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Get Pumped

Posted May 23, 2010

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The Lost finale is tonight. I’m going to watch it. (Illustration by Jared Stumpenhorst)

How to Watch Lost

Posted April 6, 2010

20100406lost.pngIt is Lost day. While most experienced Losties know these tips, I thought I’d share them so I can improve everyone’s life.

  1. On Lost-night, you need to watch it live because…
  2. You want to see the Lost-comics by beatonna and nedroid. They are consistently hilarious. You can click on the example to the right for a larger, prettier view.
  3. Immediately after, head over to Lostpedia and take note at just how quickly these folks get information up. It’s insane. Check out the page for last week’s episode.
  4. In the morning, download the latest Jay & Jack podcast. They provide a good recap and they’re funny.
  5. For a roundup of the best nonsense from around the web, visit fakelocke.com. It’s by no means a complete look, but we (yes, I contribute) always find good stuff.

That’s it! If you do these things, I promise you’ll enjoy Lost a little more (even if a few of your friends call you crazy).

Riding the Shark

Posted January 31, 2009

Tonight, after dinner, we discussed the ridiculousness of Frogurt and other Lost minutiae. The more we talked the more it became clear how close Lost has come to jumping the shark.

The back of my brain turned on briefly — it does that from time to time — and spouted out this gem, "riding the shark". If the graph of a show's quality were to peak right before it went off the deep end, that would be the the shark's dorsal fin and Lost is right on top of it.

To be clear, this is a good thing. Success definitely plays a role, as riding the shark is kind of a fuck you to less successful shows. "What, you don't have a smoke monster or warm-weather polar bears and you're only pulling in 2.3 rating? Watch me move this island, pussies."

Like the rest of the world, I'm nervous they won't be able to keep their balance until the end of season six. Once you commit to life on the back of a shark, getting off means you're in the water with an angry beast with three rows of teeth. You've got to ride that shark all the way home or be prepared to die trying.

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