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So, lots of references in this strip. I’ll give you some links to help if you’re curious.

Before I get to that, though – if you haven’t already subscribed to the podcast my friends and are doing, do it now! My first episode is coming out on Wednesday. So I’m psyched for that. We also taped the second round this weekend. It was awesome. I can feel the group congealing into theatrical powerhouses. So, feel it. Love it. Listen.

Speaking of listening, StoryShuffle did another taping, too. I was subscribed to check out the Brady tag and see that I’ve done five stories now. Did you know that? I had no clue. If you haven’t seen them, they are here.

Okay, Wikipedia links that may be helpful in this comic.

The Paradox of Thrift.

Ma Bell.

Google Trends.

In the first TMNT live-action movie (most successful independent film of all time, at that point), The Shredder is recruiting kids into his ninja clan by teaching them to be thieves. It just starts there and veers way away from it, but that is where it begins. None of the online synopses mention this, though. Bummer.

Remember, is is part of a story where, here there be ninjas.

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Panel 1: Panoramic of Woody behind a little breakfast bar, PAP on a table, looking at a laptop, and Keynes reading the paper on the other side of the table.
Woody: Did TV come back last night?
PAP: Guys, this is weird. Google Trends is showing big spikes in searches for like "nunchuks" and "shuriken."
Keynes: I think I will write a book about Climate Change. I will call it THE PARADOX OF THE PARADOX OF THRIFT.

Panel 2. PAP in front of his Laptop
So let's say you knew your city was living out the plotline of the first TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie, how would you make money off it?

Panel 3. Keynes seen from behind. PAP in midrange. Woody Guthrie in the background with his bowl.
Keynes: I would look into selling small electronics.
PAP: Blow me, Ma Bell.

Panel 4. All three are gathered at the breakfast bar.
Woody: Anyone know what he was up to last night?
PAP: Drinking.
Woody: Is he still looking into that "Stock Tips from Bar Staff" Tumblr?
Keynes: Perhaps jail, then? That must be an idea one could be prosecuted for.