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Rex Sorgatz

The Grey Album is less great in retrospect

may 27
2005

over-stimulated brain

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION

I was on Rocketboom earlier this week, talking about MNspeak.com and sparring with Amanda about rooftops.

SCIENCE

Finally, the've found the part of my brain that's overstimulated.

TV

For unexplainable reasons, the Lost Remote thread about Lost (the tv show) goes ape shit with comments. Also, there are two viral websites related to the show: Oceanic Airlines (the airline in the show) and Drive Shaft (Charlie's band).

FILM

New Cronenberg: A History of Violence trailer.

More details on Linklater's Fast Food Nation.

Me And You And Everyone We Know is getting mass attention right now (on the cover of both Filmmaker and Res). Trailer and blog.

Chronicles of Narnia and Dukes of Hazard trailers.

ONLINE

It's weird how I completely forgot that FuckedCompany.com (who were sorta important at one time) existed. The L.A. Times has a profile of its creator, who has a new dot-com venture.

Wired News' Media Hack on Salon (who maybe should be the company that we forgot yet it somehow survived).

Top 50 Internet Advertisers In April.

MUSIC

Steve Malkmus on Daddytypes.com.

15 comments

congrats on making the A-list! not sure what it really means, but good for you. I hope to make someone's list somewhere someday. :)

posted by Larry at 9:17 AM on May 27, 2005

Rex, I stumbled across the VLOG that Rocketboom did on you last week. I worked with you at IBS a few years ago, and was like: "Wow! Rex! Cool!" Congratulations on the celeb status.

posted by Don at 10:23 AM on May 27, 2005

Wow. Im suprised at all the hate for the Lost finale. I cant believe people were seriouly expecting all the answers. Stupid stupid people. Great finale.

posted by Pudie at 10:32 AM on May 27, 2005

Pudie, I'd agree that expecting all the answers would be a stretch since it seems like the Lost writers are making some of this up as they go along, but they really didn't conclusively answer much of anything in that finale - it was akin to a regular one-hour Lost (and not even a particularly good one-hour Lost) stretched to two hours and masqerading as a finale. What new characterization was developed? They just relied on the info from previous actually good 1-hour eps written by David Fury - the ones on Locke and Hurley. Nothing much happened that we didn't already know. Hatch - nothing. Claire's baby - ditto. The only thing that changed was the situation of the people on the raft, but that's not enough to justify two hours. They could have at least developed an Arzt flashback so that we could feel emotionally for him before he got blown up. And just to go back to my Veronica Mars showcrush, the final two episodes of that season provided all the answers its rabid fans needed but also ended by providing some small open-ended questions that will keep fans anxious for the new season to begin. Lost's writers should honestly take notes.

posted by platocave at 11:08 AM on May 27, 2005

Well, I loved the Lost finale... I think it was a good amount of tension, lots of numbers everywhere, you got to see lots of people getting to the plane rounding out the idea of them being real people getting on a real plane home... I don't know, too many answers would have spoiled the mystery. Not to mention the fact that if they had answered the questions, next season would have been an entirely different show. I really enjoyed the finale. On a different note, Veronica Mars starts in Toronto on MONDAY NIGHT! Yeah! Finally, I can see what all the hubbub is!

posted by dynagrrl at 2:06 PM on May 27, 2005

See, Rex? All you have to do is have the name of the TV show "Lost" on the site, and the comments just pour in.

posted by Safran at 2:11 PM on May 27, 2005

if you're a-list, which is totally a-okay, that means all of us who *read* you are also a-list, right? hee hee. what t-shirt are you wearing? can't. make. it. out. awesome deckage and skylinage view--nice! you also have a really nice voice rex. ;-Þ

posted by melina at 2:27 PM on May 27, 2005

I'm wearing my "I ♥ Irony" tee in the Rocketboom thing -- a brand new purchase!

posted by Rex at 3:48 PM on May 27, 2005

plato - I don't watch VM so I can only assume that the mystery was solved in this season. And Lost is nothing like that. Theymystery is the whole show , not a single self contained seasons. They gave hints to certian questions that have been raised in the show. We did see some of the "monster". The black mist after they got Locke out of the whole. We did see inside the hatch. If you thought we would see EVERYTHING in the hatch you are very sadly mistaken. I think it was pretty obvious that wouldnt happen. We saw the others , they took Walt. So quite a lot was at least adressed , if not answerd. And like I said before , the mystery goes through all the seasons and we wont have all the naswers untill the show is over and done. On a seperate note. The Alais cliffhanger. God damn. Totally out of nowhere.

posted by Pudie at 4:14 PM on May 27, 2005

Can we agree to disagree then, Pudie? I didn't think we would see EVERYTHING in the hatch because, as I wrote above, I don't think that Lost is that type of show - the writers are making some of this up as they go along, as opposed to VM's writers, who knew where they were going from the beginning and went there, spectacularly. But the hatch situation did not change at all imo - they still don't know who, what, when, where, why, and are no closer in finding the answers to the hatch than the week before because the ladder is shown broken and leading to a seemingly bottomless abyss. It was like breaking into a Brinks security van only to find another vault inside. That kind of fakeout is serviceable as a middle-of-an-episode confounder but not generally for the end of an episode and especially not for an end of a season. I just think that the Lost finale moved slower than it had to. YMMV. Still a good season overall, but you had better be right that we will have most of the answers after the entire show is over and done because I'm not alone in having a bad taste in my mouth after the season 1 finale.

posted by platocave at 8:09 PM on May 27, 2005

Can we agree to disagree then, Pudie? -Sure. One last thing though. The writers have said they have the sotry planned out through the next few seasons. So they arent making it up as they go along. Anyways. Is there a release date for the VM DVD?

posted by Pudie at 12:15 AM on May 28, 2005

September 26 is the VM DVD release date, I think, just before Season 2 begins.

posted by platocave at 8:46 PM on May 28, 2005

Lost explained: http://www.teevee.org/archive/2005/05/27/ Awesome.

posted by platocave at 10:07 PM on May 28, 2005

yay irony!

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