I'm probably in the minority, but I LOVE spoilers. Why? Because I'm impatient and don't like surprises. I'm weird that way. Immediate gratification is good. Speaking of spoilerish promos, here's a great one. That's pretty much the entire episode right there. Kinda. 😂As I mentioned in my profile post, I got a very important character death spoiled for me in the anime, "Legend of the Galactic Heroes". He's practically the deuteragonist of the story, and he dies in a certain episode which I shall not name, but let's call it Episode B. The frustrating part was, I was watching the episode (Episode A) right before Episode B. I was Googling about another more minor character death that happened in Episode A, and if I had just waited for one more episode before I had done that... god, this is a mess.
The one bright side I could dig out from this mess is that I had already learned of his death a long time ago (because that's how spoilers work for long-existing shows); I just wasn't aware which episode it would occur. Another thing is, LoGH actively spoils content in the next episode in their "next episode preview", which is why LoGH fans often advice newcomers not to watch the preview or risk getting spoiled. Well, Episode A's preview DID spoil the deuteragonist death, so, I would've been spoiled either way. 😆
I think almost the same could be said for American television "promos", where the next episode's content is teased. While they don't explicitly spoil the important stuff the way LoGH does, it still gives away enough to ruin any surprise you would have if you didn't watch the promo. I know that's the case with both Buffy and Angel too, but I just couldn't help myself but watch the promos anyway. lol What can I say? I like the build-up of these promos and previews. Gives me something to look forward to.
Yeah, I know... but when it's Google feeding you the spoiler when you're searching for something (almost) entirely irrelevant to the spoiler itself, it gets frustrating because there's no one to blame but yourself... and the search engine not being smart enough. Nah. Mostly yourself. Sigh.I'd like to point out that when something's nearly 20 years old, there's really no such thing as a spoiler. I mean, if I'd never seen the original Star Wars, and someone shared the Death Star's destruction scene, I couldn't very well accuse them of posting a spoiler.
Another way to not get sick from local foods is to NOT travel to dodgy areas. I mean like, there's no way you'd ever see me travelling to 3rd World countries and chowing down on street food. I'm just not that adventurous. 😂One person I used to work with was in international sales. He was originally from South Africa and he said there was a simple trick to not getting sick on local food when you travel: eat some of the local yogurt first. This fills your digestive system with the local flora that would be in the gut of most of the local people and would make otherwise indigestible things digestible. Fortunately, Greek yogurt is readily available almost everywhere and you can get it there as well.
But you could be on "Monsters Inside Me"! Just think - 20 minutes dedicated to your story of culinary misadventures.Another way to not get sick from local foods is to NOT travel to dodgy areas. I mean like, there's no way you'd ever see me travelling to 3rd World countries and chowing down on street food. I'm just not that adventurous. 😂
Blech. Greek yogurt?