Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost - A Look Back...

Well it has been a few hours since the Series Finale of Lost....

(SPOILER ALERT-  If you are reading this I assume you have watched the Finale or you don't care about Lost and just like to read my blog.)

and my initial gut reaction was that I loved it.  There was a very big risk that the show could go out in a forced or unsatisfying way.  I would say this ending whether you liked it or not was the only way for a show like Lost to end.

From its' beginning Lost has built from episode to episode, season to season, to an end.  And as Jacob pointed out in the Season 5 finale,  "It only ends once, everything else is just progress."

Some might have watched the finale and said, "Wait they were dead the whole time."  Their next would reaction was either that is B*#&$#&$ or I knew that from episode 1.  To those people I say go back and rematch the finale, specifically the conversation between Jack and his "dead" father Christian.

Christian makes a big point of saying the time on the island was the most important time of your life.  This pretty plainly points out that they were not dead the whole time.  There could be some interpretation as to when the majority of the casts dies.  Some might argue it was as soon as the nuke went off at the end of Season 5.  I would say the last person we saw die... was Jack... in the forest with his eye closing.

Hurley, Ben, Desmond, and the rest of the survivors who escape on the Ajira plane all died at a later time that we did not/ will not ever see.  That is unless they do a spinoff, which I would add would be horrible.

To those of you who felt frustrated or let down by the ending then I don't think you got the show.  Yes it had overarching themes of good vs evil, science vs faith, and how to build a society in absolute chaos.  But the heart of the show wasn't about that stuff it was about the relationships between the characters.  Yes it would have been nice to get those nice answers to every question.  I'm glad I didn't get all the answers.

The only answer I wanted was where this great characters that I have enjoyed watching and grown to love over 6 seasons were going to end up.  And I got that answer.  The "good" characters all passed on and left their self constructed purgatory to cross over into "Heaven".

The plot of show never changed, it was always about progress.  And it ended once with everyone dying.

As Ben said, "Dead is Dead, there is no coming back from that."  Our beloved characters and now our beloved show have past on.

If anyone would like to post a comment I would love to hear what you guys thought about the finale.  I'm sure not everyone loved it as much as I did but as far as Finales go...

I don't think it gets much better then that.

Here is a funny clip from the Jimmy Kimmel Show, just as 1 more look back at a great show....

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lost Appreciation - Jimmy Kimmel Show

ABC is doing a great job with their synergy and spreading the Lost brand all across the network.

Case in point this gem of a video.  I would love to get this game.

Lost Appreciation - fan made video

Well I have had a post in a while, mostly because I have been busy relaxing.

With that being said, this Sunday is going to be a very sad day for me.  One of my favorite shows of all time is leaving us and it is making me almost as sad as the Sharks' playoff performance against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Here is a little video combining two great things, Lost and Kittens.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Chalk Another One Up in the WTF Column - Worst Wedding DJ Ever

First and foremost...

There are good DJs and bad DJs.  Then there is this guy.

I don't know what the hell this guy was thinking.  The thing I think is worse though is the crowd and this wedding.  There are women and children sitting bored while this horribleness is going on all around them.

And lastly WTF is this lady doing letting a sleeze bag hit her repeatedly in her "fun" bags.  From the looks on both of their faces they have gone through this many a times.

If anyone can explain to me WTF any of these people are thinking I would be pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Trailer of the Day - Waiting for "Superman"

If there was one thing I know it is that education is important.  I would go so far to say that any sane rational person would agree with that statement.

I was fortunate enough to receive a great education that has brought with it a life that has been pretty great.

Not everyone in this country is as fortunate as I have been.

This movie directed by the same guy who brought us "an Inconvient Truth" follows a group of youngsters who are going through the broken system that is American Schools.

I will be seeing this film when it comes out and I hope you do as well.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hockey Appreciation- 77,823 fans couldn't be wrong

As many of you know I love hockey.  As far as I am concerned anything that helps the sport of Hockey grow or spread is good.

the IIHF World Championships started up recently...

During one of the preliminary games this picture was taken.

(click on image to make slightly embiggened)

What you are looking at is 77,823 screaming hockey fans enjoying a game in Germany.  To give you an idea of exactly how many people that is when compared to the NHL...It would be like comparing a track meet at your high school to the olympics.

The Chicago Blackhawks, on average have 21,356 in attendance for a home game.

My San Jose Sharks, on average have 17,558 in attendance for a home game.

(all stats courtesy of )

So this crazy behemoth arena in Germany can fit more then 3 times the number of people then the largest NHL arena.

I know that there are very few NHL teams that would be able to sell out a venue that was this size but it would be pretty amazing to be in there with everyone yelling for the home team.

Another pretty cool thing would be to potentially play the Stanley Cup Finals in a venue like would negate home ice advantage but it would still be insane

Life Observations #002: Don't Do Drugs... or you will end up like this

We all learn as kids that to do drugs is bad.  It is very rare  to see such a great example of this old adage.

Let me present my perfect example of why drugs are bad and why you shouldn't use them.

Lindsey Lohan, a young ginger with origins as a Disney Star.  She had her big break in the Parent Trap where she played twins, something coincidentally she would repeat later in her career.  

For the sake of brevity, Lindsey's career seemed to reach its' peak after Mean Girls came out.  Mean Girls was a hit movie that gave us a brief glimpse at some realistic superstardom in her future.

Unfortunately for Lindsey's career superstardom never happened.  What did happen was massive amounts of drugs, alcohol, and arrests.  

Please admire this visage:

I don't know what made Lindsey take such a drastic turn...but one thing is for sure, Lindsey has officially passed Amy Winehouse on the deathwatch.  When I say deathwatch I mean a few things...

1.) She is going to actually Die
2.) Her career is dead
3.) Her credit and wealth are also dead.

With that all being saying...

Don't Do Drugs...  or you might end up like this.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lessons in Doucheness - Justin Bieber

There is a special place in this world for people who are Douchebags.

one of Urban Dictionary's definitions of Douchebags is:
An individual who has an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intellegence, behaving ridiculously in front of colleagues with no sense of how moronic he appears. 

A Real Life example of a Douchebag is this great clip featuring Justin Bieber.

I don't know what he was thinking or wasn't thinking but I'm pretty sure he fits the "behaving ridiculously in front of colleagues with no sense of how moronic he appears." You would think that when the host hands Bieber the card with the word "German" you would think he could read.

Justin Bieber you are a Douchebag and I hope your little bit of fame goes away soon.

Let this serve as a lesson to the rest of us, if you are in another country do not be racist on television it will end up on the internet where the collective world will all make fun of you...

Monday, May 3, 2010

24 Appreciation

One of my favorite shows of all time is ending very soon...

As I've been doing with Lost every so often...

Here is some cool stuff to sink your teeth into on the last few remaining days the show is on the air.


I suggest using the pictures for your wallpaper on your desktop.