Mr. Holland’s Opus reference FTW!
“You’ve got to lubricate your pucker!” (shudder)
A Few Good Snowmen
Although to stick up for Padma for a little bit, as much as it hurts to do this– she’s written award-winning cookbooks since 1999, hosted a couple different Food Network series in the early 2000s, etc, well before the Top Chef gig. So she you can say she has some expertise in the field… probably more than hosts like China Chow do about art, at least…
Their bookstore on M(“M” as in Magical”)ystoftheOracle.com is amazing. I’m no expert, but I feel like someone should tell Christopher Valentine that the “creatures” he’s featuring on the covers of each book aren’t elves or gnomes. They’re called “children,” and there’s probably a legal document somewhere out there that says he needs to stay 2500 feet away from them at all times.
I saw this M.I.M. episode and the WORST part was that the doctors told him this wasn’t worst-case scenario; that if a fly laid an egg in his ear (which could easily happen while someone is sleeping), the maggot would have crawled into his brain and EATEN HIS BRAIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
So I’m definitely your neighbor in Nightmaretown. How can I ever sleep without ear plugs again?
Another thing that bothered me: Miles’s blatant cringe/sneer at Mark’s scar (when the judges requested he show it). Bad form, dude, bad form.
Oops, meant “Mark,” not Mary
Mary Velasquez (the king of photoshop guy) tweeted some pretty great stuff all during last night’s episode about how insufferable and fake Miles and Jaclyn were during the whole competition, and he suggested a pretty good Work O Fart Drinking Game: “Drink whenever Jackie is wearing unnecessary protective gear.” (Also, Not-much-of-a-spoiler alert: the bitterness of his (drunk?) tweets clearly tells me Bravo didn’t dub Mark “The Next Great Artist”)
I think Brandon Adams has been watching season 4 of Six Feet Under…
(And the police chief actually described London as being forced to specifically smoke crack and “purchase booze and hand it out in a gang area of Palm Springs”… it is the little details like those that really make this story come alive).
Didn’t Ben tell Hurley to help him go home– that Hurley doesn’t have to run things according to Jacob’s (pretty depressing) rules, and should allow/assist people in leaving? It makes sense to me that Desmond in “real” life eventually somehow got home via Hurley’s new Jacob-powers, and lived happily ever after (I hope!).
Nah, Mr. Eko already had his own kind of faith, etc– everyone in the church, on the other hand, were connected in these ways that made the island (and the relationships formed on it) the most important thing in their lives, and I just think Eko didn’t need the island itself for that. It just happened to be this effed up place where he ended his real life…
Uh, I got no happy explanation for Michael, though. That sucks.
For real– let me say that I really, truly loved this finale, and thought they did just about everything right– but seriously, what was the deal with Jack’s son? He was just a figment of this afterlife, something that tied some of the Losties together… but actually meant nothing? I honestly don’t mind not “knowing” the answers or reasons for most things, but that did seem a little weird to me.
Oh, that and WHY WEREN’T NIKKI AND PAULO IN THE CHURCH? WHHHHYYYYYY?!?!
I’m just hoping she’s dancing in her tween sister’s room, and not A) her mother’s or B) her own. No adult woman or 2-year old girl should have THAT many teenybopper posters on the walls.
I’m wondering if maybe “Kwon” on the list refers somehow to their daughter, so she will be coming up again? Since they made such a big deal about not knowing which “Kwon” was a candidate (and we all just naturally assumed it had to be Jin and Sun)…
Lost had me crying like a little bitty baby last night (though I’m glad you pointed no one mourned Lapidus… except us).
Did anyone else have a problem paying any attention to Jack and Locke’s hospital heart to heart after Sun and Jin’s scene? I’m sorry, but “blah blah bad fathers blah bad sons” pity parties can’t interest me after Jin’s “forever” promises. *Sob*
Oh no, as a serious Lost-Head, I have to say that I couldn’t sit through the Happy Town pilot, and wouldn’t want Gabe to even try. It’s trying to be a very, very, VERY, poor man’s Twin Peaks (complete with a “Blue Door” instead of “Red Room”– Agent Cooper would not be amused).
Well I was certain Sun and Jin were both going to be brain-fried as they ran towards each other across the Sonar Fence, just at the moment Zoe gave the order for the fence to be turned off. After all the time it took them to shut down that electromagnetic room that obliterated that other guy two weeks ago, they turn the fence off in like .3 seconds? (I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love that Jin and Sun are finally back together, but I did think that would be an amazing WTF moment in Lost history).
1. I couldn’t love this recap more.
2. Is it just me, or is Lapidus really starting to look like an old lesbian?
So did anyone notice that when Martin Keamy (“creep face from restaurant”) told his partner they should get the Russian guy, he called him “Danny’s friend”? I’m hoping “Danny” is none other than our Daniel Faraday, and he’s a badass gangster in Sideways LA. How cool would that be?
Ok, professor Spanish slave ships here– from my understanding, the Canary islands belonged to Imperial Spain, which didn’t abolish slavery outright in its colonies (which included “New World” places, like Cuba) until 1886. Now, I know that might not totally explain why a presumably English captain is purchasing these slaves, but it is conceivable he’s working within the laws of the Spanish empire (just breaking his own, if he’s taking them back to English colonies).
Or in other words, I WILL BELIEVE/DEFEND ANYTHING LOST TELLS ME!!!!!
I loved the beginning of this episode, but I thought it was a little lame that Sawyer’s (er, Det. James Ford’s) personal revelation seemed to be brought on by watching an episode of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Michael Landon is totally moving, but really, writers?
I completely agree– this episode was the best one of this season yet. It’s funny, I went from hating Ben in early seasons (and any “others” stories that took away from the original characters) to finding him sooo much more compelling, even in his sideways timeline, than snooze-worthy Jack and Kate and even Sayid. In both on and off island scenes, the episode actually kept my attention, and we got *some* minor answers (candidates can’t die because Jacob touched them– that’s kinda cool to know, right?).
I was very frightened when Gabe had us all “gather” for the announcement last night (not in the least because I’m a fairly quiet Monster, and was nervous to enter the chat room live with so many of Videogum’s Major Players– hehe) but this change was–is– a pleasant surprise. Hooray!
“Then they go into the cave and everyone’s names are written on the ceiling.”
Clarification: Everyone BUT Kate;s name (and I guess one of the Kwons?). I am unsure how to take that because that either means a) Kate was never a “candidate” and maybe isn’t that important and maybe will die soon or b) she’s THE most important one and the final episode will all be about her, and I’ll have to kill myself.