Ok, the ninja saw this the other day, that is yesterday, and he thought about posting it then. The reason he did was there were people to see and parties to go to. At any rate this was just too funny to let pass by. The video was taken a couple of days ago, former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton stopped by Haiti to drum up more support. While the ninja full agrees with this action he has to wonder if Bush really wanted to go see the Haitians. The answer is probably not. While Bill Clinton seems completely at home, talking and shaking hands with the people on the street George Bush… Is less than thrilled. Just watch as (circa 45 seconds into the film) George Bush shakes hands with somebody in the crowd only to pull his hand back, make a slightly gay wave and then… Look for some place, any place to wipe the dirt. Dude, next time you’re in front of the camera don’t wipe it on another ex-President. If you have to wipe George you need to be more subtle. I think that Kanye really was right, you don’t like black people do you? You can imagine what the ninja thinks of this. Bill is cool in the ninja’s book, George he’d rather forget. Here is the video of George Bush wiping his hand on Bill Clinton’s back. “sic”
The ninja just wanted to take a moment out of his busy day and wish every one in his robot ninja army a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some crazy little pictures of leprechauns for you to enjoy. And yeah, the ninja realizes that they are partially creepier than the ones out of the Leprechaun movies.
Leprechaun pictures were taken from wikipedia.org.
The ninja new that there were 440 different species of shark. That some sharks in captivity were able to generate offspring through asexual reproduction, etc. But with so many different shark species it is hard to know much about them in general. Today the ninja learned about the Greenland Shark. This species is found in and around the icy waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean generally near the tundra regions of the Iceland and Greenland. Though the ninja knows it as the Greenland Shark the local name for it is often the grey shark. Or sometimes the gurry shark, sleeper shark or the ground shark. Immensely powerful, the Greenland Shark is one of the largest examples in the shark family and comes in only second to the Great White. A full grown male can grow to over 21 feet long (6.4 meters) and weigh in at around 2200 lbs, or 1000 kg. One male that was kept in captivity grew to over 24 feet in length. And if you think that is amazing wait until you hear this… Scientists believe that the Greenland Shark has a remarkably long life span. They believe that the species has the ability to live up to about 200 years. One reason why they may not be a well known as some other species of shark could be due to their habitat. The shark doesn’t usually come out of the deep waters, living more than 6000 feet under the surface. Though there have been instances where they have been known come into shallower waters. One case was when a Research team caught one of the sharks swimming in the St. Lawrence River at a depth of 24 feet. If you think that you wouldn’t want to run into one a Somniosus microcephalus, neither would the ninja. This species generally feeds on fish, however, it is also known to seals and polar bears. Though reindeer and horses that wandered too close to the shore have fallen prey to the Greenland Shark, too. There is no proof that the shark will attack people out at sea, though there are reports that they will sometime attack kayaks and canoes. Researchers believe that the grey shark is more of a scavenger than a predator due to the large variety of contents found in their stomachs. One of the more interesting facts about the shark is that the meat is extremely poisonous. It contains high levels of urea and toxins, when consumed these poisonous breaks down in the body producing an intoxicating effect. Eskimos boil the meat for several days, this procedure makes the meat safe to eat. Would you eat a Greenland Shark?
Alright, the movies were older, but they really worked for the ninja when he saw the, The John Hughes movies had something about them and they still do. When John Hughes died last year the ninja was saddened by his death due to a heart attack. Then last night during the Oscars he was reminded of it. And that is why he is posting a John Hughes biography, if that is what you can call it today. Best know for his work in teen movies, John was gifted for writing stories that appealed to teens for various generations. The interesting thing is that you could look at his entire body of work as that of social comentary. Giving the viewers a honest look into teen angst and at the same time entertaining them to the point of explosion.
“His first directorial effort, Sixteen Candles, won almost unanimous praise when it was released in 1984, due in no small part to its more realistic depiction of middle-class high school life, which stood in stark contrast to the Porky’s-inspired comedies being made at the time. It was also the first in a string of efforts set in or around high school, including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (See also Brat Pack). To avoid being pigeonholed as a maker of teen comedies, Hughes branched out in 1987, directing Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. His later output would not be so critically well received, though films like Uncle Buck (one of the first films to display the changeover in a suburban teen’s choice of music from rock to rap) proved popular. Hughes’s greatest commercial success came with Home Alone, a film he wrote and produced about a child accidentally left behind when his family goes away for Christmas, forcing him to protect himself and his house from a pair of inept burglars. Home Alone was the top grossing film of 1990, and remains the most successful live-action comedy of all time. His last film as a director was 1991’s Curly Sue. He also wrote screenplays using his pseudonym, Edmond Dantès (protagonist of Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Count of Monte Cristo). In 1994, Hughes retired from the public eye and moved back to the Chicago area. Hughes was considerably shaken by John Candy’s sudden death of a heart attack that same year. “He talked a lot about how much he loved Candy—if Candy had lived longer, I think John would have made more films as a director,” says Vince Vaughn, a friend of Hughes. Subsequently, Hughes rarely granted interviews or photographs to the media save a select few interviews in 1999 to promote the soundtrack album to Reach the Rock, an independent film he wrote. The album was compiled by Hughes’s son, John Hughes III, and released on his son’s Chicago-based record label, Hefty Records. He also recorded an audio commentary for the 1999 DVD release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In the later years of his life, he was a farmer in Illinois.”Source: wikipedia.org John Hughes will be missed. But for his contribution to the comic genre he will always be remembered.