Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A man committed suicide after inadvertently learning a plot point from a not-yet-released
Example: [Borowitz, 2005]
So, one might imagine a Harry Potter fan being quite disappointed over inadvertently learning a plot spoiler from a forthcoming book, maybe even despondent to the point of suicide. That believability makes for good satire, which is exactly what the article referenced above is.
The "Man Commits Suicide after Learning Harry Potter Spoiler" piece is the work of Andy Borowitz, who produces a daily humor column known as The Borowitz Report in which he satirizes various political and entertainment figures. He chose Harry Potter as the subject of his
Last updated: 18 July 2005
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