Brandon Bird

Aug 29

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Aug 28

Happy National Ghostbusters Day!

Happy National Ghostbusters Day!

Aug 27


Edward Norton attend the Birdman photocall during the 71st Venice Film Festival 

Edward Norton attend the Birdman photocall during the 71st Venice Film Festival 

(Source: remote96uzak, via edwardnortoness)

Aug 26

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Aug 24

On Pizza

Here’s a thing that’s maybe interesting that I found while reading on the can going through old comics. Above is a pin-up in the back of the Leonardo one-shot, published at the end of 1986. The only credit given is “Andy.” The original TMNT comics were all self-published, and Eastman and Laird would often print fan art (sometimes from other semi-famous indie comic book artists) in the back. The unusual thing about this is that I’m pretty sure this is the first instance *ever* of pizza being mentioned in connection to the Turtles. Nowhere else in the original comics do the Turtles ever eat pizza or talk about pizza; it’s pretty much an invention of the cartoon show, which started a year later. Here, I think it’s to make a simple “practice/pizza” alliteration joke, but I bet some animation writer saw this and made the connection, “Oh, those are the top two things the Turtles are into, ninja moves and pizza.” So there you go: the Ninja Turtles’ famous obsession with pizza came from a semi-anonymous fan.

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Attenborough RIP.

Attenborough RIP.

Aug 23