Ah, Independence Day. The day we AmeriCANS celebrate our independence from England, the country that currently has banned us from going back there supposedly because of our killer cooties! Also on the patriotic irony front, Mexico banned some of our citizens, specifically Arizonans, from going over the border on this holiday weekend. I think it’s just because they don’t know how to party like we do.
You see, the 4th of July is one of those holidays which combines the joys of drinking copious amounts of beer and setting explosives on fire! Cause ‘Merica! I admit that I personally am not that fond of fireworks or beer, which is probably illegal, and find sitting outside on a summer night and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes just to see some pretty sparkles hardly worth it. For some people, though, this is the ultimate holiday for proving just how stupid humanity can be, and they are not going to just let that pass by! Take the idiot in New York who made national news by launching illegal fireworks directly into the window of his own house and taking around ten minutes to realize it. At which point, he used a water hose. Of course he did. God Bless America, my home sweet home.
We weren’t having our usual festivities in the park, though my neighbors certainly were until well past midnight, so since I was up I thought I might see how my crazy, evil sim Boppo the clown celebrated Independence Day. Technically he’s Canadian, but he is always willing to drink and blow stuff up, so he was totally in. I decided to send him to the beach for his party. Sims are notoriously stupid, just like real people, so this promised to be a real blast.
Boppo started out by purchasing a portable bar and a buttload of fireworks of all shapes and sizes before setting them all around a giant open flame and inviting a bunch of Sims over to play. Looks legit to me!
Oh no, not the speedo, Boppo, anything but that! Please put your clothes back on.
After setting the deck, and himself, on fire Boppo figured it’d be a good time for BBQ. Cause it’s always a good time for that.
And he’s back in the speedo. Sensitive people shield your eyes, this is way worse than burning Sims. Speaking of which . . .
The Sims seem awfully okay about getting shot in the faces with fireworks. Must be the booze. Good call with the bar, there, Boppo.
Just realized we haven’t seen the toddler in a while, and now there’s some new kid there. Everyone is just drawn to Boppo, like moths to a . . . firework.
Well, all good things must come to an end, and surprisingly this one did not end with the Grim Reeper sipping a tequila. We can’t always get what we want. Boppo had a good time, though, and after a shower he decided to do a little dancing with himself.
Happy 4th of July, Boppo, and to all of you as well! Hope you had as much fun as this crazed clown. Or less. Less might be better.
What is it with people and fireworks? When we were doing the applaud the NHS thing on Thursdays, there were people letting off fireworks then. Which is really antisocial. People have PTSD, and there are animals and children who find the loud bangs scary. Virtual fireworks are infinitely preferable! I’m sorry that Death didn’t join the party, but maybe next time?
I had the exact same thought about fireworks and PTSD! I mean the 4th like Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day is also supposed to honor the soldiers who fought for us, but I can only imagine what it could do to people who have actual been in war with explosives and gun fire. Oy.
My mother most remembers the 4th after we moved to their current home. I was two and I cried, and the dog cried, and she cried. What a happy day!
So, apparently charred sims go into full B.O. mode? Or did they end up pissing themselves off-camera (as sims tend to do in my games for some weird reason)?
Well, I didn’t see them make a pee puddle. Usually they wet themselves when there are plenty of bathrooms around, and there weren’t any on the beach. So I guess the B.O. comes from the charred flesh which I suppose is kind of realistic since charred flesh (I’m assuming) doesn’t smell very good. On the other hand, you also can’t wash it off in a shower.