Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Is That A Wand In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

In case you missed it, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently revealed that Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is gay. Understandably, this has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Some people are pleased with the revelation while others are upset.

This raises an interesting question: Why do people even care? Dumbledore is a fictional character at a fictional school in a fictional world populated by fictional wizards. He doesn't actually exist. He's a made up person, the product of someone's imagination. There's no flesh & blood guy named Albus Dumbledore walking around out there, hanging out in airport men's room stalls, just waiting for purple Teletubbies or Senator Larry Craig to show up.

People need to lighten up and re-examine their priorities. Is it really right of us to be debating a non-existent person's sexual orientation when we should be concerned about REAL problems in this crazy, mixed-up world of ours? There's war in Iraq, a super drug-resistant germ is terrorizing our schools, the ice caps are melting, terrorists are trying to kill us, Iran is about to destroy the world, Dick Cheney has access to guns, and the evil ones took Ellen's dog away.

Besides, I'm still worried sick about whether Tony Soprano and his family made it out of that diner.

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