Archive for easter eggs

looking for swf (spooky white female)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 25, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

for those of us plebians that don’t have hd, all the hullaballoo about the “woman behind sun in the dharma hut” was a total WHA? moment. (in case you don’t know, the brouhaha here is all about how a blonde-ish woman can be seen lurking in the shadows behind sun in the scene with ghost dad in the orientation hut in “namaste.”) is it claire? is it charlotte? is it SHANNON? IS IT A GHOST OF A CROSS-DRESSING, WIG-WEARING CHARLIE PACE?

it’s probably a production assistant. that’s the side that doc jensen and i are on, at least. take a look for yourself:

no show is perfect — not even lost. that’s why we run into problems with these “easter eggs”; after all, to err is human. unless it really is ghost someone-or-other, then we’re sort of superceding the human.
you be the judy.

the incredulity of st. thomas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 13, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

a poster on the fuselage has discovered a great “easter egg”: one of the paintings on the wall of mrs. hawking’s church is The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio:

according to the bible, saint thomas, aka doubting thomas, was the apostle who asked the risen jesus for proof of his resurrection. as is illustrated in the painting above, jesus asks thomas to touch his mortal wounds and thomas exlaims, “my lord and god!” he is thus known as “thomas the believer.”

i think this painting provides a great connection to the lost debate about belief and doubt, science and faith. resurrection is too, no doubt, a timely subject as we saw christian “the daddy issue that just won’t die” shepherd instructing a fallen locke.

and don’t forget that locke’s off-island alias is none other than jeremy bentham, the philosopher who had his body preserved as an auto-icon at the university college london. benthem hoped that one day he may be revived. ucl currently rolls him out to board meetings and records him on the ledger as “voting, but not present.”