Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Best Of Everything 100-day 100-question Star Wars Blogathon, Question 3

The answer to where Obi Wan met NYPD Blue after beating up not-yet-Darth Vader was A: Polis Massa, which was not only the birthplace of A New Hope Skywalker and his sister, Oh, Yeah, We Need A Plot Twist Organa, but also may not have been a planet at all, since according to this site, Polis Massa was originally a planet that then was destroyed.

Whatever. If I had a buck for every civilization that was destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, leaving behind an asteroid field which would not, in all probability, have planetoids of such bulk that they could have molten lava cores making for a climactic final battle in which Obi Wan walks away from a dying Anakin Skywalker because for some reason the Force, which operates solely through bacteria, does not let you go on the offensive but does let you turn your back on a dying helpless man ...

... where was I?

...Grumpy Bulldog got the 9 points, and is now in the lead. Today's question is worth a whopping (and the maximum point value), FIFTY points, though, so a correct answer will be a commanding advantage, just three questions in:

What is the proper name for the amphibious beings marked by plump, squat bodies atop long slender legs, beings which use their almost human-like lips to snack on marlello duck eggs?

No hints this time. Remember: First correct answer in the comments gets the points, but every comment is an entry in the Weekly Prize Drawing.


Here's your Star Wars Pop Culture fix for the day:

Have you ever wanted to go to a formal medal-awarding ceremony where the Rebel Alliance gives out prizes for spending about 1 hour of time helping them out while completely ignoring the many sacrifices made by all the other rebels who helped build the base on Yavin's moon, gather the weapons, get the intelligence about the Death Star and serve as your wingmen in the raid... but you just didn't have anything to wear?

These Rebel Alliance Star Wars Glitter Shoes, actually available on ETSY, are just the thing for the adoptive-Princess who has to go in front of the assembled forces but didn't have time to shop because she was stuck in a holding cell just above a completely-extraneous garbage bay. Available in up to size 12, for the man who wants to dress up as Princess Leia.

Points standings here. Link


Uncle Grumpy Bulldog said...

Well Alex, my guess would be: someone who has never been in my kitchen.

Andrew Leon said...

The Pa'lowick. Of course, Sy Snootles is the one we know. But, then, she had a dirty hutt fetish, and we don't like to think about that.

Uncle Grumpy Bulldog said...

I bet Sy Snootles was one of those lame action figures they came out with after all the good characters were already done and they were down to "droid in the background to the far left in pieces when C3P0 is being tagged by the Jawas" and "Rancor monster keeper."

Andrew Leon said...

She's the singer in the band in Jabba's court in Jedi. In the initial release, yes, she's one of those completely background characters, but she had her role expanded in special edition, and there's an episode of Clone Wars that has her as an important character.

Uncle Grumpy Bulldog said...

I think the better game would be: Stump Andrew Leon at Star Wars Trivia. The winner would be whoever could come up with a question so obscure that Andrew Leon couldn't figure it out.

Andrew Leon said...

Well, in all likelihood, even if I didn't know it already, I could figure it out. The sad thing is that I know a lot of this off the top of my head.

Rusty Webb said...

Well, I have no idea what the hell the conversation between Andrew and Grumpy was about.

My answer? Wookies.