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Life sucks being the real Harry Potter, as school teacher ruins the party!

In 2007, amazing story, American News, celebrity, Crazy news, Deathly Hollows, education, entertainment, EU, Famous, Florida, Harry Potter, News, Odd News, party, Uncategorized, US News, USA, World News on August 2, 2007 at 1:50 am

    “Harry who?”

In the classic 1999 movie Office Space there is a character named Michael Bolton, a situation with hilarious consequences.

But in real life it sure would suck sharing the same name with someone well known.

Particularly if that someone is a fictional character, a character so popular that you couldn’t escape being asked the same question by almost everyone you met.

It might even be so bad that you might want to consider changing your name, if it wasn’t for the fact that you had your name first, years before a certain wealthy British author was even conceived!

In this case it’s a man sharing the same name as boy wizard Harry Potter.

News Reports:

Each time a new Harry Potter book or movie comes out, Florida resident Harry Potter gets phone calls from children, interview requests from TV networks and autograph requests.

“The kids want to know if I’m Harry Potter,” he said with a chuckle. “I tell them I’ve been Harry Potter for darn near 80 years!”

The real Harry Potter said he has not had time to read any of the J.K. Rowling books or see the hit movies. But the retired U.S. Defense Department employee gets his fun out of Pottermania.

“When Harry talks to the kids, they’ll ask about the owl and he’ll say, ‘Oh, he came by and brought the mail,'” said his wife, Jan. “Then, when they’re done, the mothers come on and say thank you for talking to the kids. He gets a big kick out of it.”

But meeting a real Harry Potter can be a little puzzling for the kids.

“They look at you, give you the once-over,” he said, laughing. “They can’t relate the one in the book to the one they see here. I guess I could buy me a pair of Harry Potter glasses.”

I wonder what he thinks of the petition to save Harry Potter?

Meanwhile, in Harry Potter related crazy news…

The Daily Mail reports:

A headmistress at a school in England is in big trouble with the pupils.

At a end of school semester assembly 400 children aged under 12 were shocked as Carolyn Banfield took the latest Harry Book, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, and read from the last page.

Parents and kids alike are now outraged, as many had intended to read what is expected to be the last in the series of books to have swept the world.

 Louie Swift, nine, said: “I don’t know why she read it. She’s not usually a spoilsport. She didn’t even mention she had the book.

“She just picked it up and started reading it to us.”

Jordan Ashton, ten, complained: “It has spoiled the book for me.”

The parent of an 8-year-old was fuming when she talked to the tabloid.

 “He’s read the last three books but there’s no point reading this one now.”

Another mother, who declined to be named, said: “It’s appalling. My son was going to read a book instead of playing on his computer and I was going to have some peace and quiet. “

Those poor kids, they’ll be scared for life!

Oh, the humanity.

No word as to the motivation of reading the final page to the kiddies, but I suspect she had one of two reasons.

1- She wanted to be seen as ‘cool’ by all the kids, which has clearly backfired, in spectacular fashion.

OR

2- She wanted all those kids to have a miserable holiday break, forcing them to go outside and get exercise in the dreaded outdoors.

 What an evil woman…..

Sounds like something out of a Harry Potter novel!

Maybe the kids could occupy themselves with the craziness of the Potter Puppet Pals !

 
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Man’s call to 911 emergency: ‘Help, I’m surrounded by police!’

In 2007, Crazy news, Florida, law and order, Odd News, police, Tool of the Week, United States, USA, Worlds most on July 20, 2007 at 3:03 am

 

Du’h, yeah boss!

Could this guy be the dumbest man in the world?

He was surrounded by police with guns drawn in the town of Largo, Florida in the US.

Instead of putting his hands on his head and coming out quietly, like everyone else does, he decided a call to emergency hotline 911 was in order.

Media Reports:

A 38-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and told a dispatcher he was surrounded by police officers and needed help, authorities said.

Police officers met Dana Farrell Shelton after being called to investigate a disturbance at a bar on Sunday but had found no problems and told him to move along.

Shelton, who officers said appeared intoxicated, then called 911 to report he was “surrounded by Largo police,” according to an arrest affidavit.

In the drink. The one about the golfer and the gator.

In American News, ancient, animals, comedy, Crazy news, croc suit, crocodiles, dinosaur, entertainment, Florida, Humans, Humour, Life, Odd News, science, Society, sport, United States, USA, wild animals, World News on June 28, 2007 at 9:36 pm

 

A 50 year old amature golfer had a fun old time when his ball landed in a water hazord.

Bruce Burger was trying to retrieve his ball from a pond on the 6th when an one eyed alligotor came out of the water, grabbing Burgers tasty right arm and pulled him in.

The man used his free arm to beat the reptile in the head and was eventually freed. He was taken to hospital with minor wounds.

 “I saw him reach down to get his ball and he yelled” for help, said Janet Pallo, who was playing the fifth hole and ran over to drive the man to the clubhouse.

The pond at the sixth hole has a “Beware of Alligator” sign.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of Florida,” course general manager Rod Parry said. “There’s wildlife in these ponds.”

Talk about your water hazard.

Video: Interview with Bruce, “I’ll be Okay”.

Does this remind you of a certain one eyed alligator in the film Happy Gilmore?

Amazing Space Shuttle Atlantis Video.

In Atlantis, Florida, Humans, International, lift off, science, space, space video, UFO, United States, USA, World News on June 9, 2007 at 6:37 pm

The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a construction mission to the International Space Station on Friday, ending a three-month grounding to repair the ship’s hail-battered fuel tank.

The launch bolstered NASA’s hopes of finishing work on the slightly more than half-built $100 billion orbital research outpost before the aging shuttles are retired in three years.

Bathed in golden light from the setting sun, Atlantis and its seven-man crew lifted off at 7:38 p.m. EDT (2338 GMT) from a newly refurbished launch pad at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

The shuttle is carrying the heaviest payload ever flown to the space station — a 45-foot-(14-metre) long, 35,678-pound (16,183 kg) aluminum structure that will become part of the station’s structural backbone.

It includes a pair of solar wings that will generate additional electricity needed as the station is expanded in the years ahead.