Mailbag – Answer Key Edition

Operative MS writes:

Dear Dr. J., 

Okay, I’ve given it a moment, and I still don’t get the point of these four masked faces. I don’t recognize any of them, except that the man in the upper left looks a bit like Andrew Breitbart, and the man in the lower left looks like Leonardo da Vinci. And the woman has a super-long neck. And none of these people have visible eyes. 

— Operative MS  (Behind the Progressive Curtain)

You were on the right track with Leonardo…

The image was a mashup of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the artists for whom they were named. The artists were wearing the turtles’ masks.

They are Raphael in red, Donatello in purple, Leonardo in blue and Michelangelo in orange.

We hope things are as clear as mud now.

Dr. J.

About Dr. J.

Dr. J. was born the son of a New Atlantean sharecropper who cornered the market on notoriously delicious seaweed Himanthalia elongata (popularly known as Thongweed). With his newly minted seaweed fortune, Mr. J. the Elder sent his son to attend the Academy of Sorcery, Alchemy and Surgery where the good doctor apprenticed with the finest sorcerer surgeons in New Atlantis. Dr. J.'s areas of expertise grew to include bleeding, cutting for stone, trephination, medical divination with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, cybernetic sorcery and medicinal alchemy. When King Orin of Atlantis fell ill with the Ick, Dr. J. stepped in with an elixir he devised from a combination of minerals, herbs and saps. Curing the king, Dr. J. gained significant notoriety which afforded him the luxury of time to devote himself to his side hobbies which include porpoise racing, the study of supply-side economics, cooking and raising his lovely merchildren alongside his lovely bride the archconservative Mrs. Dr. J.