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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-n  (Original Message)Sent: 5/16/2008 3:09 PM
 
 
Richard Alpert.  Like my find of Daniel Faraday's real-life inspiration was an early pioneer of electromagnetism named Michael Faraday, I have uncovered Alpert's real-life inspiration was a man named...Richard Alpert, who was kicked out of Harvard for experiments on humans with LSD back in the day, and he retreated to India and changed his name to--and this name I did recognize--Ram Dass (please, hold your laughter, it is not a Bart Simpson phone prank namel, rather his spiritual name). 
 
Ram Dass lecturing at the Nambassa festival in New Zealand, 1981.
^ Now, something clearly ran amok since Ram Dass version of Richard Alpert has grown very old, but the noteworthy thing to mention in my summary notes here is that one of Ramd Ass' buddies wrote a book called Island, which was referenced in Lost, where there's a centric Utopian island. 
 
Oh, and also, the good looking permament eye liner version of Richard Alpert worked for Mittleos Bioscience, it says in the first part of the link below.  I couldn't help but noices the odd word Mittleos looks suspect, and so I found that the letters m, i, t, t, l, e, o, s not just remind me of Mitt Romney, but actually are the letters that make up Lost Time. 
 


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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 5/16/2008 7:52 PM
well he posed as an orderly to Locke, before that he posed as a lawyer for Oceanic when he visited Hurley

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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 5/16/2008 8:13 PM
Yes, yes I remember that now. Must be why I see him more as slick and potentially dangerous....the whole lawyer connection, lol.

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From: MSN NicknameHoTtSyLiTtLefoXXySent: 5/21/2008 9:17 PM
ok the guy in the picture in the first post, i thought someone killed him! last season maybe, didn't ben or locke kill him..?? isnt he dead?

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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 5/22/2008 3:05 PM
Nope!

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From: MSN NicknameHoTtSyLiTtLefoXXySent: 5/23/2008 2:12 AM
are you sure??? remember..or did ben just send him away? something happened...i swear

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From: Jnp9Sent: 5/23/2008 2:17 AM
that man is HOT

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From: MSN NicknameTequïIaSent: 5/23/2008 3:48 AM
I feel like someone killed him or something too?

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From: MSN NicknameHoTtSyLiTtLefoXXySent: 5/23/2008 7:25 AM
SEE! His head got smashed in or...Ben sent him away, right?

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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 5/23/2008 5:17 PM
Nope! 
 
Sent away?  He has from time to time gone off the island to recruit people.  Perhaps you're thinking he was banished by Ben recently, though what he did was take the remaining Others away to the temple, or wherever. 

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From: Jnp9Sent: 5/23/2008 5:58 PM
What was the last episode?

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From: MSN NicknameHoTtSyLiTtLefoXXySent: 5/23/2008 6:29 PM
ooooh ok. i guess that's it then. haha.

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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 5/23/2008 8:49 PM
I've been thinking for a while now that this guy is actually, really Jacob.  The Island King hidden in plain sight all along.....and I still do b/c I want him to be, since it'll be cool and I made the call when I first noticed his agelessness, but when I saw him get bothered with Boy Locke last week, well, that seems like a characteristic that Jacob would not have, besides, I think they maybe want ppl to elevate Richard's evaluation as maybe something above Ben and Locke and All, that maybe we'd think of him as Jacob, and so then i doubt it's him since it seems like a valid conclusion to reach, and also, Richard's apparent counterpart on the supranatural character list, the black orderly guy who went to Locke, and who posed as a lawyer to visit Hurley too, seems to balance the consideration of Richard as the spiritual superior, especially since the tone coming from the black guy is more along the lines of goodness and faith, whereas Richard seems about power and science....which leads me to think that Jacob is, after all, neither of these two, but his own self, not yet identified as someone else, and supreme to all, including these two

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From: MSN NicknameTequïIaSent: 5/23/2008 9:50 PM
I never thought of him as being Jacob - that's def a great theory.

I think I was the only one who didn't know lost was on last night... I was pretty upset!

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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 5/26/2008 9:02 PM
That was a repeat though, Teq. The finale - the three-hour finale!!! - is this coming week!
 
And I really need to pay much closer attention to these peripheral characters. I barely recognize this Richard Alpert dude - I mean, when I see him, I'm like "okay, I recognize that actor", but I don't really 'remember' where I saw him before in Lost or what he's about.
 
As for Jacob, I tend to think of him as more an amalgam of characteristics that are unique to every individual oberserver of Jacob. Which is why it's sometimes a dark mystery figure, or Jack's father, or Claire - sometimes there can be more than one person in the shack in order to reflect these various characteristics. I dunno, somethin', lol. But basically, that anyone who 'sees' Jacob sees something different - the experience is a very individual thing. And the 'certain people' who are able to see or hear him have some unique island-connection or something - like Locke, well, that's kind of a no-brainer, the man-of-faith is connected to the island, to a 'higher power'. And Claire, maybe having a baby ON the island and both her and the baby living through it is something unique to the island. And for Hurley, well he was in the nuthouse, a lot of head cases have something else going on up there...
 
I dunno, lol, this theory isn't really very well fleshed out at this point, just....that it occurred to me. LOL
 

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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 5/26/2008 9:04 PM
In other words (lol, should've added this in previous post), "Jacob" is merely an extension of something else from the individual, not a literal figure who exists outside of those individuals....
 
Ack, I'm not being clear enough am I? LOL
 
I know what I mean though....

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