I am one of those unfortunates who remembers when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were actual ninja assassins and killed people. Now they throw pizzas at each other and ride Razor scooters
. They had to invent robot ducks so they could actually kill something.
By the way, I was looking for instructions on how to become a ninja (in case the nerd t shirt thing fails) and found, in addition to a disturbingly large number of sites that seem to want to sell you actual, real instructions, this awesome video on how to make your own Ninja mask
out of a black t shirt.
Check out this great Onion news article
on the annual Ninja parade in Modesto, California. I missed this years but will be in attendance next year.