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The BHARMA Initiative

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 by calixton

In case you were wondering if there are Lost fans in Spain—well, there must be. Otherwise, a DHARMA Initiative-themed bar like BHARMA would never have gotten off the ground. I tried finding out more about the bar at bharma.com, but the site was in Spanish, so I settled on reading the description I originally came […]

¡Feliz Seis de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by calixton

People in the U.S.—and, to a lesser extent, in Mexico—are celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, but if you’d like to extend (or delay) your celabración to Lost Wednesday, why not break out a few DHARMA Initiative food and drink items? If you’re short on DHARMA Initiative supplies of tequila, beer, green chiles, olives, and refried […]

Not Lost SPAM®

Monday, May 4th, 2009 by calixton

As mentioned in our last post, the DHARMA Initiative version of SPAM (DI Spiced Pork and Ham) made its appearance in Ben’s fridge back in 2004. But while clearing out some boxes from the storage room (a.k.a. the garage), I came across a 1973 magazine ad for DHARMA Initiative Spiced Pork and Ham. (You can […]

Missing from Lost: Corned Beef in Cans

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by calixton

Although we’ve seen Hawaii-favorite SPAM® (recast as DHARMA Initiative Spiced Pork and Ham) in Ben’s refrigerator, we haven’t yet seen SPAM’s lesser cousin and island favorite runner-up: (Canned) Corned Beef. While it’s been described as “a little bit above dog food,” corned beef is a South Pacific staple, and as a long-shelf-life source of protein, […]

Sather Gate in the year 2059…

Monday, April 27th, 2009 by calixton

…in the anime world of Macross Frontier. File this under “it’s not news, but it’s new to me.” At the northern end of Telegraph Avenue, Sather Gate marks the original south entrance to the UC Berkeley campus. Along with the Campanile clock tower, Sather Gate is one of the enduring landmarks that symbolizes the Berkeley […]

Lost Tomato Soup Can

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 by calixton

Andy Warhol’s first one-artist gallery exhibition consisted of his series of Campbell’s Soup Cans canvases. Debuting in 1962, the art world hated them. Later, Warhol would become world-famous and the Soup Cans images would come to symbolize the pop art movement. Less well-known, perhaps completely unknown, was a work purportedly commissioned by the Hanso Foundation […]

Lost cake mix ad, ca. 1972

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 by calixton

Just a few weeks ago we talked about baking up a delicious DHARMA Initiative cake (using DI Cake Mix, natch’). This week we found a 1972 ad for DHARMA Initiative Cake Mix in a fairly well-preserved copy of Social Welfare and Neuroscience. I’ve added this ad and the two others we previously found to the […]

Lost oats and cookie recipe ad

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 by calixton

Similar to last week’s DHARMA Initiative Instant Coffee ad, we have a page from a 1970 Meteorology and Zoology Edge hawking DI Oats. This one even features a recipe for oatmeal toffee cookies! For those that missed them before, these six seven (!) vintage DI products ads that popped up on Flickr a couple of […]

Drama, comedy, and…

Monday, April 6th, 2009 by calixton

…hazmat suits [SPOILERS]. Who would have thought that the suspension-of-disbelief-defying actioner 24 was set in the same TV universe as the off-the-wall comedy Better Off Ted? One show is based on the premise of a world filled with danger from corporate greed and misplaced patriotism. The other show is based on the premise of a […]

Lost magazine ads found

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by calixton

Last week a set of six DHARMA Initiative magazine ads from the ’70s popped up in a Flickr photo set posted by Hot Meteor Design. The vintage ads cover a range of DHARMA products (cigarettes, vans, uniforms, seasick pills) and technologies (computers, observational system) that, despite being pretty worn-out, give us a glimpse of the […]