Talk:2396: Wonder Woman 1984

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Is it really "common" as the explanation reads, to block "all news media" to avoid spoilers? Wouldn't most people just block the relevant keywords, or perhaps movie review sites and channels in particular? Blocking the entirety of news sources is rather absurd, in a fitting way for xkcd, but not a realistic way for real-world people to behave, as the explanation currently implies it is. PotatoGod (talk) 02:22, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

You are going to need two websites to answer your question. First, the PDP-11 emulator, and also, Fedora in jslinux. Good luck! 05:21, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
I don't understand. Are you referring to something PotatoGod did? Or is it a suggestion for recreating the 1984 Internet experience? These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 07:07, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
I'd also guess that you'd block, lets say imdb or rotten tomatoes. Maybe even social media, but going to a regular news site would normaly be fine. Unlike for example on a sports event. (Let's say, an american person is not able to follow the super bowl, or someone else not following the Football worldcup finals, and they want to review it the next day in the afternoon...) - To be honest: Me, being born in 1990, I'd also would have expected drive in cinemas to be a thing in the 1980s. Alternatively it also seems possible, that they are a central plot point or something similar to the movie, so that THAT is the reason why it is a promotion. This of course would again be a spoiler in itself. --Lupo (talk) 06:21, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
I think that there is a lot of excess in this "spoiler avoidance" thing, this urge to have a "fresh experience". --Tolueno (talk) 14:25, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm not sure how to block keywords on news ... I would probably stop visiting news sites if I really wanted to avoid spoilers. It wouldn't be absurd if I did that for, say, week. I might even stop visiting comics which might post something related. However, avoiding anything related to covid would be much harder, even not counting I got something about it as an SMS. -- Hkmaly (talk) 00:47, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Is this referring to the 2020 election or to the 1984 election, which might be a plot point in the film? 16:40, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

I thought it was the 1984 election at first, but 2020 makes more sense. Blocking news sites wouldn't get rid of history. It's not until you read the title text that you get the idea that she's also oblivious about previous decades, although how that came about is unclear. Barmar (talk) 18:48, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
I guess it is lampshade hanging on the fact that advertising for a 1984 film with drive in cinemas is a bit off. --Lupo (talk) 06:12, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
I suppose the obvious closest thing to a retro-1984 reference to Drive-In Cinemas is the 1985 film Back To The Future that itself harks back to 1955, maybe slightly before the upswing of popularity... Though they don't actually feature in that film (cinema does, even 3d glasses), so it's a poor comparison. ;) 16:24, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

I clicked on on link and managed to go from this page to Prop 8 in 6 clicks, I passed through startrek, I invite you to find your own way there. Infestedlie (talk) 02:39, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

What is “Prop 8”? I tried a Google search and all I got for results was about some kind of ballot initiative in California way back in 2008 about same-sex marriage. 06:56, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
That is exactly what it is, which is why it surprised me so much Infestedlie (talk) 15:31, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
Which link did you start on? Wonder Woman 1984 on Wikipedia? It took me 3: Warner Bros -> California -> Prop 8 --Lupo (talk) 07:52, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

Need an explanation of "pogs" - online sources indicate it was a 1990s thing, and Elvis was last on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957. 20:50, 23 December 2020 (UTC)