Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Knew It Was True!

As some of you may,or may not know, I'm a huge fan of the TV show Lost. I have been listening to the news lately concerning the "disappearance" of Air France Flight 447. Could the lost plane fallen into a similar situation as Oceanic Flight 815? Are there a remnant of survivors wandering about on a mysterious island in the South Atlantic? Are there "Others" on the island? I saw a photo of the two Americans that were passengers on the ill-fated flight and they are easily good looking enough to be lead characters in an island drama. With the original TV series ending after next season, could another major network be working on a new show to replace it? As the reports continue to roll in things get more and more intriguing. Much like the show, the story has taken on a real international flavor. Air France tied to KLM (Dutch) is involved in a possible deal with Alitalia (Italian) and Airbus recently opened an assembly plant in China, a flash of light was (allegedly) sighted by a Spanish pilot, the American couple lived in Rio and, to top things off, David Caradine was found hanged in Thailand, Osama bin Laden (location unknown)released a statement almost simultaneous to Barack Obama's speech in Cairo, Egypt and a topless coffee shop in Vassalboro, Maine burned to the ground. (pun intended) If this doesn't stink of all the ingredients of a blockbuster TV series I don't know what does. I agree that it may not achieve the excellence of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!" but, it might get close.The plot seems to write itself. I can see it now. A Brazilian/American couple have washed up on the beach of an uncharted island (they had to wash up because they floated onto the beach in a 12 mile oil slick caused by the crash). In the tradition of good old Yankee Enterpreneurism, the couple soon realize that they have landed in one of the few places on earth without a Starbucks coffee shop. Franchise arrangements were made and they opened shop in a deserted, haunted inn that was previously owned by eight or ten of the Caradine brothers who had leased it from eight or ten Baldwin brothers. Their clothes were ruined by the oil slick, so they had no choice but to operate topless. This made little difference because their main (only) customer was a marooned Spanish pilot who had recently been blinded by an intense light flash in the sky. Other episodes could involve a peg-leg pirate with a kid seeking treasure, an Englishman with a native pal seeking a white whale, a FedEx guy with a volleyball seeking a topless coffee shop and one titled "Hey watch where you point that cappuccino thing". I don't know about you but I'm really looking forward to the season finale of this series!
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