Friday, January 16

I Am Not Bringing Back Lost Friday. Nope. Not At All.



First and foremost, this is not the 'Major CDP Announcement' that I have been promising all week. You'll have to trust me on this, but I've decided to save that news until Monday, February 2. It'll make more sense when the time comes, and should effect every CDP reader in one way or another. It's...fairly important, so please stay tuned. And if I could just quickly address some of the e-mails and Facebook messages that I've been getting, here is a short list of things that do not relate to the upcoming announcement whatsoever:

1. The Missus is not pregnant. Not that I know of, at least.
2. It has nothing to do with Lost. But continue reading, gentle flower.
3. I'm not moving or changing careers, despite my best efforts.
4. It has nothing to do with the next CDP Worldwide Mix-Tape Exchange.
5. I'm not getting a divorce. Not that I know of, at least.

Today, however, brings a different announcement. An announcement that comes in the form of a phrase. A phrase being uttered by a defeated, broken-down shell of a once respected man:

"Fine, you heartless bastards. I'll keep doing Lost Friday."

Lost Friday, the infamous weekly Lost recaps that I have been doing for that last three years. Lost Friday, the very thing that has drawn hundreds of thousands of readers to my page. Lost Friday, the project that has kept me from getting a decent Thursday night's sleep since 2004. Lost Friday, the hundreds of pages, thousands of jokes, years of hard work and zero compensation. Lost Friday, the thing that I proclaimed retirement from at the end of Season 4, but just can't seem to pry myself away from. Lost Friday, the corrupted mistress I cannot seem to part with.

I've tried to quit writing Lost recaps...pretty much since I first started writing them, but when I hung it up at the end of Season 4, I was serious. I still am, too; Lost Friday cannot exist in the same way that it had, but I think I've come up with a compromise that should make you happy, as well as my cerebral cortex.

You remember the captioned photos that I'd pepper in throughout the reviews? Well, it's going to be just that from now on. Quick, to-the-point, funny and easily digestible, Lost Friday will simply be a barrage of one-liner awesomeness from the week that was. And quite frankly, I know that most of you used to just scan the recap and read only the captions anyway, so little has changed for the bulk of you. Here's a reminder:

Season 3 Captions - Part 1.
Season 3 Captions - Part 2.
Season 4 Captions - Part 1.
Season 4 Captions - Part 2.

So, there you have it. The Season 5 Premiere of Lost is next Wednesday, January 21 from 8-11pm Eastern time. The first hour will be a clip show, followed by the first two episodes of the season, back-to-back.

Every time I try to get out, they just keep pulling me back in again. Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your weekend.

Comments:
You just made my day. And it's been a pretty good day. See you on Wednesday!
 
I heart the captions!
 
All that I know of LOst will come from this blog.

Which means I will know nothing because I never have time to show up.

I will make the effort.
 
I remember seeing Nada Surf in 2000 or 2001, just as they were coming out of one-hit wonder hibernation to become one of the best indie rock bands of the new millenium.

Even though their new material was fantastic, the shouts of "POPULAR! PLAY POPULAR!" echoed throughout the venue until they finally broke down and played the damn thing, erputing the place into a frenzy.

Lost Friday is my 'Popular.'
 
Hey, it's a good tune!
 
That's the thing.

"AND IF YOU SEE JOHNNY FOOTBALL HERO IN THE HALLWAY, TELL HIM HE PLAYED A GREAT GAME; TELL HIM YOU LIKED THE ARTICLE IN THE SCHOOL NEWSPAPER!!!"

Which reminds me, Friday Night Lights is back tonight, and needs to be viewed by absolutely everyone.
 
Everyone needs a piece of Saracen Pie.
 
Mmm, pie.
 
This season is totally back on track, Scout's Honor.

Come back to me, Jean Binnel!
 
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY
 
Don't forget that Battlestar Galactica is back tonight, too. :) My husband promised me cylon-shaped sugar cookies but reneged because he "has to work." Pfft, what kind of an excuse is that?

By the way, because I know other BSG fans frequent this site, you should all get the board game. It will take you six hours to learn how to play it (the rule booklet has an index), but it's so worth it.

And just so this isn't a total hijack, um, yea, Lost!
 
The captions were the only things I would really read anyway.

I have a rather short attention span.
 
Ryan! You magnificent bastard! I've read your 'Lost Fridays'!
 
BERRYJO - What shape is a Cylon? Either way, it was a sweet gesture by your husband, slightly marred by the fact that he didn't come through.

ANIMAN - And now you can keep reading them! Huzzah!
 
Somewhere, deep down, I just knew it wasn't over. I'm going to shed a tear at the first "WWWAAAAAALLLTTT!!!" caption.
 

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