Wednesday, June 18, 2008

LT98: Always Keeps You Guessing


You just can’t tell if LOST is telling us something or that we spend way too much time looking for stuff, but in the liferaft…

…Hurley seems to have his life jacket magically disappear. Could the life jacket be Smokey?

Go back and rewatch the scene on really disappears.


Lots of chatter lately about whether Penny is in big trouble. I mean after Ben promised to get revenge. If Ben keeps his promise (HA), then he is likely to send none other than Sayid to do the dirty work. But after rescue and spending a week with Penny, do we really think Sayid will kill her down the road? Unless of course she made him sleep on the deck or something terrible like that!


Post a comment if you think you know who Charlotte’s parents will be. I’m thinking either a Dharma child or maybe Charles Widmore is her daddy…making Charlotte and Penny step-sisters in the way Christian had two families. Think Bad Twin.


In that “supposed to” category falls Desmond’s prediction that Claire and Aaron would be getting on a helicopter. Sure, there is still time to accomplish this in the future, but the prospect is looking pretty bleak considering Claire is dead (right?) and Aaron has already made one helicopter ride before his first birthday.


God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Now consider how Ben lifted his hands and said, “I hope you are happy now”, reminds me of speaking to God than to Jacob.

And of course Jacob and Esau are Bible characters fighting over their rightful inheritance.


I submit 305 is the new LOST number. We know this is the heading to take to avoid the time warp.

But did you notice that the Orientation tape in the Orchid hatch began to rewind on John at 3:05?

And of course John 3:05 was carved on the stick by Ecko. Side note: Ecko “knew” to carve that on the stick or at least was motivated to like some sort of inspiration. Why would the island kill off a messenger? Unless Smokey and Island aren’t on the same team…or the two of these things are on the Other team. Hmmm…

And if you get your calendars out you will find that Ben jumped exactly 305 days into the future after turning the Dharma Wheel.

And when Penny gets that phone call alerting her to the magnetic anomaly the clock reads 3:05.


Could Ben’s bankroll actually be Hurley’s money?

Could the nightmares that Walt has actually be when he is projecting himself on to the island?


This philosopher was a proponent of utilitarianism which means the ends justifies the means. He felt the best action of government was the choice that resulted in bringing about the most good to the most people. His student expanded this concept and coined the phrase socialism.

Bentham also did not subscribe to the natural rights theory where mankind is given rights above those outlined by laws or beliefs. It is good to remember that when Jeremy spoke in class it was at a time when the opposing view was the divine right of kings.

This might help explain why John Locke took on this name as an alias. He is the total consequence man – that his actions be not judged, only the outcome. Think Ben blowing up the boat and saying, “So?”. Unless Locke could show a bad outcome for causing the C4 to make shark bait, then Ben was asking to not be judged.

And in many ways we see this same behavior in Locke when we use the word like “reckless” to describe something he did. Knocking Sayid on the head, killing Naomi, destroying the Countdown Computer, etc…well, “So?” He will argue that the outcome was justification for the means.

Then last night, I’m reading my textbook for school and on page four the words jump out at me, “Jeremy Bentham”. Cool, but it was a bit humbling to realize the writers of LOST know more about philosophy then I do.


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