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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows « The Singing Stranger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – plot spoiler and full text « The Singing Stranger

Yet another top WordPress blog post on the wonders of which is Harry Potter and the Deathly (real word?) Hollows. Considering that the movie is out and the book comes out today (Saturday 07/21/07) I am sure the posts and articles on this book will continue into next week.

The blog post does go into what is believed to be the ending of the book. People dead, people alive, people married with children… All of this for download. I guess the big question of the day is will this effect sales? Will someone buy it today and then post the WHOLE book?

Personally, I think the book is a collectible and kids, as savvy as they are about being online, will probably want the physical book in their hands. Then again, when it comes to kids, who knows. I also wonder if this kind of thing will push the web further and further into the sites of lawyers and lawsuits.

Well, that is my comment… here are some other people”s thoughts on the blog post:

  1. Grace Says:
    July 19th, 2007 at 7:38 pm I am so outraged. How can you end seven books with ‘All was well.’? I don’t want to hear that! I want deaths and things which make you go ‘oooh!’. That brings a whole damn new meaning to the word ‘pants’. Plus, how can Harry Potter lead a normal life after all of that? The trauma, for one thing, I imagine would be a problem. Poor Ginny, I bet all the romance has gone from the relationship now Harry’s not likely to die. Good for Ron and Hermione though. The two better characters got hitched. Good. I am such a Potter geek…I think I’ll leave it at that.
  2. Lee Fan Quo Says:
    July 20th, 2007 at 7:28 am Dunno, kinda sounds suspiciously like it was ripped off The Secret Life of Douglas Manson (written by Robert Sturtevant). The similarities are pretty extreme. And how come both have a villain named Severus who dresses all in black yet is complex and contradictory inside? There are just two many similarities here for my liking. Read both books back to back and you’ll see what i mean. And Hermione’s like a weaker version of Lei-Ling. What do you think?

 26 comments in total. Go check it out and voice your opinion.

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Family | 1 Comment

WOW… I Have Been So Neglectful!!!

For some reason, I feel that WordPress just exploded or great blog posts or something…. maybe its just me. On top of that, allot is going on the web as well. From Harry Potter to Green Sneakers.

This blog is supposed to be a report (and a opinion) on what is going on with the people of  the community  that is now the internet and I have SO FAILED you.

Well, that is about to change.

Yeah, I know, some of you guys think my website is soooooooooooo lame. Who wants to read comments of some guy replying to a blog post? LOL Well, many years ago I discovered that its those comments (along with the original post whether it be a blog, a message board post or a “normal” website) help create what I call a KNOWLEDGE BASE.

All sorts of info can be found in the comments as well as the article itself. Some articles are edited BECAUSE of the comments.

I just think with individuals blogging, individuals commenting, individual sharing photos, music and art along with individuals creating new ways to interact socially on the web… well, I think somebody ought to record what is people are saying and doing. Its entertaining, educational and you can really see what is going on in culture and life.

So watch out world (the internet world that is), I’m a comin at ya!!!

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July 20, 2007 Posted by | Beginnings, Culture, Education, Entertainment | Leave a comment

Alvin and the Chipmunks Poster – I Watch Stuff

Alvin and the Chipmunks Poster – I Watch Stuff

Looks like the chipmunks are back with some sort of 2007 look (that I do not like). Go ahead and click the link… now come back (please)… what is that?Someone decided to turn Simon into Hip-Hop Hooray for some reason? He could have stayed in the nerd look…

Well, here are my picks for best comments in this blog post:

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July 19, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Movies, Music | 1 Comment

Nah Right » Remy Ma Wanted for Attempted Murder

Nah Right » Blog Archive » Remy Ma Wanted for Attempted Murder

Well over 400 comments on the subject of here involvement in the shooting and her turing herself in and being charged with attempted murder.

With rap hitting an all time low in music sales, and many rappers using street cred to boost sales, I think this comment is the best out of the 400+ posted:

  1. blieve Says:
    July 14th, 2007 at 12:49 pm Damn I guess its time for Remy to drop an album now

That says allot.

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Career, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Relationships | Leave a comment

The year’s ten best rap albums so far

The year’s ten best rap albums so far

Bryancrowford.com has come up with an apparently controversial list of the best 10 rap albums for 2007. Plently of people had something to say about the list:

Posted by: dameSTAtus | Jul 6, 2007 3:28:51 PM

Pretty crap year, I agree. Not only did I only buy one cd on that list, but it’s the only one I listen to. I did cop the newish High Priest disc, which is pretty good spliff music, but it’s probably too weird/backpacky for most of you.

Well over 4+ comments on the issue. If your interested check it out and make some noise in the comments.

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Music | Leave a comment

New Transformers Series Coming to Cartoon Network

New Transformers Series Coming to Cartoon Network

If the image of what the show is going to look like actually true (the image is on the right in the article), then I don’t think it will be that great. It will be on the Cartoon Network and of course Hasbro will be on the team.

Now, there are actually NO COMMENT on this blog about this. I am actually shocked that no one has said anything directly on the blog especially considering that Transformers will be coming out next week (and that most people on Digg are tech geeks… yeah, this blog post was featured on Digg just a few minutes ago) .

Well there are comments on Digg about this. 31 comments currently… which is kinda low considering the topic…

My favorite comment so far was made by Gotar:

Loonatics anyone?

LOL!!! If anybody remembers the Loonatics (a futuristic version of Bugs Bunny and crew), it was not that good (but at the same time it was… which is kind of odd). Let hope that the new new NEW Transformers (Generation… what are they u to now… 10?) does better than that. And lets hope that they keep the transforming sound… because if they don’t

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Movies, TV | Leave a comment

Featured Comment: by tehpwnrate on 6/25/07

The Place:

CNN Dumps Michael Moore For Paris Hilton

tehpwnrate on 6/25/07 (63 positive comment votes)

And while CNN is showing this irrelevant news, I’m sure the Daily Show will have some actual news. Damn it’s sad what the news has become.

I think he pretty much sums up what is going on here in the new media age of the 21 Century.  While this comment got 63 positive comment diggs (the top voted comment got491 so far, I feel that it is actually the best comment for the story posted.

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Digg, Entertainment, Featured Comment, Health, Opinion, Sex, Top Comments | Leave a comment

YouTube – PARIS HILTON GOES BACK TO JAIL! Exclusive Video

YouTube – PARIS HILTON GOES BACK TO JAIL! Exclusive Video

Views: 2,412,522 | Comments: 8715 | Favorited: 8000 times

Honors: 44 Links: 5 Responses: 97

 

 Well, if you didn’t get enough news about Paris Hilton, here is some comedy the break up the drama that is Paris Hilton. Here are some of the comments:

IveGotaTheory (2 minutes ago)

She’s a way better singer than Paris Hilton

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June 10, 2007 Posted by | Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Opinion, Video, YouTube and Friends | 1 Comment

Top Comments on TMZ

Here are the most commented on TMZ, the gossip blog on AOL:

As you can see, Paris Hilton has taken over TMZ.

June 9, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Entertainment, Health, Politics, Top Comments | Leave a comment

YouTube – Fall Out Boy – Thnks fr th Mmrs

YouTube – Fall Out Boy – Thnks fr th Mmrs

Views: 5,758,691 | Comments: 7932 | Favorited: 16503 times

Honors: 8 Links: 5

 

Ok, I decided to start including stuff on the net that is most linked to. Its not the most comment interaction, but it still has some merrit as people are still reacting to the material in some fashion. I probably won’t do this oftenand when I do it will be based on YouTube and Technoroti.

At any rate, here are the stats:

1537637 clicks from http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user…

483825 clicks from http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user…

320930 clicks from http://www.myspace.com/falloutboy

39461 clicks from http://myspace.com/falloutboy

23622 clicks from http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user…

The MySpace links are not a surprise since there are many articles on  how MySpace and YouTube are sort of connected at the hip when it comes to linking to each other. Probably the big reason MySpace is trying to get its foothold on the video scape by having its own video “utube”.

Here are some other “Most Linked To” on YouTube (notice that most are music videos… ha:

RICH BOY – BOY LOOKA HERE – MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE!!!

Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend

GYM CLASS HEROES: Cupid’s Chokehold / Breakfast in America

Fergie – Glamorous: Closed Captioned

Oh and to not totally ignore the… very interesting… comment on the video, here are some clips:

tHeKiLlErSrOcKmYsOx8 (44 minutes ago)

dude…thats not a bear…its a babboon 😀

liam898 (16 hours ago)

This band has to have some connection with NOKIA. you see the same nokia phone at 00.24, 01.47 and 02.08. This isn’t a music video, its a COMMERCIAL! And if you look at their ‘video’ for ‘This aint a scene…” it has even more shots of the phone!

 

 

HeatFly (2 hours ago)

HE tastes like you, only sweeter?? wdf. why HE?

 

Pure comedy…. He tastes like you???? LMAO Game over man, game over.

May 24, 2007 Posted by | Celebrity, Entertainment, Most Linked, Music, Video, YouTube and Friends | Leave a comment