Archive for February, 2008

LOST – Constant

February 29, 2008

My head is absolutely reeling after the episode. This has to be one of the best if not the best episode of LOST for me brutha’ {insert Scottish accent here}. Some of the viewers might be turned off after watching this episode since LOST has become much more confusing and has just become an entirely science fiction show after events of this episode. I like that they are trying to explain what’s happening on the island in a scientific sense, instead of taking the faith root where stuff happens and you have to believe it and if don’t you’d be lost way. So if you are entirely confused after what happened in this episode, hang in there. I’ll try to make it entirely plausible.

The episode opens with Desmond looking at the picture of him and Penny when he flashes back to the past. Is it just a flash back? No it’s not. It’s…waitforit…time frickin’ travel!!! Which is of course in a sensible way, well at least for me. His mind travels back and forth between 1996 and 2004, where in 1996 he had just joined the Royal Scots and in 2004 he is finally on the Freighties ship. He doesn’t remember the events that had lead to him come to the island and he doesn’t even remember Sayid. So then we meet Minkowski, strapped to a bed because he was also travelling in time through his head. He is thought to be sick by his peers after he tried getting a look at the island. Seems that when people travel back and forth through the island they need to travel on a set bearing so that they wouldn’t encounter any “side effects” aka Time Travel. The side effects, sickness, time travel, whatever u want to call it, seems to happen to people who are exposed to a certain level of radiation, which of course would include Desmond.

Sayid then calls good ol’ Dan to fix the problem. 2004 Dan sends 96’ Desmond to 96’ Dan to help him fix the problem. After some coaxing by Desmond(96’) and experimenting on Dan’s(96’) part, Dan(96’) realizes that the only way to stop the side effects is to find a constant (something that a person cherishes and would hold on to) in the present. The constant for Desmond(96’ and 2004) is Penny(2004). So Desmond(96’) gets Penny’s number and remembers it so that Desmond(2004) can call her, sooo that he can interact with his constant and return everything back to normal. *sigh* And he does. The moment that Desmond finally calls Penny and talks to each other is one of those tear-jerking and heartwarming moments and I can’t wait for these two to unite. I actually care more about Desmond and Penny than anyone else, since somehow over the course of the seasons Desmond and Penny have become the heart and soul of this show.

Onto other happenings. For people who don’t have a clue about the LOST Alternative Reality Game (ARG) which you can check out here, the Black Rock referred to in the painting and the Journal of the ships first mate, bought by Charles Widmore is none other than the Black Rock on the island. I think Richard Alpert (the guy with the eye mascara? (Is it called?)) and the “Others” that Ben encounters when he was a kid are the crew members of the ship. Jacob might even have been the captain of the ship. Anyways the ship set sail from Portsmouth, England in 1845 and crashed onto the island. It was then probably swept more onto the shore by waves somehow and an island being an island expanded, as it should. Thus the shrubs and all the greenery surrounding the ship. Charle’s Widmore most probably knows more than he’s letting on and he might even be the one whose funding the expedition to the island which is of course unknown to Penny Widmore.

And Dan, the oh-so-mighty Dan (best character on the show next to Dezz), has his own motives. He actually sent Desmond(96’) to Dan(96’) for his own gain. I think Dan was having the side effects exactly when he came to the island. This is because he had himself been in contact with radiation on his own accord to do his experiments with time travel. He looked disoriented and out of sorts for a while since he came to the island. He was probably going back and forth for awhile in his head. That might also explain him crying for reasons he couldn’t understand after hearing about Flight 815 crash, in the flashback in which he was introduced in. Or it might happen in future episodes. I so want to see more Dan. He intrigues me so. Let’s just call it a Geek Crush shall we? Anyways Dan(96’) tells Dan(2004) through his journal “that if anything goes wrong, Desmond Hume will be his constant.”Question is why does he cherish Desmond that much? Maybe since Desmond(96’) told Dan(96’) about his time travel, which eventually lead to the events of Dan(2004) coming to the island? Ahhh…So many questions and many answers. I love this show!!!

Oh and that shot where Dan is reading his journal, at the end of the episode is over the top beautiful. My jaw just dropped while watching that scene. The sun setting behind the tree trunk and the white clouds in the blue sky, and the back of the island on the horizon and Dan sitting there reading his journal. Amazing! Kudo’s to the cinematographers.

Next week, a Juliet episode???

P.S who’s your constant? 😉

Do you reallllly need a breast massager?

February 26, 2008

This article is meant for women of course as well as some men *ahem* and it’s not meant to be offensive. I saw this article on Gizmodo and I just had to tell you guys about it. I never actually knew there were breast massager’s until now. Why do you actually need them since you’ve got your hands and all if you ever need to massage them? *raises eyebrows* (I see that this is going into bad territory since kids will be reading this as well so I better stop). Anyways this company from Beijing BUBBY (can be pronounced as boobyy?? , [ok ok I can’t help it..kids don’t read this *sigh*]) Robot Tech Co. LTD has a business proposal for this device. I actually think this might be the funniest thing I’ve read in my life. No offense to anyone.

 As a result of market research, we specified our targeting consumer groups which are listed below:

1.Girls who are reaching or having reached puberty, hope to improve the growth of breast.

2.Women who received surgery in the breast, desire to have a faster and better recovery.

3.Mothers, who are nursing babies, want to release the pain and to accelerate the secretion of breast milk.

4.Female who is having the period, want to release the swelling pain of breasts.

5.Women who want to lower the incidence of mastopathies.

6.Women, who are under pressure, want to relax themselves.

7.Women who want to improve the quality of their sex activities.

8.Women who want to have pretty breasts.

The Breast Massage Robot stimulates massager’s hand movements to perform comfortable massage. It is capable of automatically adjusting itself to fit various breast shapes. It also features good portability and a variety of massage programs.

We will sincerely corporate with investors to make the BMR the hottest high-tech product worldwide.

You can check out the Video of it in action in the original article. Don’t worry its SFW. 😀

LOST – Eggtown

February 24, 2008

First of all lets look into the meaning of Eggtown. A wikipedia search of Eggtown gives this result

Egg-town is a pejorative term that refers to the days of bartering, during the Great Depression. A traveling salesman would have to barter his candy or tobacco or shoelaces for different commodities. A poor exchange would be for eggs, a relatively common item that is also highly perishable. Nobody wants to trade for eggs from a traveling salesman because they have their own, so the salesman who accepted an egg in exchange was forced to accept a bad deal. Salesmen would use the term like “If I were you I would stay away from Bogart. That’s an egg-town.” Of course, the lack of trust among salesman was also high, and it was likely that one salesman would lie to another about the quality of a town’s customers to keep them for himself. Invariably, the second salesman ventures into to Bogart only to find it is truly an egg-town. He is either persuaded to not visit a town that has good customers or is tricked into visiting a town that can only offer eggs. The term “egg-town” represents a deal with undesirable outcomes in either case.

Eggtown here probably refers to the deal that Kate made with Miles or the deal Kate made with the Court.

Second of all I have to say, I’m riiiiight~. All my predictions for the people who got off the island are true. See here to check it out. So now we know as I had predicted that Kate was looking after Aaron and that Claire probably didn’t make it off the island. Probably Aaron is not one of the Oceanic Six and there are still two people not accounted for and the producers have said in an interview the other two of the Oceanic Six will be revealed by the end of episode 7. Might be either Ben or Aaron. More about the Oceanic Six later on. Let’s get into the episode.

In this episode we got a hell lot of Kate and we finally know how she was not convicted in the future and more of Locke’s craziness. I really hoped Locke would get into his groove and prove himself and his faith. But the guyer has officially gone off his rocker when he put a grenade into Miles’s mouth. WTF??? Locke is getting frustrated by the minute while Ben seems to be in control still. Ben is an enigma and he is the focal point of this whole show now. Hopefully we get a Ben flashback this season. Anyways Locke is getting crazier by the minute and Kate is still breaking Sawyer’s heart. I feel sorry for that guy and I think Sawyer has run out of story and is going to be the rumored major death that’s going to happen this season.

The back story of the episode was Miles using Kate to get to Ben to ask for 3.2 Million Dollars. Why the exact number? That’s anyones guess. In Kate’s flash forward we learn that she escapes all her charges by making a deal to stay in the state for 10 years. Jack helps out as well by giving a totally fake account of what happened on the island. That’s the story that the Oceanic Six are going with probably for reasons yet unknown. According to Jack’s story only 8 people survived the crash and two died. Probably Jin and Sun? Then we later learn why Jack is not with Kate is he doesn’t want to see Kate’s child, who we much later on learn is infact Claire’s Aaron. The only reason that Jack doesn’t want to see Aaron is, he learns later on the Claire is her half-sister and want’s nothing to with his nephew, because he’s probably disgusted by his father’s affair. This felt like a filler episode for me as I kinda knew the conclusion since they gave so many hints about Kate and Aaron through out the episode.

Back to the Oceanic Six. According to the producers Ben might as well be one of the Oceanic Six. Just as I had predicted earlier on ( I’m too good, I know I know *bows* 😛 ) he might have taken the identity of a person on Flight 815. You can check out the interview here. If Ben and Aaron turn out not to be one of the Oceanic Six I’m going with Sun and Jin since they are the only one left.

Next week’s episode is going to be killer. A Desmond episode always is!

Quote of the Episode :  

Ben to Locke after Locke knows what “Ben is trying to do”.

“Excellent John. You’re evolving.”

 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Casting News

February 21, 2008

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the back story of Logan before he joined the X-Men. Starring alongside him is Gambit and Deadpool as well as his arch-nemesis Sabretooth. I wasn’t actually this excited for this movie before I heard that Gambit was going to be in the movie, who is my favourite character btw. And guess who is playing Gambit? The ideal person for an old Gambit would actually be Sawyer from Lost, who actually got a call up for X3, but they decided to scrap the character. The person playing young Gambit is none other than Taylor Kitsch of Friday Night Lights. The guy looks exactly like Gambit, but my worry about him is, can he change his act from a brooding high-school kid to, a wise-ass card throwing bad-ass who speaks in a Cajun-esque accent? The guy can act and has got the looks to make gals go wild like Remy LeBeau, but is he that good?

The other casting that is entirely spot-on is Deadpool, nicknamed the “Merc with a Mouth” mainly because of his wisecracks, black humor and satirical pop culture references, who is going to be played by Ryan Reynolds. I’m a big fan of Ryan Reynolds and there is no question about how a great actor he is after he strutted his stuff in The Nines and I think this is the best comic based character casting since Wolverine who of course is being reprised by Hugh Jackman in this movie. From what I hear they are going to go with the Weapon X storyline where Wolverine gets his adamantium claws and Deadpool’s cancer is cured by injecting some of Logan’s DNA into his bloodstream which leaves Deadpool mentally unstable. Don’t know how Gambit features into the whole story line since in the Comic Book canon Logan and Remy never met before they joined the X-Men. Due out for a release in May 1st 2009 this will definitely be on my radar.

Update: Dominic Monaghan  aka CHARLIE from LOST!!! has been cast into the movie as Blackwing; a bird like mutant that can fly. This has now become my most anticipated movie of 2009 due that reason and that reason only!!! Can’t wait 😀

Prison Break Finale a BIG Disappointment

February 19, 2008

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I don’t know what to say after watching the finale. I’m just at a loss of words. And this might even be the last episode of Prison Break. There is no word from FOX that they are going to pick it up for the fourth season and I actually don’t care. This might have all to do with the writer’s strike since they had to trim down the episodes from probably twenty two to thirteen, which really sucked. There are so many questions left answered.

So Whistler is the head of the Company?

 

Couldn’t they have just busted out Whistler without going to all that trouble?

 

Whatever happened to that old dude that masterminded the whole operation of putting Michael into Sona?

 

And they never really needed the coordinates and it was all a big ruse? But Gretchen was mad that Whistler lost the book though.

 

And why was Mahone staring at the bank all that time?

 

Mahone is in cahoots with Whistler now? Wasn’t the company that put Mahone into Sona in the first place? I actually don’t think Mahone would get duped that easily. He might probably be trying to break down the company from the inside.

 

Does anyone of you know what happened to the big bag of cash that Michael and Link had in season 2?

 

So Michael is out for revenge and Sucre is in jail again! I feel sorry for that guy. He never deserved it. This started out as a great story and has turned out into an all out conspiracy with no questions being answered. I hope if it gets renewed for a fourth season we get all the answers we need before it ends. What did you guys think? Did you like the season finale?

 

Jumper – Review

February 18, 2008

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So the other day I watched Jumper. It was probably one of my most anticipated movies of the year. It’s an adaption from the book of the same name written by Steven Gould. From what I hear there were a lot of changes made story-wise in the movie. So anyways the story goes like this. David discovers that he has the ability to teleport from one place to the other, but the catch is that he should be able to visualize where he wants to go. In other words it should be a place he has already gone to by other travelling methods. The movie doesn’t clarify much whether he can go to places he sees in photographs, probably he can, but I’m not that sure. He has photographs lying in his apartment of his “Jump-Sites” which I think he has taken after he had gone there. So yeah, probably he can’t go to places he hasn’t visited before. If any of you know otherwise let me know.

Anyways when he discovers his powers, he leaves his drunk of a father and robs a bank. Who wouldn’t? He was only 15 years old and being abused by his father, abandoned by his mother, and had no money. So he robs the bank. After eight years of living a great life, teleporting where ever he wished he runs into Roland Cox, a Paladin who hunts Jumpers. As history goes Paladin’s have been hunting Jumpers for centuries. Paladin’s has seen Jumpers go mad with power and they put it upon themselves to stop them by killing all Jumpers. So it is an all out war between the Jumpers and Paladins. We only see three Jumpers in the movie. But since this is a trilogy I expect to see more in the sequels. It’s a pretty interesting concept where both parties think they are doing the right thing. There is no good or bad, just Jumpers fighting for their lives and Paladin’s hunting the people who would eventually destroy humanity, possibly. They even show glimpses of how Jumpers doesn’t care about others when Griffin (another Jumper) teleports a large bus filled with people onto Roland Cox. Paladin’s are no saints either as they have killed families of Jumpers just to capture and kill a Jumper. Which is pretty cool.

The effects of jumping and all the actions were awesome! I was like “whoaaaa…” while watching the movie. It was that good. But the story has much to be attained and the movie was too short. I expected to see all out war but instead got two jumpers fighting an arrogant Paladin plus an annoying love story in the middle. The movie has such an awesome premise. They could have done so much more and I’m pretty disappointed at the ending. But hopefully they can make it work in the next two sequels. So all in all it’s a pretty good movie which you will enjoy if you like movies with great action sequences. Who wouldn’t want such an ability to jump wherever you want? That’s the coolest ability ever!! I can think of soooo many things I can do with that ability if I had it. 😉

Oh and yeah apparently David goes to surf in the Maldives. I didn’t know that we got that much “surfable” waves. *shrug*

Cute Little Girl Says Frog

February 18, 2008

LOST- The Economist

February 17, 2008

Well well well. Four right and two more to go 😉 . Oh wait Ben escaped as well. I got that part right and that explains the coffin theory. Ben is in the coffin. Although Ben is probably not one of the Oceanic Six since he’s hiding from “The Economist” and no one knows he’s off the island. Great episode and we are getting so many answers in a little space of time.

The thing that blew me away more than Sayid working for Ben was the payload. 31 minutes and 20 seconds is the time difference between the freighter and the island. The time probably depends on the distance between the island and where ever you are. Meaning there might be about three year’s difference between the island time and the rest of the world; which will explain Walt’s growth spurt when he comes back as well as Richard not aging. The island is the fountain of youth and that’s why everyone is searching for that place and Ben wants it to himself. That also explains why women can’t have children on the island; the growth of babies is too slow. I’m so glad they introduced a new scientist character in Dan. Hopefully he’ll be able to explain everything that’s happening on the island in a scientific way and Miles can hopefully understand the supernatural.

Ok so back to the episode. Sayid is one of the Oceanic Six and is working for Ben by killing people on a List to protect his friends. I don’t think Sayid is in no way a traitor. He’s doing what he has to do to help his friends who are probably the people left on the island. I got an Alias de ja vu when island Sayid discovered Ben’s multiple identity passports. That and the people living in the houses on the island like a happy family and immortality coming into context reminds of Alias (Produced by JJ Abrams who also incidentally was one of the producers of LOST). Is Ben a secret agent? Does he have other ways of getting off the island? Maybe that would explain Ben’s growth since he is aging although he is on the island. He frequently makes trips to the outside world to do whatever he does and maybe Richard is immune to aging since he was on the island too long. Probably “the temple” others are going to is the gateway off the island and the submarine was just a ruse to keep the new comer’s such as Juliet on the island.

After making a trade with Locke to get Charlotte back Sayid and Desmond are off to the freighter with Frank and the body of Naomi. Desmond wants to know why Naomi had a picture of Penny and the Freighties that came to the island admit that they don’t know, so he’s on his way to the Freight. Sayid wants to check out the Freight to determine whether the people on the boat are the “good guys” or not.

Oh man LOST is rocking and I hear people who stopped watching is jumping on the LOST bandwagon again. Next week’s a Kate flash forward and with how the first three episodes were expect it to be filled with a chock full of more answers.

Quote of the Episode:

 Hurley commenting on Miles after he calls Hurley tubby.

“Oh great the boat sent us another Sawyer..” 😀

More LOST: WOOT!!!

February 13, 2008

Since the writer’s strike has ended. Thank god for that!!! The writers are going back to work after V-Day and the writers over at the LOST camp are going to write us five more episodes of season 4. How cool is that??? 😉

It’s been confirmed by Carlton Cuse that we would probably get the new 5 episodes of LOST ( which is 3 episodes less than we were going to get this season ) will air sometime around May. Four weeks after the 8th episode of season 4. And the three episodes that we are missing will be put into season 5 and 6. That means the expected story telling for the season has been cut short, so less flash backs and flash forwards but more answers and action in less amount of time. That I can take. And I don’t mind waiting four weeks for LOST.

Check more of the information on the Ausiello Report on TVGuide.

meet Flocke – now ain’t he cute?

February 10, 2008

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Meet flocke. A baby polar bear. I now no longer want a kitten. I want a baby polar bear!!! He’s sooo cute!!! (ignore my girlish enthusiasm 😛 ) Hopefully I can get one without a Dharma tag. 😉

Check out more pics of flocke over here.