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We have a winner

One Harry Potter fan is going to eat well this weekend

But first, a bonus question a friend asked me a few days ago: In “Sorcerer’s Stone,” Dumbledore tells Harry he has a helpful scar on his knee. What is it in the shape of?

So, the quiz. Most people scored between 15 and 18 points — that makes you all N.E.W.T. grads. We did have a couple Muggles (ahem, Rod Lott), but I felt a lot of HP love when grading your quizzes.

Two questions in particular seemed to trip up a lot of people. First, J.K. Rowling’s middle name. She actually doesn’t have one. She added her grandmother’s name (Kathleen) because her publishers were afraid boys wouldn’t want to read a book by a woman — hence the initials. The second question that impedimented prospective winners was the first to be petrified in “Chamber of Secrets.” I have to admit, this was the only question in the quiz in which I had wrong too. Like a lot of you, I thought Justin Finch-Fletchley was the first student to encounter the basilisk, but it was camera-toting Colin Creevey.

A big surprise for me was the fact that every single person answered correctly to the question about Lovegood’s magazine (The Quibbler, FYI) — there must be a lot of Luna lovers out there.

Some stray observations:

-I saw some really creative ways to spell Neville.

-Ireland won the Quidditch World Cup, but Bulgarian Seeker Victor Krum caught the Snitch (which won the Weasley twins quite a bit of money).

-A couple people added “cupboard under the stairs” to Harry’s address. Awwww!

-A lot of people thought Harry’s b-day was July 19 or Aug. 19. I have no idea why. It’s July 31, same of J.K. Rowling.

-The other Chosen One? I saw Draco, Voldemort and, sadly, an Edward. I’m sorry, no sparkly vampire would ever be a Chosen One.

-Charlie seems to be the forgotten Weasley. My cat Charlie would be so sad to learn this.

-J.K. Rowling said for years that “scar” would be the last word of the series (she ended up going with “well”), but you guys had some creative last words: Died, bang (love this one — can you imagine … “Harry was happy. All was-BANG!”), over, love (a popular choice) and from Mr. Lott, a word that starts with F and ends with uck.

Now, the winner: Congrats to Callie Ferguson, who answered all 20 questions correctly (one of only two to achieve that)!

And that answer to the bonus question above? Dumbledore’s scar is in the shape of the London Underground.

That’s it, friends. “Harry Potter” is now officially over. (Unless Jo fulfills all my dreams by penning a Marauders Era series.) But, I’m going to end on a sappy note and a quote from Rowling herself at the London premiere:

“Whether you come back by film or by page, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

by Jenny Coon Peterson 07.22.2011 3 years ago
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Ms. Jackson if you're nasty


CFN

Gazette staff
In the Oct. 31 issue of Oklahoma Gazette, you'll find a review of Okie-born Wanda Jackson's brand-new album, Unfinished Business, which our writer deems "sexy."
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Box it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Former Blazers enforcer Ron “The Ice Man” Aubrey ushers in his new nightclub, Gecko’s at 5810 S. Western, with a fight night at 6 p.m. Thursday. Twelve pro boxers will take the ring, including undefeated lightweight Herbert Acevedo and heavyweight Ty Cobb (not the baseball player, in case you were wondering). Tickets are $20-$25. Visit ticketstorm.com.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Why Stop Now

Don’t even start.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Why Stop Now is a comedy that tries too hard to be a comedy. C’mon, you know the kind: Although grounded in reality, the film presents characters so quirky, they may as well come with signs around their neck to signal their stock roles, i.e. “Precocious Sibling” and “Black Sidekick.” Incidentally, this one fronts both of those examples.
 
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rush

Ron Howard's latest is a crash course in filmmaking that reeks of burnt rubber.


Action

Louis Fowler
Rush isn’t about the much-loved Canadian power-prog trio. Sadly.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughy and Jared Leto turn in award-worthy performances in this HIV/AIDS drama.


Drama

Aimee Williams

Ron Woodroof’s story has not been as extensively acknowledged as documented celebrity cases of HIV/ AIDS (e.g. Anthony Perkins, Magic Johnson, Freddie Mercury) and, until now, has remained in the mainstream media’s peripheral.

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The eyes of ... Chenoweth


CFN

Gazette staff
Okie sweetheart Kristin Chenoweth, best known for playing Glenda the Good Witch in the Broadway musical Wicked, has mentioned that she might be playing mascara-stained Tammy Faye Bakker in Rise, the new musical about her fame and subsequent scandal that was big news.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

School board votes down contract with enterprise schools


News

Ben Felder
The waiving of a 5 percent administration fee for two enterprise schools in Oklahoma City caused half of the school board to vote against a contract renewal two weeks before school is scheduled to start.
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
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