April 30, 2005

No Prizes of Worth Here, But Perhaps a Little Fun

So, since it seems all anyone in the blogosphere is able to talk about is the upcoming release of Episode III:Revenge of the Sith, and this has brought out, how shall I put it, a wee bit of cynicsm in most people, I thought it was time to have some fun.

Because these movies used to be fun, right?

They used to be magical.

Now, we all could go on about how George Lucas is a money-grubbin', kiddie-entertain', legacy rapist---and I'm not saying he doesn't deserve those titles---but let's be honest about a few things here, ok?

1. Like myself, you're all going to go and see Episode III. You just are. You've been suckered yet again. Like myself. I have to see how the story ends and so do you.

2. You're somewhat excited about going to see Episode III. You may feel dirty about being excited, like you do when you watch pr0n or go to a strip club, but you are excited nonetheless.

So, like the man who ditches the guilt and loads up on one dollar bills before a trip to sniffer's row, it's time to load up on some pre-Episode III fun.

Which is why I'm announcing, {insert drumroll and much fanfare here}


Here's the deal. In the Cake Eater household, there are many boxes labeled with the brand name, "Trivial Pursuit." One of these boxes just also happens to have the Star Wars logo on it with the phrase "Classic Trilogy Collector's Edition" printed right below it. Each day until the movie is released (May 19, 2005), I will pick one card, post all the questions, and whomever answers them all correctly (or gets the most correct...some of these questions are very obscure) will receive the gratitude of a blogosphere (and this blogger) for having the guts to have some freakin' fun with this whole thing. And If the winner of the day emails me a picture of themself, I'll p'shop them into a Storm Trooper uniform or, in the case of Princess Leia's metal bikini, I'll put their head (or the head of their beloved) on her body. Same goes with any other character. Just think of the possibilities---they're endless.

These are all questions from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. There will be no questions from Episode I or Episode II. (This edition was released right before Episode I came out. ) There might be questions from the Special Editions, but I'm not really sure. I've never played this game because the husband knows all of this stuff backwards and forwards and I do not generally enjoy being spanked in Trivial Pursuit, so I've never actually played this edition. This might make it too easy for you, if you're a dedicated Geek who still has The Millenium Falcon in its original box, but it should be fun for everyone, ya dig?

It's time to have some fun with all of this, so in the spirit of said fun, I would ask you not to go out and Google the answers. It's no fun if you do that and this is supposed to be fun, damnit! HAVE SOME FUN!

Without further ado, Here are today's questions:

  • What was Piett's rank in the Imperial military at the start of The Empire Strikes Back?
  • What type of machine on the first Death Star bore the unit number 3263827?
  • What suggestion of Darth Vader's prompted Luke to attack Vader in a murderous rage?
  • What massive object did Darth Vader's flagship collide with?
  • What Rebel had an alien co-pilot named Nien Nunb in Return of the Jedi
  • Who, according to Grand Moff Tarkin, was the last of the Jedi?

I'll post the answers and the winner tomorrow (you know, if anyone actually participates! Don't make me look like an idiot here, ok?)

Posted by Kathy at April 30, 2005 10:51 AM

1) Captain
2) the trash compactor
3) "if you cannot be turned to the dark side, perhaps she (your sister) can"
4) the 2nd Death Star
5) Lando Calrissian
6) Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by: Gandalf at April 30, 2005 02:55 PM

1. Captain
2. The detention level trash compactor
3. that Luke's sister (Leia) will turn to the dark side
4. The death star (from ROTJ)
5. Lando Calrissian
6. Darth Vader

Posted by: Katie at May 1, 2005 11:25 AM
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