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It's Harry Potter Day!!!

July 15, 2009

Finally, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released today. After waiting for months under the guise of the writer's strike, we finally get to see the adaptation of my favorite book in the series. Ka-loo, ka-lay!!!

However, apparently, our good friend Vincent Crabbe won't be at the theatre tonight. In case you hadn't heard (and the story can be found here), the actor who plays Crabbe--one James Waylett--got pulled over in April. When the police looked in his car, they found eight bags of marijuana. Apparently, later, when the police went to his mom's house, they found "nearly ten" marijuana plants...so, I'm guessing nine. Tsk tsk...fifty points from Slytherin and a detention to be served with Groundskeeper Argus Filch.

Of course, Waylett is best known for his role in the Potter films where he portrays Malfoy's bully bodyguard, Crabbe, half of the infamous pair of Crabbe and Goyle. Apparently, the sorting hat made a grave mistake while assigning Crabbe to House Slytherin, despite his parents being Death Eaters. Clearly, Crabbe should have been placed in Hufflepuff.

At least he easily passed his N.E.W.T. for herbology.

Professor Sprout could not be reached for comment.



Oh, and--Jesus H!--did Ginny get hot.

20 comments:

Sass said...

I saw Ginny Weasley on TV this morning, and I thought..."Man, she got hot."

Weird.

Apparently you and I are sharing a brain today. I'm scared.

Scope said...

Actually, I think he should have been in Huffle-puff-puff-pass.

Jidai said...

No wonder all those kids think a hat can talk and make intelligent decisions.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

My daughter went to the midnight showing last night, so I am awaiting sleeping beauty's review. Only fifty points from Slytherin? Tsk, tsk. One hundred fifty at least. I doubt he was willing to share.

Jules said...

I heard that they didn't follow the book very well though.... this is upsetting me. But none of my friends have told me anything yet....

otherworldlyone said...

It's always the fat ones.

Oh, I can't wait to see the movie! It opened up at midnight last night, but there was no way in hell I was getting out in all that costume weirdness. I love the books and the movie and all, but I'm not putting on an effing cape and waving around a rubber wand. Weirdos.

I'll wait until this weekend. Maybe it'll have died down a little.

erin said...

That HufflePuff joke has been sloshing around in my head all week! Nobody to tell it to though, cause all the adults around here don't read those garsh darn kids books. har har.

Chemgeek said...

I never made it past the third book. In my opinion (and I realize I am treading on sacred ground here), they were the same book with the same plot: Someone (the same guy who is always destroyed "for good" but never actually is) is out to get Harry Potter, and Harry is unable to save himself and ends up relying on others to help him even though he's supposed to be the greatest wizard ever because of the scar on his head. Why can't Harry get out of these situations using his great power instead of relying on Hermione or a Phoenix.

I just don't get it, but what I do get is that Ginny Weasley is indeed hot. It was worth the wait unlike the Olsen twins that turned out to be a great disappointment when they finally turned 18.

red said...

Emma Watson got hotter.

Poor Crabbe. Maybe it wasn't him...maybe someone drank polyjuice and was pretending to be him!

And it's "Callooh! Callay!" If you're gonna use nonsense words, at least spell them properly. Geez!

dg said...

Am laughing so hard my side hurts! Hufflepuff indeed. I always thought Crabbe looked a little dazed and confused.

Cora said...

Crabbe was just holding it for Malfoy.

Nej said...

Sis got tickets, and I was going to go along...but it didn't work out. her review of the waiting in line was pretty entertaining though. Bummed I missed out on the action. :-)

Fancy Schmancy said...

Fifty points, that's it? Ha-ha at Scope. Great post! You know what's sad? Someone, somewhere is going to read this and be like, WTF?

Eric said...

Ginny has a great, uh, jawline.
Seriously, cute.

LiLu said...

Ha! We watched The Phoenix last night in preparation, and B was all, "Ginny better get a LOT hotter in the next movie."

Win for her...

mike said...

I would like to think that the police could count to 10 (or 9), or else let the guy go. I also imagine it would take "nearly 10" pot plants for me to sit through a Harry Potter movie.

(which is fine.)

Kvatch said...

She's 18, I checked, making me slightly less of a creep...

But only *VERY* slightly! ;-)

Mr. Condescending said...

Its a strange feeling when you want to feel cool about not ever seeing harry potter or lord of the rings, but then I start feeling like a loser because I haven't.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

@ Sass: As you should be. As you should be...

@ Scope: Yeah, I thought of that, but then I went for just the name of the House, since it did have "huff" and "puff" in it.

@ Jidai: I just chalked it up to being ignorant, since they also think Potions is evil.

@ Happy Hour: I figure if defeating Quirrel was only worth fifty points for Gryffindor, then getting pinched with some marijuana in the trunk couldn't be any worse than fifty.

@ Jules: Didn't tell you anything, huh? Well, get this: I hear Dumbledor dies.

@ OtherWorldlyOne: We're waiting until the magical fairies living in the crawl space clean our house so that we can have the babysitter over to watch the kids. What? There's no magical fairies in the crawlspace? Curses. I guess we'll have to clean it.

@ Erin: Feel free to release your geeky fantasy-book inspired humor here at any time.

@ Chemgeek: Harry's a bitch. It's the supporting cast that I liked the most.

@ red: I was going for the Mr. Burns hesitation between the syllables, which is why I worked the hyphens in there. And, as for Emma Watson...not a redhead.

@ dg: So wait. Are you saying that every year Crabbe gets older but the first years stay the same age?

@ Cora: Well, that would be in character, wouldn't it!

@ Nej: After having snuck into the release party for book seven at my wife's store, I have to say, people had some pretty cool costumes. The freaks.

@ Fancy; I know. And since I posted this, I've seen the herbology joke pop up in a couple of places. I'm sure I'm not the first, but still...I'll stake any claim I can to the joke.

@ Eric: Yes...jawline...*shifty-eyed*

@ Lilu: Win for B too...

@ Mike: I'd like to think they can count to ten, too. I was just confused by the report of "nearly ten". Was one stunted? I dunno.

@ Kvatch: And here I thought no one was reading the hovertext.

Thanks for dropping by.

@ Mr. C: It's okay. I'm not here to judge. Loser. I lied. I'm totally judging.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

Guess Waylett got the munchies as well. He grew in a few of the movies.