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Posted October 18, 2005 at 09:02:00 AM by Bean in the Lost category
I think it's fair to say that I am more addicted to the show Lost than I have ever been to any other show in my life. And dammit, it's about time I devote a blog to it.

I'll start off with a brief summary of the show for those of you not currently in the know. A plane rips apart in the air and 42 survivors wake up on a beach. They make due with what they have and try to just survive until they can be rescued, but then some crazy shit starts happening. As their hopes for rescue start to fade, they realize that there is much more to the island than they know. Then, as the show continues we find out more and more about the "Losties" and discover lots of connections between them, the island, other inhabitants, and the mysterious numbers. Season 1 ended with lots of open-ended questions, and season 2 (only 4 episodes in so far) is doing a great job answering some of them while keeping the story line fresh, interesting, and in my opinion extremely addicting.

If you didn't catch season 1, download it and watch it tonight. Then go here and download the first 4 episodes of season 2. I guarantee you will be hooked.

And now, for those of you that are fans of the show, here is a summary of some of the stuff I've been reading about the show. There are a lot of forums out there for discussing theories on Lost and lots of people as obsessed as I am. If you've not seen the show but plan on it, you may not want to read all of the following comments as they may spoil the fun. The following is in no particular order.

Randy, Hurley's obnoxious boss at Mr. Clucks is also Locke's annoying boss in the flashback where he is working at the box factory. The actor who plays Randy (Billy Ray Gallion) is credited in both episodes. Here's a good screen-cap.

Dipper Grid
Late is season one, a shot of the night sky reveals that the Big Dipper is backwards. There are other references to stars and whatnot that I'll mention below, but what's cool about this (besides the fact that it's backwards in the first place) is that if you create a grid of numbers and plot out 4 8 15 16 23 42, you get this. A stretch? Yes. But still pretty neat.

When people were starting to use the numbers as coordinates for latitude and longitude to locate the island, the makers of Lost stated that "people should be looking for the answer in the sky and not on the ground." The orientation mentions that there are 6 research stations (most likely all on the island). The ones we've seen so far (based on the Dharma logos) are the swan (the original hatch) and the arrow (the one revealed in season 2, episode 4). The swan and arrow are both constellations of Apollo (candy bar reference?)Cygnus = swan (duh)
Sagitta = archer/arrow (new bunker)
Corvus = crow (?)
Crater = goblet (One of Danielle's maps made reference to "Le Cratêre")
Ophiuchus = serpent handler (doctor?)
Orion = hunter (?)
My bet for the other four station symbols: crow, goblet, serpent, hunter.

Messier objects are non-star entities that wereoftenn mistaken for comets in the 1800's and categorized by Charles Messier. The following objects (and theconstellationss they appear in) were pointed out in a Lost thread I read yesterdayM4 - the constellation Scorpius (scorpion- not familiar with this constellation)
M8 - Sagittarius (archer)
M15 - Pegasus (winged horse)
M16 - Serpens (serpent? not familiar with this one)
M23 - Sagittarius (archer)
M42 - Orion (hunter)
M108 - Ursa Major (bear or big dipper)

Dharma Logos
They are all over the inside of the hatch, and even on the shark. Here's the one from the new hatch (arrow).

Yeah, I could keep going, but this blog is long enough. If this shit interests you, here are a few forums you can read ABC's Lost Forums or The Fuselage (run by the creative team behind Lost)

Habba enjoy!
corbin (October 18, 2005 at 12:30:56 PM):
wow, that really is a streatch on the number grid. first you have to figure out a funky way to put them in a grid, then you have to turn the grid cockeyed.

still cool though, can't wait for tonight
Stef (October 18, 2005 at 12:34:36 PM):
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Welcome to my world!
bigwillis (October 18, 2005 at 12:51:25 PM):
Bean..Please stop watching this show..You are starting to scare the bejebus out of me.
Karyn (October 18, 2005 at 01:09:37 PM):
Have you seen the website for the Hanso Foundation? Apparently, it is ABC created...and you can watch the Dharma Initiative video there (under the list of active projects.

Also, add an 's' to the http for fun and then cut and paste the address into your browser.

I apologize if you've already seen this stuff.
Karyn (October 18, 2005 at 01:13:09 PM):
Okay, apparently you can't access the secure version of the site anymore, at least, I can't. But this is the website that the secure version pointed to:

Also of note, this is a different picture than was showing up the other day when I first went to the site.
Bean (October 18, 2005 at 02:50:54 PM):
bigspaceship1 is a fan-run site. Dont look for spoilers there - there arent any.

There's a decent list of sites growing at
Jewfish (October 18, 2005 at 03:10:00 PM):
lost is the bomb-diggity.

One thing I was wondering about this past weekend what with the powerball jackpot up so high (300+million, I think) is: How many people out there do you think are playing the lottery using the Lost numbers?

I bought a ticket on Saturday and thought about doing it. I mean, I'm not going to win anyway, why not try it out? It worked for Hurley, and everybody likes him.
Bean (October 18, 2005 at 03:18:03 PM):
I thought that exact same thing earlier this week when I heard a lotto ad. I bet there are lots of 4 8 15 16 23 42's out there.
Bent (October 18, 2005 at 03:57:20 PM):
As much stupid tv as I seem to watch, I wish I'd gotten in to this stupid tv. Never seen it.
fooiemcgoo (October 18, 2005 at 04:12:38 PM):
I gave Lost a chance. i watched one episode where the black guy's son got nabbed by pirates. that was crazy! so i wanted to see more. than i saw another rerun and there was some kind of polar bear attacking the black kid. at that point, i started to hate it. why was there a polar bear in the jungle? plus, i can't seem to like any of the charcters. also, when i saw a flashback, that old dude couldn't walk. then, on the island, he is awlking fine. what happened? maybe i am missing too much.

anyway, maybe i will download them and give it another go.
fooiemcgoo (October 18, 2005 at 04:17:44 PM):
holy smokes!
let me thank you for introducing me to that website where you can download TV shows! I thought it was just for Lost, but holy jeeze it has everything!

if you want me i will be hunkered down in front of my PC for the next 24 hours.
corbin (October 19, 2005 at 10:42:53 AM):
fooiemcgoo, lost is definitely not a show you can just watch bits and pieces of, an episode here or there. you gotsta watch the whole thing, start to fi nisch.
Bean (October 19, 2005 at 11:35:05 AM):
Stef (October 19, 2005 at 12:23:49 PM):
only 8hours & 47minutes until the next episode!!!
corbin (October 19, 2005 at 02:01:38 PM):
can't effing wait.

PS, I have my hallobean costume, and we got an idea for one for stacey. she said something about not wearing a costume, and i was like, then you can't go, birch
Bean (October 19, 2005 at 02:17:49 PM):
Atta boy!
No costume = get the eff OTE, birch!
corbin (October 20, 2005 at 08:32:55 AM):
so, what do you think? the tailgunners gonna try and take over the cavedwellers?
Bean (October 20, 2005 at 08:54:37 AM):
Nah, they will try and join up I think. Too bad we wont know for THREE WEEKS!
corbin (October 20, 2005 at 09:11:59 AM):
no shit, i don't know what i'll do for 3 weeks
Turbo (October 21, 2005 at 11:40:34 AM):
I agree with willis
Lost looks and sounds almost as lame as Firefly (that one's for jewfish)
Jimmy B. (April 07, 2007 at 11:00:24 AM):
I think that they just chose all these random numbers and now people are making all sorts of weird connections that they never realized.
And now for something completely different.
slambob (April 07, 2007 at 11:02:23 AM):
why hasnt any1 postd on this site 4 2 years?
Bean (April 08, 2007 at 10:07:54 AM):
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