Ha! Just kidding. Spam is funny. It's also 90%, on average, of all email communications. Which makes spam emails the Star Wars of email. Or something. Look, it's Friday, and I don't even want to be here, but I have the kind of job that is very difficult to call in sick to, so I'm toughing it out for you.
And that guy who's taking the deposition of one of my clients today.
And the new client coming in at 5:00 p.m.
It's only 8:52 a.m. and I'm already depressed. Let's see if we can't pick me up a bit by starting off with parts 1 and 2 of Star Wars: The Musical:
Before getting around to pointing out that Grumpy actually got the 5 points yesterday. Today's question is:
According to C-3PO, which of these was responsible for bringing C-3PO and R2D2 into Luke Skywalker's service?That's worth 48 points.
A. A promise they had made.
B. The Rebellion.
C. Bad luck.
D. R2-D2's headstrong behavior.
Did you ever wonder, on the subject of C-3PO and R2D2, why 'droids have numbers and not names? So did I, which led me to kill time researching that, whereupon I found out that most of the 'droids in the Star Wars universe have sentience because of a computer virus. I also found out that George Lucas said 'droids do not have souls, doing so in an "early television interview." I miss the days when television interviews talked about the theological prospects of robots.
But I gave up before finding out what the rules for naming robots are, and instead looked at pseudo-artistic renderings of Dubai with Star Wars images superimposed on them:
That's from artist Delsaux Cedric, and his collection of Star Wars urban landscapes something something something commentary on reality symbolism.
That's it for today. Don't forget:
The standings are here.
1. You get 5 points for mentioning the Blogathon on your blog. Andrew Leon did it, so it's obviously the cool thing to do. So did Grumpy Bulldog. And Rusty Webb.
2. You get 50 points for referring someone: Here's how THAT works: you get someone else to enter the Blogathon. That person leaves a comment saying "[ your name here ] got me to enter this." Then THEY get 50 points, and YOU get 50 points -- and you can do this as often as you can find people to start taking part (and so can they!)