An Open Letter to Everyone in the Universe
I need a favor.
I don't subscribe to HBO. Although I like the show The Sopranos, I've been watching it for years by renting the DVDs. That's worked out pretty well for me... until today.
The series finale apparently aired last night. That means that I'll get to see it in maybe six months or so. Today began my six-month effort to block out all mentions of plot spoilers
Of course, every time I clicked over to a web page, I did so cautiously, wary of Sopranos spoilers. I could not believe what a large percentage of the internet was dedicated to ruining my belated viewing of the finale. News sites, blogs, and even gambling sites were filled with commentary about the final episode. QUIT IT, INTERNET!
Instant message windows have popped up on my screen asking what I thought of the final episode. In the shower, two separate radio presets (NPR and the local sports talk radio station) had a Sopranos update WITHIN 30 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER. Multiple sections of the newspaper have had articles about the Sopranos. Several conversations at a birthday party tonight centered on the finale.
For the last 48 hours, I've been frantically closing windows on my computer, changing stations on the radio, and singing "La la la la" during dangerous conversations, all in a desperate attempt to avoid finding out if Tony Soprano is dead, retired, or gay.
So, can I ask a favor? Would you all mind just sort of shutting up about the Sopranos for the next six months or maybe a year? Please?