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Poll results: Which are coolest?

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  • Pirates (who hate America)

    8 36.36%
  • Zombies (who hate everything living)

    4 18.18%
  • Ninjas (who don't hate anyone but will kill 'em for cash)

    10 45.45%
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Thread: Which are cooler: pirates, zombies, or ninjas?

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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Which are cooler: pirates, zombies, or ninjas?

    Junior posed an excellent question which I will put to the Throbbing Brain "which is cooler: pirates, zombies, or ninjas?"

    This could have been a poll question! I tell ya, he's a chip off the ol' block

    In fact, you can credit Junior with starting this thread.

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    split from RTDNTOTO6

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    Cyburbian Wannaplan?'s avatar
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    Junior forgot vampires. And super-heroes.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas? View post
    Junior forgot vampires. And super-heroes.
    And nitro burning funny cars too, but just stick to the script here, m'kay? The lad is six.

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    Could I vote for a zombie pirate who is a ninja? Or would I be accused of hating America?

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    Arrrrrrrr, It be Pie-Rats me hearties.
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    I've gotta go with pirates.

    Point 1-I've yet to see the annual "walk like a zombie day" or "dress like a ninja day."

    Point 2-I think there's even a translator on Facebook to convert text into pirate speak.

    Point 3- Johnny Depp.

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    Zombies. Because ultimately the undead always win, plus there is the coming zombie apocalypse. Pirates may have talk like a Pirate day, but neither they nor ninjas have been linked to the end of the world.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    I picked zombies because I think one can argue any of the three. The difference maker is how people act when they are one of the three. Being that there is a national talk like a pirate day and very often zombie walks throughout areas on Halloween, these two stand out.

    And although I enjoy both Holidays, the zombie walks never get old. Talking like a pirate is only fun for 8 hours straight, any longer than that and you're asking to get punched in the face.
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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    Zombies. Because ultimately the undead always win, plus there is the coming zombie apocalypse. Pirates may have talk like a Pirate day, but neither they nor ninjas have been linked to the end of the world.
    Ah, but any number of things have been linked to the end of the world, among them even Sarah Palin. Not sure that qualifies her as cool.

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    Quote Originally posted by ThePinkPlanner View post
    Ah, but any number of things have been linked to the end of the world, among them even Sarah Palin. Not sure that qualifies her as cool.
    I notice that you failed to consider the possibility that Sarah Palin could be a zombie, perhaps even Patient 0?

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Ninjas - hands down

    Zombies aren't real so they lose. Pirates are dirty outlaws, so they're breaking the social compact. Ninjas are civilized and inspires this awesome show - Ninja Warrior
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    I notice that you failed to consider the possibility that Sarah Palin could be a zombie, perhaps even Patient 0?
    All the more reason not to choose them! Haaha.

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    Pirates drink ale and get the wenches. Need I say more?
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    Obviously, I pick zombies. I mean, anyone could become a zombie. Even a pirate or a ninja. I doubt my ability to become a pirate (theft is wrong and I like baths) or a ninja (I'm not that bendy and jumpy). The thing that is cool about zombies is that they can come from anywhere and when you least suspect it.

    "Hello Aunt Marge. Have you heard about the crazy zombie outbreak? It is like a freaky movie out there!"

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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    Pirates drink ale and get the wenches. Need I say more?
    Agreed
    and they know how to sail and shoot cannons too.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Agreed
    and they know how to sail and shoot cannons too.
    And wear eye patches and hooks and peg legs. How cool is that?
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    I think Ninjas. Think of all the cool stuff they do without us ever knowing. You know how sometimes doors just close and things move.

    That is Ninjas. Awesome!
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    Pirates: Outlaws who live on the ocean with scurvy. That, or they get gunned down by Navy Seals.
    Zombies: Eat brains. Smelly. Difficult to find dates. Difficult to hold conversations without saying "uhhhhhhhhhhh" or "braaaaiiiins."
    Ninjas: Kill people anonymously without sea sickness or requirement to eat brains. No threat from Navy Seals. Can hold conversations if they want, but better and easier to kill.


    Ninjas it is
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    Ninjas-cool tools, silent killers-'nuff said.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Have you considered the possibility of a zombie pirate ninja?
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    I think it's pretty clear it's pirates; they have gold and jewels and sail all over the Caribbean! (Plus, when I was growing up, who ever heard of ninjas or zombies? Nobody...)

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    I will go with Ninjas- i am not sure why- seems more noble than the others?
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    This Bear pulled the lever for pirates. That choice because of the type of socks that they wear.

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    This weekend we took Junior to the Michigan Pirate Festival. I now regret voting for ninjas. I'm now realise pirates are far and away the coolest.

    Seems many of the participants are ren faire retreads and just swap out a few minor garment changes and get their 'aaaargh' on. Junior really enjoyed the games (foam sword fighting, does it get any funner?) and dad enjoyed some of the pirate wench costumes

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    This weekend we took Junior to the Michigan Pirate Festival. I now regret voting for ninjas. I'm now realise pirates are far and away the coolest.

    Seems many of the participants are ren faire retreads and just swap out a few minor garment changes and get their 'aaaargh' on. Junior really enjoyed the games (foam sword fighting, does it get any funner?) and dad enjoyed some of the pirate wench costumes
    Once TerraSapient realizes that there are monkey wenches, I'll bet she changes her vote.

    I know, I know, it's a terrible pun but it's Monday morning.
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