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Why is it so hard to avoid Olympic spoilers?!

Stuff about Olympics, Dancing with the Stars and Doris Day follows, it might make sense if you

They used to be respectful of the fact that the events hadn't been aired yet. The local news radio station I listen to launches into results without any warning or opportunity to turn down the volume or change the channel. I recall when they used to tell you they were going to give Olympic results and to turn the volume back up in 60 seconds or something. Not anymore! Every night on the way home from work while I'm trying to get traffic reports I'm lunging for the dial. Tonight I didn't even listen to the traffic, I just blithely played my Doris Day CD - yes, one with silly songs from her 50s and 60s movies on it like Glass Bottom Boat - but I digress.

So, I'm still blissfully unspoiled when I get home tonight. I watch Dancing with the Stars, do my customary mass of votes for Drew Lachay because he was, as usual, phenomenal! That's when I realize I've got 4 more email addresses at RoadRunner that I never use, so I sign those up and vote, bringing my total votes this week to 28. To check my sign-ups with ABC.com, I click on the RoadRunner homepage and see a big picture of Sasha Cohen sprawled across the ice and the headline announcing the winner. Thus spoiled 1 hour before she skated! FRAK!


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Feb. 24th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry, love.

The only thing I can remember them giving warning for here is big sports matches. Along the lines of... the results for xxx next, so please look away.

Other than that, it's just out there.
Feb. 25th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
I know. It's ridiculous. I also have a very helpful person at work who's been looking it up on CNN and telling me. Yesterday... I banned him from coming near me. And when he did I covered my ears with my hands and sang... loudly and off key until he went away.

So, I was unspoiled. But after watching, I wish I had been. Would have saved 3 hours being seriously underwhelmed. Le Sigh.
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