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Simpsons Did It! Again…

But I ain’t mad. I’ll tell you what, they obviously have a very intelligent team. But anywho, Halloween is over on my Simpsons: Tapped Out game and now is the time to move on to Thanksgiving (I guess). Last year I got balloons for the parade (I know I’ve been playing for over a year, it is sad). So Lisa apparently orders a Sacagawea costume for Thanksgiving and this prompts her to do various tasks as Lisa/Sacagawea: Sulk, Mourn Thanksgiving Turkey Massacre, Care for Kidnapped Turkeys, etc. . Lisa is shown wearing buckskin and having braids in her hair (which is weird regardless because of her state of hair). This is a strange way to have Lisa push her vegetarianism agenda on the town of Springfield. But whatever.

At first I was like ‘Oh, no, not again,” but after reading the snippets below from Lisa and Homer’s conversation it is actually pretty enlightening.

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Now Homer is the one telling Lisa that her costume is not appropriate and a ‘little racist.’ I find it so incredibly awesome that Homer Simpson, America’s simpleton, is able to make the correlation of dressing up as another culture as racist.

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Next Homer makes an amazing point: if he chose to dress up as say an important African-American figure, it would be deemed racist. Lisa has trouble with this as she knows Homer is right. It is an interesting exchange if you ask me.

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Ha! Their conversation ends with hilarity as Lisa ‘feels’ the oppression of the peoples whose costume she is wearing and Homer makes a funny remark. Go team Simpson.

I think the main thing that bothers me is that Sacagawea has nothing to do with the story of Thanksgiving as she is Shoshone and the tribe the pilgrims kicked it with were the Wampanoag. The only Native singled out with that was Squanto so Lisa couldn’t dress up as him. I guess. It’s not historically accurate but it is the Simpsons and it is a game. But I still enjoy the references to Native American things that I come across in my hum drum life. Makes it more interesting.

Another addition to this Thanksgiving update is that ‘Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino’ and its sign can be put up around Springfield. The casino even comes with its own little Indian. Unfortunately I do not have that many donuts so I’ll have to Google to see what tasks he has. Well apparently the Tribal Chief has to learn about Springfield culture from Homer and visit various places around Springfield. Okay…

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Simpsons Did It!

Now I love The Simpson’s. I grew up on that and it was amazing. Especially since my dad liked it too and when you are a little kid and can watch a show with your dad it’s pretty cool. Like most fans I have not watched as much over the past few years but I watch when I can.

Anywho, this past year I have spent a ridiculous amount of time playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Why? Because I can and because then I can obsess about something on a daily basis. Now my Springfield really isn’t that great, I don’t spend money on the premium items so it is essentially run of the mill. Plus I get bored easily so I often have the people do 24-hour tasks or random ones.

But it’s Halloween so there is a bunch of ghosts and crazy things that the people of Springfield must do! And then this happened:

Lisa saying stuff

Lisa saying stuff

Bart saying stuff

Bart saying stuff

Lisa retorting

Lisa retorting

 

 

So after these messages Lisa gets a task that involves her doing a petition. So when she finishes this happens:

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Lisa’s petition worked! But then apparently the mastodons/mammoths (idk the difference) are offended because they were there first (rightfully so) and they begin haunting Springfield.

Now when I was “building” the burial grounds I knew there were going to be some issues, but since I am addicted I went along with it anyway. Since I knew that I could blog about it afterward. That is why I took screenshots. For my blog.

Two things bothered me with this: 1) Bart saying that it was going to be the R-word RV place. Now that ain’t right. GET IT TOGETHER SIMPSONS! #changethename people!

And then 2) the whole “Indian Burial Grounds” thing. Now what is up with that? I honestly don’t know why they are so haunted and cause so much drama. I would assume that any type of burial ground would do the same. Right? That is why the game included the mammoths/mastodons. Since to do things over burial places is a bad idea. But I still want to know where this notion of Indian burial grounds comes from.

The only thing that comes to mind is Poltergeist. As we learned from Will Sampson’s character…okay now that I read what Poltergeist II is about I’m not even sure it was an Indian burial ground. I just know that a Native dude comes and helps Carol Anne and they go under where their first house is. Now I’m even more confused than I was before.

Okay moving on. Supernatural had an episode called Bugs where there was most definitely some bones of Natives and a curse.

I would like to know what started the whole don’t-mess-with-Indian-burial-grounds-because-you’ll-die-a-horrible-death thing. I just don’t get it. I feel like my ancestors might have better things to do. But if someone messed with my grave I would haunt their ass too. I guess I’m conflicted.

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