Yet More Pottermania

YET MORE POTTERMANIA....As part of my continuing quest to annoy people who are appalled at any sign of frivolity while George W. Bush is turning our country into Amerika, how about a Harry Potter post? As a personal favor, it would be nice to keep the complaints that J.K. Rowling is but a pale shadow of William Shakespeare to a bare minimum here, but I know that that lots of you can't restrain yourselves on this score. So how about if the rest of us just ignore the cluck-cluckers this time?

The rest is below the fold. It contains spoilers, as will the comments, so don't click if you don't want to know what happens.