Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Sense of Direction

Whenever C post some good, serious stuff, I feel like I have to balance out the blog a little. While I am not much of a television-watcher anymore -- sports and news mostly -- my older kids have gotten hooked on a TV show that has more flashbacks than your average Haight-Asbury Summer of Love attendee at a Grateful Dead tribute band concert, and which is as addictive as the substances in which those attendees imbibed. So, with apologies to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, the parody department brings you:

Watching Lost (to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound")
by Dminor

I'm sitting in my easy chair and
clicking through the channels there -- mmm
I come upon a TV show
set on an archipelago
Some castaways there killing time
Is Gilligan back on prime time?

No, it's "Lost"
I watch because
Oh, it's "Lost"
"Lost," where their faith is shaking
"Lost," where their word is breaking
"Lost," where the network's making
ratings history

Every week we watch, aghast,
the passengers relive their past -- mmm
A Smoke-monster is on a tear
Look out for crossing polar bear
The only things I've yet to see:
the "Smoking Man" and "Log Lady."

Oh, it's "Lost"
I watch because
Oh, it's "Lost"
"Lost," where their faith is shaking
"Lost," where their word is breaking
"Lost," where the network's raking
profits from ad fees.

Tonight I'll sit and watch some more
of Jack and Sawyer's private wars -- mmm
the plot moves on at breakneck pace
but Hurley still can stuff his face
John Locke and Desmond can't erase
the magnetism of the place!

Oh, it's "Lost"
Character flaws
Oh, it's "Lost"
"Lost," where their faith is shaking
"Lost," where their word is breaking
"Lost," where the viewing public
gets their fix for free

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6 Comments:

Anonymous desmond said...

That's much better...

1:18 AM  
Blogger mrsdarwin said...

This makes me smile, even though I stopped watching Lost this season because... I don't know why. I guess it lost my attention. I wish I could find a "Lost" synopsis column somewhere, kind of like those soap opera round-ups I used to see in the newspaper back in the day.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous desmond said...

and oh I forgot, I beleive I haven't the pleasure yet to talk to Dminor? :)

8:16 AM  
Blogger CMinor said...

I generally hear the show while doing something else, rather than sitting down to watch it--from what I've heard so far this season it doesn't sound like you're missing much, MrsD. It's been heavy on the rehash.

11:24 AM  
Blogger DMinor said...

Hello Desmond -- Glad to meet you. I hope you enjoy the blog.

Mrs D. -- I imagine there must be a synopsis page somewhere, probably someone's blog. I found the episode guide here.

7:31 PM  
Blogger The unconventional mother said...

Never seen this show as I have no teenage childern. I have seen a lot of Dora the Explorer recently.

I am however a Paul Simon purist so I have to frown a little on the parody, but it is a catchy tune.

10:46 AM  

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