Friday, June 01, 2012
I will NOT stop thinking about this question all weekend. (The Star War Blogathon)
I briefly did, until I got bored with it, a blog called My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad, where I pondered battles between fictional people or mismatched combatants, like "Polar bears vs. killer bees."
My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad is this now, but I still wonder about those things. And here's what popped into my head as I considered today's question:
Who would win in a fight, Gandalf or Luke Skywalker?
Feel free to answer that in the comments. My own take on it will be posted later after I go read a bunch of stuff about Fermi so I'm ready for when Rusty comes at me with facts and knowledge and stuff to rebut my ignorant rantings about the universe.
What species in the Star Wars universe has George Lucas banned from becoming Jedi, leaving only three (or maybe four) of them actually having been Jedi?
1. The question's worth 4,000 points if you get it right first, but you'll get 4,000 points more if you answer in the form of a rhyming couplet.
2.Mention Andrew Leon's class' book on your blog, get 1,000 points (leave me a link.)
3. If you're not the first person with the right answer, you can STILL get points by writing a poem about the answer, getting 1,000 points per rhyming line you put in.
And here are the standings for the Big Four still in the running. Michael stole 5,000 from Andrew, PT got 6,000 points for getting the last question correct (my typing being worse than my math -- Andrew was correct), plus HE stole 10,000 points from Andrew, making this a real horse race
Andrew Leon: 66,411 1/4. (Andrew's the author of the great YA book, The House On The Corner. Click here to go to his blog.)
P.T. Dilloway: 48,121. Author Patrick Dilloway blogs here, and wrote the excellent book Where You Belong, available here.)
Michael Offutt, 7,3021/2, author of the great sci-fi book Slipstream, which you can read about on Goodreads)
Rusty Webb: 4,022, Blogger at The Blutonian Death Egg, author of the great novella A Dead God's Wrath.