Category Archives: Tapped Out

Friday Filler – I May Have Killed Christmas

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I am starting to suspect that the lack of a Christmas Event in TSTO may be my fault.  I know…I know…I’m just another blogger with an opinion. But, the correlation between game play and real life is starting to make me lose my freakinshirt!

This is the first year…ever…that there are some huge changes around my favorite holiday in our household…I mean huge.

Just like TSTO, “something is off” when it comes to tradition, and following any kind of regular schedule.  And like TSTO, we are waaaaaaay behind on checking the boxes for this year’s celebrations.

But, even more terrifying to someone like me, who loves Christmas, is that it is starting to feel like the boxes are not only not being checked…but are being removed by a power outside of my control!  It’s as if TSTO and life have suddenly changed, in ways that I never expected, nor really wanted! And, it may be MY FAULT!!

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!

This Caption This! image is brought to us by koolviruz

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com you never know when yours might be next!

Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 30 – Imperial Units for Weight

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

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

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?

This week we go back to an episode of The Simpsons from 26 years ago and look at the Imperial Units for mass.

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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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 back tonight with a new episode! What do you think will happen in the latest episode?

The homestretch of the All American Auction mini-event, have you finished the prize track yet?  Purchased any items you were looking to get?

It’s officially December and that means it’s officially time to go crazy with Christmas!  Fingers crossed we’ll see snow in Springfield this Wednesday…thoughts on what we may see as the winter wonderland approaches our towns?

How’s your designing 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)  Don’t forget to submit your All American Auction/Thanksgiving/Black Friday designs to Showoff!

And finally, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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: Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me (Season 31, Episode 9)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

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

 

Were you excited to see The Simpsons back with an all new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for the first ever Thanksgiving of Horror anthology episode? 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 eighth episode, this Sunday, December 1st, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me”!

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

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Friday Filler – Giving Thanks Where Thanks Is Due

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

There’s one out of the way.  Because thanks is what this entire post is about.

And yes…the neighborhood turkeys are multiplying, and oblivious to the dangers of the season. THEY should be thankful that it is illegal to shoot them within city limits.  But, I have a sneaking suspicion they are acutely aware of this fact.

But, back to my thankfulness…

It has been brought up to me recently, that “these informational posts are great, and would be even better if a bit of the judgemental close-minded conjecture was slightly reduced…Alissa is my favourite hard worker because she sticks more to the facts and doesn’t lace a good chunk of her posts with subjective intense opinions…”   

Yikes. Words hurt HT! But you did make me realize that this time of the year we need to work on being thankful, and full of grace. In this fractured world, with so many opinions about everything, it is easy to start a conversation with the negative. Or even worse…do the “but, flip flop.”

“I’m very thankful that there is still a TSTO, BUT…”

See? It’s the “thankful, but syndrome.”  So not being truly thankful or penitent!
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Addicts Shop Black Friday SALE!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy (almost) Black Friday!  To celebrate the crazy sales of Black Friday we’re offering a special Black Friday sale in the Addicts Shop!

All items are 10% off (the biggest discount they’ll let me give)!  Now is a great time to add some Addicts Swag to your wardrobe, or to get that special gift for the Addict in your life!

The Black Friday Sale is available in BOTH the Addicts Shop and the Laugh it Up Shop, and the sale ends December 2nd! So grab those items while you can!

The way the store works is, I needed to set up two different codes for the Addicts Shop and the Laugh it Up Shop.  So for the Addicts Shop the code is BLACKFRIDAY2019 and for the Laugh It Up Shop the code is BLACKFRIDAY19.

Happy Shopping!

Addicts Shop

If you click the design you like for pricing, color, size options, and to purchase.

Discount Code for the Addicts Shop BLACKFRIDAY2019




For those of you that just like funny shirts, not necessarily TSTO related, I’ve also created the Laugh It Up Shop. The Laugh It Up Shop is full of stuff designed to make you laugh.  (Laugh It Up Media is the parent company of  TSTO Addicts) 

These are more seasonal designs, and stuff that’s just meant to make you chuckle.  If you click the design you like for pricing, color, size options, and to purchase.  Laugh it Up Shirts are available in Men’s and Women’s designs.

Discount Code for the Laugh It Up Shop BLACKFRIDAY19





Remember, the sale ends December 2nd! 

Happy Shopping!

Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning All American Auction Items?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO! And there’s nothing like the holidays to bring a little crazy to our pocket-sized towns! As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns recently…this time to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Or more specifically Black Friday! Of course, a new event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, 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 returning Mattress King Warehouse, Mattress King Store, The Escape Zone, or Bob’s Big Buddha 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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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 29 – Imperial Units for Lengths

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

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

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?

This week we go back to an episode of The Simpsons from 20 years ago and look at the Imperial Units for lengths.

Continue reading

Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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 back tonight with a new episode! What do you think will happen in the Thanksgiving of Horrors?

New update in TSTO last week, All American Auction.  How are you doing on the prize track?  Any Black Friday items you’ve picked up so far?

We’re getting close to Christmastime in TSTO…thoughts on what we may see as the winter wonderland approaches our towns?

How’s your designing 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) 

And finally, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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!