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The Simpsons News Links

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Another Friday my friends, and that means it’s time for another round of Simpsons News!  The yellow world doesn’t stop turning because TSTO is in a funky state right now, a bunch of new stuff going on in the world of The Simpsons.  So, here’s the latest roundup of Simpsons News and a few fun things to check out!

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When Fate, Timing, and Questions of a Lull Get Answers From “The Source.”

There are times in life, when all of the stars align, and some amazing “no way!” situations, turn into “Holyfreakinshirt I can’t believe that happened” reality. This weekend was exactly that kind of a weekend. And no, I’m not talking about the amazing “Lazarus back from the dead,” return of Tiger Woods…but that was cool too.

But Friday night, my stars were working overtime, and the timing could not have been better.

I reluctantly agreed to attended the 150th Sesquicentennial (150th) celebration of my wife’s high school, Lincoln High School, in Portland, Oregon. From the aspect of a “reunion” of living class members with ages ranging into their 90s, down to current kid performers (yes…the choir and the dance team performed) it was predictable in it’s overpriced finger food and drink, long list of former teachers and administrators, as well as local celebrities.

You have to know that Portland has always been a bit “weird” and actually takes pride in that title. Before the “surprise guest” was announced, the  biggest alumni names were a handful of current mayors (Lincoln has had a bunch), and one of the most infamous cross-dressers in the country, the irrepressible Darcelle, who is 89 years old, and still looks “fabulous!”

But then, the night, and all of my prospects changed, when the “Key Note Speaker” was announced as, “Special Guest, Cartoonist, Matt Groening.”

Deb grabbed my arm. I grabbed my cell phone. She said, “Oh my God! You have to get a…” But, I was already snapping pics and video, while working my way toward a place where I could get close to his stage exit location for a chat.

Yes. I was “fan geeking.” But, I didn’t care. This was Matt freakin’ Groening, and I was going to ASK HIM THE QUESTION…
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When A Couch Gag Isn’t Just a Couch Gag

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What has become increasingly evident over more than 600 episodes, is that the “Couch Gag” has often taken on a status that can actually outshine the rest of the episode.  Like Saturday Night Live, the opening segment is often the best part of the show. There have been loads of “guest directors” for the couch gags, with some providing simply amazing sequences in their scope and creativity.

I won’t weigh in on whether this week’s couch gag (S28E14) outshines the rest of the episode (I’ll leave that for another time).  But, I WILL say, that I do like it when “The Simpsons,” which has clearly earned “revered old man” status in the pantheon of Prime Time animated shows, flexes a bit and takes the competition down a peg or two.

But, there is also an inside bit of humor that made me laugh. For Matt Groening, I suspect that part of this couch gag was a personal swipe at a family member.

Let’s see what you think…
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Mutant Rabbit Mutate Task Locked

Hey there Hoppereenos. Bouncing on by to give you all a quick update on the Mutant Rabbit and the locked task.

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So according to the task itself, all that we needed was …well…TODAY! So we waited and waited to see what would happen. Nothing at Midnight. The normal 8GMT hit and nothing happened. Most of the day has passed and it still has not unlocked. I looked and looked and still no changes that I can see.

I contacted some reps at EA, the reps available are in the same boat. No one seems to understand as to why the task is still showing as locked. I contacted an alternate source and am still waiting to see if they can get back to me (they’re on vacation). If I have any further information on it, I will update it here. For now…we wait. See if 8GMT 11/11 it actually unlocks. Or if Midnight at EA (PDT) it shows differently. Only time will tell. Lol.

UPDATE: Looks like AFTER Midnight 11/11 was the winner. Lol. The Should I Post has been updated with the task info. 

~Bunny

Weekend Update: November 2nd – 8th

5 Lil Bunnies hoppin on the floor…

1 hopped away and then there were 4…

4 Lil Bunnies hid behind a tree…

1 climbed up and then there were 3…

Wait a minute…I thought there was only ONE Bunny round here!!!

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In Game Update!! Matt Groening??!! Episode Tie-In

UPDATE BUNNY 11/7: Seems EA is staying pretty tight lipped lately on when items are coming and going. They will not provide a solid answer of whether the Writer’s Building w/Matt is Limited. My suggestion, buy it now just in case.

 

Hey there tappereenos. So just like EA teased, we have a new lil update to our game in the middle of this fun event. It brings…the Creator? 😉

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More Details Coming…

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

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