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Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Dave!I started the day with the worst breakfast in the worst restaurant with the worst service ever. I think there was something wrong with my eggs too, because I eventually got very very sick. It felt like my intestines were going to burst out of my torso, and the pain was kind of harsh. I had no idea what was going on down there, so I took a Pepto Bismol, an Immodium, a Gas-X, a Pepcid AC, and a couple of TUMS. None of that made me feel much better, but at least I didn't explode or anything.

Maybe it's salmonella poisoning.

Tomorrow I'm going to eat breakfast at McDonalds where I know it's safe.

"Safe" being a relative term, of course. But I can't risk getting sick again when I've got two more days of work ahead of me.

Devoted

So what's on TV?

The last time I watched Lost, Locke and Jack were fighting over whether or not to push a button. I wrote about the sheer idiocy of it all here.

Wanting to know if anything had changed on that stupid, stupid show... I decided to buzz by tonight's season finale for a minute and see what's happening. And what did I find?

Locke and some other guy are fighting over whether or not to push a button.

Holy crap.

Somebody please explain how a show that never changes and keeps recycling the same shit over and over and over again with NO resolution and NO answers can be so popular? Who actually gives a crap anymore? Not me. I gave up months ago, and am now thrilled that I didn't waste my time watching it with the expectation that things would change.

Hmmm... I hope the hotel doesn't fine me for borrowing a towel for Towel Day 2006 tomorrow!


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Comments

  1. adena says:

    Ah yes….but, this time Locke was AGAINST pushing it, and broke the computer to prove his point.

    So, it went unpushed….and very.bad.things happened.

    I’m still unsure exactly what…but VERY.BAD.THINGS!!

    There’s a lot more happening besides just the button. :)

  2. Jon says:

    Sorry to hear about your digestive episode. I am in awe of your ability to get work done while experiencing that kind of discomfort. I would be completely useless for a while.

    I pretty much agree with you about Lost. There was a time when it was fun learning about the characters and trying to put all of the little clues together and figure out what the hell was going on, but after two full seasons I expect some frigging answers.

    I haven’t watched the season finale yet (Tivoed)…I suppose it’s possible that all of these old issues will be resolved and new ones introduced…but somehow I doubt it.

  3. RW says:

    Somebody please explain how a show that never changes and keeps recycling the same shit over and over and over again with NO resolution and NO answers can be so popular?

    I don’t know, but it works for some blogs out there!

  4. Bre says:

    After watching the season finale of Lost I’m not sure if I’m more confused or if I understand everything more…

    but even that wasn’t half as good as the acid trip that was the American Idol finale!

  5. Avitable says:

    I gave up on Lost halfway through the first season. After the reveal about Locke’s condition and Hurley’s wealth, I just didn’t feel like it could get better.

    And then it just seemed to get weirder and slower. Why do all of JJ Abrams projects start out like gangbusters and then devolve into blah?

  6. Laurence says:

    Hello !
    I’m just a french girl.
    J’aime ton avis sur les séries télé.

  7. Jeff says:

    If I could, I would have McDonalds for breakfast every morning. Unfortunately, with the crappy cholesterol I’ve inherited from my parents, I wouldn’t last a week.

  8. Kevin says:

    Towel up!

    Sorry you’re feeling like such crap. I hope you get over it in time for DaveCago 2006!!!!!!

    You know… I never realized just how little it has changed until you posted that bit about the scenes in Lost. There are more, but I’m afraid I’d depress myself listing them.

  9. Dave2 says:

    Adena: Yeah, but it seems like the SAME things happening! I only watched for a minute or two, but isn’t it time that they wrap up some mysteries and move on to new ones? They are dragging stuff out too long. :-(

    Jon: If things are really being answered in the finale, then this should have been the finale of LAST season! That’s why I love Veronica Mars and Grey’s Anatomy, stuff is always resolved and new things started to keep it interesting.

    RW: Of course! I wouldn’t have anything to say if it didn’t! :-)

    Bre: I don’t watch American Idol, but that’s probably a good thing, because I didn’t like either of the finalists from what little I heard of them… the guy is all “whoooo!” and “SOUL PATROL!!” which is annoying, and the girl is just plain boring… I don’t find her the least bit engaging on stage, which is essential for an entertainer. Kelly Clarkson, on the other hand… :-)

    Avitable: I wish I knew. Alias had the exact same problem after Season 2! Maybe he should stick to movies and mini series?

    Laurence: Bonjour ! J’aime que vous êtes d’accord avec moi!

    Jeff: Yes, “safe” is a relative term… sure you probably won’t get poisoned, but the crap nutrition there will kill you. :-(

    Kevin: No worries… by the time Davecago 2006 rolls around, I’ll either be cured or dead! :-D

  10. Bec says:

    Hand over ears/eyes and singing loudly LALALALALALALALALALA… We’re on episode 5 of season 2 in the UK… Not looking! Not looking!

    Am now hiding behind my towel!

  11. Dave2 says:

    Hah! I couldn’t post any spoilers even if I wanted to… all I know about the show now is that they stand around arguing about pushing a button! :-)

  12. adena says:

    It actually did resolve some stuff, but brought up a LOT more questions, and I still haven’t figured out where they’re going w/ it all.

    That’s actually a big plus for me. I’m the queen of walking into a movie and/or TV show, and figuring out the ending 1/2way through.

    This show = impossible to figure out.

    Kind of refreshing, actually.

  13. I watched all of season one on DVD and found the people on LOST to be dumber than the crew on Gilligans Island – As not only does everything take forever but Gilligan and friends actually appeared to want to leave while in Lost a) someone says, “Look there is a cable running into the island” – people go back to argueing b) Man comes back and says, “There is a french woman on the island” – people go back to arguing c) two guys find a metal hatch in ground – which they then immediately ignore for the next 4-6 weeks of episodes. I imagine the second season is the same. A canadian reporter has already written a summary of the next 3 seasons including the conclusion – where we see all the characters as back in the original airport, as the plane’s flight is cancelled.

  14. Pauly D says:

    I officially hate Lost now.

    I thought I officially hated Lost at the end of last season when they opened the hatch and found, yes…a ladder! This season finale was even worse. I mean, there were ZERO answers.

    I am starting to think that we, the viewers, are the experiment — especially us TiVo users, who press the button (the record or season pass button) each week even though we’re sort of sure the whole show is a fake.

  15. Karl says:

    Ha, when you put it that way, Dave, it does sound like a rather silly show. Which it is, of course, but unfortunately, I’m probably in it for the long haul. Just like I was with “Alias,” and that didn’t end very well the other night. I won’t say any more, lest you haven’ already watched it.

    You’re definitely right about there never being any sense of resolution on “Lost.” Even when you learn some answers – and there were some last night, for sure – things still don’t feel any more resolved.

  16. Chanakin says:

    Happy Towel Day. Wanna get high? ~ Towelie

  17. Deb_LA says:

    LOL, Chanakin. And actually I’d like to get high if Dave says no.

    I don’t know why you wouldn’t go to Mc Donalds. I love me some Egg McMuffins.

  18. SJ says:

    Sheesh. And here I thought you were anti-medications …

  19. delmer says:

    I saw the last 30 minutes of Lost and had a pretty good time watching it.

    The leader of The Others looks a lot like my old neighbor which gives things an interesting twist for me.

    My old neighber had zero evilness in him. And, like The Others, was one of the good guys. Still, I don’t think he’d enjoy the comparison.

  20. Neil says:

    I think all that “pushing the button” over and over in Lost is a metaphor for blogging.

  21. Dave2 says:

    Adena: The only problem is that I don’t care anymore. They’ve drug things out so long that nothing short of a major, major shift in the show’s writing will ever make me want to come back. What’s the smoke monster? Are the polar bears out of Walt’s head? What’s the deal with the island? Will we EVER know?

    Elizabeth: Yes… the non-stop arguing is ridiculous. If people really argue that much, they’d never stay together. And certain social problems are NEVER addressed. If I were there, I’d want to live in the hatch so I can shower and have great food… why is everybody else content to eat berries and live in the dirt? Who knows? Let’s start yelling at each other!

    Pauly: And you just KNOW that they are going to keep dragging crap out until the show is cancelled and then the answers will NEVER come. Such lame-ass writing that their imagination is so whack.

    Karl: People keep saying that there were answers given… so I went and read the transcript. I found ONE answer given about why the plane crashed, and it wasn’t even a definite answer, just a theory! Lame. Makes me appreciate the brilliance of Grey’s Anatomy and Veronica Mars even more. Lost has no plan.

    Chanakin: I think that everybody should get high. My blog would certainly be more enjoyable that way!

    Deb: See? There’s our first volunteer! Let’s all get high and eat Egg McMuffins!!

    SJ: I absolutely am. But I HAVE to work. There is no way I can call in sick. I had no choice in the matter, unfortunately. :-(

    Delmer: The Others only CLAIM to be good guys. Their actions would seem to indicate otherwise, however.

    Neil: Possibly… but I try to at least resolve an entry before going on to the next one! :-)

  22. Mocha says:

    Dave. Tell me. Why do I continue to watch “Lost” with my teenage son? Why? Why?

    You know why? He is so hooked it’s not even funny and is just crazy about that show. I keep praying for the denouement of ANY episode. ANY ONE. I don’t care! Just ONE.

    To get back in your good graces can I just say that Douglas Adams ROCKS (rather rockED, though his craft lives on) and that Veronica Mars is my heroine? With great hair. Don’t forget her great hair. Oh, and lips. Great lips.

    I need to stop.

  23. Nicole says:

    I loved Lost the first season, although it started getting repetitive towards the end. But I gave up entirely after the beginning of season 2. It reminds me of what I hate about soap operas, the never-ending cliffhangers, the plotlines that never get resolved and only lead to more cliffhangers. I hate when stories get dragged out forrrrevvverr. I like my shows fast paced and leading to actual resolutions, like Grey’s Anatomy. I like shows that actually come up with new plot ideas occasionally, instead of recycling the same thing over and over again. Um…rant done now. :-)

  24. James D. says:

    I had a similar resturant experiance at what was once a nice ihop in Arizona. Not only did the guy get the order totally wrong, he didn’t care, and the food was sickening. So I walked out and went to Denny’s

  25. Randy says:

    Be sure to tell me which restaurants I should avoid when I make my vaction to Washington in just a few weeks…Plus all those crazy drivers…I’m still going to make the trip, though…

    As far as LOST goes, I have only watched moments of it over its lifetime…but I STILL don’t get why the really “large” guy is still SOOO large…I never have seen anyone discuss this point anywhere. I guess I’m the only one that wonders…

  26. I watch both Lost and Grey’s Anatomy, and I kind of have to disagree with you all on Grey’s. This season ended up pretty much where last season’s ended for Meredith-Will she or won’t she be with McDreamy?

    I’ll continue to watch Lost, just as I continued to watch Twin Peaks in hopes that it can come to a satisfying conclusion, but really, at least for me, its the journey there.

  27. Mooselet says:

    I just can’t get into any of those shows. I must be abnormal – I watched Horatio Hornblower last night on UK-TV and it was great.

    McDonalds will only kill you slowly Dave, so perhaps by then they’ll have a better cure for blocked arteries.

  28. I’m so glad that I’m a total TV loser. I don’t watch many of the “popular” programs. Gimme the Travel Channel or Nick at Nite. MAJOR geekdom here. Heh.

    Sorry to hear about the egg breakfast.

  29. Belinda says:

    Oh, I just wrote about “Lost” today, and how it should have been a mini-series at most! I am stuck watching it because I’m married to someone who wants to watch it, and I like being with *him.* I usually read Blogography during, though.

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