Thursday, 28 February 2013

HP Friday: Harry Potter and the Goblet of "Wand" Jokes

It is fitting, I think, that my first day of (this stint of) unemployment be filled with Harry Potter and video games (sweet, sweet Guild Wars 2). 


Regression is always the right choice. Thanks, Reading Rambo, for enabling me.


I'm writing this Thursday night, just home from drinks with my lovely coworkers whom I'll miss dearly, so I haven't got much for you in this post. On the plus side, I will have ALL the time to comment on all of yours. In the meantime, I do have two things for you:


Thing One

Olivander, on Cedric's wand: "It's in fine condition ... you treat it regularly?"
Cedric: "Polished it last night!"
...
Olivander, on Krum's wand: "Rather thicker than one usually sees ... quite rigid ..."




Thing Two

Madam Pomfrey: "Last year Dementors, this year dragons, what are they going to bring into this school next?"


17 comments:

  1. Heh, nicely done there miss. Umbridge is the worst - which makes her the best. I can't wait to read what everyone has to say about her.

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    1. I'm with Laura there in that she is the Actual Worst. I've read OotP the fewest times because she makes me so ragey. Maybe, now I'm older, I'll be able to handle it better. (It's just a book, self.)

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    2. She definitely makes me ragey, but Harry's angst was always the reason I'd read OotP fewer times. I dunno, I just love how bat shit insane she is, by far the worst villain in the entire series.

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  2. Oh no, Umbridge is the ACTUAL worst. Like, I find OotP PAINFUL because of her.

    Wand jokes- Always. Good.

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    1. Those wand jokes - it's so blatant! I can't believe I didn't see them before. Simpler times.

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  3. Your wand jokes made me snort coffee into my nose and it burns us precious.

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    1. Penis jokes. Penis jokes, everywhere.

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  4. HAH Umbridge. Awesome.

    Unemployment can be tough, dude. Just keep busy, or you will fall into pajama-pants-wearing apathy.

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    1. *looks down at pajama pants* Well this is awkward.

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  5. Guild Wars 2 is fun! And there's a new expansion thingummy out, so that's pretty great. Nice timing, you!

    UMBRIDGE. I take UMBRAGE at her badness (muahaha). But she's so fantastic and hateable. Oy.

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  6. I spent so much energy NOT commenting on Cedric polishing his wand (or the jack-o-lanterns leering around the dining hall, PROBABLY AT NEVILLE) so I'm glad that YOU did.

    Also, UNEMPLOYED WHAT? Come visit Calgary, we'll go for coffee.

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  7. Both of your things are excellent. Re Thing 1: SNORT. Re Thing 2: It just keeps getting worse.

    Sorry for your temporary employment! You should fill it with all the Harry Potter and other good things.

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  8. Another sign that you're a DEAR sweet friend: You share the burden of pointing at phallic references so I don't feel like a lonely van perv.

    Make the most of your unemployment stint! It sounds like you're off to a fantastic start.

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  9. This reminds me that I need to save up all my angry GIFS for the next book. Umbridge is the actual worst.

    My contribution to the wand jokes: if you remove one word from this sentence it becomes EPIC: "He gathered a fistful of robe from his knee and tried to rub it surreptitiously."

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  10. Wand jokes! Incredible! I need to get my mind more in the gutter because I missed that, and therefore am feeling particularly unfunny in my reading at the moment.

    Also, unemployment?

    Also also, UMBRIIIIIIIIIDGE NOOOOOOOO.

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  11. Hehehe, wand jokes. Good stuff :-)

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