Daily Archives: June 8, 2018

Friday Filler – There’s Whole Lotta Ploppin’ Goin’ On!


Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I’m writing this early (Thursday) because I’m going to be on the road  Today (not actually today, but Friday…which is when you are reading this…so it’s still today, kinda…). I am heading out to a golf tournament/college reunion with a bunch of my old football team buddies (those who still remember playing before they started diagnosing CTE).  It should be a wonderful chance to roll out the traditional greeting for reunions, “You’re OLD!  No…YOU’RE Old!!

I’m old. I don’t mind admitting it. My white hair and creaky body (did I mention I played college football, and then rugby until I was 35?), reminds me every day. But, that doesn’t stop me from being active mentally…right?

And, as it pertains to TSTO…that means being active in the game…active in design…and resolving to keep powering through, no matter what the game throws our way! Unless it makes us grind to a dead halt…which I’ll talk about later.

This whole “KrustyItchyScratchyLand (or KISLand as one of our community suggested) Post Nuke Era,” has people clearly divided into two camps. Those who have attacked the opportunity to put on their Uber-Design-Hats, and those who seemingly have been rendered immobile by the overwhelming possibilities.

It has created a reality of “Designers – vs – Ploppers.”  And there is a Whole Lotta Ploppin’ Goin’ On!

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Itchy and Scratchy Bot or Discounted Sideshow Mel?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Amusement time in Springfield!  New event means all new content, and of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

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 Returning Itchy and Scratchy Bot or Discounted Sideshow Mel to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

 

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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Prize Guide- Act 1 – Prize 4- Roger Meyers Sr. Statue

You have to love an homage to Roger Meyers Sr.

After all, without a Roger Meyers Sr., there wouldn’t be a Roger Meyers Jr.  And that would be a real shame! Kinda.

Roger Meyers Sr. is based very, very, very, very loosely on Walt Disney. They both had mustaches. That is about where the similarity ends. But that didn’t stop him from stealing concepts from Walt, most notably with his films, Steamboat Itchy, and Scratchtasia.

He is the consummate schlock film-maker…whose legacy is the felonious and murderous pair that this theme park is based upon. So…why not a statue? 

Why not indeed?  Let’s Take A Look at the details!
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