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Article No. 250 March 12, 2008

Lost: A theory on time travel

For all of you out there that watch LOST religiously, here’s a nice theory that basically supports everything we’ve seen so far. It’s not that much of a spoiler – at least for those of us that are up to date on season 4. Lost: A theory on time travel

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What a great find! I’ve been a huge fan of Lost since season 1 and am amazed in the way this theory ties together all of the loose ends in the show. Has this person traveled back in time to present us with this knowledge after watching Season 8?

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HOW DO YOU DO…
TIME TRAVEL

21st century boring you?
Want a way to walk with dinosaurs that isn’t sitting really close to the TV to watch an unrealistic 3D diplodocus eat leaves?
You need a holiday in time, or dinoworld

Tick, tick, tick… tick

1.5 million years since fire was lit, 35,000 years after the birth of art, 16,000 years from the first mappings of stars and 600 years since the blueprints of the helicopter were drawn. We sit here thinking, “Y’know the 21st century could have been a bit more, well, silvery.” Aside from those metal toasters that’ll burn a farmyard animal into your bread and those credit cards with one of the corners cut off a bit. The 21st century has had:

No proper Robots. My house isn’t doing stuff for me when I go to work so when I get back it’s like a new house and the kitchens in the bathroom. Cars and skateboards don’t hover. We can’t holiday in space and the so called information super highway is still not bypassing my brain with an LCD screen in my eye and USB ports in my tippy toes.

AHHhhhh, yet as a time traveller you can go to the future where these things should have occurred with a few other things that you probably didn’t think about; like a chocolate bar called waffpinuts. A wafer, pineapple and nuts bar wrapped in Kevlar.

Then, go back in time to tell all those people on Tomorrows World that hoodwinked our innocent child eyes, “Hey hey, perm-head, that ain’t going to happen you pre-foetus futurist fuck.”
And they’d have to believe your aggressive preaching cos you’d bring an almanac from 2008 with all the sports results and next weeks Eastenders from UK-GOLD, so there.

...continues at lifestyleguides.blogspot.com

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What a great find! I’ve been a huge fan of Lost since season 1 and am amazed in the way this theory ties together all of the loose ends in the show. Has this person traveled back in time to present us with this knowledge after watching Season 8?