Earlier today, I went into Target to get some storage bins. While I was there, I paid a visit to the Halloween section. Because what I need is more Halloween decorations. Really. I do. Shut up. I do. After looking at the various decorations (mostly meh, but a few cool things) I rounded a corner and looked at the costumes. I saw something that, speaking as a geek and Halloween aficionado, horrified me. I told Twitter:
In the Halloween section, Target tries to pass off what is CLEARLY an Orc Barbarian sword as a “Giant Ninja” sword. I weep for the children.
I mean, seriously. This sort of thing pushes me one step closer to the breaking point.
Anyway, tonight, as the debate ended, I had a related thought:
McCain’s the kinda guy who would sell you an Orc Barbarian sword, and tell you it’s a Giant Ninja sword, my friends.
Please let me share some of the @responses I got, because they made me laugh out loud:
JoeyMcAllister: @wilw Well, he’s a maverorck.
Gygaxis: @wilw McCain is the kind of guy who will finish up your lobster even if you did want the rest.
Rhinehold: @wilw Obama is the kinda guy who would require that all xp was split evenly, even to henchmen, no matter who did what
dallasthegreat: @wilw look, we need to get away from the divisive orc vs. Ninja talking points and tackle the pirate problem.
Lobsticles: @wilw Sarah Palin once saw a sword, so she’s sort of an expert on Giant Ninja Swords.
Spaceman: @wilw yes. Why yes he is. He should be talking about mario plumber.
gamoid: @wilw IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE TAKE THIS
There were tons of hilarious responses in addition to these, but I saved the absolute best for last:
seanmc74: @wilw An old man dispensing swords is no basis for a system of government.
Bravo, seanmc74. I believe you just won yourself an Internets, sir.