Somebody please check on Justin Wong…
You know, every once in a while you run into something on the internet that at first glance makes you think, “there’s no way this can be real!” Well, apparently this is very real, and I can’t imagine they didn’t do this on purpose.
Just yesterday, an X user discovered that there exists a gingerbread cookie kit that is themed around them being ninjas. This Christmas-themed treat has these gingerbread men (or “ninjabread” as they’re called) posed in fighting stances, and smack-dab on the cover are two ninja cookies fighting it out in the exact iconic pose from Evo Moment 37.
X (formerly known as Twitter) user SaturnBravo shared a photo of the kit on the social media platform yesterday and was as surprised to see it as we were. “HE’S DOING THE F***ING DAIGO PARRY,” 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 their legs planted firmly on the ground as they hold up a hand to deflect the kick. Granted, these could very well be seen as standard cliche ninja fighting poses, but come on… There’s no way this wasn’t done on purpose. I refuse to believe it!
We have seen Evo Moment 37 recreated in so many different things at this point, and hilariously, it feels like the legendary parry has been popping up in Justin Wong’s life a lot over the last year or so. It has become a bit of a running gag that JWong is haunted by this moment (which he has fully embraced), and we’ve even seen Justin playing Street Fighter 3 Third Strike and trying to test opponents to see if they can pull off the sequence themselves in a real match.
Naturally, the ninjabread Evo Moment 37 found its way to Justin’s timeline, and he quote retweeted it with his reaction.
“NAH NO WAY THIS IS REAL… YALL TROLLING ME,” wrote Justin Wong on X. From what we can tell, it is real, and it’s spectacular.
The Evo Moment 37 gingerbread cookie kit is made by a company called Brand Castle and more information about it can be viewed on their website. If you want to buy it for yourself, you can find it on online retailer websites like Amazon and Walmart for between $15 – $20 USD.
We have covered the specifics of Evo Moment 37 about a thousand times here on EventHubs by now, but if you don’t know what it 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 attempted to use one of Chun-Li’s supers against Daigo’s Ken to inflict chip damage and take the last bit of health Daigo had left for the win.
In an unexpected turn of events, though, Daigo used the game’s parry mechanic to deflect every single hit of the super (which saved him from taking any damage), then proceeded to land a devastating jump in combo to turn the tides and win the round for himself.
The image of Ken parrying Chun-Li’s kick is burned into the brains of fighting game community members everywhere. Now, apparently that same image is on the cover of a gingerbread cookie kit.
NAH NO WAY THIS IS REAL… YALL TROLLING ME https://t.co/pWCBYNoUEU
— Justin Wong (@JWonggg) November 1, 2023