It’s Throwback Thursday! This was completely my wife’s idea, but I liked it enough to try it. We’re going to see how this works. If it works out well, it may become an every-week thing. The idea is to take something from the past and write about it. Since this is a blog, writing about it may be a good idea. First up: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Everyone loved the Ninja Turtles. I assume most people who watched the show had a favorite. Mine was Donatello, but Michelangelo was probably most people’s favorite. I’m don’t have a strong opinion on Leonardo. And did anyone like Raphael? Seriously?
I had the Nintendo game, which is probably the hardest game ever made. Even now when I play the game (with emulators on my PC. I don’t have an NES sitting around, although that would be sweet), I can’t beat it. The electric seaweed? Insane! I always used Raphael for that level, because I didn’t care if I lost him.
I recently learned that the Turtles are back. I experienced this first-hand when I tried to get my nephew a toy that’s impossible to find. I may write a post on that whole ordeal some other time. Let’s just say I didn’t get the toy. It was almost like Jingle All the Way when all Arnold and Sinbad can find is Booster, Turbo Man’s lame sidekick.
Anyway, I’m glad a new generation can appreciate the Ninja Turtles. They were the first thing that I was really in to and it’s kind of cool that they’re popular again. I should find the movies and re-watch them. Maybe with my nephew. I haven’t seen any of them in forever.
Do you have any memories of the Ninja Turtles?
Do you think Throwback Thursday has any potential?