Sunday, June 10, 2007

la cosa nostradamus

Apparently everybody is making Sopranos predictions. I've never seen the show, so I may be at a disadvantage. Still, I'm game. My prediction: Tony is revealed to be a horcrux. Stay tuned for the real finale 7/21/07.

Also: Regarding predictions, in the prediction markets for the Republican presidential nomination, Fred Thompson (~28%) has now opened up a gap on Giuliani (~25%) and Romney (~22%), with the deathly hallows starting to ring for McCain (~13%, once over 40%).

Also-also: Regarding HP, as longtime readers know, I haven't actually read any of the books, but instead have listened to all of them as audiobooks. I see that HP&tDH is 17 compact discs. Even if I order it for release-day delivery, I wonder what the chances are that I will actually get to listen to the whole thing by the time somebody somewhere thrusts spoilers into my sensory stream. I'm trying to decide if this time I should just buy the book and hole myself up and read it.

8 comments:

riddiculus said...

*longtimelurkerdelurking* you could download it from itunes. easier than lugging around 17 cds.

Rebecca said...

You should read it.

And horcrux is one of my favorite HP words; it just makes me giggle.

Marietta said...

Hey Jeremy -- Read the book. Staying up all night reading a 1000-page young adult book on a hot summer night is a key part of the whole Harry Potter experience.

Hope the cold's better.

And, BTW, congrats on the new job! You'll be able to see the Edward Hopper exhibit twice...

gabriel said...

marietta,

obviously you have never experienced the virtuoso talents of Jim Dale.

Ken Houghton said...

It was a/ N/a/p/s/t/e/r/ b/o/o/t/l/e/g/ o/f/ Dale's reading the first book that convinced me to try reading them after the hype.

If you're planning to listen to the 17 CDs instead, stay away from MU until you're finished, since Shira got through the fourth in less than 24 hours and I expect similar for the seventh.

Of course, all spoilers will be posted in ROT13, as soon as I figure out what it is.

Drek said...

Purely out of curiosity... has anyone else wondered if Harry is one of the horcruxes?

It would certainly give Rowling a nice heroic reason to kill him off in the end...

Just doing my part to take the comments waaaaay off topic, Jeremy.

jeremy said...

I say: Harry is a horcrux, and yet he lives! I don't know how--some kind of magic.

Gabriel: I agree regarding Jim Dale.

riddiculus: I didn't realize iTunes would be selling it on the release date, thanks.

carly said...

Just for the record: I *don't* think Harry is a horcrux.