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Friday, November 17, 2006

Answers and a Question

Here are the answers to some questions I posted over the last few days.

All the artists/bands featured in this question are those whose tracks will be preloaded on Microsoft's newly released MP3 player - Zune. Yeah, I know it wasn't the best google-proof question possible. Only one guy answered it - Praveen Krishnan.

The other two questions were answered by a lot of folks so I will plead laziness and not mention their names.

The connect here is the term 'Chewbacca Defense' which in internet slang and pup-culture lingo has come to stand for a non sequitur. The three pictures were of Johnnie Cochrane, who was O.J.Simpson's lawyer, Chef from South Park... the show which gave birth to this phrase, and of course the wookie himself - Chewbacca. The elegant piece of argumentation from South Park goes something like this - Why would a Wookiee, an eight-foot tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two-foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, [approaches and softens] does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

And the answers to these two questions are FedEx and The arrow in FedEx is between E and x. And the arrow in goes from A to Z.

And now for the question. Identify him. Small pics I know, so there are two of them, one a close up.