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1951  Arts / Television / Re: Television on: May 27, 2007, 02:38:05 PM
The clipping looks like it reports the death of "Jo...(folded area)...antham."   If we eliminate islanders who probably did not have an alias, that would reduce the possibles to a small group.  It also eliminates anyone who died on the island whose body might have been returned stateside after the rescue.  If it's Ben, then I think Ram Dass would have showed up, assuming he survived.  OTOH, that would suggest such interesting turns of plot and character, if it were Ben --- i.e. Ben would have to have revealed a really different side of himself, such that Jack would be able, at a later time, to actually shed tears for his demise.  Or is Jack actually shedding tears for the loss of whoever is in the clipping? --- perhaps the death, even of someone he hated, would bring up memories of terrible happenings on the island and bring guilt and grief rushing back. 

In short, we must wait.  But I get a chuckle at the intense scrutiny brought to bear on single frames of video and millions of bytes of speculation generated therefrom.


1952  Arts / Television / Re: Television on: May 27, 2007, 02:23:33 PM
Harrie, you don't want to know the things I had to do to achieve Junior Member status so swiftly.
1953  Books / Meander Where You May / Re: Meander Where You May on: May 26, 2007, 01:42:51 PM
No need, we all understood that that was implied by "hero."

1954  Books / Creative Writing / Re: Creative Writing on: May 26, 2007, 01:38:45 PM
she said, momentarily forgetting that Jeopardy questions all paid in even-numbered multiples of one hundred.  Startled by the bizarre mental lapse, Rachel wondered if this was yet another disturbing effect of the sudden reversal of the Earth's magnetic poles which had begun the previous Wednesday and had led to global chaos and....
1955  Arts / Television / Re: Television on: May 26, 2007, 12:44:44 PM
At least, that's the opinion of this Junior Member.

1956  Arts / Television / Re: Television on: May 26, 2007, 12:43:42 PM
I do see Locke has heading in a Kurtz-ish direction, so I can well imagine him not having anyone show for the viewing.

1957  Home and Garden / Garden / Re: Gardening on: May 26, 2007, 12:42:20 PM
Hair cuttings work somewhat for repelling deer, but I haven't seen them stop rabbits. 

Maybe if you let your hair get dirty enough.

1958  Home and Garden / Food Matters / Re: Food Matters on: May 26, 2007, 12:40:52 PM
I eat little meat, just a bit of chicken or fish with asian cuisine, as a condiment.  Even that little bit that I contribute to the horrors of factory farming bothers me.  The thing about food issues is that we are taking about a drive so basic that it can roll over ethical considerations, especially when the ethical matters are somewhat abstract and remote.

1959  Books / Creative Writing / Re: Creative Writing on: May 26, 2007, 12:36:19 PM
...lution lessons at the Charles Darwin Institute, so she feared that her trailer park past might continue to haunt her if she could not get a better handle on the principles of natural selection and...
1960  Arts / Movies / Re: Movies on: May 26, 2007, 12:33:06 PM
Night of the Diving Lead

1961  Arts / Movies / Re: Movies on: May 26, 2007, 12:31:07 PM
This may seem like a shameless quest for Junior Member status, but the phonetic spoonerism is calling to me with a siren song that I cannot resist.....

Bad Company (Cad Bump a Knee)

Won the Otter Front

You Tears Before the Mast

Twenty Date A's



1962  Arts / Movies / Re: Movies on: May 26, 2007, 12:24:55 PM
this one works phonetically:

Demon Seed


1963  Books / Myth and Ancient Literature / Re: Myth and Literature on: May 26, 2007, 12:16:34 PM
While the myth of Sisyphus first addressed the rigors of the boring day job.
1964  Books / Meander Where You May / Re: Meander Where You May on: May 26, 2007, 12:14:40 PM
No offense taken, Teddy.  And I'm posting on the most trifling matters, as I continue my quest for the airy heights of Junion Member-hood.
1965  Books / Meander Where You May / Re: Meander Where You May on: May 26, 2007, 12:13:02 PM
Mention of Victoria Day reminds me of how much I like the Torontonian SF writer Robert Sawyer, whose newly published "Rollback" is a wonderful character study of an elderly couple who are divided by the uneven results of a longevity treatment.  Sawyer is transcending genre.

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