Beep beep boop… blop bleep bloop…. Schereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeechhhhhhhh….
Anyone besides me remember the days before computers? I know I’m not that old but it’s hard not to operate in today’s modern world without some sort of computer, tablet or tapping device. Remember when parents gave their kids a pager and a few quarters? I still reminisce about when my Step-Dad probably spent more money than we should have to build his own computer and I got to go on AOL. There were also great DOS servers you could go to for lots of text based games via your modem. Ah… the good old days…
Anywho… Level 44 arrived for tappers and the one of the buildings was Honest John’s Computers. Let’s take a look at just where this item originated.
In “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes” (S12:E6), Homer misses out on a free day off work because he didn’t get the e-mail notifying him. Why no e-mail? Easy, he didn’t have a home computer. Also funny to point out he didn’t know what an e-mail was. Naturally, Homer is off to buy a PC and the store he picks for his purchase is Honest John’s Computers because nothing says integrity and bargain prices like a converted gas station/tire store.
Honest John’s sells basic computers which are essentially overpriced paperweights but also has high-tech models. You know, the kind astronauts use and since Homer was one, he’s suckered into it. To buy a $5000 PC, all you have to do is swipe your house deed through Honest John’s weird deed analyzer.
I love that EA added this one-time building to the game especially because it includes Database. It’s also just a funny looking building and I have a soft spot for things like that. If for no other reason than it reminds me of Homer dragging his brand-new expensive computer behind the car, this new items will always make me smile.
That’s it for this round of origin stuff. We’ll be back with more. Until then, tapa-tapa-tap your classy towns and enjoy all the goodness of TSTO and Level 44.
TTFN… Wookiee out!