Genie of…the…laaaaaamp!

Yes, there might be an Aladdin reference in this episode. And a great story about genies, sent in by a listener! We spend a while examining the nature of Richard, Jacob, and the Man in Black with lots of great help from listener feedback as well, and explore ideas of original sin, hell, morality…yeah, all those light little issues that are never controversial and are so prevalent in Lost! Runtime 1:28:47

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8 responses to “Genie of…the…laaaaaamp!

  1. AmishDude

    Hi, Anna and Denise,

    I just wanted to let you know I was the one who mentioned Charlie Brown. Many people have observed that John Locke (the original) was a lot like Charlie Brown. He’s bald…and life treats him badly. No matter what he does, he just cannot win.

    My point was just a silly joke that MiB (Titus Welliver version) received the same gift that Charlie Brown got at Halloween — a rock!

    Yeah…lame joke…I know.

    In exchange, here is some fun with the numbers:


    And here’s a good one: In the Bible it’s said that when Satan was cast out of heaven, he took a third of the angels with him. The total of our numbers is 108. One-third of 108 is 36. Man-in-Locke has Sayid (16) and Sawyer (15) and Locke (4).


    Well, 35, actually. But the idea’s the important thing.


  2. annainindiana

    Haha, thanks, Amish Dude! It’s all coming back now… “If you’re Amish, how is it that you’re calling in?” 🙂 The numbers video was funny, thanks for sharing. In math it’s the thought that counts…right?

  3. Ryan in Ames

    In math, it’s the count that thinks.

    Tom Lehrer has a lot of songs with a geeky spin.

  4. Ben Mc

    First, love your podcast, just started listening about 2 weeks ago.

    I just want to point out that I think Jacob is going to be God and MIB is going to be Lucifer (hence hiding his name is very important)

    OK, so that being said, biblically God isn’t necessarily “all good”. He’s almighty. He lives outside space and time. He represents goodness, forgivefullness, etc, BUT there is the “wrath” of God.

    God allowed his own son to be tested by the Devil in the desert.

    He had his own son DIE for the forgiveness of sins.

    He “purges” the world of evil.

    It’s not all cut and dry with God. So, when people deny that the Jacob character is supposed to be God because he’s a little sneaky, or arrogant, well, I say that makes him more like the God I learned about growing up.

    Just my 2 cents 🙂

  5. Jennifer Prilliman

    Hi! When I saw the Tags on your blog I thought this looked like an information scientist’s blog…and I was right. I am an info science grad student as well. Anyway, I really enjoy your podcast and thought the genie story was great. Looking forward to next week’s podcast.

  6. annainindiana

    Hey Jennifer! Yep, information scientist at work here…where are you studying IS? Glad to have you listening!

  7. Jennifer Prilliman

    I am at the University of Oklahoma and finishing up in May (yay!).

  8. annainindiana

    Great! What kind of job are you looking for?

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