Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LT347: We’ll Go Walking Through the Park and Reminiscing

Today’s blog title is a line from the song by Little River Band…an Australian band. Hmmm… Uh, anyway, it is a stroll through some old topics with updated information


We saw the Numbers next to people’s names on the cave ceiling:

4 - Locke
8 – Hurley
15 – Sawyer
16 – Sayid
23 – Jack
42 – Sun

I’m betting on Sun being 42 since she was touched by Jacob prior to the island.

If these Numbers relate to the Survivors in some direct manner then I propose they were handed to Jacob in advance (or the past). At first I thought these were the seat numbers on Oceanic Flight 815 so Jacob could identify the “candidates”. But they don’t match up. So it seems instead that these are more likely Vanezetti Equation-related (more on that in a coming post).

Too bad about the seat assignments because that would have led nicely into explaining why Jack’s neck is bleeding…from an injection.

So instead of trying to figure out the meaning of the Numbers I wonder if we should think less about them. After all the Numbers never got transmitted to Sam and Lenny. Lenny never mumbled them to Hurley in the mental hospital. They never got stamped on the Swan hatch lid. Why not? Because the island was underwater the whole time. Well, ever since 1977. See, if we can have two alternative realities, why not three or four?

In my alternate reality (no jokes required!) Radzinsky keeps drilling, hits the pocket of super goo and the island…sinks. No tower transmission, no Numbers.


Since we are walking down memory lane I have to point out that there is something about shoes. Again, not more shoes, but less. I mention this only because it came to my attention that Jacob was barefoot when he visited Locke after his fall from the fourth floor. Then I’m reminded how the Others walked around barefoot. So did Sawyer often when he would step on sharp objects.

It’s connected…I’m just not sure how.


Wow! It has been awhile since we talked about polar bears. And just when you thought it was safe to job in the jungle of corporate America…you get fired. John Locke learned that lesson the hard way.

Tip 1: Lie better
Tip 2: Ask Hurley next time why he hires someone like Randy Nations to mess up his company
Tip 3: Stop playing with toys

Look close. You can click on any picture in TIDBITS and get a larger version of it. Do you see it? Right next to the pen and above the Father-Son photograph. Growl! They just won’t leave us alone!


Is the whole show one big board game? Chess? Truth or Dare? A jigsaw puzzle? Chutes and Ladders? A case can be made for each of them. Or maybe we are playing one of those IQ quizzes where we have to figure out the patterns. If so, he is the scorecard (thanks to Doc Arnzt):


As we prepare for another episode tonight let me leave with two pieces of advice. Here is the first one:

As the sign says on the wall, “Live in the Present”.

And for those gamers out there…

"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

- Einstein

Good advice.

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