To Hermione on her 18th Birthday
Donald Nyffington, 37-year-old UNIX programmer, is in love. He's in love with Hermione Granger... or rather with Emma Watson who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies. And Emma, unfortunately for Donald, is only 14. So he's started the 'Official Countdown Website to Hermione Granger's 18th Birthday.' The site is convincing enough that you really might start to believe that Donald and his unrequited passion for Hermione are for real. But they're not. The picture on Donald's 'About Me' page gives it away. It comes from an old Onion article titled 'Creepy Middle-Aged Weirdos Swept Up In Harry Potter Craze.' (via Scattered Pieces)
Thank god for that.Posted by Heccubus on Mon Jun 28, 2004 at 04:44 AM
Heh.. That Onion article's quite funny..I enjoy Harry potter a lot, but it described fanatics pretty wellPosted by Jenny on Sat Jul 10, 2004 at 09:13 PM
why in gods name am i herePosted by tom in england on Wed Dec 07, 2005 at 04:37 PM
Hey, this reminds me of the same thing they did with a pre teen neo nazi group, (yes scary, the pre teen neo nazi group is in fact real.) i think the author of the site prefered to them as "jail bait"Posted by Eva in New york on Thu Feb 09, 2006 at 06:46 PM
emma watson is such a pretty girl. its not surprising someone would be crazy over her (if only the story is true.)Posted by Emerald in Phils on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 02:23 AM
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