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Friday Filler – Why Do Women Need Romance (Novels)?

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In last week’s Filler, I made reference to the fact that of all of the books sold in the world today (remember books?), a huge percentage of them fall into the “Fiction-Romance” category. When you look at how many are downloaded onto Digital Readers and Audio Books (still remember actual books?), it is clear that there are a ton of women looking to escape from their own realities and into a world of intrigue, romance and lust.

As the father of five, and a husband of almost 40 years to the “love of my life,” I am going to take on the perplex questions that surround this phenomanen, including the primary question of, “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WHY AM I NOT ENOUGH???” that ironically seems to be asked by BOTH sexes.

Let’s take a look at the stats, as “the truth” is always a great place to start any conversation about love and romance. Or not…

Oh…and a special note to our “friend,” Andrew…if you hated last week’s post, you are going to despise this one. Fair warning… Continue reading

Share Your Thoughts on The Simpsons and Valentine’s Day

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We’re gearing up to record another Addicts Live, and I’d love to get your input for the show!

For this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about the best Valentine’s Day episodes of The Simpsons (since V-Day is this Sunday!).  So in the comments below share your thoughts and opinions about the following episodes (doesn’t have to be all, can just be 1 or 2 episodes that are memorable to you):

S4 E15 “I Love Lisa”
S10 E14 “I’m With Cupid”
S14 E15 “C.E.D’oh”
S18 E9 “Kill Gil, Volumes I & II”
S19. E12 “Love Springfieldian Style”
S22, E13 “The Blue and the Gray”
S23 E 13 “The Daughter Also Rises”
S25 E11 “Specs and the City”
S27 E13 “Love is in the N2-O2-Ar-Co2-Ne-He-Ch4”

Also, let us know what you think is the best Simpsons Valentine’s Day episode of all time!

I LOVE having y’all participate in Addicts Live, that’s what makes the show so fun, so please let us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live this Saturday!

Thanks!

Friday Filler – When to Lower The Bar on Valentines


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I am going to say right out of the blocks, that I am not a fan of this event. Anyone who knows me, and my preferences for something even remotely resembling a “real, livable, Springfield,” knows I am not a fan of multiple characters of the same character, wandering around our towns. And maybe the fact that we seem to getting a plethora of skins, as opposed to doppleganger versions of the same characters, may be my fault for complaining so much. 

But, if we look at the entire offering of prizes, you are pretty much left with the feeling that EA has “lowered the bar” on their Valentines Gift Giving. And, that’s actually OK with me.

Much as Alissa dislikes Halloween, I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day.

And I have a very good reason for that…
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Love and War Mystery Box Tokens

Note: This has now been fixed.  I really appreciate EA listening…

If you check your store you should see the token exchange appear, as long as you have the Mystery Box cleared.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a little post to shine a little light on an issue that seems to have flown under EA’s radar with this event:

Converting Mystery Box Tokens to Donuts…if you’ve already cleared the Love and War Mystery Box.

So it seems as though EA forgot to “flip the switch” that makes it so you can convert MB tokens to donuts once you’ve cleared the Love and War Box.  This has happened it the past, and EA did send out a patch to correct it.  Hopefully, that’s what will happen again this time.

Also, what’s happened in the past, is that once the event’s over an option in the store pops up to convert any unused tokens to donuts.  This usually applies to those players who don’t clear their MB and don’t care to.  Those who would rather have the donuts. So we’ll see what happens here.

In any event, hopefully EA releases a patch to correct this…if only to ease players minds.  Otherwise, those prize track MB tokens are utterly useless for A LOT of players.

Share Your Initial Reactions On the Love and War Event

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We’re gearing up to record another Addicts Live, and I’d love to get your input for the show!  So in the comments below share your initial thoughts and opinions about the Love and War Event.  Let us know what you’re liking so far, not liking so far, and what you can’t wait to get!  Also, let us know if you think some aspect of the event could be changed (ie gameplay, how would you change it?)

I LOVE having y’all participate in Addicts Live, that’s what makes the show so fun, so please pet us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live this Saturday!

Thanks!