I really don't watch much television. Between work, school, family, church and the ever elusive pursuit of happiness, there's just not much time. Plus, there's really nothing good on anyway.
So last Spring my wife and I happened to turn on the TV, and she convinced me to turn off the talking head news channels I usually like the watch. We flipped over to ABC, and happened to catch the first episode of LOST, in re-runs. Needless to say, it caught our attention.
The next week again we just happened to be flipping channels, and came across LOST again. "Oh yeah, we saw this last week." Well, after the second exposure, we decided we'd have to remember to watch it the following week.
Which we did. And continued to do so each week all summer. In fact, we got irritated when ABC skipped an episode (there were more episodes than weeks in the summer, apparently). So we did something we've never done heretofore: we bought the LOST Season 1 DVD collection. I mean, really. You can't skip 5-6 shows and still know what's going on. For example, it's important to know that the daughter of the guy that Jin beat to a pulp was watching a news report about an overweight US lottery winner--who happens to be on the island with Jin. Nifty, eh?
Anyway, we watched LOST every night for what seemed an eternity. Then the regular season started back up. I wasn't quite mumbling the numbers 4.. 8.. 15.. 16.. 23.. 42.. in my sleep, but I think I came close.
One day I was bored at work, so I googled some LOST sites to see what was out there. There are some pretty whack theories out there about what's going on in this show. One of my more favorite comments was in reference to the numbers I listed above (which for the non-LOST fans out there, show up in startling regularity):
I know the significance of the numbers. They're all prime
numbers. I bet there's something to do with that.
Eeeeeeyeah. Well, all prime numbers except for 4, 8, 15, 16 and 42. So, yeah, 23 is a prime number. I think that guy skipped math class and watched "Contact" one too many times. I mean, I like Jodi Foster and all, but let's get a grip.