This is one of those days where something terrible has happened and we're left to digest both the tragedy itself and the Internet's own messy response to the tragedy, a response that is equal parts informative, vitriolic, sympathetic, self-absorbed, and at times utterly unnecessary. Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof found out how hard it is to navigate such choppy waters when he sent out this tweet earlier today:
Love is a weird thing: You never quite know when and where cupid's arrow might strike. Take, for example, the recent nuptials of Doug Hutchison, a 51-year-old actor best known for a recurring role on Lost, to (allegedly) 16-year-old Courtney Stodden. Stodden is an aspiring everything from Ocean Shores, Washington, an area of the country one reader colorfully describes for us as "a morbid, destitute shithole of a coastal village masquerading as some kind of 'tourist destination.'" (Stodden was Miss Ocean Shores 2009.)
In 1970, an unknown thief picked Rudolph Resta's wallet from the pocket of his coat, which was hanging in a closet at the New York Times building. Forty years later, a security guard found the wallet hidden in a hole in a wall. After a series of magical coincidences, an NYT reporter tracked down Resta, gave the wallet back to him, and turned the whole affair into a charming story for NYT's City Room blog.
To promote Spike TV's Scream awards (airing tonight), yet another one of the Dharma Iniative's orientation films has been unearthed. In the video, Dr. Halliwax mentions another station ("The Tube") and pounds a 40 full of beer. Alright!
Still dreaming of polar bears on comic books, a series of random numbers, and huge tubs of ranch dressing falling from the sky? Have no fear: Season 6 of Lost comes out on DVD August 24. What mysteries that still wake you up at night do you hope will be addressed in the DVD extras? The comments are yours!