In Confidence Man (Season One), Sawyer tells Kate that he was just tortured by a spinal surgeon and “a jen-yoo-wine Iraqi ” .
Now, genuine typically signifies “real , authentic, sincere, legitimate” . And that is what is the case here. Sayid …actually from Iraq. Sawyer’s just put a Bit O’ Flare on it, going for the funny (as Sawyer is prone to do ) 🙂
But then there is the “jen-yoo-wine” that is used in advertising that is a bit more “non-descript” , for lack of a better word 😉 : Genuine leather…genuine gold leaf…genuine Elvis fragrances (?) .
Here’s a video of one of the best “jen-yoo-wine” products of the 80’s . I got one of these for a present a while back….but I didn’t get the bamboo steamer with it 😦 .
May mean something…may mean nothing. But rewatching the “Carry On Wayward Son” video got me thinking. There is an obvious focus on the fact that Jack is laying on his back in the jungle in the very first frames of the series. But Locke is in the same position, post crash. But this isn’t really shown until the third episode (or fourth, depending how you look at it) “Walkabout” ,where there seems a “separation” of sorts, as to not immediately associate the simularities.
I’ve heard some say that they saw Smokey in Jack’s eye in the opening scene, assuming that the monster placed him there. And we also know (from the last mobisode) that Jack ” has work to do”. Did this happen to Locke because “he has work” as well? Was it Smokey that put them there that way? I don’t know 🙂 . But while everyone is caught up in the aftermath of the crash all around them, this is how we are introduced to these two characters: still and separate. Only difference…one is in the darkness of the jungle, the other the lightness of the sun and white sands.
Whatever the ultimate reasoning for Jack and Locke’s “placement” after the crash, for me, just makes an even stronger case that this accident was no accident. 😉
Heath Centazzo, host of the Lost Revisited podcast is having a Lost trivia contest this month until Nov 1st . The October 4th , 2008 podcast episode (“The LOST/OCEAN’S 7-11 Contest Officially Begins” – L.R.N. PODCAST) has all the contest rules and trivia questions to be eligible to enter. I encourage you, while you are there, to check out his other Lost Revisited/Lost Revisited NOW podcasts.
Update: Heath has extended the Trivia Contest until December 15.
The LOST Community Podcast Book Club with David A. Dein and Melissa Lossa has started up again. IMO it is a excellent cast that “dissects” the literature that is shown on LOST. They have just finished The Tempest and will be talking about “On the Road” in their next podcast. And there is an archieve of several book discussions, starting with (of course) “Watership Down”. 🙂
LOST Unlocked is doing “LOCKEtoberfest” on their show in their next podcast. If you have something to say about, theory, poem, story, puppet show, interpretive dance (ok, that might be problematic) etc. etc. centered on John Locke/Jeremy Bentham , I’ll bet that Brian and Chris would love to hear it and might even use it on the show. 🙂