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4175 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Nov 2001 at 12:00 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-02 12:13:13 AM  
Who submitted this crap? It's farking lame...
2001-11-02 12:26:00 AM  
Not funny. What a waste of domain name.
2001-11-02 12:30:02 AM  
I thought his email address was funny. And can anyone figure out what the point of his site is? Thank you.
2001-11-02 12:46:45 AM  
how..... what was it said yesterday..... "GHEY"?

that's it.
2001-11-02 12:57:24 AM  
2001-11-02 01:07:15 AM  
That's so awesome! I can't believe you guys don't like it!
2001-11-02 01:14:16 AM  
Well that sucked, thanks for wasting 30 seconds of my pre-sleep time. To whoever made this piece of crap....

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2001-11-02 01:40:11 AM  
bigpeeler, harry potter couldn't possibly actually be a GOOD book, could it? one that kids could really engage themselves in and yet raise their reading comprehension? naw, can't be.

i suggest you turn off your moron mode. helps sometimes.
2001-11-02 01:58:34 AM  
heh. not_har­ry­_fa­rki­n­g­_pot­ter­[nospam-﹫-backwards]ret­r­opy­rrah­*com great email address.
2001-11-02 03:02:33 AM  
90% lame, 10% laugh.
2001-11-02 04:19:29 AM  
Bigpeeler: Ever read a Harry Potter book? I have, and I must say that it's very well written. I think it contains essential writing skills that kids should learn in the younger years. Most children's books are written at a lower reading level. A Harry Potter book is a children's book that's written at a much higher reading level.

What would you rather have your kids reading? Dr. Seuss? Where the stories are even more ridiculous and fantastic, but the reading level is lower than the child's shoe-size?

Perhaps, you should pick up a Harry Potter book (I'm assuming you haven't read one simply because you're so outspoken against it) and read it. Then judge it. Can't be any worse than the crap their reading now.

By the way, what grade level are your kids?
2001-11-02 08:54:42 AM  
Bigpeeler: You might want to check your kids backpack to make sure there aren't any of those awful Dr. Seuss books in there. They contain obvious drug refrences, and as you know, drugs are the tool of Satan.

Feh... He's probably reading a different H.P. - Lovecraft.

Speaking of which, Cthulu could bring the pain down on that pre-pubescent skinny-ass wizard. He bad.
2001-11-02 09:37:35 AM  
Wintermute, nice handle. Can't believe that on hadn't been taken already
2001-11-02 10:26:30 AM  
No kidding, good handle

Oh and thanks to whoever posted this crap. You need to be hurt.
2001-11-02 10:49:58 AM  
hey, my dad's name is Larry Porter... that's almost like Harry Porter... which is almost like Harry Potter... which is a series of books that is experiencing a bit of success these days... maybe I should try to cash in on it all!

anyway. I also read the Harry Potter books. I don't care if you call me a geek, but I liked them. and I have to agree with what the other people are saying about how it's probably good for kids to be reading this stuff, because it's reading at a fairly advanced level, but it's interesting to kids... it keeps them engaged. So I say that the whole popularity of it is good. the only think I take serious issue with is all the merchandising and other capitalistic CRAP that comes with the success. I think J.K. Rowling's books are good; it just disappoints me greatly that she sold out with all the stuffed dolls and toys and games and other cheaply-made SHIAT!! the movie I don't mind as much.

bigpeeler, are you saying that your kids' school *required* them to read the books? I think that's dumb. the teachers might recommend the books to all the kids, but to require them to read it is asinine. it's not like it's a literary classic or anything! it's just amusing!

ok. sorry. long post.
no wait. I"m not sorry! :P~~~~
2001-11-02 10:56:27 AM  
I read them to see what the fuss was about.. just to see if it was as "bad" as the fundies were crying about.

Guess what.. nope. They're no worse than fairy tales; my son has read all four of them at least three times each, and with the movie coming out, my husband is reading the first one. He's enjoying it, too.

However, you have to have a kid who likes chapter books without pictures for them to enjoy the books.
2001-11-02 12:21:14 PM  
Ok, I'll admit I'm one of the adults that reads Harry Potter too. My boyfriend and I bought the first one just to see what the big deal was and now we own all of them. We are hooked on them. Wait until the kids get to high school, they required me to read all kinds of crap there and it was way worse then Harry Potter.
2001-11-02 12:42:47 PM  
I grew up reading Owl, Genesis, Hustler, and OUI.
2001-11-02 12:43:33 PM  
Smurfy: Take your top off.
2001-11-02 12:44:38 PM  
Hisey: Take your top off
2001-11-02 12:52:50 PM  
mmmm...bigpeeler's attitude is one of the reasons I joined a group to keep Harry Potter from being banned in school libraries. I own all four books (and I don't even have kids). Were I 20 years younger, they would be as dog-eared as my favorite books were then. Then again, my best friend (who is childless as well) and I are counting the days down to the movie.

I think getting a kid away from a tv and using their brain is great, no matter if the book is Harry Potter, The Hobbit, or something else.

Apparently, some fundies think that unless you're reading their version of the bible, using the brain for thinking is wrong.

As a Pagan, I can tell you Wicca and Witchcraft are nothing like what is presented in Harry Potter. The genre is called 'fantasy' for a reason, but that doesn't mean i don't like it any less.
2001-11-02 01:03:28 PM  
Mac: You freak! Take your top off.
2001-11-02 01:03:57 PM  
Show us your Devil boobies.
2001-11-02 01:19:46 PM  
Albert Unlike many Farkettes, I'm not that kind of girl.
2001-11-02 01:36:13 PM  
Okay. I haven't personally read them yet so I'm in no position to make any judgements, because everything I've heard about them is just that; stuff I've -heard- about them. I have no big problems with the subject matter that's presented in the books. I do have a problem with groups that either make it part of the curriculum or conversely ban it altogether. Goodness, people, let's let schoolkids and everyone else make their own decisions based on what they think will interest them and what they'll get some enjoyment out of. I know from personal experience that most of the 'mandatory' reading in gradeschool I didn't like, I think largely because it was mandatory and we had no say in what we were supposed to enjoy. But when we got to choose our own books for reading projects and book reports, everyone was a lot happier.

whew. My 2 cents. Had to get that out somewheres.
2001-11-02 02:34:10 PM  
the harry potter books rock! I've read them all.

My only issue with them is the fact that my last name is Potter and I constantly have annoying kids (and on occasion adults) asking me if I'm related to!
2001-11-02 03:33:26 PM  
Albert: Pagans don't believe in the 'devil', hence I don't have 'devil boobies' and I'm just not in the mood.

I can't get any prospective employers to call me in for an interview.
2001-11-02 03:47:11 PM  
Mac: Not believing in something does not make it cease to exist. If it did I would cease to believe in the IRS immediately.

Also, lay off the human sacrifices before interviewing, less gore = better impression.

This post was, of course, in jest.
2001-11-02 04:58:16 PM  
Albert don't mess with Hisey! I don't take kindly to people messing with Sneaky Girls.

You don't wanna see me get angry. I double in size, turn green and lose all ability to form coherent words. It's pretty ugly. Fortunately my clothes seem to restore themselves once I shrink back to normal size.

I'm warning you!
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