If you know me already, then you probably know that I have a slight obsession with ninjas. In reality I know very little about ninjas, I just have decided that they are pretty much the ultimate weapon in the universe. The only challenge they have would be Chuck Norris. I honestly hope I never see that battle because I think it might rip the space/time continuum to pieces. And that would suck.
It honestly started because I took my daughter to a bowling night with the kids from our youth band one night. She was only about 3 months old and was about as active as meatloaf, but she could move her arm. She spent most of the night making a chopping motion with her right arm and the kids were calling it a karate chop.
Now, I took karate for 2 years when I was younger, and about the only thing I remember from those years was that there was no such thing as a karate chop (at least in the style of karate I took). It was devastating enough to hang with me for 20+ years. I shared that with the kids and they decided to re-name it a “ninja chop” and started talking about how I was training my daughter to be a ninja.
This began my “obsession” with ninjas.
If I was training my daughter to be a ninja, then I needed to make sure that I was behind ninjas 100%. This, of course, meant that I had to officially declare my hatred for pirates and all things pirate-y. It also made me curious about something that is stereotypical for pirates: why are most pirates depicted as being maimed in some way? Most have peg-legs, or hooks, or eye patches, or creepy birds (which is obviously a sign of severe brain trauma). It doesn’t seem like good publicity.
This alone is enough for me to declare ninjas as superior to pirates. When was the last time you saw a ninja running around with a peg leg? You haven’t because one: you don’t see ninjas, ever. And two: if a ninja ever lost a leg, it was because he was fighting another ninja and he would just replace it with a leg from his pirate leg collection…
It makes me wonder why anyone would truly be pro-pirate…