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Greetings from the Land of Strip Malls and Waffle Houses

Saturday 12/10/2005 5:04 AM

I didn't watch more than just parts of a few episodes of Lost during its first season, but I've really gotten into it this fall. There are a couple things I want to talk about from the most recent episode (#34, What Kate Did).

The first is that I've come to conclusion that Lost is basically a televised re-interpretation of the computer game Myst. No, not literally, but more "in the spirit of." You've got these puzzles inside of puzzles taking place on a mysterious island with an equally beguiling past. This Myst-like interpretation of the show really struck home in the last episode when Mr. Eko told John the story of Josiah and then presented him with the book containing the film fragment.

The second thing is this amusing bit of dialog that takes place in a bus station after Kate does what she did. A stranger overhears that she is buying a bus ticket to Tallahassee, and his comment to her in your Quote of the Day:

“Tallahassee? I spent a week in Tallahassee one night. It's all strip malls and waffle houses.”

Personally, I think whoever wrote that line was thinking more Orlando than Tallahassee, though I regret to inform you that our lovely town becomes more like that half-truth every day.

File Under: Quote of the Day; Television
Music: Cliff Martinez "Solaris Soundtrack"

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