I haz no getz Pirates vs. Ninjas…

Pirate vs. Ninja geeky cake

Over at Shelley Batts’ Retrospectacle blog, I read about her Pirates vs. Ninja party, complete with a matching themed cake. Now I’ve never really understood the origins of why geeks put pirates with ninjas, since they originate from different era / locales (Of course ninjas would win won’t they?).

It was until I found an explanation on Wikipedia that life became that much clearer:

Pirates versus Ninjas is an internet meme that circulates in the form of an ongoing debate that asks the question “Who would win in a fight: pirates or ninjas?” [blah blah blah] … a literary tradition that romanticized their often villainous roles [blah blah] … To become involved in the debate is essentially to choose which of the two roles is “cooler.” The humor of the debate lies mainly in that it is often discussed as a serious debate, although the question is clearly anachronistic and a matter of opinion.

Now that it’s been straightened out, what’s with Apples or Oranges? Come on now…

Update: I’m still holding on strong at 12th place thanks to my family and friends rocking their votes. If I were to lose to anyone (don’t delude yourself), there’s a hands-down consensus amongst my academic peers that neuroscientist Shelley Batts deserves to win. She’s got incredible smarts, transforming phenomena in science into everyday art. All I have is a propensity for riches through the virtue of laziness. Let’s not forget, I iz haz no jugz.

6 thoughts on “I haz no getz Pirates vs. Ninjas…

  1. Hi Kevin-
    What an awesomely sportmanlike thing to say about my blog. Thank you for your kind words. Although it looks like I am still a distant second to the law blog. Tough competition in this scholarship. 🙂

    Geeks do love their pirates and ninjas, and even I am at a loss to explain the phenomenon. However, the party was a great success with even a staged fight between me (a pirate) and a ninja. I won! Mwhaha.

    Best of luck!
    Shelley 😀

  2. Arr! Pirates will win! They should! Because global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of pirates since the 1800s.

    Anyways, I’m rooting for you for the win Kevin, good luck!

  3. wow… this is one complicated cake T_T

    anyway… i’ll put my bet on ninjas!!! cos if they think they’re losing, they can “puff” and disappear before it happens! 😀

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