We are new converts to LOST. We began season 1 over Christmas break, and we are now in the middle of season 3. We will not make it all the way through by tonight, so we have a TiVo season pass for season 4.
People have been asking my why I have fallen in love with this show. I was trying to explain my new addiction to my 82 year-old mom yesterday. Do you know what she replied?
“There used to be a show like that a long time ago. Remember? You used to watch it; what was it called? Oh, what was that now …You know; that show about the island … and the people?”
I thought for a second. Then it hit me.
“You mean ‘Gilligan’s Island’?”
“Yes! That dumb old show. I never could see why anyone would like that. Who would watch a show about people on an island? And how many things can happen once you’re on an island, anyway?”
“Well, Mom, LOST is definitely not ‘Gilligan’s Island’. And many interesting things can happen on an island. Trust me.”
Then we switched to a topic everyone should be interested in: her not sleeping and what she ate for lunch.
If you haven’t watched this show; what do YOU talk about??!!
Anyway, a character that we love to hate and love to love is Sawyer. And one of the reasons we love/hate him is because he’s kind of like a modern Archie Bunker, completely politically incorrect and irascible. He has a grudge against and a derogatory nickname for everyone. The expression on his face in this picture is how this character wakes up. He's a mean cuss. But a mean cuss with a heart of gold. I think. This guy has been beaten up so many times that he should look like the string of flesh that holds a baby tooth in a kid's mouth. And yet, you can't keep this good 'ol southern boy with a soft spot for Freckles down.
So we have taken to keeping a list of nicknames, which has become a sort of game while we watch. If you don’t know the character and just read these names here, they will not interest you in the least and will not be humorous, especially because they are politically incorrect. But if you’re a fan, you’ll definitely appreciate
MY THURSDAY THIRTEEN SAWYERISMS
1. Jack: Dr. Quinn, Florence Nightingale, Dudley Do Right, Amarillo Slim, Daniel Boone
2. Kate: Freckles, Pippi Longstocking
3. Hurley: Babar, Stay Puff, Re-run, Deep Dish
4. Charlie: Reject from VH-1’s Has Beens, Menudo, I of the Needle, Baby Napper
5. Jin: Mr. Miagi, Ching Chang Walla Walla Bing Bang
6. Walt: Tattoo
7. Sayid: Kip, Sheik, Aladdin, Al Jazeera, Allah McBeal
8. Ana Lucia: Little Red Riding Hood
9. Libby: Moonbeam
10. Boone: Metro
11. Shannon: Sticks, Sweetcheeks
12. Henry: Artist Formerly Known as Henry
13. Back to Jack to round out the list: Marvelous Welby