Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter vs Lord Waldemart

For those few detractors out there who feel Harry Potter is just a useless distraction for children, or a time-waster when kids could be reading well-written literature like Terry Pratchett, here's something Harry's doing that Sam Vimes hasn't even thought about:

7 comments:

Suzy said...

Now THIS is a Harry Potter even I can love. (But Sam Vimes is a more MATURE crush.)

Suzy said...

BTW, did your young'un show you his Terry Pratchett haul from our house? That ought to keep him busy for a while (but I expect he'll shunt them aside once the coveted HP is in his hands tomorrow.)

Ed said...

I don't get it.

poodledoc said...

He decided he didn't want to even get the Harry Potter book tonight. He just wants to read Terry Pratchett. He won't even eat, take a shower, brush his teeth or acknowledge me. But that's because he's almost a teenager. Yes, he loves those books but guess who stood in line at Borders this morning for an hour to get him his wrist band for tonight???? He's #166 in line for the new book. I love my son, that's the only reason. I'm picking my book up tomorrow. BTW, I heard that Amazon "accidentally" released some copies yesterdaya. Obviously a Republican plot to demoralize children even further.....

Potato Prints said...

Hi PoodleDoc

This clip is clever and entertaining and even edifying, even as it is a bit heavy-handed.

An hour? Oy. I was just over at Borders. The electric pre-frenzy at the Harry Potter table took me completely by surprise. I didn't realize that tonight's the night.

Suzy said...

Here's what you do at Borders: You take a notebook and write down any titles that interest you. Then you go home and either a) put them on hold at the library, or b) call up your local independent bookstore and special order them. Bingo! Easy as pie.

Well, Anna had the first HP book at Camp Woodbrooke today. (I think.)

poodledoc said...

Say, I've made a few pies in my day, and I didn't think they were easy!

I can't believe they ALLOW Harry Potter bookas at Woodbrooke! Simply schocking!