Tuesday, July 19, 2011


In celebration of the release of the last movie in the Harry Potter series, I thought I would write a post about something topical. I recently discovered that there exist in this country, groups of people who like to get together and play "real-life" Quidditch. Here is a video of it.

As much as I love the Harry Potter books and movies, I am kind of perplexed by this one. First off, what on Earth do they mean "real life"?? Harry Potter IS real life! Secondly, surely playing quidditch without a flying broom (and snitch for that matter), defeats the point? Foolish muggles! Lastly, I refer to Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (also J.K. Rowling), "The United States has not produced as many world-class Quidditch teams as other nations because the game has had to compete with the American broom game Quodpot". Where then, is Quodpot? I thought Americans weren't too keen on Quidditch? Having said that, it is nice to finally see Americans embracing at least one global sport...