Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Sometimes, The Wheel is on Fire

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nothing, Nil, Nada.

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I was going to talk about ninjas today, but NOTHING, NIL, and NADA1 threatened me with a class-action lawsuit. Only, the words they used were not class-action lawsuit, but "death by Pokemon." And those might not even be the exact words — it's hard to catch everything when threats are passed along via the wind — but there was no mistaking their intent. Thus, ninjas are out.

Update: For the record, none of those secret ninja organizations are real. Really. (Please believe me.)

Anyway, I realize a ninjaless post is quite the letdown, so I'll try to make it up to you with this short video about ninja thumbtacks.2 I created this over ten years ago, although I didn't get it online until this past February. For the purposes of this post, I'll call it Nate's Nawesome Nomputer Nanimation:


And if you're interested:


1 The Nefarious Organization of Terribly Homicidal International Ninja Gangs, the Ninja Integration League, and the National Association of Deadly Assassins.
2 Wait, did I say ninja? I meant "pseudo-samurai."

This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, hosted by Candace Ganger and seven others. Go check out the other participants!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Nate - Thanks for coming by my blog and visiting. My Pawsitive Pondering for "N" will also be ninja, though mine isn't nearly as cool as yours. Your video is terrific. I really enjoyed it. :)

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  2. Thanks for your comments on my blog...I'm attempting the N-post right now, and it is about Nothing too :)

    I like the titles of your posts!

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  3. I loved this video the first time you showed it, but somehow the second time was even better. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Just love this video--had to watch it again, especially now that I know about all the hidden eggs! (and I'm impressed that you've made it all the way to 'N'!)

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  5. I love your humour. You remind me of Jasper Fforde and the Thursday Next novels.

    Ellie Garratt

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  6. Loved the song, and the tuck n roll, then origami. Very clever.

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  7. Amazing! Thanks for sharing, that was such fun.

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  8. Lisa: No, I don't believe it. There's no such thing as an uncool ninja. And glad you enjoyed the video!

    damyanti: Thanks, I like my post's titles, too. And their content... though admittedly I am somewhat biased.

    Jeffrey: It somehow gets better for me every time I see it, too. Thanks!

    Bridget: I'm not surprised I made it this far, since I'm a man of my word. I am surprised, however, that my posts are still coherent, and longer than one sentence a piece.

    Ellie: Wow, thanks for the fantastic compliment! (Even if, in my mind, it's the other way around: Fforde reminds me of me.) I'm particularly fond of his "had had / that that" discussion in The Well of Lost Plots.

    Mary: Thanks. Glad I could entertain.

    Goddess: And thank you. It was fun to make, too (except for the long long long hours).

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  9. had to watch the video more than once

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  10. Can you teach me some real cool Ninja moves Nate? When an elephant charges in Namibia, how do ya reckon I somersault over him and land on his back, delivering a knockout kick to the back of the head on the way through? Might just need a move like that.
    They have a habit of sneaking up behind me quietly.

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  11. babygirl: Glad to hear it! Repeat viewings mean I did something right! (That, or made it too confusing...)

    Jim: Let's see, elephants are pretty tall and have thick skulls. Thus, I'd recommend carrying a trampoline with you at all times, and wearing a lead boot on your kickin' foot. Oh, and since these are stealthy elephants, make sure to wear a helmet with rear-view mirrors on it. I hope this helps, and have a great trip!

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