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Title: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 21, 2006, 08:56:34 AM
It's been announced.

The 7th and final book in the Harry Potter series is titled...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


I'm guessing this is going to be the biggest event in the history of fiction.

Needless to say, I'm just a little bit stoked.
 
;D
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Post by: hariustrk on December 21, 2006, 11:24:46 AM
It's called,
Harry Potter and the Death of a Major Character
Cultural Learnings For Make Benifit of Glorious School of Hogwarts
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Post by: Brak on December 21, 2006, 12:23:00 PM
huh, i do wonder who is going to die in this one. 

It's called,
Harry Potter and the Death of a Major Character
Cultural Learnings For Make Benifit of Glorious School of Hogwarts

lol im sure ill be in line for this one again with all of the little kids in their costumes and pj's
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Post by: hariustrk on December 21, 2006, 01:35:48 PM
Has anyone caught the trailer for that movie coming out called Epic Movie. It's a parady on "epic movies". Like not another teen movie.

Anyways in it they have this 40 year old guy with 5 o'clock shadow proclaiming to be a 14 year old Harry Potter. so funny!
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Post by: AmandaGal on December 21, 2006, 06:08:26 PM
I won't spoil the ending just in case someone who cares hasn't read it but I was reading the last one between tests so I didn't get to read it as quickly as I'd like to. I walk into the zoo one day with the book in my bag ( I worked there part time, was going to read it at lunch) and one of our teen volunteers, as usual, rummages through my bag.  He pulls out the book, says "Hey, are you reading this?" I'm like "yeah, you can read it after I'm done if you like."  He flips to the last page, sees a huge spoiler and shouts, "{character} dies?!"  I stared at him and said "Thanks for ruining it, ass."  Gotta love kids!  :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 21, 2006, 06:44:33 PM
Has anyone caught the trailer for that movie coming out called Epic Movie. It's a parady on "epic movies". Like not another teen movie.

Anyways in it they have this 40 year old guy with 5 o'clock shadow proclaiming to be a 14 year old Harry Potter. so funny!

Yes.  I think someone posted the trailer in the "Worst Movie of 2007?" thread...  :)
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Post by: Road_Element on December 24, 2006, 07:10:52 PM
What about Harry Potter and the search for a Strip Club
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 24, 2006, 08:42:00 PM
Harry Potter and the Dropping of the Balls.

 ;D
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Post by: Sharktopus on December 25, 2006, 02:01:32 AM
Harry Potter and the Curse of Pubertus

http://www.youtube.com/v/RjLBCH6VTvQ
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Dirty Smelly Anteater on December 25, 2006, 08:02:07 AM
Is Deathly even a word?
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 25, 2006, 08:45:21 AM
deathly is a word, and just out of curiosity where did u get this info about the title of the seventh book?


edit: nevermind i found it on cnn.com.  and cool. 
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 25, 2006, 11:15:01 AM
I lost interest about halfway through the fifth one, and haven't picked up another one of those books since.  Not sure why, but it just doesn't have quite as much appeal to me anymore.  Hmm.  The fact that it was around the time my English Lit class got to American modernism probably has something to do with it.  Faulkner could kick Rowling's ass.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 25, 2006, 11:57:23 PM
bah dont over analyze simple fun pulp, the fact it IS pulp and IS fun is all that is relevant.  leave the deep stuff to read during the deep times.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on December 26, 2006, 09:24:56 AM
Yeah, just because you've had crepes doesn't mean you should stop eating pancakes, if I may use a food analogy.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 26, 2006, 09:27:43 AM
damn it man now im hungry and i dont even know if texans know what a crepe is. 
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Post by: AmandaGal on December 26, 2006, 10:00:26 AM
Mmm, pancakes! I'll take pancakes over crepes any day.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 26, 2006, 12:02:00 PM
bah dont over analyze simple fun pulp, the fact it IS pulp and IS fun is all that is relevant.  leave the deep stuff to read during the deep times.

Eh...I've discovered better options (http://www.amazon.com/Alphabet-Manliness-Maddox/dp/080652720X) for "light" (read: ass-kicking) reading.  Really, Faulkner had nothing to do with it.  I just lost interest for no particular reason.  Maybe it's because it had started to become a major part of the current pop culture that I despise so much.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 26, 2006, 12:22:04 PM
i guess, anything that gets more people to start reading is fine by me really.
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Post by: King Rygar on December 26, 2006, 02:43:42 PM
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Gall Stone
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Post by: AmandaGal on December 26, 2006, 05:05:42 PM
It's better for Harry Potter, an actual book and it's longer than 40 pages, to be pop culture than some of the other trash out there.  Harry Potter is actually pretty intelligent for a kid's book (though I remember the narnia series being pretty intelligent too but I was in the third grade, the mutant ninja turtles were my idols).  The fact that I've seen kids lugging a 900 page book around and supposedly they're actually reading it and it's not just carried to break their backs down like their school books makes me enjoy the phenomon.

For me, it's hard to detest something that could potentially bring the IQ of pop culture up as opposed to say Paris Hilton or "Deal or No Deal" which are surprisingly easy to detest.

Though I must admit, the last book bored me to tears and I don't think it's the best thing *adults* could be reading (you should know what your kids are reading for sure but other than that).  On the other hand, some of my friends who've never picked up a book for enjoyment in their lives and have no kids have picked up Harry Potter so, I guess if that's the case something is better than nothing.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 26, 2006, 08:11:15 PM
i like em.  not that this statement adds any intelligence to this conversation i just felt like saying it :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 26, 2006, 08:37:07 PM
If they get kids to read then that's great.  I just hope that Harry Potter leads them to reading more books as an adult.  Personally, the best kids books I've read recently were the His Dark Materials trilogy.  Anything by Roald Dahl is pretty awesome too.
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Post by: starfighter on December 27, 2006, 10:08:20 PM
   The Lemony Snicket books are also smartly written for a kids' series.  Really haven't seen anything about the chance of the movie spawning a sequel to keep things moving on the big screen though.
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Post by: Sharktopus on December 28, 2006, 02:26:45 AM
If they get kids to read then that's great.  I just hope that Harry Potter leads them to reading more books as an adult.

That about sums it up. Too bad much of the required reading later in youth turns so many people away from books forever. Hopefully the younger generation will look back fondly on Harry Potter and remember that not every book is as dull as Great Expectations, etc.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 28, 2006, 10:01:18 AM
I am currently reading Oliver Twist and have to say of what i have read dickens is awesome.  There is so much bitter sarcasm its amazing.
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Post by: mrbasehart on December 29, 2006, 06:01:32 PM
I had my own tastes, which ran to fantasy--Tolkien, Lewis--and then pulp versions of the same--Eddings, Brooks, Anthony, even (gasp!) Robert Jordan. 

Is Robert Jordan any good? I heard that the first couple of the Wheels of Time books were good, but now he's just drawing it out to breaking point.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 29, 2006, 06:03:37 PM
TERRY PRATCHET RULES!!!!
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Post by: Brak on December 30, 2006, 08:09:03 AM
Speaking of Fantasy books one series that isnt that popular yet (but i could definatly see it becomming bigger) is The Earthsoul Prophecies by Greg Park.  His first book is Called Veil of Darkness, the book cover was made by one of his high school students so it doesnt look to great but he is going to have that changed to match the second book in the series.  It's very entertaining, and some readers have put him up with Robert Jordan and other more popular fantasy writers, but of course this doesnt drag on like Jordan's later books.  If you head over to his website www.gregpark.net he has a preview of the two books he has out right now. He hasnt really disclosed yet how many books he is going to have in this series but i say keep em rolling because they have been amazing so far. 

At the moment he is trying to sell off all of the first editions of his first book so that he can make room to have some hardcover books released that match what the illustrations and cover is like for his second book.  I highly implore you that if you are a fantasy fan buy his book and read it yourself, you definatly wont be dissapointed.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on December 30, 2006, 02:45:43 PM
I have two words for everyone here:

Neil Gaiman.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Winterkid on December 30, 2006, 02:51:06 PM
To which I add MY two words. 

Plum Pudding!

This is fun, your turn again!
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Sharktopus on December 31, 2006, 06:45:04 AM
I have two words for everyone here:

Neil Gaiman.

When oh when will they make an American Gods movie so I can bitch about it not being as good as the book?
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: BathTub on December 31, 2006, 09:22:42 AM
Who is the god that no one can remember!
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: mrbasehart on December 31, 2006, 02:02:02 PM
Who is the god that no one can remember!

SHAFT!  ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Sharktopus on January 01, 2007, 01:34:40 AM
Who is the god that no one can remember!

I sacrifice a kitten to Anansi every fortnight, just in case.
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Post by: daltysmilth on January 05, 2007, 04:15:09 PM
I just thought of something that's slightly relevant to this discussion.  Has anyone ever noticed that Harry almost never gets his own money out of Gringotts in the books?  It seems like Mrs. Weasley always buys Harry's school things, but it rarely mentions how she gets the money to do so.  We're left to assume that she gets the money out of Harry's account somehow.  But how can she do that?  It's not like she can go up to the ATM, can she?  I guess Bill Weasley could do it somehow, but it seems like there would have to be some regulation that the person in whose name the account is has to be there.  So, as far as I can tell, the only explanations are that either Mrs. Weasley (with help from Charlie) are stealing the money from Harry's account, or Harry owes Mrs. Weasley several thousand galleons for school supplies.  What do you think?
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Post by: SaucyRossy on January 05, 2007, 04:22:19 PM
Dalty I remember in one of the books that Harry either A. gives her a ton of money to be used for school supplies in the future or some how his account is acessible  by her ....I just remember it  being an off the cuff comment in one of the books.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 06, 2007, 07:53:46 PM
I am failry sure that he never gave her any money and that she has no way of getting money.  but usually there is a small line about him getting money. 
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: AvestheFox on January 07, 2007, 04:51:39 PM
In the fourth book, he wins a pretty penny from the TriWizard Tournament..

though he gives it to the Wiesly twins so they could fund their Joke Shop

but yeah, one would have to wonder how Harry gets his money
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 07, 2007, 07:43:11 PM
i thought he has gone to gringotts on several occasion?  I think i almost remember there being a line in each book about it.  Not a big line just a small one.  Usually followed with how embarressed ron is or something.
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 08, 2007, 11:20:49 AM
I have two words for everyone here:

Neil Gaiman.

When oh when will they make an American Gods movie so I can bitch about it not being as good as the book?

American Gods wasn't that great of a book. It was okay for about 3/4ths of the way, but the end was a real shit-storm of underwhelming crapitude.  Talk about buildup with a fizzle out--I hope Gaiman experiences some impotence for awhile so he can understand how I felt about his book with all that buildup and an embarrassing lack of a proper climax.

I must admit that American Gods' ending is a bit lacking, but I still enjoyed the hell out of the book. I also felt like a complete boob for not guessing who Shadow's cellmate was. ::)
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Post by: BathTub on January 08, 2007, 11:22:08 AM
But who is the God that everyone forgets!! ARghhh *sob*
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 08, 2007, 11:26:25 AM
But who is the God that everyone forgets!! ARghhh *sob*

My buddy and I have discussed this. It could very likely be Morpheus, the star of a certain other Neil Gaiman work. I figure it was either a very sly reference to Sandman, or not meant to be any mythological character in particular.
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Post by: daltysmilth on January 08, 2007, 11:26:59 AM
But who is the God that everyone forgets!! ARghhh *sob*

I don't remember...
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Post by: BathTub on January 08, 2007, 11:29:29 AM
oh dear,.... ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 10, 2007, 01:46:48 PM
Back OT (relatively speaking), has anyone seen this?

Harry Potter: Fraud (http://www.slate.com/?id=2073627)

It's a pretty good article. As a teacher, I remember really bristling when Harry complains of someone giving homework that "there's Quidditch tomorrow!" as if the teacher gives a flaming rat's ass about a sport, and then I started thinking, "You know...he's just a rich jock kid."

Very interesting.



It definitely was an interesting article, to say the least.

I disagree with some of it, mainly the underlying message that Harry doesn't deserve to be the series' hero. The rebuttal argument was brought up in the article's reader responses that Harry received much more abuse than most kids, and he's still just a kid, who's been thrust into a position he, for the most part, doesn't want. It's the story of a boy destined to save the Wizard world from the most powerful evil Wizard in a thousand years. How would most kids nowadays react?

Sounds to me like the author has been hanging around Snape too long.   ;)
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Post by: daltysmilth on January 10, 2007, 03:55:01 PM
Yeah, and the author fails to point out that whenever someone starts bragging about something Harry has done, Harry is usually the first to point out that he got lucky, or he had help, or any number of other things.  And some of the stuff the guy says leads me to believe that he was not being entirely serious with the article.  Like his criticism of Hogwarts.  Of course the school is only going to teach people who have the ability to do magic.  It would be a waste of time to try to teach magic someone who didn't have magical abilities.  It would be like allowing an ostrich to enroll in medical school.  Even if they could understand the concepts, they wouldn't be able to do anything with that knowledge.  That's the best simile I could come up with, by the way, so don't give me any lip.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 10, 2007, 08:03:07 PM
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It's a pretty good article. As a teacher, I remember really bristling when Harry complains of someone giving homework that "there's Quidditch tomorrow!" as if the teacher gives a flaming rat's ass about a sport, and then I started thinking, "You know...he's just a rich jock kid."

A) theres nothing wrong with sports

B) a Teacher should care about the student regardless of wether they have opposing desires

C)  The kid should do the damned homework

D)  He isnt a jock just because he wants to win a sport instead of do homework.  Thats most kids outlook. 
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Post by: AmandaGal on January 10, 2007, 08:57:08 PM
Wow, who wants to bet either this was a poor kid, a smart geek or both and constantly got teased by the jocks? It's ok Chris!  We've all been there.  Life is better now. They don't give you wedgies anymore.  Calm down.

I don't think Harry is portrayed as the typical hero.  I think the three of them are a team and that's made obvious.  They all have expertise.  It's more a story of friendship than of Harry's exploits.  The only reason he's in the book title is because he's the prophecy maker.  Like someone else said, he generally doesn't like fame, he always says he's just lucky and he feels bad that he has more money than the Weasley family.  He's just a kid who does the right thing.

In a way, Rowling is saying exactly what this guy is saying.  You don't have to have superpowers or supersmarts to be heroic.  You can be just a normal, average Joe(l).

Wow, did I over analyze that.  I don't know any kids who don't complain of homework...or grown ups, I was just complaining yesterday because I wanted to go to downtown to a party but I have a big project due. I doubt my teacher cares but I still complain (and I did the project and stayed home).  It's natural!
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Post by: daltysmilth on January 11, 2007, 01:05:38 PM
One of the things I like about the Harry Potter books is that they go out of their way to show that he's NOT perfect.  He makes mistakes.  Sometimes big mistakes.  And at least one mistake that directly cost another person his life.  But he learns from his mistakes, at least the important ones.  And I think as a teacher, Imrahil, you can agree that sometimes the most important lessons we learn are the ones that we learn outside the classroom. 

By the way, what do you teach?
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Post by: J-Proof on January 11, 2007, 01:34:28 PM
Yeah Imrahil is pretty much spot on with this one imo.

I used to teach as well and among the many idiotic excuses kids would throw around, sports was the absolute worst. That's why most schools have GPA requirements for kids to participate in school-sponsored competitions.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 11, 2007, 10:41:53 PM
I gotta Know now.  I mean HAVE to know, what is wrong with sports.  too much curisosity.  I just cant see anything bad with them on the basic level, one i suppose could argue some bad aspects to what they have become but the base level of kids (or adults) playing a game or sport to play a game or sport, i just cant see anything negative.
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Post by: Minnesota on January 11, 2007, 10:50:28 PM
I spend about 15 hours a week watching sports, maybe more
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Post by: J-Proof on January 12, 2007, 09:39:59 AM
That still doesn't satisfy the most important question... "Is Nascar a sport???" lol

Anyway - I see your points, Imrahil, and while I agree with education coming before sports, I see nothing wrong with sports at all (at the fundamental level). Competition is a good thing because competition drives not only self-accomplishment, it also helps the economy and other various aspects of livelihood.

Is jingoistic tribalism bad? Probably. But not all sports are like that. I love going and palying golf with my dad, shooting hoops with my buddies, and going for a jog down Carlsbad Village Drive (not a sport but you get my drift).
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Post by: J-Proof on January 12, 2007, 09:56:36 AM
Agreed - It's business meets cultism in many cases.... Raider Nation for example. And at the professional level, the "sport" is taken out of the equation once teams start buying players from this area and that area.... it makes things seem less chivalrous, no? Such is the fate of my dear Los Angeles Lakers =(
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Post by: gammer on January 12, 2007, 11:14:52 AM
Do you read this post yet?
http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1516.0
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Post by: daltysmilth on January 12, 2007, 11:44:52 AM
Agreed - It's business meets cultism in many cases.... Raider Nation for example. And at the professional level, the "sport" is taken out of the equation once teams start buying players from this area and that area.... it makes things seem less chivalrous, no? Such is the fate of my dear Los Angeles Lakers =(

Anyone see the movie BASEketball?  That's basically one of the main points it makes. 
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Post by: Minnesota on January 12, 2007, 11:58:29 AM

"Anyone see the movie BASEketball? " - love that movie :)

as for nascar being a sport... not in my book, true it requires skill and is competitive but their is nothing phisical about it, without the cars it cant be "played". Thats another point although I can "play" golf or "play" softball, I can't play nascar. As for Imrahil, quit saying that sports arent important man, for the vast majority of people sports are fun and to the minority they are about competition (ie; the one percent of people that get paid to play, or the one percent of people that do it to "impress" their parents).

Also, I just realized my play logic is flawed, I also "play" poker, and that is definetly NOT a sport :)

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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 12, 2007, 01:04:21 PM

"Anyone see the movie BASEketball? " - love that movie :)

as for nascar being a sport... not in my book, true it requires skill and is competitive but their is nothing phisical about it, without the cars it cant be "played". Thats another point although I can "play" golf or "play" softball, I can't play nascar. As for Imrahil, quit saying that sports arent important man, for the vast majority of people sports are fun and to the minority they are about competition (ie; the one percent of people that get paid to play, or the one percent of people that do it to "impress" their parents).

Also, I just realized my play logic is flawed, I also "play" poker, and that is definetly NOT a sport :)



You can't "play" track & field. :P

But I know what you mean, and I agree.  In order for it to be a sport, the athlete should be doing all the work.  (A small amount of the work can be delegated to gravity depending on the sport).

By this logic, cricket-spitting is definitely a sport.  Nay, not just A sport, but THE sport - the Sport of Kings!  I demand to see more cricket-spitting news in Sports Illustrated.  If Sports Illustrated does not devote more time and space to covering cricket-spitting, I will cancel my subscription! >:(
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Post by: daltysmilth on January 12, 2007, 01:06:46 PM
My definition of a sport is that it has to involve a ball or a puck or some sort of projectile, or else it has to have been around for at least 150 years or so.  There are exceptions, of course.  I don't think anything, and I mean anything involving guns should count as a sport.  It's not a sport if when a person does things correctly, something else ends up dead.  On the other hand, I think you can consider paintball a sport.  However, like bowling or golf, it's a sport that's about 7 trillion times more fun to participate in than it is to watch.
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Post by: Minnesota on January 12, 2007, 01:20:14 PM
My definition of a sport is that it has to involve a ball or a puck or some sort of projectile, or else it has to have been around for at least 150 years or so.  There are exceptions, of course.  I don't think anything, and I mean anything involving guns should count as a sport.  It's not a sport if when a person does things correctly, something else ends up dead.  On the other hand, I think you can consider paintball a sport.  However, like bowling or golf, it's a sport that's about 7 trillion times more fun to participate in than it is to watch.
Just to be a smart ass a bullet is technicaly a ball in thus guns can be a sport ;)
In all seriousness though, hunting/fishing not sports, they take chance  into account therefore the skill is automaticaly diminished. I disagree with your singleing out of new sports, what young boy doesnt grow up with dreams of inventing the next great sport... umm well that was probably just me, but still whats to say blernsball wont come along in the next thousand years ;)
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 12, 2007, 01:41:56 PM
I think the most hilarious thing I've ever seen was a darts competition on ESPN. What made it hilarious was that the announcer was acting like he was sportscasting a football game.

"And he pulls the dart back... AND- OH MY GOSH! IT HITS THE 20 POINT FIELD!"
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Post by: J-Proof on January 12, 2007, 01:45:03 PM
shot-competitions are a sport
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 12, 2007, 02:02:57 PM
SQUAAAWK!  Red Dawn!  Red Dawn!  SQUAAAWK!
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Post by: Dirty Smelly Anteater on January 12, 2007, 03:08:42 PM
I think the most hilarious thing I've ever seen was a darts competition on ESPN. What made it hilarious was that the announcer was acting like he was sportscasting a football game.

"And he pulls the dart back... AND- OH MY GOSH! IT HITS THE 20 POINT FIELD!"

You think that's bad?

Years ago, on ESPN2, they aired Magic: The Gathering.  Magic "Cast my Ball Lightning and you take trample damage" the Gathering.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 12, 2007, 08:54:10 PM
hey that was hilarious when mtg was on espn.  I throughly enjoyed the nonesense. 

while i see room for debate here, but the "sports" with guns dont involve killing, skeet and trap shooters.  There nothing wrong with shooting a clay disc, and its insanely hard to do it consistantly or accurately.  its why its in the olympics.  Then there is that one where you ski down a mountain and shoot skeet.  I cant even remember the name but that sounds crazy hard to me. 

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I think they are almost always negative in their presentation of competition. It's not a "healthy" competition it's jingoistic tribalism.  They're overemphasized in school, kids think they matter more than jobs or schoolwork. They become an obsession for school-aged kids (and their middle-aged parents who try to live vicariously through them), they encourage aggression and fractious social interaction.  I think they should be relegated to "game" status, when they currently have the status of religion.

??  I dont know where you are at, or what its like there, but for me and my friends sports were always just something to do.  Something fun.  Did we want to win?  hell yeah, but other than that no one really cared too much.  From what i understand only about 3 or so of the guys i played football with went on to college ball, and only 2 or so people i knew on my wrestling team went on to college sports.  Most of us went on to college in general.  Either JCs, or four years. 

As to the parents living vicariously through their children, thats not a sports only issue, ive seen that happen from everything from the military to the debate team, and the arts.  Thats more of a cultural problem than a pure sports issue. 

Personally the only area of modern sports that really galls me right now is sportsmanship. Its dying or dead.  people forgot how to be gracious winners and losers.  Its part of the over emphasis our society has on self and its starting to piss me off. 
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 12, 2007, 09:44:24 PM
Speaking of Sports,

has anyone caught the Amateur Curling Championships on ESPN 8?



 ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 12, 2007, 09:49:00 PM
no but despite hating snow and snow related ailments such as cold, and despite being from southern california i think i wouldnt mind watching it. 
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 13, 2007, 12:42:28 AM
Speaking of Sports,

has anyone caught the Amateur Curling Championships on ESPN 8?

No, but I Tivo every second.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: AmandaGal on January 13, 2007, 09:12:46 AM
The kids I know have so many things going on (sports, jobs, volunteering, school work) that none of them are super competitive.  They enjoy playing football (this is the south) but it's not life for them.  They have a lot of fun playing football.  It gets them off their butts for a bit and moving around.

I'm sure some kids do see it as life but I imagine it's mostly those kid's parents pushing them into thinking that way because they always dreamed about being a jock or a cheerleader or whatever.  Most of the kids don't really base their lives around it.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 13, 2007, 01:57:12 PM
Sports is like anything else in life. It's not evil on its own, but can be if you take it too seriously/too far. :^)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Sharktopus on January 13, 2007, 03:58:27 PM
Sports is like anything else in life. It's not evil on its own, but can be if you take it too seriously/too far. :^)

Well, regardless...it's bullshit for a kid to try to use sports (ones several days off, no less) as some kind of excuse for not doing homework.

Think back to your youth - kids will use anything as an excuse not to do homework.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 13, 2007, 08:45:09 PM
im sorry mr imrahil but you sound very bitter about sports.  Do you think anything might have biased your opinion.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 13, 2007, 08:47:13 PM
im sorry mr imrahil but you sound very bitter about sports.  Do you think anything might have biased your opinion.

I imagine thousands of kids trying to skive off of homework and citing sports as the reason!  ;D
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 14, 2007, 06:41:44 PM
im sorry mr imrahil but you sound very bitter about sports.  Do you think anything might have biased your opinion.

I imagine thousands of kids trying to skive off of homework and citing sports as the reason!  ;D

I'm curious about this word "skive." Crazy foreigners and your wacky lingo...
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2007, 08:10:44 PM
I'm curious about this word "skive." Crazy foreigners and your wacky lingo...

I refer you to:  http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/s.htm (http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/s.htm)

Skive :
Noun. An evasion of one's tasks, a period of shirking.
Verb. To evade doing one's work or duties, to truant. E.g."Every Friday afternoon you can guarantee he'll be skiving and getting drunk down the pub."
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 14, 2007, 08:43:24 PM
yeah ive been wondering about skive ever since reading the harry potter books.  Skiving, snogging, and git all made me go, hmm guess i got to be british to understand.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Sharktopus on January 15, 2007, 06:05:09 AM
yeah ive been wondering about skive ever since reading the harry potter books.  Skiving, snogging, and git all made me go, hmm guess i got to be british to understand.

Most British slang is easy enough to figure out in context, but I can't say I'd ever heard skive before. Does it rhyme with drive, or sleeve? Because in America we have "skeevy," which could possibly be related. I'm an etymology nerd.
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Post by: BathTub on January 15, 2007, 06:06:08 AM
drive
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Minnesota on January 15, 2007, 07:25:07 AM
im sorry mr imrahil but you sound very bitter about sports.  Do you think anything might have biased your opinion.

Yeah, I'm a smart kid who did his homework, and didn't like it when dumb kids in sports didn't have to.

again with the bitterness ;)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 16, 2007, 08:38:33 AM
yeah serious, our valevictorian was major smarts, all AP classes and aced those, put TONS of work into,  was a really really nice guy.   But he was also an amazingly good wrestler, and put lots of work into that too.  He was our starting defensive end on the football team, so he would have could have been considered the stereo typical jock if wasnt for his intelligence, studiness and all that.  To top off his crazy abilities he was also school (class?) president.  So sports dont nessicarily = stupidity, i would know i did em :) 

by the by this guy went on the air force acedemy so thats pretty cool, i always wondered what happened to him.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 16, 2007, 09:01:29 AM
yeah serious, our valevictorian was major smarts, all AP classes and aced those, put TONS of work into...


Totally. Like Britney Spears in Crossroads, right?

 ;)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Tarantulas on January 16, 2007, 10:05:33 AM
"Harry Potter and the book where they realized that only adults are reading these anymore and put in a sex scene"
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on January 16, 2007, 11:47:32 AM
im sorry mr imrahil but you sound very bitter about sports.  Do you think anything might have biased your opinion.

Yeah, I'm a smart kid who did his homework, and didn't like it when dumb kids in sports didn't have to.

again with the bitterness ;)

Is this something that I shouldn't be bitter about?

I don't think it's helful to be bitter that they weren't good at something that you were good at.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 16, 2007, 12:04:49 PM
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Totally. Like Britney Spears in Crossroads, right?

only this guy was polite and fun to be around lol.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Rufus T on January 19, 2007, 07:51:31 AM
 "Harry Potter and My Dinner With Andre". Now that's a sweet title. ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 19, 2007, 08:20:18 AM
Harry potter and the naked horny amazon women of gorgeous island. 

Now THATS a title.  :)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Rufus T on January 19, 2007, 08:23:20 AM
Harry potter and the naked horny amazon women of gorgeous island. 

Now THATS a title.  :)

 Touche.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: BathTub on January 19, 2007, 09:05:33 AM
Harry potter and the naked horny amazon women of gorgeous island. 

Now THATS a title.  :)

 Touch.

Corrected.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 19, 2007, 09:14:08 AM
Harry potter and the naked horny amazon women of gorgeous island. 

Now THATS a title.  :)

 Touche.

Hee hee.  "Touche" sounds like "tooshie." :P
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 19, 2007, 10:31:27 AM
quite appropriate for the title. :)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 08:15:47 AM
It's official:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on Friday, July 27, 2007!!!

I can't wait!


http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/news_view.cfm?id=97
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 08:25:39 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Variety of Cells on February 01, 2007, 09:29:08 AM
Harry potter and the naked horny amazon women of gorgeous island. 

Now THATS a title.  :)

You're close.  Just change the word 'women' to 'horse' and you've got it.  Apparently the actor who plays Harry Potter is staring in a production of Equus.  And there will be plenty naked; horny; and horse to go around, in a multitude of combinations. 

(http://www.queerty.com/queer/cliffechestH.jpg)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 09:40:54 AM
that is quite the disturbing pic, and what the hell is equus?
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Variety of Cells on February 01, 2007, 09:46:51 AM
that is quite the disturbing pic, and what the hell is equus?

It's a play about a slightly disturbed young person who loves horses and his dealings with a psychiatrist. 

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I actually find it to be quite good.  Maybe a little disturbing, but it has a powerful message and some interesting characters.  I saw the movie version on one crazy night with some friends where we were flipping back and forth between Equus and Leprechaun in the Hood.  But it interested me enough to buy the script for the play.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 09:51:19 AM
which version?  the 1977 one says it about a guy who investigates six savage horse blindings that were all done with a railway spike.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Variety of Cells on February 01, 2007, 10:02:58 AM
which version?  the 1977 one says it about a guy who investigates six savage horse blindings that were all done with a railway spike.

Yeah, that's part of it I think.  Like I said, it's a little strange.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 10:18:41 AM
too much for me
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 10:52:14 AM
Ick.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 10:55:15 AM
ok so uh back on topic,  horcruxes anyone?  Any speculations on what the remaining ones are?  Oh as to the whole dumbledore thing
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 10:58:07 AM
ok so uh back on topic,  horcruxi anyone?  Any speculations on what the remaining ones are?  Oh as to the whole dumbledore thing
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Ooh, that's a great theory! I had never thought of that. I've given up trying to figure out what the remaining Horcruxes might be. I'd rather just read and let Jo work her magic. I suck at riddles anyway.
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 11:03:51 AM
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 11:08:03 AM
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I've basically said the same thing to him. My Dad's argument to that is
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 11:09:34 AM
LOL its all good, I think it would be sad if
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on February 01, 2007, 11:27:13 AM
Does it really count as a spoiler if it's just speculation?  I guess I'll put a spoiler button on this anyway. 
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That's what I think.  What do you all think?
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 12:23:49 PM
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 12:25:51 PM
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For those who don't want to read the spoilers this must look like a weird post.   ;)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on February 01, 2007, 12:58:25 PM
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For those who don't want to read the spoilers this must look like a weird post.   ;)

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 01:36:01 PM
It's official:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on Friday, July 27, 2007!!!

I can't wait!


http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/news_view.cfm?id=97


UPDATE: I misread the release date. It is actually being released at midnight on July 21.

My bad. Back to your lives, citizens.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 01:40:50 PM
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 01, 2007, 01:43:11 PM
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For those who don't want to read the spoilers this must look like a weird post.   ;)

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 01, 2007, 01:45:11 PM
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on February 01, 2007, 01:54:08 PM
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For those who don't want to read the spoilers this must look like a weird post.   ;)

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Pak-Man on February 01, 2007, 01:59:20 PM
Those of us who read the spoilers, but not Harry Potter think this thread is strange too! :^) Carry on.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 03, 2007, 11:00:06 AM
heres a good list of things to ponder till the book comes out

http://www.accio-quote.org/themes/book7.htm

Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 03, 2007, 11:59:49 AM
I found on another forum (that i am not a member of) something that helps me think that harry is not....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: mrbakasan on February 03, 2007, 05:41:50 PM
I found on another forum (that i am not a member of) something that helps me think that harry is not....

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Any thoughts?

Spoiler
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Sorry I don't know how to do that whole "Spoiler (click to show/hide)" thing.  EDIT:  Thanks Sarcasm I think I've got it now.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 03, 2007, 06:02:58 PM
its the little button next to the quote button when making a reply  the black and yellow circle.

yeah she made mention that the bolts shape is very important. 
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 03, 2007, 10:37:57 PM
I found on another forum (that i am not a member of) something that helps me think that harry is not....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Any thoughts?

Sure, that's a good theory, but my take on it is
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 04, 2007, 03:12:16 PM
Very good points.  Which is good i didnt like that theory anyways.  It is fun to ponder whats going on in the books.  I need to reread all 6 before the new one comes out.  GOD i love these books for some reason
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on February 05, 2007, 01:06:10 PM
I found on another forum (that i am not a member of) something that helps me think that harry is not....

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Any thoughts?

Sure, that's a good theory, but my take on it is
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If I remember correctly,
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 05, 2007, 01:10:29 PM
I found on another forum (that i am not a member of) something that helps me think that harry is not....

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Any thoughts?

Sure, that's a good theory, but my take on it is
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If I remember correctly,
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You are correct sir, yes.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 05, 2007, 01:11:57 PM
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If I remember correctly,
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you do have to kill someone to create a horcrux, do you not?

You are correct sir, yes.

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on February 05, 2007, 01:15:25 PM
Well, he'd killed two people that night. 
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   ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: AmandaGal on February 05, 2007, 06:13:51 PM
I think Neville has a very important connection here too.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 05, 2007, 06:15:31 PM
JR made mention that harrys eyes (they look like his moms) is going to be very important in the next book
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 05, 2007, 06:31:04 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have 172 days to speculate.

And I know we're gonna use every single one of those days  ;)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on February 05, 2007, 06:37:08 PM
i know i will
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Justin on March 28, 2007, 11:06:10 AM
(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2007/03/28/PH2007032801452.jpg)

Nerds. *emoticon indicating playful jibe*
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 28, 2007, 11:55:07 AM
I've never been impressed with any of the Scholastic Potter covers.

The adult-oriented Bloomsbury covers are much better.

Case in point:

(http://www.bloomsbury.com/media/hp7adult_low_140w.jpg)
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: daltysmilth on March 28, 2007, 12:00:31 PM
(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2007/03/28/PH2007032801452.jpg)

Maybe this cover is meant to symbolize Scholastic's fascist editorial policy, conveying the idea that they won't be satisfied until they remove one of the "T's" from "Harry Potter".
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Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on March 28, 2007, 03:37:47 PM
I dunno. I liked the old covers, back when they were-jam packed with little clues and tiny images forshadowing the events of the book, so as you read it you would turn back to the cover and go "Oh, there's a dementor! And that's the grim!" etc. I think the illustrator just got lazy. Wow. Harry and Dumbledor standing over a bowl of green stuff. I mean, it's all very well done, but unravelling the cryptic significance of the cover art was part of the experience for me.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 29, 2007, 07:45:13 AM
Signs point to yes.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: dignan on March 29, 2007, 09:29:18 AM
(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2007/03/28/PH2007032801452.jpg)

Nerds. *emoticon indicating playful jibe*

Friends, Romans, countrymen, I come to bury Dumbledore, not to praise him.


Have you seen the full cover for this, with Voldemort standing there off to the side?  YOU'RE FACING THE WRONG WAY, HARRY.  HE'S BEHIND YOU.  BEHIND YOU, HARRY.
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 29, 2007, 01:15:01 PM
It's a Potter/Voldemort cage match!!!

THERE WILL BE BLOOD!!!


 >:D
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 29, 2007, 09:42:49 PM
id pay to see it
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: dignan on March 30, 2007, 07:49:45 AM
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: Justin on March 30, 2007, 07:53:16 AM
I want Tong Po.  GIVE ME TONG PO!!!
Title: Re: Harry Potter Book 7 Title
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 31, 2007, 07:23:47 PM
well as long as we have got some odd harry potter mixes what other things would it be funny to see harry do?