Monday, February 22, 2010

LT346: Feedback on the Substitute


We had a couple of comments about my analogy to the Bible story of Lot. I have TWO responses.

FIRST…it is the story of Job, not Lot. You can’t know how silly I feel. My apologies.

The SECOND observation on my blunder is how much LOST had penetrated into my mind. I could have misnamed Job as several Bible characters, but the old mind grabbed Lot. Maybe it was something to do with the name being three letters. See? LOST Disease! Numbers!

Someone even posted a comment on how odd it would be if LOST was a retelling of Lot’s life because the anagram of Lot’s is LOST. Yeah, I need help. If this show went on more one season I might need a room next to Hurley!

I just counted the number of times people corrected me: three. See what I mean? Spooky!


Before I forget, did I mention that an hourglass is associated with death in some societies? That was back in the premier episode but I wanted to be sure I got that out there.

This week the episode is entitled, “The Lighthouse”. There are many Biblical references to lighthouses and most are obvious as they serve as a warning and guide through troubled waters. I can’t help but think of ships at sea in a storm. Can you say Black Rock?

Oh, this is really crazy but I misspelled (and corrected) Black Rock as Block Rock. Giggled to myself and then thought, hey, I call John the Second by the name of John Black. Blocke, Locke, Black, Rock. Oh man, do I need help or what? No, what I need is answers!

Let’s hope this week gives us some.


Ben! Nice to hear from you. He writes, “ Ben here- miss my comments much? I just wanted to ... Ben here-miss my comments much?I just wanted to say that I think that this alternate time-line is only different least for the passengers of our favorite plane.
So, Locke is still at odds with Dad...after all, how else did he get in the wheelchair? The photo on his desk may be a private reminder of who put him there. Just think, this whole time he was on the island, he and Helen at the latest were in a relationship.
Hurley, immediately post-flight, finally found happiness and rewarded the fortune-teller by giving her a dream job.
And Rose may have been working for Hurley this whole time.

MY RESPONSE: I’m not quite convinced that Locke and Cooper are still at odds. We have the sweet photo in the cubicle. We have Helen giving the reason for them being together is NOT John getting over his father, but instead how well the get along – or words to that affect.

And I think it is a stretch for Hurley to have his mother’s new house burn down, a few fires at businesses he owned, a meteorite crash into his new restaurant, and his grandfather die and then one flight home from speaking with Mrs. Toomey his life changes for success?

And consider that on the other side of the aisle, Charlie is still an addict, Kate is still on the run, and Claire is still trying to give up her baby. It does seems that some people’s lives changed drastically while others remained pretty much on course. That can’t be due to some airline food, but something prior. We will see. And it IS good to hear from you again!


I got an email from a guy who suggested that my name be included in the fan tribute of the Season 6 DVD. It seems this group is trying to get a few names listed as extras because of their on-line involvement with the show and its supporting communities. I seemed to have deleted that email so if you read this, send it again. I’d rather have “LOST TIDBITS” listed than my name. If you don’t read this, it was nice to be considered.


Someone writes, “Is the rumor true that LOST will end with everyone being in a state of suspended animation and the machines are using them for energy and this is all a computer-generated reality?”

No, that was the movie Matrix, but thanks so much for writing, Roger B.!


Someone else wrote, “Did you catch any other names on the cave ceiling?”

Yes we did: Goodspeed, Littleton, Troupe, Faraday, Rutherford and Straume. So this is not just the flight manifest of Oceanic Flight 815.

In case you don’t recognize Troupe – that is the author of the LOST-associated book, “Bad Twin”. On the show Gary Troupe is the guy who was sucked up in the running engine in the very first episode and his name is an anagram for “purgatory”. Straume is Miles’ surname. Rutherford is Shannon’s last name.

However, I’m confused on what the Others mentioned once that Jack wasn’t on the list.

My co-worker, MJ, noticed that the numbers next to the names may not be that big of a surprise if someone with knowledge then travelled back in time. The first appearance I’m aware of with the Numbers is 1977 when they are being stamped into the Swan hatch lid. This reminds of Sawyer commenting on going back to 1977 but off the island would give him a chance to win some bets. In other words, their appearance isn’t random or some pattern of nature, but a purposefully message from a time traveler. Since Hurley used the numbers to his advantage, he is the candidate in my mind! Of course, now that we know Jacob is very old and like’s Numbers he may have placed them where they served as some sign (think of that Star Trek Next Generation episode where Commander Data leaves a trail of THREE’s to give hints each time loop).


Another reader comments, “Was the ladder Sawyer and John climbed down called “Jacob’s Ladder”?” Could be! Except that one led up to heaven and not down to…


The hope is to get one more post out this week before the show. My goal is to do something called “Where we are so Far”. Sort of a summary to get us focused on the stretch run. That sounds fun, but also sounds like a lot of work so we’ll see. I will do this, but time will dictate when.

I’ll leave you with this: Lighthouses are never specifically mentioned in the Bible (the closest mention being a "light on a hill"). However, a lighthouse shows the way and warns of danger. We as Christians are called on to be a beacon or lighthouse so that others can see the way to eternal life through Jesus Christ.

So who will be the lighthouse on the island showing the true way?


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Until next time…


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