10/17/2012 1:43:00 PM
Spoilers are annoying. NOTE: legitimate spoilers are annoying.
Someone discussing the ending to a movie that was released a year ago, or content that's already been revealed in a trailer does not constitute a spoiler.
If this were the week after The Empire Strikes Back was released, and I came on air going on about how blown away I was by Vader being Luke's dad, THAT would be a spoiler.
Now why am I discussing this?
Yesterday I talked about The Governor being unveiled on this season of The Walking Dead. He's the villain of this season and if he's anything like he was in the comic, he'll be the worst dude ever.
BUT the key thing to remember here. HE'S THE VILLAIN. What does that mean? He'll get his. That's the way things work. Did you think he was gonna wipe out the entire cast and suddenly be the new main character as we watch him rape and pillage his way through several seasons of television?
No, cause you're not a schmuck.
Well some people are. I got this e-mail immediately after my break was done ...
Hey Asshat! Thanks for the spoilers on Walking Dead Season 3. Sorry we can't all be hip enough to have already read the comic books, but nevertheless, it would be nice to not know all the possible plot details. Sincerely, Irate Listener
Good point. Reading is only for the hip. But considering the content has been all over the internet in muliple trailers and discussion boards for months you'd think he'd know. Well maybe he's not a big fan? Either way, I didn't have time to waste on how much of a wiener he was being so this was my reply:
That's it. That's all. I don't have that much time to waste.
Then I get THIS reply:
Yes seriously. I'm very much looking forward to this new season, and like a lot of people I haven't read the comic books, and don't plan to. Feel the same way about Game of Thrones actually: love the show, not about to start reading the books. And that's precisely what annoys me about certain people reading the Game of Thrones novels, is that they seem to always want to inform me about some upcoming intrigue because they are the ones who know and can impart prescient wisdom to the ignorant. Doesn't matter how ambiguous they try to keep it ("Waa-ait'll you see what happens to that character! You'll never see it coming!"), it's always [french word for seal] annoying. I'm investing time and emotion into these stories and characters not so I can have some asshat on the radio tell me what's going to happen next and how I should feel about it.
And that is exactly what you did today, sir, with your talk of "The Governor" and how evil he is, and but oh! how he's "going to get his", etc. We're all proud of you for your magical future-telling abilities, having already read the source material and all, and I assure you, your awards and accolades are on their way. But please, for the sake of Christmas, keep your damn mouth shut about the show I'm hoping to discover on my own. I'd have gone ahead and turned the radio down when you started enlightening us all with your amazing powers of knowing, but I'm at work and it would be ridiculous.
Thanks in advance, and keep the up the good work otherwise.
Calm and Reflective Listener
This stuff really annoys the piss out of me. You're dealing with subject matter that's years old, on a show that's VERY different from the comics. And this guy gets all high and mighty about me even talking about things anyone with a brain should already be aware of.
THE BAD GUY DIES!!!!!!!!!!
If I was to say, "at the end of the Expendables 2 the good guys win." would anyone get mad? No. Cause it's accepted.
Either way, I was so annoyed I had to send THIS as a reply:
Well you're gonna be super sad when you see what happens to Rick ...
I wonder how mad he got at that.