May 10th, 2007

space geek

"Lost": say what?

1. That would have been a pretty fine episode, with the sinister machinations of the evil Ben and the genocidal war between the Others and the Other-Others, and the castaways finally growing some stones, if there hadn't been that incredibly stupid thing right there in the middle where an invisible ghost showed up in the Unabomber's shack and made Locke cry. As it stands, that one thing tainted the whole episode with its dopeyness.

2. If Locke is really dead, I think I'll be kinda glad, because his characterization is all over the place lately. He's a straight-up badass one minute (witness his telling Ben to cut the crap and make with the answers) and a total chump the next (witness his falling for Ben's whoozy spook show and turning his back on the guy on the lip of a mass grave, for crissakes). But I have a feeling, given the island's "healing powers", that he'll be back.

3. I'm terribly sorry to see LaKisha go, but we still have the strongest final four we've ever had. I'll be irked if Blake wins, but not outright insulted, and my girl Melinda keeps on hangin' in there. Oh, wait, that's not Lost. But if Simon was on that island, he'd get some answers, I tell you that much.
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Leonard Pierce, Roller Consultant

Here are the names of the imaginary roller derby team that I began managing this month. (My presidential bid is stalling because I didn't get invited to any of the debates, even though I had a bunch of great zingers prepared for Ron Paul, so this is how I've been keeping my campaign staff occupied.)

BETTE NOIR
PHYLLIS TEEN
ANNA MALISTIK
ANITA O'FLESH
MA FIOSA
KATE TIFF
EVA L. DOERR
SHARLA TAN
HOLLY TERROR
TYRA NASOURIS