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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2008, 12:38:46 AM »
Deserts can become very cold in the winter or at night.  So maybe he knew that he could go anywhere he wanted but didnt know when he would show up

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2008, 12:39:45 AM »
That's a fact I can attest to.


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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2008, 01:07:03 AM »
sorta looks like beldar coneheads keychain logo

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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2008, 10:33:49 AM »
Maybe the coat has a special lining to protect him during the travels?  Just kinda reaching for straws there...

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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2008, 10:38:02 AM »
I don't think Ben knew what time or day or year he would show up in.  Just a guess of timeframe.  It's best to wear more layers than needed.  If it was cold, he wouldn't have anything to put on.

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2008, 10:45:14 AM »
Yes, did he plan to arrive there?  I think he did and now we may have an idea where the polar bear came from in Tunisia.

I'm not so sure. Why arrive in Tunisia if your destination is Tikrit, Iraq (almost 2000 miles away).  Unless, of course, a portal only allows you to go to certain places.  That could explain the polar bear ending up there as well.

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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2008, 11:28:22 AM »
Teleported in from somewhere cold and injured along the way.  Amazing!

Well maybe it was an emergency-beamout and someone shot at him?

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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2008, 01:09:33 PM »
It looked like he "beamed" in from somewhere cold. Interesting :)

Perhaps the method of "time travel" requires cold temperatures......  ;)

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2008, 01:13:27 PM »
Hi teeth were chattering when he opened his eyes.

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2008, 01:44:42 PM »
If he brought the coat thinking the desert gets cold at night, why did he leave it when he mounted the horse and left? (I'm pretty sure he left it -- he'd already stripped it off when they were searching him and I don't remember him taking it back up when he got on the horse.)

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2008, 03:22:15 PM »
I'm voting that he came from somewhere cold (teeth chattering) and in a hurry running from someone (he's wounded) so he might not have had the time to carefully plan the where and when (maybe Smokie ate his travel agent!)

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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2008, 05:05:04 PM »
(maybe Smokie ate his travel agent!)

I hate it when that happens...

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2008, 08:45:40 PM »

Perhaps the method of "time travel" requires cold temperatures......  ;)

Now that's an interesting thought!

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2008, 05:06:06 PM »
By the way, Hallowax was the name of the announcer for the Pearl video.
Orchid.  He was Wickmund on the Pearl.



http://lost.cubit.net/archives/2008/04/4x09-new-dharma-logo.php#more

Sledge has it up, it is a new logo.

I agree that it is for the orchid. Likely he telported from that station.
Agreed.


It looked like he "beamed" in from somewhere cold. Interesting :)

Perhaps the method of "time travel" requires cold temperatures......  ;)
It's possible that the method itself includes a temperature variation, but as a strong supporter of the Vile Vortices theory, I think that Ben was drawn to Tunisia through a polar location.

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Re: Ben's Coat...
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2008, 08:09:23 PM »
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Perhaps the method of "time travel" requires cold temperatures......  ;)
It's possible that the method itself includes a temperature variation, but as a strong supporter of the Vile Vortices theory, I think that Ben was drawn to Tunisia through a polar location.

Vile vortices are looking a lot better now.  ;)

Someone else suggested that the teleportation trip would be cold. This is the case in many science fiction stories where there is some time spent between. Typically it's very cold and often there's no air. Ben was gasping when he arrived, I believe. So this is my new favorite parka theory.
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