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Goofy-yet-mournful tribute to LOST, which (sob!) ends its 6-year run tonight. [SLYT]
posted by lunasol (43 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
You just saved me from missing the season finale. Whether that is something to be thankful for remains to be seen...
posted by bitterpants at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2010


Six seasons of Lost, summed up in one minute. By cats.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:48 AM on May 23, 2010 [6 favorites]


Finally I can stop hearing about it?
posted by clarknova at 10:53 AM on May 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Six seasons of Lost Why I want my six years back, summed up in one minute. By cats.

Fixed that for me.
posted by FfejL at 10:53 AM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I could give you the answers you want. I could explain exactly why Lost is so awesome. But there isn't time. You'll just have to trust me. JUST TRUST ME!
posted by Babblesort at 11:00 AM on May 23, 2010 [12 favorites]


Yeah, for all the melodrama and unanswered (or weakly answered) questions, Lost is a pretty great show and I'll miss it. Watching V and FlashForward recently really makes me appreciate/miss Lost.

If I had the time though, I'd edit the whole series until it's nothing but pensive staring. Someone should totally do that.
posted by saul wright at 11:10 AM on May 23, 2010


Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever

Producers say the last season of 'Lost' will contain an unprecedented number of twists and turns for fans to endlessly debate around people who don't care at all. "If you haven't watched 'Lost' yet, you'll regret ever talking to anyone who did."

Full Disclosure: My friends and I are frantically trying to procure a backup television set this afternoon because our usual one is going on the fritz with mere hours to go before the finale airs. It's just like "Orientation" (season 2 episode 3) where Desmond and Sayid are searching desperately for replacement parts to repair the damaged Swan Station computer before the hatch countdown goes from 108 to "mysterious hieroglyphics"!
posted by Doktor Zed at 11:14 AM on May 23, 2010


That song was way better than it should have been.
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:16 AM on May 23, 2010


That song was better than a lot of the episodes this season.
posted by oddman at 11:18 AM on May 23, 2010


I guess we're not going to get a good Lost finale post today.
posted by desjardins at 11:26 AM on May 23, 2010


Everyone will finally know that Walt is cylon #9.
posted by special-k at 11:33 AM on May 23, 2010 [2 favorites]



That was enjoyable! Thanks for sharing!
posted by dealing away at 11:35 AM on May 23, 2010


Can't wait!! For the show to be over, that is.
posted by ReeMonster at 11:41 AM on May 23, 2010


katers gonna kate
posted by Solon and Thanks at 11:42 AM on May 23, 2010 [6 favorites]


I'm eagerly waiting to hear the howls of despair after you Lost fans get the same rogering we Galactica fans got a year ago.
posted by bicyclefish at 11:56 AM on May 23, 2010


JJ Abrams is a soulless moron, and the linked video made me cringe so hard that I think my spine needs realignment, but this was worth it for Doktor Zed's Onion link.
posted by koeselitz at 12:01 PM on May 23, 2010


JJ Abrams is a soulless moron

He barely has anything to do with the show.
posted by empath at 12:04 PM on May 23, 2010


Last Friday Jimmy Kimmel did a Special Lost edition of this week in unnecessary censorship. It's F***ing hilarious.
posted by cyphill at 12:06 PM on May 23, 2010 [5 favorites]


Watching that reminded me that Lost had some fine, moving drama at times. I like that last line, too.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:09 PM on May 23, 2010


Last Friday Jimmy Kimmel did a Special Lost edition of this week in unnecessary censorship. It's F***ing hilarious.

i think you can pretty much replace any transitive verb with a bleep for hilarious results

You just saved me from ****ing the season finale.

F***ed that for me.

You'll just have to **** me. JUST **** ME!

and so on.
posted by empath at 12:14 PM on May 23, 2010


i think you can pretty much **** any transitive verb with a bleep for hilarious results

.... I don't get it
posted by heathkit at 12:15 PM on May 23, 2010


If you've never ****ed a transitive verb, you're missing out.
posted by empath at 12:16 PM on May 23, 2010


You all really should watch cyphill's link. Hilarious is an understatement.
posted by desjardins at 12:16 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


koeselitz: "JJ Abrams is a soulless moron"

Damn, that's pretty harsh. I actually found his TED talk quite inspiring.
posted by sharkfu at 12:32 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I guess we're not going to get a good Lost finale post today.

Which is kinda fitting.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Finally I can stop hearing about it?

WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU IN A 'LOST' TRIBUTE THREAD IF YOU ARE SICK OF HEARING ABOUT 'LOST'? REALLY. YOU FUCKING WALKED IN HERE ALL BY YOURSELF, AND YOU KNEW WHAT IT WAS.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 12:48 PM on May 23, 2010 [19 favorites]


I recently watched Muholland Drive for the first time and realized that Lynch and Lost explore a lot of the same themes. There's the Nancy Drew mystery, unexplained characters who come and go, surreal events that are never explained ... while obviously Lynch and Lost are on two different ends of the intellectual spectrum, I would give anything for the finale to have been written and directed by Lynch. Just to see Lost descend into a dream like world and the already shaky acting of some principal members thrown some of Lynch's classic you're-watching-people-act dialog.

It would be much more fitting than the mystical sort of makes sense ending I'm sure we're headed for at this point (the fact these last episodes have given away very, very little and at times even told us directly that not everything will be explained could be a classic ruse, but more than likely there's just a simple Dan Brown like plot device waiting for us that doesn't really need a lot of explaining).
posted by geoff. at 12:49 PM on May 23, 2010


The newer post is much better than this one.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:52 PM on May 23, 2010


We all everybody.
posted by steef at 12:57 PM on May 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


The newer post is much better than this one.

Well, yeah.
posted by lunasol at 1:00 PM on May 23, 2010


I blame Joanna Newsom.
posted by Balisong at 1:11 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've never watched the show, but from what I can gather, it's a very complicated takeoff on Gilligan's Island.
posted by jonmc at 1:11 PM on May 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


...it's a very complicated takeoff on Gilligan's Island.

Hopefully after Lost ends, we can have a Lost Island holiday special with the Harlem Globetrotters too.
posted by rottytooth at 1:22 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've never watched the show, but from what I can gather, it's a very complicated takeoff on Gilligan's Island.

jonmc, I said it before and I'll say it again: Kate vs. Juliet was the Ginger vs. Mary Ann of 2009.
posted by grimjeer at 2:58 PM on May 23, 2010


Last Friday Jimmy Kimmel did a Special Lost edition of this week in unnecessary censorship.

Shhh. I fucked your son's dog.

Too funny.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:37 PM on May 23, 2010


Did they ever say what the numbers meant? (I stopped watching after season 2).
posted by 517 at 8:01 PM on May 23, 2010


Did they ever say what the numbers meant? (I stopped watching after season 2).
posted by 517 at 11:01 PM on May 23 [+] [!]


Hmm...
posted by jeremy b at 9:01 PM on May 23, 2010


I found that Gawker had a nice summary of "everything that's happened on Lost". Read it here.
posted by vidur at 12:03 AM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


"I have taken a creative writing class or two (can you tell?) and do you know this thing they teach you? "Don't end your story with all your characters being dead." It is like cheating. It is worse than cheating! It is the wussiest thing a writer can do. And these smug dickheads went ahead and did it."
- gawker
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:31 AM on May 24, 2010


I have taken a creative writing class or two (can you tell?) and do you know this thing they teach you?

On the other hand, most accomplished professional writers end up violating pretty much every formulaic so-called rule drummed into them by their high school and college Creative Writing teachers.
posted by aught at 12:47 PM on May 24, 2010


Well, I haven't watched it for 5 seasons and TBH I feel fully vindicated in that now. Pity I watched all of BSG though.
posted by Artw at 1:09 PM on May 24, 2010


most accomplished professional writers end up violating pretty much every formulaic so-called rule

So *that's* why all the rules laid out on Craphole Island with such sturm und drang could be so easily ignored when the writers didn't have an ending. It's because they were accomplished. I see.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:01 PM on May 24, 2010


The Reduced Shakespeare Company did five seasons of Lost in 10 minutes with 3 actors.
posted by ZeusHumms at 4:21 PM on May 24, 2010


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