Monday, September 06, 2004

John Kerry, the boy-wizard 

This might provide some inspiration to lift up John Kerry's campaign:

"Bestselling children's author JK Rowling has given fans of her Harry Potter books a brief, but tantalising taste of the next in the series chronicling the boy wizard's adventures. Visitors to her website, www.jkrowling.com, were able to play an online game of darts, which, if accomplished successfully, revealed a picture of a safe on the page, Britain's Sun newspaper said today. Those able to crack the safe's code were able to see two sentences from the as-yet unreleased sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince...

"[The extract read:] '"He looked rather like an old lion. There were streaks of grey in his tawny hair and his bushy eyebrows; he had keen yellowish eyes behind a pair of wire-rimmed spectacles and a certain rangy, loping grace even though he walked with a slight limp'."
Now, at www.johnkerry.com you should be able to throw a medal, and if you succeed in dislodging a magic CIA hat off a door handle you'll be able to enter a magic chamber - no, a series of magic chambers - containing John Kerry's policy - no, make that policies - on Iraq - hang on, make that all issues generally. If you survive the ordeal of going through a maze of John Kerry's magically changing policy positions, you'll be able to see two deleted sentences from an yet unpublished biography "John Kerry and the Pants on Fire", which I'm reliably told read: "He looked rather like an old horse. A sad horse, but with a great mane of hair."

Rowling's website, by the way, has received 220 million hits in just eight weeks. Dear bloggers, I think we're in the wrong line of writing business.


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