Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Great comment on Pijaba.

"LOST has always had its sympathies with eastern religious tradition, namely Buddhism and Hinduism. A big part of that religious tradition is the focus on questions and questioning and less on universal answers. The belief is that there are very few, if any, universal answers. LOST seemed to hammer that point home over and over again. Locke wants answers, thinks first the answer is in the Hatch and then with Ben and then with Jacob. Each time, those potential sources for answers prove not to have answers at all. Jacob was set up as a Jesus Christ figure and then was revealed to be just a man who had a task to do that he didn't even really choose to do. Meanwhile, the tragedy of Locke is that he couldn't simply appreciate the fact that he was a paraplegic who was now walking around. The obvious contrast was Rose, who simply lived in the moment. No need for answers. She was alive and with the man she loved. That was enough

I found that this was implicit in the LOST story, but unfortunately we have had a lot of shows that fixed on setting up mysteries and then trying to reveal them in somewhat lame ways (X-files and Twin Peaks come to mind). This may have set the expectation for LOST and the writers didn't do anything to dispel that. Let's face it - if Cuse and Lindendorf said, "Hey, LOST is a Buddhist pulp fiction." they could have kissed their shrinking audience goodbye. And so here we are. Anger, confusion, feelings of betrayal. That's what you get if you try to go subtle with a mass medium that's intended to entertain.

I enjoyed the ride, but I also expected very little by way of answers.

Posted by: eastwest at May 26, 2010 1:04 AM"

ALSO this on Little Green Footballs.

And does this look familiar?

Monday, May 24, 2010


I also think the writers learned a lesson from the finale of Battle Star Gallactica.
While I enjoyed it and was satisfied my one quibble with BSG was that the need to answer every question gave us an ending that was more then we needed and not as character driven as the show itself had been.

You just can't answer all the questions.


I loved the ending of LOST.
Just wanted to get that out there first.
This is probably the first in a series of posts as things come to me.
There will be spoilers so if you have not watched your Tivo'd show, don't read any further.





* VINCENT! I was already tearing up when Jack laid down to die, but when Vincent showed up and laid down next to him to provide comfort and companionship I just began weeping...I'm doing it right now.

* How did they make me like Jack and Kate? That's some damn fine writing.

*In the end the show was about the people and not the mysteries. They were just the hook to get us involved in the lives of the folks on the island.

*And the show was really about Jack's journey to the point where he could let go and tell his father how much he loved him.

*Jesus I cried a lot last night. Each time someone found the person they loved and waited for caused more tears, but maybe Juliet and Sawyer was the best. Though I thought it was so sad to know that Kate must have never loved anyone else but Jack because of how she said she had missed him so much. Everyone who made it off the island alive had a chance to go on and live long lives, but Kate must have always pined for Jack.

*Hurley was always my choice to protect the island and I love that he is always able to look past people's actions and take them "in the now" even with Ben who always just wanted to be respected and special and to belong. Ben was the perfect choice for his #2. Plus Ben has super sekrit spy skills. I would watch a show about their time running the island especially with Hurley making the rules. (in the end Jacob was kind of a dick.)

*Remember that the Dharma wheel of life includes a form of purgatory.

*And since my personal question has always been "what's up with Eloise" I think that all of her shenanigans were in the end about trying to keep herself from killing Daniel and/or figuring out a way for him to have never come in contact with her on the island. It also seems like the "sideways LA" was her construct and everyone else was in her and (maybe) Charles Widmore's purgatory where Daniel is alive and happy and will soon be with Charlotte. The only question is why she was aware of what was going on and no one else was.
I need to watch that episode she was in with Desmond so long ago.

That's it for now.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pretty Dresses

This is the Martha Manning Dress that the previously mentioned tag belongs too.
You can find it here and it is a larger size...I know I need to finish the listing.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cute Vintage Tag

From a Martha Manning Dress I am listing later this week:

Mid Terms

Last night was a good night for the Dems.
First off they get to run against Rand Paul (hahahahaha) in KY...and you know that in the time between now and Nov. he and his Paultards are gonna do or say some crazy ass stuff to turn off the average voter.
Next Specter lost and Miz Blanche is in a run-off.
I promise you she never expected that result.

My favorite quote of the night came from Maddow who was interviewing the RNC spokesman.
She said that the RNC has now lost 7, count them, 7 special elections in a row.
He just sat there for a min and then began spewing about Scott Brown.

I'm sure this is good for John McCain in some way.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Metal God RIP

The Goddess household is very sad today with the news that Ronnie Dio died this morning from stomach cancer.
My son thinks he is a metal God.

Here is one of the most fraked up videos of all time, Holy Diver in honor of Dio:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

As Fat As I Wanna Be


(I actually wish I was fat because I ate fatty tasty food all the time but I don't. Even the Mr. and The Teen comment on how it sucks that I eat so much less food then them and never lose weight.)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Smooth Petunia (Ruellia strepens)

One of my first wild flower surprises when we moved into our present home was the wild Smooth Petunias that showed up next to the house in the "shade garden".
They come back every year in May.
This year I got an even bigger surprise when one showed up in the above planter.
I have no idea how it got there, but I will enjoy it (and mark the area so I never disturb it) while the short lived blooms are there.
Here is more information on Smooth Petunias.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mother's Day Early

Guess what I got for Mother's Day?
An iPod Touch.
I wanted one, said I wanted on for Mother's Day and The Teen bought me an 8g one.
Me love it.Now that Amazon has a Kindle App for them I was finally able to get a device that allows me to download books and play around on the internet while sitting on the sofa.
(really this is all about the lack of a laptop/notebook and not wanting to spend more then $200...the Touch was $175 on Amazon.)

What are your favorite apps?

Friday, May 07, 2010

Photoshop Freak Hands

This is some photoshopping that has gone horribly wrong.
SJP and Kim Catrell look like they have some type of freaky toddler hands attached to their arms.
Or mutant limbs that are in the process of actually growing....
Listen I know I have commented on SJP's 80 year old lady hands, but for heaven's sake that does not mean they should be erased and replaced with freaky doll hands.
Adult humans, no matter what their age, have knuckles and veins.

Via both Jezebel and Projectrungay.