Every once in a while, there comes along an issue that is so divisive, so polarizing, that people cannot see eye-to-eye on the matter. It creates a "with us or against us" mentality that hasn't been seen since McCarthyism. Just to think about it makes the blood pressure spike on both sides of the argument, and to even dare to bring it up in mixed company is tantamount to asking for things to get ugly. It can turn friends into enemies, and break up families better than giving them their own reality show series ever could. And to think; all of this heartbreak and headache over a simple question as to who is superior--pirates or ninja?
Why, what did you think I was talking about? C'mon, people: this is a hat blog. Like I was even going to go there. Now please, put the pitchforks down. You're scaring the children.
Yes, this debate has torn apart much of geekdom, and while I have to admit that I am somewhat biased towards pirates, I have to say that there is something to be said for ninja. Particularly when crossed with bunnies, as the below picture will illustrate.
See that? That's a ninja bunny hat, as modeled by my lovely housemate, Rufus. Not only does it have long, lop-like ears for added cuteness, but the ears can be wrapped around the face and head for maximum warmth without having to mess with additional winter garb (in other words, scarves.) Just grab the hat, and you're set!
Granted, I don't know much about ninja, but I have a feeling they would approve of such a hat, which means that ninja can't be all bad. Be that as it may, I'm not going to change my affiliation just yet. PIRATES FOR LIFE!