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Friday, July 27, 2007 

"Wow. Who'd've Thought That Voldemort Turned Out To Be Harry Potter's Father?"

I succumbed. I bought the last Harry Potter book on Saturday, tore through it, enjoyed it thoroughly, and finished it off at lunch today. The verdict? Well worth the 10-20 hours it'll take you to finish it. Payoffs all around.

Here's the funny thing...I was reading the final, climactic showdown (come on, that's not a spoiler, you knew there was going to be a showdown) when what should come up on the restaurant's speakers but Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". Now that's some franchise-ending synergy, pairing Harry Potter and the Sopranos. And while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows doesn't hard-cut to black, there's still...well, I don't want to spoil it. We can carry on a spoiler-filled debate in the comments, if y'all are so inclined.

And on my way home, I started coming up with a Sopranos-Potter matchup, a genius work of parodic...uh, genius that would rule the Internet. And then I found someone beat me by a month. Damn zeitgeist! (Read it anyway, it's good.)


Jay Busbee runs Yahoo! Sports' NASCAR Blog From The Marbles, Atlanta Magazine's Atlanta sports blog Right Down Peachtree, and the Southern sports/humor blog Sports Gone South. He also writes for damn near anybody who'll throw him a buck and a byline, and he's at work on the books The Quiet Dynasty: The History Of The Atlanta Braves' Championship Run (2009, Sports Publishing LLC) and God Is A Bulldog: Georgia, Florida, And The Greatest Play In College Football History (2010, Sports Publishing LLC). Click below for more info on his novels, articles, and comics.
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