If Only I’d Known This Was Out There

I could have gotten a lot more sleep last night

(shamelessly stolen from leeann)

Now, I have to say, I’ve watched schmaybe one episode of Lost prior to last night, so I am of course perfectly versed in the show’s nuances to render decisive judgment on it, so here goes: the writers’ problem (and this shows in this final “church” scene whose stain-glassed windows are decorated with symbols of all the major religions, because, y’know, your actual beliefs don’t really matter but gosh do we respect them) is that they don’t believe in evil people. Oh sure, they believe that people can do bad things, but that in the “end” everyone is all happy and chummy; that, at their core, people are “good.”

And I just don’t buy it.

People are, at their core, nasty self-centered evil little shits.

Update: Hehe, here’s da Vinci’s lesser-known painting “The Lost Supper”

5 Responses to “If Only I’d Known This Was Out There”

  1. Teresa says:

    I was hoping to hear that one of the passengers woke up and the plane was about to land… LOL. Would have been a fitting end – then I could have bought the series and watched it all. But since they didn’t do that – I have no interest.

  2. Dr Alice says:

    People are, at their core, nasty self-centered evil little shits.

    Absolutely right. It’s called original sin.

    Never saw the series but I may put it on my Netflix queue to watch. It may languish in Purgatory there for some time. (heh)

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, that’s how I see it, Doc, and I’m glad you agree.

    Oops! Have to go cling to my guns and religion now…

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Teresa, yeah, they could have blamed the whole thing on some St. Vitus Dance-like LSD contamination of the dinner rolls they served on the flight…ha!

  5. Mark says:

    Take a look at this, a LOL cat run down of season 1:


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