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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:41 PM
Response to Reply #33
69. I don't think that's snobbery at all
You gave the books a fair shake, but decided you weren't in the target audience. That's perfectly fair. The OP, on the other hand... perhaps I'm misinterpreting the intention, but it reminds me of Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television.
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  -Am I the only one who hasn't read a Harry Potter book or seen a Harry Potter movie? KansDem  Jul-07-09 11:19 AM   #0 
  - No you're not  Bluzmann57   Jul-07-09 11:20 AM   #1 
  - Harry Potter is NOT sci-fi  qazplm   Jul-07-09 11:28 AM   #10 
  - Whatever  Bluzmann57   Jul-07-09 01:59 PM   #77 
  - It's fantasy, not sci-fi.  HeresyLives   Jul-07-09 11:28 AM   #12 
     - Young people around me are always making HP references I don't get,  Sal Minella   Jul-07-09 12:31 PM   #45 
     - See post no. 77  Bluzmann57   Jul-07-09 02:00 PM   #78 
  - I like them well enough - but don't get all the hype  el_bryanto   Jul-07-09 11:21 AM   #2 
  - Yes, you are the only one. Even the Pope enjoys Harry Potter cos play. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-07-09 11:23 AM   #3 
  - Nope.  Adsos Letter   Jul-07-09 11:23 AM   #4 
  - Who's Harry Potter?  no_hypocrisy   Jul-07-09 11:24 AM   #5 
  - He was the CO on M*A*S*H  road2000   Jul-07-09 12:40 PM   #52 
     - Sherman Potter played by Harry Morgen.  no_hypocrisy   Jul-07-09 12:57 PM   #61 
        - Bad joke on my part.  road2000   Jul-07-09 01:05 PM   #62 
           - No, I thought it was funny  dmr   Jul-07-09 03:31 PM   #103 
  - Nope.  kjackson227   Jul-07-09 11:24 AM   #6 
  - Not only that, I have yet to set a Rocky movie.  rocktivity   Jul-07-09 11:25 AM   #7 
  - Me, neither! I won't watch any movie about boxing  Glorfindel   Jul-07-09 11:30 AM   #14 
  - Include me!  KansDem   Jul-07-09 12:33 PM   #46 
  - Try Stallone as a funny man instead.  Tesha   Jul-07-09 06:53 PM   #114 
  - I thought the Rocky movies were just DEADLY boring.  Sal Minella   Jul-07-09 12:35 PM   #48 
     - Bullwinkle was OK, though  ChairmanAgnostic   Jul-07-09 02:49 PM   #91 
  - I attempted to read the books, but I can't stand JK Rowlings' writing style,  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 11:25 AM   #8 
  - Just curious--what is it about Rowling's style that you don't like?  KansDem   Jul-07-09 11:51 AM   #30 
     - Oh, it's just my literary snobbery. She writes for a certain age level so her sentences  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 12:04 PM   #33 
        - I don't think that's snobbery at all  moggie   Jul-07-09 01:41 PM   #69 
        - Have you tried to read any of the Twilight or Eragon books?  uppityperson   Jul-07-09 03:16 PM   #96 
           - Oh yeah. My teen daughter is obsessed with the Twilight series and I started the first book--  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 03:20 PM   #97 
              - Books that make me wish everyone would die 1/3 way through are not well written  uppityperson   Jul-07-09 03:30 PM   #101 
                 - If you've seen Star Wars you don't need to read Eragon  Love Bug   Jul-08-09 10:11 AM   #132 
  - Look around.  wolfgangmo   Jul-07-09 11:26 AM   #9 
  - Nopey, you aren't the only one.  Gwendolyn   Jul-07-09 11:28 AM   #11 
  - i never read the books- but i really do enjoy the movies.  dysfunctional press   Jul-07-09 11:30 AM   #13 
  - Yeah, I can't wait to see Mrs. Weasley kick Bellatrix's ass.  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 11:35 AM   #19 
     - That will be worth the price of admission  Voltaire   Jul-07-09 01:08 PM   #64 
     - I hope they let her say  Love Bug   Jul-08-09 10:14 AM   #133 
  - Nope, same here  doodadem   Jul-07-09 11:33 AM   #15 
  - Nah, you're not alone.  Pharlo   Jul-07-09 11:34 AM   #16 
  - yes you are, anyone here saying otherwise is lying to make you feel better  mkultra   Jul-07-09 11:34 AM   #17 
  - Nope - you're not the only one  abbeyco   Jul-07-09 11:34 AM   #18 
  - I'm an adult; why would I read or watch that stuff?  mitchum   Jul-07-09 11:35 AM   #20 
  - Harrumph! I guess you put a lot of people in THEIR place!  JuniperLea   Jul-07-09 11:42 AM   #25 
  - +1  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 11:43 AM   #27 
  - But there is a difference between luxuriating in childhood nostalgia...  mitchum   Jul-07-09 01:49 PM   #74 
     - I wonder how apeshit people went when those tomes were released....  JuniperLea   Jul-07-09 02:03 PM   #79 
  - I thought the same, but then we bought an audio version  sybylla   Jul-07-09 02:50 PM   #93 
     - THREE CHEERS for Jim Dale!!! We read the first book with our twins, but on a car trip  FailureToCommunicate   Jul-07-09 03:21 PM   #99 
  - No... I am HP ignorant...  JuniperLea   Jul-07-09 11:36 AM   #21 
  - Nope. Never read one, never seen one.  AngryOldDem   Jul-07-09 11:37 AM   #22 
  - No HP for me...yet  cyberswede   Jul-07-09 11:41 AM   #23 
  - How do you know that it's not entertaining or amusing enough if you never read it?  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 11:42 AM   #24 
  - I avoided them for a long time as well  Voltaire   Jul-07-09 12:11 PM   #35 
  - Supposedly they're doing Deathly Hallows in 2 movies.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 12:20 PM   #40 
     - I suppose they could have done 2 since Goblet  Voltaire   Jul-07-09 01:07 PM   #63 
     - I hate how they completely cut the dursleys out of the goblet of fire  Clintonista2   Jul-07-09 01:46 PM   #72 
     - I hate the way they cut out huge chunks of the story in most of them.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 01:59 PM   #76 
        - Really you didn't like the LOTR movies? I thought they did a pretty good job for the most part  Clintonista2   Jul-07-09 02:42 PM   #89 
        - Yeah, I hated them.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 03:08 PM   #95 
        - That's why it's called "Adaptation"  Touchdown   Jul-07-09 03:31 PM   #102 
     - I think that would be a bad idea  DireStrike   Jul-08-09 05:13 AM   #124 
  - I would pass through the room when my family was watching one of the movies...  KansDem   Jul-07-09 12:17 PM   #39 
     - Well grab the first book and read it.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 12:22 PM   #42 
  - The fundies don't watch him. nt  Obamanaut   Jul-07-09 11:43 AM   #26 
  - I know that I know that I know not WHY .......  Sal Minella   Jul-07-09 12:38 PM   #51 
  - I haven't done either.  flvegan   Jul-07-09 11:45 AM   #28 
  - Nope -me neither.  LeftinOH   Jul-07-09 11:45 AM   #29 
  - I had no choice if I wanted to understand what my kids were talking about.  kegler14   Jul-07-09 11:53 AM   #31 
  - Add me to the list.  National Steel 27   Jul-07-09 12:01 PM   #32 
  - Count me in  RFKHumphreyObama   Jul-07-09 12:10 PM   #34 
  - I have never had an interest either - you're not the only one  Maru Kitteh   Jul-07-09 12:14 PM   #36 
  - Never had any interest.  bigwillq   Jul-07-09 12:15 PM   #37 
  - Nope. I haven't. Not interested. n/t  Bertha Venation   Jul-07-09 12:15 PM   #38 
  - I read the 1st book due to pressure from my daughters  VWolf   Jul-07-09 12:21 PM   #41 
  - yes n/t  Scout   Jul-07-09 12:22 PM   #43 
  - No you're not...  virgdem   Jul-07-09 12:27 PM   #44 
  - i havent. and i am a HUGE reader. kid stuff, lol. not interested. havent read  seabeyond   Jul-07-09 12:34 PM   #47 
  - Adding myself to the list n/t  UTUSN   Jul-07-09 12:35 PM   #49 
  - i haven't , nt  garybeck   Jul-07-09 12:36 PM   #50 
  - I'm with you.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 12:41 PM   #53 
  - No, I know quite a few very intelligent individuals who adore the books and the movies.  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 12:52 PM   #60 
  - Lotta smart people like some brain candy here & there, no doubt.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 01:35 PM   #67 
  - Interesting...  KansDem   Jul-07-09 02:33 PM   #87 
     - Although the poster above dismisses the books as "brain candy" I do believe  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 02:55 PM   #94 
  - Way to go! You are so much better than those people.  WhollyHeretic   Jul-07-09 02:13 PM   #83 
     - Didn't suggest I was. Your malice says more about you than it does me.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 03:48 PM   #105 
        - I'm malicious? You're the one who questioned the intelligence of millions of people based on your  WhollyHeretic   Jul-07-09 05:45 PM   #106 
        - Now you're lying about me.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 06:03 PM   #109 
        - Now you're lying about me.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 06:06 PM   #110 
        - There is a continuum between what is profound and brain candy--  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 06:29 PM   #113 
  - Hardly.  Moondog   Jul-07-09 12:41 PM   #54 
  - I never even picked up a copy until Costco  woofless   Jul-07-09 12:43 PM   #55 
  - i haven't...  a la izquierda   Jul-07-09 12:46 PM   #56 
  - No, of course not. But I love the books.  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-07-09 12:48 PM   #57 
  - I haven't. I'm sure some day I will read all the books. But for now I'm just not into fantasy.  applegrove   Jul-07-09 12:49 PM   #58 
  - I tried reading the first book, but couldn't get into it. Though I saw the first film.  closeupready   Jul-07-09 12:50 PM   #59 
  - Nope. I haven't either.  SeattleGirl   Jul-07-09 01:09 PM   #65 
  - No,  Hard_Work   Jul-07-09 01:10 PM   #66 
  - Saw one movie with my niece. Couldn't see the appeal.  Vidar   Jul-07-09 01:38 PM   #68 
  - Yup. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jul-07-09 02:49 PM   #92 
  - Never read it or seen a Potter movie. You are not alone. n/t  Hepburn   Jul-07-09 01:44 PM   #70 
  - No, and I grew up with and still read/watch plenty speculative fantasy, science fiction & horror  Echo In Light   Jul-07-09 01:44 PM   #71 
  - No, you're not  ellie   Jul-07-09 01:47 PM   #73 
  - Never read a book and never saw a movie. My youngest son was crazy for H. Potter.  mnhtnbb   Jul-07-09 01:51 PM   #75 
  - You are not the only one.  Blue_In_AK   Jul-07-09 02:05 PM   #80 
  - OH MY  undergroundnomore   Jul-07-09 02:07 PM   #81 
  - Count me in, please.  Octafish   Jul-07-09 02:08 PM   #82 
  - Same here.  silverweb   Jul-07-09 02:18 PM   #84 
  - No. Me too.  NC_Nurse   Jul-07-09 02:20 PM   #85 
  - Question, how do you know that you don't like Potter if you've never read a book or seen a movie?  MadHound   Jul-07-09 02:26 PM   #86 
  - No, kind of. I did take my goddaughter back in the day to see the 1st movie.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jul-07-09 02:35 PM   #88 
  - You're not alone. I'm not into stuff like that but am always forced  ecstatic   Jul-07-09 02:44 PM   #90 
  - I watched the first movie...  Release The Hounds   Jul-07-09 03:21 PM   #98 
  - Give the audio version a try (from your library): Jim Dale's rendition bests reading AND  FailureToCommunicate   Jul-07-09 03:24 PM   #100 
  - Nope, you're not  PSzymeczek   Jul-07-09 03:40 PM   #104 
  - I've never read a HP book or seen a HP movie.  azmouse   Jul-07-09 05:47 PM   #107 
  - I just don't get it....  noel711   Jul-07-09 05:49 PM   #108 
  - Yes. You're The Only One. Every One Of The 6 Billion Other People, Even The Illiterate And Blind,  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jul-07-09 06:27 PM   #111 
  - I've never read or seen any Harry Potter stuff. n/t  greguganus   Jul-07-09 06:28 PM   #112 
  - I feel that way about Updike (though I have read a couple of his books)  cemaphonic   Jul-07-09 11:19 PM   #115 
  - I have tried  Toucano   Jul-07-09 11:26 PM   #116 
  - No, you're not alone.  Brigid   Jul-07-09 11:27 PM   #117 
  - OMG I love Harry Potter I have all the books and a HP cap.  ccharles000   Jul-07-09 11:33 PM   #118 
  - I started reading the books to my daughter and fell in love with them. Their Great.  Flabbergasted   Jul-07-09 11:45 PM   #119 
  - No.  bertman   Jul-07-09 11:51 PM   #120 
  - No, you're not, and I feel the same way.  Zavulon   Jul-08-09 01:01 AM   #121 
  - I think the reason the books are popular is that there are so many loose ends  eridani   Jul-08-09 04:39 AM   #122 
  - I've never read the books but the movies are pretty cool.  Boomerang Diddle   Jul-08-09 05:03 AM   #123 
  - I've seen the movies, but have avoided the books, as I'm a  Norrin Radd   Jul-08-09 05:44 AM   #125 
  - I think you mean to say...  Orsino   Jul-08-09 08:08 AM   #126 
  - waves hand in air..  SoCalDem   Jul-08-09 08:17 AM   #127 
  - I haven't  madokie   Jul-08-09 08:19 AM   #128 
  - I watched one of the movies once  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-08-09 08:19 AM   #129 
  - We have had some great family moments  hack89   Jul-08-09 08:21 AM   #130 
  - I never read any of the books. Saw the first movie.  femmocrat   Jul-08-09 09:27 AM   #131 
  - I prefer Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators  enigmatic   Jul-08-09 10:18 AM   #134 
  - no n/t  mix   Jul-08-09 10:30 AM   #135 
  - I think I saw the first movie and that was about it.  Tommy_Carcetti   Jul-08-09 10:57 AM   #136 

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