I’ll Ask Ya?

ALASKA

is the only U.S. state whose name can be typed on one row of keys on a U.S. standard typewriter/keyboard – go ahead, try the others. I’ll wait.

QWERTY Question

Which U.S. state is the only one whose name can be typed on one row of keys on a U.S. standard typewriter/keyboard.

This IS the Droid You Have Been Looking For

Anthony Daniels is the actor who has played C-3PO, the character that has appeared in all of the Star Wars feature films, including Rogue One, as well as the animated The Clone Wars.  Daniels is both the body and voice of the droid. In the film saga, C-3PO was built by Anakin Skywalker and designed as a protocol droid, boasting he is “fluent in over six million forms of communication”. C-3PO and R2-D2 are the only characters to appear in every film (R2-D2 had a cameo appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

FYI, Kenny Baker played the role of R2-D2 in six of the eight Star Wars films released theatrically to date, serving as a consultant for the R2-D2 character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sadly, suffering from a lung condition for years, he passed away in August of 2016.

Answer to the Bonus QuestionGeorge Lucas  started casting calls for Star Wars with the condition that no-one from any of his previous movies could audition.  Since Harrison Ford had appeared in a small role in Lucas’ second movie, American Graffiti (1973), it seemed he was out of the running.  As luck would have it, Harrison Ford, who had gone back to carpentry to make a living, was hired by legendary producer Fred Roos to build a door in the offices of American Zoeotrope – where Lucas was holding casting calls.  According to Roos, he secretly sought to have Ford there to ‘accidentally’ encounter Lucas.  Which he did!  Since he was there anyway, Lucas asked him to read lines for others who were auditioning – and as it turns out, did it better than anyone else.

Perhaps the amazing Harrison Ford just needed someone to open a door – the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Not the Last Jedi

What character has appeared in every live action Star Wars film, including Rogue One?

Bonus Question: How did Harrison Ford land the role of Han Solo?

Peppermint PEZ

The word “PEZ” comes from the German word for peppermint — PfeffErminZ !!  Flavors that apparently never made it to the dispensers were coffee, eucalyptus, menthol and flower.

PEZ Pops Up

Where does the brand name PEZ come from and for added fun, can you name at least two flavors that don’t appear to have made it into the lineup?

It’s the Voice !!

Thurl Ravenscroft, who sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” in the movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”was also the voice of Tony the Tiger, the cartoon character that has been used in advertising and packaging of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and recently some other Kellogg’s brand cereals.

The Grinch and the Tiger

What’s the connection between Tony the Tiger and the motion picture “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”?

Forty Is the Loner

The number 40 (f-o-r-t-y) is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order when spelled out as a word!