Thursday, February 16, 2006

Iraqi Ovaries Miraculously Drop into Testes

First of all, the Prizblog's Lost/post-9-11 metaphor was taken down a peg last night. It was almost as predictable as the Panthers losing the NFC championship after Simmons made them his pick. There were/are similarities with Locke being the dalai-esque pacifist, and Jack developing his own nuclear arms program in the hatch. But if Jack is the Dick Cheney of Lost, don't you think he'd have let Sayid beat the balloon rider? I mean let's face it, don't we know why Dick Cheney shot Whittington? Whittington knows where Walt is. And if Locke is truly the dirty hippy Prizblog asserts he is, how could he be so easily pursuaded by Sayid to be an accomplice in this torture? (Possibly to get back at Jack for not involving him in the "army?" Partisan politics)
Whatever the answer is, it was good to see Sayid scaring the bejesus out of... well, me. I was tired of his sissy boy, longing for that Gold Card chaser. If you're going to long, make it enjoyable to watch. As the emperor said to Luke, "use your hate." Sayid hate fisted balloon boys face real nice like.

While that was heartwarming how dare they tease us with those promo's showing the hatch clock on all zero's. Now, all zero's means time is up (apparently it actually means you're into hyroglyphics time). If this was the NBA the refs would go to the replay and see that the scoreboard was red before Locke's fingers left the keyboard and disallow his entry. Know when this clock situation is going to be solved? Episode one, season three. Approximately, September 20th. Goddamned cliff hangers.

Quick aside: I find myself looking forward to Lost more than any other show during the week, but when it comes down to it, The Shield is by far a more enjoyable watch.


At 8:03 AM, February 16, 2006, Blogger Edward Prisby said...

Actually, I don't think the metaphor takes a hit at all. Just because you can't paint a straight line between Jack and George W. Bush doesn't mean the writers aren't making subtle points about how conflicted Americans are.

For instance, a majority of Americans, lest we forget, were all about fighting a war in Iraq as of March 2003. Three months later, when pictures of Abu Gharib were released, most of those very same Americans were appalled and expressed feelings running from outrage to general disapproval. Not unlike Jack.

At 8:43 AM, February 16, 2006, Blogger Lance LaRocca said...

Yeah, and how did the people against the war (Locke) feel when those pictures were released?

They were ok with it?

At 9:30 AM, February 16, 2006, Blogger Edward Prisby said...

Some of them, yeah.

At 9:34 AM, February 16, 2006, Blogger Edward Prisby said...

It's called being a rationalist/realist. It's a popular new breed of political thought. Guys like George Kennan back in the 1950s used it to come up with the idea of containment of communism. It's totally based on pragmatic principles.

Locke isn't necessary opposed to armed conflict with the others, but he knows it won't help them right now. On the other hand, torture designed to gain a tactical advantage IS helpful and therefore acceptable.

At 10:56 AM, February 19, 2006, Anonymous mike said...

With regard to "The Shield" vs. "Lost" debate, I'm not sure that the Shield is a more enjoyable show to watch, per se. I think it's more satisfying - it manages to induldge everybody's Id each episode.

Lost doesn't have those moments everyweek where Vic gets the drop on somebody, or gives that icy stare. Essentially, you're pulling for a criminal cop-killer to beat the good guys each episode, and on top of it, manage to look badass.

But with Lost, everyonce in a while they give you a scene with Sayyid and he just simply seems like the baddest, hardest motherfucker on the planet. He's so calm, cool and collected, and then he just goes to work on a poor balloon man. It's just as satisfying as when Vic sets up IAD. It just doesn't happen every episode.

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