Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Cavaliers join Gryffindor House

Nothing momentous, but I couldn’t resist sharing this tribute to Cav cleverness.

UVA is in the midst of running summer orientation sessions for its incoming first-years, and the welcoming committees have diligently chalked all the sidewalks with directions (Chem Building This Way, Dining Hall Straight Ahead, etc.). However, Potter-mania seems to have worked its way into the mix, resulting in some fun little in-jokes for anybody who hasn’t lived under a rock for the last ten years:

Directions to Gilmer Hall—where apparently the Deathly Hallows have displaced the departments of Biology and Psych.

“Portkey”—because you never know when you’ll need one.

And my favorite, for more than one reason:

“Jaywalkers = Deatheaters.” I particularly like the emoticon-style frowny wizard face below the words, though you can’t see it well in the picture. It looks like this: <|:-< only upright.

I haven’t seen the film yet, but apparently Edgar Allen Poe has, and he’s Team Gryffindor all the way!