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  • Quizzin' on the Candidates: Dennis Kucinich or Harry Potter?

    Now that we're through hump day, we've only got two more work days to slog through until the release of the long-awaited "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." To help tide you over, we're once again asking you to test your Harry Potter and election prowess.

    Read the quotes below carefully to see if you can identify which were said by Dennis Kucinich and which by a character from the Harry Potter series.

    a. "Dobby is used to death threats, sir. Dobby gets them five times a day at home."

    b. "Dobby is a free house-elf and he can obey anyone he likes."

    c. "Dobby will have to punish himself most grievously for coming to see you, sir. Dobby will have to shut his ears in the oven door for this."

    d. "Dobby is most aggrieved, sir. Dobby had to iron his hands…"

    e. "Dobby likes freedom, miss, but he isn't wanting too much, miss, he likes work better."

    f. "I am running for President of the United States to enable the Goddess of Peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world."

    g. "Socks are Dobby's favorite, favorite clothes, sir!… I has seven now, sir."

    Answers to yesterday's Hillary Clinton/Harry Potter Quiz: A. The Mirror, B. Hillary Clinton, C. Dumbledore, D. Hillary Clinton, E. Hillary Clinton, F. Snape, G. McGonagall

    Tags: Dennis Kucinich, Harry Potter, Quizzin' on the Candidates
  • Quizzin' on the Candidates: Mitt Romney or Harry Potter?

    All this week we're counting down the days to the release of the last Harry Potter book by comparing quotes from J.K. Rowling's famous series to things said by another group of folks seeking immortality: the candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

    Which of these below lines are from a made-up character in a book about wizards, and which are from Mitt Romney?

    a. "When sperm and egg unite, something goes from inanimate to animate. It is life."

    b. "I don't think we were adequately prepared for what occurred. I don't think we did enough planning. I don't think we considered the various downsides and risks."

    c. "When I was twelve, I was just as much of a nobody as you are now. In fact, I'd say I was even more of a nobody!"

    d. "Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies."

    e. "I don't know where you learned about right and wrong, but you seem to have missed a few crucial lessons."

    f. "Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain."

    g. "My dog likes fresh air."

    Answers to last Friday's Barack Obama/Harry Potter Quiz: A. Professor Quirrel, B. Sirius Black, C. Barack Obama, D. Barack Obama, E. Luna Lovegood, F. Barack Obama, G. Luna Lovegood

    Tags: Harry Potter, Mitt Romney, Quizzin' on the Candidates
  • Quizzin' on the Candidates: Barack Obama or Harry Potter?

    In anticipation of the end of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, all this week we're paying homage to that other epic series involving good, evil, love, war, trickery and foul stenches.

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    Hang in there!

    Tags: Barack Obama, Harry Potter, Quizzin' on the Candidates