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Who Cast the Owl Crop Circle Spell?

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 10:12 AM

There is a rather offbeat yet fun Harry Potter reference in the news today as there is a report that a giant owl crop-circle has appeared in a field in England as a tribute to the late pet of Harry, Hedwig. The Telegraph reports that a new series of mysterious crop-circles (patterns cut in farmers fields) haveContinued...

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MTV: Quidditch is Bringer of Glory, Destroyer of Friendships

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2009, 10:01 AM

A we witches and wizards know, Quidditch is a tough sport and is not for, errr, wimps or mere Muggles. Check out this very cool and fun video  from MTV on how we Harry Potter fans take Quidditch to heart to help celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Enjoy!


Second Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Edward
July 11, 2008, 04:40 PM

The second edition of The Quibbler, our new magazine which prints “all the news you won’t find anywhere else,” is hot off the presses and ready to be viewed. This brand new issue can be read right here. A small diagram of the controls which show how to navigate the issue is also availableContinued...

Tick Tock, PotterPuppetPals Top at YouTube Awards

Posted by: sue
March 22, 2008, 01:08 PM

Snape, Snape, Severus Snape has people singing along, and singing praises as the popular Potter Puppet Pals video was named a winner at the recent YouTube Awards. The video was a winner for “Best Comedy” as the awards acknowledge the best user -created videos of the year. The video featuresContinued...


Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Named Among EW's Favorite Fictional Lovers

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2008, 05:03 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Entertainment Weekly has released a list of Pop Culture’s Best Couples, a ranking of 26 of our favorite true (fictional) lovers. The fictional pairing of characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series areContinued...


Jingle Spells on iTunes, Amazon

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2007, 07:45 PM

Jingle Spells, this year’s Get a Clue charity item which has raised MORE THAN $30,000 FOR BOOK AID (we’re a little excited by that, can you tell?) is now available on iTunes and, for digital download. It will remain available there forevermore, so if you didn’t manage to get a copy,Continued...


Gringotts and Lucius Malfoy Worth Billions Says Muggle Magazine Forbes

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 11:17 PM

Forbes has now published their annual list of the wealthiest fictional characters, and coming in at number 14 is a Wizard of wealth and taste: Lucius Malfoy. In this very funny (and spoiler filled) writeup which you can read below, the dashing Death Eater with a wealth of 1.6 billion, hasContinued...


The End of Harry Potter, Served on a Slate

Posted by: sue
June 14, 2007, 10:01 PM

Will the final chapter in the Harry Potter saga end in the same mysterious manner as the hit cable tv show, The Sopranos? Online magazine "Slate" takes a humorous turn at fan fiction of sorts, as they present their ending to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, complete with our hero Harry (just like Tony inContinued...


"Colbert Report" Gets Scoop On Harry Potter? (Satire)

Posted by: Edward
June 07, 2007, 12:01 AM

With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows only weeks away now, reporters from all mediums are going out of their way to get the latest scoop... even when they may not be real reporters. Readers have been emailing in to let us know that recently, Comedy Central's The Colbert Report did a veryContinued...

NBC's "The Office" References Harry Potter

Posted by: Edward
May 11, 2007, 10:02 PM

Many readers have mailed in to let us know that this past Thursday night's episode of NBC's "The Office" featured a number of hilarious references to Harry Potter series. In the episode "Beach Games," a particularly funny moment (to this "Office" fan and many others)Continued...


Time Magazine Satire on Possible Future Harry Potter Books

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2007, 02:15 PM

The May 21 issue of Time Magazine has a satire on possible future Harry Potter books. You can see the scan of these funny covers here in our galleries.
Thanks much Gina!


Comedy, Thy Name is Scribbulus Issue 15

Posted by: sue
April 02, 2007, 10:54 AM

Now that we've recovered from yesterday's mischievousness, we have another bit of fun for you today that Gred and Forge would approve, as Issue 15 of Scribbulus, our essay collection, is now online and features several pieces that look at the world of Harry Potter in a humorous light.
Included in thisContinued...

A Fuzzy Voldemort

Posted by: sue
February 09, 2007, 05:08 PM

Many readers let us know that Harry Potter was the subject of this Get Fuzzy cartoon today.
Thanks guys!

J.K. Rowling

Lemony Snicket Author Talks Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 07:49 AM

As the last and 13th installment of the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events books is due to be published on friday October 13, there are new interviews now online with the Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler. In a recent interview, the comparison was made again to the Harry Potter books, and Mr. HandlerContinued...

McSweeney's Spoofs Harry Potter Quidditch Recruitment

Posted by: Melissa
August 31, 2006, 02:58 PM

From the Leaky funny files: earlier this month, humor 'zine McSweeney's published an article regarding the "Recruitment of Harry Potter," in which a zealous fictional Quidditch recruiter sends a memo planning how best to snag Harry for the team:

"Tell him we willContinued...