Blargsgiving Premium Dialgoue: Blarg Alien

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Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

This mini-event ushered in one new premium character to help navigate this event.  The Blarg Alien is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the Blarg Alien’s questline, Blargity Blarg Blarg!  Here’s the full dialogue for Blargity Blarg Blarg…


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Showoff Announcement: Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving 2020

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) stuff! With new and old buildings and decorations arriving with this event, show me how you fit them into your Springfield!   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Thanksgiving-ish designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, December 1st) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from Blargsgiving, Black Friday or Thanksgivings past, and how you worked it into your Springfield

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, December 1st, can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Blargsgiving Prize Guide: Jelly Monster

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Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cranberry Calamity questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the lone new character on the prize track, the Jelly Monster…


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Blargsgiving Prize Guide: Swapper Jack’s, Time Travel Delivery Service, Giant Can of Jelly, & Humanity’s Hope

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cranberry Calamity questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the building and decoration prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover the Jelly Monster in another post), Swapper Jack’s, Time Travel Delivery Service, Giant Can of Jelly, & Humanity’s Hope…


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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Musings 45 – Gas Chromatography

Morning Musically-Minded, Medically-Minded, Masticators!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing journey involving music, science, and food to name a few concepts.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?

So let’s get started this week by talking about a common lab technique, gas chromatography.

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Addicts Open Thread

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It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part, you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

Simpsons are all new tonight with a brand new episode at 8pm on FOX.

Out with Halloween and in with Turkey Day!  Thoughts on the Blargsgiving Event? Black Friday? Items you’re eyeing up?

How’s your Springfield design coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  (a Thanksgiving themed Showoff will be announced this week…just as a heads up)

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? We’re starting the Christmas decorating today.  Never hurts to get a jump start!

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode Reminder: Three Dreams Denied (Season 32, Episode 7)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “T”)

Were you excited to see The Simpsons return with another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for an episode that centered on Kent Brockman and Grampa Simpson? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s seventh episode, this Sunday, November 22nd, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Three Dreams Denied”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Friday Filler – Thanksgiving Lite?


Thank Grog It’s Firday!!


What a wonderful treat! Without prompting, without cajoling, EA saw fit to “keep the tradition alive,” and bring us a Thanksgiving and Black Friday update! Wooooo!! (I’d add a “hoooo” but, I’m still trying to get a handle on how thankful I really am!).

I’m not going to state the obvious…but the fact is, the huge burst of new Covid cases, and the resulting shutdowns, pleas, and out-and-out begging to be safe, has created a Thanksgiving that is unlike any in my entire almost-67-year-lifetime.  This is a holiday that is made for tradition. Families getting together in mass, to celebrate with far too much food, a smattering of drama (especially if the family is a “house divided over politics in an election year), and loads and loads of reminiscing about the “good old days!” 

Wait. Maybe, with all of the insanity going on right now, a “small family gathering” is exactly what we need.  Maybe Covid is God’s way of saying…CHILLAX!!!!! 

Or…maybe it is just part of the REST of the crappiest year in history…including this so-called Thanksgiving Event in TSTO. 

Let’s break this down… and decide if EA is worthy of our Thanks…or if it is Thanksgiving Lite, at best!
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2020 Black Friday Cash Item Breakdown: Homerland, Boob Tubery, Circuit Circus, & Catfish Lake

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So it’s the week BEFORE Black Friday, and Black Friday “deals” have been live in our game for a couple of days now.  Late with Halloween, early with Black Friday, sounds about right for EA.

Anyway, similar to last year, EA has not only added Mystery Boxes to our games but they’ve also added cash only (as in, actual cash…not in-game cash) prizes/options.  Loads of questions/comments/complaints/general panic coming in over this.  So let’s break it all down…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Blarg Alien, Blarg Huts, and Blarg Thanksgiving Table?

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Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back! Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Blarg Alien, Blarg Huts, and Blarg Thanksgiving Table to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Blarg bunch to your town…


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