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I Think These Are the New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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?It’s tough to tell. See, the Wall Street Journal has an article about Nickelodeon’s new TMNT show, which I can read about 100 words of before WSJ demands I buy a subscription. Now, a certain Topless Roboteer sent me the link with the picture, which I assume goes with the article, meaning I assume it’s of Nickelodeon’s new turtles. If so, they’re all right. I feel like they look more like the later comic versions, generally tougher, with sharp lines and thick limbs… with the notable exception of Donatello’s googly eyes. Why is Donatello the only one with googly eyes? Also, is Michaelangelo on crystal meth? Why else would he be smiling like that? And who at the Wall Street Journal is blowing whom at Nickelodeon to get this and the Legend of Korra exclusive in the same week, hmm?

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.