This blog is prompted by an exchange I shared yesterday on Twitter with @MrWordsWorth. Apparently, there are lots of folks out there claiming to be ninjas. Most likely these are gurus and experts that have found themselves out of a career and to avoid the unemployment lines, they’ve gone down the ninja path.
So I began to wonder: how many self-professed ninjas are on Twitter? Am I surrounded? Are there LOTS of them? Should I be afraid?
So I did a search. The answer? 5,712.
Five thousand ninjas. Almost SIX thousand. Holy hell, we’re screwed. I just locked my back door.
How did the world become overrun with ninjas? Why hasn’t CNN run a story on the epidemic? It’s like ninjas have moved in and killed everyone in Vail, CO and started breeding. I wonder if ninjas ski…Hmmm…
Here’s a tip: if you’re really a ninja, no one knows.
WHY?!? Because they can’t see you!!!
Ninjas are stealthy. Discretion-laden. They’re the freakin’ Spanish Inquisition: nobody expects them.
I’m thinking that, especially in light of last week’s “expert explosion,” people might be best-served by letting others decide what they are and what they’re not. The right people know. The wrong people realize what you’re not.
So, here’s a tip, Ninjas: maybe you should consider discretion, else the entire world who’s really in the know about the essence of ninjas will know you’re full of shit.