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Ninjas Rescue Student From Muggers 26

A group of assailants got a little more than they bargained for when an entire ninja school came to their victim's rescue. A 27-year-old German exchange student was being mugged in an alley near Ninja Senshi Ryu, when a ninja student noticed the commotion. The sensei along with the rest of the students rushed out to help. "You should have seen their faces when they saw us in ninja gear coming towards them," the school's sensei, Kaylan Soto, told the Herald. It's good to see ninjas working on their brand. When I was a kid they were mostly shurikens, smoke, and attitude.

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  • More Ninja Schools (Score:3, Interesting)

    by whitedsepdivine ( 1491991 ) on Thursday May 20, 2010 @09:53AM (#32279476)
    I vote to have Ninja schools placed around street corners with high rates of muggings, or gun stores.
  • Lots of Ninja (Score:3, Informative)

    by Thanshin ( 1188877 ) on Thursday May 20, 2010 @10:24AM (#32279942)

    Wasn't the plural of "ninja" also "ninja"?

    • Yes, Japanese words do not make plural forms the same way, so just adding "s" at the end is pretty much wrong.
      But then again even Japanese do it when writing English, so it's a very unimportant sort of wrong.

    • by amentajo ( 1199437 ) on Thursday May 20, 2010 @05:04PM (#32286182)

      Yes, and there's a little history behind it:

      When one is attacked by what seems like several ninja, it is difficult for one to be sure that it was not just one ninja running really fast. In fact, because of special relativity, it is actually impossible to determine in a single reference frame whether simultaneous ninja attacks were indeed perpetrated by a single ninja or several. Claims of ninja attacks were often inaccurate, with people saying "Some ninjas attacked John today at the supermarket - I guess we should inform his family," when they really meant "A ninja attacked John today at the supermarket - I guess we should inform his family."

      Families of victims eventually realized that they didn't even know whether their loved one was killed by a single ninja or several. It was simply not possible, given the laws of physics. So, for simplicity, people would just understand "He got attacked by ninja" to mean either the singular or plural form of the word, with the ambiguity either irrelevant or disambiguated using context.

      At the time, all other Japanese nouns did have separate plural forms in hyojungo, the "standard" Japanese dialect. Because this created an inconsistency, hyojungo was formally modified to follow the precedent set by "ninja". In support of this, ninja erased all official records that there ever was a distinction between plural and singular nouns in Japanese.

    • You're mistaken. There is no such thing as the plural form of "ninja" because you'll never see more than one at a time. Or, at least if you do, you won't live to talk about it afterwards.
  • Ninja fail (Score:2, Insightful)

    by oldspewey ( 1303305 )

    "You should have seen their faces when they saw us in ninja gear coming towards them"

    If they see you coming towards them, you've failed.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      Not a complete fail. FTA: "They also failed to notice a ninja, Nathan Smith, standing in the shadows outside the dojo. "

      Well, at least it sounds all cool and ninja-like. In reality he was probably just trying to get a soda from a vending machine or something.

      • Not a complete fail. FTA: "They also failed to notice a ninja, Nathan Smith, standing in the shadows outside the dojo. "

        Wow, so ninjas are almost as cool as the velociraptors in Jurassic Park! When you see a ninja coming towards you, there are two more readying to attack you from the sides!

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by zacronos ( 937891 )

      "You should have seen their faces when they saw us in ninja gear coming towards them"

      If they see you coming towards them, you've failed.

      From the article:

      They also failed to notice a ninja, Nathan Smith, standing in the shadows outside the dojo. Mr Smith immediately alerted his sensei, or teacher.

      Ninja WIN.

    • by Ihmhi ( 1206036 )

      Dude, those weren't actually the ninja. Those were very, very cleverly disguised logs.

      The ninja were already behind the muggers.

  • Ninja vs Pirates (Score:3, Insightful)

    by TagrenHawk ( 19856 ) on Thursday May 20, 2010 @01:45PM (#32283126) Homepage

    It's too bad the muggers weren't pirates 'cause this could have finally answered the age-old question.

    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Maybe the "muggers" hobbled off on their peg legs to their ship...

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Ngarrang ( 1023425 )

      Ahem...I would like to point out that sense the three individuals were attempting to pre-salvage the wallet and electronics articles, though far from a ship, their attempted act might just qualify them as pirates. Really bad pirates, but pirates none the less.

      • by sznupi ( 719324 )

        Plus in a basically coastal city, definatelly in the pirate area of influence (even if Western Sydney might be pushing it)

    • It's too bad the muggers weren't pirates

      How do you know what music the muggers were and weren't copying [google.com]?

  • There is this surveillance tape in the intarwebs where a few people tried to rob a restaurant. Next door, about 100 bikers had their club meeting and rushed out, armed with chairs and other things they could grab.

    Couldn't find it, though...

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