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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Lost - with a good book Reply with quote

Anyone watch Lost?

If you do, I really don't want to spoil anything if you don't have E4 but couldn't help but notice that the guy in the hatch was reading The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien. What with the 23 and 42 being two of the bad numbers how long before we meet a lady in a straw hat on that island?

So, you're stuck down a hatch. Which book are you reading?

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think 'Lost' is fantastic.

If I were stuck down a hatch I'd want my reading matter to be as much about real life as possible. There's enough weirdness and surrealism going on in that bunker as it is, without reading books like 'The Third Policeman'. True escapism would be the mundane. Have just read 'Turning Thirty' by Mike Gayle, so good couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 days.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

> Anyone watch Lost?

Yes thanks.

> What with the 23 and 42 being two of the bad numbers how long before we meet a lady in a straw hat on that island?

I could tell if if one appears in the first 18 or so episodes of the second series, but that would spoil it.

> So, you're stuck down a hatch. Which book are you reading?

Well, they have a decent selection of books down there. Nothing too recent though.
Given free reign I'd pick something clunky (and good), as I'd be there a while.

Oddly, I'd try to got relatively far-fetched, you're out of reality enough, anything else would serve as a reminder of the real world.

Course, that said I'd probably start talking to sock puppets.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm going on lost? wha?

i'm confused, but reading going postle by he who shall not be named.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't watch it, but I knew about the connection to "The Third Policeman". I read it a few months ago when it was discussed on the forum, but was surprised that it was on the New Book shelf of the library. I asked the fiction librarian why she had given such an old book "new" status and she said it was because she expected all the Lost fans to come looking for it after they saw it on the show. I guess she was right, it's checked out seven times since she bought it in October. Not bad for something published almost thirty years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading the Gnostic Gospels at the moment interspersed with 'Labyrinth' by Kate Mosse. I am even considering an MA in Theology/Religous Studies/Philosophy!

I can't get enough of this religion I don't believe in! It's magic! The stories are more far fetched than Flann!

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You would have loved the History of Ideas class I took in college. It was called "The Alien God and Occult Philosophy". The Gnostic Gospels and the Nag Hammadi Library were required reading, along with Hermes Trismegistus, Plotinus and the Bible. We even had a Mormon visit class to explain their beliefs. It was way cool. I still own most of the books.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i, while being personally facinated by religion, have found gcse re both un-revealing and based around the fact that no-one in their right minds took long course so we do ALOT of religion in the media work [ie watch films/afther ted/the vicar of dibley].
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours was a pretty good course, well, once they'd got rid of half the class it was.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does sound fascinating Janet!




(a quick aside...hee hee hee - Janet said 'Smeg'!)

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drink! Feck Girls! sorry did some one mention Father Ted. Now can any one explain why some cows look big and some cows look very very small Question
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisa WTS-Collins wrote:
I'm reading the Gnostic Gospels at the moment interspersed with 'Labyrinth' by Kate Mosse. I am even considering an MA in Theology/Religous Studies/Philosophy!

I can't get enough of this religion I don't believe in! It's magic! The stories are more far fetched than Flann!


Yee Gods no! Religion at school was painful, religion at university is mildly interesting but equally as painful to do, at least here anyway Confused

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>Yee Gods no! Religion at school was painful, religion at university is mildly interesting but equally as painful to do, at least here anyway

Must be radically different to here then

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisa, I forgot to mention that you will encounter the same problem pursuing a degree in religion that I did. Unfortunately for people like us, religion programs at universities are full of people who take it seriously, and honestly believe that God cares deeply what you think about Him. They are looking for truth, whereas I was interested in the psychology of religion and wanted to know why people believed the wildly improbable things they often believed. I decided I didn't belong there and dropped my idea of getting a PhD in religious studies immediately.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh bollocks! I bet they are all holy holy and stuff. Damn them! I suppose I can avoid that by doing it by distance learning? Maybe.... Idea
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