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Pottermania, Pottermore

Are you like me -- an avid Harry Potter fan? If so, you will be excited to learn that JK Rowling will launch a free online Harry Potter experience: Pottermore. This site will launch in October 2011, although the public is invited to register their email address for potential early access on 31 July, which will be granted to one million lucky muggles.

(Yes, I registered.)

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Harry Potter VIIb Trailer

Apr 28 2011 Published by under Harry Potter

Yes, we have another trailer for the final Harry Potter film...

I hope we'll be lucky enough to have one of the select cinemas in Frankfurt that will be allowed to show the film in 2D.
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FINALLY!

Apr 15 2011 Published by under Art & Photography, Harry Potter

This manic Harry Potter fan is going to see the penultimate Harry Potter film

TONIGHT!

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Harry Potter and the Elements of Lehrer

Nov 13 2010 Published by under Harry Potter, Silliness, Streaming videos

Daniel Radcliffe has now gone up inestimably in my estimation [huh?]. He thinks Tom Lehrer is "the cleverest and funniest man of the twentieth Century" (beating even Dan Quayle?):

Booo! It looks like I can't get a YouTube video of Tom Lehrer singing his song in this country. So you'll have to try to find one yourself. But you can watch this instead:

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The Quest Continues ..

Aug 20 2010 Published by under Harry Potter, London, England

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As you might recall, thanks to my readers, I was lucky enough to attend Science Online London two years ago, where I gave a talk and met my future spouse. But what you might not know is that Science Online London 2010 is rapidly approaching and I will be one of the lucky ones who will be there!
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Trailer 2

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Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will LOVE this! This is the second trailer from the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter films; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which was shown at the MTV movie awards 2010. HP7a will hit theaters on November 19th, 2010 [it's being released in Belgium on 17 November, so guess where I'll go to watch it on opening night?].

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Jun 29 2010 Published by under Harry Potter, Streaming videos, Your Inner Child

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Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will LOVE this! This is the first trailer from the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter films; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which will hit theaters on November 19th, 2010 [it's being released in Belgium on 17 November, so guess where I'll go to watch it on opening night?]. And it looks like the entire film will be offered in IMAX 3D and in 3D, too! Yeow!! I am exciiited and I'll bet you are too! And here's the first trailer, hot off the presses, with only a few hundred views so far!

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Mystery Bird: Trumpeter Hornbill, Bycanistes bucinator

Jan 31 2010 Published by under Birding, Education, Harry Potter, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Trumpeter Hornbill, Bycanistes bucinator, photographed in a classroom in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, somewhere in Scotland, UK. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
[larger view].

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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Christian Wingnuts Whinging about Harry Potter

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This video is a report on the christian wingnuts' response to Harry Potter -- it seems this is another cult of mind-control that is unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy. Since today is my birthday, and I am a rabid Harry Potter fan, I will spend this entire day brushing up on my spells and wand-work by watching Harry Potter DVDs. Since alcohol will also be involved, I urge you all to watch out, lest I (accidentally?) change someone into a toad.

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Dangerous Wands: The Ghetto Harry Potter

Dec 25 2009 Published by under Education, Harry Potter, Humor, Streaming videos, Teaching

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A little birdie whispered into my ear about this video .. to say the least, as a former college professor and Harry Potter fan, I LOVE it, and I think you will enjoy it, too!

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