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Friday Filler – When Hell Is Not What You Expected!

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I am really cracking up with some of the dialogue in this update. It is pretty funny, and frankly a bit “Hell lite,” compared to what they could be doing. I mean, hell…even as a concept…is pretty damn scary!

The great thing about Hell, is that for you to believe in Hell, you pretty much have to believe in the afterlife. Even that is a complicated thing, when you start trying to bring different concepts from different religions into the conversation. And you really do need to do that. But, trying to settle on a common theme can be a bit of Hell itself.

In fact…right away, I had some fun with “Ned Flanders Personal Hell,” when I won it. I found it irresistible to place it in the one place that would actually really be Hell for Ned…

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Uhm…yes…the servers are messed up.

So…as has been reported (about a zillion times), there are sporadic server outages from EA today, starting with the update this morning.

There is NOTHING you can do about it, but wait for them to fix it. Reinstalling, uninstalling, holding your breath, dancing on one leg, and poking holes in the screen of your padular device to “let the evil out” DOES NOT WORK.

Solution…wait. Go do something else. The new Borat movie is on Netflix. Go have a laugh while you wait.

 

Episode Reminder: Treehouse of Horror XXXI (Season 32, Episode 4)

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Were you excited to see The Simpsons return with another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for a time piece episode? Did you enjoy the trip to Ancient Rome? 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 third episode, this Sunday, October 18th, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Treehouse of Horror XXXI”!

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

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Friday Filler – Is The Anticipation Better Than The Actuality?

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Yes…it has continued to be one of those weeks/months/years that just keeps piling on the fun. But, I won’t take up more space here to talk about all of the family challenges in our neck of the woods. Especially, when we have a new update, and those woods are scary!

Well…maybe not as scary as many hoped for…but, at least it’s “hellish?”

And that’s really kind of what life has become at this point. Anticipating something great…counting down the days and hours…only to be disappointed in the outcome. And, let’s be honest about it. Almost everything that is highly anticipated leaves someone feeling disappointed.

But for me, there was one surprise that I have been begging for over the course of more than 18 months. Yes…those that know me, know that I am patient when it comes to begging. And, there are a few things that I have been hoping to come true, even longer than 18 months. But, my desire to be the nation’s first WWI Fighter Ace/Cowboy/Astronaut becomes more and more distant with each passing year.

However, I’m not going to complain. Because EA…in their infinite wisdom…FINALLY INCREASED THE HARD ITEM LIMITS!!!!!
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THOH XXXI Calendar and Math You Need to Get It All!

Just when I suspected that things couldn’t get more “hellish” in the world…BOOM! We get a THOH update that is just full of it!

You have to love an update that starts right out with a pentagram for a prize. If you are a fan of horror movies, you know this never goes well.

But, looking into the calendar, it seems that the update will be anything but hellish…if you don’t mind tapping to get the stuff you want…in in format that has been repeated to the point of being hellish. But, I digress…

HERE ARE THE PRIZES and the MATH and the CALENDAR to Stay On Track!
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Episode Reminder: Now Museum, Now You Don’t (Season 32, Episode 3)

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

Were you excited to see The Simpsons return with another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for a time piece episode? Did you enjoy the trip to Ancient Rome? 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 third episode, this Sunday, October 11th, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Now Museum, Now You Don’t”!

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

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Friday Filler – Accepting The End, Before It’s the End


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Except it isn’t…

Once again, I am forced to write this early, due to situations beyond my control…even though I did everything I could to control them. The fact is, there are some things you simply can’t control…only try to manage.

Some people say that 2020 may very well be the worst year in their lives.  I guess that depends on how long your life is.  Being old…with lots of life…I contend that 1968 still “wins” that distinction.  But, I have to admit, 2020 is rapidly coming up on the backstretch.  But in the end, there is simply no way to control the “final chapter” of any life.  You can try to plan, to help you manage what you predict to be true. But, in the end, “the end” will come when it comes…and you can bet that the one who is at the finish line, is never really prepared or willing to admit that this is really the end.

What I can say…is that those of us who play TSTO, have long predicted “The End” of the game…but as we have all witnessed, we have been wrong.  The game just keeps rising from the dead…or perhaps continues to be “resurrected” in some Lazarus form of “near death,” that befuddles and amazes everyone, except maybe Lazarus.

“The End” clearly is not here for TSTO.  In fact, we’re not even certain what “The End” would look like.  But when it comes to “The End,” there are a few things on which everyone must agree…
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Episode Reminder: I, Carumbus (Season 32, Episode 2)

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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 4th, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“I, Carumbus”!

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

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Friday Filler – Time to Take A Reality Check and Some Perspective

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So, let’s start with the fact that if you are reading this, you own a padular/mobile device or computer of some sort, along with some type of data plan or WIFI associated with said device. As 2020 continues to throw us more curves than Henry Rowengartner in “Rookie of the Year,” things that we take for granted (like a daily dose of tapping) shouldn’t be on that list.

I realize that many folks play this “silly ‘lil game” to escape some of the realities of our everyday lives. I would be included in that group.  However, with the game being as simplified and EAsy as it has been the past 18+ months, it offers little respite. But, let’s be honest…as I implied…just having the choice to tap puts us in a category of “entitlement” that we very much take for granted.

I can’t/won’t get into politics here. I can’t/won’t discuss my current opinion of the “state of TSTO,” as both topics seem futile. As a nation…we could do with a whole hellofalotta less debate(s). Topics that should be discussed, rarely are. But, I digress…

So…instead…I am going to veer off course (what a surprise?) and talk about the fact that TSTO turned me on to the discovery of a new relationship…while cementing my allegiance to the community that is TSTOAddicts!
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Episode Reminder: Undercover Burns (Season 32 Premiere)

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(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 32 Premiere! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season premiere, this Sunday, September 27th, at 8pm Eastern on FOX (also at the same time on CityTV in Canada)….“Undercover Burns”!

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