As I just explained, my first protected post was just an experiment. But since the curiosity is probably doing you in, the following is what I posted in that first protected post.


“A new favorite logical conundrum…”

Or perhaps it’s just an ethical conundrum.

It’s akin to the riddle of contemplating joining the Akrasia Club. If you choose to join, you don’t seem to have akrasia. However, if you can’t make up your mind to join, you probably have akrasia, and should therefore join.

This latest challenge is aimed at fellow movie lovers (though I admit that I have not at all kept up with my movie log).

On the one hand, if you care about seeing (good) films for yourself, you can’t afford to view this video, since it might contain a spoiler for at least one film you haven’t seen.

On the other hand, as a movie buff, you owe it to yourself to confirm that you’ve seen all ten movies, otherwise you’d be lacking a major facet of movie lore.

What do you decide?

Dare you watch the video and risk having a film spoiled?

Or will you tolerate imagining that there are “villain” movies out there of which you are ignorant?

About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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  1. PadreAllen says:

    A true movie buff watches the trailer, knowing that he has either seen them, or, even if he has not, will not be put off by spoilers if they are truly “good” films. Would you never listen to “Stairway to Heaven” if you had listened to the end once prior? Ever watched “Titanic”?

  2. Paul Zummo says:

    Long stort, Kevin Spacy is an awesome villain.

    There was actually a story published sometime ago that claimed people who are aware in advance of spoilers actually enjoy movies more than people who aren’t in on the surprise. It was suggested that those who know the ending can just enjoy the movie for what it is without trying to figure out the mystery.

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