Sunday, May 23, 2010

All is Not Lost

I heard over the Internet that tonight's Lost will be the last episode. What will the fans do for the rest of the year with their lives? They'll be left psychologically discombobulated by post traumatic stress. No more alternative universe. With the huge fanfare, is there a movie on the big screen in the works. Then sequels.




oh, I forgot to mention something I heard about the Gulf Oil spill which might be worth passing on. BP pays a royalty to the gov't on each barrel of oil that's extracted. I'm unclear whether that's additional to the leasing fees. Anyway, apparently BP owes the gov't royalty even on the barrels of oil that leaks out of the pipeline. Because it's considered extracted.

10 comments:

OkiHwn said...

Have never watched an episode of Lost, waste of time

gigihawaii said...

never watched Lost, either.

RONW said...

Nate- if they re-run Lost episodes a whole year, they'll get the same size audience. Must be something to it, but I've never watched a single episode either.

RONW said...

gigi- that makes 4 people so far. 4 people on the entire don't watch Lost.

Brad Farless said...

I watched 2 or 3 episodes of the first season. It seemed interesting but we just didn't get hooked. I think part of the reason is that we got hooked on Battlestar Galactica around that time and forgot about Lost. We might go get it now that it's complete and watch it all the way through though. Who knows.

As for BP, I guess that's the government's way of shafting them for screwing up. There should be a higher penalty than royalties on the leaking oil though. I hear that crap is already in the protected wetlands.

Ann da sista said...

Well, Chad and I have watched enough LOST for all of you. Most brilliant television drama - EVER. The ending? Perfection. I love that they ended it while it was still good. It was the last chapter of a great series of books, and the end was just as satisfying as the ending to Harry Potter (anyone read those?). We can't wait to watch them all again so we can catch things that we didn't the first time around. Thank goodness we get the episodes streamed through the Wii with our Netflix subscription! :)

RONW said...

Brad-

I hear that crap is already in the protected wetlands.

....and on top of that will be washing ashore for years. There's plumes of that stuff which don't rise to the surface but are temporarily emulsified and when it de-emulsifies will regain full buoyancy and eventually make landfall.

Ann- the big picture is that I don't watch very much non-news tv anyways. So all the hoopla behind Lost is moreso beyond me. There's enough people who are entranced with Lost, a billion, perhaps, on this planet alone, that leads me to believe that Lost is a genuine article, er, the fans aren't a bunch of raving loonies, heck, if you mentioned on a job resume that you're a Lost fan you're 20 times in favor to land the position than a non-Lost fan with years more experience in the same field because unbeknownst the employer doesn't not tolerate non-believers. It's a remarkable achievement indeed, the actors and actress in the series weren't household big showbiz names and the episodes were filmed outdoors unlike StarTrek with it's spinoffs, which were shot inside a studio, not at the whims of the weather, in the process I suppose they saved on make-up and outfits, but still it's unbelievable to end up with a phenomenon that it became.

OkiHwn said...

RONW - that's some sort of tirade! Just go have a li hing mui.

Brad Farless said...

I don't watch the news much anymore but I'm sure that someone is already doing a study on the long-term effects of this on the oceans. I'm guessing that it's going to put a dent in the fishing industries meaning lost jobs and higher fish prices, which can have a serious effect on developing Southeast Asian nations (where I'll be living for the next few years).

By the way, Battlestar Galactica developed a cult-like following too, but since it was sci-fi the audience wasn't as big I don't think.

RONW said...

Nate- no, no, it's not entirely tirade. My sister's a huge fan of Lost. This is just the beginning. Further tirades already in syndication.

Brad- shrimp prices are bound to spike. Fortunately, we get our shrimp from Asia in Hawaii, though higher demand for the Asia shrimp may lead to higher shrimp prices, here. At least news brought out the fact that a lot of oil naturally leaks or seeps up into the ocean through fissures in the ocean floor which would be bad all by itself. I suppose that there frequently are large oil spills and leaks in Venezuela and Southeast Asia, offshore wells, that don't even get reported, or if they do aren't publicized either through bribes or threats.