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Lag Alleviation & DJ Dan Update (Again)








Looks like DJ Dan has changed the podcast time once again. This time to Sunday the 24th at 8 pm PST. ABC has also updated their website with this latest info along with a link to RadioHarvest.

Thanks to makomk, Keith, Dr. SpongeBob & Dennis for emailing us about this.

278 Comments:

Blogger miniver_cheevy said...

First or second!

9/15/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

whoo hooo

9/15/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

Waiting for everyone to catch on to the new thread!

9/15/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Floyd3283 said...

top 5

9/15/2006 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

top 10!

9/15/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

i really thought we'd get a video this afternoon of last night's little nyc tryst. here's hopin!

9/15/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Floyd3283 said...

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9/15/2006 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger uniquin said...

not saying my number.... -_-

where is this game going?!

9/15/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger asim1701 said...

top10 lol

9/15/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger ampfofu said...

10

9/15/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger lurkingkoko said...

top 10????

9/15/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

I hope it's a video. Getting very tired of text. Especially when it's not telling us anything but what we already expected

9/15/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger lurkingkoko said...

man....

9/15/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Floyd3283 said...

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9/15/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

I hope we get something before then.

It's much easier for me to "play along" at work, since I have dual monitors. I can put the comments and the ARG monitor on one screen, and work on the other...

9/15/2006 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Top 20!

9/15/2006 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger cyberyang said...

Boring day...a video would be nice .

9/15/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Ratmanislost said...

What's worse... if we don't get something today, we have to wait until Monday!!!

9/15/2006 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Does anybody know if the game be over before the season premiere?

9/15/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger miniver_cheevy said...

I doubt something will happen today since they did meet up last night and you never know, they could still be together... of course I could be wrong. My theories are always wrong.

9/15/2006 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger tlcm said...

Gavin said...

looks like a slow day then... I suppose we are waiting for sometime after 7:45pm new york time when rachel and malik meet? Maybe a new video?


I thought they were meeting last night at 7:45pm. where in the messages does it say they meet on Friday?

9/15/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

miniver_cheevy said...
I doubt something will happen today since they did meet up last night and you never know, they could still be together... of course I could be wrong. My theories are always wrong.



ooooh, think they're still together having a late breakfast?

9/15/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Ratmanislost said...

I would have thought that Malik is the kind of guy that kicks them out early in the morning... ;-)

9/15/2006 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Good morning all.

9/15/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

well at least he was smart enough to hook up on a thursday. if he had set it up for friday night, he'd have had to worry about getting out of her apartment in time for college football gameday! good thinking malik!

9/15/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

morning dazz! late night last night?

9/15/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

uh..........who says they met at all? it only said that he would send a car to pick her up. Since a password was necessary I assumed Malik would not be there. Since he and Rachel have met a password would not be necessary if he was meeting her.

I figurd from that last message he was sending a car to pick her up at 7:45pm yesterday in NYC. Since he said he needs to meet her in Norway, I assumed that car would be taking her to the airport for a flight to Norway.

So assuming the plane left at aprox. 9pm last night, how long is the flight from NY to Norway?

9/15/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger LHorse007 said...

so, what are the chances something substantial and great will happen within the next week? I for one am not going nuts trying to uncover these hidden msg's b/w r and m simply because we just finally got a video that is over a month old, well over a month old, and that means we should be getting inundated with new stuff that has happened since then instead of getting trickles of info. I want another video or something substantial as to her whereabouts and new information that is being uncovered

9/15/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

No ox, early night, bad morning, so i'm calling a do over. I found a nice diversion for when LOST game goes on hiatus. That gold rush game is kinda fun. Some of the puzzles are as hard as the lost arg ones.

9/15/2006 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger DRTBK27 said...

Good Morning TLEC. Lets hope we get something before the weekend starts.

9/15/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger tlcm said...

noble.. I'd hadn't thought of it that way. maybe they haven't met up yet?

9/15/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

Approximate flight times
From London to Oslo is three hours 15 minutes, to Bergen is three hours 10 minutes and to Stavanger is three hours. From New York to Oslo is 10 hours 45 minutes (including stopover in London).

which means she did not arrive in Oslo until approx. 7am central US time.

9/15/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

I think Mallick is Alvar's Harem Pimp. After seeing Rachel work that pizza delivery uniform and then work the wig and sunglasses when she brushed against mittlewerk, i think Alvie has decided to take Rachel as his 4th wife.

9/15/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

it's only a 4 hour car ride to norway, new york. nice village of 711 people in the adirondacks. a little weekend in a cabin for our lovebirds?

9/15/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger LHorse007 said...

unless it's a private Hanso jet she got on :p

9/15/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

so RB and Malik have only been together for approx. 6 hours.

I don't think we are going to get anything till late today, because they have to meet in secure location, exchange info, or do whatever it is they do together.

Then RB needs a secure connection to get info. out. That all takes time. Particularly when you have to do it all while hiding

9/15/2006 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger dfizz said...

dazzedelf, what goldrush game are you referring to?

9/15/2006 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger oxillini said...

dazz: agreed. malik is the fixer.........upper that is. he's a matchmaker to the evil geniuses.

plotting to save the world taking up all your time? no time to find the perfect mate. let malik fix you up. malik is discreet and has discerning tastes. when you're going to repopulate the world, why not start with some good looking genes? call malik today!

9/15/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger howienight said...

So is this all thats left to the game? Waiting to hear from these two. Oh and lets not forget that there is still whereisalvar.com. Anyone have any thoughts to whats going to happen there?

9/15/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

OXI!!!!
LSHSFOMN!!!!!!

(laughing so hard Sprite Flew Out My Nose)

9/15/2006 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger LHorse007 said...

btw, Rachel is not Persephone

word verification: dpbgcsh

9/15/2006 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

how much longer can WIA last? how many more events are left?

9/15/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

this again.......

9/15/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I thought about that car thing last night. First he says "Meet me in Norway". Then he says "I'm sending a car". He sends the message coded, on the internet, where everyone and their grandma can read it. And instead of Mittlewerk having to search ALL of NYC, he now knows exactly where she will be at a specific time. Spend a half hour with old phone books and you can figure out where Rachel lived.

Wouldn't it have made more sense for Rachel just to take a cab from her secret New York bunker to JFK?

9/15/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger howienight said...

I'm guessing once they got to 1,000 bars we'll get our information.

9/15/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

or 100%. last time i checked, we had 83%.

9/15/2006 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

FYSB - oh, as for as realistic spy proceedures RB would be dead.

But then we wouldn't be able to follow and play along. and who says theses messages are being released in real time? It was Rachel, not Malik that put that last message from Malik on WIA. Perhaps she posted it AFTER she had already met Malik just to let us know what was going on.

9/15/2006 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

in which case RB could have been in NOrway and gone again by the time we hear from her.

9/15/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Sunloc said...

hey freinds i just go this off comingsoon.net it's stuff we already know but until the next clue.

Lost Experience Reveals New Secrets
Source: TV Guide September 15, 2006


TV Guide reports that ABC's online game "The Lost Experience" revealed some of the island's secrets after the participants followed all the clues:

An unlocked video detailed how a mathematician was commissioned by the United Nations in 1962 to calculate the timetable for humanity's extinction. The resulting Valenzetti's Equation was based on factors represented by Egyptian hieroglyphics, each of which was assigned a numerical value: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42, aka what would become Hurley's cursed digits. Though the Hanso Foundation created the Dharma Initiative to stave off the forecast apocalypse, the foundation’s impatient acting president Dr. Thomas Mittelwerk is itching to unleash a virus that will snuff 30 percent of the world's population.

9/15/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Helgus Antonius said...

Rachel is dropping tidbits, like breadcrumbs, for us to follow her adventure. Good girl Rachel!

9/15/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Gold Rush game can be found at www.aol.com/goldrush

I think Malik is definately a fixer for Alvie, as well as Iron spokesperson for hotel chains around the world.

9/15/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger MakoMK said...

Looks like DJ Dan's rescheduled again. (*sigh*)

9/15/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger howienight said...

There's always lonelygirl15 if TLE gets to slow. Ha.

9/15/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

Excellent - Now I can listen again~! Thank you DJ Dan. I hope rash hashanah is over by then.

9/15/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

You're right, noblelawyer, I don't know why I forget about the special set of spunky girl detective rules the TLE universe is governed by. I usually just let those pass me by in the name of acceptance of the game, but I think I am a bit annoyed by the tediousness of these love notes and their very slow movement toward some sort of revelation. A primary rule of good storytelling is to "Show" not "Tell" and there's an awful lot of telling going on right now and not much action. I have a sneaking suspicion that someone accidentally erased the footage that Rachel was going to share with us this week, and this is the best alternative Rachel had to let us know what happened.

9/15/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

The next video involving rachel and Malik better be nc-17!

9/15/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

noblelawyer said...hope rash hashanah is over by then.

IANJ (I Am Not Jewish), but I belive Rosh Hashanah ends at sunrise on Sunday, the 24.

I guess that should make everyone happy...except for the Amish...

9/15/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Well really this game has been against the Amish from the beginning. The amish have been complaining for 2 years that it's unfair make LOST a televised show instead of performing it live, but instead of using an airplane, they were on a horse pulled ostrich, and they didn't crash on an island but in a barn, and it's a live show, but only done during the daytime to conserve candles. They also need to remove the hatch and make desmond live in an outhouse, replacing the toilet paper rolls every 108 minutes or the world will explode.

9/15/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger cyberyang said...

in regards to DJ Dan...
great, now I can listen.
I guess our voices do count.

9/15/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger cyberyang said...

Dazzedelf-

lmao

9/15/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Dazzedelf....

LOL! LSHNEMB! ETC!

9/15/2006 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

I am sorry to all of those that feel upset over these time changes. I am also sorry that a GAME can interupt a religious holiday. Get over yourselves the world does not revolve around you.

End Rant!

The Amish always get the shaft!!! ROFLMAOWNEMB!!

9/15/2006 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

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9/15/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Dennis said...

Since this is now the "DJ Dan" thread, how about we discuss/compile a list of good questions to ask, in case any of us get through to the show. I assume DJ Dan can/won't answer most of them seriously anyways, we should at least eliminate some of the duds.

Personally, I think question like like "Are you Javi?", is off-topic, considering he's not going to answer truthfully either way.

I'll start it off...

1. Do you think Gary Troup is really dead? And what happend to the last two GT interviews?

9/15/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger LHorse007 said...

i mean no offense to any particular group, but I agree with Thrasher. It's not like they are going to not air new shows on TV or stop other events in various cities this saturday for one religions holiday. I think it was wrong to reschedule in the first place, if you have something that makes it unable to participate, that's too bad, listen to the recording the next day.

9/15/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I think DJ Dan came up with a good solution. Now so many more people will be able to enjoy Johnny live.

"NOT PAYING ATTENTION"

Dennis, I think you're right about the questions. We have to stay in-game to get them considered.

We could ask him questions about the recent events in Sri Lanka.

9/15/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

I thought the podcast was changed because DJ Dan was jewish.

I'm pleased that you all enjoyed my Amish post ;)

And kids don't forget...if you parents feed you spinach, they are trying to kill you!

9/15/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Oh, and I bet DJ Dan will have a GREAT theory about these Apollo bars.

9/15/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

BarbaraJay said... (in a previous thread)
"You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night.
Step into the sun, Step into the light."

Check this out for a hoot
http://users.newblog.com/thinbluemime/?post_id=5024

9/15/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger BarbaraJay said...

thinbluemime, that's very funny. Great minds think alike. ;)

9/15/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

barbarjay, LOL, yes, they do!

9/15/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Questions for DJ Dan so far...

1. Do you think Gary Troup is really dead? And what happend to the last two interviews?
2. What do you make of the Sri Lanka video>
3. Did you get any Apollo Bars, and did you eat them?

Suggestions? Comments?

9/15/2006 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger tlcm said...

here's one for DJ Dan

do you know anything about the SPIDER Protocol?

9/15/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

I think asking DJ Dan serious questions will get you shut down. I'd stick to questions about diseased bagged spinach and find out if it's a Hanso conspiracy or an attempt for aliens shaped like carrots to take over our planet.

9/15/2006 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

Here is one for DAN

If the video we painstakingly put together was of utmost importanct why did it take so long to get out?

9/15/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

More DJ Dan questions:

1. Have you ever caught a virus from a macaque?
2. Can you ask Johnny to say "Namaste!" on the air for us?
3. Why did we not see a DJ Dan/Tonya/Johnny photo on whereisalvar?
4. Do you know what that sign language chick was actually trying to tell us?
5. Do you think Malik and Rachel will hook up? If so, will they have a family the normal way or do it parthenogenically?

9/15/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

That is what I have to say about that (DJ Dan time change).

It's funny, I was doing all that ranting and....are I say? It's almost as if TPTB *LISTENED*!

That is cool.

Okay it's at 4am UK time, so I will have to pull an all nighter again and then I will have to go to work. But I can live with that.

See, Dan knows he is nothing without me. ;)

9/15/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger dfizz said...

dazzedelf, have you gotten the answer to round 11 of goldrush (the backwards king and vegas chips)?

9/15/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Dfizz, yes I did find the answer to round 11. Check out mtv's vma awards and keep thinking about blackjack.

9/15/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Dazzedelf said...

Question for DJ Dan...

If that video is supposed to bust the Hanso Foundation wide open why are they still sealed shut?

9/15/2006 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Dazzedelf said... I think asking DJ Dan serious questions will get you shut down. I'd stick to questions about diseased bagged spinach and find out if it's a Hanso conspiracy or an attempt for aliens shaped like carrots to take over our planet.

Here was the first call from the last live broadcast:

Christopher: Hey DJ Dan, just wanted to ask a question, do you know anything about the Valenzetti Equation, or erm the DHARMA initiative?

Dan: The Valen, the Valen, wa…Of course I know about the Valenzetti Equation!!! Folks, of course I know about the Valenzetti Equation, the Valenzetti Equation as we all know, those of us who’ve been tracking the movements of Rachel Blake, is the equation that is supposed to predict the end of the world. It was designed by an Italian mathematician, Enzo Valenzetti, am I right?

Christopher: Yeah.

Dan: Well what d’ya wanna know about it? What is your theory about the Valenzetti Equation?

Christopher: Well its, of course everyone knows it predicts the exact years and months, but I was wondering, who like when, you know, WHEN?

Dan: Oh you mean WHEN, well you mean like DJ Dan here is running the Valenzetti Equation like I’ve got a bunch of trained monkeys and a room with a bunch of calculators running this equation telling me the end of the world. Do you think I’d be here, do you think I’d be ranting here about doughnuts, about Berlin, about god knows what if I knew when the world was ending. Of course I wouldn’t. I don’t think anybody knows Chris, and by the way, as for the DHARMA initiative, well you know what, I once mistook the DHARMA initiative for the Karma Imperative, but er, but Tonya set me right and it turns out the Karma Imperative is actually the band that Keith Strutter was in before he was in Geronimo Jackson. (Laughs). So folks, that’s all I got to say about that. Chris thank you very much for your question, we’re gonna take, we’re gonna take another caller. CAUSE I’M LIT! I’M READY! GIVE ME ANOTHER CALLER TONYA!

9/15/2006 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger ular98 said...

I have to laugh about the Gold Rush Game. I discovered it and I got all the way to the 1st thing on round one. LOL Being a Senior as in Citizen, not school...I got stuck on the New Day in Las Vegas hint for the music groups...and I decided I probably wasn't cut out for the game. Guess I will stick with the PC and Gameboy Games, and the game sites like Zylom or something.

9/15/2006 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Princechuck said...

Wow, suprise suprise, it will once again be 11PM before I get to hear DJ DAN. Guess my tips of DO IT AT A NORMAL TIME as opposed to TOO LATE AT NIGHT. Oh well, just proof that we're not worth the overtime i guess

9/15/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Oh man, are we seriously not getting anything today? It really looked like the momentum was picking up over the last few days.

9/15/2006 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Selene said...

Why, the changing the time of the DJ Dan podcast sucks. I have an exam on monday and well.... Europe. Gah, I was so excited to have the chance to listen to it in realtime... OHWELL, I'll stop whining.

9/15/2006 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Gallo spqra said...

8pm PST??? Damnit!! It means 5am in Europe!!

For once I was hoping to listen a real live dj dan.. don't they know people sleep at that time??? what was wrong with 8am PST???

9/15/2006 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger dfizz said...

dazzedelf, what about round 12: the tripp with no fall or the small golden ball?

9/15/2006 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger dfizz said...

TLECers:

a tripp with no fall,
from a five sided space,
or a small golden ball,
from a magical place..
what am i?


this is from that goldrush game that dazzedelf mentioned. i can't figure it out. and yes, they spell tripp with 2 p's.

anyone?

9/15/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger boyo81 said...

Oh what? he's changed it again?? to the holiest day of the week? only kidding, please don't kill me.

9/15/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

It's a SNITCH

9/15/2006 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Linda Tripp, ratted out Monica Lewinsky, 5 sided space = Pentagon

golden ball is from Harry Potter

9/15/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger boyo81 said...

anyway, it's a harry potter reference isn't it?

9/15/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger boyo81 said...

too late

9/15/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger dfizz said...

thanks FYSB!

9/15/2006 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

thanks for the distraction dfizz!

9/15/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Tresbien said...

Hi Lhorse...good to see you! About your comment on the DJ Dan podcast, has it occurred to you that one of the characters like Rachel/Jamie Silberhartz may be Jewish and unable to work on a holy day?

9/15/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger ular98 said...

I think that Gold Rush Game is a rip off. I put in about 20 different names to register and it says it is already registered. When I put in my real name...which is not a usual last name...without any spaces between the 3 names, it still said it is registered. I really don't think so.

9/15/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger JGZ350 said...

Big time lurker, rarely post, but what a major drag. We are not getting ANYTHING today. Oh well, off to happy hour, it's been a long week and it's defintely time to pull the plug. I'll have an ice cold corona for you all!

9/15/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Not to go Gold Rush crazy, but Snitch is the right answer, and their "Gold Challenge" reminded me of something from TLE -- it's a question mark made of dominoes, and the spots on the dominoes are Braille

9/15/2006 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

Ular, re: Gold Rush multiple registries -- they very likely cookied you, so they know you've already registered

9/15/2006 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

ular98 said...

I think that Gold Rush Game is a rip off. I put in about 20 different names to register and it says it is already registered.

I haven't played the game, but AOL has like a billion people registered, so names are going to run out...even unusual names. That's why people's usernames are like Ular98abc12345x

Try signing up for a good .COM name sometime...

9/15/2006 04:10:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Here are the listener questions (summarized) from the previous DJ Dan show

• Do you know anything about the Valenzetti Equation, or the DHARMA initiative?
• Do you have any connections with Alvar Hanso or Rachel Blake?
• Are you actually Peter Thompson of the Hanso Foundation?
• Do you know where Rachel's mum is? Is she still alive?
• What do you really know about the Hanso Foundation?
• What do you think about the video fragment we got yesterday with the supposedly Alvar Hanso?
• Could you give me Rachel Blake's number?
• Why is Rachel Blake trying to expose the Hanso Foundation?
• What do you know about the Global Makeup Conversion by Maybelline?
• How can a television show about Flight 815 start the same night that Flight 815 actually crashed?
• Are you on the "sly" with Rachel Blake?
• Will you ever show yourself to the public?
• What kind of music do you like and will you ever make a CD?
• What do you know about the Spider Protocol?
• What are your thoughts on nanotechnology?
• Do you think that Enzo Valenzetti himself may still be alive and well?
• Do you listen to any other pod casts or shows about the Hanso Foundation?
• Where is Glyph #29?
• What do we know about this island and the quarantined ship?
• What got you first on to the Hanso Foundation?
• Have you heard about Sissy Frenchfry
• Who can I trust?
• What if Alvar Hanso isn't a real person?

9/15/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Here is the list of new questions for DJ Dan so far...

• What happend to the last two Gary Troup interviews?
• What do you make of the Sri Lanka video?
• If the video we painstakingly put together was of utmost importanct why did it take so long to get out?
• If that video is supposed to bust the Hanso Foundation wide open why are they still sealed shut?
• Did you get any Apollo Bars, and did you eat them?
• Why did we not see a DJ Dan/Tonya/Johnny photo on whereisalvar?
• Have you ever caught a virus from a macaque?
• Can you ask Johnny to say "Namaste!" on the air for us?
• Do you know what that sign language chick was actually trying to tell us?
• Do you think Malik and Rachel will hook up? If so, will they have a family the normal way or do it parthenogenically?

Please add your Suggestions or Comments....

9/15/2006 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger Administrator said...

I love the DJ Dan questions! How cool is it that he switched his time!

Re: "Gold Rush" comments...
As always, you guys are free to chat about whatever you want in here. I do however like to chime in every once in awhile and toss in my two cents. We love the fact that TLEC has been set apart from other blogs because it is both focused on the Experience and friendly. If we're going to have extended conversations about stuff that departs from the ARG, maybe we should mark it with a...

*****Off Topic GoldRush Info/Unrelated to TLE*****

That way people who are lurking won't get confused. Goldrush stuff seems especially confusing b/c some of the puzzles/riddles might be mistaken for "in-game" information related to TLE. Make sense? Thanks for all you guys do to take this Experience to the next level! Hope everyone has a great weekend.

9/15/2006 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger congested said...

Dennis-

Just for the record when I called in during DJ Dan's live broadcast the operator did not like my original questions. I was very nice to here and convinced her to narrate a question to me. I literally wrote it down and read it on air to Dan. They cut me off before I was done, but if you listen close you can still hear me while Dan is talking.

The full question they told me to ask (after putting me on hold several times) was: "Tell me your thoughts on nanotechnology and can it be used to spread diseases?" - Which I think makes his answer about not seeing anything on TV in 'September' more interesting. Also the operator was conversing with a man in the background, perhaps TPTB?

:)

9/15/2006 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

GOOD AFTERNOON TLEC!!!
Excited about the New DJDan Time Change. TPTB do listen...
Well, sux that we have nothing else going...

9/15/2006 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger thinbluemime said...

D J Dan's podcast, for all the apparent goofines, is highly structured, in the sense, there is info TPTB want revealed, and the calls are used to reveal that info. Think about it, why would you need a rehearsal for a call in talk show?

9/15/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger n.i.k. said...

Here's one:

"Your broadcasts contain advertisements from companies that have also done advertisements involving or otherwise relating to The Hanso Foundation. Are you just a principle-less corporate shill digging for sponsor fun-bucks or are you really in league with the forces of evil? SHUTDOWN!"

9/15/2006 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger n.i.k. said...

Another:

"Who would win in all-out, no-holds-barred fight to the death:

Skeletor
Cobra Commander
or
Thomas Werner Mittlewerk?"

(yup, I'm bored...)

9/15/2006 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

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9/15/2006 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

I agree with thinbluemime. TPTB have certain things they want to cover in the DJ Dan podcasts. They want certain questions asked. Just like a press conference, DJ Dan has been prepped for the answers. It doesn't hurt to try to come up with interesting questions, though.

9/15/2006 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger goingdark! said...

n.i.k skelator

9/15/2006 06:20:00 PM  
Blogger 2costa said...

did we ever hear about malik and rach-dogs rendevous??

9/15/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Hey everyone! Well there might not be too many of you around anymore...oh well.
Dear TPTB and DJDan,
If you are reading this I would just like to say thank you for the latest change in the podcast time. It is the best time for me yet.

Sorry for those for whom the time change is no good. Wish there was something more exciting today. Maybe something will happen this weekend, like it did last weekend. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

9/15/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

****off topic goldrush/aol game*****

I am up to the final riddle in the 1st round and have no clue. I need help and I know that you all are the most qualified to answer this riddle. (I have been playing TLE since day one)
"A trip with no fall from a 5 sided space or a small golden pond a magical place. I fly -she is us.
Please If anyone can help...

9/15/2006 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

it's a snitch lady lost

9/15/2006 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

thank you, thank you, thank you.

9/15/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

okay now I am pushing ut fastenyourseatbelts but do you know the last one the domino ?

9/15/2006 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

not pushing, lady lost, but i don't play the game. someone earlier posted the same riddle and i guessed it. if you post the whole thing, someone will likely help though.

9/15/2006 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

***off topic goldrush game******

Need help with the final answer...

It is a question mark made of Dominos

Anyone have any idea?

**thanks fastenyourseatbelts...any ideas on this one?

9/15/2006 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

hmmm...that's tough. i got the earlier one because of my intense hatred of linda tripp and my love for harry potter. i'm a little ambivalent on dominos. was it a capital d on Dominos? Like the pizza?

9/15/2006 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

****off topic/goldrush*****
No it does not say the word domino it just has a big question mark made out of dominoes.
I did not get the last b/c I watched the video so I did not know they had spelled Tripp with 2 p's..........I kept thinking pentagon but could not figure it out. I thought that I had completed everything but they added 3 more to the final round ughhhhhhhh..........

9/15/2006 08:20:00 PM  
Blogger aline said...

sorry for the ignorance but... what's this gold rush thing?

9/15/2006 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

anyone see the new teaser with sawyer??? it's up on lostlinks.net

9/15/2006 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

i know what it is....

9/15/2006 09:40:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

the dominoes.... do you really want it??

9/15/2006 09:40:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

or do you want a hint??

9/15/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

if you want it, let me know...

9/15/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

rufio, please I am going CRAZY here.....I need an answer.........

9/15/2006 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

are you sure you don't want the hint first??

9/15/2006 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

aline
Goldrush is a game at aol. But we are all playing to win Gold or $$$$$$$$$
But my first loyalty is to The Lost experience......and the greatest tv show ever....feeling guilty for talking about goldrush too much today.

9/15/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

it's brail, and translates to the question: Who was voted the very first sexiest man alive in 1985???

9/15/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

rufio - - - okay okay a hint first

9/15/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

do you just want the answer???

9/15/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Rufio said...

I'm writing the answer.... It is......


GIVING YOU PLENTY OF WARNING




mel gibson

9/15/2006 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

thank you thank you thank you Rufio.......how did you come up with that....how does mel relate to the domino question mark - did I miss something or is my brain fried????????????????

9/15/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

Sorry Rufio, I did not scroll up to see your hint about the sexiest man. I just kept hitting f5 for your response and only saw the answer.....I bet you will be the one getting the call to go to Vegas tomorrow.......... Good Luck
Thank you soooooo much
Peace and Namaste!

9/15/2006 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

Just read through the teaser with Sawyer is up on youtube.com. It looks like we are in for a very exciting season 3 of Lost.
Looks like they are keeping people in animal cages.......maybe they are left over from the animal experiments. They were talking about it last night on this blog...

9/15/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

***off topic goldrush game******
Oh yeah!!!... you guys are figuring out the AOL Goldrush clues. I tried some wacky chat rooms to find clues but being so used to all you nice folks here, I didn't like the way they operate!! I'll read back and see if you have already answered the one I am stuck on.

9/15/2006 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kenzie said...

I was so excited about him changing the time until I reread it and realized that the 24th is a Sunday, which means my boyfriend will be over. And I don't think he'll get the whole me ignoring him for DJ Dan thing. He's never watched Lost so...

Why can't it be Saturday again? I like Saturday.

Sorry. I just needed to get that out.

9/15/2006 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Lady_Lost said...

joann -let me know if you need help.
but Rufio is the true expert!
Do you have any gold buddies yet?
We should all team up

9/15/2006 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

***off topic goldrush game******
Thanks Lady Lost... I am stuck on the poker chips/ace/reversed king picture it clue. Did you get that one yet?

9/15/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Dr.Spongebob "Chris" Shephard said...

man hey people !! Long time no see anyway I've missed a few things. WOW.... I'm too used to having Glyphs but it's time to convert.
anyway I'm bored. I can't listen to DJ Dan because I have school.

THAT STINKS

9/15/2006 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

congested said...

Dennis-

Just for the record when I called in during DJ Dan's live broadcast the operator did not like my original questions. I was very nice to here and convinced her to narrate a question to me. I literally wrote it down and read it on air to Dan. They cut me off before I was done, but if you listen close you can still hear me while Dan is talking.

The full question they told me to ask (after putting me on hold several times) was: "Tell me your thoughts on nanotechnology and can it be used to spread diseases?" - Which I think makes his answer about not seeing anything on TV in 'September' more interesting. Also the operator was conversing with a man in the background, perhaps TPTB?



Very Cool! Interesting info....thanks

9/15/2006 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Timothy said...

***off topic goldrush game******

Joann -- I got it by thinking about the fact that it was a blackjack, with a reversal, leading me to...

(spacing if you want to guess now)



















Jack Black!
(Rock on!)

9/15/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

***off topic goldrush game******
Thank you timothy!! That was the one that I needed. I still have no idea why that question mark has the answer of mel gibson but it worked.

9/15/2006 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

joann:

***offtopic goldrush game****

What's this game all about?

9/15/2006 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

Hi Maven... it is a rather easy (so far except for a couple things) game that AOL is doing. If you go to AOL.com there is a link to the game. They have videos that explain the game. The game is being released in chunks... so there are about 4 task to complete per day. After you solve clue/riddle/puzzle/etc. you are link to a AOL site to find the "gold bar". Really it is a ploy to get you to look at sites. One last night was different... the answer was revieled by listening for an answer during the new Survivor show. Fun but the Lost Experience Game is much more intellectual. Most of the AOL game is TV, movie, and music trivia based.

9/15/2006 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

***offtopic goldrush game****
I see the answer to my previous post... the dominos are morris code... missed that when I read back thru the earlier comments.

9/15/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Thanks, joann. (btw: Love your avatar, and we're about the same age!)

9/15/2006 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

so no word from our lovers today huh?

9/15/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Yeah, noble...they've been awfully quiet! There's a "do not disturb" sign on the door!

9/15/2006 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

Thanks, Maven... I think your cat was the reason I chose my cat for my avatar.... and I was setting it up on my daughter's computer and she had the picture handy of our cat. Anyway... took me a while to figure out how to get posted but I did it!

And yes... we are amoung the few here over 50!!

9/16/2006 12:44:00 AM  
Blogger Amused2bHere said...

Joann, Maven,
you can count me in among the close enough to taste it crowd (almost 50)

I think we bring a measure of wisdom to the forum, imho

9/16/2006 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger picsel said...

well im 15 so screw you all muhahaha xD , any updates?

9/16/2006 05:00:00 AM  
Blogger Gavin said...

I'm not a muslim, but i think the 24th is the first day of ramadan...

9/16/2006 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Actually yes. But I don't know what that means except that they will be fasting in the evenings.

9/16/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Tresbien said...

There is a huge difference between the celebrations of Ramadan and that of Rosh Hashanah. Muslims fast while the sun shines, but there is no ban on working during this month-long period, while not working is an important aspect of the High Holy Days.

9/16/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Oh yeah, sorry. They eat in the evenings. I don't know if they have any special celebration because it's the first day though.

9/16/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Tresbien said...

From what I read, it's on the last day of Ramadan that they have a special celebration.

9/16/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger maven said...

Morning all: Glad to see some more 50-somethings are coming out of the woodwork! Well, TPTB must have researched this new podcast date and time to make sure they didn't screw up again! And it seems to make more people happy. Can't wait!

Going to the Santa Monica/Acura-Apollo thing tonight. Finally, I get a bar! See all you LA area TLECrs there!

9/16/2006 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Gavin said...

That shows my ingorance I suppose, I didn't really know what was involved in the celebration... I just noticed it on the calendar and thought oh no they're not going to have to move it again?!

Still, i'm just annoyed that the first one was going to be at a reasonable hour for us Brits, 4pm, now its at 4am. I don't think i'll be able to stay up that late on a monday morning. We'll be relying on the the rest of you to upload it somewhere!

9/16/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

Good Morning Losties!!

My best guess is that absolutley nothing is going to happen until Monday...major bummer!!

So enjoy the weekend!!!

9/16/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger BarbaraJay said...

Good morning...almost afternoon!

I see things are moving at the same rapid pace. :p

For those who will only be able to listen to DJ Dan in the wee hours, you might want to try taking a nap. That's how I managed the last one at 2 am.

I'm 52. I've learned to appreciate naps.

9/16/2006 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa_Lossa said...

Oh, this is the best time for DJ Dan! 11 p.m. on a Sunday, but I have Monday off! Hooray!

I hope some of you will be online during the podcast - last time, because it was the middle of the night, there were a lot of people on that I didn't really know.

9/16/2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I sure don't get the pace of this game. You would think we would have building momentum and excitement as we move toward the finish, but not so much.

I swear, if we get a note on Monday that merely describes an exciting event in Norway, somebody's gonna get whacked with an Apollo bar. I can see it now...

"Dear Malik, can't believe we survived that shootout and then the shark attack and then had to parachute off the highest building in Norway while that army of Mittlewerk clones chased us with laser guns. Then GidgetGirl and Hugh swooped in with their helicopter and saved us, thank goodness. That was amazing. You almost had to see it to believe it! Kisses - RB"

9/16/2006 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Kenzie said...

Oh my goodness! I just realized that 8 pm PST is midnight here! Yes!!! I can listen to the podcast! Thank you DJ Dan!

I've been slow lately.

9/16/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger SurfGurlie said...

Does anyone feel sorta letdown with the whole experience? I mean it was really exciting at the beginning. The glyph hunt was kinda boring, but there was that anticipation of something spectacular when the video was complete & now basically nothing. We just sit around watching RB and Ironman exchange love notes or whatever. I really thought things would end with a bang. I think it would have been more exciting to save the Hanso site stuff and shutdown for the end.

9/16/2006 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger 2costa said...

Rachel contracts the clap from malik and has to have full blood transfusion to get rid of it...

9/16/2006 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger 2costa said...

veralint hanso strain

9/16/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger maven said...

FYSB: I can always count on you for a great synopsis! LOL

Yeah, this pace is excrutiating! We've second-guessed TPTB all along the way, so I hope the "finale" is not one big let-down. We're speculating that this meet in Narvik is with Alvar himself and he reveals he's related to her (probably her father). TPTB probably thought this was going to be a spectacular ending. NOT!

9/16/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger 2costa said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41775561@N00/239347297/ here is the answer

9/16/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger 2costa said...

hey how do i put a pic up for avitar

9/16/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

hey maven! here's what's weird...rachel put up the whole whereisalvar site, made all the candy bars, sent them out into the world and promised a big reveal at the end. meanwhile malik offers to set up a meeting with alvar. then she waits a month to respond to malik about meeting "him". if the big reveal at the end of whereisalvar is the meeting malik arranges, then that makes no sense.

9/16/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

FYSB: Right! This whole ending scenario makes no sense in the real world! We wouldn't be doing this at this pace if we were so anxious to save the world and find Alvar Hanso! Drawing this out to coincide with the premiere of S3 has been poorly planned!

9/16/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

FYSB. Yep, that is the most likely occurance. The whole thing makes no sense whatsoever, unless we assume Rachel is doing what she did before in that she is slowly dribbling us information long after the fact. For some reason she insists on us being so far behind her in current events that any involvement we actually have is rendered almost completely redundant.

What I want to know is where is the part where *WE* are involved in this story? So far it's hard even to be under the illusion that anything we have done has had any impact on the Hanso Foundation at all. Our entire envolvement has led to a handful of shout outs and them having to revise that whole island map fiasco. Probably the closest we got to real involvement was when we had that korean translation thing and that IIRC was "properly" translated after everyone had put in a load of effort, by "Kwon-Yong Su", a blatant plant. Other then that....uh, all this would have happened exactly like this with or without our involvement. Rachel didn't *need* us to do the glyph hunt nor did she *need* us to get chocolate bars. She's mearly *required* it of us.

Don't get me wrong there has been some fun along the way, but most of it has been more like a slightly interactive TV show (like one with occasional phone ins and some message boards) rather then a game.

So, there better be some hardcore user involvement in act 5.

Anyway, It doesn't make sense that Rachel is doing a "Where is Alvar" site and THEN has Malek get hold of her. Also what happened to DJ Dans supposed new quest to track down Alvar? If the answer is they simply scrapped it to do the live show, then that's cool with me. But still, it's odd.

9/16/2006 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Hey, Fenris! Don't hold your breath for more involvment in Act 5! I expect a lot more exposition than action...TPTB probably busted their production budget already. LOL I'm hoping for at least a video of the big meet in Narvik.

9/16/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Slappy said...

I went to get my Appolo bar today in Memphis at a big street festival and since I knew what the deal was, the guy gave me a sealed case of 100 bars!

9/16/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Great, slappy! Any Golden Oracles! I'm going tonight to the Santa Monica/Acura event...hope I can sweettalk someone to do the same thing! LOL

9/16/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

fenris, all...the only way this could possibly make sense is if there are TWO reveals coming up.

Apollo website went up August 8.

DJ Dan broadcast was Aug 11. Malik offers to set up a meeting.

Rachel puts up whereisalvar Aug 22 with the promise of a big reveal after a certain number of bars had been discovered.

Rachel responds to Malik Sept. 9

Questions:
1. Did RB merely take advantage of an opportunity when she hijacked the Apollo giveaway with her whereisalvar bars in the 14 days between the two sites going live?

2. Did RB time her communications with Malik so he would set up the meeting to coincide with the discovery/posting of the final bar?

3. How could she promise a big reveal at the end of whereisalvar if she hadn't communicated with Malik before she told us there would be a big reveal?

I'm willing to suspend a great deal of disbelief for this game, but if we don't get two reveals out of these two different tracks, that would mean that RB is either psychic or invented time travel.

9/16/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Fenris and Fasten, you got to the heart of the matter. We are totally not involved in this now, and we're just waiting for someone else tell us what is happening their life, in an occasional paragraph. :-( This is boring, and I feel bad that TPTB let it get like this right at the point where the game should be getting to a building up momentum before the big ending. TPTB know what they are going to give us, and it may be excting when it finally happens (hopefully!) but without any action on our end at this point, they are going to lose players. They could have at least kept the Hanso page going, or have RB put updates on her travel log (how much could that cost?) so we could at least have new things to read straight from her. I'm tired of reading what TOG, Ninja and Speaker are thinking. What is (at least WAS) important in the game is what RB is thinking and doing, and we sould be hearing from her directly (but not in a cheesy hi/greatwork/seeya email either). Bah humbug. As Stan on South Park would say, "This is really ef'd up right here." :-( So sad.

9/16/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger Christian_Sark said...

Christian thinks as long as USC huniliates Nebraska tonight it will be a worthwile day. However using my super secret powers of something or other I have discovered part of the dialougue that took place between RB and Malik in Norwegia.

*knock knock knock*

voice from behind the door: what's the password?

Rachel: Corning

* Malik opens door to see RB there with a pizza* Good you brought dinner

Rachel: Yea but I have split the pizza up into 70 fragments and to recieve the proper nourishment you will have to put them together peice by piece.

Malik: But I thought tonight we were going to engage in our own gentic engineering experiment?

Rachel: Shutdown!!

Sorry ole' Christian couldn't get the entire meet but it sounds like it was off to a great start.

Christian Out

9/16/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I hear ya capcom. I would like to hear more from Rachel...talking TO us rather than eavesdropping on her and Malik's conversation.

I can't believe that Rachel ditched us the second she got a boyfriend.

Wait til he dumps her, then she'll be all "hey guys, whatcha doin? wanna come over? wanna watch my video? here try on my disguises. let's hang out"

I hated girls like that when I was in high school.

9/16/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Those "love notes" have been entirely too much exposition. I long for "old days" of stophanso....updates with real videos and information. This big reveal buildup makes no sense whatsoever. Why, oh why, is it being dragged out so long? There's no sense of urgency in stopping the evil TWM and his gang anymore, is there? Now we most likely have to wait until the 24th podcast for anything to happen. (Wait: I hear a lot of "flies" dropping!)

9/16/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Slappy said...

Nope, no Golden Oracles, but I've already contacted the Apollo Bar trading site to share my good fortune.

9/16/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Fasten, that is SO funny! Sure, as soon as she doesn't have Malik to hang out with she'll come crawlin'. :-)

9/16/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Sorry about the Oracles :(

Thanks for sharing, slappy!



WV: cccoku = cuckoo for Apollo Bars!

9/16/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

GOOD AFTERNOON TLEC!!!
Going tonight to get my Apollo Bar in Santa Monica as well. Maven, go early cause I have a feeling that it's going to be packed. Can't wait to see ya. I will probably be there around 5:30 PM. E-Mail me at this address since I'm not at work if you need anything. ryandrumz@hotmail.com
RIGHT ON SLAPPY!!! At least your'e not selling those things...

9/16/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Stacker/House said...

DJ Dan, please move the podcast date back to the 23!!! It's the only way I can call in!!! LISTEN TO ME, DJ DAN!!!!

9/16/2006 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Dr.Spongebob "Chris" Shephard said...

man I wish I could listen to DJ Dan

DJ Dan, please move the podcast to the morning of the 24th it's the only way I could listen to it.

PLEASE!

Just imagine if he changed it AGAIN

9/16/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Hi Dr. Spongey! Nice to hear from you. Hope that school is going OK. Nothing happening around here accept for the few notes between RB and Malik, so you didn't miss much excitement unfortunately. :-)

9/16/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Unscrew said...

Hi everyone. I've been lurking in TLE for months now, and, watching it all from a certain distance, I see we're all a little bit frustrated. You started it all excited, the Hanso site gave you a lot of homework, and it looked like it would be a hell of an ARG. Then came the RB videos, which seemed like a promise for a bright future in game. How romantic.
I guess TLE started to decline at the glyph hunt, althought the Sri Lanka thing gave us a thrill and made all the pain worth it.
I'm not saying it wasn't fun - it was! But, IMHO, there are only two different endings for this "epic": the disappointing one and the finale that will make this one of the best games ever, the one that retrieves the "magic" we felt in the beggining.

Oh yeah, excuse my lame english - i'm not american, british, or australian.

9/16/2006 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger The Alternative said...

Off topic...

Does anyone have a finished image of the Lost Puzzle # 2 - The Others? Thanks.

The Alternative One

9/16/2006 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Welcome Mrs. unscrew! Your english is fine....keep posting!

9/16/2006 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger HereAndThere said...

DJ Dan advertisment on abc.com. When you click it, it brings you to the harvest radio thing like before... but on the site it says "listen to dj dan tonight sept 24th @ 8pm pdt." I just assume this is a test of sorts? Idk, just thought I would share

9/16/2006 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Wel said Mrs. Unscrew...I also think HE.com was the killer. Only that it took so long. The vid rocks and the info from was also awesome. I do think the rest of the game and the ending will be worth while...Leaving for Santa Monica to get my apollo bar...See ya.

9/16/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

Good luck Ryandrumz! Let us know how it goes.

hereandthere, you should email admin re: the ad. who knows about the tonight thing, an intern probably posted the wrong banner.

9/16/2006 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

I will take picture and show to all...
Also, there was a commercial for this Acura RDX Tour on ABC last night. Free drinks and food drinks, here I come!!!
Hopefullt I can win a car too.

9/16/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger Fenris said...

LOL. FYSB. That's pretty much it. Rachel got herself a fella and now she doesn't want to hang with her friends anymore. Sheesh.

Maven, FYSB, Capcom - your all right. This is basically just exposition and it is frankly, BORING. Sure the DJ Dan show will be good, but that is because Javi and his crew are entertaining not because their involvement in the story is particularly thrilling or that they are is particularly good at this point.

I think the key thing with the glyph hunt is that the plot behind it made no sense. Probably the actual concealing of the clues (well some of them anyway, like the UK live hunts for example (I'm still sad about missing out)) wasn't actually *that* badly done, but the fact that it was basically Rachel making us jump through hoops for her own amusement took a lot of the glamour from it.

HE was a massive mistake. Yes, the video was a big reveal, but squeezing it out in so many parts killed off the thrill factor of what it was revealing. It was the case that before a frame was released prooving one thing, there had already been many frames hinting at that, so the proof just got a "meh..." response, while the hints where just hints and although speculation built up it was in such small chunks. I mean a LOT of regularly drifted away during HE. It wasn't that fragments was a bad idea, or that the reveals were bad, it was that it should have been something that took no more then a week.

But I've said it before this ARG falls down because of it's flow. They seem to have tried to figure a flow for each segment but totally missed the flow of the overall arg (who was their "big picture" guy?). Each act builds up to semi-conclusion, but each sucsessive act has been slower paced and less exciting then the last. Really it's quite impressive that they have managed to do that. I remember at the time, half jokingly I claimed TPTB sat around in a room debating how they could possibly make Act 4 worse then Act 3, just as Act 4 was kicking off. I'm starting to wonder if that was a joke or the terrifying truth.

It's not hard to see though, looking around that so many have lost faith in this ARG and it's ability to provide anything great in Act 5. Seems we are all fully focused on the start of season 3 instead. Not that people couldn't have expected the building excitement for the show to be greater then the excitment for the arg, but perhaps no one expected it to blot it out and help drive people away so much.

As for WIA, I think the ARG has had massive issues with synchronisation since the very start. I reckon that there is only one reveal from WIA and it will be the conclusion of Malick setting up this meeting with Alvar and it's just a mistake that WIA was live before Malick had even phoned in to DJ Dan.

Of course there is one possibility. There is another character that is yet to be introduced to the story who is the one Malick can set up a meeting with. They have made a point of not mentioning the name and we've all assumed it is Alvar (while strangely, people refused to accept Mr.Beardy was Alvar). Then, yes, there could be two reveals.

Odds on that are currently 25-1, Odds of it being a case of bad plot timing 1-3

as for DJ Dan, the timing is pretty bad for me, but I *CAN* be there for it (with the sacrifice of my sleep) so I am happy. It's very hard for them to find a time to do the podcast where it won't effect people, but I think this is better then the previous choice when a lot of people in the US and most in the UK would be at work. Sorry Stracker - greater good for the greater number and all that. Btw, House rocks. :) I just watched 3x02, fantastic episode!

9/16/2006 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger capcom said...

Right again Fenris.

BTW what is exposition? I'm totally new to ARGs, so does this mean that players are looky-loos only, since that's mostly what we've been doing lately? HE was was too long, but even 1 month would have been better than 2+ months duration. Oh well, let's keep our hopes up for something juicy soon! Always the eternal Pollyanna. :-|

All in all though, if this is the first time that TPTB ever tried such a thing, they gave it the ol' college try. Phase 1 was awesome! I'll look back fondly on that part, it was full of creepy science and espionage, just the way I like it.

9/16/2006 07:29:00 PM  

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