1.08.2010

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Seriously, fuck Lost. Go to the doctor. Read my ultimate Gil outpouring.

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At 1/08/2010 1:43 PM, Blogger The Backwards K said...

My first instinct about the "fuck LOST" from FD was that it had to be a joke. The tweets seemed sort of over-the-top and silly; then filled with anger that really hasn't evidenced itself before. If FD is THIS mad over a show's fans complaining about an Obama speech, there's some higher joke or purpose to it. Right?

My mistake, though, because I had forgotten: Shoals is devastatingly humorless.

For the record, as a LOST fan and a policy wonk: Give me a fucking break with this "unwashed masses" attitude.

I've spent my adult life following politics and government. Since the Health Care debate started I've watched every relevant clip, read a shit ton of boring, detailed essays, etc., etc., etc. And you know what? I'd rather see LOST. There's nothing a President can say in his speech that will all of the sudden allow citizens to impact the debate in a meaningful way. (As opposed to the Tea Baggers) The debate is entirely in the hands of elected officials, Obama is elucidating his position for the general masses to better understand.

There's not gonna be a sentence where he says "and okay, we're gonna open this up to a general vote, so the single payer system is a possibility if it receives more than 40% of the vote. Polls open tomorrow, 9AM." Meaning that I can wait until the next morning's internet browsing to hear the speech and process the info.

LOST isn't a M. Night movie, contrary to your tweets. It's a mystery, really, a show about revelations as opposed to twists. It's a subtle point, but calling LOST a twist show is like calling Curb a sitcom. And in its defense: LOST has always been exciting, challenging television. It's not the Wire or "important," but it's fantastically done and great drama. It's worthwhile. After 82 (or so) hours on the air, fans are familiar with the characters and anxious for the last season, LOST is appointment television like few (if any) others. So of COURSE the loyal fans of the show, excited for the end and the few new shows left, would rather a speech get moved than pre-empt their show.

Look, you can enjoy Obama's speech and CSPAN all you want. Dawkins knows I've spent a lot of time on both. But don't act like you get footing on the moral high ground - or that you're intrinsically right because politics=IMPORTANT and tv=Stupid. That's bullshit.

 
At 1/08/2010 1:45 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

I really could care less about "Lost." I just think it's funny that it appeals primarily to a demographic who threw themselves wholeheartedly behind Obama when he was cool. Now they've taken to the web, using their 2.0 skills, to speak truth to power.

I am sorry you find me humorless. I can only guess you missed my spelling in the title of this post.

 
At 1/08/2010 1:55 PM, Blogger The Backwards K said...

I caught the mis-spelling, but it reads a lot more like condescending snark than it does as a joke.

After a string of tweets calling LOST viewers dick holding Ron Paul fans, writing in typical illiterate internet speak looks like another jab at the LOST contingent using the intertubes to protest the speech's timing.

 
At 1/08/2010 2:18 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Tupac/Ghostbusters/Woolridge = above spelling.

WV=hiploy (in Avatar 7, they dig up a post-apocalyptic Williamsburg to mine a mineral that grows out of old coke)

 
At 1/08/2010 5:46 PM, Blogger ozward said...

I think it's funny LOST bothers you so much.

Perhaps you could take some of your own advice and chill out about the whole situation.

I'm also curious to the research you've done in the LOST demographic. Clearly you've done enough to come to conclusions about their voting and internet habits. Enough to find amusement at least.

Anyway, thanks for the RT this morning. Very exciting. Love the FD, but not your LOST attitude.

 
At 1/09/2010 11:12 AM, Blogger Teach said...

I'm wondering if FD's animosity toward LOST is because the show reflects so well FD's frustrations with basketball. Think about it. The characters on LOST that seem to be full of the most potential wind up as afterthoughts, dead, or shells of their former selves. How are Walt, Locke, and Jack any different than TMac, Odom, Al Jefferson, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and Anthony Randolph? FD doesn't hate LOST because of its obsessive fans; FD hates LOST because the pain hits too close to home.

 
At 1/11/2010 4:18 PM, Blogger Bhel Atlantic said...

Also, everyone important on LOST is eventually revealed to be a son or daughter of some other character. Kobe Bryant, scion of the game who eventually surpassed his father through careful imitation of his dad's peers, reminds one of a Jack Shephard or Daniel Faraday. The obvious counterpoint is Locke, who is anointed the "chosen one" for no particular reason other than (as we saw in Season 5 via the time travel) his own derring-do. Who could this be but Lebron James, who invents his own family tree (the "Horsemen", the "Lebrons") and his own brand as he goes along?

 
At 1/12/2010 3:29 PM, Blogger ozward said...

Teach, Bhel,

You guys are SPOT ON.

How about how the story structure changes as more information is revealed?

For example, the 99/00 Lakers were a great championship team... but in a flashback we learn that they actually won THREE in a row!!! And then the screen goes blank and in silver lettering: "NBA". Credits roll...

Or when the "leader" is kicked off the island, only to return in glorious fashion? (Michael Jordan = Charles Widmore???)

This is great!

How about walking corpses/apparitions? Shaq, Nash, AI, etc? Ghosts on the island are each (seemingly) capable of differnt things - just like aging superstars! Shaq = Walt... guiding Locke/LBJ towards their destination. AI = Christian Shepard... that annoying elder presence that will. not. go. away. Nash = Charlie Pace? Once believed to be dead, yet still has an in-ignorable presence in Hugo's life?

 
At 1/12/2010 4:02 PM, Blogger Bhel Atlantic said...

Touché

 
At 1/12/2010 8:58 PM, Blogger Teach said...

I like the idea of Oliver Miller as Hurley. How does a person stay that big on a deserted island? How does a person stay that big playing basketball? And his fear of numbers is what keeps him from producing.

 
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