“Content cannot be manufactured, in my opinion. That which I can find is better than that which you can make. That which we find, the work and the use of the people out there, it’s natural, that’s what ordinary people do, that interests me.”
MID-CENTURY VANCOUVER (Cordova St, Hastings St & the PNE, respectively)
My spoiler policy for television is after it airs on the west coast it’s fair game. The picture went up at 2 am. If you’re reading Tumblr or Twitter or Facebook (or any source for current events whether it be sports, news, entertainment, etc), if you’re on the Internet in general, you run the risk of spoilers. In this particular case, the winner of a reality show, that to me is like the Oscars or a big game.
With DVR, DVD, and time shifting there’s too much grey area regarding the grace period for spoilers. There’s no way to please everyone. Is one day enough? Is two days enough? What about someone who was planning to watch it this weekend? Personally, I try to watch things on the same night, but am aware that if I don’t, I could see spoilers. It’s the individual’s responsibility.
Sorry folks, but welcome to 2011. If you don’t like spoilers, stay off the Internet.
Granted, but it’s important to note that Bravo in Canada (where I and many fine Tumblr users live) won’t be airing the finale here for another 3 or 4 weeks because of stupid international broadcast rights, and although I could NEVER wait that long, until this morning I wasn’t able to find a torrent link for the finale. I mean, I knew last night who won thanks to the aforementioned “it’s aired on the West Coast now” internet spoilage, and obviously I have to be okay with that, but it would be nice to see a little compassion for those of us that are geographically unable to watch some American shows as they air and have to frantically hunt around on The Pirate Bay as soon as we crack our laptops in the morning.
There’s a new shift in the politics of food, not quite a movement yet, more of an eco-culinary frisson. But it may have staying power; the signs and portents are there. Vegans, freegans, locavores — meet the invasivores.
They had me until they mentioned Canada Geese. Invasive or not (and they are both invasive and annoying), they’re still a protected species, and in some circles here this would be tantamount to suggesting Americans to go eat bald eagles. Gonna be a tough sell, especially with those pesky international laws stopping you.
Ewww. I know I live in a different country, but this brand does not reach me. “Radox” sounds like you need to wear lead-lined gloves when applying this. (To be fair, I also think “Hydrox” cookies sound like they taste like acid… and not the good kind.)
Son, I am disappoint. A whole schedule full of great movies (including plenty of buzzed about locals) and this big-budget American film is the only one that gets any ink? They’re saying that my friend’s next script has apparently been optioned by the producers of Juno and 500 Days of Summer. Can we please run and tell at least something about my homeboys?
Pet Peeve/Pro-Tip (from a fellow BB HW): Netflix ain’t the only game in town, folks. And like Hulu, it ain’t a viable game at all in Canada, where I live. How about we encourage some more internationally available resources, as opposed to always promoting this one particular brand name US-based service that not everyone on the internet can get? Sidereel and Stagevu are just two of the many non-Netflix options out there, and with the awesomeness of Kapi’s Firefox workaround, people pretty much anywhere are stoked to see on-demand video from a variety of sources, not just the most ubiquitous domestically available portal.