3The Politician Who Must Not Be Named
A Russian man legally changed his name to "Harry Potter" in an attempt to win an election for governor and, while frighteningly insane, is by far not the worst thing a 32-year-old could be doing by pretending to be Harry Potter.
We're not experts on Russian government procedure (and if the last 50 years are anything to go by, neither are they) but we're fairly sure that 12-year-olds don't get to vote. And magical interference in elections is punished by the ghosts of the KGB. Oh, and you're not allowed to use a changed name in a Russian election anyway. Kind of an afterthought at this point, since if the voters were going to elect the guy, really they kind of deserved what they got.
What's even more outrageous is that we're thinking this guy wasn't a Harry Potter fan at all. If so, he would have known those Soviet Durmstrang wizards from Goblet of Fire would kick the shit out of the snotty Hogwarts rejects any day of the magical week. If you're going to go with a fake wizard name on a Russian ballot, you need to put "Viktor Krum" on that shit.
2Fight for Your Right to Wizard-cest-aedophilia
When is it OK to draw pictures of underage children having sex?
If you have to think about the answer to that question for very long, you have apparently gotten here by badly mistyping "LiveJournal" in your address bar. That site is, for whatever reason, a haven for all sort of images that would be illegal as hell if they were not hand-drawn cartoons.
But maybe LiveJournal isn't so fond of this reputation, as they suspended the accounts of users "ponderosa121" and "elaboration" because erotic pictures of Harry Potter and the Weasley twins, which they say violated the terms of service, copyright laws and the fundamental tenets of a civilized society.
This suspension triggered a tidal wave of Internet whining not seen since Doritos last changed their flavors. Fans stormed the site, with statements of civil rights violations that would make Martin Luther King cry:
"'Obscenity' is the perfect tool to weed out everything that doesn't fit in a nice, clean, straight, male-dominated and preferably white world," said a user named erestor as quoted in news articles on the subject.
We're not showing the image. Use your goddamn imagination.
Yes, erestor just compared the right to draw paedophilic porn to the civil rights movement, universal suffrage and gay rights. If only he'd mentioned Hitler he would have completed his Internet-outrage-bingo card.