Daily Archives: June 27, 2017

RVPD – You Can Make it “Pirate Day” Every Day!

I have to admit that I had completely forgotten that “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” actually started just 45 miles away from me.  Two guys in Albany, Oregon started the annual event, mostly as a lark, until columnist Dave Berry got hold of it, and blew it up, big time in 2002.

It was in his column that the concept of spending an entire day, talking like a pirate, got “sea legs” and really took sail.  The story is actually pretty hilarious…even the “how did you choose the date?” part…that ends up revolving around one of the “founder’s” ex-wives.

You can visit the official site HERE.

Not surprisingly, the British got into it (after all, most of the best Pirates were actually British), but their site(s) — are confusing, and seem to center on a Pirate names “Mad Cap’n Tom” who has none of the gravitas or “real Pirate” vibe that a Blackbeard, or Captain Kidd, or Sir Francis Drake have.  And yes…ironically, Drake was a pirate before he became a “sir” for taking apart the Spanish armada, one ship at a time.

I know a lot about pirates. I was obsessed with pirates when I was young, (before I decided I would rather be a World War One fighter ace).  But, when the National Talk Like a Pirate Day first surfaced, my love of Pirate lingo returned quickly.

But…I have to admit, my first attempts were not well received…and almost got me fired.

Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts on Candy Apple Island?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to grab toast as we travel back…wayyyy back…in time with Homer in the all new TTT (Time Travel Toaster) event!  We’ve flashed forward from the land of Egypt to the era of rum, jolly rogers, pirate ships and scurvy…and of course we’ve got loads of Pirate Era items in our Springfield just temping us with those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Candy Apple Island to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this deliciously named island to your town…

Continue reading

Reminder on the Newest TSTO Shirts! (Better Put on Pants!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in with a reminder about the Addicts Shirts!  I promise I won’t annoy you with constant reminders on this, BUT these are LIMITED TIME and there’s only THREE DAYS left to get yours!

So many of you have stepped up and purchased yours, which is awesome! But I know the post has long since been buried by loads of Time Travel related posts…so I wanted to post another reminder just in case some of you missed it!

Remember this are unique to us and every shirt sold directly benefits this site.   So now you can support for your favorite site AND look stylin’ while doing it!

We’ve got a few styles to choose from….

Next Level Tee in Black

Or Blue

Premium Fitted Women’s Fitted Tee in Black

Or Blue

These babies are Limited Edition and only available for purchase for the next THREE Days!! So you’ll want to pick one of these up before they’re gone!

Go here to get the shirts, and again remember they’re Limited Edition so grab yours before they’re gone (they’ll be gone on June 30th)!

Thanks guys! 🙂

Where Did THAT Come From – Moe’s Cavern & Caveman Moe

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?

Continue reading

Time Travel Toaster Prize Guide: Pirate Era, Prize 1 Pirate Animatronic

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hang onto your toasters my friends because we’re going flying through space and time!  The latest event in TSTO has us going wayyy back in time to when Dinosaurs roamed the earth, Pharaohs were building pyramids & Pirates hobbled around on their peg legs!

This Event is broken up into 3 Eras, with each Era containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the third (and final) Era, Pirate, you’re tasked with collecting Eye Patches () to unlock each prize!

The FirstPirate Era Prize awarded at 10,100 is the Pirate Animatronic Sign, because nothing says Pirate like some fun Animatronics…

So let’s take a closer look at this first prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

Continue reading