Wednesday, October 06, 2004 :::
Not everyone likes sports! And not everyone likes baseball! So when I set my Tivo to record episode 3 of Lost, a serial soap-opera-esque action/drama that requires regular viewership and that I happen to be hooked on, I expect it to record Lost, and not hour one of some supposedly important baseball game.
So I got home 10 minutes late only to find that the local affiliate of ABC had moved Lost to Channel 45, which in Minneapolis is inexplicably shown on Channel 12. So I finally figured all of that out, and recorded Lost for later viewing, only to discover that Channel 45(12) must've started the episode late, unbeknownst to my Tivo, which stopped recording promptly at 8pm. This means I missed the first 10 minutes and the last 5 minutes. Who knows what I missed.
Why didn't they play the stupid baseball game on Channel 45 and leave me my regularly scheduled program? Don't all sports freaks have cable anyway, if only for that ESPN Sports Center show? If not, then I would be happy to direct any of you to one of a thousand sports bars in the area that probably played the game on a big screen TV. Plus they even have beer there.
So if anyone knows what happened in the last five minutes of Lost, I sure would appreciate a recap. And if the Twins make it to the World Series this year, I will be burning my homer hanky in effigy.
::: posted by dan at 11:21 PM :: [ link ] :: (11) comments
11 previous comments:
on Lost: The scruffy guy with the gun shoots the bounty hunter because he asked him to. We were momentarily lead to believe it was the hot american girl.
Dan, any chance of putting that Senior Photo Collection up permanently? It is one of the greatest things I've ever seen and desperately needs a home on the net.
By Dr. Truculent, at 11:45 PM
I saw that part, but I was afraid I missed some big plot twist toward the very end.
Senior pictures is just on a temporary hiatus.
By dan, at 11:51 PM
On Lost: Also at the very end the bald guy (who found the black guy's dog) got a zoom-in camera shot with an extremely evil/creepy look in his eyes.
By , at 7:14 AM
Explanation of television: Sporting events tend to get greater viewership than new shows on their third episode, thus greater advertising revenue. It all comes down to the money bro.
This Lost show looks interesting. But it doesn't involve Starships and Klingons. Geeks like me must have their standards.
By Trekgeekscott, at 7:26 AM
Lost: I can't remember the timing on this part, but the girl (name?) who was under arrest on the plane tried to tell Jack her whole story, but he refused, saying that they had all died 3 days ago and deserved to start over.
Also, I think creepy Backgammon guy told the kid something weird...like maybe his Dad was hiding his dog all along or something.
By Will, at 8:31 AM
OK, hater. Stop hatin' on the Twins! If you loved Lost so much you could have watched it when it was on & then wouldn't have missed anything due to a late start. You always seem to watch your beloved Gilmore Girls & never dare to leave that to TiVo. Go Twins!
By hot babe, at 10:27 AM
Oh, but the horrible part about the scruffy guy shooting policeman guy is that the gunshot didn't kill him--so dr. had to go in and smother the guy (well, I'm guessing he smothered him because they didn't show it). It was quite horrible, actually. Creepy bald guy redeemed himself by making a dog whistle and finding the kid's dog, but he allowed the boy's dad to come and get the dog so it would look like HE found. And I swear, have you guys EVER seen so many freakin' commercials during one show or what?!
By realrachel, at 1:27 PM
I'm a sports fan, and I don't have cable.
By , at 2:18 PM
The beauty of Tivo is that there are no commercials to worry about. The bad thing about Tivo is that our sports obsessed culture can make it obsolete if they keep swapping around shows and messing with my recording schedule.
By dan, at 2:26 PM
I can't beleve they had it on 45.Like I would know to look there.Greg is going to be in a depression when he gets home knowing we missed it.Bite me you stupid twins.I hate you!!!!!!!!!
By Stacy, at 2:41 PM
I don't understand all this agression towards cute boys in tight pants playing baseball?
By hot babe, at 4:53 PM
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