April 2nd, 2008

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Usagi banner

A couple of weeks ago Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, sent me the Usagi banner, a prop from the third movie--the one the Turtles go to feudal Japan. What, you say you're a big TMNT fan, have seen the film a dozen times, and have never seen the banner? Well, it's there--hanging in the hall where they have a big fight against samurai. However, you could not see the banner the way the scenes were shot. But it's there.

The banner went on to hang in the Mirage Studio offices for a few years, then Peter decided to take it down. Including the hanging cord, it's about 9 feet long so the only wall in my house tall enough to accommodate it is the stairwell. There it hangs. I'm standing on a chair in the photo.

Hopefully, I'll see Peter when I fly over to Vermont next week.