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Let Alone Not Hitting Himself in the Face With His Nunchucks
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First things first, I suppose. Hopefully, you can read todayís comic, as I had such a hard time trying to format it day, as itís such an awkward shape. For those of you having a hard time reading it, click here for a vertical, Questionable Content style strip.

The comic today deals with something I touched on earlier in the sense that I really donít like Leonardo at all. Well, heís a good character, but heís easily my least favourite turtle. But then again, there is some stiff completion. In this regard, todayís voting incentive deals with this again. Poor Leonardo. Maybe I wouldnít treat him so badly if he wasnít such a goddamn jacktard.

So,yeah, TMNT Even though itís been boiled down to its initials, I still get a kick out of saying, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yeah, this was a pretty awesome film. But in fairness, the majority of my enjoyment came from having my expectations smashed. I thought itíd be merely ok. Itís not those heroes in a half shell have had much luck with finding a new audience. While I was looking forward to seeing the Turtles on the big screen for the first time in well over 15 years (eep) I wasnít expecting much else. But I was wrong. There is an actual movie here that is worth watching, regardless of how old your are, or what cartoons you watched, if at all.

In parts, this is surprisingly complex and mature in places, making it a spiritual successor to the first live action film. in my opinion, this is more balanced than the original live action one, in terms of darkness and light. Some bits are scary and gritty, but these are evened out by some nuanced and well placed humour. Nothing feels forced and you can totally tell that whoever made this really digs the Turtles, but is brave enough to go his own route and tell his own story.

All four Tutrlesí characters are just nailed in this. Infact, the relative unknowns providing the voices for the guys do such a good job that you almost forget about the fact that itís Sarah Michelle Gellar and Chris Evens (The Human Torch) doing April OíNeil and Casey Jones. Maybe its because his character has hair, but Patrick Stewart goes unnoticed too, in a really good way. While having relatively famous voice actors present, they donít over shadow the story, like other non-Pixar animated films.

I loved the beejesus out of this movie, and I hope you do too.
Also, if youíre still reading, and thanks if you are (high five!) check out Casey Affleckís Banned PSA for PETA. Seriously, Casey Affleck is a hardcore vegan. Yep you can add that to your list of things you know about Casey Affleck, along side the only two thing anyone else know about him. 1) is that weird kid from Oceanís 11 and 2) unfortunately related to Ben Affleck. Anyway, PETA didnít ban the PSA, the Food Network, E! Entertainment Television, and the TV Guide Channel are refusing to air it, which is quite frankly, bullshit. The reason these networks are refusing to show the PSA is due to ďGraphic Content,Ē which is where I call shenanigans. Yes, it shows animals being killed, but where do think your dinner comes from?? Most animals arenít treated humanly in anyway, shape or form. And if people think these images are too violent, THEY SHOULDN'T BE EATING MEAT. I'm sorry, but like it or not, something died for your supper and you can't distance yourself from it. If you are uncomfortable with these sights, and think the inhumane slughter of animals is wrong, maybe you need to revise your dietry choices. Check these dudes out for some good info

Also, Iím trying something new out, so if you want, you can Comment on todayís strip here. Iím merging the rants with a livejournal, so itíll be easier to keep track of. Well, it works for David Willis

So yeah I can't help but feel a little smug and self satisfied about this article. It's shocking truth about what really goes into a McNugget. I hope its not too shocking to you guys, but still, Jesus Christ McDonald's, do you sill even serve food any more?

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