Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vote for your fav of Season 1!

For our next series of podcasts, we're delving into the BESTS of each season. We have picked our favorites of Season 1, and we want to know what's yours!


Justin's picks:
"Raised by Another" and "Deus Ex Machina"

Claude's picks:
"Solitary" and "Numbers"




Note: the pilot and season finale are off limits, therefore not on the list. Also, if your favorite is not on the list, that means it's our favorite too. No sense in voting on something we're already going to talk about, right? Right.

71 Comments:

Blogger Claude said...

I heard a dirty rumor that there is a NEW Mr. Podcast!

11:17 PM  
Blogger David3 said...

Excluding the pilot and the finale, my top five would probably include the four you guys picked along with Walkabout.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous paul in nyc said...

numbers, pilot, finale, walkabout.
walkabout is the first lost episode i ever saw and immediately hooked me to the series.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

i actually just rewatched "confidence man" and :all the best cowboys have daddy issues" for whatever random reason, and they are both better episodes than i remember. maybe not my favorites of the season, but i recommend a rewatch for anyone bored and jonesing for LOST during this monstrous hiatus.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Claude said...

Man is it dead around here! I can see who the *dedicated* fans are! ;)

In other news:

Do you guys like 7?
Do you like 14?

How about a new LLD podcast by 7/14?

Sound good?

Nice...

Deal!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

yay now i can start counting down the days!

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

I wonder if it will be a short podcast since it's off season? Then again, short for Claude and Justin is 2 or 3 hours so no worries there then.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

I just want to be listed in the "dedicated" category. I guess there is less to say when we are not getting new Lost episodes to fuel our theories. Looking forward to 7/14. Looks like I will have a new LLD to listen to right after watching the new HP movie. Yay.

8:07 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

What's up guys... not much to say...season 4 will be awesome...

Lara,

I love Harry Potter! Are you just a casual fan or are you more involved with the fandom? I can't wait for Deathly Hallows!

I have this strange little idea that the Harry Potter series should be a tv show. Each book is a season, and each chapter is (roughly) an episode. I've finally come to expect that the movies are very different from the books canon-wise and I enjoy them just as a reinterpretation of the books. But I think a tv show would be able to delve more deeply into the characters and keep and focus on the details (apart from the main thread) that really make Harry Potter so enjoyable. it's just something I like to think about...

Sorry for the off-topic ramblin', but theres not much going on in the Lost world right now. Though I do suggest people go vote at the various polls gong on at darkufo. Right now the episode cup is at round 3 with 16 final episodes before we get the best episode of lost so far as voted by you. It's a fun way to pass the hiatus. They're gonna start a character cup soon, and they're also taking nominations for best scenes ever....

Hope you guys are having a good summer...looking forward to you're next podcast... :)

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Krys said...

I'm JUST getting to the end of the finale podcast. I like it to last long. I love a good Mr. Podcast so I'll download that in a minute.
(I'm a girl by the way.)

I voted for Confidence Man. I liked that episode a lot but I more voted for it cause I don't know which titles are which episode. Bad LOST fan.

I'm excited about the next podcast (And Harry Potter!!!).

7:28 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I'm the Harry Potter fan here at the LLD. So I'm looking forward to the book and movie along with all of you. I'm much more excited about the book, though. It seems like there's a lot to get to in that last book. With my experience with the Dark Tower series, I have to assume that some things will not be resolved. I guess I would call myself a semi-casual fan.

I got into the books by listening to the British audio version read by Stephen Fry. I think that guy is amazing.

I think the movies have been pretty good overall. It does seem like they are diverging more and more from the series, I wonder how close they'll be in the end. I was really disappointed with how the ending played out in GoF. It was probably my favorite part in the books so far. So, I was ripe for letdown, I suppose.

Razzle Dazzle!

11:36 AM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

i love harry potter. the books i mean... i watch the movies because, why not, but i never understood how people who don't read the HP books can get into the movies. the movies all seem very surface-y to me and i enjoy them mostly to see how closely they compare with each book. ah well. i can't believe the last installment will be out so soon! i got into them one summer during my high school years because my brother (who is much younger than me) had been reading them casually and i just picked up the first one out of boredom. here i am a real life, post-college adult still excited about harry potter.

i kind of think that's how i'll be with LOST. when 2010 rolls around... it seems so long from now, but i think i'll be just as excited.

it's too bad claude's not a fan of HP, otherwise you guys should totally do an HP podcast on the last book (and/or the 5th movie) in august or september, cuz hey there's not that much LOST content around... it could be a special mr. podcast dedicated to HP or something...

1:54 PM  
Blogger Claude said...

Who says I'm not a fan? Oh, I guess Justin did.

Let's just clarify and say that I haven't read the books, but I've seen the movies.

I do like the movies, and as a point of explanation (I'm looking at you Jane), those of us who watch the movies and haven't read the book enjoy the movies for the same reasons people enjoy the books: story and character. There is plenty of both in the movies to be entertained, even though many of the details are missing.

I thought about an HP podcast after all the comments here about it, but I could only comment on the movies. And I have a sneaking feeling most of the conversation would be:

Claude: I like that they did so and so.
Justin: Yeah it's not like that in the book.
Claude: Oh.

That doesn't sound fun. But maybe LLDers who are also HPers could task Justin to host a Talkcast about the new book/movie. I'd join to throw in random comments like "Those actors are getting too old" and "Is Voldemort dead yet?"

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

I got an Outstanding in the grade 3 WOMBAT test on JKR's site. The certificate says have you considered a teaching post at Hogwarts. That would so be my dream job!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Some LOST news

The Gold Derby questions the Emmy committee, stating that they snubbed LOST last year so how can they be trusted now

-------------------


Gold Derby by Tom O'Neil

Emmys cut judges' votes in half, but, hey, they're dancing with the stars!
Memo to those noble TV showbizzers giving up their next two weekends to endure the drudgery of judging panels at the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences headquarters: Are you aware that your vote only counts half as much as last year?

That's because ATAS chiefs decided that the solution to all Emmy ills — the way to fix the voting procedure once and for all — was to use the same process used on "Dancing with the Stars"!

That's right! After you're done spending grueling hours watching a sample episode from all 10 contenders for best drama and comedy series, academy accountants plan to reduce the importance of your vote by one half. Last year your vote counted fully toward determining the five nominees per category, of course, but you were a naughty judge. You didn't pick "Lost" for best drama series and now can't be trusted fully.

Never mind "Lost" producers submitted a wacky episode sample full of dangling plot lines ("Man of Science, Man of Faith") last year that made no sense to judges who aren't regular viewers of the series. Producers were SUPPOSED to submit their BEST episode of the year, which TV Guide said was the Tailies one. Conveniently, it happened to have a self-contained, sensible story line that probably would've resulted in a nomination for best drama series and maybe even a win.

But "Lost" — which had won best drama series the previous year — submitted a lesser choice instead and got snubbed. Producers and ABC didn't want to accept the blame for playing the Emmy game poorly so they fingered the TV academy and screamed, "J'Accuse!" When reporting on the hubbub that followed, most journalists piled on top of ATAS, too, because, after all, the Emmys aren't the Oscars and must be punished for it.

When covering sports, journalists never blame the Olympics for failing to give the gold to an athlete performing poorly, but, strangely, nobody blamed "Lost" last year for stumbling in the Emmy race. That's because nobody understands the Emmy Award. It's the only showbiz prize that requires contenders to pay attention to the voting process and actually compete. When they don't, we witness The Susan Lucci Syndrome: careless contenders continuing to get snubbed when they hand in junk to judging panels. Lucci only won at last when she finally figured out what the judges wanted to see: a full-spectrum acting sample, not just a videotape full of diva screaming. Imagine that. Had that dawned on her earlier she might have avoided the public humiliation of being slapped by her peers 18 times.

Last year, when the "Lost" flapdoodle erupted, ATAS chiefs couldn't take the heat and decided to slap the judges, taking away half of the impact of their vote.

Then they deferred to, yes, the wisdom of "Dancing with the Stars" and decided that Emmy nominees should be decided by mixing the newly diminished judges' scores with a 50/50 measure of the original popular vote, which concluded last Friday and resulted in the Top 10 finalist lists.

Panels convene at the academy's headquarters in North Hollywood this weekend and next to vote on best drama and comedy series. Since actors are a pampered lot and must be coddled, they don't have to leave their private whirlpools. They get shipped DVD screeners of sample episodes and get to vote at home.

Nominations will be unveiled on July 19.

What's wrong with this new voting system is that it's probably going to result in the exact opposite of its intent, which was to quiet the screams of damning TV critics furious over the Emmys failing to nominate the obvious.

Now, this year if the judges refuse to nominate "Lost," the shows getting the most popular votes will be nominated anyway.

The problem with that approach is that it screws over low-rated shows. This year the TV critics' darling happens to be one of them -- "Friday Night Lights." If it doesn't get nominated for best drama series, expect all Emmy hell to break loose.

Ironically, "FNL" may now not get nominated thanks to a new voting system put into place in order to stop critics from screaming LAST YEAR.

"FNL" ended this TV season ranked 95th in the Nielsens. There's a good chance it might not even squeak into the Top 10. If it does, it's probably in the bottom rung — ranked, let's imagine, 8th, 9th or 10th. That means nearly all judges must rank it 1st, 2nd or 3rd among their 10 choices in order for it to be nominated after accountants mix the two forms of voting on a 50/50 basis.

That's unlikely because "FNL" producers submitted the pilot. It's good, but not the best episode of a series that most TV critics claim got better and even better as the season progressed.

Furthermore, let's be honest. "FNL" has lots of cultural disadvantages. It's about sports. Do TV industry snobs care about high-school football in Texas? That's enemy territory to Hollywood liberals. George W. Bush country. It's possible that TV academy members don't even know it's on the tube. If so, we'll find out soon. No doubt lots of Emmy judges will tattle on what made the Top 10 this weekend.

We already know that "Dexter" is definitely in the drama-series mix. We can safely assume that these shows made the cut, too: "The Sopranos," "House," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "24," and "Heroes." That's seven. It's also quite likely that "Brothers and Sisters" and "Rescue Me" made the cut. That's nine. Close behind are "The Tudors," "Boston Legal" and, not far behind those, "The Closer" and "Law & Order: SVU."

Hmmmm . . . Did "FNL" even make it into the Top 10? Stay tuned and check in with Gold Derby throughout the weekend -- BOOKMARK THIS LINK -- we'll be giving you frequent reports.

And remember to duck on July 19 when "Friday Night Lights" isn't among the five nominees for best drama. The weapons hurled by the TV critics of America at ATAS will be nuclear.

But at least they won't be made about "Lost" getting snubbed again. That's impossible. Not only is it assured a nom based upon its TV popularity, but based upon its episode submission, too. Producers entered "Live Together, Die Alone" this year. It's a two-parter. Those almost always get the most Emmy votes. Isn't that hilarious? Yes, size matters in Hollywood.

Posted by tomoneil on June 28, 2007 in Emmys

5:45 PM  
Blogger Claude said...

Can we get at least 100 votes on the current poll? I think we can.

I miss you guys. Can't wait till we put out another podcast so you'll come play with us again.

12:01 AM  
Blogger mark said...

hey, i haven't abandoned you guys! in fact, i went back and downloaded all the early shows. i've been listening carefully for anything that might back up my assertion about your podcast containing some of the wisest predictions about the direction of the show. i won't say i woke too soon, but you've definitely made more blunders than i remembered. don't worry, it's all going in my final report. but what meant to say was that, since you do such a good job analyzing all the details of lost, i'm convinced you understand the show better than anyone in the online community, and maybe almost as well as the writers themselves. i think if you burned a dvd (or two or however many it would take) of your podcasts and sent it to cuse/lindelof, you could easily score a response and maybe even a job offer! has this been said before? anyhow, lots of praise!

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Mark

You really can't be held accountable for "blunders" on LOST or any written fiction. The writers may manipulate characters for the need of a single story.

If they entire story so far takes place over only 3 months, look at the dramatic changes in Danielle.

Danielle has been on the island for 16 years. A month and a half ago she captures Henry Gale and they are are clueless as to who the other is. She does not tell the Lostees that Gale is really Ben Linus. A couple of weeks pass and she announces to Sayid they she doesn't get involve when they visit Mikhail's home. Well for someone who does not want to get involve, a week passes and she is going to the Black Rock to get dynamite so the Lostees could blow up Ben's boys. Then she helps lead the Lostees to the radio tower, and seems to have a complete aboutface on Alex. Hi Alex I'm your mom.


The point is that the character developement is strong, but the characters are manipulated by the writers for the story at hand. At the writer's discretion a lovable peaceful Hurly could turn into Hitler. In reality this ordinarily would not happen or at least there would be some clues, but in fiction they are purely the writer's tool.

3:50 PM  
Blogger mark said...

bruce,

i agree with you that the characters on lost are (occasionally) manipulated by the writers for the story at hand. claude and justin have pointed this out several times. nevertheless, i hardly think that this excuses all the careless predictions and theories that appear on some (other) podcasts and are spread on numerous (other) forums (that is, with the exception of the lost lowdown!).

what i was saying above was that, since claude and justin have done the work of analyzing many details of the show, they understand the characters well enough to be able notice when a character does something he or she wouldn't do (which cannot be accounted for in terms of normal character development).

however, i really don't think that this is as common an occurrence that we should no longer hold anyone 'accountable' (whatever that means). look, of course there is no obligation imposed on a fiction writer to develop a character in a certain way. sure there will be shocking reveals about some of the characters, as well as other surprises, by if the writer is any good (as the writers of lost sometimes are), he or she will avoid the temptation to turn Hurley into Hitler.

maybe i can clear this up by simply explaining what i meant by the word 'blunder', which you put in quotation marks. when somebody makes a specific prediction about something, he or she is usually either right or wrong. in the latter case, the prediction can be thus regarded retrospectively as a stupid or careless mistake - a 'blunder', if you will - based on the mere fact that the prediction turned out to be wrong! (whether or not the prediction SHOULD have come true can be debated endlessly but it is beside the point.) i actually think claude and justin have done well in predicting character development and the direction of the show. and yet, although i cannot yet back up this allegation, i would posit that at least one or two of their guesses have turned out to be wrong (i'm looking at you, new year's justin).

2:02 AM  
Anonymous perry said...

Clearly Bruce has mistaken Mark's comments about C&J's prediction "blunders" for LOST writing blunders.
So i think that can put your argument to rest.

*cough* 14/7/07 live podcast *cough*
*cough* (or 7/14/07 for ppl in the US) *cough*

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Hi Perry

Actually what I am doing is justifying.

In the real world we can turn on a GPS and if we make the wrong turn the GPS will course correct and get us to our location, because it is based on two facts - 1 where we are and 2 where we are going.

With LOST, we are not playing with the same rules. Anyone can predict a logical sequence for a character to follow, but the writers have the luxury of just manipulating the characters to do anything they want, even if it does not make sense.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Oh sorry, trying to stay on subject.

I did not vote for a favorite episode, because for the most part I enjoy them somewhat equally.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

viktor krum is hot
-frank

10:17 AM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

Mark, I agree that characters on lost probably dont change in a realistic sense. Especially danielle. If she has changed so much in three seasons she must have been a totally different person 16 years ago. But you have to remember that its a tv show and not real life. By the way mark I saw that you live in Ithaca. Do you go to school there, or do you just reside there?

by the way I am writing this comment from an iPhone at the apple store. :-)

7:08 PM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

If character actions don't make sense to you, it may be because you don't have all the facts. The writers aren't perfect, but they do seem to be fastidiously careful regarding the release of key pieces of information. Often, character actions are based on some background we haven't learned about yet. This is all elementary, but knowing this, any predictions will occur more by chance than deep analysis. Still, here I am reading lostpedia and rewatching season 3, hoping to pick up on some piece of the puzzle I missed. I agree, due to the sheer quantity of analysis (plus Claude is a writer and Justin has that newyears justin edge... does justin write too? forgive my ignorance, i thought you were both writers, but not sure). Anyways, I think Claude and Justin probably do have a better chance at hitting the target more often when it comes to predictions, and more-so as a team than individually.

Ditto on the HP. Can't wait for book 7. Ordering mine from Amazon in Canada, as it's the original British un-translated version. Yeah, I'm a HP snob :p Not really, but I realize how it might sound that way. By the way, there's a cool theory site that went online shortly after the last book was released called dumbledoreisnotdeal.com. It's not a spoiler site, just a theory site. Fun stuff to read to get pumped for the final book.

9:12 PM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

Oops, I obviously made a typo... it's dumbledoreisnotdead.com not dumbledoreisnotdeal.com :p

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Dumbledore IS dead - JKR said so. But that doesn't mean he won't appear in the final book in some form. Probably through his portrait or the penseive maybe.


Oh yeah, this is a Lost site... Downloading the podcast now guys!

4:31 AM  
Blogger Janic said...

who do you think is the "alienated cast member"?

this is from DarkUFO's rumorsection:
"The rumor is true about cast member having problems on the show and they want off the show.....and they will NOT be missed by many of the cast members"

4:37 AM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

i've heard a lot of speculation on almost all the actors being the "alienated one" but the one that makes the most sense to me in matthew fox.

who really knows. unless it affects the show in some major way, i don't really care about the personal relationships as long as the show is still just as intriguing as it ever was. of course, it would be nice if everyone could just get along.

it's no match for all the grey's anatomy cast drama though, i don't think

6:20 AM  
Anonymous benjamin said...

I agree with Perry,

Live podcasts are great.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous jacob said...

Yeh me too, i agree.

Live podcasts are the best.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous jacob's dog said...

*Woof* Live podcasts are definitely superior. *Woof*

8:40 AM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

Could be a foiler, but yeah, Dumbledore most likely is dead.

Umm, not a fan of DarkUFO. In fact I don't ever want to read anything he/she wrote... ever. Isn't it the same person that unscrupulously posted the Season 3 finale spoilers? Sure you had to read them to know them, but they propogated EVERYWHERE, so if you read about Lost online, it was nearly impossible not to see them somewhere in some form. Likely I'll stop reading about Lost online except on certain sites I've come to trust, like lostpedia. Anyways, now he's stirring up trouble by gossiping about their personal lives? I really don't want to hear about that here, please don't take offense by that, it's not personal to the poster, honestly. I just don't want to hear anything from the weenis that is DarkUFO :) With any other show I would just enforce my own internet blackout and not read about it online, but the very nature of Lost is such that online sharing of theories can be a valuable piece of enjoying the show... assuming they're theories and not true finale give away the fucking ending spoilers. That's just my 2 cents. No I didn't read them ahead of time, I read them after the fact, but they were just too easy to find, and I can't recpect or listen to anyone that would leak that kind of info about my favorite show.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous paul in nyc said...

ditto

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Oh man, my itunes is downloading old LLD episodes. I was really excited there for a moment.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Claude said...

I think it's obvious that Justin and I will be wrong about a lot of things, because we aren't privy to the information that the writers have. And let's face it, the writers are only "correct" about what will happen because they specifically know. If they had to guess at plot developments, they would be wrong at times too.

That said, I think that to some degree we have a better chance at being right because we spend more time analyzing the clues, this is, everything about the show. And I think even the things that we say which turn out to be wrong, for the most part, at least make sense.

Now, as far a HP: I predict that Harry and Voldemort are the same person.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Jeri said...

Hello Claude, Justin, and all,

I have not left the fold, I am still a "*dedicated* fan," but I am lucky enough to have just returned from a month in France. (Maybe I should have posted to the Frappr...)

Funny, the 13 hour podcast had automatically downloaded to my iPod right before I left, so I spent some time on trains, planes, etc. happily keeping up with the LLD- and Mr. Podcast!
Merci.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous mekareq said...

I think that in the final episode of Lost Dumbledore is going to show up and use a time turner to fix everything. Maybe that's why Jack's so ticked off, Dumbledore just totally blew his mind.

My crazy theory... Fred is evil. Not George, just Fred. Read it, everything he says is mildly disturbing, but made funny by George. And he used Ron's Puffskein for bludger practice (seriously, it was in FBAWTFT). George is cool, but Fred is totally fucked up.

MekareQ

4:23 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

Anyone know about the mysterious symbol that appears on the spine of the British childrens edition of DH? My theory about it is that it's some kind of map of where the horcruxes are.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous peaches said...

you know who,
not sure about the meaning of the symbol, but on the bloomsbury publishing website, that symbol is pretty prominent.

www.bloomsbury.com/harrypotter/

7:28 PM  
Anonymous mekareq said...

I think it's metaphorical... The circle represents the full soul, the line down the center represents the splitting of the soul, and the triangle represents Voldemeort's secret shame, it was the only instrument he was able to master. The quote from Dumbledore... "Music, far greater than any magic we do here" is a hint to the children on how to defeat the Dark Lord.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous mekareq said...

Oh, and JKR had the symbol in it's individual pieces as a puzzle to get something cool on her website.

7:03 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

I don't know... The image on the spine for HBP was gaunts ring, and that was a physical thing not a metaphorical representation of something. So I'm leaning toward the symbol being something that actually physically appears in the story and is important (like an ancient map). mekareq, do you listen to any harry potter podcasts? Beacause a theory I heard in a recent pottercast made me think about the symbol differently.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE! :) :) :) :)

7:54 PM  
Anonymous mekareQ said...

I listen to Mugglecast and Pottercast, it's actually how I started watching Lost. One of the hosts on Mugglecast and two of the Pottercast hosts were talking about how cool it was. Now Lost is my favorite show ever!

10:02 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

mekareq,

WOW, Thats exactly how I started watching Lost!

I'm a big Harry Potter fan and I listen to both Pottercast and Mugglecast, and when John, Melissa and Andrew from those two podcasts did a (now defunct) podcast about lost called "Totally Lost" I decided to check the show out. I actually listened to a few of the episodes of that podcast before I had watched the actual show. I had been meaning to watch it for a while but had never got around to it. When I finally decide to watch it the season 2 finale was on. I barely knew anything about the premise, and yet when I watched I could see that this was a show that I would get into. It was kinda of funny because I caught up on season 1 and season 2 over the summer having already seen the season 2 finale, so I knew about big things that would happen (like the hatch blowing up) yet I immensely enjoyed every episode. I think some of the suspense came from knowing what happened at the end of the 2 seasons and yet wondering how it got there, I think it's kinda of similar to the flashforward, we know what happens down the line but the suspense comes for racking our brains on how in the hell will it get there. Seriously I don't think anyone watching the pilot thought that a season later large parts of episodes would be set in a concrete structure.

But, Man! That's pretty cosmic! I guess Andrew, Melissa and John have made at least two hard core lost fans but doing that short lived podcast. Have you ever gone to totally lost's site? I''ve made a few comments there, and theres one near the bottom of the page that talks about how they got me into lost.
Heres the link:http://totallylost.libsyn.com
/index.php?post_id=150279&
comments=on

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Alice said...

Hey everyone,
I feel a bit left out as I haven't read any Harry Potter books. Although I love them just for the fact that they annoy crazy people who think the books encourage witchcraft.
I need a new LL Podcast soon, I just listened to the GSPN Podcast, which had 10 minutes at the start with Stephanie talking about being a stay-at-home mother.
I miss your hilarious tangents!

3:57 AM  
Blogger Janic said...

lol, GSPN? I'm not that desperate :P I listened to the Lost Community Podcast yesterday. They also talked about your 13hr podcast...

8:32 AM  
Anonymous MekareQ said...

Sorry to make you feel left out, the new Potter is coming out in about 2 weeks, and it's the only thing some of us can talk about. If it seems crazy online, imagine knowing one of us in real life!!

I can't wait until the next Lost Lowdown, I love Claude and Justin, they are so funny. I know I've said this before, but when they were saying "The Others *need* to take Claire's baby!" that cracked me up for several days. I always hoped they would come back and say what O.T.H.E.R.S. stood for... anyone else have any ideas? I'm Stumped.

Lame... I know.... I'm also bad at Anagrams

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

I love Pottercast and Mugglecast too!

I would recommend Harry Potter Prognostications - a bit more grown up discussion and very short too. there's also Spinnerscast and for the Snape fans: Snapecast (must have taken them ages to think up the name)

It's like Lost, there's so many podcasts out there you really have to search for the good ones.

Sorry C & J for turning this into a HP blog! But then if you love mysteries, Lost and Harry Potter are ideal.


O.T.H.E.R.S

Out To Harm Everyone (now) Running Scared

Ok that was rubbish.

3:16 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I like the HP stuff. Right now, it's a much better time to be an HP fan than it is to be a LOST fan. I also want to thank...phat cartman for saying that the American versions are altered to take out some of the british slang. By pure accident, I've always heard the original versions, but it's still nice to know. I think I'm going to have to go into media black out mode for a few weeks, because I don't want to know anything. I got spoiled on the last book before I even cared about HP.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous MekareQ said...

Here's my favorite Harry Potter Theory:

Fred is Evil.
George is not.

Seriously, Fred is always saying things that are terribly disturbing, but then George says something funny, and we think "Hey! Funny twins!"

Also, Fred used Ron's Puffskein (a cute little pet, sort of like a tribble) for bludger practice. The little thing did not survive.

Straight theory, Not a Spoiler: Fred is going to do something that is going to be detrimental to the good guys, probably motivated by money. You have to wonder where Draco got the "Peruvian Darkness Powder."

Wow, I'm a geek.

FYI... I spent two hours at the gym today and have a very active social life.

Really.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

Damon Lindelof has a piece in The New York Times about how he thinks the last Harry Potter book should end, if anyone's interested.

Here's the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/opinion/08lindelof.html


Personally I agree with Damon and think it would be great if Harry died. I love it when HP gets dark and strays away from the children's lit. genre. (Which is probably why books 4 & 6 are my favorites...)

They've said it before and they'll probably say it again: Lost is not a story where everyone is meant to survive. Even if the character deaths are not the most important or surprising thing about how Lost ends, I am inferring from articles like this one and other interviews and such that our hero (Jack) or heroes (all the major Losties, or all the Losties) will die.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

sorry the link above got cut off:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/opinion/
08lindelof.html

4:22 PM  
Blogger FeFeMartini said...

Everyone,
is there anywhere i can d/l full lost episodes without... ya know... paying for them? I want to re-watch some, but don't want to spend $35 on each season through itunes... if you don't want to post it, just email me (fefemartini@gmail.com)

Thanks

6:19 PM  
Anonymous vicki h. said...

i have a question. Where did the comment "That's what she said" come from?

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously, who the f is j c hutchins and why is the big o constantly plugging him, its annoying, and has nothing to do with lost.

I hate jc hutchins, and have stopped listening because the plugs are constant...i hope big o got his $ out of it because he lost listeners...wtf?

6:51 PM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

vicki h--

it's a running joke on "the office." michael likes to add that to the end of any phrase that could be sexual.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Janic said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcnn--yAF4s

:P

10:07 AM  
Blogger phat_cartman said...

LMAO

12:10 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

Guys...I hear something blowin in the wind. What is it saying? Oh yeah, theres a new Mr. Podcast.

I'm listening to it right now. clustin are compiling ßome list...i'm not exactly sure what the theme is... ;)

3:23 PM  
Anonymous vicki h. said...

jane doe..
thanks for letting me know. i watch the Office but i guess i didn't listen to the dialog closely enough.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous vicki h. said...

janic..
that was so funny. thanks.

7:19 PM  
Blogger stephen said...

I have an idea. Most of the other podcasts, who shall remain nameless (SIERRA MIST... 7 UP), are going back on old Lost episodes with new podcasts. I've been listening to old Lost Lowdown episodes. It's fun. "OMG I can't believe they killed Mikey!". I have listened to the big 13 three times now I think.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous jane doe said...

tomorrow is 7/14! i'm excited.

so who else has seen HP already? i personally enjoyed it more than the other HP movies, but the crowd was really into it so that might have affected my assessment. it was very dark and broody...

spoiler alert (?)

for those who've seen the movie and read the 5th book: i was disappointed that the prophecy possibly pertaining to neville was not addressed. whether it concerned harry or neville was a big part of book 5, i thought... (although it has been a few years since i've read it), and also the most interesting development in the book (book 5 was not my favorite installment if only because i predicted sirius's death half way through)

just trying to liven up the comments section again.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Malcolm said...

im leaving for hawaii tomorrow early in the am. like, 4 am. i wont be back for 3 weeks, and will have limited computer use. could you guys please try as hard as you can to release the podcast before then? it would be nice to hear on the trip there. ill tell you guys if i see any cast members there, or whatever.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Malcolm said...

oh, and i voted for walkabout. its my favorite, other than clustin/jaudes picks. hearts and minds wasnt that great. it was ok, but not in the #2 spot. it would suck, but be really funny if someone voted for homecoming over and over again.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous paul in nyc said...

i saw hp today. it was good. not my favorite of the movies. prisoner of azkaban still ranks number one on my list of the hp films.

it was a bit slow at the beginning, but the payoff in the end was great.

i was quite pleased with the actress who played luna lovegood. she nailed it.

i only wish they showed more of bellatrix lestrange.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

It's done! It will be up by 7/14 west coast time...which is close enough for me.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Malcolm said...

good. i gotta wake up at 4, and i get off the plane at 1 pm, and i would like a good ol lld podcast to occupy my time.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Malcolm said...

it didnt start on the office though. it had been around much longer before. the first pop culture appearance of thats what she said was in Wayne's World, according to the wiki article i remember reading bored once. i cant seem to find it now...

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my friends in college overused "that's what she said" about 10 years ago.
i remember it from summer camp about 20 years ago, also.

8:26 AM  

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