For All True Pirates

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Hastein, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Hastein Welcome To Kampuchea Registered Senior Member

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  3. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    Uh, aren't there any younger, skinnier (childless, non-children) pirates?

    Anyways, so what do pirates do, now that the pirating is limited to computers and drugs? I mean, yes they're still fun, but still.... And why exactly do jolly people with family call themselves pirates? Pirate status comes with pirate life!
     
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  5. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Those guys are pathetic. They are as much pirate as I am the queen on England.
     
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  7. alain du hast mich Registered Senior Member

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    i believe that you will find it indubidable that i am a pirate, mateys

    so i reckon we should bow down to the ninja overlords, who are much cooler then we

    now if you'll excuse me, i shall do the honourable pirate thing, and die of scurvy
     
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  9. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Here now, this looks a little better, doesn't it?

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  10. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    Damn man, those pirates are...just not good. What about the real pirates that prey on vessels in the Pacific? Huh? Huh?
     
  11. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    You can see from the picture that those pirates don't stink (look at the womens faces).

    They are fake!
     
  12. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    They come out once a year before the hydroplane races. Adding to that ridiculousness is the annual shutting down of our freeways on a Friday and Saturday afternoon so the Blue Angels can rehearse for Sunday.

    The pirates are largely harmless, and should be held according to the standard of your average clown in such a circumstance--yes, there's much better things to do with their lives. On the other hand, people really seem to get into it. We have a Torchlight Parade and a couple of nautical parades. What really sucks is that the next Monday, all the smoking areas in all the parking garages downtown have been raided for their plastic lawn furniture.

    Yep. Hydroplanes, stunt fighters, enough boaters and idiots crammed together on the water to make me wonder about Homeland Security. (Seattle is rather exposed.) And on top of it all, a Southwest Airlines Torchlight Parade. Complete with foolish pirates.

    Read all about it.

    (Although the hydro races are pretty good. Chip Hanauer once turned the Miss Squire into toothpicks. Or was that Atlas? At any rate ... yeah. Nothing like watching a boat shatter at 100 miles an hour.)
     
  13. The Flemster Unstoppable sex machine Registered Senior Member

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    Good God Almighty.
    I always KNEW pirates were gay but looking at that picture...
    .... *shakes head*

    They look like rugger buggers, not scourges of the seven seas.
    Maybe Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil.

    Cap'n Flemster.
     
  14. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Just out of curiocity I looked for pictures of moder pirates.
    I could not dig one up, many pirates are successful or at least
    manage to flee without anyone taking a foto.

    I just found some maps showing pirate attacks in 2003.
     
  15. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    Now we're talking Dreamie.
     
  16. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    There were a few evil bastards in the lot. Makes you wonder what the whole series of things he's talking about were. The untold tale of the Seafair Pirates. Dar!

    By the way, in case you're wondering, I haven't been reading the pirates page all night long. I was shutting down some tabs and realized I still had the tab from the picture I posted above open. I read a little bit and found the quote. Ar, ya scurvy dogs!!
     
  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    It's rare that I get to make the following recommendation. But if you want to understand these pirates at all, you must drink cheap beer while listening to Jimmy Buffet for days on end with nothing but brass polish and teak oil, gasoline and cooking fuel, and, of course, the lovely-stinking head to put up with. When your life smells like waterproofing and mildew and brine and rotting kelp, well?

    We might instead say of those folks, "Some Pirates Look At Forty."
     
  18. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    Whoever made up that song 'A pirates life for me' was definatly freakin'
     
  19. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Damn it! Now look at what happened! All this time I've managed to get by with no Jimmy Buffet in my mp3 and m4a libraries. And now I can't live without "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "Son of a Son of a Sailor."

    (It's bad enough that my partner buys but never listens to certain CD's. I now have sitting in front of me a copy of Feeding Frenzy to rip to m4a. It was one of my early pot-smoking albums. I've avoided it for over ten years.

    And then somebody went and made me think of Seafair pirates. God help me if I come across her missing copy of Songs You Know by Heart (she has a thing for clearance CD's), because in the modern day, pencil-thin mustaches are definitively gay.

    I can hear Gnutella calling. Gee ... maybe I should, like, get high or something and then I'll forget about it.

    Oh, wait. It's Buffet.

    See, kids? This is what happens to you when you do drugs. (To the other, you'd never guess, unless I told you, that (A) I even have a favorite Neil Diamond song, or else (B) which one it is--hint: it's not the duet with Streisand--and that particular affectation comes from long before I ever got hooked on either politics or drugs, both of which bend your mind equally.)

    ( . . . two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket, and an autographed picture of Andy Devine; oh I could be anyone I wanted to be--maybe suave Errol Flynn or a Sheik of Araby . . .)
     
  20. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    You're losing it man! GET A GRIP! *slaps tiassa's face*
     
  21. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  22. Hastein Welcome To Kampuchea Registered Senior Member

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    Here's a picture of some modern pirates. You can only see their outline because they are so hardcore.

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    I have seen another picture of an Indochinese pirate, but he was wearing a baseball cap, which is pretty lame.
     

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