Thursday, April 30

Faraday Seek A Variable

Review of last night's amazingly crazy, but yet answer-filled LOST episode can be found at Zap2It

and also read the EW recap A Twist Of Fate

Wednesday, April 29

Who Knew?

Tom Price Furniture

This chair looks EXACTLY like my stepdaughter's papasan chair. All this time she was creating something artsy by casually tossing her clothes onto it. WHO KNEW???


My Suite Stuff

Only $80... doesn't someone want to buy me these? Please!!??

King Faraday

The Variable

Tuesday, April 28

100 Things I Love About LOST

I love LOST. I'm sure that comes as a big surprise to anyone who stops by this blog (and seriously... DOES anyone ever stop by here? hello??) So, in honor of this week's 100th episode, I bring you 100 Things I Love About LOST.

Feel free to thank me for all the hard work I do in bringing you such awesome Lost-ness.

Monday, April 27

Street Art

Friday, April 24

Doc Jensen

Read the latest LOST article from Doc Jensen

Wednesday, April 22


Usually, I head to Indio, CA for 3 days of music, booze, heat and randomness. This year is a little different. Marc & I just went on Saturday.

4 hours in the car
head to the URB party to pick up tickets
try to find the person that has our tickets
watch the drunk people swim naked
wonder why the bartender winks at me (or maybe she's squinting to see straight)
get VIP tickets from joely
get back in car
walk through a mile of horse poop to get to the festival
go immediately to VIP area, get drinks, sit down in the grass, watch and admire TV on the Radio
walk over to Fleet Foxes
get tired of standing in a huge crowd
feel old
go back to VIP area, and listen to Thievery Corporation on the way
get sausages and cokes
watch the sky
watch the crowd
overhear some dude say to his girl, "let's eat this thai food and then go have sex"
hear the crowd get excited for MIA
listen to MIA and spot people we know in the crowd
get tired of MIA after 5 minutes because of the incessant bull horn
wonder if she has a guitarist, drummer, bassist and bull hornist
seriously, what is up with the bullhorn?
drive home glad we went

I don't have an HDTV...

...but I have an HD Tivo!

My old TiVo, after 6 years of being there by my side, is about to hit the dust. I just have to catch up on a few shows (Lost, Office, 30 Rock) and then it's buh-bye TiVo 2.0, hello TiVo HD!

LOST 4/22

Tonight is not technically a "new" episode, but instead they are showing a retrospective exploring events in the lives of the Oceanic 6 and the other island survivors during the three years after Ben moved the island. I'll definitely be watching. I mean seriously... what else would I be doing? Everyone who knows me knows I am totally and completely addicted to this damn show.

In the meantime, go check this out from EW Untangling The Mystery

Thursday, April 16

Rewriting His Story

Read the LOST recaphere courtesy of EW.

Wednesday, April 15

Hoth Stuff!

From EW:
Tonight's episode focuses on Miles Straum, and the Doc valiantly charges into Norse mythology for clues. Plus: A chat with Ken Leung, "Lost Untangled," a "Star Wars" diversion, trying to figure out Smokey, a Purge binge, and and more!

Tuesday, April 14

Josh and Anna's Big News!

It's the news you've all been waiting for: Anna Duggar is pregnant! She and Josh actually concieved months ago, but unlike certain other people [cough cough, Michelle Duggar, cough], waited until after the first trimester before announcing it on the Today Show. On one hand, I'm a little happy for her: this is her life's goal, they basically said in their wedding vows they were going to have as many kids as possible, and Anna seems thrilled. But on the other, freakishly bigger hand, I feel very sad for Anna. She probably didn't realize that she was signing up for a lifetime of TV appearances for every little announcement. She's only 20 years old and has been married/kissing/etc. for only seven months, and only started holding hands with a boy last summer! Yes, this is what she obviously wants, but is it only because she's been locked into a life where she thinks this the only option for her?

Another TWoP-er said exactly what I was thinking regarding this public situation that Anna has found herself in:
Regarding the idea that Anna should have lit out like a bat out of hell from Gator Landing when she saw TLC show up, I think this is where I started feeling sorry for the girl and perhaps fan wanking a little: Here is this girl, sheltered, brought up her whole life to think that the best days of her life would be when she married and started having children. "Submitting" seems romantic: I am going to be so in love with this man that I will give him all of me to do with as he wishes.

Suddenly, she is being proposed to by a man that she has essentially been crushing on, her family comes back and Josh announces "she has her ring" in the exact tone you use at the county fair when you are buying prize-winning livestock, and TLC is sticking cameras in your face to record a moment you probably thought would be moonlight and roses and soft music. No wonder she looked like she was going to climb backward out of that booth.

By now, anything she doesn't like she's probably decided is her fault and is a test that God has put in front of her. If she isn't enjoying physical intimacy (and really, what are the chances?), she probably thinks it is her own failure to truly submit, to truly trust God in the form of Josh presiding over her. Poor girl.

So here's how the pregnancy announcement went, from what I can piece together from various sources: Anna had taken several pregnancy tests before (my own speculation here: when she didn't get pregnant after the first couple times they did the deed, she started taking a test once a month?), and was disappointed with the negative results. On February 2, she took another test, while she and Josh were at work at the used car lot. Not wanting to be disappointed again, she peed on the stick and then left it in the bathroom for Josh to check later. Josh checked it, but told Anna that he wouldn't let her know the results until later. (Now at this point, if I were Anna, I would have guessed that it was positive - otherwise, why the suspense? But maybe he just wanted her to focus on work at work and not worry about it one way or the other.) (My own speculation again here: Josh gets on the phone with the TLC producers, down the street at his parents' house, and says, "Boy, have I got a scoop for you! Meet us at our place at 6:00!")

When they get home that night, Josh cooks up some story about the TLC cameras being there to film some yardwork that they're planning on doing. Then he gets Anna to sit down next to him and announces the news. Next they call the Kellers in Florida to break the news, using a TLC crew member's iPhone (Dave's? Just guessing since we saw his iPhone in "Duggars on Ice.") Creepy Pa Keller comments that the book and DVD they were given for their wedding night must have really worked! Then the next day they announce it to all the Duggars (and the Bates!) at Grandpa Duggar's banana birthday bash.

I understand wanting to make the announcement with all their family present, but did they have to make such a fuss with the cameras and going on the Today Show and all? Wow, a healthy young married couple became pregnant with their first child. Is this newsworthy? Maybe when she hits number 14 she can get her first TV special, like the [original] Duggars, but I don't see why this particular situation deserves special treatment. They had better not bring the cameras to the delivery room! As one TWoP-er puts it, "It's the reality TV version of 'If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?' If a baby falls out of a Duggar uterus and there aren't camera crews present, does the child exist?"

  • The whole Duggar family gets together to make the announcement on the Today Show (and here's their written article)

  • Josh and Anna will be featured in a new web series on, "Duggars - the Next Generation." The first video, Josh Tells Anna, is actually kind of sweet. They're both so excited! I just can't figure out if they're calling each other "Baby" as a pet name, or just repeating the word "baby" as in, "We're going to have a." And here's Josh and Anna's Big Announcement, which starts and ends with a long-awaited kiss, and includes mention of how their "activities" have changed (I assume baby-making activities?).

  • Here's their article on's Celebrity Baby Blog. It features a very immodest picture of Anna (from their post-wedding photo shoot - these pics keep popping up!) where it almost looks like she's wearing pants! No, I can't know that she has a crotch!

Just Letting You Know....

--courtesy of Danny Jones Design

WHEN are we?

Having trouble knowing what the hell is going on with Lost? Wondering WHEN they are? I don't know about you but there has been so much happening, what with the flashbacks, flash-forwards, time-shifting and general craziness that is Lost... well, frankly, I'm Lost!

Thankfully we're in luck. The helpful folks over at ABC have posted a timeline on their website. Feel free to Click Here to watch.

Tuesday TV

8pm-American Idol. Who's your favorite? Who should go home? Is anyone even watching?
9pm-Fringe and Dancing With the Stars. I plan to Tivo DWTS and watch Fringe live with Twittering throughout. Once that's over then I'll fast-forward to DWTS and see who gets the boot.

Peeple's Choice

Washington Post Peeps Show III

April is....

...National Grilled Cheese Month. I had no idea.

Monday, April 13

The Hills Are Alive.....

Some Like It Hoth

Episode 5.13: Some Like It Hoth (Miles-centric)
Airdate: April 15, 2009

After young Ben is reported missing from the infirmary, suspicion mounts among the Dharma Initiative that there are traitors in their midst and Sawyer's lies about the castaways look set to come undone. Meanwhile, Miles is asked to deliver a package to a senior Dharma operative as flashbacks reveal how he came to be part of Widmore's operation to retrieve Ben from the island. But what is his connection to one of the most important figures in the Dharma Initiative? Source: What's On TV UK

We'll learn next week why Miles was really on the freighter and get a return visit with bossy freighter babe Naomi, as well as learn how/if he's been on the Island before. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Friday, April 10

And In Other Fringe News...

After collaborating on his upcoming Star Trek reboot, Abrams has signed Leonard Nimoy to join the cast of his Fox baby, Fringe. The 78-year-old Trek icon will play William Bell, Walter Bishop's former lab partner-turned-millionaire founder of Massive Dynamic.

The character is slated to debut in next month's season finale and then return in the fall for an extended arc.

Fringe Code Cracked

I had heard the images seen between breaks meant something but until I stumbled across this article, i really hadn't given it much more thought. Cipher Expert Cracks Fringe Code

Carrell & Fey Teaming Up

The flick Date Night, directed by Night at the Museum's Shawn Levy,starts shooting in a few weeks and stars the comedy dream team of Carell and Fey. The stars of The Office and 30 Rock play a married couple who go out to a trendy Manhattan bistro for some couple bonding time, when things go terribly awry thanks to a case of mistaken identity.

Thursday, April 9

Ben Meets Smokey

Courtesy of EWDead Is Dead

Wednesday, April 8

Monday, April 6

The LOST Motherload

I cannot be held responsible for any of this content. It may possibly be accurate or it all might be a load of shit. Either way, it's damn entertaining.

Courtesy of
Despite the fact that many of us (myself included) suspected that Christian Shephard might actually be Jacob, we finally have confirmation that he is not. The role of Jacob has been cast and he will be appearing in the Season 5 finale of Lost. Mark Pellegrino will be playing the mysterious island leader. And he won't just be appearing....he will be interacting in flashbacks with some of our main characters.

For example:
Jacob: We will learn that Jacob has witnessed pivotal events in the pre-island lives of Locke, Sayid and Sawyer. Source: EW

Sawyer: Jacob will meet a young Sawyer at his parents' funeral. Jacob will not be interacting with young Sawyer for very long, but he will be acting as a sort of conscience for Sawyer, telling him something like "I know what you did". Source: The Observ3r@The ODI & The Transmission

Locke: We will see a scene where Mark Pellegrino (who has been cast as Jacob) is reading a book on a bench outside a building when BAM!! Locke falls eight stories out of the window and lands behind him. While people cry out for help and to call 911, Pellegrino (Young Jacob?!) calmly puts a bookmark in his book and casually walks over to Locke's body in the grass and kneels down next to him. Source: Dark UFO

We will definitely be seeing Jacob's cabin again. Source: The Observ3r@The ODI

Here are some non-Jacob related spoilers:
Juliet: The sub will make a reappearance and Juliet will board it again (in a flashback maybe?). Source: vaudesir@Flickr

Sayid: The finale will feature the scene where Sayid's wife, Nadia, is killed. Sayid will either witness her death or see her dead on the ground. Word is that Sayid will also be injured (probably doesn't relate to Nadia's death since we saw no earlier indication of this). Source: The ODI

Sun & Jin: Their weding will be featured in a flashback. Source: The Transmission

Losties: We will see a return to the beach camp (and we will see Rose and Bernard again!). Source: The Transmission

Penny: While we know there will be a death of a (semi-major) character by the end of the season, it will NOT be Penny. Source: E!Oniine

Rose & Bernard: We will find out what happened to Rose and Bernard during and after the time-travel. Source: EW

The Temple: We will be seeing inside the mysterious temple in the season finale. To get inside, people will have to get a bit wet. It's very Egpytian with large columns around a type of fire pit in the middle and torches on the wall. There's a tapestry on the wall with Egyptian figures on it. At the very top of it, some figures are kneeling to a sun with an eye in it and the sun's rays have hands on them. Next to the tapestry is a spinning wheel. Locke and Ben will be inside the temple. Source: and DarkUFO