Someone check out Justin Wong…
You know, every once in a while you come across something on the internet that at first glance makes you think, “This can’t be real!” Well, apparently it’s very real and I can’t imagine they didn’t do it on purpose.
Just yesterday, user X discovered that there is a set of gingerbread cookies that are themed around being ninjas. This Christmas treat has these gingerbread men (or “ninjabread” as they’re called) posing in fighting stances, and the cover features two ninja cookies battling it out in the exact iconic pose from Evo Moment 37.
User X (formerly known as Twitter) SaturnBravo shared a photo of the kit on the social media platform yesterday and was as surprised to see it as we were. “DAIGO PARRY PRETENDS,” they wrote in the post, and honestly… they’re not wrong.
The cover shows one ninjabread cookie throwing a high kick while the other ninja stands with his feet firmly on the ground and holds his hand up to deflect the kick. Granted, this could very well be seen as a standard cliche ninja fighting pose, but come on… There’s no way that wasn’t done on purpose. I refuse to believe it!
We’ve seen the Evo Moment 37 recreated in a lot of different things at this point, and it’s hilarious that it looks like the legendary rebounder has been popping up in Justin Wong’s life a lot over the past year. JWong’s pursuit of the moment (which he fully embraced) became a bit of a running gag, and we even got to see Justin playing Street Fighter 3 Third Strike and trying to test opponents to see if they could handle the sequence in a real match.
Naturally, Ninjabread Evo Moment 37 found its way onto Justin’s timeline and he quoted it and retweeted it with his reaction.
“DON’T IT’S REAL…YALL TROLLING ME,” wrote Justin Wong on X. From what we can tell, it’s real and it’s spectacular.
The set of gingerbread cookies Evo Moment 37 is produced by the so-called Brand Castle and you can find more information about it on their website. If you want to buy one for yourself, you can find it on the websites of online retailers like Amazon and Walmart for $15 to $20.
We’ve covered the specifics Evo Moment 37 about a thousand times here on EventHubs, but if you don’t know what that is, here’s the gist. Fighting game legends Justin Wong and BST|Daigo Umehara faced off in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike at a major tournament (Evo 2004) and during one round, Justin tried to use one of Chun-Li’s supers against Daigo Ken to deal token damage and take the last the bit of health Daigo had left to win.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, Daigo used the game’s parry mechanic to parry every single super hit (which saved him from any damage), then proceeded to do a devastating jump combo to turn the tide and win the round. for him.
The image of Ken parrying Chun-Li’s kick is burned into the brains of members of the fighting game community around the world. Now apparently the same image is on the packaging of a set of gingerbread cookies.
NO, NEVER, THIS IS REAL…YOU ARE TROLLING ME https://t.co/pWCBYNoUEU
— Justin Wong (@JWonggg) November 1, 2023