Lost and Catholicism have a lot in common: They’re both really popular stories about what happens in the afterlife that started off promising for a while, but ultimately ended up being a waste of time. Also, lots of mystical symbolism horseshit in their respective texts for nerds to fight over for years with no satisfying meaning. So maybe it’s not surprising that people are drawing a connection between the two as we enter day whatever of the search for the new pope. If only there were a way to draw some literal connection between the two things in a humorous fashion.
The Smoke Monster is psyched about this new Vatican gig because between us, he was about to do CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) March 12, 2013
Maybe the smoke monster on Lost was just a failed papal vote in the jungle.
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) March 13, 2013
How do they know it’s black smoke and not the smoke monster from Lost?
— Ruther (@Ruther2) March 13, 2013
The smoke monster from Lost is at the Vatican?
— D’Jango Fett (@rodimusprime) March 13, 2013
At least the smoke monster from Lost is still getting work
— Sam Terroni (@SamTerroni) March 13, 2013
Don’t care who becomes Pope, just happy to see the Smoke Monster working again.
— Jason Gelles (@1CarParade) March 13, 2013
The smoke monster has invaded the Sistine Chapel. #wehavetogoback
— Jill Jankowski ⚡ (@icanhazjill) March 12, 2013
Remember, white smoke = they’ve picked a pope; black smoke = they’ve introduced a monster that won’t be adequately explained for 6 seasons.
— delrayser (@delrayser) March 12, 2013
— Vivek (@sharmisosoup) March 13, 2013
RT @leenewtonsays: Black smoke means the Lost monster is the new Pope right?
— Dub (@STRANGEdub) March 13, 2013
— J C (@wickedmofo) March 13, 2013
Black smoke means the Lost monster is the new Pope right?
— Lee Newton (@leenewtonsays) March 13, 2013
I’m confused…so the smoke monster from Lost is the new pope now?
— Calvin Cato (@catocalvin) March 13, 2013
— Zack Augstell (@JoufRow) March 13, 2013
Black smoke emerging from the Vatican. Either they’ve failed to pick a Pope or they’ve all been killed by the monster from Lost.
— Paul Scullion (@Dr_Letterman) March 13, 2013
— Chris Zito (@cpzito) March 13, 2013
Today’s black smoke is not a sign of the Varican’s indecision, but something much greater: Smoke Monster Pope. #Lost
— Paul Ritchey (@PaulRitchey) March 12, 2013
oh the smoke monster chooses the pope? now i’m on board
— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) March 12, 2013
If the Vatican throws up black smoke, it means that Mr. Eko just got inexplicably killed by the Smoke Monster due to creative differences.
— Rob Guillory (@Rob_guillory) March 12, 2013
Conclave is the new JJ Abrams hit TV show, featuring the smoke monster from LOST.
— Justin Van Leeuwen (@justinvl) March 12, 2013
I could probably be here all day, but I’ve got to catch a plane to Texas in a few hours. I’m sure you get the idea. Oh wait, I’m going to be on a plane. JUST LIKE ON THAT ONE SHOW LOST.