21 Times Tumblr Knew Hermione Was The Best Character In “Harry Potter”


1. When they pointed out how well JK Rowling wrote her.

2. When they made this mash-up.

3. When they turned this moment into epic foreshadowing.

4. When they highlighted this moment of friendship between her and Harry.

5. When they properly understood her character.

6. When they underscored how badass she is.

7. When they reminded everyone how amazing she actually is at magic.

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8. When they pointed out that really, the books would have been better with her as the protagonist.

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9. When they pictured her life as a child.

10. When they explained the ~real~ reason she’s a badass.

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11. When they yelled at her for being a nerd.

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12. But also when they finally understood why she’s such a nerd.

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13. When they mashed her up with Regina George.

14. When they knew why JK Rowling wrote in that scene.

15. When she was sassy AF.

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16. When they captioned this iconic scene.

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17. When they combined the most powerful witch of her age, with the most powerful internet tool.

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18. When they pointed out that no one fucks with Hermione.

20. And again.

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21. And when they showed that, despite all her perfections, she was human enough to get annoyed when someone was a bit better than her at something.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jobarrow/are-you-sure-thats-a-spell-ron

‘Major trouble': House GOP hopeful Carl DeMaio accused of sexual harassment [video]

That was bizarre and.. graphic. Still processing. RT @shiracenter: WTF just happened to Carl DeMaio on CNN just now. Wow.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 10, 2014

Processing what, exactly?

@NoahCRothman Don't leave us in suspense. What happened? @shiracenter

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

@gabrielmalor Graphic accusation of sexual harassment by former staffer in on-camera interview.

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) October 10, 2014

Oh dear.

So, DeMaio (R-CA) may have masturbated in a restaurant, and later sexually harassed a male aide.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 10, 2014

From today’s edition of “The Lead”:

CNN has also posted a lengthy report on the allegations against openly gay GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio:

But behind the scenes, things are much messier. DeMaio’s former campaign policy director is accusing the candidate of sexual harassment, even saying DeMaio masturbated in front of him. DeMaio vehemently denies the allegations, saying they’re the cover story of a plagiarist and suspected criminal.

This is not the first time DeMaio has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior. Last year, a fellow city councilman said he twice caught DeMaio masturbating in a city hall restroom — an allegation DeMaio denied.

Hold DeMaio http://t.co/tG3lRLus3o

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 10, 2014

Well this has to be among the most NSFW scandals of the 2014 political season… http://t.co/f4JmlrcPM2 via @frates

— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) October 10, 2014

Womp womp wommmmmp https://t.co/L7Mjh632S4 idea: don't run for office if someone can plausibly accuse you of jacking it in a restaurant

— Neal Dewing (@Neal_Dewing) October 10, 2014

And San Diego continues to stay classy. RT @katherinemiller: These are some serious accusations against DeMaio http://t.co/zVSDleZzQK

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 10, 2014

Also against his accuser. RT @katherinemiller: These are some serious accusations against DeMaio http://t.co/iAP7z5908Y

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

For the record, DeMaio denies the allegations:

“This is an individual that was let go by our campaign manager for plagiarism. A well-documented plagiarism incident of taking a report from the National Journal and passing it off as his own work,” DeMaio said. “He was terminated. He admitted that he plagiarized. He apologized for plagiarizing and when we told him he was no longer welcome in the staff and in the campaign office, even as a volunteer, he left. Days later, he broke in.”

In any event, it looks like DeMaio’s got a tough PR battle ahead.

@baseballcrank: Hold DeMaio http://t.co/8SeYdwdZnG” yikes holy crap

— Heather (@hmfearny) October 10, 2014

Major trouble for GOP House candidate Carl DeMaio in #CA52. http://t.co/34jiVjANM6

— Chris Moody (@moody) October 10, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/10/major-trouble-house-gop-hopeful-carl-demaio-accused-of-sexual-harassment-video/

Jesse Jackson: Blacks are under attack

From the LA Times:

Jackson said that there is a mistaken assumption in some corners of America that all racial problems went away with the election of President Obama. “There was this feeling that we were kind of beyond racism,” he said. “That’s not true. His victory has triggered tremendous backlash.”

He added: “Blacks are under attack.” African American families are facing record home foreclosures and unemployment. Their children are burdened with student loan debt. States, particularly conservative ones, are passing voter laws that leaders know will disenfranchise blacks and other minorities. Meanwhile, the nation’s prisons are brimming with black faces, he said, and their numbers that suggest that the legal system is quicker to send blacks to prison than whites.

Jackson said gunfire in America continues to be a problem for all Americans — not just blacks. Why, he asked, isn’t America outraged, that far more people die of gun violence in one year in America than the number of soldiers killed in the wars waged in Iraq and Afghanistan?

“Our disparities are great,” he said. “Targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business.”

Meanwhile, in Obama’s home town of Chicago:

Emanuel: Violent death of any innocent child is a "tear at the city's fabric." http://t.co/fdnufu77

— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) March 23, 2012

Pounding the podium with emotion, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’s outraged by the bloodbath of violence that claimed the life of a 6-year-old playing on her porch in front of her parents and nearly killed a Chicago Police officer.

“What happened is unacceptable. Our streets are for our children and for our law-abiding parents. I cannot think of anything worse than if a family is hanging out on their front porch [enjoying] nice spring-like weather that that is violated by violence. Our streets do not belong to gang-bangers,” Emanuel said.

“While obviously 10 [murders] over a weekend is dramatic, it is too frequent and too normal. I will not allow a child in Chicago to not have — as long as I’m mayor and I have something to do about it — the most basic of rights, which is the ability to play in their neighborhood, play on their streets and grow up with that sense of normalcy.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/24/jessie-jackson-blacks-are-under-attack/

Photo Series Asks: What Souvenir Did You Keep From Your Ex After The Breakup?

Photographer Sam Evans-Butler and Hello Mr. magazine wants you to share the t-shirts, lighters, and other mementos that you hold onto — even after you let that special someone go.

1. After the break-up, was there anything from your ex you just couldn’t let go of? Perhaps an object you kept as a souvenir of sorts?

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2. That is the exact question the Souvenir photo project, shot and conceived by photographer Sam Evans-Butler, is attempting to explore.


This project, archiving the stories of objects men still have from their ex-boyfriends, originally appeared in an issue of Hello Mr. magazine and is now being relaunched as a larger project for Valentine’s Day. “When Sam pitched the idea to editor Ryan Fitzgibbon, the story really spoke to him because he himself had a ‘souvenir’ from his ex and felt that this was a story that would speak to a lot of people,” Assistant Editor Francisco Tirado explained to BuzzFeed News. “In these simple stories, the series explores that peculiar fondness we feel for an object, despite the not-so-fond feelings we might not have for the person associated with it.”

4. The Hello Mr. team is encouraging people to share their own souvenir stories using #YourSouvenir. The best of the best will be shared on their Instagram account.


5. Here are a few of the souvenir stories they have collected:

6. “Will, an editor, kept a flask that his ex engraved his initials on.”

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7. “Sam, snuck into his ex’s apartment after the break up to drop off a box of stuff left behind, and left with his ex’s favorite lighter. ‘I don’t know why, but I felt like I deserved it.'”

8. “Dylan, set designer. The only item that he has ever kept from a relationship was this t-shirt. They are no longer together, but the business carries on.”

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9. “Erol, small business owner, opened Kahve coffee shop with the man he was dating.”

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10. “Mark, furniture designer/builder, and his cat Amiga, who was a gift from the first guy he ever dated.”

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11. “Matthew, DJ, got a tattoo that his boyfriend paid for to commemorate their favorite song, ‘I Found A Reason’ by Cat Power.”

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12. “Adrian, stylist, found this drawing after his partner moved out. He’s not really sure if it was intended to be mean spirited.”

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13. “Paul, painter, stole these sunglasses from his boyfriend during a messy break­up, despite the fact that he didn’t like them.”

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14. Drew, chief creative officer: “I hung on to my ex-­boyfriend’s cape. He bought it, and I stole it. Capes are my signature look now. Haha.”

15. “Jon Jon, DJ, kept this pop up card that was made for him as a gift.”

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16. “Dan, marketing, kept this framed DC Comics art even after he and his boyfriend broke up. Here, he bares it all.”

17. Post a picture of #YourSouvenir to your Instagram for a chance to be featured and win a prize from Need Supply. More info here.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/photo-series-asks-what-souvenir-did-you-keep-from-your-ex-af