Harry Potter=Kevin Rose? (a synopsis)
Friday, November 18, 2005
The following is a brief synopsis that occurred in my warped brain while watching the latest Harry Potter movie. I noticed that in Diggnation episode 9 Kevin was not amused by the Harry Potter books or movies (which was a little fishy). So I did a little research. OK, let's begin the similarities.
Kevin Rose: Unruly dark hair, against establishment (as G4 took over), an unwanted posterboy for the dark arts of hacking (remember the 'dark tipper'?). Travel(s)(ed) with trusty sidekick Dan, and former Girlfriend Sarah Lane.
Harry Potter: Unruly Dark hair, against joining establishment (Ministry of Magic), an unwanted posterboy for magic, but with the temptation of the dark magic. Travels with trusty sidekick Ron and gal pal Hermione.
Now the image above is of the lesser know sidekicks (yes, that was a Rancid reference). Hermione, although younger than Sarah, does have some similar facial features. And don't forget their love for cats.
I will admit that this one is a stretch but take away the red hair and freckles but note the emo/harcore(I don't give a shit about my hair) haircut and you got the right hand man.
In conclusion, empirical evidence has indicated that Kevin Rose does not like Harry Potter for the striking similarities of his real life with fictional characters.