Tuesday, July 12, 2005

That's Kristi With a "K", no "E"

File under "Why can't we be more like Canada?"

Harry Potter Book Sold by Accident

COQUITLAM, British Columbia - A handful of people in Canada got a sneak peak of the latest Harry Potter book, but a British Columbia Supreme Court judge ordered them to keep it a secret.

The book was sold to 14 people who snagged a copy of J.K. Rowlings' much anticipated "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," when it landed on shelves last Thursday at a local grocery store.


Justice Kristi Gill last Saturday ordered customers not to talk about the book, copy it, sell it or even read it before it is officially released at 12:01 a.m. July 16.

Memo to Justice Gill: In the future, please refrain from smoking crack before work.

I gotta say, I'm more than a little curious to see how many of these 14 people actually obeyed Judge Kristi's order not to even read the book, or actually returned their books to the store.