Good news, Harold Potter fans! J. K. Rowling is hard at work, toiling away at ‘nother book. No, it is not about Harry’s uncle, Larry Potter and his hirsute wife, Mary. And their wee childfolk, the hairless Potters, Barry and Cary. Nor their wolverine, Wary.
It is about naval aviators. And I have a little snippet of dialogue for you right here:
Charlie: So, Lieutenant, where exactly were you?
Maverick: Well, we…
Goose: Thank you.
Maverick: Started up on a 6, when he pulled from the clouds, and then I moved in above him.
Charlie: Well, if you were directly above him, how could you see him?
Maverick: Because I was inverted.
Iceman: [coughs whilst saying] Bullshit.
Goose: No, he was man. It was a really great move. He was inverted.
Charlie: You were in a 4g inverted dive with a MiG28?
Maverick: Yes, ma’am.
Charlie: At what range?
- Top Gun II, Goose and Maverick, written by J.K. Rowling?
Maverick: Um, about two meters.
Goose: It was actually about one and a half I think. It was one and a half. I’ve got a great Polaroid of it, and he’s right there, must be one and a half.
Maverick: Was a nice picture.
Charlie: Eh, Lieutenant, what were you doing there?
Maverick: Communicating. Keeping up foreign relations. You know, giving him the bird!
Goose: [Charlie looks puzzled, so Goose clarifies] You know, the finger
Charlie: Yes, I know the finger, Goose.
Goose: I-I’m sorry, I hate it when it does that, I’m sorry. Excuse me.
What the heck? J.K. Rowling is writing Top Gun II? Ooops, sorry. We actually have no idea the subject matter of Ms. Rowling’s latest howling:
The author of the mega-selling “Harry Potter” series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, long rumored, were not announced. A neighbor of Rowling’s in Edinburgh, author Ian Rankin, tweeted Thursday that he thinks Rowling has written a mystery novel.
“Wouldn’t it be funny if J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults turned out to be a crime story set in Edinburgh?” Rankin wrote. “My word yes.”
What would be funnier, Mr. Rankin, is if J. K. Rowling wrote a sequel to that Air Force masterpiece, Iron Eagle. As in Iron Eagle V:
Damn, I thought the Colonel was a Marine Gunny?!? And that 3rd Lieutenant needs a haircut. Was I not just writing about the Air Force and their hair in the last post? Sheesh.