Why do people "need" spoilers?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Jafo | Discussion: Movies & TV & Books

I know everyone sees them on racing cars, especially Formula One, where it's evolved into a science and artform......

....but in reality 'low-speed' [that's what it is] aerodynamics will show they are as beneficial as the proverbial 'tits-on-a-bull' at anything RESEMBLING a legal speed limit.

Yes, an F1 develops enough downforce at 120mph to drive upside-down on a ceiling....[which is totally impractical], and even the road car I drive has a rear 'spoiler' added because designers discovered the car wanted to 'wander' at speeds around 130-odd.

OK, so they look 'groovy'....like Starsky and Hutch's 'stripes'....but really....

 

The issue is with people who insist on SPOILING other people's enjoyment of a film or TV series, etc.... why?....to show off that they have seen it already...or what?

Here's a hint.

It's called a "spoiler" FOR A REASON!

 

What say you learn communication skills which enable you to talk ABOUT a movie  WITHOUT ruining it for anyone else, OK?

It's actually NOT THAT HARD.

And no, alerts are meaningless....and about as useful [usually] as warning someone you are about to shoot with..."this might hurt".

 

Remember the movie with the line "I see dead people"?  Imagine how that can be SPOILED.

Saying [about Titanic]..."oh, the boat sinks in the end..." isn't quite the same thing....and that's where common sense kicks in....along with consideration for others.

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DrJBHL
Reply #41 Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:36 PM

Fuzzy Logic
I could have told you, but it would've been a spoiler...

 

starkers
Reply #42 Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:57 PM

Actually, it's not just growing on his buttocks.

Apparently some male crew members have it growing on their genitalia.

Oh shit, now I've gone and done a spoiler....

.... about the sexual shenanigans on particular STOS episode that has yet to air.

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