Casual Cartoons: 1980’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If there’s one constant in the ATH Network, it’s that at some point Bryan and Jon will get together to talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and this week on the now renamed Casual Cartoons is no different. The two episodes up for discussion are Season One’s “Hot Rodding Teenagers From Dimension X” and Season Three’s “Leatherhead Meets The Rat King.” One episode has the lore, and the other has two of the most fun villains of the show going head to head. Come join our heroes in a half shell for a fun discussion that will inevitably veer off into all the other iterations of the IP. Well, except maybe the latest series…


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Episode 46: Splatoon with Nathaniel Bandy

They always amazing Nathaniel Bandy stops by to talk the beautiful and unique Splatoon games. We debate the biggest Splatfest MAYO VS KETCHUP!!!!!!!

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John Singleton: Shaft (2000)

We take a bit of a turn in our John Singleton retrospective with the film Shaft, not to be confused with Shaft, or the more recent film Shaft. It’s a film that features a lot of dirty cops and dirtier criminals and the sum of all these interesting parts leave us feeling uncomfortable. It’s a film that features the line “It is my duty to please the booty” along side a frat boy version of Patrick Bateman beating a black man to death and getting away with it. Well, at least until the end of the movie. There’s a lot here, and while some of it doesn’t quite work, and awhile some of it is tough to watch in 2020, it stands out as another strong piece of filmmaking from John Singleton.


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Casual Cartoons: Kubo and the Two Strings

We have a quick update on the status of Casual Cartoons, as well as plans to record the Venture Bros finale that was promised all that time ago. There’s also talk about the upcoming Frisky Dingo podcast and whether or not Matt will be one of the cohosts. He will. Maybe? For sure.

As for the rest of today’s episode: Kubo and the Two Strings was another one of those Laika films that was a bit overlooked at the box office, which is a shame. It’s a marvelous piece of animation with a great story and some heavy emotion. Cheers.


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Chapter 52 – In Profane Memoriam

The detour to Dagna Roos proves a somber experience for Yewsiff, and yet the memories of his mouthy mentor bring some degree of comfort, especially as he uncovers some interesting and potentially troubling information from an equally interesting and potentially troubling character.

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Episode 45: Twitch Streams with Kate

This week we are joined by my long time friend Kate to talk about what it’s like to watch games get played. How the experience is different from playing the games yourself. We also tackle what can make a twitch community friendly or toxic.

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John Singleton: Poetic Justice (1993)

This week in our John Singleton retrospective we’re discussing his sophomore film Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. There’s a lot here to like. In fact, there’s a lot here in general. The film doesn’t feel nearly as focused as his previous but despite that feels very unique and very personal. The leads do marvelous work here, especially Tupac, and for those of us who are only familiar with him by name it’s enough to make us want to look into the rest of his career.

We also briefly discuss Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner. It’s not good, but John Singleton does what he can and his direction makes you wish that he had been given a Bond or Bourne film instead of this well-directed clunker.


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Chapter 51 – A Doleful Detour

As the Phoenix Blade nears its destination, Taslinn checks in on her not-so-distant family and Yewsiff takes the party on a somber detour.

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Episode 71 – Haldir

A withdrawn friend needs a pick me up, and Sam says farewell to one of her Fellowship.


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Episode 44: Yu Gi Oh with Carl!

You will never succeed in life unless you believe in the heart of the cards! Carl joins us to talk about everything from the card game to the most recent Yu-Gi-Oh game on the switch.

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