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LOST Finale - My take (SPOILERS)

I spent the last six years watching LOST. Three years ago (almost), when I met Chris, we watched it from the beginning so he could catch up. So last night, we watched the pre-finale show at 7 pm (wonderful!) and then settled in for the finale. Two and a half hours.

If you did NOT watch it yet, do not read any further.

All throughout those six years, producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof insisted that:

1) The characters were not dead

2) The island was not Purgatory

3) It was not a dream

4) No aliens were involved

5) It was not a fantasy made up in one of the character's heads

So, how to make heads or tails out of the finale?

I thought and thought when I ran with Phoebe to the beach this morning. I was upset last night. I wasn't happy with the ending. . .at first. Then it came to me - Juliet was right - It DID work (meaning when she set off the hydrogen bomb at the end of last season). That bright white light was the answer.

All the characters died when the bomb went off and this sea…

WHO@ Newsletter - May 24, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .this is wrong in so many ways
Nevada detective arrested, then informs media
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100523/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_detective_arrested_nevada

A Nevada detective who serves as spokesman for a county sheriff's office was arrested and released, then sent media a release about it, accompanied by his booking photo.

David Boruchowitz turned himself in to Nye County jail on Friday. He was charged with burglary and assault to try to harass candidates for public office.

The warrant for his arrest was issued by a special prosecutor appointed by a district attorney who was arrested May 5 on felony embezzlement, fraud and public misconduct charges.

Boruchowitz says in his release that his duties include investigating and arresting people who commit crimes, "no matter who they may be."

Boruchowitz says he investigated his own case honestly and within state laws.

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WHO@ Newsletter - May 17, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Even teddy bears need a holiday...in Finland
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/oukoe_uk_finland_teddybears

Is your favourite teddy bear or stuffed animal worn down by the daily grind and desperately in need of a vacation?

Finnish firm Teddy Tours Lapland Oy (www.teddytourslapland.com) has come up with one solution: holidays in northern Finland for that special stuffed friend costing from 110 euros to 170 euros (93.7-144.4 pounds).

The "Standard Journey" for teddies includes a trip around the northern town of Rovaniemi and is capped off with a visit to Santa Claus. The stuffed animal will also receive a gift, send a postcard to its owner and be sent home with holiday photos.

The "Luxury Journey" includes, on top of the standard journey package, a trip to a reindeer farm where the bear can feed Santa's reindeer.

"This is followed by a snowmobile safari. On safari, Teddy will try ice fishing on the frozen wa…

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WHO@ Newsletter - May 10, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Primetime TV Does Some Good?
"Cougar effect" boosts lingerie sales
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100429/od_nm/us_lingerie_cougars
Sales of sultry lingerie among older women are booming in Britain thanks to the glamorous 40-somethings of "Sex and the City 2" and "Cougar Town," retail chain Debenhams reported on Thursday.

The hit TV show, and forthcoming movie, featuring the bedroom antics of women in their 40s and 50s and their much younger partners, is being credited with a rise in demand for lingerie from women of the same age, Debenhams said.

The department store said a nationwide analysis of the most popular lingerie styles from October 2009 to April 2010, revealed that women over 40 have given the more seductive side of the lingerie industry a big boost.

"Positive female role models in this age group such as the women in the Sex and the City movies and Courteney Cox in TV's Cougar Town are giving the women …

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WHO@ Newsletter - May 3, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I'm Big-Boned!
Police: Woman bites man after being called fat
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100430/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_fat_attack

Police say a 24-year-old man is missing a chunk of his right ear that was bitten off by a woman who didn't like being called "fat." Police spokeswoman Katie Flood said officers were called to a Lincoln hospital around 3:25 a.m. Wednesday to talk to the injured man.

He told them that he'd been bitten at a party.

Flood said officers later learned that the injured man and two others had been arguing with other people at the birthday party. Flood says the man told 21-year-old Anna Godfrey that she was fat.

Officers said Godfrey then tackled the man and took a bite.

Flood said the ear chunk was not found.

Godfrey was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and remained in custody Wednesday. Case records don't yet list her attorney's name.

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