Monday, March 26, 2012

The 100-day, 100-Question Great Star Wars Blogathon, Question 33

When she wagered her points, Lara said she said she wasn't going to win, so "it's all about the fun." Then, when she did enter, she said "I hope I'm not #2."

You see where this is going, right?

Lara WHAMMIED, and so even though she got the answer right -- the unshot TIE fighter crashed into Vader's, for no apparent reason, so far as I could tell -- Lara loses her 105 points.

But -- remember, you can ALWAYS wager at least 100, so keep trying for points this week, Lara, and come back for sure to wager next Saturday; if you're at zero, you can wager 100 and lose NOTHING.

Meanwhile, Grumpy has pulled almost within 100 of Andrew thanks to his daring near-everything bet, and Rusty closed the gap. Updated standings are here.

If you're NEW to this, here's a quick update on the rules: Answer questions. Get points. Every comment you leave makes you eligible for the weekly drawing for prizes, even if you don't get points. And every Saturday and Sunday there's a WHAMMY! question where you can gain ground quickly.

And with that, on to today's question, worth 21 points:

Which cell block did Luke lie and say they were transferring Chewbacca to when questioned by stormtroopers?

Commenter 3 gets 10 extra points, if he/she is not commenter number 2.

Also: 20 extra points to anyone who answers Andrew Leon's bonus question about Boga the Varactyl (other than Andrew Leon):

And here's another question about Boga: what sex is it? And what distinguishes it from other varactyl?


This is pretty good:


Andrew Leon said...

I'm not sure about your question. Luke says, "Prisoner transfer. Cellblock 1138?" But that's really where they're supposed to be coming from. That's what Luke says, though, so is that the answer you're looking for?

Andrew Leon said...

I suppose, though, that I should say that they were going to Leia's cellblock. She was in cellblock AA-23.

There, that's both ends of the answer.

Grumpy Bulldog, March Madman said...

Whee, 10 points.

Grumpy Bulldog, March Madman said...

Boga was a female varactyl native to Utapau. Like all members of her species, she was a large reptilian quadruped with a beaked maw and feathers splaying from her scaled skin.

Boga was one of the fastest varactyl to be tamed by the Utai beast tamers. She was thirty-nine hands tall at her shoulder, fifteen meters in length, and possessed a magnificent crest of blue, purple and green feather

Rusty Webb said...

Hey, that Vita-ray lizard, Boga, was a girl.

A girl Wookie. The only aliens every that are both reptile AND mammal during their life cycle.

Grumpy Bulldog, March Madman said...

Why does the stupid lizard need a backstory? Oy vey. Anyway, that should answer it to Andrew's satisfaction I hope. Hooray for Wookiepedia!

Rusty Webb said...

All be damned! Thanks Grumpy. For ruining everything.

Judges, I think he should be disqualified from this round, he... well, it just feels like he cheated.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I kinda had a feeling... :)

Andrew Leon said...

Everything in Star Wars has a backstory.

Yes, female. And she was fast, which was her distinguishing trait.

Wait, why am I helping Grumpy get points? I feel like I've been had...