Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bunky to open a school for witches

Elwood "Bunky" Barlet must of read the Harry Potter series. The Wiccan celebrity wants to open his own Hogwarts.

Wiccan high priest Elwood "Bunky" Bartlett, who won an estimated $49 million in the Maryland lottery last month, intends to use his money to set up a school for witches -- a real-life Hogwarts.

Bartlett, who formerly operated a bookkeeping service, says the winning ticket came to him after he promised "the powers that be" that he would use his winnings to quit his job and teach full-time.

He told the Associated Press that his school will teach not just about Wicca but also about multiple spiritual traditions, as well as offering training in practical skills like financial management.

It is an odd story reported without commentary. A lottery winner wants to teach about Witchcraft and financial management. One does not need formal training to become a Wiccan high priest, nor does one need a specialized degree to teach people how to pick lotto numbers. As P.T. Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute".

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Anonymous said...

When the kids find out there won't be any quidditch or functional broomsticks, it'll be all over.

Anonymous said...

and there are assholes who believe everything they read born every minute... so if he wants a school for wicca... who cares, hes not forcing anyone to convert, more than i can say for most religions out there... so all u 'muggles' can piss off ...he believes what he teaches and so do many others... dont critize that which u know nothing about

Anonymous said...

Its just so weird that someone would start a school for witches when theres so much he can do with that money. He can maybe help those in need rather than spend it on a school which I doubt will ever help anyone.

Mojoey said...

Sorry - this is my blog. I can criticize anything I want I feel like. That includes nutball wiccans.

Interested said...

You go guy!