Halfway through season 4

>> Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm beginning to understand the insanity.


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Lost: Season 3

>> Friday, January 8, 2010

So, Desmond survived. I didn't think that was going to happen. I wasn't expecting Eko to go that early though. I thought it would have been midseason. Oh well.

This must be the season where it became "a small world." Claire is Jack's half-sister. Locke's dad swindled Sawyer's mom. Sawyer's girlfriend helped Kate visit her mom. Am I missing another connection? I can't remember offhand. I thought that the girl Charlie saved from getting mugged was Sayid's Nadia, but I'm not entirely sure.

I kind of like Juliet at this point, but that's only because she finally came clean. I liked that bus part in her backstory though. When she walked out of the building and the bus was in frame I couldn't help but think, "Hey, a bus!" But that Richard guy who hired her and is one of the island's original inhabitants, according to Ben's flashbacks, seems really odd. He looks the same age as when Ben met him as a kid. Why is that? Of course, every time I look at him I think, "Hey, that's the guy from Suddenly Susan."

But that ending. Ugh. I don't get it. I figured from the part one that it was showing Jack after they had gotten off the island. I thought it might have been when he was returning from Thailand (Jack slept with Bai Ling. EWW!), but the hair made it a bit more obvious. Same with the prescription drug addiction. Mr. Squeaky Clean would never have done that before the crash. But I don't get how Kate would NOT be in jail. I mean, what, they just absolved her of her crime because she crashed on an island? No way. That's just too ludicrous.

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Lost: Season 2

>> Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Finished this last night after a two-week break in the middle of the season. For awhile there, I was beginning to worry that I might not be able to finish all the episodes before the last season starts. But once I started back up, the episodes were over before I knew it.

I especially loved Desmond's introduction with the bicycle and music. I really hope he's not dead. I like him. I'm so glad they brought him back at the end of the season.

That creepy Michael Emerson character, whatever his name is, I can't stand. I assume he's going to be the villain in all of this. I don't know how else to describe him at this point. I remember that he won an Emmy this fall, so I guess that means he's still alive through season five. It dampens the suspense a little bit, but I'm still glad that I haven't gone through the agony of other people I know from waiting season to season to find out what happens.

Which means I know that Echo is going to die at some point, because he landed the cover of Entertainment Weekly when he did. I didn't mind Ana Lucia dying. But it seems like they originally intended to do a little bit more with Libby (at this point) before they killed her off (because Cynthia Watros had a drunk driving incident back when they were filming in Hawaii). I remember reading comments about that when the season originally aired.

But Michael has got to have some serious karma coming his way. Selling out your friends so that you can get your son back? That's a Faustian bargain if there ever was one. He should have just come clean to everyone to begin with. Too late now.

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Progress!

>> Monday, January 4, 2010

For Utah:

Salt Lake City's first openly gay council member will be installed on Monday.

Stan Penfold, a self-described liberal, will represent the diverse neighborhoods of Avenues and Capitol Hill.

A California native, Penfold moved to Utah in the 80s to practice landscape horticulture.

“I discovered I kind of liked it here,” Penfold told the Salt Lake Tribune. “Nobody was more surprised than I was.”

He soon began a second career in nonprofit activism, leading the Utah AIDS Foundation for more than a decade.

Penfold replaces Eric Jergensen, who stepped down after serving eight years as councilman.

Gay activism, however, is not Penfold's issue: “the city has done a remarkable job on the social-issue stuff.” Perhaps a reference to a recent law unanimously approved by lawmakers that outlaws discrimination in the city based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

On his campaign website, Penfold mentions gay rights only once, saying he “opposes fear-based efforts to legislate against or intimidate minority groups, whether they be immigrants, members of the LGBT community, or any racial or ethnic group.”

Instead, he'll focus on quality of life issues. “I want Salt Lake City government to see a city of neighborhoods,” he said. “People function well when they are recognized.”
I can only hope that this helps more people realize gays are just normal people and shouldn't be discriminated against.

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