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Pirates are way out; Zombies are out. Are we left with Ninjas?

Even before Pirates 3 drove a sabre into what small amount of coolness was left in piracy, we noticed that “Pirates are so in that they are out.”

We had been wondering which of the trends hiding in the shadows of culture would become mainstream then go from cool to cold. The two top candidates: Ninjas and Zombies. This contest has Zombies replacing Pirates in the great Pirates versus Ninjas controversy.

Zombies have been having their own parties and flash mobs which makes them a good bet. A zombie novel, Monster Island, was a Blooker Prize finalist this year. Although one judge dissed the book for it’s zombie birds. We replied that we liked and somehow understood zombie birds, but we’ve never understood why the British considered Benny Hill funny.

Now uses T-Rex to explain the rise and the end of Zombies begining by saying “I have some bad news: zombies are in danger of becoming old hat!” His solution: Zombie birds! and other things revealed in the strip.

I think we’re left with Ninjas!


  1. I’m still for Zombies. We just need a new interpretation to energize the world. lol zombies? zombie cheerleaders movie? zombie US Senators? (i’d watch US elected reps eat each others brains…) LMFAO!

    A clue that ninjas are played… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

  2. Cephalopods rule. But watch out for Sea Cucumbers!

  3. Paul

    6/13/2007 at 10:23 am

    I thought there was a place for squid. then that silly Davy Jones character showed up in Pirates 2 and 3… Maybe birds. Maybe zombie birds dressed as ninjas.

  4. I like the idea of zombie birds dressed as ninjas!

  5. Paul

    6/13/2007 at 4:37 pm

    Please alert Nick Cohen. He hated the zombie birds in Monster Island.

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