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R.I.P. Jose Lima

R.I.P. Jose Lima.

No, I don’t usually talk sports here, but as a lifelong Astros fan I was shocked and saddened to hear that he died this weekend – and only 37! Lima was an average major league pitcher who had one spectacular year for the team, but it was what he did outside the lines that struck me.

The dude loved the game, but he loved the fans more, and I’ve rarely seen a professional athlete light up a kid’s face like Lima Time could. He made my kids feel like they were the most important people in the world. Everyone reminiscing about him are centering on the same thing – he milked every day for everything it was worth.

I think the ideal game for Lima would have been the ability to simultaneously pitch the game and sit in the stands with the fans, cheering and high-fiving and just having fun. I don’t know what happens when we die – and after last night’s Lost finale I’m even more confused – but wherever he is now, there’s a party going on.

Some people light up a room. Lima lit up a ballpark.

R.I.P., Lima Time.

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Living is easy with eyes closed

I am still trying to digest the finale of Lost from last night. People seem to love it or hate it with very little middle ground. I’m disappointed that so much of the mythology seemed to go out with the bathwater – maybe down that mystical island drain – to reward those who wanted the feel-good ending for their characters.

There was some great action and some surprising moments, and as always, a healthy dose of humor. But parts of the very end seemed like a wrap party in character. And there are already people violently disagreeing with the final images over the closing credits. And of course, Darlton aren’t talking.

Hey, at least they didn’t fade to black. My thoughts on this soon.

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Totally Lost

Countless websites have covered Lost over the years, from ABCsponsored summertime diversions to weekly episode reviews to the endless ether aisles of Lostpedia. It’s impractical to follow several religiously, let alone all, but I’ve whittled my list over the years to a handful of worthy places to share my early morning Wednesday coffee.

When I want to validate something I think took place, see an enlarged screen cap of a pivotal moment or research the endless twine linking characters and events together, there are few better places than SL LOST, Doc Arzt’ Blog, Lostpedia , The Tail Section and LostMedia. When I want to read some feedback from fellow show fanatics, I turn to Alan Sepinwall, Maureen Ryan and especially Doc Jensen.

Jeff (“Doc”) Jensen and Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly usually delve into some deep metaphysical wordplay, source countless books and historical events, draw the thinnest of threads into a golden rope and pontificate about ideas so convoluted and outrageous that one could easily contract a migraine just by reading their weekly tomes. Almost instantly, thousands of comments pepper their message board, making it as impossible to follow the reactions as it is to quickly understand their current theory.

But they also give us a weekly video file called Totally Lost that has changed from an initial video podcast version of their column to some of the most outrageously funny stuff on the Internet. And they have really outdone themselves this time, thanks largely to their two special guests Mark Pellegrino (Jacob) and Titus Welliver Smokey/Man In Black/Nameless Brother of Jacob).

Watch Totally Lost…a six-parter this week!

Pelligrino and Welliver get playful discussing their characters in Across The Sea. And after you see What They Died For tonight, join many of your fellow fans online at the sites above to share your thoughts and theories. Remember – you will live together or die alone.

Food for thought…Pellegrino must get confused bouncing back and forth between Lost and Supernatural, since his characters have appeared to be almost polar opposites of good and evil. And as for Welliver – is there a show he isn’t on? The charismatic actor plays recurring characters on Lost, Sons of Anarchy and The Good Wife…none of them particularly righteous, by the way. The man is a busy dude.)

Some fun sites to carry you over until The Lost Weekend:

815 Sentences about Lost

The LOST cast says goodbye to the fans.

Never Seen LostSeason 6 recaps from a person who…well…never did.

Geronimo Jack’s Beard

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Jacob, Oscar and Freebies

Locke invented Team Conan

Lost rang up some well-deserved ratings last night, and the net is abuzz with the latest storytelling vehicle that Darlton has tossed at us. I won’t spoil it for you DVR aficionados, but strap in, baby. Watch here.

For those who did watch last night, you might think you are going crazy. You have plenty of company, so check in with some of the primary Lost blog sites: Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune, Doc Jensen at EW, SL Lost and Alan Sepinwall’s excellent What’s Alan Watching blog. Be sure to scroll through all the comments – some interesting ideas…and some complete nutjobs. 

(Speaking of Alan, he and I share a love for the classic series Homicide. Nice blog the other day from him about that show including clips to the great Crosetti episode. Reminded me how they don’t make them like that anymore, and soon they may not make them like Lost, either. It will be interesting to see whether V and Flash Forward survive to a second season as well as if Fringe can get a third.) 

 

I’ll have more about the Academy Awards later on, but the nominations were announced yesterday (I thought the Lost feature was more important). With one exception – a swap of one Supporting Actress nominee – they were exactly the same as the Screen Actors Guild nominees in the four major acting major categories. Nineteen for twenty! 

Here’s the link to the official site. More soon. 

And if you’re bored with The Oscars, there are always The Razzies

 

How about some freebies? For a limited time…while supplies last

Download the Research Turtles album for free

Buy any album from Kool Kat Musik and get a free copy of the Gamilons EP “Blue Whispers“! 

Caveat: The Research Turtles link will simply stop working when it’s no longer available. Please check with Kool Kat prior to placing your order to make certain the EPs are still in stock. It’s a great place to buy music regardless – I am a paying customer, not a sponsor. 

Everyone Pays The Price.

Beware The Lockeness Monster

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