing "We're living in a powder keg and giving up sparks". WTF kinda lyrics are those anyway? lol

memphish said...

I agree with Andrew that I'd put Up ahead of Wall-E and I just re-watched Wall-E this past weekend thanks to Netflix Watch Instantly. And I really liked Wall-E except for the green moralizing. Wall-E was better when they omitted the people.

MB, if Ace is in any way, shape or form scared of dogs she should not see Up until she gets past that. My 4-year-old niece is terrified of dogs and I think Up would cement that forever. There's another intense sequence as well, but there seemed to be plenty of youngsters in the theater yesterday and none of them left or interrupted my watching with being scared.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

mb,

I love lamp. I love lamp.

Chris JC said...

Wall-E = fantastic, but it does lose a bit of traction in the Second Bit.

I would genuinely watch that guy soundlessly interact with a deserted planet for the full length of the movie, but it's possible I'm a bit unusual.

I thought Cars was frustratingly lightweight - easily my least favourite Pixar, down there with Ratatouille.

Kim - it's "living in a powder keg and giving OFF sparks" - it's a metaphor for a tempestuous relationship that could blow at any second.

Jim Steinman wins!

mb said...

Ah - Anchorman! Thanks P. :)

Holli - the Ace is definitely not scared of dogs (we have one) - but are we talking demonically possessed canines with eyes aglow, speaking in menacing low growls in scenes with off (or on)-camera dismemberment or something?

memphish said...

MB, there are menacing talking dogs, but they threaten another dog and a bird more than people. Since it's ultimately a Disney movie and the Mouse always wins, it turns out ok pretty fast.

For those who liked how much Wall-E was able to express sans words, there's a similar thing that happens in Up.

Holli

Jordan said...

I'm with Chris. I wasn't a big fan of the second half of Wall-E. It's sad, because I thought the first half was magnificent. But the 2nd half really held back the movie from being iconic in my opinion. Still liked it and thought it was really good. Cars is the only of the Pixar films that I haven't seen. I've heard even bad things about it, and it just doesn't seem all that interesting. Maybe one day.

mb said...

I liked Cars fine. Indeed it's not one of the great ones but I found it entertaining, and having Paul Newman in the mix made it more than just watchable for me.

Kelly Jo said...

Personally I prefer Wall-E over Up but both are really good

Giancarlo said...

i really liked wall-e, i havent seen up yet but ill wait for the dvd. Ratatouille for me was amazing really changed the way i look at rats lol

Chris JC said...

LOST:

I want time to collapse on itself enough for Frank Lapidus to meet Horace Goodspeed, so that was have a Lawnmower Man reunion.

Taken far too long for that to even occur to my brain.

Boo, brain.

memphish said...

Ratatouille was my least favorite Pixar movie, even below Cars. The idea of a rat with a dream never connected with me. I even watched it a second time to see if I'd been too harsh given that we'd seen it under less than ideal conditions, but it still failed to engage me.

I wish Pixar would make an adult animated film all the way. I feel like Wall-E got halfway there, but then turned kids movie in the 2nd half. Cars is a pure kids movie, and for what it is it was enjoyable, but it only goes to that first level, not beyond. Up does a very good job of balancing the adult/kid content but to me it was almost more of an adult movie my kid could watch instead of a kid movie adults wouldn't mind.

I really enjoyed the 3-D of Up and how it wasn't a meatball I had to duck (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs preview), but was used instead to make the animation even more realistic, especially the clouds and to make me feel like I was in the frame, especially the opening sequence. If you can see it in 3-D I say go for it.

Kids movies are this weird genre now where they walk the line between kid entertainment and adult in jokes. And there are movies that manage that balance well, but if they can't do it well I'd rather they make a straight up kids movie instead of including lame adult content. To me Kung Fu Panda was a straight up kids movie that worked well as just that. Madagascar 2 on the other hand tried to walk the line and failed pretty much on both accounts. And how do I know this? Because the kid wanted to buy the Kung Fu Panda DVD and watch it over and over, but not Madagascar 2.

I'm thinking of trying to drive this post to the limit as achieved earlier by Jordan, but no, I've got something more interesting to do.

Holli

Chris JC said...

The Incredibles is pretty adult, as they go. There's some dark stuff in that.

I wanted to like Ratatouille much more because it was Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles and - more impotantly - The Iron Giant.

TIG is one of the few times transplanting a story ("The Iron Man") from UK to US has really worked. Actually, the whole thing has just retained the "boy and robot" basics, had the creepiness and baroque weirdness toned down and been turned into a Cold War/Cuban Missile Crisis story but it still works.

Also - robot has the voice of Vin Diesel before he was particularly famous. Stick it in your queue!

Stephanie said...

I don't like animation. Can't connect or something. I'm sure Wall E is awesome but I couldn't finish it.

Chris JC said...

Watch The Iron Giant - honestly. You'll love it.

mb said...

What if Supernatural was animated Steph? ;)

Stephanie said...

I do love The Iron Giant. And Monsters Inc. Other than that, not much more. I do love Scooby Doo.

Holder said...

I'm about to read something for my english class...I have the choice between Brothers Karamazov (a few chapters, not the whole thing) or Slaughterhouse-Five...suggestions?

memphish said...

I'd definitely take Slaughterhouse 5 over Brothers Karamazov. I've read S5 twice. I read BK as well, but it took me forever. I had to make myself read 1 chapter a day. Aimee liked BK better than I did though.

My big problem with BK was that it took way too many words to tell the story. BK is very character not plot driven and so in my opinion it included giant sections that could have easily been eliminated to tell the same story. I can see the merit in including them in terms of elegant and in depth prose, but it just wasn't my thing.

Our Mutual Friend on the other hand which is equally long was much more enjoyable to read because Dickens had a better balance of plot and characters IMHO.

Holli

memphish said...

Steph,

More reading suggestions for Morgan via Felicia Day:

Just found out David Eddings passed away today. Many thanks to him for being the first fantasy author I loved as a kid :( RIP

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

multiple videos of a dancing jorge garcia.

weird.


what's up, blogspotica?

elias said...

I just realised Jim & Pam are the most smug TV characters ever.

Season 3 BSG - hells yeah!

memphish said...

This is the most brilliant thing I've read about LOST possibly ever.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

...really? really?

perhaps i'm being overly hard on the guy, but he just seems really good at making his theory sound good by using cool terms and linking to wikipedia.

PalmerEldritch said...

without using cool terms and without recapping stuff, he's saying that Jacob let himself die and thinks that that will lead to the "death" of NotJacob and that Aaron and Ji-Yeon will become the new Jacob and NotJacob which are two "lobes" of a "planetary brain."

Jordan said...

Man Elias. Took you long enough. Jim has gotten "slightly" better. But there was a little bit where I could not stand his smugness. Especially when on camera with Pam.

Holder, go with Slaughterhouse 5.

Lost nerds and their theories. SIGH. lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

still, it's not a horrible theory and is much better than the MIRROR MATTER MOON theory. :p

memphish said...

To me that synopsis of what we've spent 5 years watching and have a year to go on makes the most sense of anything I've seen from a big picture standpoint. Having just watched Flashes Before Your Eyes this morning which left me in high "huh?" mode this started to put it all in perspective for me, especially the part about Claire. Also, while involving pseudo-science-y things it didn't make me feel like my lack of a PhD in astrophysics made me unable to watch LOST like many macro-theories do.

Holli

andrew. said...

- That theory isn't bad, but i'm predicting that Lost will throw up its hands and say 'it's magic!' I would like the show to introduce the Valenzetti equation in an episode though.

- "The average movie fan has been quick to embrace the convenience of streaming films from Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon.com. But for discerning cineasts, those libraries are too mainstream, the video quality is shabby, and the director's commentary (a crucial feature on DVDs) is notably absent. Enter TheAuteurs.com, a new Silicon Valley-based site that delivers video-on-demand for film buffs—from obscure international releases to up-and-coming flicks found only on the festival circuit—at $5 a pop. Through an exclusive partnership, Auteurs also provides access to the Criterion Collection's legendary archive of director's cuts and DVD extras."
http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/17-06/pl_screen

- speaking of good movies, i watched "Drag Me To Hell" last night and it was a lot of fun. Schlocky horror like only Raimi could deliver.

PalmerEldritch said...

ah! so, holli, you liked it because it was a well written synopsis with lots of cool terms? i, wrongly, assumed that you were just talking about the theory part of it, which i thought was an OK theory but not a particularly fantastic one.

$5 a pop, andrew.? to rent for a week? a one-time viewing? for all time?

mb said...

Wow - I completely and totally love that theory. And you are right Holli - it makes total sense. I agree that I'm not sure ALL of his dissecting is going to flush out as true - but the idea that the show is ultimately about Jacob and Darkman representing the yin and yang of humanity, and the ultimate question will be how can those historically opposed elements/forces be brought together in order to SAVE humanity definitely makes sense.

So, if it turns out to be true (or even partially), the question is - can Cuselof overcome the inherent simplicity in that overarching plot and avoid the show becoming boring. They haven't let it happen thus far (IMO) so I'm excited about S.6 after reading that.

I have one more thing to say about that theory which I must post over on The Splog

mb said...

shit




belated kablammo :(

Stephanie said...

T Dot Kim, Can you record Friday afternoon?

Holli, have you stuck with SYTYCD? Vegas Week last night and tonight!

I've finished the second watch of Buffy with Morgan. Beginning the simultaneous watch of Firefly and The X Files.

andrew. said...

- PE - i don't know any more details than the Wired blurb provides. I'm guessing it's $5 for a single download with maybe a 48 hour window to watch everything in, like the audio commentaries. It sounded most intriguing to me because of the possibility of watching festival films, instead of having to wait 2 or 3 years for them to hit DVD, if at all.

- Stephanie, have you watched Angel yet?

memphish said...

Stephanie, We have stuck with SYTYCD though it may be Saturday before I can watch tonight's episode. Unless I can get some thunder in the next couple of hours we've got Swim Meet until 10 pm tonight and my mom's having foot surgery tomorrow morning and I'll be spending all day with her. I didn't understand what they thought was wrong last night with Natalie and yet kept some other people. They're still showing too much judging and not enough dancing. I'll be glad when that changes.

Holli

memphish said...

More Bluths well Tambors. This is almost what we call in the law "the fertile octogenarian."

Holli

Stephanie said...

Andrew., yes. I've been asking you the same question. I finished Angel yesterday. It is awesome!
"I kinda want to slay the dragon."

Stephanie said...

Why would anyone want to father a child at 64? I'm 36 and feel too old for babies. Is it a virility thing?

PalmerEldritch said...

the greatest thing i've discovered today: Han Solo, P.I.

mb said...

lmao P - I just clicked to that from your twit. awesome - it's almost surprising no one's thought of that before - lol

mb said...

looks like that editor paid attention to (at least some) detail:

Magnum P.I. vs. Solo P.I. side by side

Jordan said...

David Carradine Dead.

"BANGKOK (AP) - Actor David Carradine, a born seeker and cult idol who broke through as the willing student called "grasshopper" in the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" and decades later as leader of an assassin squad in "Kill Bill," was found dead Thursday in Thailand. Police said he appeared to have hanged himself.

The officer responsible for investigating the death, Lt. Teerapop Luanseng, said the 72-year-old actor had been staying in a suite at the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel.

"I can confirm that we found his body, naked, hanging in the closet," Teerapop said. He said police suspected suicide."

Jordan said...

Hung in the closet, naked? Sounds to me like it might have been auto-erotic asphyxiation.

mb said...

R.I.P. David

PalmerEldritch said...

i'm torn on this one. he either spiraled into hopeless depression and killed himself alone in a foreign hotel room or he accidentally killed himself while spanking it and strangling himself. i'm not sure which depresses me more.

i used to watch him in Kung Fu and even watched Kung Fu: The Legend Continues episodes. and just saw him in Crank High Voltage. very saddened to hear about his passing.

but not too sad to have said to my friends at work, "He died as he lived: alone and jerking it in a hotel closet."

JamieB_UK said...

Such a shame, especially for his wife and kids. Definitely agree with you there Jordan, sounds a bit suspicious to me, and such a stupid way to die. I think Russell Brand puts it best...

JamieB_UK said...

Also I should add if you might be offended by jokes about wanking, maybe don't click that link.

PalmerEldritch said...

and i think he's got four ex-wives too. and a son with Barbara Hershey (Naveen Andrew's real life love interest). the whole thing's gotta be real upsetting for everyone in his family, life, cast, and crew.

again, i don't know which is worse. suicide or auto erotic asphyxiation. blargh.

andrew. said...

- apparently Carradine had flirted with suicide on several occassions and talked pretty brazenly about it interviews

- I watched Angel right after Buffy. I think the 2 shows were pretty equal, even though Angel maybe didn't have the stand-out episodes that Buffy did. Actually it's all a little vague to me now. I remember liking Lorne (RIP) and Fred, and my infatuation with Cordelia waxed and waned.