Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disney just bought Bioshock: Infinite too

Ok, they didn't. But things have been hectic and I haven't had a chance to post this new trailer for Bioshock: Infinite. It still looks pretty amazing and I for one and glad that it doesn't come out until 2013. I've got a lot of miles left to put on Borderlands 2 and I have no extra spending money right now. I'm not separating the 2 ply toilet paper into two rolls on one ply quite yet, but I did buy the most hilariously named generic cereal the other day: Live it Up!

Trick or Links

25 Shocking Before & After Photos Of Hurricane Sandy's Destruction. Hurricane Sandy was the first big event I really watched over twitter. It was crazy just following the hashtag and getting live updates from the people that were there experiencing it. It was really fascinating.

Photos From The 1941 Disney Artist Strike That Changed The Studio Forever. It's funny to think about how many artists Disney used to employ. Now I just imagine everyone has been replaced by computers and nerds with green screens and motion capture suits. Maybe I'll live long enough for traditional hand drawn animation to become cool and retro.

20 Smile-Inducing Halloween Costumes for Kids. My son turns 3 in a couple days so I still think he's a little young to go out trick or treating. Lets face it, any candy he gets is going straight to daddy and I don't want to be one of those trick or treaters. However, his daycare is having a big Halloween party today so we had to figure out a costume. He's literally wearing Spider-Man pajamas, it wasn't my best creative work.

Bryan Singer Officially Possibly Not Ruining X-Men: Days Of Future Past. While I think it would have been hilarious if Fox had actually hired McG to direct the next X-Men movie like I predicted, I'm glad they were able to talk Singer into doing it. I don't want the X-Men movies to suck, I want them to be awesome. Now the Justice League movie, that I want to suck. You know what you did Aquaman.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Here comes Episode 7

"Right over there is where we'll keep the big pile of money."

Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas, They plan on releasing Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015. I really have no thoughts on the subject, however coincidentally I did wear a Star Wars shirt to work today. It's a minor coincidence though, I have something like 5 Star Wars shirts.

Get Away From Her You Adorable Baby

Instead of reposting videos I see on ToplessRobot and Buzzfeed I'm just going to go ahead and start reposting pictures I see on reddit. Cool? Cool.

Oh yeah, this guy's Halloween costume for his daughter wins everything. I'm going to have make some big time changes to Logan's Spider-Man costume tonight. Anyone have some radioactive spiders laying around?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Oppa Borderlands Style

I saw this on Reddit this morning and thought I would share. I know Gangnam style is totally played out at this point but this still made me laugh. Also I've been playing so much Borderlands 2 lately I think my brain is starting to warp. I keep expecting to see guns and ammo in every drawer/box/door I open.

Friday, October 26, 2012

X-Men: Days of Future oops we don't have a director

It was announced today that X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn was out as director for the next X-Men film, Days of Future Past. I'd like to think this is a surprise, but it's not. No one wanted to direct X-Men 3, at least no one competent, and The Wolverine went through half a dozen directors before they settled on James Mangold. Fox is pretty much a terrible movie studio, it's kind of amazing when they do actually stumble into a good movie.

Word on the street is they want Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2) back in the directors chair. If they can get him that would be great but they wanted him to direct First Class and that didn't happen he just stayed on as a producer. It's like everyone wants their say in the movie but no one actually wants to take responsibility for directing it. I'm sure it will work out great when Fox finally hires McG or Tyler Perry.

Former Fat Boys: I'm a Dinosaurus

I almost forgot today is Rock Out with you Youtube clip you probably won't watch but I'm still posting because while I try to downplay it, I really take the music I listen to to heart Friday (patent pending). Here's the Former Fat Boys with their epic video I'm a Dinosaurus.

Story time: One of the reasons I love listening to indie music is because when I spend my cash on an album I know my money is going to the artist, not some coke head music exec at Sony. I picked up Playdough's new EP on bandcamp earlier this week and I got a thank you tweet from him. Yeah twitter's pretty stupid but it totally made my day.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

How to pick up girls at the gym

Yes I know, this is stupid but I needed a laugh today.

Klaatu Barada N... Necktie... Neckturn... Nickel...

The trailer for the new Evil Dead remake hit the web yesterday and reactions have ranged from "meh" to "why?". About a week ago I read an interview from Bruce Campbell and in it he gave all sorts of good reasons why we should give the remake a chance. It certainly looks gory enough, I just don't know. I like the idea of an expanded Evil Dead universe, I'm just not sure we need another straight remake of Evil Dead. Oh well, still looks better than Paranormal Activity #9.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

I saw this over at theDailyWhat and it was pretty much the most perfect thing I've ever read on the web, so I'm just going to repost the whole thing here.

After Ann Coulter referred to President Obama as a retard in a tweet during Monday night’s presidential debate, Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens penned her this open letter:
Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.

Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.

Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.

Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.

I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.

Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.

No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.

Come join us someday at Special Olympics. See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.

A friend you haven’t made yet, John Franklin Stephens Global Messenger Special Olympics Virginia

via specialolympicsblog

I don't do it a lot but sometimes I will call something or someone retarded. I now feel totally awful for it and I'm going to try never to do it again. John Franklin Stephens is a f'in rock star, we should all be so lucky to be compared to him.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trick or Treat

Should have gone with slutty panda.

Iron Man 3 gets all dubsteppy

That's a pretty good trailer. Ben Kinglsey looks like he's going to be a pretty awesome non-racist Mandarin. Since the bad guys from the Avengers were aliens I wonder if they'll go all in and give him alien powered rings just like the comics. Either way, looks pretty good. I'll start working on getting a babysitter for next April.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Le Ninja

Here's some french jokester playing pranks on people while dressed up as a Ninja. Ok, Maybe he's not French maybe he's French-Canadian. My work computer has no speakers. He looks French.

Either way, now I want some fries.

Iron Man 3 Teaser

Hey look, it's a teaser for a trailer. OMG Iron Man looks all gold and shizz!

Oppa Halloween Style

This Halloween display was done by a friend of mine, James "Captain Paramedic" Hooper, it's pretty awesome.

I still haven't decided what I'm going to be for Halloween. I've been going back and forth between slutty Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Slutty Stormtrooper. Maybe I'll just go as slutty guy that stays home while kids egg his house because he ran out of candy. Worked for me last year.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Are you Gamer Fit?

Do you like playing video games but hate working out? Well you're in luck, someone out there has designed a work out program you won't be interested in at all. Take it away

Fitness guru and author of The Booty Bible ALICIA MARIE (AKA ‘The Cardio Girl’) brings you GAMERFIT — simple stretching, toning and cardiovascular fitness moves in YouTube videos that you can do ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.

2 questions, what's with all the caps and doesn't this girl seem a little manish? Wait I have a third question, who in their right mind is going to do squats in their living room with their competition street fighter IV joystick over their head? Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty sure this will elevate some heart rates but I can't imagine any gamer actually doing this, can you?

Beep Beep

Now that's what I call a traffic Jam. amirite?

Halo 4 Launch Trailer is weird

Here's the launch trailer for Halo 4. It's weird and I don't like it. It doesn't make me want to play the game as much as it makes me want to avoid the future space army. David Fincher produced it, so I guess I was expecting Master Chief's wife's head in a box at the end.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Thrift Shop

It's Friday which means it's Hip-Hop out with your Flip-Flops out Friday (patent pending). This morning I bring you Seattle's own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the first single off their hit record The Heist.

Macklemore not really my thing, if you're looking at Hip-Hop from the Northwest I'm more of a Beefy or Optimus Rhyme kind of guy but you can't say this track isn't dope. Is that a clarinet in the hook?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fish Bloopers, now with %100 more fish

Here's Crystal Storm from Channel 12 Local Rush News showing us how to not hold a recently caught fish. Sorry Crystal you've got to get your fingers in there under the gills. It may be gross but if you have any chance replacing Casey Stone from behind the anchor desk you're going to have to stick your hands in some fish.

True story, I once caught a fish that was as long as I was tall. I was 10 and my dad had to help reel it in for me.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Here's what Bobby the Brain Heenan would call a mental midget doing a cannonball into a pool of ice. It doesn't go to well for him, but it goes pretty well for us the internet viewer. Enjoy!

Train Simulator: Swag Overload

10 seconds in to this music video for Train Simulator and I was LOLing all over the placed. I LOLed so hard I swear I had to change my LOLs from all the LOLing.

What I'm trying to say is that this is funny. And it sort of makes me want to check out Train Simulator. Good job internet.

Wolverine and some guy I've never heard of

Deadpool vs New York Comic-Con

Here's a guy dressed up as Deadpool doing goofy things at New York Comic-Con. Batgirl at the 1:05 mark will haunt my nightmares forever.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

True Nerd For Links

You're not a nerd, geeks aren't sexy and you don't "fucking love" science. Mmmmmm, now that's some good hate. Depending on who you ask we're either living in a golden age for nerds or the dark ages. I think it all started with Rachel wearing the Slave Leia outfit for Ross on Friends. All of the sudden something at one time considered nerdy and shameful was out there and presented in a way that was easily acceptable to middle america. Before you know it Michael Bay is making a billion dollars with Transformers and Dwayne Wade is wearing ridiculous looking glasses at press conferences.

Personally I think the whole fake nerd vs real nerd is stupid. If some celeb wants to wear a Dungeons and Dragons t-shirt great, it's no skin off my nose. My nerd cred isn't going anywhere. Everything comes and goes, soon enough all us nerds will be back in our parents basements reading our comics sad and alone while all the cool kids are dancing to boy bands in hammer pants.

A Female Cosplayer’s Message to Rude Guys: “Nope. Stop Talking.” Well this is a giant can of worms here isn't it? My wife believes that if you cosplay as Slave Leia or Emma Frost you're pretty much asking for nerds to slobber all over you. I think that no matter how you dress up at a convention you have the right to be treated with respect. I think we both have pretty good points, it's just the eternal debate over what should happen vs what will happen. Also... boobs.

This Summer’s Drought Could Be the New Normal. I Hope You Didn’t Like Trees! Forget global warming, I'm positive the sun is spiraling closer to the sun every year. Seeing Waterworld all those times is finally about to pay of.

Oh Hai Viper from The Wolverine Movie. I got nothing here, I just needed a 4th thing for my links. Wait, I mean "why doesn't she have green hair! As a nerd I'm outraged!"

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Muppets: Cårven Der Pümpkîn

Last year I carved the most awesome Master Shake pumpkin and got absolutely jacked in the judging because no one in the room was cool like me. Seriously a room full of people in their 20s and 30s and no one had even heard of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. When I tried to explain it to them they all looked at me like I was high on crack. Except, my lovely wife who just looked slightly embarrassed. Anyhoo, here's the Swedish Chef carving some pumpkins with a bazooka. This year I'm carving something everyone has heard of. Maybe something from the Hunger Games or 50 Shades of Grey.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cosplayer Chronicles One and Two

This is from the way back file, by that I mean that I've had these videos bookmarked for a few weeks and just never got around to sharing them. Distractotron (which is a thing on the internet, I guess) has started a web series about cosplayers and why they cosplay. They're pretty interesting and I thought they'd be fun to post since I'm working on a cosplay post from New York City Comic-Con.

It's easy for us jaded bloggers to reduce cosplayers to joke fodder and google image search bait so I think it's only fair to hear them out for a few minutes. I want to know even more about how they put their costumes together. Did all these nerds ace Home-Ec?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dropkick Murphys: Going out in Style

It's Rock out With your Bagpipe out Friday (patent pending) so here's Red Sox Nation's favorite band the Dropkick Murphys with one of their more recent singles Going out in Style.

For whatever reason a few months ago I started freaking out about my own mortality. I guess getting older, having a kid and being in debt (not crazy debt, but normal average American debt) will do that to you. Whenever I'd get really down I'd pop this in the stereo and rock my worries away.

Whenever my wife and I get around to putting together a will I think I'm going to add "whiskey pyre" to my funeral arrangements. Anyone know a good pyre guy?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Late Thorsday Links

The Craziest Myths the MythBusters Have Tackled, According to the MythBusters. I didn't even know they were still making new Mythbusters episodes, that doesn't make me a bad nerd does it? I would hate to think all the money I've spent on comic books and video games over the years was for nothing.

Everything You Need To Know About Far Cry 3’s Vast, Exhilarating Open World. This game just keeps looking better and better. I just bought Borderlands 2 so the video game budget is pretty thin. Maybe I can pick it up in February for cheap, or maybe on black Friday.

Here's a bunch of Robocop set photos. Ok, this is looking a little better. I think the addition of the helmet definitely makes the whole get up look more robo-y than the previous pictures did. Now all he needs is an old Ford Taurus SHO and I'm on board.

This 14-Year-Old Kid Is a Lego Genius. He's probably in Lego Mensa.

New Wing Commander Star Citizen Trailer

Ever sat around with a bunch of guys complaining about the lack of aweseome space combat games like Wing Commander or X-Wing vs Tie Fighter? Well good news everybody! Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander and Privateer fame) is working on a new game, Star Citizen.

Details are still a bit scarce, but they have this real fancy looking trailer. Chris Roberts says Star Citizen will help revitalize both PC Gaming and the space sim genre. If I had to turn on the speculatron I'd say there will be some sandbox style missions and on-line play. In the past most space sims are pretty linear, so a bit more flexibility in mission selection would be a nice update. I also wouldn't be surprised if a bit of RPG gets thrown in there, customization paired with leveling up seems to be the big thing these days. Either way I'm looking forward to it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Uncanny Links

Will the X-Men Team up with The Avengers? A producer for the X-Men (movie rights owned by FOX) says he'd be very interested working with Marvel/Disney on a crossover movie that features both the X-Men and the Avengers. Not a huge surprise given that The Avengers made a Billion and a half dollars or that Fox is run by bunch of incompetent boobs.

It's an interesting proposition. In theory it sounds cool, but if you think about it for a second it also sounds like a load of sweet creamery marketing. Uncanny Avengers #1 hits the book shelves today, a book springing from the Events of Avengers vs X-Men that just so happens to have the X-Men and the Avengers teaming up.

I guess what I'm getting at is don't hold your breath nerds. Besides who's even left in the X-Men movie universe? Kelsey Grammar as Beast and Juno as Kitty Pride? Damn it Brett Ratner you ruined everything!

72 Scenes from the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, 2012. This looks AWESOME! Who wants to road trip to Portland with me? I need me some Back to the Future pinball on SNES cartridges on the cheap.

Emily Blunt might play Ms. Marvel in The Avengers 2. So here's a rumor that's probably not true at all. First off, if you put Ms Marvel in the Avengers before The Wasp I will riot. Secondly.. um, I don't think I have a second thing. I'm just really angry about the Wasp getting snubbed again.

The Simpson's 20 greatest Sports Moments. The best part about this list is that they focus on the Simpson episodes that actually mater not the last 10 years worth of dreck. I was yammering away on the web a couple months ago when I realized that there are roughly twice as many "awful" Simpsons episodes as there are "classic" Simpsons (seasons 2-8). I'm not sure I want to be this old.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Angry Birds Star Wars, 'cause C.R.E.A.M.

Cash Rules Everything Around Me, dollar dollar bills ya'll.

Seriously, George Lucas and the nerds at Rovio will all be taking golden showers after the checks for Angry Birds: Star Wars start rolling in. I'd like to think that I'm above this kind of pandering, but seriously I love the Angry Birds games. They've gotten me through many an episode of the Voice and American Idol.

Let's Shogun Tango

This is Shogun Tango, a short film from brothers Christopher and Greg Desantis. It sort of like the pod race scene in Star Wars if the pod race scene in Star Wars hadn't sucked.

If I could rule Hollywood for a day I would green light the crap out of any movie either set in a dystopian future or featuring any sort of racing to the death. After that I'd deport all the Kardashians and Lohans. Then after that I'd probably eat a sandwich. That's a full days work right there.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Undeading

This is a lot like how I learned CPR, except when I was done I got a laminated card.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

These swimsuits have a high midichlorian count

Australia based Black Milk Clothing made quite the name for themselves last year when they made this nerd-tastic R2-D2 swimsuit. In what I can only assume is an homage to George Lucas, they have since decided to milk this gravy train until the train runs dry. Last week they added an R2-D2 dress and a Han Solo swimsuit to their clothing line.

These are cool and all, for whatever reason I particularly like the Han Solo swimsuit it looks a lot like a shirt I have. When are these guys going to make some swimwear for guys? I'd totally rock a pair of board shorts with that R2 design. If there's anything I learned in high school it's that white swim trunks are always classy and rarely ever see through.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Poems and Dust: Will not be Sold

Sareem Poems from LA Symphony and Dust from Mars Ill and Deepspace 5 are bringing you this weeks Rock out with your Hip-Hop out Friday (patent pending) with their hit single(?) Will Not Be Sold.

This is really more of a summertime jam, but it hasn't rained here in Seattle in like 3 month so I figure it still a good pick. Frankly I'm starting to worry that the earth is slowly rotating its way directly into the sun.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hawkeye, the non-review

It's taken a couple months but I'm finally catching up on my comics. About a month ago I pulled the trigger on moving to a shop closer to my house. Closing out one pull list and opening up a new one has given me motivation to take a harder look at what I'm actually enjoying vs what I'm actually buying.

Which brings us to Hawkeye.

I picked up Hawkeye solely based on the creative team. Don't get me wrong, I like Hawkeye as a character but he was sort of my least favorite part about the Avengers movie (Jeremy Renner rubs me the wrong way) and I was afraid this new take on the archer would be all movie-fied. Well I was way wrong. Matt Fraction and David Aja have pretty much picked up right where they left off on Iron Fist.

Their Hawkeye feels like the same Hawkeye I grew up reading in the West Coast Avengers, all they've done is change the context. Instead of battling Hydro Man or The Masters of Evil, Hawkeye is working a case on the streets of his neighborhood. It doesn't conflict with any of the adventures he has as an Avenger but it still allows for a fresh view of the character. It's a cool book, if you haven't tried it go pick it up. Or just borrow mine next time you're over.

Internet Explorer might need some new ads

This "honest version" of the new Internet Explorer commercial is pretty hilarious. It's kinda mean and a tad inaccurate but hilarious none the less.

True story, A couple months ago the CPU fan on my desktop failed and it had itself a little Chernobyl moment. I built myself a "new" computer using parts from that one, one my inlaws scrapped and a pc that had caught fire at work. It runs great except google chrome crashes all the time. IE is stable as a rock, but chrome wont go more than 20 minutes without crashing. Now I'm not saying I prefer IE, but it's nowhere near as bad as net nerds would have you believe.

Also the new hotmail/outlook is pretty cool too.

New Parker Trailer, is not about Peter Parker

Parker is one of those things I should know a great deal about but pretty much know zip. It's a movie based on a series of books (22 books I think?) that have had other movie and comic adaptions. Of Course none of those books, comics or movies stared Jason Statham so I guess I'm forgiven.

btw. J'Lo? Really?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's in the Links

Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey throwdown during Idol auditions. A couple years ago I predicted that Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger's combine hotness on X-Factor would crush American Idol and it's J-Lo/Steven Tyler wank fest. I was WAAAAY wrong. Just like that time I thought David Archuleta was going to beat David Cook in the finals and then David... ummmm, what I mean is American Idol is super lame.

NBA Live '13 finally gets a Mercy Killing. You have no idea how many hours I wasted playing NBA Live 95 on the Super Nintendo. I didn't just finish a season I would finish seasons upon seasons, and every game would be 8 minute quarters because otherwise how was I supposed to get enough rebounds so Shawn Kemp could win the MVP? Sucks to see EA ruin the franchise.

The HotTug. I'm pretty sure if I had a HotTug I would just put it out to sea and never come back. Look at that thing, what more could you want in life?

Top 5 Ways the Bleacher Report Rules the World. Good read that will make you sad for the internet. Seriously Bleacher Report is the worst. They're the best at it, but seriously just the worst.

Hipster Disney Princess: The Musical

Here's a song about being a hipster sung by some Disney Princesses. It's kind of amusing. I don't know, I'm kinda over the whole Hipster Ariel meme. I've moved on to newer more underground memes that you've probably never heard of.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Half Life: Enter the Freeman

Check out this trailer for Half Life 3: Enter the Freeman. Jk, it's a kick ass Half Life fan film. Man you should have seen the look on your face.

It was made over a weekend for a little over $3,000, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. Clerks cost something like $27,000 and it didn't have a single headcrab. Seriously though, this thing starts out a little slow but it is awesome.

Real Fighter II

Shirt Removal... reconsidered!

Monday, October 1, 2012

The New Links

Bat Times they are a Bat Changing. Surprise Surprise, DC has no idea what's going on with the New 52 continuity. I've tried a lot of the new 52 and I swear it feels like we're back in the multiverse days. I know Marvel isn't much better these days but seriously DC just rebooted everything and still can't keep their stuff straight. Dan DiDio can get bent.

Patrick Stewart Teases Return To X-Men Movie Franchise. This makes perfect sense to me if we're really going to see a movie based off of Days of Future Past. I could see Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman showing up for a scene too. If I'm FOX I cling to the original movies for as long as I can before I mess it all up with a reboot staring Taylor Lautner and Channing Tatum.

A Defense Of The Brooklyn Nets' Cheerleader Uniforms. I like the idea that Jay Z owns about one tenth of one percent of the Brooklyn Nets yet he has complete creative control over the team. Since I own 10 shares of Marvel stock maybe someday I'll get that Great Lakes Avengers Anthology drawn by all the Image founders.

NBC will finally validate Thomas Edison's legacy by revealing him as a crime fighter. Thomas Edison was a huge prick, I wonder if they'll work around that or they'll just cast some super douchey actor to play him like Adrian Grenier?

Golden State Style

The Golden State Warriors are pretty terrible at Basketball so why wouldn't they be terrible at novelty video tributes? Seriously, has the guy that put this together even watched Gangnam style? WHY IS NO ONE IS SCREAMING AT A BUTT!?

Speaking of the Golden State Warriors, here's Shawn Kemp posterizing Alton Lister and then pointing at him. It's one of my most favorite dunks ever. Even better than the time I 2 hand reversed over Dave at Bitter Lake... good times.

.. The Blurst of Times: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Having the a sick child at home all weekend has provided me with ample opportunities to explore the depths of Saturday and Sunday morning children's programing. With "..the Blurst of Times" I'll tell you all about whatever horrible remake of a TV show from the 80s I watched the night before (or in this case last week).

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of those cartoons/toys/comics that really captured the zeitgeist of the 1980s. Even the fact that they started as this sort of hardcore, counter culture, stick it to the man kind of indie comic that eventually was whored out to the point where they were shooting pizza cannons at bad guys while yelling cowabunga dude on Saturday morning TV was itself very 1980s. What I'm trying to get at here is that since the 80s and early 90s the Turtles haven't been able to match their original success.

There have been new toy lines and new TV shows, even a new animated movie, but nothing that has really pushed them past whatever it is kids like these days. Pokemon? Is it still Pokemon?

Whatever, the Turtles are back (in pog form!) again. Nickelodeon premiered a new TMNT cartoon over the weekend. I watched it with my son and I have to say it was pretty good. Now Logan didn't think it was as good as the Lego Star Wars cartoon we watched earlier but there's no way in hell I'm reviewing that (so many continuity errors). The new Turtles cartoon was stylish and action oriented while still retaining some funny goofy stuff. In a lot of ways it reminded me of the Teen Titans cartoon from a few years back. On a scale of Michelangelo to Raphael I give it a Donatello.


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