I hope all you people who aren’t caught up on Lost are skipping this article, because I’d hate for you see this spoiler–Claire from Heroes shows up in tonight’s episode! And Sylar! And Walt returns! And…nah, never mind. I’m done with that non-joke. But don’t let my lack of anything funny to say stop you from checking out this fun video from The Fine Brothers, who actually made a whole first season of five similar videos, if you want to check them out. I recommend it.
Now, some folks have asked about a Lost live-blog, but I’m afraid there won’t be one, at least for the immediate future. Really, the problem is that I’m waaaay too in love with Lost to potentially miss a second because I’m typing nonsense to you guys. Sorry about that. But, tell you what — I’d love to have this article’s comment thread work as a place to discuss the episode after it airs. I’ll be here at 11 pm EST with a few thoughts, and we can basically just freak out together, and see how that works. No haters necessary, because you sure as hell won’t be changing our minds at this point, okay? See you kids later.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.