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A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reference That I Can’t Find A Place For

Sometimes I have these pop culture references that I’d like to work into sports-related articles but can’t. I don’t want these references to go to waste, however. So here’s one that I’ve been holding onto for a while now. It’s about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These are legitimate questions we should be asking ourselves. Don’t think I’m not being serious. Anyway, here goes:

How did Donatello end up with a stick? Leonardo got a sword. Michelangelo got nunchucks. Raphael got two glorified trident knives (called “sai,” according to Wikipedia). Donatello, on the other hand? He got a stick.

Now technically, Donatello’s weapon was a bo staff. I don’t know what that means really. I had to look that up on Wikipedia, as well. But whatever. It’s irrelevant. We all know what he was carrying and it was a stick. When I was maybe five years old, I would pick up big walking sticks and pretend I was Donatello. I mean, no one was gonna hand me a sword or nunchucks or two “sai.” So I had to settle for Donatello’s weapon. Which could easily be found after a wind storm.

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