Category Archives: Thought of the week

This category can be used to find out about one of our thoughts of something during the week.

Dear Mikezilla, 6/6/14 Edition


Back by popular demand is my own personal Q&A section, based on one of the newspaper greats Dear Abby, feel free to ask me anything, and if your lucky you will get hit by lightning and I’ll answer your questions, game related or otherwise. You can ask in the comments, on or even on twitter using my account @supermikeio. As always if your question is chosen you will gain fame for all of time, and some of my infinite wisdom!


Dear Abby: My wife sleeps in the raw. Then she showers, brushes her teeth and fixes our breakfast — still in the buff. We’re newlyweds and there are just the two of us, so I suppose there’s really nothing wrong with it. What do you think? —Ed
Dear Ed: It’s O.K. with me. But tell her to put on an apron when she’s frying bacon.

This weeks first question comes from site member darrenhill760. He asks:


Well Darren, thanks for the most specific, and detailed laden question I’ve ever received. I mean it’s not like your posing as a scientist or anything. I took his question as a challenge and flew all the way to Norfolk to ask the experts from the Bow Band string company.


The trip required 70 helicopters to carry me and cost up words of $470 million, but it was all worth it to answer Darren’s vague question. The most common answer is two times the distance from the mid point to the end, but personally I am with the camp that the average length is 14ft, or as I call it floss.


Next up is a question from my Twitter follower @chuckyc78, who seems like a decent fellow to follow despite his obviously having to much time on his hands.


Most folks think the answer is so he could afford Lisa’s pony, but the truth is far different. He actually just needed a discount on snacks as you can see on my picture below.


The final question comes from my landlord, and he asks: Dear Mikezilla, when are you going to pay your rent?


Thats a great question Percy, and I will pay up as soon as I get my first royalty cheque from my lucrative TSTO blogging career.


Dear Mikezilla, 5/29/14 Edition


In this series I will respond to questions from pretty much anyone, asked through the comments section, and my twitter account ( @supermikeio ) or on in the traditional style of beloved newspaper columnist Dear Abby. You can ask me anything you want game related or otherwise, and I will choose and answer my favourites. The folks whose questions are chosen will not only gain knowledge from my infinite wisdom, but also get a shoutout in my post, and all the fame that comes with it.


The first question belongs to one of my twitter followers.


Now I don’t advise following him as he kind of reminds me of a serial killer, and can’t seem to form a proper sentence, but asks a great first question. To me the best character is Hank Scorpio, both from the classic episode “you only move twice” and TSTO. It brings a tear to my eye whenever I see him wielding that flame thrower, or taking out James Bont.


The next question comes from my waitress today, I believe her name was Helga but for some reason I didn’t notice her name badge.


Well Helga, it’s taken all day, and I’ve finally figured out my answer to your question for the ages. Yes I would like the soup of the day. If I recall it was cream of whiskey.


And finally the last question comes all the way from my South African pen pal N’dgoo.


He writes “Dear Mikezilla, I am slowly starving to death, can you please help me?” Well N’dgoo thanks for that great question but the short answer is no! I already spent the last of my money buying iTunes gift cards waiting for the next “Gil deal”.  Don’t worry though little N’dgoo, I had enough left over for a stamp, so I’m sending you an autographed photo of me!

Well that’s all the time I have for today, but please leave any questions for me in the comments, and I may answer them in the next instalment

Tweeting With The Stars: Drederick Tatum edition

Hey all, in this series I will try to tweet with celebrities that have appeared on the show and attempt to entertain with the outcome, or lack of.


So I was tweeting with my many followers the other day when I started chatting with Apollo Creed himself Carl Weathers.


Carl seems to be a kind man who will reply to anyone with a positive spin and wish you to “be peace”  while as far as I’m aware he’s never made an appearance on the show, it got me thinking about the often over looked Drederick Tatum


Tatum came to us in the whacking day event and I believe was the second last prize, his 4hr walk the tiger task is one of my favourites and is a take off from the hangover movies. Dredericks character has been a take on Iron Mike for years, there was even a Simpsons-esque Don King in some episodes.


I took the time to tweet Mr.Tyson to find out if he actually owns a tiger, but have not heard back yet, I did not tweet Don King as he scares the $&!¥ out of me. His hair reminds me of the time a French woman put me in a headlock.


I’d like to leave you all with my favourite part of The Hangover series that featured the former Champ

Stu’s Song

What do tigers dreams of
When they take a little tiger snooze?
Do they dream of mauling zebras
Or Hallie Barry in her Catwoman suit?

Don’t you worry, your pretty striped head
We’re gonna get you back to Tyson and your cozy tiger bed
And then we’re gonna find our best friend Doug
And then we’re gonna give him a best friend hug

Doug, Doug, oh Doug, Doug, Dougie, Doug, Doug
But if he’s been murdered by crystal meth tweekers
Then we’re shit out of luck.


If you’d like to try to tweet with any of today’s Stars, you can find them on Twitter

Carl Weathers: @TheCarlWeathers

Mike Tyson: @MikeTyson

Mikezilla: @supermikeio

Thought of the week : The Fabergé egg

Hey, welcome back to a brand new episode of “Thought of the week”. Today we are going to be talking about the Fabergé egg.

So, many of you probably do not know this but when you complete all of the Easter quest (there are 18 parts), you can not earn eggs by zapping or tapping bunnies anymore. However, to make up for this, you can instead earn the Fabergé egg. After you have unlocked the Fabergé egg you have the chance to earn baskets again by tapping or zapping bunnies! So, my question is, have you got the Fabergé egg and how long did you have to wait to get it? Happy tapping,


Thought of the Week: Easter and Future Plans

The past few days have been pretty exciting Tapped Out wise. There were two pieces of evidence to suggest there will be an  Easter event, and a vague look into what we may see in the future.

First of all, let’s talk Easter. As I said, two pieces of information were leaked that revealed that instead of having a Whacking Day this year, we would get an Easter event. I’m also going to discuss the probability of whether or not they are accurate.

Probably the more believable piece of evidence is the leaked screenshot of the splash screen that would be used for the Easter event. For those who have not yet seen it, here it is-


As you can see, it looks pretty believable. As is expected now with new update splash screens, Homer isn’t running from the finger, which makes it seem real. However, the absence of Matt Groening’s signature would suggest it is fake. I’ll let you decide if it’s real or not, however I think it is.

Now the second piece of information was much harder to believe, in my opinion. It was a supposed conversation between a customer and an EA representative. It began with the customer asking about a bug fix, but then turned into a conversation about the Easter update.

Heres the conversation, courtesy of TSTO Topix-

Conversation with EA

There are a few things wrong with this conversation. First is the grammar. Someone who is payed to write should at least use decent grammar. However, it could just be that the person writing it up didn’t bother. The second reason why I think this is fake is because of the user that posted it. I’m not saying names, but they are known to post things that turn out to be false. There is also the fact that someone who answers questions about bugs doesn’t have any involvement in the update part and therefore wouldn’t have known.

If this conversation does turn out to be true, there is the statement of “We have other plans for Whacking Day.” This could mean a host of things; either their “other plans” are none at all or that we could be getting a new update all together. As we know, Whacking Day was only featured in one episode of the same name. There aren’t really any other fictional holidays within the Simpsons but we could still have an event based of something.

For example, we could have an event centred around the Simpsons Movie. All the lakes in our town could become polluted, and then have Russ Cargill come to our towns and ruin everything. Our characters could be sent on a number of tasks to clean the lakes, and all of the memorable characters from the film like Spider Pig could be introduced along the way.



Let me know what you’d like to see in the comments, and remember to keep on tapping!