I'll admit it: I watched the first season or two of Lost, and then I, well, lost interest. I'm just not the kind of television viewer who wants to work for her entertainment. If that makes me lazy, so be it.
But the show has legions of fans, of course, who are mourning its passing today, the day after its big finale. But Hawaii's sad the long strange trip is over too — with the passing of Lost, so goes the mini-economy that sprung up around the show's production. For example, the Wall Street Journal's Tamara Audi introduces readers to Bernie Coleman:
During its six-season run, the show paid Mr. Coleman's Oahu foam-making company about $450,000 for 1.2 million feet of foam used to make sets, from hundreds of lava rocks to a marooned ship called the Black Rock. The show consumed so much foam that it prompted a spike in resin imports to Hawaii.
So if you're sad your favorite show's wrapped up, head over to the WSJ. It might help you put your feelings in a bit of perspective.