Harry Potter condom controversy

Because when I think Harry Potter… I think condoms. At least that is what the Swiss condom manufacturing company, Magic X, thinks. The company is being sued by Warner Brothers over their brand of “Harry Popper” condoms, which feature a cartoon condom on the front dressed in glasses and holding a wand. “The image of my client is in danger,” said a lawyer for Warner Bros. “This is clearly a reference to the film and fictional character Harry Potter.” I find it rather normal that 1) condoms are being named after children’s books characters 2) that the word “popper” is … Continue reading Harry Potter condom controversy

I don't remember this part in the Harry Potter series…

On a day when we are all celebrating America by nursing outrageous hangovers and third degree burns from ill-advised sparkler incidents, keep in mind what freedoms we wouldn’t be experiencing without those who fought. From BBC: “Afshan Azad, 22, was cast as Padma Patil, a classmate of the child wizard in the film series. Abdul Azad, 54, and his son Ashraf, 28, are alleged to have threatened her at her Longsight home. The 28-year-old is also accused of assaulting his sister. Both men appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. The case was adjourned until July 12 for committal proceedings … Continue reading I don't remember this part in the Harry Potter series…

Voldemort in DC!

It was quite the weekend here in DC, with Washingtonians shaking off their post-season blues with some parties and gatherings. Happy birthday to RNC powerhouse Cherie Short, who celebrated her birth in a fury of boas and pink at her swanky Georgetown home. Also seen in DC this week was none other than He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, who checked into the sumptuous Mandarin Hotel of Southwest Friday night. No word yet if he set up the lobby’s fireplace to be part of the Floo Network. Continue reading Voldemort in DC!