Olympics and Spoilers

I like to know the end of a story before I read it, and I like to know the ending of a movie before I see it. Yes, I like spoilers.

For me spoilers don’t spoil the story–they enhance it, because then I get to watch for beautiful foreshadowing and artful little details that should have tipped me off to the ending in the first place. Spoilers give me a window into the artistry of the art, and offer me another way of appreciating the work.

Of course I don’t assume anybody else feels that way. I don’t go around telling people “Oh by the way, Darth Vader is Luke’s father,” right before they watch Star Wars for the first time. That’d be mean.

At the same time, it’s nice to be vindicated by some actual science.

And in other, totally non-related news:

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