Steve Jobs: American Ninja
UPDATE: Crap! Apple actually has released a statement saying this never happened.
Faithful Macenstein reader Xber Druid points us to an article that is so awesome, so utterly rich in the potential to become part of Steve Jobs’ folklore that I don’t even care if it’s true, I’m going to say it is. It just HAS to be.
According to the Japanese Magazine Spa!, Steve Jobs and his family made a spur of the moment trip to Japan aboard Steve’s private jet this July, presumably to indulge in the country’s rich history of insane gameshows. While there, Steve did a little sight seeing, got Makoto Nagano‘s autograph from Ninja Warrior, battled Mothra etc. – the usual touristy stuff.
So where’s the story? Well, apparently Steve also did a little shopping, of the Ninja variety. Spa!’s sources claim that not only did Steve pick up a Shuriken (throwing star) or two, but said Shurikens were actually taken from him from by customs officials as he attempted to board his own plane at Kansai Internaional Airport.
As if envisioning Steve in full Ninja garb, running around his house isn’t awesome enough, he allegedly threw a minor hissy fit at the airport, rightly pointing out “Who would be so stupid as to commit terrorism on their own jet?!” and “I’ll never come to a country like this again!”
Please let this be true… Please. I’ll even take half true.