I was reminded by Alissa, that we don’t usually do obits for people on this site, unless they were critical to the show, or the game. However, there were few guest appearances on The Simpsons, that had the “Cool Factor” that came with Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of the past century.
There is something simply fun about a man who spent his life trying to bring about a solution to the “Unified Theory of Physics” (a way to resolve traditional Physics with Quantum Physics), and playing a part in a show as irreverent and fun as The Simpsons.
For this reason alone, I was overjoyed when he became a character in our game, able to fly around our own little universes in a way he never could in real life.
It’s interesting to me that a man like Hawking could generate so much controversy with his theories. And I admit, I didn’t totally buy into his version of creation, although in later years, he showed a flexibility in the “what could be” that some of his contemporaries (Neil deGrasse Tyson as an example) seem to lack.
But his courage, in a life that could have, and perhaps should have been full of bitterness, was the thing that I respected more than anything else.
Aloha Amazing, Awesome, Aspiring Alcoholics and Ale Addicts,
(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “A”)
The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport, and sale of alcohol (though not the consumption or private possession) illegal. The separate Volstead Act set down methods for enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment, and defined which “intoxicating liquors” were prohibited, and which were excluded from prohibition (e.g., for medical and religious purposes). President Woodrow Wilson vetoed the bill, but the House of Representatives overrode the veto, and the Senate did so as well the next day. The Volstead Act set the starting date for nationwide prohibition for January 17, 1920, which was the earliest day allowed by the Eighteenth Amendment. The Amendment was in effect for the following 13 years. It was repealed in 1933 by ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933.
That’s enough of a history lesson!
Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes. For each of the parts of the Pass, Puff, Puff questline, you’ll have to earn via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.
Let’s take a look at the details of the first prize, the Duff Puff & Unruly Crowd. What it does and how you unlock it…