June 25, 2003


Mentioned in the latest Continuing Crisis column for The Bulletin: Harry Potter, Sidney Sheldon, Jackie Collins, Gretel the Enchantress, happy pro-war people, various website commenters, Bob Brown, J.K. Rowling, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko, Jenson Button, and the homeless parking ticket conspiracy.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 25, 2003 02:51 AM

Now you know why I always tell the bums -- Oops! I mean, the "homeless people" -- who try to hit me up for money that I have no cash on me.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 25, 2003 at 03:29 AM

That's DR Vitali Klitschko to you, bum. He's got a doctorate(and not in the fistic arts).

Posted by: Rob at June 25, 2003 at 11:09 AM

It's a wonder charlatans haven't picked up on something which adds to the overall versimiltude of the H.P. magical world, muggles do witness it but have memory speels cast on them. Rowling is the exception.
She is clealrly writing an account of the wizarding world.The struggle between Voldemort and his death eaters, the goodies, and the others led by H.P., the baddies, is true.
The reason, to guess, why she has decided on the form, children's story for the annals, is obvious.

Wizards don't wish to be bugged by mere muggles to do marvellous things for them.

At least now one has an explanation of the occasional clicks on the telephone line, not phone tappers but accidental linkage to something equivalent to floo powder and fireplaces.Since the old noggin has been wiped clean of what one saw, one cannot say what it is one saw down the telephone line, but it does happen.

Posted by: d at June 25, 2003 at 03:30 PM

We have street people here in Cape Town who act as "informal parking attendants", better known to motorists are "parking terrorists", because they sometimes vandalise your car if you don't pay after being semaphored into a space you can clearly see with your own eyes. They are now being regulated: this involves giving them Day-Glo yellow waistcoats and trying to weed out the obvious loons or petty criminals. Of course, a brisk trade in the yellow slickers has already sprung up.

Entrepreneurship! Doncha just love it?

Posted by: Dave F at June 25, 2003 at 06:51 PM

With regards to your Bob Brown article, have you heard the latest joke going around? - Bob Brown walks into a bar...the barman says "Why the long face?"

Posted by: Toby at June 27, 2003 at 11:49 AM