So here's my theory: Richard Harris sang the song MacArthur Park, which includes the stellar lyrics "We were pressed in love's hot fevered iron like a striped pair of pants". Richard Harris then went on to play Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies. Which he was destined for. Because the back cover of the British edition of the first Harry Potter book features an illustration of Dumbledore. Wearing a striped pair of pants. Published years before the movie was planned. Talk about inescapable destiny...