Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,973
Woo hoo!! And the first 26% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: harrypotter

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • A Harry Potter video done to "One Night in Bangkok" from the musical Chess

    This is the British production of Chess, not the more common American one. One of my favorite music videos.
  • Woman gets life for terrorizing granddaughter while dressed as witch

    04/14/2017 2:18:21 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 29 replies
    NYP ^ | April 14, 2017
    An Oklahoma City woman accused of terrorizing her 7-year-old granddaughter while dressed as a witch has been sentenced to life in prison. Robinson’s boyfriend, Joshua Granger, was also sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of felony child abuse. He is expected to serve 30 years in prison.
  • J.K. Rowling’s Twitter feud with Trump supporters is so bad she’s now fighting some of her fans

    02/04/2017 4:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | February 3, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    If there’s any doubt left that we live in divisive political times, know this: Some fans of Harry Potter are burning their copies of the books to protest author J.K. Rowling’s views of the U.S. president. And she’s fighting back on Twitter, insulting those very fans. That’s right, one of the most beloved series of books in modern history has now become a political prop. Is nothing safe? (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Rowling has been vocal about her feelings concerning President Trump for some time. She has mostly used Trump’s favorite platform, Twitter, to share her criticisms....
  • Dumbledore Could Be Openly Gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel, J.K. Rowling Says (With Johnny Depp)

    11/24/2016 4:21:15 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ramin Setoodeh
    Fans hoping to get a glimpse of a young Albus Dumbledore will need to wait for the second movie, part of a five-part prequel series planned by Warner Bros. But although the older Dumbledore never revealed his sexual orientation in the books or films — it was the author herself who coaxed him out of the closet during a 2007 interview at Carnegie Hall — the younger incarnation of the character might be less private. “Well, I’m very comfortable with the question,” Rowling said to reporters when asked about a gay Dumbledore. “I would like to say because this is...
  • J.K. Rowling: Critics of Black Hermione a ‘Bunch of Racists’ (Hermione is Black Now)

    06/06/2016 6:30:19 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-6-2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    But it was the casting of Olivier Award-winning black actress Noma Dumezweni as grown-up bookworm Hermione Granger that caught most media outlets’ attention; in the films, Granger is played by white actress Emma Watson. “I had a bunch of racists telling me that because Hermione ‘turned white’ — that is, lost color from her face after a shock — that she must be a white woman, which I have a great deal of difficulty with,” Rowling told the Observer in a recent interview. “But I decided not to get too agitated about it and simply state quite firmly that Hermione...
  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. “The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • Rubio super PAC compares him to Harry Potter

    02/21/2016 5:27:33 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/2016 | Anna Palmer
    *snip* Despite Trump's strong first-place finish in South Carolina, Rubio's super PAC advisers claimed that the contest actually made him "weaker." Rubio finished second with Ted Cruz just behind him in third place. Tompkins and Lerner then spent the bulk of the message to donors building out the analogy of Rubio as Potter and Trump as Voldemort. "In Harry Potter lore, Voldemort, the Dark Lord, had a secret to his strength. His secret was his horcruxes," they wrote. "As each horcrux was destroyed, Voldemort became increasingly vulnerable, not increasingly strong. When all of the horcruxes were gone, Voldemort lost his...
  • Petition to Feminist/Actress Emma Watson to Live One Week in a Muslim Refugee Camp w/o Bodyguards

    01/25/2016 4:28:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies ^ | January 2016 | Oscar Izard, Melbourne VIC
    Spend one week in a Calais migrant camp for feminism (without bodyguards) In order to show how safe current migration is to Europe, particularly regarding the cause of feminism (I reject wholeheartedly the notion that North African and Middle Eastern migrants are unsafe, and rapists), Emma Watson should spend a week's holiday in a Calais migrant camp, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro feminism these migrants are.
  • JK Rowling wanted Gandalf and Dumbledore to get married – now it’s really happening

    06/06/2015 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 4, 2015 | Ann Lee
    Just before gay marriage was legalised in Ireland, JK Rowling tweeted that she was hoping Gandalf and Dumbledore would be able to get married. Now that’s set to become a reality this weekend with LGBTQ rights activist group Planting Peace staging a wedding between the fictional wizards. The nuptials will take place in their rainbow-coloured headquarters opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. The church threatened to picket the wedding if it ever happened....
  • JK Rowling gives character full name: Myrtle Elizabeth Warren

    05/12/2015 12:05:23 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 23 replies
    A Harry Potter character shares the same name as a prominent U.S. senator, author JK Rowling has revealed. "Moaning Myrtle's full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren," the author tweeted on Monday. Ms Rowling quickly denied that the namesake had anything to do with Ms Warren, a well-known Democratic senator from Massachusetts. Fans asked on Twitter whether Rowling made up the name on the spot. She replied that she already knew Warren was Myrtle's last name, but she said Elizabeth because it is a "classic British middle name". Rowling said she laughed at the idea that Myrtle would be named after...
  • Doctors: Stabbing Suspect Sees Fictional Beings

    08/01/2014 11:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | M.L. JOHNSON
    One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain. Judge Michael Bohren ordered the 12-year-old girl evaluated and treated either in a hospital or in a juvenile detention center, where she currently is being held. Doctors have a year to get the girl to a point where she can help with her defense and go to trial. If...
  • JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

    02/02/2014 10:08:44 AM PST · by null and void · 154 replies
    AOL ^ | Feb 2nd 2014 10:42AM
  • The man who turned rejection into a career

    08/05/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-5-13 | Bob Greene
    Rejection -- even repeated rejection -- doesn't have to mean defeat. That, it turns out, is the lasting lesson of the Chuck Ross story. You may recognize the name; two Sundays ago, I wrote about J.K. Rowling, the spectacularly successful author of the Harry Potter books, and about how she has published a detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith. In the column, I recalled what a young and frustrated writer -- Chuck Ross -- did in the 1970s. To briefly recap: Ross had written a mystery novel that had been turned down everywhere he sent it. So, as an...
  • Steve Jobs' Yacht "Venus" unveiled in Aalsmeer the Netherlands (with video)

    10/28/2012 8:12:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 96 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | 10/28/2012
    “Earlier this year, it was revealed that French designer Philippe Starck was working with Dutch shipbuilder Feadship on a new yacht for the family of Steve Jobs,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The yacht had been mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs as a project he had been working on since 2009, but the ship was not completed before his death last year.” “Dutch site One More Thing now reports [Google translation] that the ship, christened “Venus”, has officially launched, with Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children participating in the event,” Slivka reports. “The aluminum-hulled ship...
  • Israel is the CLAY!!!! Jeremiah 18

    01/08/2012 3:52:13 PM PST · by bibletruth · 18 replies
    BIble Jeremiah 18 | 2012 | BibleTruth
    Jeremiah 18 clearly teaches us that Israel is the CLAY and God is the Potter. Compare Scripture with Scripture to learn word usage and word topic identification/definition from the OT for use inside the NT
  • Scientists' new time masker creates invisibility

    01/05/2012 7:13:21 PM PST · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
    Washington -- It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker. Think of it as an art heist that takes place before your eyes and surveillance cameras. You don't see the thief strolling into the museum, taking the painting down or walking away, but he did. It's not just that the thief is invisible - his whole activity is. Read more:
  • Harry Potter and the Islamization of America

    12/04/2011 3:41:06 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/4/11 | William A. Levinson
    The success of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is due largely to the fact that the story contains elements for sophisticated adults as well as teenagers. The latter can enjoy the magical creatures and battles between wizards, while older readers and viewers can relate to the very real historical events that apparently influenced Rowling's writing. The series' theme is anything but fictional because it happened once and it is happening again. ...Dolores Umbridge is among the more memorable villains of the series. She threatens to punish any student who talks about Voldemort, and she punishes Harry Potter for insisting that...
  • Ending Income Inequality?

    12/01/2011 10:38:15 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-30-11 | Walter E. Williams
    Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?", written by my colleague Dr. John Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, I've come up with an explanation and a way to end income inequality in America, possibly around the world.
  • Harry Potter Actor, 22, 'caught with petrol bomb' during London Riots

    10/13/2011 10:20:00 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 13th October 2011 | Rob Cooper
    Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett has been charged with being in possession of a petrol bomb during the London riots this summer and threatening unlawful violence. When police arrested the actor, 22, they also say they found 15 cannabis plants growing in his bedroom. He played Draco Malfoy's sidekick Vincent Crabbe in the Harry Potter films alongside Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. He appeared in six of the movies about the boy wizard - but was not involved in the final film after his character was written out. Waylett is also accused of handling a bottle of champagne...
  • Harry Potter dwarf spared jail over juggler's hat sex act

    07/29/2011 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 29, 2011
    A dwarf who appeared in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films has dodged a short spell behind bars for indecently exposing himself to a teenager on a train. (edit) The celebrity was shown mercy by Recorder Richard Bond despite having previous convictions for sexual offences, including an incident in which he clambered into the bed of a stage manager and his girlfriend. The 40-year-old's previous convictions also included a series of "random" and explicit phone calls made to women from a hotel room as long ago as 1995. (edit)It is understood that Read has recently been hiring himself out...