Shaolin vs. Ninja! The Pride of a Nation Rests on the Outcome

Friday, August 31st, 2007 @ 9:32 am | Humor, Current Events

t16106sy58r.jpgReuters reported today that a lawyer for the Shaolin Temple in China demanded an apology from an internet message board poster who claimed that a Japanese ninja once defeated several Shaolin monks in unarmed combat.

“The Internet user, calling themselves “Five Minutes Every Day”, said on an online forum last week that a Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him, the newspaper said.

“The facts that the monks could not defeat a Japanese ninja showed that they were named as kung fu masters in vain,” the Internet user was quoted as saying in the post.”

The Beijing News said, “The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the Internet user to apologise to the whole nation for the wrongs he or she did,” while the Shaolin Temple “’strongly condemned the horrible deeds’ of the user.”

Lets step back here for a minute. The entire nation of China is demanding an apology from some kook on an internet message board who said that ninja could defeat Shaolin. You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

I won’t speculate on how a ninja/shaolin battle would turn out (except to say that it would be fucking awesome), but China seriously needs to grow a pair. For the most populous nation in the world — and the second largest economy in Asia — to be so sensitive about a message board comment demonstrates a lack of cojones. And it’s not just the Japanese. Mention Taiwan and the Chinese will turn red (no pun intended).

On second thought, a ninja would totally kick a Shaolin monk’s ass. Until next time, when the Chinese gov’t demands an apology from In My Room, and I create an international diplomatic incident by laughing at them…

One Response to “Shaolin vs. Ninja! The Pride of a Nation Rests on the Outcome”

  1. codename:v Says:

    You sure sounded so confident about a ninja kicks shaolin monks asses, have you seen a match of these before? It could be the other way around…
    Wapaneses, japanophile, weeabos… they are all the same. Talking about Japan this and Japan that, and they’re not even of Asian blood! This 5-minute-everyday guy/girl is such a low-life who worships the ninjas like they’re immortal (I think yanks only knows about samurais and ninjas of the east)It clearly shows that he/she has got no knowledge on chinese martial arts and cultures and yet he/she went on bragging about how superior ninjas are. Superior my ass! Chinese martial arts are the most diversified and comes in various styles. Shaolin is the cradle and vanguard of all chinese martial arts and every year many kungfu enthusiasts from all over the world go there to learn these arts of combat. As a chinese and kungfu movies buff, I’m very proud of my cultural heritage which have been around for thousands of years in China.
    If you think belittle on other people’s national heritage is no biggie, well I felt that you should think again. The world we live in is full of cultures of various races and it takes respect and understanding to bridge them all. Peace.

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