Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Harry Plopper

Whether you're a fan of the Harry Potter books or not, I think it's clear that J.K. Rowling has written characters that children and teens can look up to more than the usual celebrities that they idolize. The bookish Hermione, for instance, is intelligent, witty, and never worries about her weight. The celebrities of this generation keep making the news with their drunken driving, cocaine toting, pantiless wearing ways, and though I rarely opine about celebrity happenings, after watching another story about Lindsay Lohan's second arrest for drunken driving and possession of cocaine, I couldn't help myself. There are, of course, celebrities doing admirable things, they just don't make the news doing them. Okay, rant over.

Speaking of admirable characters, the Simpsons movie comes out in two days! ;) Husband is a huge fan and I'm trying to figure out if I can take him this weekend while we're home for a wedding. I think it's going to be too whirlwind, but he would be so excited. He walks around the house singing, "Spider pig, spider pig, does whatever a spider pig does." Bless him. In the newest ad, Homer tells Marge, "he's not spider pig anymore, he's Harry Plopper." Flash to the pig adorned with a little lightning scar. Ha! Now that is entertainment.


hellojed said...

I agree - love or hate the books, there's no doubt the characters are great role models, and it's brought thousands of children back to reading. That's a huge feat in the computer generation!

You're going to love The Simpson's Movie - I was in stitches the entire time.

Kristen said...

Your husband is so special. ;-)

Angie said...

I love seeing children so excited to read, it's amazing!
Yay for the Simpsons, I can't wait.

Yes, and you got to see the "Spiderpig" song, lucky you!