Jade speaks with Ernie Ball - String Theory

The Awesomeness of Hufflepuff
  • Person: I like Hufflepuffs! They're particularly good finders lol.
  • Me: ...
  • Person: I mean, they're just kind of average, aren't they? There's nothing really special about them. They don't really do anything.
  • Me: ...
  • Me: Cedric Diggory was selected by the Goblet of Fire as the most worthy student of Hogwarts. He then proceeded to win (tie) the Triwizard Tournament fair and square, despite a Death Eater rigging it for Harry to win and Fleur and Victor both getting assistance from their cheating headmasters. Not to mention how he defended Harry (his opponent) against injustice done by his own supporters.
  • Me: Nymphadora Tonks let her very hair stand in rebellion of the world's expectations. She overcame the intense prejudice of the world and married a werewolf. She also worked undercover at the Ministry of Magic for the Order, then fought and died in the Battle of Hogwarts, despite having every excuse to stay out and stay safe.
  • Me: Pamona Sprout--the hero of Hogwarts who saved every single Petrified student when the Chamber of Secrets was opened.
  • Me: Ernie Macmillan stood up to the murderous Heir of Slytherin (or so he thought) to defend his good friend Justin, then admitted his mistake and apologized to Harry when he realized he'd been wrong.
  • Me: Susan Bones lost her ENTIRE family to Death Eaters over the course of the two wizarding wars. Yet she still chose to fight in Dumbledore's Army rather than succumbing to fear.
  • Me: The Fat Friar was executed for saving as many people as he could from the pox and was known for his willingness to give second chances, even after his death.
  • Me: Helga Hufflepuff was the only founder willing to teach ALL students willing to learn because give it a break guys, they're 11 years old.
  • Me: Hufflepuffs are loyal and true and fair and STILL manage to kickass against the traitors and the liars and the cheats.

sesame street characters as schools of philosophical thought,
i.e. what am i doing with my life?


Still the funniest thing that’s ever come from Sesame Street. This is actual proof that Frank Oz is a comedy genius.

Okay, but why does everyone try to force the “Hufflepuff is nice and that is ALLLL” thing? Literally Tonks was very independent, Ernie and Zach were assholes and all of the Hufflepuff’s bullied Harry in 2nd and 4th year. Idk, as a Hufflepuff, it’s annoying to portrayed as having one trait while Gryffindor’s get EVERY type of personality.


I kept finding more and more posts on this, so it was time to compile them all in one place, so here ya go!

The first five were taken by @cumberfoil with the text:
“Found the base. Quiet there. Trailers say “Bert” and “Ernie”. I wonder who is who ;)”  and the original post is here.

The second two come from the Twitter feed of @rioroth(aka Jen) from setlock on June 13th, 2016.

And the last two came from a post by @constancecream, here.

For those who might not be familiar with it, Bert and Ernie are from the kids show Sesame Street, and live together.  They share a bedroom (though different beds) and Ernie is always driving poor Bert up the wall in a very long-suffering much-married way.  There’s been speculation since back in the 1970s that they might be a gay couple.  When people are referred to as Bert and Ernie, this is almost certainly what they mean.

The Bert and Ernie characters are pretty obviously based on “The Odd Couple”  1965 Neil Simon Broadway play1968 film by the same name, and 1970s television show, which also had quite a lot of speculation about its bachelor-roomie characters (and still does!)

@detectivesinsuits had this to say about it:

(Which if you’re going to reblog, please do so from the original post, here)

And they even got their own fan art,  done by the lovely @cutteroo  :) 

(posted with permission)