Category Archives: Tapped Out

Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S2 E4 Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Hello Average-Joe Six-pack, Johnny Lunchpail, Joe Meatball, Sally Housecoat, Eddie Punchclock, and clan of Slack-Jawed Troglodytes, (phrases Burns used in this episode)

This is how Some people talk if they are running for political office and if you didn’t know that you should be “fired” (from whatever job you have)… I guess that joke might not make so much sense in time, but right now, currently in 2016, you’ll be laughing and laughing :p (maybe)

Luckily for us folks, in the U.S.A., We will be done with these candidates in no more than 8 years or so (hopefully much much less). Yet every 4 years (or less) we go through the political campaigns and no matter who we like there is always that candidate that schemes/scams and tosses false facts at us (including some we like). In this episode it is Mr. Burns (which saddly doesn’t sound like a bad candidate comparatively) :p

“Two cars in every garage and three eyes on every fish”
Burns runs for Governor and Bites more than he can chew

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Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 4 the Holo-Theater

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act 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 First Act you’re tasked with collecting Dark Matter (indicator_scifi_darkmatter) to unlock each prize!

The fourth Act 1 Prize is awarded at 18,000 indicator_scifi_darkmatter is the Holo-Theater, because Itchy and Scratchy need to find their way into the future too…

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

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Turbo Tappin’ Sci-Fi Springfield: Act 1 Premiums (RoboBurns & Rockstar Maggie)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!

And, like all events, the Sci-Fi Event has brought new premium characters to our towns!  Fun new multiverse characters to explore and bring into the fold of Springfield.  Of course these characters all come with their own questlines to guide us through their trip to Springfield (and help earn more ico_cur_scifi2016_darkmatter_lg).

So let’s take a look at these premium questlines to see just what you need to do to help these new characters from other dimensions get acclimated to life in our pocket-sized Springfields…

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Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 3 the Simpson’s Hover Car

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act 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 First Act you’re tasked with collecting Dark Matter (indicator_scifi_darkmatter) to unlock each prize!

The third Act 1 Prize is awarded at 12,000 indicator_scifi_darkmatter is the Simpson’s Hover Car, because even in an alternate universe Homer still has a crappy car…

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

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Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 2 Future Duff Sign

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act 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 First Act you’re tasked with collecting Dark Matter (indicator_scifi_darkmatter) to unlock each prize!

The second Act 1 Prize is awarded at 6,500 indicator_scifi_darkmatter is the Future Duff, because you can’t get enough of that wonderful Duff…

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

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Why the Supercollider and Black Hole are the Most Important Things in My Springfield

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There are many reasons why the Super Collider and the Mini Black Hole are two of my favorite aspects of TSTO…ever.

Ever is a long time…but, as we all know, time is relative. Ask Einstein. In fact, time is merely a construct of THIS space/time, and one of the things that bounds us all here, according to most who subscribe to the Standard Model of Physics.

And then there are those folks who are starting to come to the realization that there may in fact be more to the “spooky science” of quantum physics, and are beginning to unravel some of the “laws” that have been just a tad shaky from the beginning. Plank, Bohrs, Higgs, Schrödinger, and countless others, are those who realized that time, space, and our consciousness, may have more to do with aspects far outside of the “Standard Model” and traditional studies of atomic science. It’s in the sub-atomic world…where particles and waves can be the same, and actions beyond the constant of the speed of light, may be the standard, where things get really interesting.

Oh. And the constant fear that tinkering with the most basic elements by causing particle collisions at almost light speed, could open up a hole in the fabric of the universe, which would suck our entire existence into another dimension almost instantly.

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Vistors??!! Better Put On Pants… GIVEAWAY SUBMISSION FORM!

Note from Alissa: Hey Guys, this submission Form is all Bunny.  And she’s on vacation this week, as in an actual vacation with swimming pools and palm trees.  I don’t get the results on this one, so if you’ve got a problem with your submission I won’t be able to make any adjustments or check on it for you.  I just paid for the prizes…she’s running the contest.  (Spoken like a true parent…i just write the checks i don’t know what they actually spend it on lol)  So if you have a problem make a note in the comments or email TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com and I’ll make sure she looks at the form when she gets back. 

Hey there Sweet Pink Sprinklies!!!

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Over the last week, we dropped some Yummy Pictures into a random post each day with a specific Word(s) on them. All jumbled up, they may not have made any sense… but once Unscrambled… well…🙂

Below is the Giveaway Submission Form for the Visitors?! Better Put On Pants Giveaway. Pay attention and make sure you fill out ALL the important information in the Form. Especially a VALID Email address as it is how we will get in touch with the Winner(s).

GOOD LUCK!!! 

Just in case you can’t see the Form, here is the direct link.

https://goo.gl/forms/E5Fsu9fJ2NJuSbxl2

SUBMISSION FORM WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 27th, 2016 at 11:59PM Eastern, so get in your entry before then! 


For more information and all the details on the Giveaway, go to the Giveaway post HERE. 

Did you have fun finding the words over the last week? Did you fill out the Submission Form to enter? Excited for the Giveaway PRIZES??!! Let us know.

~Bunny

Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Character and the Winner Is…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers! After 11 weeks of voting it’s time to crown our Bracket Battle Champion!  Remember this is just for fun…no way is this an indication that EA will add the winner to our games.  Really just a fun way to see what you all thought.
Before we get to Safi, let me say a big thank you to all of YOU for participating week after week in the battles!  You all made your voice matter and that’s awesome!  So thank you for participating.  And finally I’d like to big a HUGE (YUUUUUGGGGEEE) thanks to Safi for all his hard work with this!  Safi, you did an awesome job with the challenge..thank you for you dedication and hard work, and for making this fun for everyone!  And now let’s get to the winner…
Once again….here’s Safi:

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of characters in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. From Homer’s college mates to his look-a-likes, from Bart’s crushes to Lisa’s idols, from four-eyed friends to four-legged pets, there is plenty of ‘untapped’ potential (pun intended). But which character do we really want?

We present to you the TSTO Addicts: Most Desired Character Bracket Battle…..

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After 10 weeks of voting, we finally have a winner. And the winner is…

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There’s Easter Eggs in Them Thar Homer MultiVerse(s)

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To truly appreciate some of this update’s  dialogue, and especially that which comes from the “Multiverse Homers” you need to understand a little bit about multiverses in general. This is complicated by the fact that the majority of the most brilliant theoretical physicists don’t completely agree on the concept as more than “Theory.”

For those who want a bit more “Multi-faceted” explanation, Here is a Semi-Quick WIKI post about the basics of the theory and its origin.

For those who just want a quick theory, while part of you is reading the Wiki theory, and another part of you is doing something completely different in another time/space that is happening at the same time, you have just become an example of the basic idea.

In short…(I know…too late), Schroedinger, Hawking, Tyson and countless others believe that this universe, and everything in it, have several (up to an infinite number) of other parallel universes, where your actions in this universe may in fact be different than your actions in the other universes…at the very same time.

Confused yet?  Pishposh…

I prefer to think of it as the actions in THIS universe being choices we make…Free Will choices…which may or may not affect the actions/results in other universes, but which are all tied to a single external consciousness that is outside of ALL space/time.

OR………IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE HOMER SKINS that are ALSO NOW MULTIVERSE Characters in this update… You can just LAUGH at the “Easter Eggs” (a term that means, hidden surprises…but won’t rot in the sun if not found), that come with this update.  There are a few!

Let’s take a look!
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Should I Buy? Soul Extraction Institute- Robo Burns – Doggy Smithers Combo

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Let’s establish a couple of things before we start.

First, some who know me, would say I have a “Cranky Attitude” when it comes to spending donuts on TSTO Items.  I would prefer to use the word, “Pragmatic.”  The sound you hear is my five daughter’s eyes rolling from points across the country. They HATE it when I use the word “pragmatic,” because they know there is some “common sense wisdom” coming their way, when they are making a decision.

Second…and even more important, as I learned a LONG time ago when it comes to raising kids, or giving advice to people you don’t know, I ultimately have no control whatsoever over the outcome. You are ultimately going to do whatever you want, exercising your “Free Will” to “Pull the Donut Trigger,” or leave said donuts with the “safety on.”  (for the record, you should always have the safety on when storing your donuts).

Now…TO THE TASK AT HAND!

Should You Buy The Soul Extraction Institute- Robo Burns/Doggie Smithers Combo??

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