The 404 176: Where we play with Duck Hunt all day long

Our surprise guest today is Bristol Palin, daughter of would-be VP Sarah Palin! We regrettably rescind our drooling over yesterday's picture of the Governess--it's fake! Today's show is chock full of Google goodness, atom smashing, motherfrakkers, and mor


Our surprise guest today is Bristol Palin, daughter of would-be VP Sarah Palin! We regrettably rescind our drooling over yesterday's picture of the Governess--it's fake! Today's show is chock full of Google goodness, atom smashing, motherfrakkers, and a tried and true geekout on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! Special bonus: Senor Space Beer returns to The 404!

And now for a subject near and dear to my heart. After releasing a positively craptastic CGI effort, the folks over at Playmate Toys unofficially announced that the sequel will be a back-to-basics live-action movie! To me, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Not to sound like an old whippersnapper, but kids these days just don't understand the time and effort that goes into costuming. Movies like Batman and the original TNMT benefit from the added realism of live action costumes, and all these new movies that rely on present form CGI won't hold their own (at least visually) in the next five years, especially if the movie is preceded by a cartoon. Who wants to see a CGI version of their favorite cartoon like Ninja Turtles? If they're coming to the big screen again, I want to see REAL-LIFE versions of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Rafael! Check out this list of awesome cinematic FX characters to keep your hopes up for TNMT II. TURTLE POWER!


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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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