snippets of world history (ish)

April 24, 2009

i just wanted to share a selection of this very important article i'm reading on cracked at this very moment for it's sheer friday hilarity:

...Your 7th grade history book might tell you that Japan is an archipelago nation comprised of over 3,000 islands. This is true. It is also true that they have a beautiful language and rich cultural heritage stretching back as far as 30,000 BC which makes them about five times older than dinosaurs. Yes, they bombed Pearl Harbor. Yes, we bombed them back, putting the fear of White Jesus into them. Yes, sake is delicious. All of this is true and yet none of it matters because here at Cracked the image of Japan is of a nation of dangerous mental patients with a history of awesome sword fights. You may call it racist but we feel the evidence speaks for itself. One suspects that Japan actively encourages this perception so that we will be unprepared for Pearl Harbor II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (coming 2015)...

they also have a video posted as part of the article that hurts my brain, but is especially hilarious with the sound turned off. of, there's always this classic video of japanese girls on a game show with meat tied to their heads. which reminds me of this gem... Real Ultimate Power. my favorite website about badass ninjas who flip out and kill people. these are the most important facts you can learn there about ninjas:

FACTS:

1. Ninjas are mammals.
2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

i think the first time we showed that site to my brother in law dan he almost peed his pants. it was a moment i'll remember forever. at one point guy had a link on the site that would change all the words "ninja" to "hippo" which was equally hilarious, because hippos ARE mammals. ironic. happy friday.

1 comments:

Oz

That website is hilarious. I'm so glad it's there to teach me about ninjas.

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