Wednesday, May 21, 2008

LT90: If Only We Had A Pair of Ruby Slippers


Notice the T-shirt that Hurley is wearing reads, “Ace of Spades”. In some areas it is also known as "The Death Card." During the Vietnam War, US soldiers would litter the jungle with this card or leave one on a dead body. They believe the enemy soldiers were frightened off by its meaning. The popular called company would ship crates of this single card to the battlefield.

It also is used in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, “The Suicide Club”, where if a member drew the Ace of Spades from a deck, they had to submit to be killed.

It is featured in Lord of the Flies book.


According to one physicist it is possible. There are a couple of ways and both seem to use electromagnetism which the island has plenty of it seems. Quantum teleportation is the most likely avenue towards successful island hopping. Scientist have successfully teleported objects and to date the record is 600 miles.


Too bad Arnzt isn’t still around to read Faraday’s book and help the survivors with some important information. It appears Daniel knew about the second protocol and about the Orchid hatch. Someone has been here before!


Anthuriums are the flowers that John is to look for inside the Orchid hatch and find the elevator switch. It seems these plants are found in only tropical regions. And these plants are hermaphrodite which means they contain female and male part reproductive flowers. And certain varieties will only grow in proximity to an ant colony. In Daniel’s notebook with the Orchid logo there is a drawing of ant above it.

This reminds me of a post I read recently about the Numbers. It was suggested that 4 represents the number of daughter eggs require for meiosis. And 23 is the number of chromosomes in human DNA. I’m just saying that fertility is one of reproduction and cloning is another. Hmmm


Recall Ben’s nifty baton thing he used to defend himself in the desert? And he then asks John to hold to it in the last episode?

Well, guess where we FIRST saw the baton? If you said Season 1, Episode 1, Scene 1…you would be correct:

Some people are thinking that in the future Jack finds his way back to the island and this baton thing could possibly be the key to getting back.
Otherwise why would Ben have "passed the baton" to Locke? Why would he care if the Freighters took it?

Also, notice that the Pilot episode's opening scene could have been Jack coming back to the island and that the point where Jack pivots around on the beach and sees/hears nothing. He then spins around again and sees the crash site is the transition back to the present.

Oh my!


In the last LOST TIDBITS we talked about how Kate is going to have to do some explaining about the timing of events and her blond son.

But we also mentioned that Sun may have a bigger challenge. I was curious to the timing of Jin’s death via the Oceanic cover story and so I re-watched the episode. Sun clearly states that Jin never made it off the plane. So, again…when and with whom did Sun get pregnant? The couple was not obviously getting along right before Flight 815 since Sun was prepared to walk out on him at the airport. They did have six hours on the flight, but one of the two was not able to produce a child (it was Jin, but everyone put the blame on Sun for family reasons). So, Jin is NOT one of the eight who survived and leaves us with a bigger mystery for Sun’s child.

And while on the subject, how does Aaron eat now? He is about 1 month old, if that, and needs milk. Considering the lack of babies on this island, I’m guessing we are fresh out of Dharma Formula. Does anyone remember Frank climbing the hill and running into a cow? How nice of the island to provide. And how lucky that cow was able to defend herself against polar bears and Smokey!


Readers of TIDBITS know that I favor a religious explanation to the happenings on LOST island and so I won’t spell it out again, but instead share a few new observations:

-The New Testament begins with the Christian Resurrection. Christian Shepherd resurrection. If you haven’t seen the Missing Pieces episode entitled, “And So It Begin”, it is a must watch.

-John the Baptist is mistakenly identified as the Son of God, but we learn he is later the prophet for Christ. John Locke seems to have that same mistaken identity perhaps. And like his Bible counter-part, both were claimed (incorrectly) to be a product of an immaculate conception.

-Revelations says the end times will be followed by a New Heaven and a New Earth. Othersville was called “New Otherton” last week.

-Revelations says the end of the world begins with “a door…opened in the sky”. The plane flew through the door.

-The two stones found in the Adam and Eve cave are known as Urim and Thummim to the ancient Israelites for divination. Urim and Thummim are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In Revelations, God declares he is the Alpha and Omega – the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet (in which the New Testament was written).

-Claire tells of discovering she was pregnant soon after her home test. The words she uses as she stammers a bit are, “it was six…sixty-six seconds after”. Yeah, 666 which Revelation says is the sign of the beast.

-The current Grand Master of the Priory (the group pledged to protect the blood line of Jesus) is Thomas Plantard de Saint Claire. The Plantard family name is attached to possible Anti-Christ candidates. The family crest contains two bears (bears?) guarding a gate (gate/door?) surrounded by those fancy “fleur de lis” – supposedly a reference to the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. The translation of the family name, Plantard, means “branch”.

And oh yeah, Claire is the mother of Aaron and the daddy and ex-boyfriend is Thomas.

Thomas Plantard de Saint Claire???


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