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A Very Harry Ending
New York Post ^ | February 20, 2007 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE

Posted on 02/20/2007 2:08:05 PM PST by CholeraJoe

February 18, 2007 -- HARRY Potter is not going to die.

But Professor Snape will.

Harry Potter will not hook up with Hermione. But his best friend will.

And Harry Potter will never see Dumbledore alive again. But Dumbledore will still manage to help him.

How do I know these things about the recently completed seventh and final book in the beloved Harry Potter series?

I don’t.

Like millions of other Potter-loving muggles, I’m just guessing. That’s half the fun.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.
1 posted on 02/20/2007 2:08:07 PM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: retrokitten

Potterhead Ping.


2 posted on 02/20/2007 2:08:43 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: CholeraJoe

And that's just the good parts!


3 posted on 02/20/2007 2:09:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe
More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

Oh, no ... not THAT!

4 posted on 02/20/2007 2:09:35 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: CholeraJoe
More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

Woohoo!!! Bring it on!

5 posted on 02/20/2007 2:09:50 PM PST by The Blitherer (What the Devil is keeping the Yanks? Duncan Hunter for President '08!)
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To: Tax-chick
interracial dating

Who's going out with a muggle? Did I miss something?

6 posted on 02/20/2007 2:10:31 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe
Hermione snuck into Equus and worked her magic for Harry. From back stage the audience could hear her incantation:

Penis Erectus!

7 posted on 02/20/2007 2:11:54 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: CholeraJoe
More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

I've read all of the books so far, and I don't recall examples of some accusations in your list. Some of them, yes, but not all of them. Do you have examples?

Also, the Holy Bible doesn't fare well under your standards either.

8 posted on 02/20/2007 2:12:33 PM PST by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: CholeraJoe
Good triumphs over evil.

Yeah... can't have any of that now can we. Might give kids ideas.

9 posted on 02/20/2007 2:12:58 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Probably some minor character I didn't notice.


10 posted on 02/20/2007 2:13:02 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: TChris

One of the Weasley twins went to the dance in "Goblet of Fire" with Angelica-something, who's black. And Harry and Ron took the Patil twins, who are Indian.

Not that it matters ... CJ was making a joke.


11 posted on 02/20/2007 2:14:37 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: Tax-chick

Arabella "The Wild Squib" Figg, from her younger days doing table dances at the Leaky Cauldron. The tips kept her cats fed.


12 posted on 02/20/2007 2:15:12 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tax-chick

Ginny and Dean, Ron and Lavender.


13 posted on 02/20/2007 2:16:09 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That must have been where she met the Prince of Sweden.

Hermione had a fling with a Slav. Is that "interracial," or just bad judgment?


14 posted on 02/20/2007 2:16:25 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: Tax-chick
CJ was making a joke.

You're sure? I know there are plenty of folks who swear that Harry Potter is Satan himself.

15 posted on 02/20/2007 2:16:57 PM PST by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I thought Lavender was British, although I can't say I paid her a lot of attention, since she's a cipher.


16 posted on 02/20/2007 2:17:08 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: Tax-chick
Hermione had a fling with a Slav. Is that "interracial," or just bad judgment?

Yeah, a fling, but he wasn't a "Keeper." :)

17 posted on 02/20/2007 2:17:37 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe
More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

Nice summation. Reminds me of how I used to talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer containing all the things that the Church says I shouldn't believe in, like vampires, werewolves, witches and lesbians. (*)
8-)

TS
(*) It's a joke, not a discussion starter, so don't hijack the thread with responses.

18 posted on 02/20/2007 2:18:14 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Math Teachers Know ALL the Angles!)
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To: TChris; CholeraJoe

Yes, I'm sure. I'm drawing a blank on the voyeurism, but it's probably there. Maybe he means the ghosts.


19 posted on 02/20/2007 2:18:26 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: Tax-chick

I once read an amusing fan fiction story on the internet that had an adult Harry Potter meeting and falling in love with Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) without either one realizing who the other one really was.

And the irony is I'm not a fan of either series...


20 posted on 02/20/2007 2:18:55 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Hi, I'm the DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area!)
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To: Tax-chick

There's blacks in Britain, even some shhhhh.... muslims. Thankfull the ROP doesn't show up in the wizarding world, they'd be natural death eaters.


21 posted on 02/20/2007 2:19:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe

"More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating "

Why is "interracial dating" on your list?


22 posted on 02/20/2007 2:19:31 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Tax-chick

Myrtle checking out Harry.


23 posted on 02/20/2007 2:19:56 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe

Wish there was a spoiler alert on this. Any chance the mods can put one on there?


24 posted on 02/20/2007 2:20:12 PM PST by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: Tax-chick
Yes, I'm sure.

Good. These days, it's just nice to find FReepers left who still have a sense of humor. They seem rare now. :-/

25 posted on 02/20/2007 2:20:29 PM PST by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: CholeraJoe
More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

Sounds like a good action / adventure story for kids to me...
26 posted on 02/20/2007 2:20:52 PM PST by Little Ray
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To: CholeraJoe

Since when is interracial dating a crime?


27 posted on 02/20/2007 2:21:13 PM PST by Junior (Losing faith in humanity one person at a time.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I'd noticed the lack of Moslems. The author fears for her life, perhaps, having observed the unfortunate case of Salman Rushdie.


28 posted on 02/20/2007 2:21:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: RedCell

No spoilers here, just fan conjecture.


29 posted on 02/20/2007 2:21:31 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

OH, right. That was funny.


30 posted on 02/20/2007 2:21:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: CholeraJoe

OK, read the thread. Joke. Nevermind.

Was just on a Ron Paul (the RINO surrender monkey) supporter thread -- they would have made that post seriously.


31 posted on 02/20/2007 2:22:03 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Sounds interesting.


32 posted on 02/20/2007 2:22:35 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: Dead Corpse
Good triumphs over evil. Yeah... can't have any of that now can we. Might give kids ideas.

Or the underlying "Attack terrorists before they attack you" message. Or the "putting your head in the sand doesn't change the fact that evil exists" message.

33 posted on 02/20/2007 2:22:51 PM PST by The Blitherer (What the Devil is keeping the Yanks? Duncan Hunter for President '08!)
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To: CholeraJoe

and interracial dating >>>

Bob Jones is that you?


34 posted on 02/20/2007 2:24:48 PM PST by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: TChris
They seem rare now.

I sympathize.

35 posted on 02/20/2007 2:24:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: TChris
Murder - Harry's Parents, Emmeline Vance, Susan Bones, Gideon & Fabian Prewitt, and Professor Quirrel who Harry killed with his bare hands.

Torture - Neville parents were tortured into insanity and both Harry and Neville have been on the receiving end of the Cruciatus curse.

Kidnapping - Ginny Weasley was kidnapped by Tom Riddle and Alastor Moody was kidnapped by Barty Crouch, Jr.

Theft - Fred and George Weasley stole the Marauder's map from Filch. Mundungus Fletcher stole virtually everything of value from 12 Grimauld Place.

Voyeurism - Moaning Myrtle gleefully watches Harry undress and bathe in Goblet of Fire.

Child Abuse - The Dursley's treatment of Harry (beatings, starvation, isolation.)

Animal Cruelty - A rare Basilisk, perhaps the last of its kind had its eyes pecked out and was stabbed to death. Dozens of rare acromantulas were crushed beneath the wheels of a 1960 Ford Anglia in the Dark Forest. Hedwig was injured on purpose, as was Buckbeak.

Interracial dating - Fred Weasley and Angelina Johnson, Cho Chang and Cedric Diggory, Harry and Parvati Patil, Ron and Padma Patil, Harry and Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley and Michael Corner, Ginny Weasley and Dean Thomas.

36 posted on 02/20/2007 2:24:52 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: Tax-chick

The cloak of invisibility gave them some voyeurism moments.


37 posted on 02/20/2007 2:26:57 PM PST by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: CholeraJoe; Tijeras_Slim
Interracial dating - Fred Weasley and Angelina Johnson, Cho Chang and Cedric Diggory, Harry and Parvati Patil, Ron and Padma Patil, Harry and Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley and Michael Corner, Ginny Weasley and Dean Thomas.

See, Joe doesn't think Lavender is black. Although I suppose being pink could be a minority ethnicity ... (Zot, that was too dumb even for me :-).

38 posted on 02/20/2007 2:27:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: CholeraJoe

>>>More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

I must have seen different movies and books than you.


39 posted on 02/20/2007 2:28:07 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: CholeraJoe; Tax-chick
Ahh. Tax-Chick was right. It was the nasty ghost doing the peeping!

Darned ghosts...

...and I weep nightly for the poor basilisk.

Thanks for the refs!

40 posted on 02/20/2007 2:28:25 PM PST by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: TChris
We had some people in our church that got their underwear in a bunch over the Harry Potter series. It seems to be in the same genre as the Narnia series, good triumphing over evil.

Our family read the series. I loved the idea that we as a family could have discussions about the books.
41 posted on 02/20/2007 2:29:05 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: CholeraJoe
More murder, torture, kidnapping, theft, voyeurism, child abuse, animal cruelty, and interracial dating from J.K. Rowling.

Umm . . . please tell me we're playing "one of these things is not like the others."

42 posted on 02/20/2007 2:29:31 PM PST by ahayes (On the internet no one can hear you scream.)
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To: TChris

I'd forgotten about the basilisk. That's not my favorite movie.

See y'all, time to take my kids to church.


43 posted on 02/20/2007 2:29:33 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: CholeraJoe
Professor Quirrel

Hey, Quirrel was self defense. But you missed Cedric Diggory and Ol' Frank the groundskeeper of the Riddle house, and Barty Crouch Sr.

Theft, boomslang skin and lacewing flies.

Dozens of rare acromantulas were crushed beneath the wheels of a 1960 Ford Anglia

The horror, the horror!

Interracial dating- And Bill's marrying that Frenchy!

44 posted on 02/20/2007 2:29:47 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe

You sure have studied the stories for someone that doesn't seem to like them.

None of that was even retained by me.

Except for the poisonous snake. I would kill something that was trying to kill me too. That isn't torture, it is self defense.


45 posted on 02/20/2007 2:30:49 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Tax-chick

In the two movies (Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire) in which Jennifer Smith has appeared as Lavender Brown, she's a tall girl with long brown hair and blue eyes.


46 posted on 02/20/2007 2:30:59 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: Tax-chick

Have some of Sybil's cooking sherry... :)


47 posted on 02/20/2007 2:31:17 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Junior
Since when is interracial dating a crime?

The same as always, when her father catches you "compromised"...

48 posted on 02/20/2007 2:33:37 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Calpernia

Where did you get the impression that I don't like them? I've read every book at least 3 times and watched the movies repeatedly. I was baiting the Potter haters


49 posted on 02/20/2007 2:36:18 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: CholeraJoe
interracial dating

I personally dated a black woman. Do you have a problem with that?

50 posted on 02/20/2007 2:37:14 PM PST by RadioAstronomer (Senior and Founding Member of Darwin Central)
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