Broadsheet @ salon.com is usually a pretty fair source for recycled news and commentary about women, gender, and sexuality. But Tracy Clark-Flory’s recent commentary about yet another celebrity sex tape — Kendra Wilkinson, who I had to look up after reading this article — is possibly one of the most pointless articles on the phenomena […]
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
Harry and Ron looked under the sink where Myrtle was pointing. A small, thin book lay there. It had a shabby black cover and was as wet as everything else in the bathroom. Harry stepped forward to pick it up, but Ron suddenly flung out an arm to hold him back.
"What?" said Harry.
"Are you crazy?" said Ron. "It could be dangerous."
"Dangerous?" said Harry, laughing. "Come off it, how could it be dangerous?"
"You'd be surprised," said Ron, who was looking apprehensively at the book. "Some of the books the Ministry's confiscated -- Dad's told me -- there was one that burned your eyes out. And everyone who read Sonnets of a Sorceror spoke in limericks for the rest of their lives. And some old witch in Bath had a book that you could never stop reading! You just had to wander around with your nose in it, trying to do everything one-handed. And--"
"All right, I've got the point," said Harry.
—dialog Harry Potter (fictional character), pp.314 - 315, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling - Thorndike Press, Thorndike, Maine - large print (16pt) hardcover edition - text copyright 1999 - published in 2000 - isbn 0-7862-2273-5.