Gordon and the Sledge Homer

Gordon and the Sledge Homer


Universal Studios

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Orlando, Florida


The Simpson’s


Duff Beer


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Gordon  and Julie outside the Duff Beer Brewery

at Universal Studios

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We spent the day at Universal Studios in Orlando.  Had a wonderful time, but I don’t recommend anyone ride The Simpson’s ride.  It was horrible!!  I felt like I had been in a few car wrecks by the time the ride was over. 


There were other things to do in the Simpson’s section of the park besides riding that awful ride.

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Bumblebee Tacos

There are many eating establishments.

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You can buy a large donut or get a Krusty burger.


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You could eat at Flaming Moe’s or Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror.

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Stop by the Kwik-E-Mart for a Simpson’s Souvenir


You could try to win

The Sledge Homer……

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Notice there isn’t a crowd as Gordon approaches the carnival employee.

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Now a crowd starts to gather.

Gordon goes for it!

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The grand Prize!!


You know Gordon is 50 here and he beat out men who were in their 20’s and 30’s at this game.  When he first tried it he lost.  You get 3 tries.  He then found out the woman had put it on the hardest (Big Man) setting, so he paid to do it again, got a little angry, and won on his first swing.  He has won at this game at every park that has had this kind of game.

Gordon has the mind of an athlete.  It’s just mind over matter to him and there is a trick to winning this game.  If you have ever chopped wood then you know how to stand and swing an axe.  That’s the position you need to be in to throw the hammer down hard.  When Gordon was younger, he chopped a lot of wood for his Dad, so he is very experienced at swinging an axe.  You also have to be accurate as you have to hit the target dead center to use the full force of your swing to score the most points.

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The Simpson’s section of the park was very nice.

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The Twirl and Hurl

We didn’t ride this one, but it looks like it would be O.K.


But as we were leaving the park there is just something wrong with this………

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A seat belt?  Really Gordon?


An Oldie But a Goodie


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Gordon at Six Flags Over Georgia when we were dating.  He was 19 here.

Of course he won!

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He always was a he-man.  🙂

(Check out those Bike Shorts and Tube Socks.) 


A Simpson’s Halloween CLUE

(Treehouse of Horrors)


Our Simpson’s CLUE and a Giant Donut


Our Giant Donut

This was so easy and fun!

At Universal Studios in The Simpson’s section of the park they sell this really large donut with pink frosting all around and lots of sprinkles on top.  That is the inspiration for this cake/donut.

Our Ingredients:

3 Eggs

2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 1/2 Cups Sugar ( We used Splenda Sugar)

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 Cup Milk

2 T. Baking Powder

Confectioner’s Sugar and Milk for the Frosting

Colorful Sprinkles



In my Italian Ring Cake Pan/Donut Pan, I greased it with butter/margarine, and then I distributed some All Purpose Flour all around to prevent the batter from sticking.


Preheat Oven to 350F.

Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a whisk by hand until well blended.

I used my Vintage Mixer on low to blend all the ingredients.

I prefer to allow the mixture to sit in the mixing bowl a good 30 minutes before I pour it into the baking pan ring.


Pour the Mixture Into the Ring Pan, Only 3/4 of the Way Up

Cook for 30-40 Minutes

Do not open oven until at least 25 minutes cooking time.  Otherwise cake will fall.  Place skewer into cake, when it comes out clean, it is ready.

Allow to Thoroughly Cool on Rack


Making The Frosting

This was easy!  Just place some Confectioner’s Sugar into a bowl and add some milk.  You want this mixture to be thick, not runny.  So just eyeball the amounts of sugar and milk until you have a very thick consistency.  Then add some red, or hot pink food coloring.  Stir until you get the frosting how you want it.

When the frosting is ready then just ladle it onto the donut and let it just run down the sides.

Then Sprinkle it With all the Sprinkles

A Delicious Simpson’s CLUE for Halloween