Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the site is so delightful, and since this is the place you go… TSTO TSTO TSTO.
In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?
Woo hoo! It’s holiday time in TSTO and with the second Act of goodness arrived more goodness for all of us. Like usual, it’s time for me to dip into my noggin of Simpsons info and write about specific stuff. For this post I will be going over one of the new craftable items that came with Act II of the 2015 TSTO Holiday Event… EFCOT Center. Some of you know I work for a certain mouse but regardless of that… I’m actually a big fan of Disney. I’ve been blessed to have visited the theme parks in California, Florida, and Tokyo and enjoyed all of them. Of all the parks, one of my favorites was the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow with its iconic Spaceship Earth.
It might be that this is the most adult of the parks, has eleven amazing pavilions of different countries in its World Showcase (I successfully drank around the world once, basically having a beer in each including my beloved Norway), and includes a bunch of cool geeky tech stuff including a ride using NASA technology, but I really love EPCOT and to have a version in my game brings me immeasurable joy. Of course, some may wonder what the heck this has to do with the Best. Show. Ever. Well… the Simpsons version in our games originated in “Special Edna” (S14:E7).
Our favorite family heads to EFCOT when Mrs. Krabappel is nominated for Teacher of the Year by Bart to help her feel appreciated. The Teacher of the Year Foundation picked her because “she’s danced with the devil in the blue shorts and lived.” The Simpsons got the trip to the awards ceremony in Orlando because Bart nominated her.
Homer is none too thrilled. He claims “it’s even boring to fly over it.” Spaceship Earth is called the Futuresphere and it parodies old-timey ideas of what it would be like to live in the future back in 1967. Honey, I Squirted Good on the Audience, Great Moment with Mr. Eisner, Enron’s Ride of Broken Dreams, the Home of Tomorrow, the World Showcase, and even Little Richard.
I loved seeing this parody when this episode aired. “Mmmmm… that’s good satire.” The electric car sequence cracks me up the most. I won’t ruin it and just insist you watch it. What did you think of this crafting prize? Ever been to EPCOT? Despite this parody, it’s actually the 4th most popular theme park in America and 11th in the world. Sound off in the comments and stay classy this holiday season.
TTFN… Wookiee out!