Hello me lads and ladies! How are you on this foine foine day? So in the midst of Superheroes and Level 50, EA decided to drop a little luck of the Irish upon us in the form of green rivers, leprechauns and other goodness. Of course, not everything that became available was recycled from the last St. Paddy’s events and this year an entirely new building was offered. Let’s take a look at that crumbled ruin Gil was shellacking, shall we and see just what it has to do with the Best. Show. Ever.?
The Blarney Castle comes our way from the Simpsons go to Ireland episode. Most of us aware of the show’s journey know periodically our favorite yellow family heads off to a new country and in Season 20, Episode 14: “In the Name of the Grandfather”, they headed to Eire courtesy of Grampa Simpson’s bucket list. Besides the origin of O’Flanagan’s Pub and the Shamrock Café (click the links for those posts), this episode includes some sightseeing by Marge and the kiddos. They visit the Giant’s Causeway, the Guiness Brewery, Nick Ellis Island AND the Blarney Castle.
At the Castle, the biggest tourist draw besides the Blarney Rubble is kissing the blarney stone. Marge says it best that America doesn’t have any stones worthy of kissing besides Stone Phillips. I laugh every time I see Bart replace the stone with his own grey rocks. He never guessed an Irish version of Nelson would want to carve his initials in the tender stone lol.
That’s it for the new premium building. While I can agree it’s a bit pricey at 115 donuts, I snatched it up and placed it with my other castle in town. Always nice to have a spot for Bart to get some comeuppance even if EA missed out on a great task opportunity for the castle. If nothing else, I really dig that this looks like the real Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland, which is certainly on my bucket list. For now, I’ll just have to make do with the pixellated version.
Please sound off with your thoughts and I hope everyone had a mighty foine Paddy’s however you chose to spend it. I’ll leave ya with an Irish blessing I learned from my beautiful grandmother.
May those who love us, love us,
And for those who do not love us, may the Lord turn their hearts,
Or at least turn their ankles, so we might know them by their limping.
TTFN… Wookiee out!