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It Came From YouTube: Retro Wormhole: In The Kitchen - Hostess Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pudding Pies

You may recall my video a while back where I ate a Hostess Fruit Pie to make sure that they were still worth eating. The best ones I ever had though? It would have to be the Turtles Pies. Filled with vanilla pudding and that trademark Hostess crust (except green), these things where amazing.

As is the standard whenever something nostalgic is brought to the surface of my mind, I took to the Google, and lo and behold, a tutorial on how to make Turtle Pies! I cannot wait to put this to use.

Undiscovered Country: Drew - Soulful

At the end of Snoop's GGN episode with Seth Rogen, I heard a catchy song, so I searched the comments and found the source. He was featured on an episode guessed it, Snoop's Underground Heat, so I'm guessing that's how he ended up on GGN.

Drew - Soulful

It Came From YouTube: G-Unit Visits GGN

Snoop Dogg does a little bit of everything these days. Aside from music, he has one of the best Instagram accounts out, does videos for YouTube, and DJs now. That's what 20+ years in the game does for you.

G-Unit got back together recently and just dropped an EP, so they stopped by Snoop's GGN show to chop it up. Hilarity and gems soon followed.

Mark Bousquet Interviewed Me for Atomic Anxiety!

When SYU came out in March, I sent download links out to anyone I thought may be interested, and Mark Bousquet was on that list. Mark loved the album so much, that he asked if I was interested in being featured in his Atomic Interviews series on his site. After thinking on it for a long time (5 seconds), I jumped at the opportunity.Welcome to the latest Atomic Interview. It’s the 27th installment of my interview series and I’m happy to be joined by my first musical guest, Kelen Conley/B Hyphen. You might know Kelen even if you don’t think you know Kelen, as he’s the guy who does the opening for Derrick Ferguson and Thomas Deja’s excellent and legendary podcast, Better in the Dark. Kelen’s latest release, SOON YOU’LL UNDERSTAND has been out for a few months, and it’s all sorts of fantastic. Purchasing information is available at

Away we go...

Mark Bousquet: Hi Kelen, thanks for joining me and for being the first musical artist to be featured in an Atomic Interview. Your albu…

A Rusty Life: Rusty Goes to Jeopardy

So after I showed off Thug's appearance in A Rusty Life, I remembered that I had helped ARL's creator Johnathan Bigelow out with a series of strips he did about the title character, Rusty, going on Jeopardy. Deuce did all the heavy lifting; I just helped out with a few lines here and there and the idea. It's pretty hilarious though.

You can check out Deuce's work on his current comic strip, Stairwell.

Promos By Hyphen: The WWE Network, The Present & The Future

When Stardust and Goldust became heels a few weeks ago, my opinions on hating that Cody Rhodes had become Stardust did a 180 and I was onboard immediately. I made a mental note to dedicate my next column to THE BALLAD OF CODY RHODES.

HY Draws!: Some Nonsense on a Calendar

I started drawing a comic strip called Nonsense the first time I worked at Teletech. Teletech is a call center that takes calls from Bank of America customers and when there wasn't calls, I'd try to knock out at least two a day. I have 3 or 4 sketch pads filled with the strips and I even had some of the first ones online at some point.

My coworker is on vacation this week, so I decided her desk calendar was the perfect place for a revival. If I had the time, I wouldn't mind doing a webcomic about them. A rundown of who everyone is:
Panel 1: Filton - I created Filton way back in 6th grade for a comic strip I did for the school newspaper. He's the normal talking cat that everything bad happens to.Panel 2: Jake - Jake also debuted with Filton and is (supposedly) his best friend. He's the ridiculous talking cat that everything awesome (usually) happens to.Panel 3: Bizmarkie - Biz may be my earliest original creation. I even stuck a Malcolm X hat on him just to date him a…

If You're Into Podcasts: Michelle Beadle Joins Bill in Studio | The B.S. Report 9/8/14

I've been in love with Michelle Beadle since 2009 (2010 at the latest) when I first saw her on SportsNation. I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

Anyway, after I finished last week's Cheap Heat podcast, I listened to my homie Bill Simmons' convo he had with her last week while I did dishes because I'm an awesome multitasker and was (no surprise) super impressed with how it turned out.

So thanks to Beadle, you get a new feature and she gets to grace Hyphen Nation in the style that's appropriate of someone of her stature.

Michelle Beadle Joins Bill in Studio | The B.S. Report 9/8/14

It Came From YouTube: Jhené Aiko: "Behind The Seen" Documentary

I found this excellent mini-documentary chilling on Gambino's site by accident yesterday. 15 minutes well spent. Cop Souled Out on Amazon.

Undiscovered Country: Childish Gambino - Sober (Rough)

I'm a Childish Gambino fan. I was late to the "Freaks And Geeks" party but was sold by the time "Bonfire" dropped. I loved Camp when it first came out, loved Royalty, and then really liked Because The Internet once I stopped trying to wrap my head around the concept.

Mr. Glover has a new mixtape dropping called STN MTN / KAUAI. Yeah. Hosted by DJ Drama. He dropped this beauty yesterday.

Robin #6-12 bka the Stephanie Brown Robin Issues

I have no recollection about why I wanted to share these issues of my 2001-2004 Robin fanfiction. I just last remember listening to the Cheap Heat podcast and thinking this would be a good idea.

So in the first major storyline of the series, Robin (Tim Drake) took on an adversary known as The Student. The Student was revealed to be The Riddler in disguise and after Tim and Nightwing narrowly let Riddler escape, Batman was pissed. He fired Tim as Robin and made The Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) his replacement.

I really want to note that I beat DC to making Stephanie Robin by at least a year and a half. So they stole my idea and didn't give me credit. What can you do?

Here's all of Steph's Robin appearances during the series. Apologies for errors, I wrote these more than 10 years ago, so they're not perfect.

#7 (Written by David Gibson for an event we called Hypertime Month at DCA. I credit this issue for helping me get a feel of Steph's character for the rest of her Robi…

The Eighth SYU Review

SYU bassist Kwame Amponsem finally got around to listening to the album and sent me some good feedback vibes.

Soon You'll Understand is available now on iTunes.

Hyphen's Long Travelled Thoughts: Jerry "The King" Lawler & What Wrestling Means To Me

On this day in 2012, I wrote about Jerry "The King" Lawler after he went into cardiac arrest during a live Raw in Montreal. Thankfully, Jerry made it through, so I'd like to reshare this column.I write this with the hopes that this doesn’t become a tribute article.

Tonight in Montreal, Quebec, Jerry “The King” Lawler collapsed at ringside during the live broadcast of WWE’s Monday Night Raw. This wasn’t part of a storyline as it normally would be as Lawler was taken to the back and given CPR. He is now at a local hospital where he is breathing on his own as of right now. Michael Cole has addressed the viewers at home and WWE has elected to stop commentary for the night.

King was in a tag team match with Randy Orton, CM Punk, and Dolph Ziggler earlier in the night. Unlike his brutal steel cage match with Punk a few weeks ago, tonight was a relatively easy contest for him, with Orton doing the heavy lifting. However, King still tours the independent circuit when he can despit…