Voldemort is Martin Luther’s Brother

My son said to me yesterday, “Voldemort is Martin Luther’s brother.” It took a second to process the sentence, realize that he was talking about actors depicting these characters, and that the sentence was in fact true. I still think it is a funny sentence even so…

  • http://twitter.com/stevepurtell Steve Purtell

    Don’t use THE NAME!!! Use V-ld-m-rt

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Should I change it to “He who must not be named is Martin Luther’s Brother?” Or, for the benefit of Roman Catholic readers, “He Who Must Not Be Named is Voldemort’s Brother”?  ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/defunctidiom Kerry

    How about ‘He Who Must Not Be Named is You-Know-Who’s brother’? That avoids me being able to make snide comments on either end. Though names are still powerful.

  • Jona Lendering

    Have you ever noticed the similarity between Constantine the Great and Sylvester Stallone, or between Marcus Aurelius and Obi-wan Kenobi?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pstenberg Pär Stenberg

    My blasphemy meter just went through the roof.

  • http://www.mccaughan.org.uk/g/ gjm

    Ah yes, dear old Tom Riddle, author of “The Muggles and their Lies”. Didn’t he suggest burning down their churches and their houses, taking away their books, banning them from the highways and confiscating their money, and using them for slave labour? Or am I getting him mixed up with someone else? :-)

    (I happened to see “The Matrix” shortly before the “Lord of the Rings” movies. I kept expecting Elrond to say things like “No, Mr Aragorn, I expect you to die.”.)


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