Stephen Colbert on Spoilers

As many Warming Glow readers know, one of my favorite pastimes is to single out the people who shriek about “spoilers” and then poke them with sticks. And now I’ve got Stephen Colbert on my side.

Earlier this week, Colbert based his popular segment “The Word” around a study that showed people actually enjoy stories more if they know the ending ahead of time. He then reveals several well-known twists to movies like The Sixth Sense and The Crying Game. He doesn’t even spoil anything recent that could cause serious dismay, like the shocking deaths of Khal Drogo and Ned Stark in the first season of “Game of Thrones.” See, THAT’S how you do a spoiler.