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Happy Turkey Day!

Hey Howdy Hey Turkey Tappers!

It’s finally Turkey Day here in the US!  And you know what that means…Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Apple and Pumpkin pie, football, stretchy pants and insane sales at the mall! (or in my case, for those who listened Episode 19 of Addicts Live, Mashed Potatoes, and Bread…check out Episode 19 to see how we all celebrate(d) Thanksgiving!))

Oh and a special Shoutout to my Mom and Dad who are celebrating their 38th Wedding Anniversary today.  Despite what EA says, the Magic is very much alive in their marriage! 

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always check out the details of the Thanksgiving Mini Event here) as we take the day to celebrate the holiday with our families.  Although…..Super Safi will likely be lurking around the comments, as Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month.  So like a lot of you, Safi will be working today too!

And yes, the mystery boxes hit today.   We’ll have breakdowns for each box,  like we always do.  But be patient.  No rush to get everything, it’s not going anywhere today.

However, we couldn’t let a day dedicated to being thankful go by without a special THANK YOU to YOU…our AMAZING readers!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you that take the time to read our posts and comment.  So from Patric, Wookiee, Safi and myself…THANK YOU!!  You guys rock and we couldn’t do this without you!

Here at Addicts we’ve all been blessed in so many ways and we hope you have too. In that spirit we’d like to invite you to take a moment and let us know in the comments below what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving! We can’t wait to see what you say!

Well, before we start to carve into the Turkey (or Bunducken) we’d like to take just one more moment of your time. As I mentioned above, today’s a day to reflect on all you’re thankful for in life & in that spirit, if you can, as we do each year we’d like to invite you to donate to a charity that’s near and dear to our hearts, Friends of Buyijja.  A fantastic charity founded by our own Patric to deliver “Unconditional Support for the Education and Welfare of Children…in an effort to deliver hope and opportunity.”   You can find out more about Friends of Buyijja by clicking the link below, and if you can we’d like to encourage you to make a donation to an amazing charity that’s doing amazing work.  Right now they’re working on a round of school supplies for the Children…

You can find out more, and make a donation here 

Happy Thanksgiving Tappers (whether you celebrate or not, we all celebrate through TSTO)!

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About the Ads

Seeing reports from some of you via the comments or email that you’re having issues with the Ads that are appearing on this site.

First, let me remind you that we have ZERO control over the ads that are on this site.  We just tell WordPress it’s ok to have ads here (since that’s how we make the money to run this site), and they put the ads on our site.  So everything you see…whether a video or not…that has that ADVERTISEMENT in gray written over it is from WordPress’ ad partners.  Not us.

Note: I know some of you will use Ad Blockers.  But just remember, as annoying as the ads are they help this site function.  Without the ad dollars, this site wouldn’t exist.  We don’t ask readers for donations & i’ve spent enough out of pocket dollars over the last few years that I’m done pulling my own money to keep things running.  So without Ad revenue, we’d have to shut the site down. 

There are a few types of ads we’re seeing reported:

Offensive Ads…content of the ad offends you or is inappropriate for this type of site.

Video Ads….these are ads that popup and run the video and basically take over the site.  They hijack your scroll so you can’t move around the page or read comments.  (not just auto-play videos, these are ones that actually prevent you from scrolling)

Site Redirects…this is something that happens.  A popup appears and redirects you to another site or the app store.

So here’s the info on each, and what to do if you see them…

Offensive Ads….take a screenshot, right click and copy the URL associated with the Ad.  Then report it to WordPress here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/

Video Ads…. I have reported these to WordPress.  Here’s the most recent update I received:

Our ads team has reported the issue to the advertiser and they were working on fixing it.

If the user does notice it, please encourage them to let us know via the link I sent you earlier. That way they can narrow it down to the particular advertiser.

So, if you’re still having problems with these ads follow the steps listed in Offensive Ads and report to WordPress here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/

And finally…

Site Redirects…these are not caused by WordPress or this site.  These are caused by Adware/Malware on your device. (yes even iOS devices are subject to this as well)  My best advice here is to Google how to remove AdWare/Malware from your particular device and follow those instructions. I had the same issue in the past, and once I did the clean up it stopped.

Hope this helps create less frustration for some of you when visiting this site!  And please remember to report the Ads directly to WordPress here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/ and not to us.  We have no control over them and sometimes it’s better if WordPress sees the report direct from the user impacted than from us.

Thanks!

-Alissa

 

100,000,000

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So, something pretty cool happened over the weekend. Something that made me feel a little bit better about the Yankees leaving their bats in New York and having to listen to Joe Buck and John Smoltz drool all over freakin’ Zoolander and mini-me….not to mention the TERRIBLE baseball broadcasters. (sorry, I know many of you have no idea what I’m talking about, but consider those last few sentences my therapy until Opening Day 2018) But in the words of Patric, I digress….

Back to what I was originally saying…something pretty cool happened over the weekend. This site, in just over 4 years of existence, had our 100,000,000 hit! Yes, that’s right…100 Millionth hit!

How insane is that?

Big shoutout to Safi for noticing it, letting me know about it and grabbing the screenshots.  I’ve been so busy I totally forgot all about it…

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That Name Again Is Mr. Plow! (Contest Alert!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As many long-time Addicts readers know, we LOVE to spoil our readers with free stuff!  We love holding contests where we get to give back to you guys for being a part of the amazing Addicts Community!

Well, guess what?  It’s time once again to give away some free stuff!!  We’re once again we’re partnering up with our friends at Fun.com, the company that delivers memories through a billion smiles, a million laughs and a few disapproving head shakes.   We ran a T-Shirt off Our Backs contest back during the Spring of 2016 and a Put on a Mask Contest last Halloween from Fun.com and we all had so much fun that we’re doing it again!

So what’s at stake this time?  How do you win?  Wanna tell me to stop dragging it out and just give you the details so you can enter already?!  Alright, alright…stop shaking your heads at me and here’s a hint…

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In Groening News….New Futurama Episode!

Good News Everyone!  There’s a new episode of Futurama out today!

And before some of you yell at me…I’m sharing this here because there are a TON of you that are both Simpson fans and Futurama fans….so those that want to yell at me because this isn’t about the Simpsons, don’t.  Just ignore this post if you don’t like Futurama and read the TSTO related posts….and don’t worry I’ll have another TSTO related post up soon.  I just thought this might be a fun thing for folks to listen to. 

So a pretty cool thing happened, the creators and voiced actors of Futurama got together to make a PODCAST (ie Audio only) version of Futurama!  1 new Double Episode of Futurama!  Pretty Cool!

So for those that want to take a listen, here it is…. Continue reading

Good News Everyone!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Popping in with some good news for a Sunday morning….

Following popular demand…we’ve launched Futurama Addicts! (so apparently you guys can peer pressure me into doing more work…)

Yes, that’s right, I’ve lost my mind!  But, what else is new?

So join us for the “fun”…or slow TinyCo torture…and a trip around the world over a Futurama Addicts!  Like TSTO Addicts, but will likely get cancelled in it’s prime. 😉

You can catch us two different ways, same great site, FWOTAddicts.com or FuturamaAddicts.com.  Either option will bring you to the Addicts fun!

Keep in mind, it’s still a work in progress…so content will be added continually until we’re all caught up. So patience is appreciated! Oh, and if you’re interested in writing for FWOT drop me an email Contact@FWOTAddicts.com, we’re always looking for more writers! 🙂

Enjoy my friends!

Addicts Take Hollywood

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

A week ago today the Addicts gathered on the West Coast to take on Hollywood!

Universal Studios Hollywood that is.

I really hated turning that new Michael Bay movie down, but Crunchy Cranky told me it was a bad deal.  Then Wook touched him with “not his wish hand”..and things got awkward.  So, while no major movie contracts were signed (although we did make our own independent films…via Facebook Live), we still had a blast walking through the streets of Springfield in Hollywood. And hey, Patric did have a celebrity moment!

It was awesome to see sights from our own pocket-sized Springfields in real life, although I’m not sure I 100% agreed with their design choices.  I mean they had Krustyland front and center…and we all know how everyone feels about Krustyland!

So the real reason we were in Springfield, there is a point to this post after all, was to meet up with YOU!  It gave us an awesome opportunity to meet up with fellow Addicts at Moe’s Tavern.  We were able to share a few laughs, a few stories and lots of hugs all over Flaming Moe’s and Duff!

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Addicts Meetup, Where To Check Out Live Videos

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today’s the day…we’re LIVE at Universal Studios in Hollywood for our Addicts Meetup!  If you’re in California we’d love to have you join us…but for those who can’t make it we’ll be trying to do a few live videos from the Meetup & our antics at Universal.  Here’s where you can check them out….

And NO you don’t need an account on either platform to view the content…

Alissa’s Instagram: @AddictsAlissa I’ll be doing some instastories throughout the day. (Just click on my icon image to view the instastories)

Addicts Facebook: TSTOAddicts we’ll be doing Facebook Lives throughout the day.

I’m going to try and do a YouTube video, like we do for Addicts Live, but I’m not sure how we’ll it’ll work from my cell phone.  If we can get it setup I’ll embed the video here.

Thanks for tuning in!

Welcome Super Safi!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

For those of you who watched Addicts Live last week, you’ll know that we announced that Safi is now part of the Addicts team!

You may know Safi from the comments, as the creator of the Bracket Battle Challenges (you’ve all come to love) and even more popular, the writer behindt he super crazy detailed Kwik-E-Mart Farming post (free donuts anyone), as well as a host of other posts (he’s been writing guest posts for us for years now)!  He’s definitely detail orientated and totally into the stats and math behind the game!

We’re incredibly excited to have Safi join the staff more regularly and help out when he can!  So be sure to pay Safi the same respect in the comments you would Wookiee, Pat or myself!

Welcome aboard Super Safi!  We’re thrilled to have you as part of the team!

Woo-Hoo It’s Our 4 Year Blogiversary!

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Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today marks the official 4 year anniversary of when TSTO Addicts was officially launched!  We’re completely blown away by the AMAZING community of readers we have here at TSTO Addicts.  We absolutely love what we do and really appreciate all of YOU!

Of course we’re no strangers to celebrating an anniversary around here!  We celebrated every anniversary on this site, no matter how big or small. (including our 1 month blogiversary way back when!)  We’re always celebrating little milestones with each other and we LOVE to share the bigger ones with you guys!   After all YOU guys are the heart and soul of this community….and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  (plus who doesn’t like a good party?!)  So pop the champagne, break out the noise makers and let’s get to celebrating already!

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to our wonderful readers and share a few thoughts on Addicts turning 4!  Continue reading