July 31, 2017

JK Rowling Tweet About Trump Refusing to Shake Hand of Little Boy Gets 76,000 Retweets; Boy's Mother Asks Her to Correct Lie; JK Rowling Refuses
— Ace

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.' - Maya Angelou https://t.co/Op6HUrRo80
J.K. Rowling

Note that the tweet she includes is about Trump allegedly snubbing this boy, but it's no longer available -- apparently the original writer has delected it. Because it's a lie and all.

But JK Rowling keeps on keeping on.

How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy who only wanted to touch the President.
J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

Neither the boy's mother, nor journalists tweeting to JK Rowling to take down her lie, can get her to budge on it.


The Federalist has a good article on the left's bizarre elevation of this Young Adult writer (who can apparently only write one book) to leader of the Adult Babies.

Update: Now that Politifact has rated JK Rowling's tweet as pants-on-fire #FakeNews, she's finally deleted them.

Originally I included links to her tweets but now I just have up the text she included in them, as she's finally deleted them.

Posted by: Ace at 01:15 PM | Comments (353)
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1 And then there was ONE.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b])[/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at July 31, 2017 01:04 PM (Ckg4U)

2 What a bitch

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 01:05 PM (hZ+us)

3 160k retweets at time of deletion.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 31, 2017 01:06 PM (3Vlkn)

4 She certainly has let fame and fortune elevate her sense of self-importance.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 01:06 PM (a0IVu)

5 I'm sure an apology will be forth coming...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 01:07 PM (O2RFr)

6 I gave up on her when she decided to make people in the Harry Potter books homos.  Money went to her head.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:08 PM (mpXpK)

7 You must not tell lies, J. K.

Posted by: T at July 31, 2017 01:08 PM (Vgw1E)

8 I've read before that she sat around and collected welfare while she was writing those fairy tales. Now she's a billionaire just because as happenstance would have it, infancy bled into adulthood.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 01:08 PM (nILVB)

9 and besides that, what business of hers is PDT?  She needs to stick to her socialist pissant has been country.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:09 PM (mpXpK)

10 Apparently the Berenstain Bears have been edged out as the intellectual voice of the Democratic Party.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:09 PM (LAe3v)

11 Because isn't the Lie so much more interesting than the truth, in this case, especially if you're Deranged by Donald Trump's existence?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 01:09 PM (/MtvT)

12 Rawling? Didn't she pitch for the Brewers?

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:09 PM (hLhtd)

13 When someone shows you who they are, believe them.' - Maya Angelou https://t.co/Op6HUrRo80 J.K. Rowling Ha. I guess she showed us.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 01:09 PM (hZ+us)

14 Nevermind, muggles.

Posted by: J.K.K.K. Rowling at July 31, 2017 01:09 PM (Mouru)

15 Harry Potter started out as fun engaging books and ended quite dark.... a window into her soul?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 01:10 PM (O2RFr)

16 She should get fitted for her burqa now.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 01:10 PM (nILVB)

17 I remember when the left took their marching orders from the likes of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:10 PM (hLhtd)

18 Top 30.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 01:10 PM (fWq7U)

19 J.K. B.S. Rowling.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at July 31, 2017 01:11 PM (rwqWc)

20 How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy It's like the Holocaust all over again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 01:11 PM (Mouru)

21 Well, she did just wake up after a long night of valu-rite and 'immigrant' sex.

Posted by: Sphynx at July 31, 2017 01:11 PM (OZmbA)

22 If I had a time machine I would go back And kill Harry potter in his crib. What a bitch...

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 01:11 PM (zZWkn)

23 Retractus tweetus deleteitmundo

Posted by: goodluckduck at July 31, 2017 01:11 PM (yqvys)

24 17 I remember when the left took their marching orders from the likes of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. Posted by: garrett

Especially their seminal work on redistribution, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Here's Your Nine Grams".

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:12 PM (LAe3v)

25 Being on the Left means never having to say that your sorry Dennis Prager

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 01:12 PM (pPKG5)

26 Who's bitch is this?

Posted by: Strobe at July 31, 2017 01:12 PM (gbWkA)

27 >>How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy If he shakes his hand, that's one less hand he has to punch him in the dick - you stupid bint.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:12 PM (hLhtd)

28 10 Apparently the Berenstain Bears have been edged out as the intellectual voice of the Democratic Party. Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 06:09 PM (LAe3v) But what about Berenstein Bears?

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2017 01:12 PM (z/Ubi)

29 The other thing that I hated about her is when I bought those Potter books in Kindle through Amazon, instead of the order coming from Amazon it came from over-priced Pottermore.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:12 PM (mpXpK)

30 J.K. Trolling.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (mbhDw)

31 It's not the validity of the charge, it's the seriousness of the offense. The Left

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (EgwCt)

32 F*ck Rowling. I'm calling the shots in this movement.

Posted by: Goofus at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (Mouru)

33 Reason #7,389 why the nation once known as "Great" can FOAD. And yes, the only reason the whole Harry Potter thing took of was because US buyers went "ohhhhhh, british"

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (MINbv)

34 Especially their seminal work on redistribution, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Here's Your Nine Grams".

Followed by the ever popular "Hop on the Running Dog Capitalist".

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (LAe3v)

35 Grace Potter > Harry Potter

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (hLhtd)

36 The Left Doesn't Believe A Word They Say, Anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 01:13 PM (/MtvT)

37 I hope DJT is president for the next ten years.

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (53MZt)

38 If she had a currency, it would be BINTCOIN!!!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (10LGw)

39 Novella: Is Voldemort a Trumpster? by JK Rowling.

Posted by: 13times at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (WHVu+)

40 Print is dead. And JK Rowling is a dumb ass.

Posted by: Egon Spengler at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (gbWkA)

41 When you're part of the leftist revolution lying becomes a way of life.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (mcI77)

42 I read that members of Trump's cabinet are apparently having Bible studies at the WH. Wonder if that helped set her off, her books being all witchy and wizardy.

Posted by: Jmel at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (OeWgo)

43 38 If she had a currency, it would be BINTCOIN!!! Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 31, 2017 06:14 PM (10LGw) Bitchcoin

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (0mRoj)

44 I've never read the Harry Potter books, nor have I watched the movies. While they are free to say anything they like I'm also free to not purchase their products.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (Ri/rl)

45 38 If she had a currency, it would be BINTCOIN!!!

No doubt clothed in purest Samite.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:14 PM (LAe3v)

46 Rowling sure was a one idea "wonder" wasn't she?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 01:15 PM (O2RFr)

47 When they're cutting off her naughty bits and/or her head, maybe then she'll reconsider. Probably not.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:15 PM (mbhDw)

48 Well, it's no secret that she is an out and proud socialist. Just like most billionaires....

Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 31, 2017 01:15 PM (kufk0)

49 ButI notice another Rita Panahi link from Ace

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 01:15 PM (pPKG5)

50 To think our civilization has made a billionaire out of this piss-poor writer of clumsy, drasty junk.

Posted by: RKae at July 31, 2017 01:15 PM (CyjOk)

51 46 Rowling sure was a one idea "wonder" wasn't she? Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 06:15 PM (O2RFr) Well, to be fair, so were Harold Robbins and Neil Simon. But at least they changed characters and settings.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:15 PM (mbhDw)

52 The shitlibs are big fans of Harry Potter. They're always referencing it as you probably have seen or heard. They sound like idiots but it's probably because it was the only book they ever read with a heroic arc. They sure as shit weren't raised with Greek and Roman mythology like I was.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (4ErVI)

53 Too bad even the Federalist pushes articles referencing Harry Potter. The other day there was a "Why Trump belongs in Griffindorf," article. As fucking dumb as Palin Steele's "Obama is Captain America" idiocy.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (z/Ubi)

54 -
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28 10 Apparently the Berenstain Bears have been edged out as the intellectual voice of the Democratic Party.
Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 06:09 PM (LAe3v)



But what about Berenstein Bears? Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2017 06:12 PM
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I always thought it was the Berenstain Badgers.

Posted by: irright at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (85f6P)

55 I hate leftists. I hate British leftists most of all.

Posted by: Strobe at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (gbWkA)

56 33  And yes, the only reason the whole Harry Potter thing took of was because US buyers went "ohhhhhh, british"

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 06:13 PM (MINbv)


Actually they were initially entertaining books and something "new".  That changed towards the end though.  And even after the series was finished she had to come back with BS about the characters.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (mpXpK)

57 Quincy Jones > Grace Jones > Grace Potter > Harry Potter

Posted by: Adriane the Math Word Problem Critic ... at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (AoK0a)

58 A charge so serious even innocense should not be considered as a defense. Alan Dershowitz, sarcastically.

Posted by: GOULD [/I] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (Ou4hi)

59 >>They sure as shit weren't raised with Greek and Roman mythology like I was. *High Five*

Posted by: Poseidon at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (hLhtd)

60 Honestly, this is the age of technology. Does Rowling really think that because she deleted something it's not still available? It ain't white out chicky.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (VB0hh)

61 Low-class Tolkien wannabe.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (XoldI)

62 When you're part of the leftist revolution lying becomes a way of life. Posted by: Under Fire ---- ...a necessity.

Posted by: RKae at July 31, 2017 01:16 PM (CyjOk)

63 42 I read that members of Trump's cabinet are apparently having Bible studies at the WH. Wonder if that helped set her off, her books being all witchy and wizardy. Posted by: Jmel at July 31, 2017 06:14 PM (OeWgo) I'm surprised the left hasn't gone into complete meltdown over this. Perhaps it's too early.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 01:17 PM (mcI77)

64 >>I always thought it was the Berenstain Badgers. They're both a type of Weasel.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:17 PM (hLhtd)

65 They sure as shit weren't raised with Greek and Roman mythology like I was. Sidwell. *fistbump*

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at July 31, 2017 01:17 PM (Mouru)

66 Ah, I've thrown the Cloak of Invisibility over my Tweets so the fools can't use them against me!

Posted by: JK Rowling at July 31, 2017 01:17 PM (JO9+V)

67 Low-class Tolkien wannabe. Posted by: davidt --- She makes R.L. Stein look like a regular Voltaire.

Posted by: RKae at July 31, 2017 01:17 PM (CyjOk)

68 Rowling seems to have backed off but could be wrong as Twitter confuses the crap out of me. But click on that Twitter feed

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (pPKG5)

69 57 Quincy Jones > Grace Jones > Grace Potter > Harry Potter Posted by: Adriane the Math Word Problem Critic ... at July 31, 2017 06:16 PM (AoK0a) ....>Sherman Potter >Mr. Potter >Potter's Field....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (mbhDw)

70 clothed in purest Samite." Hell of a way to establish a government

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (MINbv)

71 Actually they were initially entertaining books and something "new". That changed towards the end though.

Agreed.  As she approached the end, the books increasingly resembled doorstops.  I call it the Tom Clancy phenomenon.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (LAe3v)

72

 

She didn't delete her tweets they're hidden under her invisibiltiy cloak

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (lKyWE)

73 67 She makes R.L. Stein look like a regular Voltaire. Posted by: RKae at July 31, 2017 06:17 PM (CyjOk) Voltaire Perkins.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (mbhDw)

74 A fake tweet goes round the world 76K times

before the retweet correction gets its pants on,
and never makes it out of bed anyway

Posted by: illiniwek at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (b+0FS)

75 anyone over 12 yrs old who read a Rowling book or saw one of those tedious films is a fag and their shit's all retarded.

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (53MZt)

76 2 I read that members of Trump's cabinet are apparently having Bible studies at the WH. Wonder if that helped set her off, her books being all witchy and wizardy. Posted by: Jmel at July 31, 2017 06:14 PM (OeWgo) I'm surprised the left hasn't gone into complete meltdown over this. Perhaps it's too early. Posted by: Under Fire ---- Of course, they never have a problem with spiritually silly first ladies who have seances.

Posted by: RKae at July 31, 2017 01:18 PM (CyjOk)

77 70 clothed in purest Samite." Hell of a way to establish a government Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 06:18 PM (MINbv) Unless you're an anti-Samite.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:19 PM (mbhDw)

78 Anyone up for a game of quiddick?

Posted by: Douchebags Everywhere at July 31, 2017 01:19 PM (Mouru)

79 Accurate or not, why should I care what some limey has to say about the president? We fought a revolution to be done with that miserable island's opinions about our governance.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 31, 2017 01:19 PM (34alA)

80 Harry Potter series has some redeeming qualities.  There is good and evil, cowardly government officials who don't face up to dangers, and news reporters who twist the stories they write.

Posted by: goodluckduck at July 31, 2017 01:19 PM (yqvys)

81 >>anyone over 12 yrs old who read a Rowling book or saw one of those tedious films is a fag and their shit's all retarded. This.

Posted by: Phillip Pullman at July 31, 2017 01:19 PM (hLhtd)

82 72 She didn't delete her tweets they're hidden under her invisibiltiy cloak Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 06:18 PM (lKyWE) I read that as "invisible cloaca."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:20 PM (mbhDw)

83 Unless you're an anti-Samite." Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:20 PM (MINbv)

84 If the Left spend half the energy and time trying to better America instead of going after PDT, we might have a governable Country...but NOOOOOOO Fuck the left.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 01:20 PM (5y11N)

85 OT before too many people get worked up about 116-year-old voter registrations (sidebar): As a former precinct chairman in Texas I saw many of these. Texas added the DOB field after many people had registered without it. If the voter never supplied his DOB later, the field defaulted to 1/1/1900. That's how you get people 116 years old voting in mass numbers. I would think that people researching voter fraud would ask questions so they don't look like amateurs in their press release.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at July 31, 2017 01:20 PM (Zlj5B)

86 Unless you're an anti-Samite. Posted by: J.J. Sefton
Ba-dum-bump  **cymbal*

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:20 PM (LAe3v)

87 I never could get that Samsonite luggage open.

Posted by: Gorilla Pundit at July 31, 2017 01:20 PM (XoldI)

88 >>I call it the Tom Clancy phenomenon. Better than the Stephen King phenomenon. He starts off a book well and then he just gets to a point and says "Eh, fuck it, The End".

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 01:21 PM (/tuJf)

89 84 If the Left spend half the energy and time trying to better America instead of going after PDT, we might have a governable Country...but NOOOOOOO Fuck the left. Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 06:20 PM (5y11N) They don't want to "better" America. They want to punish it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:21 PM (mbhDw)

90 I at least know who she is - wealthy writer of stupid kids' books.  For an increasing portion of pop culture figures who are highlighted for their ignorance, racism, idiocy, and poor manners as exhibited mostly in their political excretions, I literally don't know who they are.  The fruits of years of separation from the crap that dominates pop culture.

She sounds pretty stupid.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 01:21 PM (QDnY+)

91 I'm honestly amazed all these oh so cynically cool lefties read this silly bitch's child fantasies, let alone use them as some sort of political life guidance. By all means, let's listen to what the guy who does "Pete the Cat" has to say about the use of American military power in the Middle East and make that our foreign policy.

Posted by: UGAdawg at July 31, 2017 01:21 PM (HL3BI)

92 I think Obama is a horrible person, but I don't think even he would purposefully reject a handshake or hug from a disabled child. How Rowling got there- especially with all facts to the contrary- is a frightening glimpse into her delusional mind.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 01:21 PM (hZ+us)

93 Quincy Jones > Grace Jones > Grace Potter > Harry Potter
Posted by: Adriane the Math Word Problem Critic ... at July 31, 2017 06:16 PM (AoK0a)


....>Sherman Potter >Mr. Potter >Potter's Field....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 06:18 PM (mbhDw)


>Potter's Field > Sally Field > Mustang Sally . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 31, 2017 01:21 PM (JO9+V)

94 JK who?...... Never heard of the broad.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 31, 2017 01:22 PM (5VlCp)

95 The Federalist article takes a few backhanded swipes at Trump. I'm tired of the Trump bashing - both the blatant and the surreptitious.. I LIKE him. I would like to hear him praised publicly for all the actual good he is accomplishing for our country.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 31, 2017 01:22 PM (oQQwD)

96 92 I think Obama is a horrible person, but I don't think even he would purposefully reject a handshake or hug from a disabled child. How Rowling got there- especially with all facts to the contrary- is a frightening glimpse into her delusional mind. Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 06:21 PM (hZ+us) Magical thinking.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:22 PM (mbhDw)

97 17 I remember when the left took their marching orders from the likes of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 06:10 PM (hLhtd) Even Dr. Seuss wasn't one of them. Note the pro-life message in "Horton Hears a Who" and the anti-socialist theme of "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose."

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at July 31, 2017 01:22 PM (Zlj5B)

98 I looked up her photo. I'd hit it.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 01:23 PM (mcI77)

99 Accurate or not, why should I care what some limey has to say about the president? We fought a revolution to be done with that miserable island's opinions about our governance. Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at July 31, 2017 06:19 PM (34alA) Nothing to add. I just think it would look nicer in BOLD print.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 31, 2017 01:23 PM (EgwCt)

100 95 Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 31, 2017 06:22 PM (oQQwD) I have issues with The Federalist. They're about 50% passive-aggressive vis a vis PDT. Some good articles now and then, but in the main they are turning into another version of Tepid Flatus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:23 PM (mbhDw)

101 >> I looked up her photo. I'd hit it. She's no Nigella Lawson.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:23 PM (hLhtd)

102 Michael Rittenhouse- as a precinct chair, could you say you had impact in your precinct? Also , how large was your precinct?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 01:24 PM (VB0hh)

103 From J. K. Rowling's Twitter to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly. These tweets will remain, but I will delete the previous ones on the subject. /4x Followers are tripping over themselves congratulating her for admitting she made a mistake and DT never has.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 01:24 PM (pPKG5)

104 98 I looked up her photo. I'd hit it. Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 06:23 PM (mcI77) Just for the bank account, a la John Kerry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:24 PM (mbhDw)

105 OT before too many people get worked up about 116-year-old voter registrations (sidebar):

As a former precinct chairman in Texas I saw many of these. Texas added the DOB field after many people had registered without it. If the voter never supplied his DOB later, the field defaulted to 1/1/1900.

That's how you get people 116 years old voting in mass numbers.

I would think that people researching voter fraud would ask questions so they don't look like amateurs in their press release.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at July 31, 2017 06:20 PM (Zlj5B)



This is what happens when you forget to attach the cover sheets to your TPS reports.  Y2K chaos!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 31, 2017 01:24 PM (JO9+V)

106 She is a beetch. I never got into her stoopit books. I knew grown people reading them (this friend, who I love, is a Dim, of course). I am sure it must have given her the vapors to delete...but she made sure it was there a long time before doing so. Which is how the MSM works into the worms of liberal brains. There are also lovely photos of our gorgeous First Lady reading a book to him at some point. He is so cute. They are looking for anything to criticize. The media can bite moi.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen, is tired of dis at July 31, 2017 01:24 PM (J5mzk)

107 >Potter's Field > Sally Field > Mustang Sally . . > Ford Mustang > Harrison Ford > William Henry Harrison > O. Henry > O. Rings > Lord of the Rings

Posted by: Douchebags Everywhere at July 31, 2017 01:25 PM (Mouru)

108 She's no Nigella Lawson." Que? I don't stay abreast of brit celebs.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:25 PM (MINbv)

109 >> > Lord of the Rings Whoa, there buddy.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:25 PM (hLhtd)

110 Rowling sure was a one idea "wonder" wasn't she? Posted by: It's me donna at July 31, 2017 06:15 PM (O2RFr)
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Eva Ibbotson, author of 'The Secret of Platform 13'.  The similarities between that and Rowling's books is rather astonishing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 01:25 PM (MIKMs)

111 Baby please. I am not from Havana!

Posted by: Ron Jeremy from Nantucket at July 31, 2017 01:26 PM (+7/1f)

112 108 She's no Nigella Lawson." Que? I don't stay abreast of brit celebs. Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 06:25 PM (MINbv) Nigella has been through hell in her personal life. In any case, her father, Lord Lawson, was the chancellor of the exchequer under Maggie Thatcher and he is a big opponent of the Global Warming fraud.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:26 PM (mbhDw)

113 *types* *deletes* Trying to not get banhammered before the MoMees.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 01:26 PM (fWq7U)

114 I hope DWS is convicted and part of her sentencing deal is her mayo head has to appear in a prison documentary about the fine art of crafting license plates.

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 01:26 PM (53MZt)

115 > O. Rings... Morton Thiokol

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (MINbv)

116 95, I would like to hear him praised publicly for all the actual good he is accomplishing for our country.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 31, 2017 06:22 PM (oQQwD)

Me too. But I think we will be waiting a long time. In the mean time, all the hypocrites who keep swiping at him are ecstatic when they check out their 401k portfolios.

Posted by: IC at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (a0IVu)

117 I still can't believe she's like the richest person in the UK from writing those silly books.

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (ycAdZ)

118 After this fact-check was published, Rowling tweeted a four-part message apologizing for her error and noting she would delete her prior comments.

"Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction. I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly.


Two things: First, she does not apologize to the injured party (Trump), instead she apologizes to the boy. Second, her apology is itself a lie. She wasn't driven by her "own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people", she was driven by her hatred of Trump. A hatred so extreme, even now she can't truly admit her error and apologize to the one who she smeared.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (pvjTE)

119 >> > Lord of the Rings Whoa, there buddy. Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 06:25 PM (hLhtd) It was the only route I could think of to Traci Lords.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (Mouru)

120 Rowling sure was a one idea "wonder" wasn't she?

Who cares if your one idea makes you a gigabuck?

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (LAe3v)

121 >>>>>>I call it the Tom Clancy phenomenon.

Better than the Stephen King phenomenon. He starts off a book well and then he just gets to a point and says "Eh, fuck it, The End".
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.Yeah and what's the deal with that book Tommyknockers?  I thought he was a horror writer, not a scary bit in that entire book. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 31, 2017 01:27 PM (0pcwX)

122 117 I still can't believe she's like the richest person in the UK from writing those silly books. Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 06:27 PM (ycAdZ) But, fuck capitalism, right? /s

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:28 PM (mbhDw)

123 115 > O. Rings...

Morton Thiokol Posted by: Anon a mouse


Could be onion rings.  You don't know.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:28 PM (LAe3v)

124 I'm tired of the Trump bashing - both the blatant and the surreptitious.. I LIKE him. I would like to hear him praised publicly for all the actual good he is accomplishing for our country. Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 31, 2017 06:22 PM (oQQwD) Same here. Most of this country can eat a bag of dicks.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 01:29 PM (fWq7U)

125 Our son was never into Harry Potter, a fact that appalled my MiL. 

Not a thin dime of ours went into Rowling's pocket.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 01:29 PM (PY9jH)

126 The books were fine for kids. They were cute. Except for the Hogwarts public school buggery bits. How that stuff got past the Oxford book review board remains a mystery.

Posted by: 13times at July 31, 2017 01:29 PM (WHVu+)

127 If you lie in the little things you will lie about the big things. The truth about J.K. Rowling's character has been established.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 31, 2017 01:30 PM (hJrjt)

128 Most of this country can eat a bag of dicks. Posted by: Country Boy

Say, that's an outstanding slogan for a political campaign.  Mind if we use it?

Posted by: The DNC at July 31, 2017 01:30 PM (LAe3v)

129 "She sounds pretty stupid." How is her writing? For real, I've never read any of these books nor seen the movies, but can this vapid Limey twit at least write? I mean, Stephen King descended into lazy hackery, but he at least had an ear for dialogue and characterization. I'm genuinely curious if she's like James Patterson; a multi gazillionaire shitty writer.

Posted by: UGAdawg at July 31, 2017 01:30 PM (HL3BI)

130 Honestly, if all the media have to focus on is shit like this and Scaramucci, then the Left is completely bereft of any sort of persuasive policy arguments. Sure, it would be great for them to admit defeat and knuckle under. Forget it; ain't happening. Ignore the bullshit and keep fired up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:30 PM (mbhDw)

131 Did she write Little White Scambo?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 01:31 PM (IqV8l)

132

 

"Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction.

 

 

 

She just can't bring herself to say Trump did shake the boys hand

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 01:31 PM (lKyWE)

133 >>How is her writing? Think Thomas Kincaid but more wordy.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:31 PM (hLhtd)

134 Even that halfwit Chelsea Clinton retweeted Rowling's lie. I normally wouldn't care what this horrible woman thinks, but she had thousands of followers retweeting this garbage. It was really bothering me.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at July 31, 2017 01:31 PM (LKWuH)

135 Two things: First, she does not apologize to the injured party (Trump), instead she apologizes to the boy. Second, her apology is itself a lie. She wasn't driven by her "own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people", she was driven by her hatred of Trump. A hatred so extreme, even now she can't truly admit her error and apologize to the one who she smeared.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 06:27 PM (pvjTE)



It's because she cares so much about disabled people . . . oops the ability challenged people . . . oops the differently abled people.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 31, 2017 01:31 PM (JO9+V)

136 I'm tired of the Trump bashing - both the blatant and the surreptitious.. I LIKE him. I would like to hear him praised publicly for all the actual good he is accomplishing for our country. Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 31, 2017 06:22 PM (oQQwD) Same here. Most of this country can eat a bag of dicks. Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 06:29 PM (fWq7U) I happened to catch some Hannity on my way home and he had on Mike Huckabee, who is not exactly my cup of tea, but Huckabee went through all the stuff that Trump has done that has been positive, from Gorsuch to rolling back regulations to upping enforcement of immigration laws to refocusing the military on killing people and breaking stuff. It was refreshing to hear someone who wasn't all doom and gloom.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 01:31 PM (dEQP3)

137 I'm genuinely curious if she's like James Patterson; a multi gazillionaire shitty writer.

I bought one of his books in an airport once, long ago, pre-Kindle.  I just could not believe someone that bad at writing could get published.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 01:32 PM (LAe3v)

138 *lights cigar with $100 bill, stares at yacht*

Posted by: Bag of Dicks salesman at July 31, 2017 01:32 PM (89T5c)

139 Most of this country can eat a bag of dicks. Posted by: Country Boy Say, that's an outstanding slogan for a political campaign. Mind if we use it? Posted by: The DNC at July 31, 2017 06:30 PM (LAe3v) I'll make all the tshirts you want with that saying on it. Fair enough?

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 01:32 PM (fWq7U)

140 HP. First three books were mildly entertaining. The rest sucked.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2017 01:32 PM (0tfLf)

141 She just can't bring herself to say Trump did shake the boys hand Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 06:31 PM (lKyWE) I would have shook his little hand.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at July 31, 2017 01:32 PM (Mouru)

142 I'm waiting on J. K. Rowling's latest work on Mohammed buggering little boys. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 01:32 PM (PY9jH)

143 61 Low-class Tolkien wannabe. Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 06:16 PM (XoldI) Tolkien actually was well beyond Rowling in terms of writing epic literature and setting forth themes in his myth. Her crap is comic book fantasy soap opera. Abra cadabra drivel. Even Star Wars outpaces Harry Potter as an engaging and edifying tale. At least until Jar Jar Binks shows up. She's a Post-Jar Jar George Lucas wannabe.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2017 01:33 PM (A3b6q)

144 These books are the british Equivalent of child porn hiding in plain sight. First the adults at this cunt fart of a wizard school kidnap a bunch of kids, tell these kids they are special and then show them a bunch of "magic" and give them presents. Then at night creep around looking at them thru peepholes and shit. She basically took a couple episodes of scooby fucking doo, rewrote it to include children in compromising positions, and instead of the unmasking being some amusement park runner, its some fucking wizard you would read about 535 pages ago. Who cares, rather fart in a fucking thermos and give it to a child as a present than her books.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at July 31, 2017 01:33 PM (/Uj5m)

145 I still can't believe she's like the richest person in the UK" IIRC, she's moved so much offshore that she's no longer on the top 500 in the UK list. ..

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:33 PM (MINbv)

146 a multi gazillionaire shitty writer.

My ears are burning!

Posted by: renowned novelist Dan Brown at July 31, 2017 01:33 PM (Kkv+D)

147 Remember, she is a fiction writer.

Posted by: teh Wind at July 31, 2017 01:33 PM (ur8oQ)

148 I pretty much stick to prose.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at July 31, 2017 01:34 PM (Mouru)

149 Typical leftist>leap>look>deny.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 01:34 PM (VB0hh)

150 >>a multi gazillionaire shitty writer. And Ace can't get an advance for the 'Saffron' Series? There's no Justice.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:34 PM (hLhtd)

151 Tolkien actually was well beyond Rowling everybody in terms of writing epic literature and setting forth themes in his myth.

Fixed it.

Posted by: goodluckduck at July 31, 2017 01:34 PM (yqvys)

152 Tolkien actually was well beyond Rowling in terms of writing epic literature and setting forth themes in his myth. " Tolkien was a real author. Twit isn't.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 01:35 PM (MINbv)

153 It's just a stupid lie anyway that anyone with an ounce of common sense would know it was bullshit. You really think Trump or (insert any President past or future) really looks at a small kid in a wheelchair at an event he's at and says "fuck you, I'm going out of my way to not shake your hand because i hate disabled people!"

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 01:35 PM (ycAdZ)

154 Lord of the Rings > Traci Lord > Jack Lord . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 31, 2017 01:35 PM (JO9+V)

155 144 . . . Who cares, rather fart in a fucking thermos and give it to a child as a present than her books. Posted by: Mr. Pink _________ Thank you. That's a line worth stealing.

Posted by: Fareed Zakaria at July 31, 2017 01:35 PM (j+dfT)

156 I bet Rowling has millions of young fans. I also bet she's stiffed them for handshakes a lot more than once.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 01:35 PM (/tuJf)

157

 

 She wasn't driven by her "own sensitivities
around the issue of disabled people",

 

 

 

 

So where they any disabled  characters in her books?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (lKyWE)

158 Lord love her, she's just not that bright.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (rhwaS)

159 Yup, instead of simply saying, "I was wrong, Trump did shake his hand," she spews a paragraph long word-salad pretending to apologize.

Thus creating a cya that she and the rest of the hive can pretend is an apology.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (XoldI)

160 IIRC, she's moved so much offshore that she's no longer on the top 500 in the UK list. .. Posted by: Anon a mouse. ______ Maybe the title was "richest WOMAN in the UK" that I'm mixing up

Posted by: Maritime at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (ycAdZ)

161 Could someone I've heard of, or whose "work" I would give a glance under any circumstances, go TDS, so there will be something I can boycott or something?  Help me out here.

PJ O'Rourke is a pretty big one in that category, but his good stuff was all long ago, so there's no savings of time or money there.

The delusional meltdown of lots of "conservative" pundits has been striking in its own right, but they were only good for entertainment or the occasional good line anyway.  I have had nothing to learn from them on substance, to put it mildly, since very young early days.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (QDnY+)

162 ... Presence of the Lord > My Sweet Lord ...

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (hLhtd)

163 Jane- Hello. How are D'oh boy and Harley. Haven't seen any updates on Hubby's hand. I hope it is doing well.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 01:36 PM (VB0hh)

164 Once again you have to separate the art from the artist. In this case though both are shit.

Posted by: freaked at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (BO/km)

165 So where they any disabled characters in her books?

The one kid's a ginger ....

Posted by: a fate worse than death at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (Kkv+D)

166 144 . . . Who cares, rather fart in a fucking thermos and give it to a child as a present than her books. Posted by: Mr. Pink _________ Thank you. That's a line worth stealing. Posted by: Fareed Zakaria at July 31, 2017 06:35 PM (j+dfT) Yup.....now I know what to get for those who have everything this Christmas. Thanks Mr.P!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (5VlCp)

167 Heh. Is the first pic Trump bumping elbows with the toddler? Perhaps having a son who was 3, 8 short years ago plus grandkids DJT is more attuned to what kind of greeting appeals to a 3 year old than Ms Rowling.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (eASYU)

168 Magical thinking. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 06:22 PM (mbhDw) Absolutely positively right. It's an epidemic in this country right now. However, most people don't realize it's a warning sign for mental health issues either now or down the road. Because the world simply does not fvcking work like that. Instead, bints like this woman make a fortune off of promoting it.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman [/i] at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (EgwCt)

169 Yup, instead of simply saying, "I was wrong, Trump did shake his hand," she spews a paragraph long word-salad pretending to apologize. It still has some way to go before she beats Prof. Jonathan Rape Rape Brown's retraction for his speech he gave defending slave-concubines for the muttaqoon. His wife told him that his problem is he's too scholarly, he humblebragged, before whining about the "alt right".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (6FqZa)

170 None to bright to start with, when blinded by Trump-hate they are just such sorry-assed garbage I can't even. Sad !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 01:38 PM (Mcvvl)

171 I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything.

Posted by: JK Rowling at July 31, 2017 01:39 PM (rhwaS)

172 Yeah, I'm sure jkrowling is sooooo friendly at book signings and comicons. Does she even do those??

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 01:39 PM (/MtvT)

Posted by: JK Rowling at July 31, 2017 01:39 PM (JO9+V)

174 "She sounds pretty stupid." How is her writing? For real, I've never read any of these books nor seen the movies, but can this vapid Limey twit at least write? I mean, Stephen King descended into lazy hackery, but he at least had an ear for dialogue and characterization. I'm genuinely curious if she's like James Patterson; a multi gazillionaire shitty writer. Posted by: UGAdawg at July 31, 2017 06:30 PM (HL3BI) I put her in with Stephanie Meyer. The writing itself is workmanlike and the dialogue is passable. What they have in common, and why they've sold so many books, is that they can tell a story. Note I didn't say they could plot well, there are glaring plotholes in HP, but they can each create a world and tell a story about that world that people want to hear. That's harder than you think. Oh Stephen King. It's funny, his political rants don't bother me because, well, he's batshit insane. He was batshit before the accident and the accident just made it that much worse. You want to talk about story tellers. King tells stories that make you want to know the end. Of course, now he's at the what do you mean an editor, I don't need no steenking editor and the works are far worse for the wear. But when he's on, he's really on. Carrie is a wonderful example of a novella, once you strip out the filler media story bits that were inserted to make it just barely novel length. It's a bit like Terminator, actually, just a story pared down to the bone. It's so effective because you know, you just know how it will end but you keep reading because maybe it won't end like that. Please don't let it end like that.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 01:39 PM (dEQP3)

175 113 Trying to not get banhammered before the MoMees. Are we going to have to show a membership card to get in? Can I slip the bouncers a few ampersands to look the other way?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 01:40 PM (sGtp+)

176 Mistakes were made.  Can't we just Move On?

Posted by: JK Rowling at July 31, 2017 01:40 PM (JO9+V)

177 Whos bitch this is?

Posted by: USNtakim at July 31, 2017 01:40 PM (zZWkn)

178 So where they any disabled characters in her books? The one kid's a ginger .... Soul-challenged.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 01:40 PM (rhwaS)

179 I would think that people researching voter fraud would ask questions so they don't look like amateurs in their press release. Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at July 31, 2017 06:20 PM (Zlj5B) This is what happens when you forget to attach the cover sheets to your TPS reports. Y2K chaos! Posted by: Count de Monet at July 31, 2017 06:24 PM (JO9+V) OH, riiiight. That reminds me, we're going to have to have you come in this weekend... *sips coffee, turns and walks away*

Posted by: Bill Lumberg at July 31, 2017 01:40 PM (A3b6q)

180 Whatever she was at one time, and all I know is poor, divorced, single mother, sort of adrift..... now she has become, for all the world to see, an arrogant, self righteous, self declared authority about many subjects that she has no more acumen in than you or I. Utter lack of humility, a grandiose view of her own importance. She should be ashamed.

Posted by: kraken at July 31, 2017 01:42 PM (pL6Vz)

181 Celebrity or media status is more important than, you know, actual truth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2017 01:43 PM (OdK9v)

182 157 So where they any disabled characters in her books? Well, there's Mr. Filch, who is magically challenged.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 01:43 PM (v3pYe)

183 I thought the first three books were fine, though the movies were better. The fourth was overstuffed with trivia that added to the world but didn't move the story at all. The fifth was just unbearable. Overwritten and pointless. Tried a couple of chapters of the sixth and couldn't get any further.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 31, 2017 01:43 PM (MZcWR)

184 Being on the Left means never having to say that your sorry
Dennis Prager

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 06:12 PM (pPKG5)


Necrophilia means you never have to day that you're sorry.

Posted by: bergerbilder at July 31, 2017 01:44 PM (lIZQs)

185 What's that smell in Rowling's room? Didn't you notice it, Brick? Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in that room?

Posted by: Big Daddy at July 31, 2017 01:44 PM (sQ1li)

186 Rowling's books, at least before she hit mega-stardom, were fun, innocent adventures (Note I am talking about the earlier books, the last 3-4 are a fraught mess- then there are the retcons.) She told a good story that flowed pretty well and did not remind you of all the bullshit of real life. Simple tale: Orphan does well. Wish fulfillment. Good. Evil. Childhood. When she strayed from these topics she got into real trouble- just not enough to derail the money train.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 01:45 PM (0mskG)

187 The fifth was just unbearable. Overwritten and pointless. Tried a couple of chapters of the sixth and couldn't get any further. Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 31, 2017 06:43 PM (MZcWR) So.... George RRRR Martin..

Posted by: kraken at July 31, 2017 01:45 PM (pL6Vz)

188 104 Just for the bank account, a la John Kerry. There's also the never-ending supply of gin-soaked raisins.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 01:45 PM (sGtp+)

189 WISH FULFILLMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEdHX-l0lM0

Posted by: SONIC YOUTH at July 31, 2017 01:46 PM (hLhtd)

190 185- She opened the thermos

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 31, 2017 01:46 PM (89T5c)

191 102 Michael Rittenhouse- as a precinct chair, could you say you had impact in your precinct? Also , how large was your precinct? Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 06:24 PM (VB0hh) ChairMAN, thank you very much. XD I talked about my experience here at AOS a few years ago. (http://minx.cc/?post=315397) Hard to say what my effect was on my own precinct, but I know I got some others interested in working (the Dems took over the county and set about recruiting their own to control the balloting).

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at July 31, 2017 01:47 PM (Zlj5B)

192 Ya can't buy class. She is a trashy person who happened to write some engaging, creative books. Smart woman. Still trash.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at July 31, 2017 01:47 PM (QHqVn)

193 So.... George RRRR Martin.. Posted by: kraken at July 31, 2017 06:45 PM (pL6Vz) In a lot of ways, she was the anti-Martin. A simple, innocent tale that flowed well and did not get lost in her own personal fetishes. Also, you could at least imagine your kids reading and enjoying them and not being worried by that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 01:47 PM (0mskG)

194 I thought the movies were fun. Didn't get through the books. I did try, though, which is why I thought it darkly humorous when she tried to claim Hermione was originally written to possibly be black, and why don't her detractors understand this? Probably because her detractors were assuming she wasn't an out and out racist. Rowling's description of Hermione was a bushy-haired buck-toothed freak, and the only way she could become not ugly was by jettisoning her stereotypically black features.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 31, 2017 01:47 PM (2lndx)

195 My kids (K, 3rd, 5th and 6th grades) enjoyed them.  Youngest practiced her reading on it -- startled her teacher -- and 3rd grade boy read them, before the advanced kids did.  So the hype was really good for my crew.  The really awful thing was Dobby's death and I really don't want to live with that trauma again.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 01:48 PM (MIKMs)

196 she was workin hard to poison the well.  apparently, her imaginary world is real for her in ways many humans do not know.

Posted by: arbitrary turn back at July 31, 2017 01:48 PM (8RQER)

197

 

I thought the first three books were fine, though the movies were better. The fourth was overstuffed with trivia that added to the world but didn't move the story at all.

 

 

 

Ironically   the  fourth   movie  coincides with the release of the Harry Potter Trivia   Game

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 01:48 PM (lKyWE)

198 For some reason, this makes me think of Dolly Parton. She did Dollywood to employ folks from her home town. And she has a books program for poor kids. They get a free book a month in the program. So what does Rowling do with her money?

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2017 01:48 PM (Lqy/e)

199 162 ... Presence of the Lord > My Sweet Lord ... Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 06:36 PM (hLhtd) The Lords of Flatbush. Doo-lang, doo-lang....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:49 PM (mbhDw)

200 In a lot of ways, she was the anti-Martin. A simple, innocent tale that flowed well and did not get lost in her own personal fetishes. Also, you could at least imagine your kids reading and enjoying them and not being worried by that. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 06:47 PM (0mskG) Aw, I know that Aetius... it was just an opening to get a dig in at that insufferable Martin guy..

Posted by: kraken at July 31, 2017 01:49 PM (pL6Vz)

201 Here's the thing. We've all been guilty of passing along links and reacting to matters that, once you look at the source material, turn out to be less than fully accurate shall we say. Hell, the Horde regularly shivs one another about this when posts go up here. All she had to do within a reasonably close time frame to being told she was wrong (I mean like an hour or 2) was delete the tweets and put up something along the lines of "Sorry everyone, I saw a video from a source I find reliable and it turns out to have been false. I've deleted my tweets and apologize for continuing to spread misinformation, even accidentally. This is a good reminder to always double check, especially when it agrees with what you already think." Done and done and she comes out of it looking like a better person without having to, you know, take any responsibility for what she did. NOPE. Can't do that because Trump is the worst.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 01:50 PM (dEQP3)

202 Old and busted - The Hardy Boys New hotness - They're Hardly Boys

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:50 PM (mbhDw)

203 Did she out any more of her Harry Potter characters as being gay? Or trans? Since she was the author, why did it take so long for her to figure out these stunning boosts to the power of her MADE UP stories? Or was it simply more convenient to do so as the LGBT-EE-EYE-EE-EYE-OH forces gained strength?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 01:50 PM (+/IpI)

204 "that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction" Um, no. Deliberate misrepresentation for purposes of agitprop is more like it. Also the humblebrag about how sensitive she is.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 01:50 PM (Mcvvl)

205 142 I'm waiting on J. K. Rowling's latest work on Mohammed buggering little boys. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2017 06:32 PM (PY9jH) Djin-soaked.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 01:51 PM (mbhDw)

206 This thing with J.K. Rowling? Is it about Islamophobia?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 31, 2017 01:51 PM (RFeQD)

207 I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but her post-series fuckery with Hermione being black and especially with Dumbledore being a polesmoker wrecked it for me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 01:52 PM (0mRoj)

208 Aw, I know that Aetius... it was just an opening to get a dig in at that insufferable Martin guy.. Posted by: kraken at July 31, 2017 06:49 PM (pL6Vz) *fistbump* We agree on that. He is an fat, greasy, odious, little troll of a man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 01:52 PM (0mskG)

209 Djin-soaked. *golf clap*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 01:52 PM (6iUC+)

210 202 Old and busted - The Hardy Boys New hotness - They're Hardly Boys Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 06:50 PM (mbhDw) They have a RAGING clue!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 31, 2017 01:52 PM (0mRoj)

211 Dumbass Rowling got taken in by a fake video making the rounds on facebook. Anyone with half a brain knows you can't trust anything on facebook. Idjit.

Posted by: Meremortal at July 31, 2017 01:53 PM (3myMJ)

212 Dale Brown>>Dan Brown Dale is an awful writer, but at least he's awesome awful. Stealth B52s. Power armor vigilantism in a cloak of Tom Clancy me-too. Wild gore and sex. Seriously. Straightforward retarded fun.

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 01:53 PM (1ArOc)

213 Thanks, Michael. I have been thinking about doing this but I had a confrontation with the gop head of the county. I guess the Chicago boy took offence at me asking him how conservative he was.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 01:53 PM (VB0hh)

214 The really awful thing was Dobby's death and I really don't want to live with that trauma again. Posted by: mustbequantum Dobby's dead? Oh nooooooooooooo.......

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 31, 2017 01:53 PM (RFeQD)

215 For some reason, this makes me think of Dolly Parton. She did Dollywood to employ folks from her home town. And she has a books program for poor kids. They get a free book a month in the program. So what does Rowling do with her money? Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2017 06:48 PM (Lqy/e) No clue but Dolly's program is about to hit 92 million books mailed out to kids. Yes, that number is correct. They mail out a million books a month.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 01:54 PM (dEQP3)

216 As an aside, and I'll just say this: The hardbound editions of the HP series had some of the higher quality paper I have seen in modern books. The books satisfied one of the tactile loves for me when reading books. The pages felt nice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 01:54 PM (0mskG)

217 I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but her post-series fuckery with Hermione being black and especially with Dumbledore being a polesmoker wrecked it for me. She's a summa cum laude graduate of the George A. Lucas School of Storyline Clusterfuckery.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 01:54 PM (+/IpI)

218 The pages felt nice.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


Heh.  Preach it brother.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at July 31, 2017 01:55 PM (LAe3v)

219 The really awful thing was Dobby's death and I really don't want to live with that trauma again. Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 06:48 PM (MIKMs) I saw at least half of the movies with my kid and most of those I liked just fine, but that second to last one was 20 miles of bad road. daaark. It was "hey, let's kill off every single secondary character that stace liked, including the fucking owl". Good grief.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at July 31, 2017 01:55 PM (LKWuH)

220 She's a summa cum laude graduate of the George A. Lucas School of Storyline Clusterfuckery. Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) That's some pretty good internet gibberish there, fellah.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 31, 2017 01:56 PM (RFeQD)

221 For some reason, this makes me think of Dolly Parton. So what does Rowling do with her money? Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2017 06:48 PM Maybe she should buy some new boobs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 31, 2017 01:57 PM (IqV8l)

222 >>including the fucking owl" It's hard to find a good fucking owl.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 01:57 PM (hLhtd)

223 I kinda hope some event occurs that prevents Trump from visiting the formerly Great Britain. Why bother? You know they're just going to trash his every move, replay at one frame per second his every motion. Fvck that.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 31, 2017 01:57 PM (EgwCt)

224 Talking of books that are awesome in hardcover, why did I have to special order The King in Yellow on AbeBooks from some place in India I mean cone on. Lost Carcosa, Repairer of Reputations, etc. and no US major publisher printing it?!

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 01:58 PM (1ArOc)

225 Djin-soaked. Posted by: J.J. Sefton ---------- ISWYDT

Posted by: Alladin at July 31, 2017 01:58 PM (OdK9v)

226 On the bright side as she's still living in the UK maybe she'll be killed by a Moslem. (And having money and a private estate is no guarantee against criminals getting you in the UK unlike the States.)

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck #CNNBlackmail[/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 01:58 PM (nlbfN)

227 Houdini see that one coming?

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck #CNNBlackmail[/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 01:59 PM (nlbfN)

228 217
I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but her post-series fuckery with Hermione being black and especially with Dumbledore being a polesmoker wrecked it for me.


She's a summa cum laude graduate of the George A. Lucas School of Storyline Clusterfuckery.

Innertube winnah of the day!

Posted by: Gmac- at July 31, 2017 01:59 PM (4pjhs)

229 Dale Brown>>Dan Brown Posted by: Sporkatus Arthur Brown > Dale Brown >> Dan Brown >> Sherrod Brown

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 31, 2017 01:59 PM (RFeQD)

230 Isn't JK Rowling that guy who appears on those Farmer's Insurance ads? When did he start writing children's books?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:00 PM (7uYFy)

231 I kinda hope some event occurs that prevents Trump from visiting the formerly Great Britain. Why bother? You know they're just going to trash his every move, replay at one frame per second his every motion. Fvck that. Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 31, 2017 06:57 PM (EgwCt) The Media's Trump handshake obsession is one of the most bizarre bits in all of the bizarreness of the Media's Trump reeeeeeeing. It's insane.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 02:00 PM (dEQP3)

232 richest WOMAN in the UK" Nope. Not that either.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 31, 2017 02:00 PM (MINbv)

233 I really am indifferent to the sexual orientation of Albus Dumbledore.... I am not indifferent to the after-the-fact virtue signalling by the super rich egotistical author, to even bring up the matter... which was not even alluded to in her books. How obnoxious.

Posted by: kraken at July 31, 2017 02:00 PM (pL6Vz)

234 >>It's hard to find a good fucking owl. Try Hooters.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:01 PM (/tuJf)

235 It's not a lie if you believe it, Jerry.

Posted by: The mass media can EABOD at July 31, 2017 02:01 PM (CEU4j)

236 >.The Media's Trump handshake obsession His hands are slightly smaller than larger than life.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:01 PM (hLhtd)

237 It was "hey, let's kill off every single secondary character that stace liked, including the fucking owl". Good grief. Posted by: stace gets two scoops They killed the owl? Oh nooooooooooo.......

Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 31, 2017 02:01 PM (RFeQD)

238 I think when I have kids I'll start them on H Rider Haggard and Bret Harte. Might as well get the shitlord juices flowing early.

Posted by: Sporkatus at July 31, 2017 02:02 PM (1ArOc)

239 The Media's Trump handshake obsession is one of the most bizarre bits in all of the bizarreness of the Media's Trump reeeeeeeing. It's insane.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 07:00 PM (dEQP3)


He doesn't bow like O'Barry. Not subservient enough.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2017 02:02 PM (XoldI)

240 80 Harry Potter series has some redeeming qualities. There is good and evil, cowardly government officials who don't face up to dangers, and news reporters who twist the stories they write. Posted by: goodluckduck at July 31, 2017 06:19 PM (yqvys) This won't make me popular, but I agree. Rowling is no Lewis or Tolkien but she wrote some good books that skewered the right people and were chock full of Christian imagery. She seems to have gone off the rails over the past few years but that doesn't negate her most notable works.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) [/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:02 PM (nvMvs)

241 I enjoyed all the books and movies, as did my children. I dont really care what her political views are, just as i dont care what any "celebrity" thinks about politics. If they make something that makes me smile, I don't care what their politics are, who they sleep with or where they live. They can say whatever they want to say. If i had a meltdown over every stupid liberal writer, actor or musician that i enjoy, i wouldn't be able to enjoy anything.

Posted by: Abby at July 31, 2017 02:03 PM (HBU7W)

242 >>>They killed the owl? Oh nooooooooooo.... SPOILER TAGS!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 02:04 PM (RrhD2)

243 229 Dale Brown>>Dan Brown Posted by: Sporkatus Arthur Brown > Dale Brown >> Dan Brown >> Sherrod Brown Posted by: Bossy Conservative.... at least I'm not Kurt Eichenwald at July 31, 2017 06:59 PM (RFeQD) Brown 25.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:04 PM (mbhDw)

244 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 06:45 PM (0mskG)

This is one of the things that really annoys me about Rowling. She won't leave well enough alone let her fans draw their own conclusions about her books. She has to keep picking at it and tell her readers how to interpret her stories, like Dumbledore being gay, or discussing in detail who each character ended up marrying that wasn't mentioned in the unnecessary epilogue to the final book.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 31, 2017 02:04 PM (Zd2ZF)

245 >>They killed the owl? Choked on a Tootsie Pop.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:04 PM (hLhtd)

246 Think they'll sell LA Olympics tix through Sears again?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:05 PM (PUmDY)

247 242 >>>They killed the owl? Oh nooooooooooo....

SPOILER TAGS! Posted by: Banana Splits Guy


And Wynona Ryder gets totally buck naked, and does the nasty with....ummm.....Brad Pitt, yeah, that's it, Brad Pitt.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2017 02:05 PM (LAe3v)

248 28 But what about Berenstein Bears? I saw The Bear-in-Stein Bears open for Kraftwerk back in '85.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 02:05 PM (v3pYe)

249 Abdul Potter and the Sorcerer's black hunk of rock. Abdul Potter and the Chamber of Goats. Prisoner of ISIS Goblet of IED's. Even I can't go on.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:06 PM (VB0hh)

250 I remember being in a Barnes&Noble pretty close to closing time and a lot of people kept coming in and I had no idea why, then it dawned on me that they were releasing a new Potter book at midnight. Incidentally, there were a lot on Muslim women there with their children. Is Potter a thing with them?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:06 PM (7uYFy)

251 Bears use Charmin to prevent stains.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:06 PM (mbhDw)

252 243 Brown 25 Brown 25 > Red Dye #2

Posted by: Anachronda at July 31, 2017 02:08 PM (sGtp+)

253 Red Dye #2 is no Yellow #5.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:09 PM (hLhtd)

254 215 For some reason, this makes me think of Dolly Parton. She did Dollywood to employ folks from her home town. And she has a books program for poor kids. They get a free book a month in the program. So what does Rowling do with her money? Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 31, 2017 06:48 PM (Lqy/e) No clue but Dolly's program is about to hit 92 million books mailed out to kids. Yes, that number is correct. They mail out a million books a month. Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 06:54 PM (dEQP3) Rowling gives to multiple charities, including for research into Alzheimers and Multiple Sclerosis, and another charity that seeks to find homes for institutionalized children (a bigger problem in eastern Europe, where state care is often underfunded, than in the UK). It was estimated in 2016 that that year alone she gave away over 10% of her fortune to various causes. None of which is to absolve her of blame in this, or say she's better than Parton, but it can be a mistake to make the blanket assumption that our ideological foes are also uncharitable with their fortunes and time.

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at July 31, 2017 02:09 PM (q/kmn)

255 If Rowling intended for Hemione to be black, why didn't she mention this to the casting director before the movies started filming? RACIST!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 31, 2017 02:09 PM (jLUoc)

256 'Bears use Charmin to prevent stains' Not the Brownstain Bears.

Posted by: freaked at July 31, 2017 02:10 PM (BO/km)

257 Godfather of Soul was better than all the other Browns combined.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:10 PM (PUmDY)

258 Anyone else sad that Sam Sheperd died? His parts are the good ones of The Right Stuff. He was also good in Purgatory as Wild Bill Hickock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 02:10 PM (0mskG)

259 Number Nine. Number Nine.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 02:11 PM (6iUC+)

260 I probably care as much what Rowling thinks of Trump as she cares what I think of May.

Posted by: LASue at July 31, 2017 02:12 PM (hZ+us)

261 Bill Shepherd is dead?

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:12 PM (/MtvT)

262 Not the Brownstain Bears. I thought it was the Brownstien Bears

Posted by: Bruce at July 31, 2017 02:12 PM (8ikIW)

263 I genuinely enjoyed the first four books in the Harry Potter series. JKR is best at world-building and writing memorable characters. I don't think she re-read her earlier books before starting the next one, hence the accumulation of plot holes.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 31, 2017 02:12 PM (Zd2ZF)

264 Who cares, rather fart in a fucking thermos and give it to a child as a present than her books. Posted by: Mr. Pink --------- Chanel #2

Posted by: Coco at July 31, 2017 02:12 PM (OdK9v)

265 J.K. Rowling? I'm here to talk about the Berenstain Bears and Sonic's Corndogs. Possibly Big Red Soda.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2017 02:12 PM (NyJwR)

266 None of which is to absolve her of blame in this, or say she's better than Parton, but it can be a mistake to make the blanket assumption that our ideological foes are also uncharitable with their fortunes and time. Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at July 31, 2017 07:09 PM (q/kmn) Though a lot of times they are.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (z/Ubi)

267 " Hermoine does the Hajj". Soon to be released in UK bookstores.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (VB0hh)

268 >>Bill Shepherd is dead? Mostly.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (/tuJf)

269 None of which is to absolve her of blame in this, or say she's better than Parton, but it can be a mistake to make the blanket assumption that our ideological foes are also uncharitable with their fortunes and time. Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at July 31, 2017 07:09 PM (q/kmn) Satan does nice things for people too

Posted by: Country Boy at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (fWq7U)

270 Bill Shepherd is dead? He will be missed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (6iUC+)

271 Incidentally, there were a lot on Muslim women there with their children. Is Potter a thing with them? Posted by: JoeF. I've heard. Harry lies and cheats, and Rowling presents this in a positive way. Perhaps Muslim moms use the books to teach their kids taqiyya.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:13 PM (vRcUp)

272 I gave up on Harry Potter while trying to get through that interminable, page after page after page, play-by-play of quidditch or quiditch. Oh my God, if you ever have insomnia, just try to get through that. I find the people I know who love Potter don't like Tolkien, and vice versa.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 02:14 PM (2NqXo)

273 They could have just had Chick Yeager play himself in The Right Stuff. Just dye his hair.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 02:15 PM (6iUC+)

274 We're having Shepard's Pie for dinner?

Posted by: dr. hannibal lecter at July 31, 2017 02:15 PM (nlbfN)

275 None of which is to absolve her of blame in this, or say she's better than Parton, but it can be a mistake to make the blanket assumption that our ideological foes are also uncharitable with their fortunes and time. Posted by: El Skippito Friskito ----------- Look, Bill's used underwear was easily worth $3.50 each to Goodwill. And that 6% that the Clinton foundation has been donating to charity is huge.

Posted by: Hillary at July 31, 2017 02:15 PM (OdK9v)

276 The Right Stuff was better than Apollo 13. Ron Howard just had to embarrass Gus Grissom is his stupid movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:16 PM (/MtvT)

277 Big Red is liquid cotton candy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:16 PM (PUmDY)

278 None of which is to absolve her of blame in this, or say she's better than Parton, but it can be a mistake to make the blanket assumption that our ideological foes are also uncharitable with their fortunes and time. Posted by: El Skippito Friskito ----------- Damn right! You tell 'em. I mean I donated $350 to charities in 1999.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (OdK9v)

279 Sporkatus- Have you considered Hank the Cow Dog?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (VB0hh)

280 Every reference to JK Rowling should now be prefaced with "How stunning, and how horrible, that JK Rowling...". And then fill in the blank. For example, "How stunning, and how horrible, that JK Rowling masturbates alone every night." You get the idea. The possibilities are endless.

Posted by: troyriser at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (4qf5a)

281 And now I'm in the mood for chicken pot pie. And I don't like chicken pot pie. There's a place near me that makes chicken pot pies. I forget the name.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (/MtvT)

282 None of which is to absolve her of blame in this, or say she's better than Parton, but it can be a mistake to make the blanket assumption that our ideological foes are also uncharitable with their fortunes and time. Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at July 31, 2017 07:09 PM (q/kmn) I agree. Bill Clinton donated his underwear to charity.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (IDPbH)

283 HP. First three books were mildly entertaining. The rest sucked. Posted by: Diogenes at July 31, 2017 06:32 PM (0tfLf) When you get big enough that you stop listening to your editor, and the editor says screw it who cares we're printing money, story always gets bogged down in problems. Last 4 books needed SERIOUS rewrites. I doubt anyone involved cares.

Posted by: LizLem at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (hvf9s)

284 I personally witnessed JK Rowling slap and then stomp on an eight year old girl who said she borrowed the first Harry Potter book from the library and loved it. Rowling demanded that the girl buy the book at full price otherwise Rowling would not allow her to read any others. (If she can make crap up and spread it around, I guess I can too.)

Posted by: JB1000, EAJ at July 31, 2017 02:17 PM (3acYM)

285 And then there was ONE. Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at July 31, 2017 06:04 PM (Ckg4U) Well, Frodo took care of that.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM (2NqXo)

286 I was thinking today, probably because of Scaramooch, that Bohemian Rhapsody is really a great little piece and the way May plays on that is just perfect.

Posted by: freaked at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM (BO/km)

287 Shepard Smith is dead? O.M.G.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM (7uYFy)

288 Rowling is also credited as the writer and producer of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." It was just ok. The best part about it was the visuals. But the plot was predictable compared to the other books/movies, and there were maybe three interesting characters in the entire cast. And one of the villains was essentially a fundamentalist anti-witchcraft Christian, which I guess was Rowling's way of getting back at the Evangelicals who feared that her books would make their kids want to become Wiccans like 15 years ago.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM (Zd2ZF)

289 Makes for a cute nazi.........



https://tinyurl.com/y9dyczes

Posted by: Javems at July 31, 2017 02:18 PM (yOqwj)

290 Harrow's Chicken Pies in Dedham, MA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wXgBLbB80g

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:19 PM (/MtvT)

291 250 I remember being in a Barnes&Noble pretty close to closing time and a lot of people kept coming in and I had no idea why, then it dawned on me that they were releasing a new Potter book at midnight.
Incidentally, there were a lot on Muslim women there with their children.
Is Potter a thing with them?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 07:06 PM (7uYFy)

++++

There are a couple of Indians (dot) among the major characters: the Patil twins. Are you sure the mothers you were seeing were Muslim rather than Indian?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 02:19 PM (FUu/Z)

292 Hey J. K. Rowling writes fiction---why should she stop when it comes to writing about Trump?

Posted by: Comanche Voter at July 31, 2017 02:19 PM (Sda6L)

293 >>>Bears use Charmin to prevent stains. Hey, can you pass me a roll?

Posted by: Harry Chamberpotter at July 31, 2017 02:20 PM (vRcUp)

294 Speaking of Big Red, does anyone else love cherry Dr. Pepper?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:20 PM (PUmDY)

295 272 I gave up on Harry Potter while trying to get through that interminable, page after page after page, play-by-play of quidditch or quiditch. Oh my God, if you ever have insomnia, just try to get through that. I find the people I know who love Potter don't like Tolkien, and vice versa. Posted by: JuJuBee at July 31, 2017 07:14 PM (2NqXo) Eh. I like both. Tolkien had a much better grasp of themes and ideas and backstory (Dear God, did he have backstory), but Rowling was a much more... personable writer? He was FAR better at pretty much every single aspect of writing fiction- except in how it was presented. I still say Robert Jordan was a far better writer than Rowling though. That man could write a two page description of anything that would keep you riveted to your seat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 02:20 PM (0mskG)

296 "If she can make crap up and spread it around, I guess I can too" She turned me into a newt!

Posted by: Peasant # 3 at July 31, 2017 02:20 PM (BO/km)

297 276 The Right Stuff was better than Apollo 13. Ron Howard just had to embarrass Gus Grissom is his stupid movie. Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 07:16 PM (/MtvT) "Fuckin' A, bubba!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:20 PM (mbhDw)

298 Speaking of Big Red, does anyone else love cherry Dr. Pepper? Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 07:20 PM (PUmDY) It's better than the original.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:20 PM (7uYFy)

299 $23 for a family size chicken pie. They say it will feed 6. I believe it.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:21 PM (/MtvT)

300 Big Red is liquid cotton candy. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at Jul They still make that stuff? That was my go to pop when I was 5.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 02:21 PM (0wem/)

301 My brother told me all kinds of crap is coming out about John McCain - anyone else hear about this today?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 02:21 PM (Id9+8)

302 Dr Brown's Black Cherry Soda > Cherry Dr. Pepper

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:21 PM (hLhtd)

303 $23 for a family size chicken pie. They say it will feed 6. I believe it. Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July If they can fight their way through the crowd for a piece.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 02:21 PM (0wem/)

304 >>> I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, but her post-series fuckery with Hermione being black and especially with Dumbledore being a polesmoker wrecked it for me. Blame the National Theatre, not Rowling. They often cast very color blind productions. The play of Frankenstein they did with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller had a black love interest (Naoimie Harris aka the new Bond Moneypenny) and her father was Indian. Sometimes the casting Insisted Upon Itself, especially the dad he was a terrible choice. But she was great.

Posted by: LizLem at July 31, 2017 02:21 PM (hvf9s)

305 I do like 70s tits in a tight fitting 'I'm a Pepper' T-Shirt, though.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (hLhtd)

306 I find the Potter series as brilliant as I ever did. It is a huge part of my life, and am closer to my sister in ways I don't think I would have been without it. OotP is the one I go back to time and time again. I can equally think Jo is way too obsessed with Trump and his presidency and still love the books as much as I ever did.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (smD62)

307 There are a couple of Indians (dot) among the major characters: the Patil twins. Are you sure the mothers you were seeing were Muslim rather than Indian? Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 31, 2017 07:19 PM (FUu/Z) Plenty of both in my neck of the woods and the Hindus don't wear hijabs and scarves. I know the difference.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (7uYFy)

308 If they can fight their way through the crowd for a piece. Really? Never been there. F that.

Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (/MtvT)

309 302 Dr Brown's Black Cherry Soda > Cherry Dr. Pepper Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 07:21 PM (hLhtd) Cel-Ray, but only if you're a Jew at least 60 years old.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (mbhDw)

310 I acknowledge that Rowlings wrote books that appeal to millions. I'm just not one of them even if she was a die hard conservative.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:22 PM (IDPbH)

311 Hermoine, Houri of the Hajj

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (+/IpI)

312 Dolly is a prolific song writer. Some of the biggest hits ever, across all genres, have been written by her. She's made more money writing songs than singing, by a lot.

Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (kufk0)

313 25 Being on the Left means never having to say that your sorry Dennis Prager Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2017 06:12 PM (pPKG5) Don't think that's originally from Prager. Heard Prager say it and he had a column titled "Being on the left means never having to say you're sorry." But I heard it many years ago referring to Liberals. That's not to say the saying didn't originate with Dennis.

Posted by: hepcat at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (5b+Sr)

314 Seems the witch who is rich sees things 'as she chooses' instead
all higgledy-piggledy like us poor muggles said.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (zLDYs)

315 305 I do like 70s tits in a tight fitting 'I'm a Pepper' T-Shirt, though. Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 07:22 PM (hLhtd) Tube tops, cork heels, Landlubber jeans. To paraphrase Marcel Proust, "a la recherche de adolescent boners perdu."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (mbhDw)

316 Dr Brown's Black Cherry Soda > Cherry Dr. Pepper Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 07:21 PM (hLhtd) Boylan's Black Cherry Soda> Dr. Brown's Black Cherry Soda

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (7uYFy)

317 A German Shepherd is dead--run over by Trump's motorcade. Also, Trump killed the fucking owl.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at July 31, 2017 02:23 PM (LKWuH)

318 298. It is incredible.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:24 PM (PUmDY)

319 >>Boylan's Black Cherry Soda> Dr. Brown's Black Cherry Soda Gonna flag this one. Boylen's tastes like cough syrup.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:24 PM (hLhtd)

320 Don't think that's originally from Prager. Heard Prager say it and he had a column titled "Being on the left means never having to say you're sorry." But I heard it many years ago referring to Liberals. That's not to say the saying didn't originate with Dennis.

Posted by: Harry at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (vRcUp)

321 301 My brother told me all kinds of crap is coming out about John McCain - anyone else hear about this today? Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 31, 2017 07:21 PM (Id9+ Do tell -- spill it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (+/IpI)

322

 

Incidentally, there were a lot on Muslim women there with their children.
Is Potter a thing with them?
Posted by: JoeF.


 

Jinns and genies and tales of wizzardry were common in pre islamic arabia

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (lKyWE)

323 Really? Never been there. F that. Posted by: Soothsayer --Digitally Remastered at July I have no idea. My only knowledge on the subject is that if there is a good chicken pot pie in the room it is big enough for me.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (0wem/)

324 >>> Rowling is also credited as the writer and producer of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Yep, which concerns me. I suspect her Trump Derangement Syndrome is going to bleed into the movies and ruin them. And it's Rowling so if she wants to write batty blatant Trumpitler metaphors, who will say boo to her? Which is a shame because I really liked Fantastic Beasts.

Posted by: LizLem at July 31, 2017 02:25 PM (hvf9s)

325 Mellow Yellow Zero>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Diet Mountain Dew. Although battery acid strained through a catcher's mitt and jock strap probably tastes better than Diet Mt Dew.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (0mskG)

326 Incidentally, there were a lot on Muslim women there with their children. Is Potter a thing with them? Posted by: JoeF. Jinns and genies and tales of wizzardry were common in pre islamic arabia Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July Well that, then there is the fact that they take their fashion cues from Dementors.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (0wem/)

327 Gonna flag this one. Boylen's tastes like cough syrup. Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 07:24 PM (hLhtd) What?? The Black Cherry, not the Birch Beer....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (7uYFy)

328 A German Shepherd is dead--run over by Trump's motorcade. Also, Trump killed the fucking owl. Posted by: stace gets two scoops. ----------- Better than being 'accidentally' run down by a bus.

Posted by: Buddy at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (sQ1li)

329 312 Dolly is a prolific song writer. Some of the biggest hits ever, across all genres, have been written by her. She's made more money writing songs than singing, by a lot. Posted by: lin-duh fell at July 31, 2017 07:23 PM (kufk0) I think her biggest moneymaker was the song from the Bodyguard . IIRC.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 31, 2017 02:26 PM (IDPbH)

330 Y5, they serve Big Red at White Castle.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (PUmDY)

331 NOOD. Weasels. For real.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (mbhDw)

332 Although battery acid strained through a catcher's mitt and jock strap probably tastes better than Diet Mt Dew. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 07:26 PM (0mskG) This is true. And i drink the regular Dew

Posted by: JoeF. at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (7uYFy)

333 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (0mskG)

334 Maybe it's because I've never had a Boylen's with a Knish...but, Dr. Brown's is my fav black Cherry Soda.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (hLhtd)

335 stace- That's horrible. Joe Biden only ran over motorcycle cops.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2017 02:27 PM (VB0hh)

336 Teen Jeopardy under way. They are better dressed than the usual contestants.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2017 02:28 PM (OdK9v)

337 "Anyone else sad that Sam Sheperd died? His parts are the good ones of The Right Stuff. He was also good in Purgatory as Wild Bill Hickock. " That's too bad. He was a really fine character actor not to mention award winning playwright .

Posted by: Tuna at July 31, 2017 02:29 PM (jm1YL)

338 Original Dr. Pepper. Accept nothing else. And this from one who drinks less than a case of ANY soft drinks combined in a year. Never picked up that habit. Having said that, my favorite way to drink Dr. Pepper is with Captain Morgan.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (zLDYs)

339 How stunning, and how horrible, that JK Rowling ran over a toddler's pet kitten and dragged its carcass for 30 meters, then drove around the block and ean over it again.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 02:30 PM (+/IpI)

340 Fur oil is nothing more than perfumed Ewok semen foisted upon unsuspecting feminists by the patriarchy.

Posted by: JK Trowling at July 31, 2017 02:31 PM (eLttb)

341 Not selza!!! Salza!!!

Posted by: a Jew at least 60 years old at July 31, 2017 02:32 PM (nlbfN)

342 Boylen's tastes like cough syrup.
You say that as if it's bad.
Valu-Rite snob.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] #CNNisISIS at July 31, 2017 02:33 PM (nlbfN)

343 I was once at a get-together once where one of the guests said, without equivocation, that Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy, taken as a whole, was the greatest film ever made. I didn't argue or otherwise indicate I thought the man was childish or superficial. I did, however, flash on the memory of a single scene from Bergman's 'Wild Strawberries', when the smug, self-righteous old judge protagonist realizes what a terrible, flawed human being he has been all along, all because his maid drops a glass. He picks it up and hands it to her, sees the strange expression on her face, asks her what's wrong. She tells him that's the kindest thing he's done for her in 20 years. And that's when it hits him. We see it hit him, that realization. The whole movie had been building for that moment. It's amazing. I've heard other adults go on religiously about Star Trek or Star Wars or Harry Potter or whatever the infantile fuck and never argue or otherwise indicate I think they are childish or superficial, either. But I do. But, you say, taste is subjective. Maybe. And maybe some people need to grow the hell up.

Posted by: troyriser at July 31, 2017 02:48 PM (4qf5a)

344 Troyriser, that guest is entitled to their opinon. And you are entitled to think they are an idiot. I love superhero fantasy films, and LOTR is an achievement. But greatest film of all time...probably not. Plus I think Hobbit diminishes its luster. I will have to add Wild Strawberries to the list! Sounds interesting.

Posted by: LizLem at July 31, 2017 03:07 PM (hvf9s)

345 I will have to add Wild Strawberries to the list! Sounds interesting. Posted by: LizLem at July 31, 2017 08:07 PM (hvf9s) Bergman can be boring and indecipherable, no doubt about it, but 'Wild Strawberries' is neither of those things. I once binged on what are considered some of the greatest movies by the greatest directors, essentially to see why these directors and films are invoked so much. Some stand up to the hype--Fellini's 'La Strada', for example, or his 'La Dulce Vita'. Others don't. Point is, those are films for those with adult sensibilities. Comes to that, I like fantasy and escapism too, but don't fool myself into believing I'm experiencing great art.

Posted by: troyriser at July 31, 2017 03:36 PM (4qf5a)

346 "I still say Robert Jordan was a far better writer than Rowling though. That man could write a two page description of anything that would keep you riveted to your seat." Mostly because you have a nine-pound paperback in your lap.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 31, 2017 03:49 PM (ZKlDy)

347 J K Rowling showed me who she was. I believe her.

Posted by: gobagoo at July 31, 2017 03:51 PM (A/saJ)

348 When you spread a lie about someone to 75,000 people, your apology must correct the record or it doesn't count. Rowling had a duty to say something along the lines of: "Not only did Trump NOT ignore the child, he stopped and had a private discussion with him and invited the kid to the White House" Rowling could not overcome her hatred of Trump to do this. Her apology is not sincere and not accepted. And she had shown us all what a shallow and pathetic creature she is.

Posted by: Fen at July 31, 2017 04:10 PM (wha8g)

349 Rowling=tory fetish...

Posted by: sl0re at July 31, 2017 10:01 PM (Qc37P)

350 I don't know about the books, but the movies are an absolute bore.

Posted by: frankdn at August 01, 2017 12:48 AM (qftTb)

351 Maybe if the little boy himself gave the Harpy a call...

Posted by: melanerpes at August 01, 2017 04:38 AM (hFrbt)

352 It's now beyond embarrassing watching these fools just destroy their credibility and reputations. But the kicker with this woman is how she lied to herself when justifying her behavior. "I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw.." What you meant to say, idiot, is, "I very clearly projected my own hatred for Donald Trump onto the images I saw.."

Posted by: Red at August 01, 2017 05:09 AM (8hsIY)

353 My children and I listened to ALL the Harry Potter books on type. Fabulous. The best narrator ever whoever he is. I read her last book just as soon as it came out and was dumbstruck by all the Christian references, especially to the crucifixion of Christ and the resurrection. I thought at the time that Christians could actually start using the Harry Potter series as a teaching tool (aka the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) instead of boycotting it.). Just weeks later she "outed" Dumbledore. I'm convinced it was to scare off Christians. She didn't want to be associated with them intellectually. Bitch indeed.

Posted by: Victoria at August 01, 2017 05:21 AM (AZQYp)

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