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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2008, 09:12:27 PM »
In the screen-cap of the Swiss passport Ben is listed as "Dean Moriarty". That's the name of the character in On The Road who is based on Neil Cassady. Neil wasn't one who was known to ever want to stay in one place for any length of time, maybe Ben has the same wanderlust.
Moriarty is also the nemisis of Sherlock Holmes...

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2008, 03:44:10 PM »
In the screen-cap of the Swiss passport Ben is listed as "Dean Moriarty". That's the name of the character in On The Road who is based on Neil Cassady. Neil wasn't one who was known to ever want to stay in one place for any length of time, maybe Ben has the same wanderlust.
Moriarty is also the nemisis of Sherlock Holmes...
Nice catch.  1st time I've read that!

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2008, 04:09:28 PM »
In the screen-cap of the Swiss passport Ben is listed as "Dean Moriarty". That's the name of the character in On The Road who is based on Neil Cassady. Neil wasn't one who was known to ever want to stay in one place for any length of time, maybe Ben has the same wanderlust.
Moriarty is also the nemisis of Sherlock Holmes...
Nice catch.  1st time I've read that!

He got it from Lostpedia.  ::)  No, no, he IS Lostpedia.

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2008, 11:13:13 AM »
I posted this in the screen caps bit... relevant here too...

Dizzybeckster said:
the british 20 notes were withdrawn fron circulation back in 2001...?

See quote below from the Bank Of England themselves...


26 January 2001

The new style 20 note (featuring Sir Edward Elgar and containing enhanced security features) is now in widespread circulation. Accordingly, the Bank has today given notice that the old style 20 notes (which feature Michael Faraday) are now being withdrawn from circulation and, to give effect to this, legal tender status will be withdrawn from the note on 28 February 2001. After 28 February 2001, bank branches will continue to accept these notes and they will, of course, remain payable at the Bank of England for all time.

There are over 700 million 20 notes in circulation of which around 120 million are Faraday 20 notes. These notes are now used less frequently in day-to-day transactions.

The new design 20 banknote, featuring Sir Edward Elgar on the reverse, was first issued on 22 June 1999. It introduced three new security features a foil hologram, an ultraviolet feature and micro-lettering.

Posted on February 18, 2008 1:16 PM

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2008, 03:37:08 PM »
you may if you can explain it!

explaining it isnt a problem, there WAS NOT, HAVE NOT, IS NOT, been two Bens on the show/island EVER

You should really read the Time Traveller's Wife....or check it out on audiotape from the library.  You would like it. ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2008, 04:20:46 PM »
Ok, maybe this has been brought up somewhere else, but it seems peculiar to me that Ben has all these passports and money for different countries he can go anywhere.  He talked about the magic box and that is how he got Locke's Dad there.  Or maybe we still don't understand how he got there.  Is it possible there's some kind of portal or door he can go in and out of?...just throwing that out there. Any thoughts?

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2008, 06:17:32 PM »
It's like that big box Tesla built in The Prestige.

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Re: Benjamin Linus - World Traveler
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2008, 09:27:02 PM »
The box is a metaphor. We just don't know what it's a metaphor for... So to speak.