I also find TMNT highly unrealistic. When I asked the people at the local pet shop why my turtles kept dying when all I fed them on was pizza, they threw me out and called the RSPCA!
How is it unrealistic?! MY anthropomorphic, talking turtles are doing fine and they've been living in the sewer for a good year!
my sister got turtles as a kid and the booklet that came with specifically said not to feed them pizza, namechecking TMNT in the process
Here's another forehead slapping newsflash for him: radiation won't give him superpowers. But don't tell him. Let him find that out the hard way.
Yes- that's the biggest problem with fiction: it is never non-fiction. I mean, who has the time to waste on anything that's not real? He was in a Comic Book Shop looking for science textbooks and official biographies, right?
I'm less stunned by what he said than the fact that it took him this long to openly state that.TMNT has been around something like 25 years now?
I ... ju ... was this his first exposure to Turtle Power?
Fiction rule of thumb: the audience will only accept one big lie, no more. Thus he can accept the mutant turtles, but not that they could survive in the sewer.
They were BORN in the sewer! People born in Detroit continue to live there. Case closed.