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Things to do Monday, Sept. 15

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Here's a chance to get 'Lost' again

Okay, so first they crashed on this island, see, then a group of natives called Others came along and they found this hatch in the woods but there are these other people who showed up on a ship when suddenly it flashes forward to Jack golfing and ... wait, wait, wait. Now we understand why they called the show Lost. Well, if you're tired of feeling totally confused by the conversation at the watercooler, here's your chance to get back in the game. Starting at 9 tonight, G4TV.com is airing Lost in 2.0, an online streaming version of every episode from the very beginning, complete with on-screen facts and creator commentary. You should have plenty of time to catch up before Season 5 premieres sometime after the new year. Lost also reruns Sunday nights at 6 p.m. on WMOR-32, with the previous week's rerun airing at 5 p.m.

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Rays vs. Red Sox: This is it folks. The fate of the Rays' dream season will likely come down to the next few games against AL East rivals Boston. It seems like just yesterday that there were more Red Sox fans at the Trop than Rays fans. Now with the team closer than ever to clinching its first-ever playoff birth, it's time to get down to a game. 7:10 p.m. 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. Prime game; tickets start at $14 in advance, $16 at the door. For all the details on tonight's big game, jump over to the Sports section.

Free chicken: They're going to make you work for it, but here's what you have to do for a free quarter chicken value meal today: Stop by any Pollo Tropical location while dressed head to toe in yellow and "cluck" at the cashier. We swear, we are not making this up. The restaurant says they're honoring National Chicken Lovers' Day, which (1.) sounds completely fabricated just for this giveaway and (2.) leaves us wondering, if you really loved chickens, why would you eat them? But hey, it's free food and we'll take what we can get. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at your local Pollo Tropical.

The Queers with The Independents: If you can get past their name you'll know why The Queers have been a pop-punk mainstay for nearly 20 years. If not, they probably don't want you at their show anyway. Described as "The Beach Boys meet The Ramones," their songs don't go much deeper than girls, booze, drugs and having fun. The Independents hail from the swamplands of South Carolina and combine a love of horror films with smarmy Southern charm. 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $10-$12. (813) 248-9500.

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Monday Night Football, 8:30 p.m., ESPN: Get used to it, ladies — this is on every Monday night, all season long. Tonight: the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Dallas Cowboys, so it's one of those games where we wish both teams could lose.

Intervention, 9 p.m., A&E: It's a guilt-ridden twofer, as three siblings beg their alcoholic parents to quit watching football and get help.

Prison Break, 9 p.m., Fox: Sara's alive and they got out of Sona, but Michael and Lincoln should know by now that they're going to run into some bad luck again.

Lots of pig, no lipstick: Who knew that guy who does The Skinny column for the Times is a master griller? Jim Webster is a quarterfinalist in Mario Batali's Ultimate Grilling Challenge with his Pig-Wrapped Pig-Stuffed Pig. But he needs your vote! (So what if we're biased?) Go to blogs.tampabay.com/dining.

Things to do Monday, Sept. 15 09/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 15, 2008 11:10am]

    

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