Tuesday, March 24, 2009

He's Our You

Not much research to be done, so I thought, for fun, I'd analyze the sentence!

Assuming for the time being that this is, in fact, a sentence (and not just PART of a sentence,) the information is as follows:

This is a simple declarative sentence.

He's - contraction of he is using an apostophe and uppercase H.
* he - the third person singular masculine personal pronoun
the subject of the sentence

* is - the third person singular present tense form of the verb to be
the predicate of the sentence

our - the first person plural possessive adjective, modifying the word you

you - the second person singular (presumably - could be plural) personal pronoun
the subject complement

followed by a period to end the sentence.

Bored, yet? LOL.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


From Wikipedia

Namaste is a common spoken greeting or salutation in the Indian subcontinent. Taken literally, it means "I bow to you". The word is derived from Sanskrit (namas): to bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, and (te): "to you". Namaskar is considered a slightly more formal version than namaste but both express deep respect. It is commonly used in India and Nepal by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, and many continue to use this outside the Indian subcontinent.

In the word namaste there is sandha or coalescence between the two Sanskrit words - namah + te - meaning " I bow to that (divinity) inherent in you." Also common is a polite form using the imperative astu meaning "let there be": namo 'stu te literally means "let there be a salutation to you."

Namaste is one of the few Sanskrit words commonly recognized by Non-Hindi speakers. In the West, it is often used to indicate South Asian culture in general. Namaste is particularly associated with aspects of South Asian culture such as vegetarianism, yoga, ayurvedic healing, and Hinduism.

In recent times, and more globally, the term "namaste" has come to be especially associated with yoga and spiritual meditation all over the world. In this context, it has been viewed in terms of a multitude of very complicated and poetic meanings which tie in with the spiritual origins of the word. Some examples:

* "I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me." -- attributed to author Deepak Chopra

* "I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One."

* "I salute the God within you."

* "Your spirit and my spirit are ONE." -- attributed to Lilias Folan's shared teachings from her journeys to India.

* "That which is of the Divine in me greets that which is of the Divine in you."

* "The Divinity within me perceives and adores the Divinity within you."

* "All that is best and highest in me greets/salutes all that is best and highest in you."

* "I greet the God within."

That said, these are all arguably simply attempts at translating the same concept, which does not have a direct parallel in English. In Buddhism, the concept may be understood as Buddha nature.

I honestly don't care WHAT it means as long as it comes with a new episode!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And the Tillie goes to...

(Cue the Award show Orchestra)

In lieu of our missing new episode, tonight we begin deliberations on the nominations for the first annual Tillie Awards. (Tillie refers to TLI, the affectionate short version for the nickname The Little Island, this blog.)

There are five categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Most Improved (or Recently Compelling) Actor and MI(oRC) Actress, and Best Actor or Actress Not Currently On LOST. Nominees will be limited to those actors who have portrayed a character for a minimum of ten episodes.

When sharing your suggestions for nominees, please be prepared to site scenes which should be considered as examples of your nominee's best work.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Though I did a quick google search for LaFleur, I didn't come up with anything other than the fact that is a quite prolific surname among Francophones. There was quite a long list of famous people with the last name, but none were philosophers or scientists.

I thought of Fleur Delacour, a character in the Harry Potter books. Other than it just being a literary reference, I didn't really see how there could be a connection.

The fact that "la fleur" in French means flower could be significant, especially with respect to The Little Prince reference earlier in the season.

One interesting thing that I did consider is that in Tunisia, although Arabic is the official language, French is spoken widely, particularly in schools and the media. From Wikipedia: It is widely used in education (e.g. as the language of instruction in the sciences in secondary school), the press, and in business. Most educated Tunisians are able to speak it. Many Tunisians, particularly those residing in large urban areas, readily mix Tunisian Arabic with French.

I wonder if Charlotte also spoke French? Perhaps Pierre Chang taught her?

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