Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Season 6 Crackpot Speculation Haiku

Whatever Happened...
Happened, Right? Not So Fast, Hoss.
So Is Dead Still Dead?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

S2E18 Dave Haiku

I'm Doin' Trust Falls
For Sweet Libby the Moonbeam
Lucky Guy Hugo

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

S2E17 Lockdown Haiku

"You Think I'm Stupid?"
Hate To Say It, John - He Does.
And So Does Benry.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

S2E16 The Whole Truth Haikus

You see what happens?
Ask nicely, you get answers.
Of course they're all lies...

Henry's one of Them.
Something will have to be done.
In good time, Sayid.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

In Excelsis Crackpotum: Alt-Timeline in Season 6?

(Wherein I Momentarily Abandon 5-7-5 and Make My Argument for the Possibility of the Alternative Timeline as a Plot Element in Season 6.)

In the interest of keeping my own blog relatively free of logorrhoea , I have taken the liberty of presenting my case over at the Donald Is Lost blog.

In a recent episode of his excellent Podcast, Donald purported to debunk many of the theories that I believe may be indicating the possibility of an Alternate Timeline motif for Season 6. I, having found his arguments unconvincing, decided to impose myself upon his blog in an uncharacteristically verbose set of bullet points.

This is the thread.

Donald says he will be addressing my arguments, as well as those of Jed Findlay, in a future edition of his Podcast. Should be fun!

Feel free to comment here if you like - back me up, shoot me down - I'm OK either way. But Donald gets way more traffic than I ever will, so you might want to post comments over at Donald's blog - there will be a chance that someone will actually read them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

S2E15 Maternity Leave Haiku

Ben: "Why would I lie?"
Oh Boy, Let Me Count the Whys...
Reason One: You're Ben!!!

Benry Gale & John,
Manipulation Starts Here,
Ends When John's Un-Locked.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

S2E14 One Of Them Haiku

To Paraphrase Locke:
"I Need To Watch That Again"
Too Much To Absorb!

Is He One Of Them
Or Is He One Of Your People
It's All Relative

S2E13 The Long Con Haiku

Oh, This Is Just Great
Trust Issues Sucked Already
Thanks A Lot Saywer!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

S2E12 Fire + Water Haiku

"You Have To Save Him.
You Have To Save The Baby!"
Charlie Ain't Done Yet...

It Comes Down To This
I Will Not Mince Words, My Friends
Libby's Fucking HOT!

S2E11 The Hunting Party Haikus

Don't Cross That Line, Jack!
You Just Don't Have What It Takes...
...When It All Goes Wrong

Locke Has Got A Point.
Don't Tell Mike What He Can't Do,
That's The Island's Job.

S2E10 The 23rd Psalm Haiku

The Jesus Stick
"Things I Need To Remember."
umm... "That's Not Yemi?"

Sunday, August 2, 2009

S2E09 What Kate Did Haiku

Patsy Cline! Janis!
Up In the Tree, Looking Great!
I Miss The Old Kate...

S2E08 Collision Haiku

Don't Stop And Think, Jack
Just Get The Guns. Or Maybe...
Sit Down - Read A Book.

S2E07 The Other 48 Days Haikus

Nathan In The Hole
Ana's In Charge - Deal With It
Fatal Defiance

This Goodwin Fellow
Pretty Good At Snapping Necks
Cluckety Cluck Cluck

Thursday, July 30, 2009

S2E06 Abandoned Haiku

Got A Real Boyfriend...
Gee, Story's Kind Of Sad... Uh Oh!
Y'Know What That Means...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

S2E05 ...In Translation Haiku(s)

"Fish." The Dude Said "Fish".
So Shut Up and Let Him Fish.
Damn! That Dude Can Fish!

New Sheriff In Town
And Boys, She Is One Badass
Ana Lucia

The Destiny Book
Tell Ya Who Needs To Check It
Jae Lee, Man - He's Toast

Monday, July 27, 2009

S2E04 Everybody Hates Hugo Haiku

The Good Book Says it:
"Woe Unto You Who Are Rich"
Give It Away, Dude.

S2E03 Orientation Haiku

Your Asshole Daddy?
Hot and Bothered Peg Bundy?
Tough Choice John. Really?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Non-Rewatch Non-Haiku Post About Them Oceanic/Mr. Cluck /John Walsh Videos

You know, the videos from ComicCon 2009

I'm sure you've seen 'em....

Just in case you haven't here they are....

They clearly indicate that some significant changes have taken place as a result of Juliet's last(?) act of defiance.

Does it mean, though, that Jack's plan 'worked'? Not at all clear - that's a real problem when you toss in a bunch of variables.

But I believe that Alex Hahn and I were onto something back around "Namaste" (though I'm sure we were not the only ones) about the way the Others' barracks looked as Sun and Frank arrived and were greeted by Christian. I posted this on Donald's blog back in April:

"Caller Alex’s point about the Processing Center sign - that still bugs me too. That is clearly a Dharma remnant and the hostiles/others purge cleaned out the outward signs - or at least stuck them in a drawer. I’m not saying that this means a classical alternate timeline, but it just doesn’t belong there. Something smells fishy in 2007 New Otherton. I don’t have an answer, just questions…"

OK, so according to the videos, Oceanic has a record of perfect safety, winning the Lotto has made Hurley a blissful CEO/Milionaire, and Kate did not kill her asshole daddy, but some other dude. We know all these things to be untrue Pre-Incident.

I looked at the episode Namaste again - as Christian is showing Sun and Frank the Processing Center, the camera pans across the room - there are still signs hanging from the ceiling: "Assignments","Uniforms" and "Innoculations".

Really, now - there's no way that the Hostiles/Others left that old Dharma-era crap hanging around and befouling their little Pleasant Valley Sunday lifestyle.

Yeah, well now I'm pretty much convinced - my instincts in April were correct. In this particular reality/timeline, the purge never happened.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

S2E02 - Adrift Haiku

Game Of Poker, Mike?
They've Stacked The Deck - Check Your Cards
They've Dealt You Pure Shit

Friday, July 24, 2009

S2E01 Man Of Science Man Of Faith Haiku

Sarah's Toes Wiggle!
Miracle, Man Of Science?
Planting Seeds Of Faith.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

S1E23/24 Exodus Haikus

Season One Finale Special!
Multi-Haiku Edition!
Featuring Bonus Ellipses...

Not Tuned In Today?
Locke's Island Forecasting Fails.
It's Raining Arzt's Parts...

S.S. Minnow Sails!
Quite The Fearless Crew, Ain't They?
"Good Thing We Found You..."

Whispers And Black Smoke.
Means They're Coming For The Boy!
No, Not You Goober...

Kate's Got Your Back, Jack.
But About That Locke Problem?
You've Got No Idea...

Friday, July 17, 2009

S1E23/24 Exodus "Redemption Song"

'Redemption Song'
Four Versions

A YouTube Playlist

MICHAEL: You singing Bob Marley?
SAWYER: No. Why, you like Bob Marley?
MICHAEL: Man, who doesn't like Bob Marley?

Bob Marley (Acoustic Verion)
Pascal Glanville (Solo Stick Version)
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
Ziggy Marley & the Chieftains

Thursday, July 9, 2009

S1E22 Born To Run Haiku

Sun's A Good Liar
Seems To Be In Her Nature
Kate Pales Next To Sun

S1E21 - The Greater Good Haiku

There's Always A Choice.
Sometimes, All Involve Some Pain.
Turnip Head? Goober?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

S1E20 Do No Harm Haiku

Gotta Fix What's Broke.
That's The Kind Of Guy He Is
Or Was... The Old Jack...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

S1E19 Deus Ex Machina Haiku

It Comes Down To This:
You Build The Trap Piece By Piece.
But Who's Trapping Whom?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

S1E18 The Numbers Haiku

Dark Territory?
Ravings Of A Disturbed Mind?
You've Opened The Box.

Monday, June 29, 2009

S1E17 In Translation Haiku

It Is A Good World,
Doesn't Matter What You've Done.
Jin Has A Cool Dad.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

S1E13 Hearts And Minds - 'La Mer'

Four Versions - A YouTube Playlist:

Boris kicks ass on this
(The solo guitar version)
Don't miss this one, folks...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

S1E16 Outlaws Haiku

Doing Shots In Hell.
It'll Come Back Around, Hoss.
It Wasn't Your Fault.

S1E15 Homecoming Haiku

"Who Are You People?"
(Has Claire Been To The Temple?)
Ethan's Not Telling.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

S1E14 Special Haiku

Michael's Möbius Interruptus:

"We're Taking The Kid."
"Sorry, He's Weird - Take Him Back!"
Repeat. Then Blow Up.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Short Note on Haiku Syntax and Form

Up until the S1E08 Haiku, I'd been playing fast and loose with the 5-7-5 format - splitting sentences and what not.

No mo'.

Made the conscious decision that from now on, discipline will be self-imposed to ensure that each line will be a discrete and complete thought unto itself.

A little harder to compose, but I like the results once they are done....

S1E13 Hearts And Minds Haiku

Rich Kids - Half-Siblings
Still... Go Find A Real Boyfriend
(And Get Yourself Shot)

S1E12 Whatever The Case May Be Haiku

Me Kate. Me Throw Rock.
Me Swim, Climb Tree, Rassle Boy.
Me Look Great In Thong.

S1E11 All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues Haiku

Log Carrying Guy!
Not On Hurley's List - Uh Oh!
He Seemed So Nice, Too...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

S1E10 Raised By Another Haiku

Without Mama Claire
No Happiness For Goober
Got The Memo, Kate?

S1E09 Solitary Haiku

Build It, They Will Come
Second Tee - A Mulligan
Zen Master Hugo

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

S1E08 Confidence Man Haiku

It's About Bunnies.
It's About Friends, Too. And Dude,
You're Gonna Want Some.

S1E07 The Moth Haiku

Choices And Struggles
Build A Stronger Hobbit. Road
To The Looking Glass.

S1E06 House of the Rising Sun Haiku

It's Been The Ruin Of
Many A Poor Boy, And God,
Jin-Soo Knows He's One.

S1E05-08 Notes

Well, I've watched all the episodes, but did not take good notes - so I'm just going to stress that I have absolutely no doubt that on-island John Locke is being seriously manipulated by.... well, by something or someone or other.

We know that, even before the 815 flight, Abedon put the 'Walkabout' idea in his head, and Jacob appears to have raised him from the dead - what else did that touch do?

He is totally fucking with Sayid's effort to establish radio communication - AND (I can never say this too often) he's lying about his encounter with Smokey (if it in fact was Smokey). He's totally manipulating Charlie - although during 'The Moth' he appears to be in character-building mode.

Can't wait to see how this shapes up during the rest of the season and into the ensuing seasons - quite the puzzle they've given us here.

Also - and I'm surprised I didn't hear anyone point this out yet - a point of symmetry between James 'Saywer' Ford and Ben Linus was in evidence at the end of 'Confidence Man' when James calls off the con when he see the little boy. Reminiscent of Ben's hesitation when attempting to assassinate Penny aboard Our Mutual Friend, as well as stealing Alex rather than killing her as Charles would have had him do.

Anyway, that's it on the notes - but I do have episode-specific Haikus.

Monday, June 8, 2009

S1E05 White Rabbit Haiku

Does Jack have what it
takes all along? Does he just
need a little push?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

S1E04 Walkabout Notes

== Totally Random/Amusing ==

Hurley: "Jethro here's been hoarding all the peanuts"
Who's nicknaming whom?

Locke the mighty hunter emerges...

"Colonel Locke"

Randy really is a dick, ain't he?

Sun pretending she doesn't understand Michael.

Micheal using really, really bad gesturing to ask Sun to babysit.

Ethan is a log carrying guy!!!

Randy: "That's what you think you've got, old man? Destiny?"
What a total fucking dick. Need to send some flaming arrows his way, pronto.

== In Retrospect Possibly Significant ==

Sayid: "There must be a power source on the island, a significant one."

== In Retrospect Holy Shit ==

Debate on how to dispose of the bodies - Jack says whatever we bury won't stay buried long, gotta burn them..

Charlie: "Last I heard, we're positively made of time."

Locke encounters Smokey for the first time, then lies about it.

First Christian appearances!!!
'Good boy. Come on. Come here. I need you to go find my son... He has work to do. '

Burning the bodies...

S1E04 Walkabout Haiku

"I've been preparing
for this for years!" Yeah John, you
ain't the only one.

S1E03 Tabula Rasa Notes

== Totally Random/Amusing ==

First Patsy Cline song!!!

== Amusing in Retrospect but Probably not Significant ==

The Marshall: "She's dangerous!"
Dude, you don't know the half of it.

Sayid: 'hope is a very dangerous thing to lose'
Sawyer and Kate in the cages?

Kate: "So we lie?"
Yup, get used to it, honey...

Kate: 'He wake up?
Jack: 'No, just for a few seconds during the surgery.
Kate: 'He say anything?
Jack: 'No.
Michael in the hatch asking about the dying Libby...

== In Retrospect Possibly Significant ==

The Marshall to Kate: 'You don't look free to me'

Need some killing done? Sawyer's your go-to guy.
Well, maybe not...
Unless he thinks the guy is the real Sawyer.

But Sawyer is truly horrified - our first peek at the chinks in his armor...

== In Retrospect Holy Shit ==

Such an ominous fade out on Locke after his good turn for Micheal!

S1E03 Tabula Rasa Haiku

Kate sleeps with the sheep.
That's only cuz she hasn't
met the Shepherd yet.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

S1E02 Pilot Notes

== Totally Random/Amusing ==

"I'm a complex guy, sweetheart!"
(Hello, Heath)

First time we hear Giacchino's "trek" theme.

Charlie - "The rescue party. It has to be. It's French! The French are coming! I've never been so happy to hear the French! "
Obviously he hasn't been listening to Bill O'Reilly.

The polar bear!!!

Kate in a thong and brassiere for the first (and happily, not the last) time. Yowsuh!

== Amusing in Retrospect but Probably not Significant ==

Claire thinks the baby is a 'he'

Locke to Walt: "You're having a bad month."

== In Retrospect Possibly Significant ==

Claire hasn't felt the baby kick since the crash. After she accepts Jin's sushi offering, that little bastard starts kicking up a storm!

"Walt, do you want to know a secret?"

== In Retrospect Holy Shit ==

"Two players. Two sides. One is light … one is dark."

Monday, June 1, 2009

S1E02 Pilot Haiku

Oldest game in the
world - You don't like the rules? Well,

just find your loophole.

S1E01 Pilot Notes

== Totally Random/Amusing ==

re: Smokey's noises: "Something really familiar about that sound it made." "Oh yeah? Where you from?" "The Bronx."

John has more hair in the pilot - So used to seeing him completely bald....

Cockpit wiring resembles angel hair pasta...

== Amusing/Interesting in Retrospect but Probably not Significant ==

Jack blacked out during Oceanic crash - Kate saw it all.

Jack to Kate: "You're not running now"

Hurley needs a spell check - or at least Walt (b-o-d-y-s)

Jack, Kate and Charlie's 1st island trek - Vincent watching from the sidelines.

Kate to Charlie re: Jack "We have to go back for him".

== In Retrospect Possibly Significant ==

Christian's (Jack's) white sneaker hanging in the bamboo

Smokey really did not like Eric Weiss/Matt Parker. Wonder what he would have done if it had turned out to be Frank (the candidate/Lawnmowerman) Lapidus?

== In Retrospect Holy Shit ==

Nothing this time around

S1E01 Pilot Haiku

Action figure Jack!
Angel hair pasta story?
We know it's bullshit.

First Post - Intro / General Stuff...

The 5th Season of ABC TV's Series Lost finished up a couple of weeks ago and fans of the show are looking at a long hiatus until Season 6 starts in early 2010.

In light if the information revealed during the course of Season 5, many of us are endeavoring to re-watch Seasons 1 - 5, hoping to glean new insights based on many of these revelations - especially the reveals from the Season 5 Finale "The Incident Parts 1 & 2".

A group of Lost Podcasters and Bloggers are undertaking this re-watch starting this week, and I plan on following them in order to leverage the brain trust that they represent. These are some of the smartest kids in the class, and whatever I might miss during my own re-watch - these folks will pick up the slack for me.

Here's a one-stop shopping link for the re-watch:


Nancy Drew from Lostaholics will be hosting a podcast each week at Talkshoe - she is awsome.

Based on what these folks have produced in the past, I expect this to be very rewarding. I'm going to try to make my own independent post here. Nothing fancy, just whatever hits me during each episode as I take a few notes.

Oh, yeah - I'm planning to write a Haiku for each episode.

Fair warning - I'm probably gonna curse. I probably will not get gratuitous or over the top, but sometimes profanity can be eloquent and economical. So there.