Quaker has come out with the results of a survey they conducted with kids, showing that 83% of them “think it would be fun to be a pirate.” This to celebrate the return of Jean LaFoote (no doubt because we summoned him back from the Phantom Zone via the Film Fests like we did with another nefarious food-shilling creature of evil). The commercial is to remind you who the hell he is, naturally.
There’s also some good news for those of us who fear that childhood imagination is dead these days:
According to the survey, nine out of 10 kids say imagining and creating their own adventures is one of their favorite activities.
[ad#longpost]So maybe there’s hope. In fact, in order to explain why LaFoote suddenly appeared again after twenty years (since our involvement is classified–I’m sure you won’t tell anyone), they’re doing a contest, giving kids 250 words to explain what happened to him. There’s prizes and stuff, go check out their site for more info.
What I’d just like to point out here is that a lot of our readers might be asking themselves: 83% think it would be fun to be a pirate? What about the ninja wannabes?
Well, if they are well-trained, they would align themselves with the pirate wannabes for stealth reasons. When the time was right, that 83% would find themselves at 41%…and outnumbered by deadly, black blurs.