So, this is one of the prizes that would be a total “meh” if it wasn’t for the dialogue that comes with it. I have to admit, I have a soft spot (in the head?) for anything Cletus and his clan say. They are hilarious…even when they are talking about meat. Or maybe, ESPECIALLY when they are talking about meat.
Let’s face it. There really isn’t that much funny about meat. To get meat, you have to have some living creature donate their parts to the process. And yes, while it has been made clear that Alissa is very fond of veal, after my trip to visit her children and my grandson, “baby meat” (even if it is from a baby cow), doesn’t sound great to me.
OH…SLOW DOWN! I’m not talking about baby meat…I’m talking about cow meat! And let’s be honest…we rarely if ever think about the actual animals we have in our meals, because we don’t have to.
Deb and I have gone away from most red meat, opting instead for turkey, chicken and fish…which are much healthier for you, and come primarily from stupid animals. After dealing with wild turkeys for the past few years on an almost daily basis, I can assure you that they are one of the most ridiculously stupid animals in creation…followed very closely by chickens and fish. But, I digress…
I’m not going to even begin to try to understand this prize…any more than I am going to try to understand Alissa’s methods for posting the Prize Posts well after we most likely get the prizes. But, maybe it’s because she wants us to slow down and remember the prizes we won…rather than just blasting through each update veraciously.
Or…maybe it’s because these Prize posts are so boring. Let’s go with that.
(Edit from Alissa: For those wondering the answer to this…I post the prize posts in line with when they should be unlocked based on the calendar…or as close to the date as possible. If you’ve already unlocked it by the time it posts you’re ahead of the game…which is good thing. But I don’t want those that haven’t unlocked it yet to feel like they are behind by posting them to far ahead of the calendar. So I follow the calendar for posting dates on prize posts…)
But, speaking of memories…the Stitch and Hem brings back memories of “Stretch and Sew,” which had headquarters in Eugene, Oregon (which is a bobbin thread’s toss from the REAL Springfield!).
The Stitch and Hem may very well be modeled on this company, which was notorious for “making sewing fun again,” as well as their raucous, bawdy company parties, that made company parties fun again. Rumors. They hang around in a place as small as Eugene. But, I digress…
We are finally at the final Prize of Act 2, which as I have intimated in other posts, has absolutely nothing to do with the Zoo…or the Great Plains…or Baboons or much of anything with this event.
But...it is a FULL CHARACTER!
T-Rex is from a completely unrelated, yet pretty darn funny episode that pokes fun at Portland Hipsters. And let’s face it…there is plenty to laugh about when it comes to Portland Hipsters. You don’t find these types in almost any other place in the world (except maybe Georgetown/Brooklyn, NY), but you will now find at least ONE of the family that moves in next to the Simpsons in the episode that brings the “Coolest” kid ever… T-Rex.
No. He isn’t a dinosaur. He is a kid. And now…you HAVE HIM!
Again…with the woot, woot! (which is an expression that nobody who is really cool would ever use).
FINALLY! Something that requires us to upgrade a ton with the currency we have been collecting since Act II started. You have been collecting and saving the currency...right? Cause you’re gonna need it!
In any case, yes or no, The Great Plains is a place and a placeholder that allows you to add animals, and upgrades to make it even “Plain-ier”…even if you are almost out of room in your Zoo Zone.
It pretty much is just the start of something bigger…
Like the real plains…which can go on and on forever. Like this event.
Tut, Tut my good ladies and gents…we are awash in the best of “Jolly Old England” in our Springfields. The heisting continues, but it is almost secondary to the cool buildings and prizes up for grabs in this Act.
I admit to being a bit of an Anglophile, so I am stoked to get some of the buildings and special decorations that have graced my imagination and book shelves for most of my lifetime. And, if you have to steal a few jewels to get it all? So be it!
We’re gonna skip over Prize #2…as it just another Free Land Token – Cool. Useful. But, you get it…it’s Free…and you can use it for land. Boom! Done!