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Episode Reminder: Go Big or Go Homer (Season 31, Episode 2)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

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

Were you excited to see The Simpsons return for a new season last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for a season premiere? Did you enjoy the opening couch gag? 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 second episode, this Sunday, October 6th, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Go Big or Go Homer”!

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

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Episode 52- EA’s Revenge

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  Unfortunately, YouTube has discontinued the software we use for Livestreaming the show, so we’re no longer live…in the sense that you can interact with us while we’re recording the show.  But we still wanted to bring you great TSTO content, in the form of our Podcast and video, so that’s exactly what we’ve done for you guys by pre-recording the show.

As much of a bummer is that we’re no longer doing the live stream, pre-recording it allows for some flexibility as to when we record, which means you’re more likely to get all the Addicts together for the show than before!  Great bonus! 🙂

So we hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again this week with an all-new episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa, Patric, and Safi as they breakdown the latest mini-event to hit TSTO (Cthulhu’s Revenge), the Simpsons Season 31 premiere, episode 666, and discuss what EA may have up its sleeve for Halloween.  Plus, there are some valuable life lessons about cold weather, shrinkage, streaming, and why we do what we do!
You won’t want to miss all the laughs this episode has to offer!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

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Friday Filler – Optimism -VS- Pragmatism

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Ah…another week of insanity. But, we aren’t going to go there.  The fact is, these days, you can’t even tell where “there” is, let alone actually “go there.”

Like so many things in life, it seems that those who are mostly optimistic have a life that is simply easier, and perhaps even beneficial to living longer. In fact, a recent study published last month, states that  “individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve exceptional longevity, that is, living to age 85 or older.”

Now, THAT’S an optimistic view of optimism.

I would argue, that if one isn’t pragmatic, there is a good chance that one may not live to be 85, because you may be inclined to do something stupid, that cuts your life short. But, the experts don’t seem to agree. I’m guessing the experts are all women. Which I’ll get to in a minute…

This battle between the “glass half full” and “the glass needs to be washed” crew here at TSTO Addicts became evident once again, as Safi, Alissa and I gave our opinions about the “Future of the Game” during our Addicts Live taping (which airs Tomorrow, Live on Video).

I do wish that I had the capacity to be more of a “Bliss Ninny,” in life.  I think I WOULD be happier if I could ignore most of what goes on around me. But, I’m not. So I can’t. And because of that, I am branded as “cranky.”

Where do YOU fall in this debate?  Let’s take a little Pop-Quiz to find out…
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Cthulhu’s Revenge Prize Breakdown: Cthulhu

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well, no break for the Tappers, as it’s back-to-back mini-events in TSTO…not too shabby. Yesterday Cthulhu’s Revenge launched in Springfield, in what appears to be a mini-event precursor to Halloween!  Something to whet the appetite for what may be ahead in our games…at least we hope!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cthulhu’s Revenge questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the final prize, Cthulhu…

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Cthulhu’s Revenge Prize Breakdown: Oyster Table to Cthulhu Monument

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well, no break for the Tappers, as it’s back-to-back mini-events in TSTO…not too shabby. Yesterday Cthulhu’s Revenge launched in Springfield, in what appears to be a mini-event precursor to Halloween!  Something to whet the appetite for what may be ahead in our games…at least we hope!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cthulhu’s Revenge questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at prizes 1-4, the Oyster Eating Table, Fogbury Cemetary and Lighthouse, and the Cthulhu Monument…

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Introducing…The Addicts Shop!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Super excited to announce something long time Addicts readers have been asking for, and something I’ve been working on for a while…The Addicts Shop!

It took a while to find the right shop to work with, and some of you may argue it took me too long, but we’ve finally launched an Addicts line of T-Shirts and Hoodies…including the Addicts Logo with our cartoons on it!   (which is the one y’all have been asking for the most)

You can shop our store, TSTOAddicts.com/shop, for a ton of fun shirts and hoodies…and I plan to constantly add more designs to the store.  Things that fit in with current events in the game, funny sayings from the community, and more…so be sure to check it out often!  Here are the current designs we’re offering…

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 21 – Square Pyramidal and Harshad numbers

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?

With season 30 officially in our rearview mirror after last nights season premiere (shout out to the use of the Pythagorean theorem in last nights episode), we continue our journey today on September 30th, by looking at some properties of the number 30 – Square Pyramidal and Harshad numbers.

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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!  An all-new episode airs tonight!  The Season 31 Premiere, are you excited?!

A surprise mini-event hit our games last with, Cthulhu’s Revenge.  What are your thoughts on the mini-event so far? Getting you excited for Halloween? Are you missing your Sploosh like Patric?

Speaking of Halloween…almost October (Tuesday), have you decided on your Halloween costume yet? (or your kids costumes)  Candy you’ll be giving out?  Getting excited for THOH?

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 about the rest of 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: The Winter of Our Monetized Content (Season 31 Premiere)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

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

It’s officially Autumn here in North America and you know what that means? Yes, the leaves start to change…but The Simpsons Are Back! This Sunday marks the Season 31 Premiere! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season premiere, this Sunday, September 29th, at 8pm Eastern on FOX (also at the same time on CityTV in Canada)….“The Winter of Our Monetized Content ”!

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Friday Filler – EA Keeps Surprising Us…But In A Good Way?

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I mean it. I REALLY need a weekend off. But, we’ll get into that in a bit…

The big surprise, is EA surprised me, and allowed me to skip writing a DID (Designing In Downtime) post on Wednesday…because there was no Downtime!   Boom! 

Just when we were CERTAIN that we wouldn’t see anything until at least the first of week of October, we get this mini-update, filled with…uhm…let’s see…what is it filled with again?

I get it. It’s the start of Halloween, and the writing is pretty funny again…but, dammit…THEY STOLE MY SPLOOSH!!!
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