New LOST Internet Game…and it’s Cheatable

Are you a raving LOST fan? Have you run out of people who want to hear your theories about how the island is really a projection into our universe by a hyperintelligent transdimensional race and was once mistaken for Atlantis? I know I have!

Never fear! The LOST crew is out there with yet another alternate reality game, in the form of the website:

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/

It’s just the kind of maddening, quasi-canonical thing I’ve come to expect from the LOST folks. Themed after the scientific-religious hippie group, the Dharma Initiative, which is reforming and wants you as a recruit. So far, you have to answer a bizarre, somewhat non-sequitarish psychological profile to sign up, and then, you get a logic puzzle!

Great thing about the logic puzzle is, there’s a cheat to allow you to remove the time limit. Just punch the space bar as the game begins and you’ll be able to lock the timer.

Alton Brown “Serves and Protects”

Great article over on Grist about one of my culinary heroes, Alton Brown, of FoodTV. I’ve really enjoyed all of his shows, but I did find that I sometimes felt guilty that some of his recipes didn’t seem very considerate of environmental issues.

In this profile, you’ll find out that Alton is actually changing his show to really consider these issues and educate people about them. Sounds great, and I will be watching!