From a reader:
My Peeve When a favorite writer uses space on a political web site to express his TV peeves and TELLS ME THE PLOT OF LOST EPISODES I HAVEN’T SEEN YET!! I’m still working on Season 2 DVDs so now I’ll be watching Echo knowing he’s not long for this world (is that 20 episodes or 20 Lost days?). I guess your post gave me adequate warning, but come on would you wave martinis under a recovering alcoholic’s nose?
Me: Hey, look: I respect anti-spoiler conventions. But at some point content becomes fair game — if I have to wait a year for readers to catch up, that means I can never write about TV. And, while that might be a good thing in the grand scheme of things, it’s something I need to do from time to time.