This is possibly the most awesome news story I’ve read this year: Stallman Attacked by Ninjas. Yes, folks, Richard M. Stallman, known to several as the founder and leader of the Free Software Movement, was attacked by ninjas while taking the stage to give a speech at Yale.
Now, for the bad news: they weren’t real ninjas, and they weren’t trying to hurt him. Turns out, it was just some pranksters acting out one of my favorite web comics.
From the Yale Daily News: Before the debate began, four student pranksters dressed in ninja garb jumped in front of Stallman as he prepared to take the stage. After posing for pictures with him, they ran out of the room amid audience laughter. The prank was inspired by an XKCD.com comic depicting a failed assassination attempt on Stallman by four masked men from Microsoft.