May 25th, 2005

What Are the Odds?

There's a problem when betting on a contest where the result's already known to someone, but it's supposed to be a closely-held secret. The closely-held secret can slip out, because there's money to be made. I've seen reports related to Survivor, but today the target is the upcoming Harry Potter book where a major character is supposed to die.

Possible spoilers here for Harry Potter #6...

(And, if they're right, it's just what I would have predicted.)

Update: And a newspaper article with more spoiler info here.

Talk About Being Lost

So I'm considering watching the two-hour finale of Lost tonight, despite the fact that I've never watched an episode and know nothing more about the series than I've read in the newspapers, TV Guide, and my friends' LJ postings.

Is this a good idea or a bad idea?