Would you believe that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles recently celebrated their 25th anniversary?
Those "Heroes In A Half-Shell", which have given some people a different reference to the names of Renaissance artists Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo; first debuted in comic book form with issue one, dated May 1984.
Since then, the heroes, their master/sensei/adopted father Splinter, various friends/allies, and enemies have gone on to movies, syndicated animation series, and toy lines, while maintaining the comic book series originated by Kevin Eastman (who is now currently overseeing the Heavy Metal magazine and related properties) and Peter Laird, who still oversees the Turtles from their home base of Mirage Studios.
When asked if she had any appropriate jokes on the subject, our resident comedienne Ms. Waxy Dragon (one amongst many avatars of an avid Internet surfer), presented me with these:
Why did the turtle cross the road?
I don't know. It still hasn't reached the other side yet!
What do you call a turtle that flies?
What do you get when you cross a turtle with a porcupine?
Is it true turtles have shell-ular phones?
A bruised and battered turtle crawls into a police station. He says to the cop: "A gang of snails just beat me up!"
The cop says: "Did you get a good look at them?"
The turtle says: "Well, no, it all happened so fast!"
When last seen, Ms. Waxy Dragon was flying off, flapping her wings as fast as dragonly possible, trying to escape pursuit from four mutant ninja you-know-whats.
But hopefully she will be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!