I have recently taken an interest in reading the NYTimes blog section. It is normally a hit or miss if the blogs are any good.
The majority of the time they just re-link you to an article they have written. But I have come to accept this knowing that I only read blog topics that interest me and hence I am only linked to articles that interest to me.
When looking through the Well blog on the site (normally this is one I avoid, since modern medical science doesn’t really interest me).
But I found an article linking Harry Potter and underage drinking. Being me I found this super interesting and of course I had to read the full article.
It was called “Harry Potter and the Pint of Liquid Courage” and the article began by saying: “Hermione is tipsy. Neville is serving drinks. Ron is sipping mead and Harry is partying with his professors.”
They go through discussing how whether “Hogwarts” has a drinking problem and what kind of message this is sending to the youth of American and the world.
They may very well have sound argument but the whole time I thought “is this article really necessarily… Harry Potter is a wizard who spends his time fighting the Dark Lord and you’re afraid that the youth of the world is going to most influenced by a butterbeers”
Needless to say I found the article hilarious.