Thursday, July 14, 2005

Potterlypse Now

I try not to reprint other people's stuff in total and link to them instead. However this one is short, it's a blog comment and it struck me very funny, so I'm appropriating (but not without proper cites). In Brad DeLong's blog entry titled "Airlifting Harry Potter Copies in by Chopper..." about a NYTimes article on the problem with this Harry Potter book being released during the height of summer camp season, ajay had this to say:

The title of this post, combined with a recent viewing of the USO bunny show scene in 'Apocalypse Now', produced a very strange image in my head...

Scene 253. EXT. NIGHT.
The Huey is mobbed by screaming nine-to-thirteen-year-olds desperate for signed first editions. Order breaks down; the camp counselors beat them back with clubs while the Huey takes off. Two children hang on to the skids before dropping off into the river.

WILLARD: (v/o) There weren't too many high-profile book launch parties for Charlie. He was dug in too deep or moving too fast. The only literary benefit he got was a secondhand Penguin copy of 'Oliver Twist' with the covers missing...

Perfect visuals - I'm still chuckling...

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