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Mmmmmmm…. turkey. Hey hey my friends! Wookiee balancing a laptop on the remainders of his Turkey feast stomach and wondering why anyone would pardon Mac, Cheese or a Tofurkey? Tryptophan be darned, I love me some food. But this post isn’t about delicious turkey deep-fried and delicious, it’s about Puritan Flanders and the Open Feast Table.
These two items came to us for the 2014 Thanksgiving event and I like them a lot. Not only do they feature in a great Simpsons episode, but we all got them for my favorite number… FREE!
Usually I try not to do the two-fer where did that come from posts but since they both appeared in the same episode, I figured I’d save us all some time. For their origin, we head on over to “The Wettest Stories Ever Told” (S17:E18). This is a three segment episode but the first one centers around a Simpsonized version of the American Pilgrim Story.
Homer joins a widowed Marge and her children on the Gayflower, errr, Mayflower (Homer does call it that at one point) and the first Puritan he meets is none other than Ned Flandish, captain of the ship. Homer wants a booze cruise but the Puritans have no place for drunkenness, colorful clothes, dreaming or poetry.
It’s the recitation of “if you write a sonnet, keep it under your bonnet” and subsequent self-flagellation that brings us Puritan Ned’s 4 hour self-punishment task. Apparently prose is no bueno (also thinking of women as women lol).
The segment is pretty great. I could outline the entire thing but it’s really worth the 12 minutes of your life. Suffice to say, Moe has a part in wanting to be Midge’s beaux, people get drunk and Homer drunk-drives the Mayflower to the New World. It’s at the First Thanksgiving, that we see the Outdoor Feast Table.
As the story goes, the Pilgrims and Natives feasted together. I’m pretty sure they didn’t give the Natives the biggest slice of pumpkin pie but the other things Ned says did happen. True history is often not pretty. Whipped topping anyone?
And that’s it my friends. Two rad items added to our games for all of us to enjoy. Hope everyone is enjoying their games and had a great holiday if you celebrate it. Just to make this post all-inclusive… here are Puritan Flanders’ tasks.
|Read Revelation Passages||Inside||Flanders House||60 min||$70||17 XP|
|Self-Punish||Outside||N/A||4 hrs||$175||45 XP|
|Attend a Peace Fest||Outside||Outdoor Feast Table||10 hrs||$700||180 XP|
|Perform an Exorcism||Inside||Brown House||12 hrs||$420||100 XP|
|Use the Heimlich Machine||Outside||Req. Heimlich Machine||16 hrs||$750||200 XP|
|Petition to Cancel Christmas||Inside||Town Hall||24 hrs||$600||150 XP|
TTFN… Wookiee out!