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9 Things About You That Prove You Were A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle When You Were A Kid

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In these controversial times, children are growing up fast, but not as fast as you did. When you were young, you skipped right past being a kid and went straight to being a teenager — but also a mutant… as well as a ninja… and a turtle at the same time. Your childhood was a confusing period of self-realization.

1) You fought with your primos over who could be which Ninja Turtle.

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Nobody fought over Donatello. Ever. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar.

2) Pizza was then and is now still the highest rated meal on the food chart in your heart.

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Pizza really IS life. Have some delivered to your party and turn the fun up to 11!

3) You’ve been saying, “cowabunga” for too long.

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That cute girl at work gave you her phone number. Cowabunga! You’re getting money back after taxes instead of owing. Cowabunga! You’re living in an old folks home, but your grandkids are due to visit any day now. Cowabunga, all day!

4) You give Vanilla Ice a pass as a rapper because he rolled with the Turtles.

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If you trace your dislike for Vanilla Ice, the guy, you’ll find that it has more to do with your own jealousy than anything else — unless you’re Freddie Mercury (RIP) or David Bowie (RIP), it’s high time you got passed the “itty bitty ting” controversy.

Dude LEGIT hung out with the fearsome foursome!

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That fact alone is why he should be celebrated like the dancing guy from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, or at least, like U-God from the Wu-Tang Clan.

5) You don’t consider the Turtles to be naked because they wear headbands, belts, and weapons.

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A more discriminating fashionisto might suggest the official turtle dress code is basically something like “Thunderdome-era bondage meets color-coordinated Hamburglar,” with the first initial of your name on the belt buckle to tie it all together.

6) Dimension X informed your entire understanding of string theory and theoretical physics.

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If you’re a good guy turtle in this dimension, surely there must be a bad guy turtle version of you in another dimension. Science, it’s not just for nerds! Turtle power!

7) You made your own ninja weapons out of sticks.

 

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A broken branch was the main ingredient used to create DIY staffs, swords, sais, and with the help of your shoelaces, even nunchucks! Not as deadly as Abuela’s chancla-chucks, but at least they don’t smell like feet.

8) You know the best skateboarding can be found in the sewer.

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I bet there’s still jerks down there just watching and waiting to yell, “Do a ollie!”

9) You don’t have a problem with April, an adult human, being attracted to teenage turtles or vice versa.

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Things take a turn for the super creepy about 47 seconds into this clip as Michelangelo actually says, “She’s so hot I can feel my shell tightening.” Now, it’s not up to me to judge you, so as always, time will tell whether you’re a guy who’s pretty into some weird sh*t or if you’re just progressive af.

If all that sounds like you, then stand up and meet your Turtle brethren for a three-fingered high five!

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Congratulations! Master Splinter definitely taught you to be a ninja teen (he’s a radical rat!), but he also impressed upon you that Leonardo leads and Donatello does machines (that’s a fact, Jack!). You knew Raphael was cool, but crude (gimme a break!), and that Michelangelo was a party dude (party!).

READ: 7 Ways Your Big Brother Ruined Your Life And Made You Into The Man You Are Today

Were you Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello or Michelangelo? Tag your friends if they were also heroes in a half shell! Comment and hit the share button below!

They Couldn’t Find A Job Because Of Discrimination, So They Did The Next Best Thing

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They Couldn’t Find A Job Because Of Discrimination, So They Did The Next Best Thing

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Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Los Perejiles is pizza catering service that offers way more than a few pies or delicious, warm pastries, the Guardian reports. The fast-rising company offers jobs to young men and women with Down Syndrome who are often discriminated by potential employers. Tired of being overlooked, a group of four young men with Down Syndrome decided to do something about it.

In 2015, this group of four young men decided that if no one would hire them, they would just create their own business.

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With a desire to work, and only discrimination holding them back, Franco, Leandro, Mateo, and Mauricio (pictured left to right) became entrepreneurs, opening their own restaurant, Los Perejiles.

With each founding member capitalizing on their own talents in the kitchen, the industrious group found a real recipe for success.

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By 2016, Los Perejiles was catering a few small affairs around Buenos Aires.

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The four chefs began catering events in schools, private gathers, and buisness events, La Nacion reports.

Word of mouth spread, and the demand for Los Perejiles catering ramped up.

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Los Perejiles keeps a Facebook photo album for every event they’ve worked. Each album shows how the gatherings have increased over time. Since 2016, the company has amassed a following over more than 35,000 Facebook fans.

And Los Perejiles had to expand its own staff to meet the demand.

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These days, the small crew has a main office in Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo, and caters around the city as well as in the North, La Nacion reports. When they aren’t busy with events, the group hands out food to the homeless population in Buenos Aires.

For co-founder Leandro Lopez, success means that Los Perejiles can hire people who may not otherwise get a job.

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Lopez told ACI Prensa that he wanted to show that it was normal for people with Down Syndrome to be part of the workforce: “The idea was to change the paradigm around Down Syndrome.”

To date, Los Perejiles has catered over 128 events, and it employs 24 men and women with Down Syndrome.

Producción en vivo

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Lopez told ACIPrensa, “It seems to me that we all have the right to two fundamental things, to life and to be taken into account. These two premises can make a happy living person his whole life.”

READ: This Three-Year-Old Latino Skateboarder Takes Slams And Gets Buck In This Vid

Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza Is Getting A Mexican Makeover

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Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza Is Getting A Mexican Makeover

Everyone knows Chicago’s deep dish game is on point. But Gino’s East, one of the originators of the Windy City cuisine, is looking to improve on perfection by bringing Mexican flavors into the mix.

Deep dish pizza. @ginoseastmx #NuestraPanzaNoEsDeSalarioMinimo

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Their gamble was a success. Within the first year, the Mexico City location was making a profit.

Taking a cue from the success of their Mexico City location, Gino’s East in Chicago began playing with their own menu. Their shop in Pilsen, a predominantly Latino neighborhood, features Mexican inspired pizzas.

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The ingredients are solid, but the prices look a little, how do you say, “gentrified.” Also, note that these Mexican-style pizzas are listed as “specialty” pizzas.

While adding ingredients like Oaxacan cheese, al pastor, cactus and carnitas, the deep dish pizza sounds amazing in theory, the execution is what really matters.

Love at first bite.? #ginoseast #chicagodeepdish ? @rhubarb_astor

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Chicago has one of the largest populations of Latinos in the U.S., and Gino’s is located in Pilsen, a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. Gino’s is really going to have to step up their game to compete with the local fare.

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So far, Yelpers haven’t shied away from praising the company’s attempt at fusion.

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However, it’s Yelp, so there’s also those who are less than enthused with their dining experience.

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It’s cool to see companies incorporating Mexican food into their menus, but I can’t help but feel a little cynical about the growing acceptance from the mainstream. AHEM.

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It’s no secret that Latinos bring a lot of money to the economy, and when a company starts offering up items that border on pandering, it feels like we’re being viewed as dollar signs rather than people…

Oh, pizza. I can’t stay mad at you.

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If you’re in the Chicago area, check out the pizza at Gino’s and let us know your thoughts.


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