Are you ready to get Lost?

22 Jan

by Flickr user stevegarfield

Editor’s Note: You might want to skip this entry if you’re not familiar with the band Driveshaft.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly breathed a sigh of relief when I found out that President Obama’s State of the Union address wouldn’t be conflicting with the season premiere of Lost. I mean, I already know that universal health care is pretty much a lost cause (Massachusetts, you broke my heart*). What I don’t know is what will happen in the Jack/Sawyer/Kate/Juliet quadrangle.

Here are my top tips for throwing a Lost final season premiere viewing party:

  • Decor theme: Beachy.
  • Party favors: Sunscreen, lib balm, or used copies of Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  • Give everyone a Sawyer-style nickname and nametag when they arrive. (Try to invite one friend with freckles and one with eyeliner for this reason.)
  • Watch ABC’s 8-minute recap of the first five seasons, because you’ve most certainly forgotten some of the weird crap that happened. If/when questions arise about plot points or chronology, you can consult the Lostpedia for answers.
  • Obviously, create some Dharma Initiative labels for your beer, peanut butter, and mayonnaise. Yes, it’s gross, but this is the food you will be serving. (You can also order some wild boar jerky to get into the spirit of the island.)
  • Drinking game:  Any time 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 or 42 is mentioned; take a sip. Any time Desmond says “Brotha,” take a sip. Any time Jack looks earnest, take a sip. (If you do the last one, you’ll probably want to call cabs for your friends.)
  • Create a few Season 6 prediction prompts (“What’s up with the polar bears?” “What happened to the couple that got buried alive?” “Who the eff is Jacob?” “Which characters will die?” “What is your Lost theory of everything?”), and have each guest write down their predictions, and put them in a self-addressed stamped envelope. You should keep them and make a note to drop them in the mail the week before the series finale.

What are your ideas?

*But not as much as Tea Partiers, Fox News, and filibuster rules.

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4 Responses to “Are you ready to get Lost?”

  1. jadynmom January 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Don’t forget to put Jin’s sashimi and fresh mangoes on the menu!

    • hannahkane January 24, 2010 at 12:05 am #

      Oh right!

      Also, I should mention that my sister came up with half of these ideas. Thanks, Sarah!

  2. jadynmom January 24, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    And you might also take the opportunity to form a Lost withdrawal support group to go into effect at the end of the season. 😦

  3. Ken January 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Desmond did it with the Virgin Mary statue in the Pearl Station.

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