Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: Landmarks

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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On what major U.S. construction project did workers first wear hard hats?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

JK in USA Today

In a USA Today article, Jo talks more about life after Harry. She also reveals the two characters she originally meant to live. SPOILER WARNING! Don't follow the link if you haven't finished Deathly Hallows and don't want the end ruined!

JK talks Harry on Today

Here's a link to the story on "The Today Show" about JK's interview with Meredith. In today's segment, she discusses which character received the reprieve, what jobs the trio had, and her plans on publishing the Encyclopedia using all the back stories she's built over the years. You can also launch their video player to view the clip of the interview. SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't finished Deathly Hallows and don't want the ending spoiled....DON'T click on the link as it discusses the end of the book.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

LOST News!!!

Today at the press tour, ABC president Stephen McPherson announced the planned return of Harold Perrineau in the upcoming season. LOST producers are expect to discuss this tomorrow at Comic-Con. More details as they come.

Casting news is false

Yesterday, I reported on some casting news for Half-Blood Prince I came across from a trusted Harry Potter news source. Now, on another trusted Harry Potter news source, they are saying they've confirmed these rumors to be false. I will be sure to post about any further developments which we can expect some announcements soon as they are set to begin filming the sixth movie in September of this year.

Hump Day Humor: 101 Simpsons Quotes

In honor of The Simpsons Movie coming out this week, here's a link to a list of the 101 funniest quotes from The Simpsons.

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Art

At what permanent temperature is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa kept at the Louvre in Paris?


43 degress Fahrenheit. And the humidity is set at 50 percent. The famous masterpiece is kept in a sealed enclosure behind 1.52-inch-thick glass.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

JK Rowling on Today

In case you haven't heard, there will be a two-part interview with Meredith Vieira and JK Rowling aired on "The Today Show" Thursday and Friday. I'm hoping she'll tell us who died that wasn't originally meant to and who was originally meant to die that didn't.

HBP Movie News

Some casting news out of Warner Bros. today for Half-Blood Prince...

Naomi Watts has been cast to play Narcissa Malfoy. She definitely looks the part with her blonde hair and pale complexion. Also in casting news...Joseph Fiennes and Stuart Townsend will join the HBP cast. It hasn't been announced yet what parts they'll be playing. I'm wondering if it's one of the Gaunts, Mundungus, Slughorn or Scrimgeour. Ralph Fiennes, Joseph's brother, plays Voldemort.

Tuesday Trivia: Art

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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At what permanent temperature is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa kept at the Louvre in Paris?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

OH. MY. GOD

After roughly 9 1/2 hours with a break for sleep, I've finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I cheered; I laughed; and I cried. It is pure genius, and that is about all I can manage to say about it right now.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Final hours...

HAPPY HARRY POTTER EVE DAY!!!

Only 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 Less than 3 hours to go!!!! I'm off to enjoy the festivities! I hope everyone has a good time!

What are your plans for tonight/tomorrow?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Harry Potter Videos

In honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this Saturday, here are a couple videos having a little fun with Harry. The first is a SNL skit from 2004 with Lindsey Lohan as a well-endowed Hermione. The second is a parody of Harry Potter and the old sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" in which Harry is a has-been magic school teacher. Enjoy!





ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Game Shows

What was the first letter turned by Vanna White on the Wheel of Fortune puzzle board when she debuted on the popular TV game show in December 1982?



"T." The solution to the puzzle was General Hospital.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: Game Shows

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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What was the first letter turned by Vanna White on the Wheel of Fortune puzzle board when she debuted on the popular TV game show in December 1982?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Birthday Wish List



My birthday is less than two weeks away. If anyone is looking for gift ideas, I'm a size 8 1/2.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Less than a week to go

I can hardly believe that after seven years of waiting, I'm less than a week away from knowing the end of Harry Potter. It seems like it's been forever and yet it seems like it has flown by. I want to take a moment and officially put my thoughts out there on some of the major questions leading into this final book.
  • Will Harry live? - Yes.
  • Is Snape good or evil? - Good.
  • Will Voldemort live? - No.
While I look forward to seeing whether I'm right or not, I'm really excited to learn more about the periphery stories and characters.
  • Aberforth
  • more on Lily
  • what will become of S.P.E.W.
  • Neville's inevitable battle with Bellatrix
  • how Regulus was able to steal the locket
  • Draco
I saw the Order of the Phoenix movie this weekend and in general I liked it. I thought Helena Bonham Carter and Evanna Lynch as Bellatrix and Luna respectively were fantastic. Most excellent casting choices. Ginny was totally rocking with her Reductor spellwork, but then we already knew how powerful she is. And that fight scene between Dumbledore and Voldemort...OH...MY....GOD! Incredible!!! But I felt that it lacked something. And I don't mean specific storylines because I understand that the mediums are different and changes are expected. But I feel like it was missing some of the essence of the book...the overall feeling. I didn't feel the angst in the movie that I get from the book which is so essential. Now I gotta go see it in IMAX for that 3D fight scene.
Counting down the days...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Meredith's sister to stick around

As TV Guide has reported, ABC confirmed that Chyler Leigh (who was seen at the end of season 3 in two scenes as Meredith's half-sister Lexie) will be a series regular beginning season 4. This is despite how much the focus group hated the thought of McDreamy and Lexie together. To this I say, go Shonda/ABC! Why listen to a very select group of people? There's a reason why they don't write for television. Personally, I think any storyline that has McDreamy with anyone else besides Meredith is worth sticking to. Maybe this means we'll still see George and Izzie together? Don't worry...there still might be a chance they decide to not have McDreamy with her sister and that they want to keep her solely for the drama she'll add just by being there. But creatively - I'd love to see where it goes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Funny Picture



No more George & Izzie?

Apparently, as scooped by TV Guide, the results of a focus group has ABC leaning towards dropping the George and Izzie romantic story line. At least that was the conclusion of one of the participants in the focus group. Something like 95% had negative feelings towards the two of them hooking up. Well, duh ABC! Did you not pay attention to what everyone saying via web when that first was introduced?! I admit that at first I was vehemently opposed to George and Izzie. But now I'd kinda like to see a little more before I make my decision. Thought, it does seem a bit odd that in one season Izzie goes from deeply grieving for Denny to all of a sudden grieving for the relationship with George she can't have even though she's so in love with him. Since she was supposed to be so in love with Denny her feelings for George made her feelings for Denny disingenuous. So maybe it is a good thing the story line might be dropped. Remember, ABC has said nothing one way or the other about this story line and Shonda may be sticking to her guns. I guess we'll just have to wait and see to know for sure.

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Alochol

What liquor company has a bat logo on its label?



Bacardi. The logo was inspired by the fruit bats that nested in the rafters of the company's first distillery, which began producing rum in Santiago, Cuba, in 1862.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

It's All About the Mochaface news!

Well guys, I've finally done it. I've added an RSS feed to this blog. Now you can subscribe using the widgets to the right. I've also added an option to subscribe via email. This will deliver an email once a day when I've posted something new. I hope this makes it easier for you to enjoy this blog. Thanks for reading!
Becky Mochaface

Tuesday Trivia: Alcohol

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.
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What liquor company has a bat logo on its label?


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Mac or PC

Here's a video spoof of the fantastic I'm a Mac/I'm a PC commercials from Apple. Reminds me of the Prep Unit "Tea Partay" rap.







ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Literature

What famous writer was the first to use the term skim milk?



William Shakespeare, in his play King Henry IV, Part I. He also used the term in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: Literature

Tuesday Trivia is a weekly post offering interesting trivia questions. Leave a comment if you know the answer or if you'd like to take a guess. The answer will be posted tomorrow.
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What famous writer was the first to use the term skim milk?


Monday, July 2, 2007

Private Practice recast news

Merrin Dungey, who played Dr. Naomi Bennet, is no longer a member of the cast of ABC's Private Practice, the Grey's Anatomy spinoff centering on Dr. Addison Montgomery set in LA. Dungey will be replaced by Audra McDonald as Addison's best friend. Creative reasons were cited for the change in actresses.