Lost reference

In the spirit of playing the game (and thus, Casey might say, denying the experience), I'll posit that Jacob reading a book drawing its title from a radical Christian teleologist is probably not coincidental. Especially given Jacob's line about how everything just progresses them toward the end.

So what is Jacob? No idea. Jack: "The machine gets stuck. I guess it just needed a little push."


Casey said...

Yeah this is what I should've said all along: I don't believe you Rhetoric people don't secretly love literature and completely understand its allure. Anyone who loves LOST knows what I'm talking about. Granted, as a rule, narratives are easier to read/experience the more recently they were written... but narrative is narrative.

My claim is really quite modest: admit that you enjoy viewing LOST as much as, if not more than, you enjoy talking about it afterwards.

I also think that, if you admit you love LOST (even if you won't admit it's value in the academy, which is certainly a defensible claim) you should be able to see that its sources are at least as much literary as they are philosophical or rhetorical. You know about this page?:


And as I said to Michael a while back, that fact alone (the sources it prefers: Castaneda & O'Connor instead of Derrida & Lanham) makes me feel warm and fuzzy about my discipline. Give me that. It's really all I've got.

I have NO idea what the hell Jacobs is, though... do you think that the body of John Locke was possessed like when the ghost of Patrick Swayze stepped into Whoopie Goldberg's body? But then who was that other guy on the beach at the beginning?

Here's my best speculation -- it's a short little source... an Iroquois creation myth, detailing the initial struggle between "Good Mind" and "Bad Mind":


Also, I kind of enjoyed experiencing Juliette's cleavage all season. I hope it's not really dead.

Casey said...

And did you watch that incredible Ken Wilber video I posted? WTF! Awesome, right?