"Hey Harry!!" yelled Ron from the Great Hall. "I've got a really funny joke!! Okay ready? WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?"

"Lemme guess.... he wanted to get to the other side," Harry muttered.

"HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!" Ron burst into wild maniacal laughter. Suddenly Draco appeared.

"Like, oh my gawd, Weasley. That was TOTALLY the worst joke I've like, ever heard!!" Draco shouted, flipping his long blonde hair behind him. "Oh yeah, like, by the way, this TOTALLY uncool guy named Voldemort is loose in the school." Suddenly a panicked look came across his face. "Like, Oh My Gawd!! I totally forgot there's a sale at Mervyns today!" he grabbed his pink purse and ran off in the direction of Mervyn's.

Just then Hermione walked in.

"Hey Hermione!!!" Ron yelled, an excited grin on his face. "Do you wanna...?"

"Because it wanted to get to the other side," she answered promptly.

"HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!" Ron fell down on the floor laughing, suffocated, and died. After giving Ron a blank glance, Hermione turned to Harry.

"Hermione, what would you do if your arch enemy, who killed you parents, who wants you dead, who has murdered thousands of innocent children and is bent on world domination was running around Hogwarts loose?" Harry inquired casually.

Ron came back from the dead and yelled, "To get to the other side! HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!"

"Well, Harry," Hermione answered a-matter-of-factly, "that's a simple one. I'm glad I read up on it in Hogwarts, A History. All you do is..."

She was rudely interrupted by Professor Mconagall rushing in. "Potter!! I'm disappointed in you! You're not saving the world from the evil Dark Lord! Detention and 50 points from Gryffindor!"

"Detention right now?" said Harry.

"Yes!!" Mconagall yelled angrily.

"But Professor," Harry pleaded, "What about...?"

"That can wait, Potter!!" And so she lead him off to muck the stables.

And so while our steadfast hero miserably mucked out the stables, the Evil Dark Lord conquered the world, Dumbledore sat on the couch eating cheese nips, and Ron won first prize in a rodeo half time competition. As for Draco, he found the CUTEST pair of heels at Mervyn's for 20% off!

MORALE OF THE STORY: Always pray for more environmental protection.