# CCCXXII…”Cowabunga!!!!”

In case you’re not living under a rock, you might know the name that this post implies…today is the 53rd birthday of Kevin Eastman (1962), the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

In 1984, he and co-creator Peter Laird self-published a 40-page, black-and-white comic book that, although it had an initial print run of just over three thousand copies, has enjoyed a renaissance in the last few years…not only with the cartoon adaptations but with the rebooted (because the original movies were ancient, compared to today’s standards) movie franchise, as well.

Astonishingly enough, however, the man is no stranger to the world of comic books, as he is currently the publisher of the Heavy Metal comic book-type magazine.

Joining Mr. Eastman in celebrating a birthday today are; everyone’s favorite voice actor, Mr. Mel Blanc (1908-1989), former Seton Hall coach P.J. Carlesimo (1949), former Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (and The Next Generation) star Colm Meaney (1953), former WWF/E superstar Jake “The Snake” Roberts (1955) and TV personality Ted McGinley was born in 1958.

Also on the list are:  country superstar Wynonna Judd (1964), Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), singer/actress Idina Menzel (1971), former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez (1972), multi-talented musical artist CeeLo Green (1974) and rapper Remy Ma was born in 1981.

Thank you for listening and I shall return…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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