The Buffalo Beast has published its annual Matt Taibbi-inspired (he founded the paper) list of the “50 Most Loathsome Americans.” Not surprisingly, a few Angelenos made the cut.
Media creatures Perez Hilton and Andrew Breitbart were on there–along with Breibart’s truth-challenged protege James O’Keefe. Celeb-wise, Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga were also on there. Yawn. Far more interesting is the Beast‘s writeup of “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof.
As co-creator of “Lost” and co-writer of the monumentally terrible final episode, Lindelof first conjured a confusing yet entertaining sci-fi epic but then, despite its mechanical sound, the “Smoke Monster” turns out to be the ghost of the father of liberal philosophy, side plots about mental illness and alternate universes go nowhere, paper-thin characters inexplicably commune with the dead, and finally, in a clichéd, Old Testament-inspired supernatural battle, evil is defeated when a big rock dildo is crammed into a shiny hole by a handsome, emotionless doctor. And the whole damn thing—concocted entirely on the fly, with no eye toward resolution—from the plane crash to the time travel was actually just some brightly-lit, stained glass, feel-good, new-age, ecumenical afterlife delirium. Right. Fuck you, Damon Lindelof. Fuck you, for stealing 127 hours of our lives, giving us hope that television needn’t be utterly awful, and then shitting out the most hackneyed, series-diminishing, spiritually pandering, lowest common denominator deus ex machina to ever air on TV. Fuck you. Fuck you with a fake beard.