April 1, 2013

To his friend...


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  1. SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the comic- he calls his friend a "shit-bird"...

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  2. I kind of agree with this guy.

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  3. "Shit bird" is my new "ass hat"

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    1. "Shit bird" is my old "ass hat". I tend to go with "hog taint" these days.

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    2. "Shit bird" was big in LA CONFIDENTIAL, which takes place in the 1950s. Maybe it's a California thing.

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  4. There is truth in his anger. Plus I'm taking that as a reference to The Wire.

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    1. Shit Bird On A Wire?

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  5. Spoiler alert: Every car in the "Fast and Furious" movies.

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  6. I agree that his friend is a "shit bird", but I don't agree that "spoiler alert" has to be written.
    When I owned a comic book shop, when someone would start talking about something that was newly broadcast or released, I would stop them and say in a loud voice to all the customers, "Spoiler alert! Has anyone here not seen the last episode of such-and-such who intends to watch it?" and if the answer was "no", I would say to the storyteller, "proceed", but if anyone objected, I would say "Sorry, you can't tell that right now." Everyone abided by the rules, and everyone was happy, except maybe the storyteller, but since the rule might protect him/her from hearing a spoiler in the future, he/she would appreciate that we had the rule. It worked great!

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    1. But you have to go to extraordinary lengths like that when you're not using the term in a written context.

      When someone reads "Spoiler Alert" they can simply choose not to read further. Simple. But when someone says "Spoiler Alert" out loud before spoiling a movie / book / whatever, someone else has to shout them down or they will spoil things for their possibly unwilling audience.

      tl;dr: Being a spoiler is a dick move. Saying "Spoiler Alert" before proceeding to spoil the movie for others anyways doesn't change anything. It's still a dick move.

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    2. Agreed. Just saying or screaming "SPOILER ALERT!!!" doesn't work, nor give you free reign to just immediately spout stuff out.

      And you can just ask "Hey, have you finished watching The Wire yet?" without actually saying "spoiler alert!!!" like a total douche who doesn't realize speaking like you type on the internets is obnoxious. It's maybe a step above the people who say "El Oh El, that's so funny." Both should garner a person a slap across the face, however.

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  7. I love the words "Spoiler Alert" when it is the caption of a photo showing you the spoil...you are a filthy...filthy whore...you spoiler makers..

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    1. See also: Writing "Spoiler Alert" immediately before the spoiler on the same damn line of text. "Spoiler Alert! Nigel dies!" I know people read left to right but it's not like they can't see any of the other words...

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  8. Did he really say SHIT BIRD? O_O

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  9. Forget all that, let's talk about GIGANTIC MURDER HAND.

    I would not trifle with a man who had hands like that.

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  10. great post, I am interesting in it!

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