Magic and science are usually enemies, but when a threat like Voldemort or Donald Trump emerges, old rivalries are put aside to combat evil... and to alley-oop sick burns on Twitter. That's what happened when bored astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this political science fiction thought experiment:
If a Space Alien landed in the USA & requested: "Take me to your leader", I wonder how Pres Trump would react vs Pres Clinton— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 14, 2016
Across the pond in the world of wizardry, J.K. Rowling retorted with a surprisingly non-magical criticism of Tyson's experiment design:
Afraid we need to know whether the alien has breasts before we can answer. https://t.co/xHE9K5F7xt— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2016
The response was swift and decisive: "daaaaaaaaaaaaamn."
@jk_rowling "ugh, that alien? So ugly. Barely a 5. I only talk to aliens who are at an 8. Wait.. how many boobs does it have?" -Trump— Scott Springer (@scott_springer) October 14, 2016
@jk_rowling S A V A G E . <3 When the woman who made your childhood is still rocking it during your young adulthood.— Faith D'Isa @ NYCC (@FaithNoMoar) October 14, 2016
In the Harry Potter books, the spell 'Riddikulus' turns a scary monster into a laughable creature. Unfortunately, in the real world, its effect is only temporary.