On Gogo, yoinked from Red’s LJ, where she yoinked it from some FAQ [j on GameFAQs’s list]
The more recent (and even more popular) theory is that Gogo is Adlai Stevenson, a long deceased politician. Before you burst out laughing, read this piece (from a post on the GameFAQs Final Fantasy III Message Board [I do not know who originally posted this information, though]):
I have tried, over the months, to convince you people to stop arguing
over who gogo is accept the fact that he is Adlai Stevenson, former
governor of Illinois and failed Democratic presidential candidate in
1952 and 1956.
Here is ALL the proof, and if you need more, you’re sick.
I am always amazed by the resistance offered to progress, even the most
inocous progress. Imagine, if you will, jumping from one rickety bridge
to another, with blind men running back and forth trying to push you
off, and you will have some idea what legislating progress is like. The
good news is that if you’re pushed off, you can always climb back up
and try again.
- from his book ‘‘What I Think’’
I suppose I could wear a hat, but them my teeth would fall out to spite
me. I could get false ones, but doubtless then I would get fat just to
prove my teeth work. The easiest course is to drape my whole body in
robes and shawls and hope no one recognizes my eyes.
- Commenting about his baldness to an NBC reporter in 1952
President Eisenhower continues to amaze me. He appears to be an
ungainly and graceless man, but when [senator Robert] Taft makes a
move, no matter how ridiculous, Eisenhower copies it with the skill of
[French mime] Marcel Merceau. I haven’t achieved such levels of mimicry
with my own party, but I’m working on it.
The legislature is a frightening thing. To this day the state capitol
building seems to me a beast ready to swallow me up; the very walls and
cielings seem to crush you as you walk through it.
- from his book ‘‘Friends and Enemies’’
Today we are plunged into a battle that is familiar to us. the enemies
and the problems are the same. But the terrain is different. The world
around us has changed and shifted so much we no longer recognize it.
- Giving a speech at Charlottesville, 1960
Stevenson’s ex-wife once wrote a book about him called The Egghead and
I. In 1952, one of his campaign slogans was “Stevenson - The
When you first meet Gogo, he says “I have been idle for too long.”
Possibly referring to the fact that Stevenson had been dead for 30
years when Final Fantasy VI came out.
A number of years ago a bill was passed regarding the transfer of funds
among government-owned, government-operated (GOGO) laboratories. What
was the name of this bill? The STEVENSON-Wydler Act, of course.