Jul 10 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Our Patronus is an Adorable Rocketship!

Yes, we admit, Snape’s doe Patronus made us choke up a little. And the fact that James and Harry share a mighty stag gives us goosebumps. But, what about the rest of us? Those of us who maybe don’t need quite so majestic a protector? Citizen of Tumblr HangingFire shared Alicia-MB's creative take on this question, and now Dementors  are being thwarted by everything from angler fish to cassowaries, plus a few caped superheroes!

Morning Roundup intends to scare Dementors away with news about apes, presidential encouters with horse-masked individuals, and images from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune!

1. andreoide
Cool roundup! But, the artist's tumblr is this one and not de one linked in the article. As far as I can tell, HangingFire just rebloged it.
Lisamarie LiGreci-Newton
2. Lisamarie
I don't have time to watch the video at the moment, but oh man, I love Weird Al, and I love UHF. Last year we even took our kids to a concert at the State Fair as their first concert (they were 2 and ~7 months) and we all had a blast. I've been listening to Weird Al for pretty much my whole life (I had an older cousin who used to listen to it a lot while his aunt babysat me) and got the boxed set in the 6th grade, and caused my parents to regret that decision by listening to it all the time, for years (I still do on car trips). I think a lot of people expected me to 'grow out of it' (or are surprised that he's still making albums/touring) but actually, I think it gets better with age :D I remember making people laugh at a wedding when I was young (middle school, maybe) saying I was going to have Weird Al at my wedding. I made sure to play some Weird Al songs at my reception when I DID get married ;) Thankfully my husband is also a big fan.

Super excited for the new album coming out this month :D
Leah Schnelbach
3. Cloudyvision
@1: Thanks for catching that! We've added a link to the original post.

@2: I have attended many a wedding in my life, and I've learned that Weird Al will immediately bring the right kind of people to the dancefloor. :)
Lisamarie LiGreci-Newton
4. Lisamarie
S0, one of the songs we played was 'White & Nerdy' (since it describes us too well) and later we found out one of my husband's cousins (I think he was about 14 at the time) turned to his mom and said, "I think they're playing a bad song.", thinking we were playing the song it was parodying (which...does not describe us). Ha!

We also closed out with the original Ewok song. Ah, good times :)
5. mutantalbinocrocodile
We had the WORST DJ ever at our wedding (we didn't really get to choose, long story), and in my mental retcon I always pretend that he played "Achy Breaky Song". As opposed to the similar song he actually played. The recon version is far better.

P.S. Is anyone else who has seen the "Dune" video fantasizing about turning those storyboards into a weird French animated film a la Fantastic Planet?
Lauren Hartman
6. naupathia
Grr that "10% of the brain" "fact" makes me so angry! It's the dumbest thing to believe! It basically proves you just heard something one time that sounded interesting and accepted it as fact without ever looking into where it originated.

And as interesting as that upcoming Scarlett Johansen movie looks (name escapes me at the moment) I honestly refuse to see it because the "10% of the brain" fact is in full effect there -- she only becomes godlike because she "has access to all her mental faculties" SIGH. I think it would just make me too angry and completely incapable of suspending disbelief.
James Goetsch
7. Jedikalos
Japanese Dr. Who is beyond amazing. Thank you. "Sonica Screwdriver Sword!!!!!"

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