Tuesday, June 3, 2008


My roomie and I are bringing that word back. We are cool enough to do it.

After a nice trip to St. Louis, roomie regaled me with zoo antics and the story of her Bosnian wedding adventure - apparently being single at one of those is like winning the lottery - and she told me of one awesome thing that she got: a DVD copy of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. And how much would you pay for this classic? $12? $15? She only had to fork over $5 for this relic of our childhood! funny pictures
Of course we had to order some pizza and watch it last night.
And so I give you:

The Top 10 Things You Learn About the Early 90's from the Original TMNT Movie:

10. 80's hair was still cool then - big poofy, permed hair for women and long, unwashed, unbrushed hair for men.

9. We really had low standards for acting in the early 90's.

8. Jim Henson was (and still is) the king of awesome animatronics and puppetry.

7. Purple was a freakin' awesome color - ask Donatello.

6. A radioactively altered rat could be more calm than the Dalai Lama.
5. Valley terms were at an all time high: like, dude, radical, bodacious!
4. Pizza guys still had to stick to the 30 minutes or less rule.

3. Rap music was much kinder and kid-friendly (and a lot more cheesy).

2. The worst things kids could get into included joining a giant theft ring, smoking cigarettes, and playing poker.

1. A fedora and a raincoat is a sufficient disguise to keep any New Yorker from noticing your green skin, colorful eye mask, and giant shell-shaped lump on your back.

If you have this movie tucked away somewhere, I challenge you to watch it without laughing. Simply can't be done.

Note to Self:
Now on to
TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze. I actually own that one already. All hail VHS!


SarahM said...

i lopve late 80's early 90's nostalgia!! yayy!!

Anonymous said...

Cowabunga! The secret of the ooze is that you're not cool enough to bring back that word. Just ask those people over at ninjaturtles.com. :) Looks like you've been doing things without premission again, which is not bodacious. You do not have turtle power, my friend. I'm sorry, please return to the end of the line.

MJ said...

Aww, dang lol.

Well... how about a different pic...