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Have you ever wanted to play Quidditch?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 26, 2013

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Photo of Sondra Gillenwater

“It would be neat to go and see a game but I don’t think I’d play.”

Photo of Austin Sehorn

“If it was the movie version, definitely. That’d be super dope.”

Photo of Skyler Criswell

“I’d have absolutely wanted to play. Bossing out on a Firebolt (a type of broom in Harry Potter).”

Photo of Emily Schooler

“No, I’m not sure what that is.”

Comments

jack22 1 year, 8 months ago

Skyler you were supposed to say, "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

Brent Fry 1 year, 8 months ago

Skyler appears to be ready for his audition for the sequel to Raising Arizona

GibsonJunkie 1 year, 8 months ago

Funny, because I quite enjoy it.

Source: I play for KU.

asixbury 1 year, 8 months ago

Emily must have been living under a rock during the whole Harry Potter phase. Even if you have never read the books or seen the movies, how do you not know what it is? I can understand older folks not knowing, but she seems pretty young.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

Well, I am sixty-seven, own all the books, saw the movies when they came out and own the movies. I also went to Borders when the books came out at midnight. I was Mrs. Weasley. You would be surprised how many people my age love Harry Potter and collect items.

jack22 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm 27, I've never read the books, never seen the movies, and am thankful I have no idea what they're talking about. There are more important things in life than watching TV and trying to keep up with American/British pop culture.

mom_of_three 1 year, 8 months ago

what about reading a book? They were pretty good.

jack22 1 year, 8 months ago

I guess I'm more of a book snob, I prefer the classics.

asixbury 1 year, 8 months ago

The books are great...reading's quite fun. Nothing to do with pop culture.

Chris Golledge 1 year, 8 months ago

Personal flying device - awesome. Playing a game - don't care.

jonas_opines 1 year, 8 months ago

On flying brooms? Hell yes. NOT on flying brooms? No. The point of Quidditch is flying brooms.

I'd also love to be able to wave a wand and shoot a spell out of it, but I'd not get all that excited about waving a lit roman candle around and shouting "Expelliarmus!" either.

mom_of_three 1 year, 8 months ago

I am with you. If flying brooms were involved, then heck yes. running around on the ground pretending...not so much.

Currahee 1 year, 8 months ago

Flying brooms and parachutes so you dont die when you fall off. HP quiddich? Definitely. But "muggle quiddich"... it is the saddest thing I have seen in my life when college students do it. No you're not flying. No you're not living in a fantasy world. I'm picturing a fully grown man/woman going WHEEE on their broom while walking on two legs. How is that cool?

GibsonJunkie 1 year, 8 months ago

Because you obviously have never watched it, that's how.

Currahee 1 year, 7 months ago

Have fun living in your fantasy world.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

Harry Potter's parents were killed when he was a baby and he had to live with an uncle, aunt, cousin that mistreated him. It was only when he was eleven that he went to Hogwarts and had a family and friends. Even there he was taunted for not having parents, Ron was made fun of because his family were poor and Hermione because she was a "mudblood", that is too say of non-wizarding family.

Most of us can identify with the characters in the book and the troubles they have. I think we would also like to have a Dumbledore in our lives as well as a Hagrid. (Rowling named him that because she imagined him humming all the time and dumbledore is German for bumblebee.)

Tony Kisner 1 year, 8 months ago

No body wants to play quidditch. First you play to get the girls.....

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