Where Did THAT Come From – PolyVac Black Hole & the Springfield Supercollider

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?


By Hawking’s chair and wowza! The 2016 TSTO SciFi Event has just begun and already there’s so much to wow a fuzzball. Stephen Hawking, black holes, multidimensional visitors, and lots of sciencey futuristic stuff to figure out where to put in our games. I’m loving this like a nerd in a space rock candy store but I know a lot of this new stuff might have you wondering just where the heck it all comes from. Well no fears inter-quantum dimensional guys and gals, that’s where this walking carpet earns his bread and butter (seriously, that’s all I’m paid in lol). For this dimension of origin stories, we’ll be looking at the Black Hole, and the Springfield Super Collider.

So the 2016 SciFi Event hit our games and right from go, we got a new invention from Professor Frink and a semi-stable black hole in our games. But what the heck!?! What does a perfect black mass of deformed spacetime created by the supernova death of a very massive star and event horizons have to do with The Simpsons? Well, let’s find out shall we? We have to head off to “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” (S24:E2) and The Greatest Story Ever Holed segment. Honestly, I’m thinking of this segment title whenever I think of this SciFi event. In the episode, Lisa lobbied for Springfield to build a Subatomic Particle Supercollider instead of a softball stadium and her lobbying piad off. Homer points out that his Isotopes pennant works for either.

Springfield Subatomic Supercollider Simpsons

At the premiere, Professor Frink throws a switch that “will either answer certain obscure questions of subatomic physics or destroy the universe.” Frink says the accelerator was much too small to tell anything important but it does work to accelerate two particles that collide and create a black hole.

Springfield Supercollider Paticle Collison creates Black Hole Simpsons

Lisa discovers the hole as it sucks up Ralph Wiggum and Nelson does a rad bike jump into it. Lisa vows to take it to a safe place before more clueless kids fall into it.

Black Hole sucks up Ralph Wiggum Simpsons

But where do you hide a black hole? The Simpsons basement of course. (I wonder if we put one in our basement who would win, the hole or Bunny?) Lisa explains that some scientists believe that what enters a Black Hole disappears forever but others think they may be gateways to other universes. One thing is for certain, the black hole grows bigger and more dangerous as stuff is thrown into it and being placed in the proximity of Homer and Bart was definitely not Lisa’s smartest idea. What surprised me was Marge also being part of the problem. Her baby gate idea cracks me up. Also got a little teary-eyed when Bart pushed Mrs. Krabappel into the BH. Maybe she’s still out there in another dimension? (Still miss you Marcia.)

The Greatest Story Ever Holed Simpsons Basement Black Hole episode

Unfortunately, the black hole continues to grow and it probably didn’t help that Homer advertised the BH for a “business called Magic Crap Hole Waste Removal.” Too much goes into the hole and it reaches critical mass, sucking a lot of Springfield away.

Black Hole sucks up Springfield Simpsons

The Black Hole is literally making Springfield disappear until it pulls Maggie’s pacifier from her mouth and we discover all it needed to stop is was a binky. Black Hole’s just want to suck and babies do too. We appease the suck by pacifying them. I’m trying hard not to find allegories here to the real world lol.

Maggie's pacifier stops black hole Simpsons

Meanwhile, everything sucked into the BH (trans-dimensional travelers) finds itself in another dimension where aliens enjoy all the crap, errr, wonderful stuff especially the Zune. Remember those?

Black Hole sucks up Springfield into an alternate dimension where aliens worship crap like the Zune Simpsons

So there you go friends. The black hole in the Best. Show. Ever. Thankfully the holes in our town are much more stable but Pat has some interesting theories of how precarious the situation in our Springfields might really be. COG must really like this because he even wrote more here. Time to break out the tin foil hats and debate cartoon physics. Wait, that’d be silly… I hope he writes a post about that too lol.

What do you think of the black holes and the event? Do you like having a region of spacetime in your town that exhibits such strong gravitational effects that nothing—including particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it? Ever own a Zune? WOndering who’s watching Maggie now and hoping it’s not those Shelbyville cousin-loving creepers? If you had the Super Collider from before, did you buy a bunch of tiny black holes or earn the free one? Sound off in the comments and happy classy dimensional tapping everyone.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

19 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – PolyVac Black Hole & the Springfield Supercollider

  1. Got the Supercollider last year during the Black Friday sale and just assumed the black hole came with it. Was bummed then but super happy to get the free one now. The Supercollider just isn’t the same without the black hole.

  2. I’ve only ever seen a Zune in the wild exactly once… it was owned by a teenager who was absolutely adamant about how much better it was than the iPod. The landscape has changed quite a bit, since then… I wonder if he still feels that way, today?

  3. I really liked my Zune, better than any of the iPods or generic MP3 players I’ve owned. It got lost during a move. :'(

  4. 😃It’s 3 Am, 🤔 Should I buy!!?… 😒 fine, I’ll wait.

  5. I bought the super collider a while back and it gave me a free black hole this event! Hooray!

  6. I loved that episode 😀

  7. I remember when this episode hit and we needed to answer “Zune” to earn a special prize for the THOH event.

  8. “We’er talkin’ Hooooomer,…Ozzie and the Straw” 🙂

  9. Got it back in 2012 in the THOH event, but of course the addicts weren’t around to give me a WDTCF! Thanks Wookiee!

  10. i don’t see the polivac here though :p

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