July 31st, 2008

harry potter

Possibly the nerdiest thought I've ever had

Over at the AV Club, Noel Murray is watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time and posting his thoughts about each episode as he goes along. As I was reading his review of "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered," I came across this:

My theory about Cordelia not being affected by the love spell: In the actual episode, some arcane explanation for her invulnerability is offered, but I think the answer is much more simple. I think she wasn’t affected because she was already crazy in love with Xander. It’s like in Trivial Pursuit, when you have to answer a pie-piece question even though you already have that color pie-piece. Cordelia already has her Xander pie-piece.

My very first thought when I read that? "I read a Harry Potter fanfic like that once."

I stole this joke from Chris Sims

10-S, 10-D

Ten random things: July 31

Ten birds pictured on currency:

  1. Superb lyrebird (Australia 10-cent coin)
  2. Sapphire-spangled Emerald Hummingbird (Brazil 1-real note)
  3. Whooper swan (Finnish 1-euro coin)
  4. Eagle (Poland 50-zloty note)
  5. Ostrich (Eritrea 10-cent coin)
  6. Phoenix (Japan 10,000-yen note)
  7. Common loon (Canada 1-dollar coin)
  8. Yellow-eyed penguin (New Zealand 5-dollar note)
  9. Pelican (Albania 1-lek coin)
  10. Dove (Croatia 20-kuna note)