Despite today's frenetic new cycle, one thing remains constant: anticipation for Sunday's series finale of Lost, the long-running sci-fi thriller about survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious island. To celebrate (or mourn), the Atlantic is running a Lost Twitter contest: summarize the perpetually baffling series in 140 characters or less (complete with a #lost140 hashtag) and win a subscription to the Atlantic. Of course, other things happened in the Twitterverse today, but we've included a few relevant #lost140 tweets among today's picks.
Patrick Gavin readies himself for a Sunday evening of wonder and confusion:
Dave Weigel remains master of Twitter humor:
My god, the Sarah Palin interviews on Fox are so soft you can use them for throw pillows. http://huff.to/bBBLqR
Nick Baumann gets our attention:
You still can't marry your gay lover, but you can sexually assault an animal in these states (Map): http://su.pr/8jw284
Brian Beutler takes a jab at Constitutional originalists:
If white and black were meant to mix, the Constitution would be just a big gray rectangle. Something to think about. #tcot
Joseph Weisenthal salvages the day's most serious story from tempest of the Internet:
BREAKING: ARREST WARRANT FOR LINDSAY LOHAN
Jake Tapper shows us that, even for politicians and journalists, Twitter need not be the venue of the news-obsessed:
Twitter users Blueskyfox explains the impossibly confusing "Lost" for non-fans:
#Lost140 GILLIGAN'S ISLAND on acid?
This tweet could easily apply to congressional interns rather than survivors of Oceanic 815:
I'm asking a question. I'm not answering it but instead I'm sending you on a long walk to do something odd for an unnamed purpose. #lost140