“LA X” & “What Kate Does”

My theory is that the off island stuff is, for lack of a better term, Season 7 and has yet to happen on Jack and Kate’s “timeline”. I think they were placed on that plane in Alternate 2004, after being darted in the neck.

That is why jack had looked at himself in the mirror so long. He had a sense of deja vu and and noticed he was older. Kate started to get some of her memory back when she heard the name Aaron. Things are sparking past distant memories. Memories that they could only have if they have experienced them before on the island.

I have a hunch that Hurley dies on the island and the one we see on the plane is from this alternate reality in which juliet sunk the island. Boone, Locke and Arzt are on the plane, because that is their alternate reality versions and NOT the versions that died on the island in the timeline we are used to.

I also have a theory that in this alternate reality that Sawyer is going to get off the plane and go home to his wife, Juliet.

Charlie was “Black Shirt” and wanted to die on the plane because Black Shirt can’t die on the Island and wanted to “Go Home” to some sort of afterlife, due to the fact that he and Jacob are banished gods. Think of it like Bartleby and Loki in Dogma.

Think of it in the same way that the season 5 premiere went down. The opening of that season had Faraday in the Orchid, then that scene came back later in the season.

Season 6

I have to tell you that I am pretty fired up for LOST in one week, but at the same time a little sad. Much like Charlie knowing that he was going to die toward the end of season 3, it is sad knowing that we are coming to the end of the show. Although I am glad that the producers are getting to tell the story that they want to tell, I am not looking forward to all of these characters being expendable. Since day one I always said,”I hope that Hurley makes it all the way to the end”. Well, with the end drawing near it means that no matter what happens, these characters are all gonna be gone. I hope that this season blows me away all the way until the end!

Conan O’Brien

When i was in my mid teens i used to spend my summer nights going to bed late after watching Late Night with David Letterman. I loved the fact that i could watch funny bits, oddity acts and see some of my favorite movie stars talk candidly. There was no internet, so it was a great way e exposed to larger world that i didn’t know existed. It definitely shaped my mind as well as my sense of humor. In 1993 there was going to be a new host of Late Night and i knew that i had to see what this guy would do.

Right off the bat i knew that i was going to like Conan and Andy. They were way younger than Dave (at least in my mind) and being a 16 year old kid myself, i loved the fact that they were way more quirky than dave and felt like outcasts. You could tell that they were going to try something completely different and i was 100% on board for the ride. I remember John Goodman coming out as the first guest. There was a huge fanfare and Conan put a gigantic medal around his neck that said “First Guest”. The show was rocky, but was so far out there, that it kept my interest.

Around the time i was 18 years old, my personal life began to change, but there was one constant. Conan O’Brien. If it was a school night, i would either stay up way late, or just tape it on the VCR in my room. A lot of times, especially as my father left and i was a senior in high school, i would just stay up late and watch Conan. It was comforting to know that no matter how shitty my day was, that i could go to bed on a light note.

Tonight marks the last time that Conan O’Brien will perform on NBC. Seven months ago he brought over the whole gang from Late Night and started to do The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. It was announce 5 years ago and there were high hopes for the next evolution in this great dynasty. I have Tivoed and watched every episode of the Tonight Show, in fact, i have been watching every single episode of Conan since i got my Tivo over eight years ago. Five nights a week for almost a decade and now it is all over, and only seven months after the first episode of The Tonight Show.

If you have been following my Facebook page, you know that i have been very vocal about the horrible news surrounding Conan’s demise on NBC. Conan was the television equivalent of comfort food. It was the one thing that i could always rely on. I was very upset about the rumors that had been swimming around the internet, but when those rumors became a reality, i was devastated. I was so upset that i decided to brave the heinous weather last monday and join in the “I’m with CoCo” rally. There was nothing more gratifying than being at that rally. There was so much love for Conan and the staff that we felt like one big family. I got to talk to a bunch of the Tonight Show staffers, including head writer Mike Sweeney, who brought a bunch of us Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien hats from the nbc store.

I was so happy to be able to go to one of Conan’s Tonight Show tapings last december. If i didn’t go to that show, i would have forever regretted it. It was an amazing experience that i was lucky enough to share with my sister and wife.

In a couple of hours the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien will end. It will be the end of a great era of my life. Conan has been a part of my life since i was 16 years old. I have been watching Conan for half of my life and i cannot thank him enough for 17 years of entertainment.


I will forever support Conan O’Brien!

Big News, from Conan O’Brien!

People of Earth,

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.

Yours,

Conan

Highlights of 2009

What Geoff John’s did with this Green Lantern story is nothing short of spectacular. Better than anything hollywood had to offer!

This has to be my favorite comedy of the year! Paul Rudd is brilliant!

Even though this series began in 2008, the Bluray release of season 1 was stunning and great fun. Star Wars as a Serial!!
Each episode is better than the previous. The Office and 30 Rock are getting a bit on the stale side and Community is a great shot to the arm that my Thursday Night Comedies need!!
There is a reason why this won VGA’s game of the year. It is absolutely amazing. I would lend it out to friends with PS3s, if the online multi-player wasn’t so damn fun!!
Time Travel + LOST = a surprisingly easy to follow narrative!! Best show on television!!
Classic gameplay and enough bells and whistles to keep you interested. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a great addition to the side scrolling franchise!! Now i just need the Sonic Team to get the ball rolling!!
Michael Giacchino continues to impress. He put out another great season of scoring LOST and his score to Land of the Lost was really fun (even though the movie disappointed). Star Trek and Up have to be my favorite scores of the year and Giacchino continues to climb the ranks of my favorite film composers currently working!!
Hands Down my favorite film of the year. It has some familiar themes, but takes them and makes them their own. Never have i considered an asshole, good for nothing, racist, alien aborting, low-life, lackey a complete badass!! Wikus is a tortured soul who deserves every minute of hell that the MNU and Alien “Prawns” have to offer!! Yet you feel bad for him. Fantastic Film!!!

Clone Wars: Season 1 – Blu-ray Review

It’s pretty well known that I like Star Wars. I really like the universe and mythology. Even though the prequels were not the greatest of motion pictures, I definitely like that the Star Wars universe has been opened up with more technology, life forms, droids and locations.

The thing that i noticed from the prequels is that George Lucas has an active imagination and his team of artists and technicians treat the series with great affection. If you put the Star Wars universe in someone else’s hands, they take care of it better than George Lucas would ever do. He is full of imagination, but does not have that filter that us fans would have.

When i first heard that they were making a Clone Wars series, i had pretty much dismissed it as a children’s show and decided that it was going to be a cartoon made for those kids from the prequel era of Star Wars. Last Christmas i received the “theatrical Clone Wars” on blu ray. I watched it and thought it was really boring. It sort of doused any flicker of hope that i had for Star Wars.

But for some reason i decided to set the Tivo to record an episode of the series and i have to tell you, this is actually a really good show. There are moments that are definitely geared towards the younger set, but the great thing is that the people behind the show try to filter out some of the more questionable aspects of the prequels and make them more “classic” friendly. There is a lot of dialogue in the series which are lifted directly from the original trilogy. There is also a lot of technology and creatures that bridge the gap between the classic and prequel trilogies. And thankfully you don’t have to watch too many episodes before it starts catering to those who have given up on Star Wars.

Thanks to this show bridging the gap between episode II and III, it really makes those two films a little bit better. It adds weight and dimension to some of those characters you only get to see briefly in the films.

Last week i received the entire first season on Blu ray for only $34.99 on Amazon, which is an absolute STEAL for what you get. The Blu Rays are packed with extras, including director’s cuts, featurettes for each episode as well as artwork for the series. The packaging is amazing. The discs come in a booklet filled with amazing artwork from the series. The footage looks incredible in 1080 and really shows off the great “painted” style of the series.

Anyone who was into Star Wars at one time in their life, only to be let down by the prequels, this is a great way to feel like a kid again. These are Star Wars in the literal sense and it is great seeing World War 2 type of warfare set in the Star Wars universe and Blu Ray is the only way to watch these! Finally, it’s Star Wars in Saturday Morning Serial Form!!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

COMIC CON ’09 – Awesomecon!

Ok, for the past couple years i have promised myself that i would go to Tim and Eric’s AWESOMECON! But something always gets in the way! I really hope that i have a chance to meet Tim and Eric!!

THIS YEAR I PROMISE THAT I WILL GO!!!
(unless Jay and Jack’s panel gets in the way)
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OMG, I’M SO EXCITED – AWESOMECON ITINERARY!!
Have you been doing your stretches? Hope so, because Awesomecon is BACK and we wanna see you at your tip-top physical peak! Below is a break down of how the day will go:

12:00 p.m.
WELCOME!!!! Come rub elbows with some of your favorite cast members, sing your favorite Awesome Show tunes and sign up for the trivia contest! Special performances by Sire, James Quall, David Liebe Hart plus a Richard Dunn kissing booth!

1:15 p.m.
WHEEL BARROW RACE!!!
It’s between to you and your Chipster who will be the wheel barrow. Better do some practice runs!
Prizes = HATS!

1:30 p.m.
EGG TOSS!!!
Bring your soft hands and come catch some baby eggs!
Prizes = HOODIES!

2:00 p.m.
TIM & ERIC SIGNING
Your chance to meet the creators of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Have them sign your friend!

2:15 p.m.
COSTUME CONTEST!!!
Wear your costume and come sing/dance as your favorite Awesome Show character
Prizes= WINNERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN THE TRIVIA CONTEST + SPECIAL PRIZE!

2:30 p.m.
LIGHTING TRIVIA QUIZ ROUND!!!
Come sign up for a chance to enter the trivia contest were fans go head-to-head to see who really knows their Awesome Show… DUNN DUNN DUNNNNNNN
3rd Place Prize = T-SHIRT!
2nd Place Prize = YOUR VERY OWN ANSWERING MESSAGE FROM TIM OR ERIC, YOU CHOOSE!
1st Place Prize = SUPER SWEET WAVE RUNNER RIDE W/TIM & ERIC!!!!!!!!!!

+..+..+..+..+..+..+..+..+..+..+..+..PLUS!!!!!!!!!!!

WHERE’S MY CHIPPY TREASURE HUNT!!!! (Prizes!)

AWESOMECON ’09
WHEN: Saturday July 25th, 12 – 3 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego, Embarcadero Marina Park North (next to Seaport Village, behind the Marriott Hotel)

GREAT JOB, EVERYONE!

Two of My Favorite Shows!

Two of my favorite shows on television just got smashed together into one awesome super show! While all other shows get the DVR treatment, LOST and Ace of Cakes are two shows that I always watch as they air.

I heard that Ace of Cakes was going to do the cake for the 100th episode of LOST celebration and that the cameras for both Ace of Cakes as well as the LOST season 5 dvd crew were gonna be rolling their cameras!

The above picture, that I found hidden on the net, is a reaction of Elizabeth Michelle seeing Charm City’s LOST Cake for the first time! What could be better than two of my favorite shows coming together? How about Jorge Garcia wearing a Dharmalars shirt for the festivities!

Season 5

I have to tell you, that I am pretty fired up for LOST tonight, but at the same time a little sad. Much like Charlie knowing that he was going to die toward the end of season 3, it is sad knowing that we are coming to the end of the show. Although I am glad that the producers are getting to tell the story that they want to tell, I am not looking forward to all of these characters being expendable. Since day one I always said,”I hope that Hurley makes it all the way to the end”. Well, with the end drawing near it means that no matter what happens, these characters are all gonna be gone. I hope that this season and the rest of the series blows me away all the way until the end!

Click!

You ever watch Diners, Drive Ins and Dives? You ever notice how on that show anytime they do a montage of people trying the different foods that they add the sound of a fork clicking the teeth? I really like that show, but that stupid click sound diner, dines and drives me up the wall!! I don’t remember the first time I noticed it, but it happens all the time. They have some sound engineer that puts that in every time, for some unknown reason.

Last night I was watching “Triple D” and Guy was visiting a bbq restaurant. Once again the food was all awesome looking and made me want to go to whatever mid-west town just to get my hands on some ribs. I was really fired up on this episode because this bbq place they were visiting was all hand held foods. You know what that means? no click…UNLESS. Yep, you guessed it, they put in a Teeth Clicking sound every time someone bit into a piece of meat.

Thanks Food Network.