Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Where Are They Now?

I so liked Devo and Ninjas in my youth; what has become of them? The members of Devo make soundtracks for television shows, and the ninja are hyped by every manic children's TV cartoon, but understood by none. My childhood friends and I studied the ninja assiduously, though materials were scarce. Devo were mutant weirdo heros, to be admired without emulation. Maybe Devo were ninjas, and those strange, conical plastic hats they wore were actually a sophisticated and deadly projectile. Or maybe the secret ninja clans are replenishing their numbers as we speak, performing their ancient training rituals in mountaintop bunkers to a Best of Devo soundtrack...

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