Fun: Harry Potter And The Naked Quidditch Game

December 10th, 2002 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Originally published at 03.19am
Updated at 05:47am
Updated at 10:14am

Ok, ok, I still haven’t got round to doing my review of the film of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets yet (I think I’ll have to watch it yet again to refresh my memory), but in the mean time – he’s a few things about HP that I’ve found on this ‘er internet type thing:

Thanks to Christine’s blog entry, I was laughing for nearly half-an-hour at the Naked Quidditch Match (written by Anya). Basically, it’s a series of emails (or, rather MMails: Magical Mails) sent between residents and non-residents of Hogwarts about an upcoming Quidditch game where the Gryffindor team have to play “in the buff”. Of course, a certain enterprising individual thinks it’ll be a good time to start the Unofficial Harry Potter Fan Club and the “Harry Potter Nude 2002 Calendar”…

If you can’t understand some of the terminology (or you are wondering what, exactly, Quidditch is), then you may find the Harry Potter Lexicon handy.

Oh, and before you start thinking “it’s all fiction” – it isn’t. The now grown up Harry Potter was kind enough to give an interview to E! Online last month.

It seems even Jakob Nielsen has got on the Harry Potter bandwagon – his latest Web usability column is entitled “In the Future, We’ll All Be Harry Potter” where he compares things like the Daily Prophet (the magical newspaper with movable pictures in HP) with the Microsoft TabletPC (or, I guess, any other PDA). He also includes the following memorable quote from Arthur C. Clarke‘s book “Report On Planet Three“: “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” (there’s also a corollary to this ‘law’ which goes “Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced” – from Gregory Benford‘s “Foundation’s Fear“).

It seems the aforementioned Naked Quidditch Match has been made UserFriendly‘s Link Of The Day for today. Let’s just hope the folks over at Gryffindor Tower are ready for the onslaught of visitors!

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This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

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  1. i_luv_daniel says:

    dose ne 1 have any of the Harry Potter cast e-mails if u do could u please e-mail them to me and i dont care if they r real or not cuz i will try them myself

  2. i_luv_daniel says:

    is ne 1 on here

  3. Super Potter Fan says:

    *cough* Rupert’s e-mail *cough* *cough* not sure if it’s real or fake. *cough*
    *clears throught and whistles innocently* What? I didn’t tell her! It was…got to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. alex says:

    I haff all of de ‘arry potter books wich i haff read almost a undred times

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