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Episode Reminder: Fatzcarraldo

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Sunday and after several weeks off the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode of The Simpsons, this Sunday, February 12th, on FOX….Fatzcarraldo

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?  Here’s the episode information released from FOX:

When all the fast food restaurants in Springfield become healthy, Homer turns to the last bastion of greasy food for comfort – and digs up some childhood memories along the way. Meanwhile, Lisa must find a good news story when the future of her school radio station is in jeopardy

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And here’s the sneak peek for this week’s episode from FOX:

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to see all the fun!

As always after the episode airs we’ll have a full episode recap!

Are you excited for the new Episode?  What do you think will happen in the new episode? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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Is Al Jean an Alien from the Future?? The answer will make you Gaga!

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I’m not one to mince words. The Super Bowl did NOT turn out the way I had hoped it would. It has been one of those years. Almost none of my “hopes and dreams” have gone the way I had hoped or dreamed this past few months (at least the Cubs won the World Series!).  But this Super Bowl put the icing on the cake. What was a “sure thing” at halftime, turned into the biggest turn-around-come-from-behind-victory in Super Bowl history.   And not the way I was hoping.

The only good thing, is that the Ugh-boot-skinny-jeans-wearing (some would add cheater) Tom Brady is being asked to retire now by his super-model wife. One can hope.

BUT…in the midst of this debacle, was one of the most amazing half-time shows ever.  It was insanely entertaining, with Lady Gaga starting off by singing “God Bless America” from the top of the stadium, and then jumping off into mid-air in with a harness…suspended from cables…to finally land on the stage below, where she KILLED it. 

It was amazing…and eerily familiar.

No…I’ve never done that. I look silly in spandex and sparkles. But as amazing as it was, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had seen it before…

THEN IT HIT ME!!!

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Valentine’s Day Round 2 (Gil’s Back & More!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The planes are flying in the air over Springfield but so is love, as Valentine’s Day makes its way into our pocket-sized towns!

Overnight you may have noticed some new (and old) Valentine’s Day items make their way into our TSTO stores, so let’s take a look at today’s “goodies”…

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Main Event Contest: And the Finalists Are…..

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Several weeks ago we challenged you guys to design the next event (whether large or mini) of TSTO with our Main Event Contest and holy smokes did you guys respond big time!  Y’all never fail to amaze us, we were completely blown away by your entries!

Over the past week the Addicts staff (Bunny, Patric, Wookiee and I) have been reading each and every one of your entries, in our effort to narrow down the top 10.   One thing we discovered is you guys have some AMAZING ideas!  It was a real struggle to narrow down the field to just 10 finalists, but we finally all came to an agreement on the Top 10.  Trust me….no easy task!

So with out further ado…let me introduce to you the 10 Finalists for the Main Event Contest…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Osaka Flu – With a General Warning About The Flu

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There are certain things in life that are so ironic, they make me wonder if there really is such a thing as coincidence, or if there is an old man in the sky, with a huge finger, who waits for the right time to give himself a chuckle, while messing with my life.

And then I think, “No…it’s all in your mind. The mind is a powerful tool as it relates to psychosomatic illness, and this itchy throat and runny nose CAN’T have anything to do with getting the Osaka Flu in TSTO.”

And then I sneeze…covering my computer screen and keyboard with millions, if not billions of tiny germ globules, that has me feverishly (wait…does my head feel warm?) reaching for the disinfectant spray and Purell.

The flu is like that. Marge found out the hard way…and ended up doing hard time because of it. Me? I just became obsessed with trying to figure out the answer to “why we get the flu?” and if there is any real reward in “curing” our characters who are infected in TSTO.

The answers may make you feel a bit queasy…
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Addicts Housekeeping: Norbert’s Tasks How do I get the Globe?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Popping in really quick this evening with some info about Norbert’s task and the Globe.

A bunch of you are commenting that the game is telling you to get the Globe but you don’t know how.  You’re seeing this task:

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And you can’t figure it out how to get and place the globe…so naturally you’re worried something might be wrong with your game…

Fortunately, the answer is right inside the game once you’ve finished the 7th day of Norbert’s tasks…

Here’s some dialogue that pops up when you’ve completed the last task before getting to the “globe task:

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While it may be confusing, because it says “finish today’s tasks”…it just means you have 1 more day of doing all three of Norbert’s tasks and then you’ll unlock the Globe. (i.e. you’ll unlock it tomorrow (“day 8”))

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Addicts Open Thread

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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…..

No new Simpsons this week, still a few weeks until a new episode airs.  BUT it is Superbowl Sunday!  So check out the big game, if you can, on FOX tonight.

An all new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday, have you checked it out yet?  We featured some fun info about the Around the World event & even got into a little heated discussion about the Superbowl.

The Around the World Event dropped in our games last week,what are your thoughts so far?  Enjoying France?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

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Addicts Live! Episode 6- Around the World (Feb 4th 2017)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon EDT (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

In this episode we’ll discuss the recent Lunar New Year Mini Event, talk about our initial reactions to the Around the World Event and making our Superbowl predictions. Plus we’ll be fielding your questions!  So join us live for all the fun!

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

Make your Superbowl Prediction, we’ll share the results towards the end of the show

Should I Spend Donuts on the Passport?

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Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Insert collective groan from my favorite peanut gallery members here….because it’s time break down the pros and cons of the Around the World Passport.

Many of you who have been around for a while, already know what I’m going to say.  But there are many Addicts out there that are just starting out, and may be pondering if the Passport is right for them.  So, it’s my duty to inform them of the pros and cons of the booklet…and to you know steer them in the right direction. 🙂

Wondering if the Passport is right for you?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of going around the world with this book!

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New Stuff Alert! Superbowl Tie-In Breakdown

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One thing is for sure with this Around the World update…EA is going to keep the Addicts staff BUSY with posts!  Loads of content coming and going nearly every single day…so please be patient as we try to parse through what’s hitting each day and have the time to write up posts about what’s changed/what’s been added.

Early this morning new content hit our stores (some was related to the Around the World Event) to celebrate Superbowl Sunday (which is this Sunday on FOX).  So let’s breakdown all the items, new and old, to celebrate Football!

And yes for those wondering…this does mean EA has “events” inside this event planned.  You can expect to see Valentine’s Day items in a few days as well.  So brace yourself for the craziness! 

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