What’s on the docket for Episode 28, you may ask? Well, we continue on the journey by reviewing Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, # 22 and 23, and also cover the Playmates 2nd Wave Wacky Action Figures in Totally Tubular Turtle Toy Talk. As per usual, our talkative nature also compels us to mention the coolness of customized figures, the new Daft Punk single, the upcoming Free Comic Book Day, and Eric’s haul from Record Store Day. And don’t forget: we have a contest underway! Go to the Facebook page, caption the page from TMNT Adventures, and compete to win a copy of TMNT Mirage #8!
Traffic sucks. Nobody likes it. Why, then, do some of us react so caustically toward other drivers who are stuck in the same thing? We’re all stuck here. Yet, somehow, all it takes is one jerk and the whole thing gets up in a tizzy. The one thing I can’t stand above all is someone riding my ass. Especially when I typically drive about 5 mph above the speed limit. Where do you have to be that you can afford to be riding so close to me when I’m ALREADY SPEEDING IN THE FIRST PLACE?!?!?!
I have a solution for that, though. I will start by saying that I don’t do anything if I have my wife or kids in the car. I just keep driving. Messing with an asshole is never worth the safety of your family. If you’re alone, however, and you’re tired of getting rode up on as well, give this a shot.
Writing these blogs can be awesome when you really have something to say. However, they can be mystifying if your mind is running up blanks. Politics? Nothing of note. Funny stories? They’re in the podcast. Show news? Wait… I got it! OUR NEW CONTEST!
Now, you may ask yourself, who won the last one? Remember, the turtle naming one? Well, honestly, we don’t know. All of the suggestions were awesome, but we got so wrapped up in trying to get the show current and dealing with the incredible delay of releasing episodes well after we recorded them, that we kind of lost track. Not to mention I haven’t seen the turtles in my pool for a while now. Hope they’re okay.
The new contest, however, is legit. What are the stakes? Well, you could win a copy of Mirage Vol.1, #8, my friends. All one must do is visit the the Facebook page and caption a funny frame we pulled from one of the 4 TMNT Adventures we covered in this episode. Check out the page and submit your wit!
On this 26th episode of the podcast we cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol.1, #19 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (Ongoing) #1-4. Also, we discuss the new wave of TMNT figures coming soon, some practical joking that went down concerning a false pregnancy scare, the Tampa Con overcrowding disaster and the resulting exploits of Merle Haggler himself!
DOWNLOAD: Episode 26 – Jessica Hahn and the Slash for Cash…. Dojo.
NEXT WEEK: Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol.1, #20 and 21. Also, Totally Tubular Turtle Toy Talk!
Forgive me for the little Danny Tanner moment we’re about to have here and listen: THANK YOU. Each and every one of you who have listened, reached out to us, joked around with us, and generally helped to make this show so much fun to do. There are a million and one podcasts you could be listening to when you decide to listen to ours and that time you invest isn’t taken for granted. We have been hatching some ideas for what we want to do for #50 and many of them include you guys, so be ready! Wanna crack open this episode yet? Let’s do this!
NEXT WEEK: Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol.1, #19 and TMNT Adventures (Ongoing) #1-4.
Anyone else excited about baseball? I know I’m a nerd and all (I guess…) but I’m unapologetic about my love of sports. I love em. I get as nerdy about my teams as I do about certain comic creators or my favorite engineers. For being a group of people who are generally made fun of and mocked for their interests, you’d be surprised how much animosity you can get from so called nerds when you bring sports up at all. I guess it’s kind of like breaking into German at the neighborhood barbecue in 1944; I’m using the language of their oppressors. Not everyone has the same interests, and that’s what makes this life diverse, right? It’s just funny to me how quickly we forget about that principle, myself included. Go Rays!
On this episode we cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, #17 and 18. And as always, we slide over and converse about ghost stories (again), butchering whole chickens, our trip to MegaCon 2013, and the ethics behind vinyl scalping and speculation.
NEXT WEEK: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game!!!
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.
Hello, all. I hope everyone’s Easter (regardless of denomination) was excellent. Things over here at the Turtle Soup camp are great. We’re getting closer and closer to being caught up and getting these episodes out of the can. We’re talking about Valentine’s Day and it’s April. Not bad. Not bad at all…
On this, our “heaping spoon full” 21st episode, we review the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series (1987) – Season 2, Episodes 1-4. Other interesting topics we discuss include Eric’s lavish Valentines Day spending, polarized opinions on mayonnaise, our continued hype up for MegaCon, and the insanity that is Raph “ON THE ZIIIIPLIIINE!”. Be sure to check out our Facebook group and iTunes, peeps!
NEXT WEEK: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series (1987) – Season 2, Episodes 5-8.
Howdy! I hope this fine Thursday finds you all well. I, for one, am enduring a rough cold. The kind that makes your nose feel like broken glass. The kind that fills your chest with thick, yellow slime. While I know that these symptoms are our body’s way of defeating evil viruses, I have no patience for it. However, when you start to feel better it does feel somewhat worth it. Everything has a glow about it, like you can do anything. Unfortunately I’m at least three days from this great feeling. So, yeah. Pretty tired. What gets me out of bed and pumped up, even through my sick malaise, is this excellent episode, where we meet Leatherhead for the first time. BOOM! (Maybe I am feeling better…).
For this episode, we review Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, #6 and Usagi Yojimbo Vol.1, #10 – “Leonardo in: The Crossing”. Other somewhat random topics we cover include Ryan’s slow conversion into a 50’s housewife, A fan dream where Eric dies and Ryan can’t deal with it (sanely, at least), a deep conversation on how it feels when a friend from the past turns out to be gay, Facebook etiquette, the greatness that is The Ultimate Warrior, and toy talk.
Hope you find this episode to your liking! Check us out on iTunes (review and subscribe!), send us an old fashioned email at firstname.lastname@example.org , and join our awesome Facebook group.
NEXT WEEK: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series (1987) – Episodes 1 – 4.
I ain’t no bitch! Seriously, who would put that sticker on their car? The mind boggles at the possibilities. Anyways, a lot of exciting stuff going on over here at the Turtle Soup camp. The Facebook group continues to grow, we’re receiving some very kind and thoughtful emails from you guys, and our plan to release two episodes a week to help move the show closer to “current” is working out perfectly. It’s an awesome time.
For this episode, we review Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, #16, cover the news from the Hong Kong Toy Fair, and wrap up by covering the Archie Comics TMNT Adventures Mini-Series #1-#3. Other random topics covered are I Ain’t No Bitch (.com), personal opinions on ear bud wear, Eric’s experience at the Orlando Comic Expo, possible solutions to the North Korea issue involving cheeseburgers, and castles. Seriously.
NEXT WEEK: – Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, #6 and Usagi Yojimbo – “Leonardo in: The Crossing”.