"Simplify, simplify... what was the third one?"
That's a direct quote. Rusty's right: time to take this down a notch. In recent weeks, the Blogathon has gotten more complicated than the reasoning I give my cardiologist for continuing to eat pizza for breakfast*
*begins with J.P. Morgan's attempt in the 20s to capture the zinc market, ends with a series of clicks I claim to be the native language of Papua New Guinea.
And with nobody getting these right anymore, and my email losing Michael Offutt's WHAMMY! entries -- he entered that one I thought nobody entered, and so gets 2,000 points - I'm just going to dial it back down to 10.5.
So we'll just go back to answering questions in the comments, and I'm going to have just two rules:
1. You post your answer, and get the points I assign for that day.
2. I may add other rules, so read carefully. I'm still me, remember.
So here's question:
Who played Jabba The Hutt in the meeting with Han in the Falcon's hangar bay... in the original scene?
1. The question is worth 2,500 points.
2. Mention Andrew Leon's class' book on your blog, get 1,000 points (leave me a link.)
3. Commenter number 3, you get to steal 1,000 points from any other person who leaves a comment today... but you can't also be commenter two.
Well, that idea of simplifying lasted about as long as it took me to type this post.
By the way: Here are two questions nobody got right:
The first working title for Star Wars was "The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as Taken from the 'Journal of the Whills': Saga I - Star Wars." It had that title because originally George Lucas was going to have the story told from the perspective of a Whill, a sort of omniscient being who had various powers. Eventually, the concept of Whills was dropped and that idea became The Force.
And if you picture David Schwimmer smiling and folding his arms while some music plays and a rainbow spells The More You Know, we'll all be happy.
And here are the standings for the Big Four still in the running:
Andrew Leon: 36,630. (Andrew's the author of the great YA book, The House On The Corner. Click here to go to his blog.)
P.T. Dilloway: 31,121. Author Patrick Dilloway blogs here, and wrote the excellent book Where You Belong, available here.)
Rusty Webb: 4,022, Blogger at The Blutonian Death Egg, author of the great novella A Dead God's Wrath.
Michael Offutt, 2,302 1/2, author of the great sci-fi book Slipstream, which you can read about on Goodreads)