Posted by Mongo Friday, January 29, 2010

In just a few days, one of the most fascinating and weirdest shows on television will begin its final season. In 2004, when commercials started to air for a little show about a group of plane crash survivors, called LOST, I was ready to pass it on. At that point I already had a lot of shows that I regularly watched and didn’t want to add to the mix. It was a bit like having one too many games running on Facebook. “Let’s see. I already have a mafia, two farms, and a restaurant. Do I really want to start a fish tank?” But, I was willing to give it a shot for the sake of argument. After all, I had started watching Alias from the pilot, caught three weeks worth of episodes, missed two and was then lost, for lack of a better term.

With the opening shot of an eyeball pulling back to reveal Matthew Fox laying in a jungle the little series became a mammoth of mysteries and unanswered questions that probably made a lot of fans retake calculus or at least attempt quantum physics just to keep up with the show’s scientific mythology…yes that sounds like a contradiction in terms, but it makes sense.

First there was the ridiculously ominous and creepy cool monster in the jungle that swayed the trees like King Kong on Skull Island. Then there was the flashbacks, the polar bears on a tropical island, the radio message, the numbers, the whispers, Adam and Eve, The Others, the weird French lady, the hatch(es), the Dharma ranch, the button, the smoke monster, The Dharma initiative, the raft, the submarine, The Black Rock, bits of Arzt, a four toed statue, the fail safe, the naked Desmond, Paulo and Nikki, Not Penny’s Boat, Geronimo Jackson, the freighter, the flash forwards, the frozen donkey wheel, time travelling, the whole statue, the temple, the Jughead, Jacob, Un-Locke, and a hell of a lot of questions that need answering.

The POD sites went absolutely nuts for fan made gear for the show and finally, CafePress decided to create a portal for LOST gear on their site. If only we could spin the donkey wheel and go back to 2004 and do that. But, alas, we cannot. Yet, I will offer up my items inspired by LOST.

Lapidus Air Island Tours

Because there just isn’t enough Frank on the show, even if we aren't going to Guam.
Get it at CafePress and Zazzle

I’m Still LOST

This is more for my wife.
Get it at CafePress

MacCutcheon Whiskey

Smooth and mysterious. MacCutcheon is that fake brand used in LOST, but like everything else, it must mean something more.
Get it at CafePress

See Kate Run. Kate Damnit Run!

One of my first designs back in the old basic shop days. It was from the episode where Jack has to perform surgery and tells Kate to run in a very Dick and Jane manner.
Get it at CafePress

I can't wait for the premiere. Hopefully, we get all our questions answered and don't see some autistic kid playing with a snow globe that contains an island.


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