Boy, this story sure has been all over today and it actually makes me happy.

No, LOST isn’t coming to an end anytime soon, but the producers and ABC have announced they will decide when the series ends. This means the writers and producers can plot a course for the show and stick too it, eventually winding up with a planned ending. This should keep the show from wandering on for years and allow the final season (since they know when it will be) actually wrap everything up as planned.

Kudos to ABC for allowing this to happen and here’s to hopefully 4 more years of LOST after this one, since they producers have announced that 7 years is the magic number.

I’ve always hoped the DirecTV would get a horror channel and it looks like that will happen on March 1 when Chiller debuts on DirecTV. NBC Universal is the parent company behind the channel, so that means we’ll see Alfred Hitchcock Presents (which is cool). The following quote from the Variety article makes me the happiest:

“We’ve gone beyond our library and licensed content from all the major players,” Gaspin said. Other programming assets include “Twin Peaks,” “Tales From the Crypt,” “Freddy’s Nightmares” and “Friday the 13th: The Series.”

I remember both of those shows as a teenager, and aside from some bad quality Friday the 13th Series DVDs I have, I’ve not seen them since. Should be cool and a good place for entertainment in the slow Summer months.

This past Wednesday, Marvel Comics relaunched their series Thunderbolts with issue #110. The relaunch has a team of villains led by a newly pardoned Norman Osborne (Green Goblin) tracking down super-heroes who have not registered with the government.

Evidently the comic features a page that "shows" a TV commercial for Thunderbolts toys. When I saw a scan of it, I got a kick out of the manufacturer mentioned. Seems that the writers are a fan of the show "Lost." The toy company is Mittlewerk, which is the name of the character on "Lost" that eventually took over the Hanso Foundation.

Either that, or it could be a vague reference to the facility the Nazis built. Here's the definition of the "Lostpedia" entry on Thomas Mittlewerk.

"Mittelwerk was a large underground facility built by the Nazis that was staffed with prisoners transferred from concentration camps. The conditions were horrific and thousands of prisoners died due to malnutrition, disease, exhaustion or hanging (by camp guards). The site is where Hitler ordered the V-2 missile to be built, it being the first missile or vehicle to pass the sound barrier."

Considering the toy commercial portrayed in the comic book shows the Thunderbolts based out of a underground mountain lair, this could also be a possibility.

Apparently, a Disney World employee dressed as Tigger punched a teenage boy in the face while he was posing for a photo with the family. The still image captures just the right moment to lead you to believe something bad has happened, but watch the video and it looks completely different. I'll let you watch the video and make up your own mind, but here's my opinion.

It looks like "Tigger" was just trying to play around with the kid. Make it look like he was roughing him up. Just like all boys do when they're young. Most of us call is rough-housing. Dad gets it on video and since it's a multi-billion dollar corporation doing the rough housing, it becomes "assault."