Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ninjas Totally Rock

Mrs. Octopus just asked me if ninjas were real. Can you believe that? Ninjas are so totally fucking real.



This came up because we were talking about Batman. Mrs. Octopus, as you may know, was surprised to find that she liked "Batman Begins". I think she liked it because of Christian Bale's pecs, but who knows? Anyway, Mrs. Octopus was like "How does Batman do that stuff if he's like an ordinary guy? Like flying with that cape?" And I was like, "He's a trained ninja." And that's when Mrs. Octopus asked her amazing question: "Are there such things as ninjas?"



Hell, yes, there are such things as ninjas -- and they will fucking kick your ass! (Yes, yes, it's a little old, but it's still fucking hilarious.)

3 comments:

hh said...

oh my god, i'm pretty sure i need to become bff with this guy who writes the "official ninja webpage"...
so funny.
downside, now i have that pseudo-oriental casio music stuck in my head.

Anonymous said...

Here goes an article on the last living ninja master: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/14434176.htm

an excerpt: "Going for his fifth-level ranking is Phil White of England, who kneels on the floor with his eyes closed. Behind him stands Hatsumi, clutching a padded wooden sword that he plans to bring down on White's head.

If White - with his eyes still closed - manages to dodge the sword, he passes; if not, he takes home some bumps.

Twice the staff cracks on White's head before he slumps out of the way on his third try - enough to satisfy the master."

So his test consists of whaling on blindfolded students from behind until they are lucky enough to get out of the way. Similar to the bar.

Anonymous said...

Here goes an article on the last living ninja master: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/14434176.htm

an excerpt: "Going for his fifth-level ranking is Phil White of England, who kneels on the floor with his eyes closed. Behind him stands Hatsumi, clutching a padded wooden sword that he plans to bring down on White's head.

If White - with his eyes still closed - manages to dodge the sword, he passes; if not, he takes home some bumps.

Twice the staff cracks on White's head before he slumps out of the way on his third try - enough to satisfy the master."

So his test consists of whaling on blindfolded students from behind until they are lucky enough to get out of the way. Similar to the bar.