Made Connections

Okay, let’s draw some connections:

Perhaps the most iconic samurai movie of all time is Seven Samurai, which was made by famed Japanese film director, Akira Kurosawa.

The film later served as the inspiration for the western The Magnificent Seven, directed by John Sturges.

The writing of the The Magnificent Seven features two writers who were uncredited, both of them, coincidentally, named Walter.

Walter is often shortened to Walt.

Walt is just a letter away from ‘waltz.’

The waltz is considered a “ballroom dance.”

Dissecting that word, ballroom, into its 2 parts, we get “ball” and “room.”

If we take “ball” to mean a literal spherical ball rather than a grand party, then a “ball-room” might be what we call sports stadiums.

Those who participate in professional sports often played at the college.

Many college athletes are given scholarships. This has long been the standard for traditional sports programming, such as football, baseball, and basketball. But with the rising popularity of esports in the past several years, some colleges are offering scholarships to high-level gamers.

Many gamers enjoy fighting games, such as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Smash Brothers.

Smash Brothers assembles its characters from across the Nintendo universe.

In conclusion, Nintendo characters are samurai.

(If you’ve got a smarter way of coming to the same conclusion, please, post it in the comments.)

Super Modern Myths by Steven Lefcourt

If you’re looking for the CNet Cheapskate Mystery Box shirt, it is available until Wednesday over here.

[Imagine this first part read in the voice of a political attack ad] Steven Lefcourt. He says he’s from Vermont, but then he lives in California. And he says he’s a shirt designer, but then he designs games. Will he ever just choose something and stick to it?

[Now, normal voice] Actually, yeah. The series that these designs fit into, Modern Myths has been an ongoing concern in the shirt-o-sphere for going on 8 years now. He’s calling these ones “Super Modern Myths” because they involve Super Nintendo characters. But we think of it a little differently: they’re super because they’re by Steven Lefcourt, and he’s a super guy! Check out his Behance site for more of his work.

Made Connections

Okay, let’s draw some connections:

Perhaps the most iconic samurai movie of all time is Seven Samurai, which was made by famed Japanese film director, Akira Kurosawa.

The film later served as the inspiration for the western The Magnificent Seven, directed by John Sturges.

The writing of the The Magnificent Seven features two writers who were uncredited, both of them, coincidentally, named Walter.

Walter is often shortened to Walt.

Walt is just a letter away from ‘waltz.’

The waltz is considered a “ballroom dance.”

Dissecting that word, ballroom, into its 2 parts, we get “ball” and “room.”

If we take “ball” to mean a literal spherical ball rather than a grand party, then a “ball-room” might be what we call sports stadiums.

Those who participate in professional sports often played at the college.

Many college athletes are given scholarships. This has long been the standard for traditional sports programming, such as football, baseball, and basketball. But with the rising popularity of esports in the past several years, some colleges are offering scholarships to high-level gamers.

Many gamers enjoy fighting games, such as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Smash Brothers.

Smash Brothers assembles its characters from across the Nintendo universe.

In conclusion, Nintendo characters are samurai.

(If you’ve got a smarter way of coming to the same conclusion, please, post it in the comments.)

Which Nintendo character most closely adheres to the samurai code? (Support answers with explanations in the comments, if you want!)

  • Mario
    Mario
  • Mega Man
    Mega Man
  • Bomber Man
    Bomber Man
  • Peach
    Peach
  • Kirby
    Kirby
  • Link
    Link
  • Samus Aran
    Samus Aran
  • Someone else (comment, please!)
    Someone else (comment, please!)
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