I think summer has arrived. At least here in Florida. When you’ve lived here your whole life, you grow to have a strange love / hate relationship with the heat. When seemingly everyone else in every part of America is enjoying “Fall”, you sit in the broiling heat until at least January. From about January to March the weather is typically nice, getting downright damp and freezing some nights.
It is during this time, while seemingly every part of America is complaining about snow and blizzards that you seem to think you’ve come out ahead. It’s February and the high is 65 degrees, without a cloud in the sky and a slight cool breeze. Eventually, however, the heat comes back. It always does. But, there’s still something about the first summery day, which here in the Sunshine State isn’t so much dictated by a decisive date as by the first day you do something summery.
In my case, it was mowing the yard, breaking a sweat, and then hopping in the pool. After I had dried off, pork shoulder had just come off the grill. It was in this moment, eating barbecue and drinking sweet tea, that I realized summer had come into full effect. I know that soon I’ll curse the heat and jump from one air conditioned bubble of temperate sanity to the next, with both eyes fixed firmly on the promise of January’s cool air, but for now I think I’ll try to make the best of it. I SPIT HOT FIRE!!!
For our 22nd episode, we continue our wall-to-wall coverage of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series (1987) – Season 2 by reviewing Episodes 5 – 8. Other topics touched on include Ryan’s interactions with the Urban Coyote, fan emails both celebrating the Turtles live experience and bringing to light some unintentional hilarity concerning a certain word used on the show, whether Fluke Man from The X-Files is scarier than Slenderman, and some analysis of the first trailer for Activision and Redfly’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
NEXT WEEK: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series (1987) – Season 2, Episodes 9 – 13.