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Arrggh! I'm the dreaded Pirate Roberts!

By LarryD4 ·
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We've all been reading about the issues of Pirates off the African coast. The articles from various news media have described the pirates as dangerous, the pirates as brazen, but for the first time I've seen the AP actually call them by title! As if they have a location and media room to hold press conferences!

Quote from article.

MOGADISHU, Somalia ? Five of the Somali pirates who released a hijacked oil-laden Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a reported $3 million ransom after their small boat capsized, a pirate and a relative of one of the dead men said Saturday.

Pirate Daud Nure said the boat with eight people on board overturned in a storm after dozens of pirates left the Sirius Star following a two-month standoff in the Gulf of Aden that ended Friday.

Are we really in an age where we have media smart "Pirates" who have press conferences from the "Secrect Pirate Cove"??????

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by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Arrggh! I'm the dreaded P ...

How I longs for the good ol' days when pirates just took what they needed to live, traveled in large ships (rather than rubber rafts, dingys and sissy speed boats), and lived the tough life of a seaman up until the final neck tie party.<br>
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by Michael Jay In reply to Ahhhhh.....

Her's me old ship, like ye say, to the good ol days..

Arr, but it be more bout me crew, ahh the mates..

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Nice boat

by Jacky Howe In reply to Ahhhhh....
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MJ -- You are the Master indeed

by w2ktechman In reply to Ahhhhh....

I want your ship, and more importantly -- the crew to go with it.

I see a DUEL coming soon

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Ooh, ooh, ooh

by NickNielsen In reply to Ahhhhh....

Arr, but it be more bout me crew, ahh the mates..

I've been told many times to never volunteer, but in this case I'll make an the mates need a mate?

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Once I hi-jack the boat and crew

by w2ktechman In reply to Ooh, ooh, ooh

from MJ, I will be glad to charge for a tour/small cruise for anyone who wants to take advantage of the opportunity

I may also add a small band of oriental illegals (to do whatever I say) to the drew list.
and I may just need to add a few more rooms.

Hmmm, better yet, I need to steal a tanker sized ship and use that instead...

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No need for a fight

by Michael Jay In reply to Once I hi-jack the boat a ...

as it is only the crew and myself I could use some help.

They are wearing me out.

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That's not fair

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Ahhhhh....

A captain should be in possession of only one pirate chest at a time.
That's cheating.

But I have to admire a man who does such a good job of collecting such a large sum of booty.

and it did my heart good to hear one of your mates singing...
"Come all ye young fellows that follow the sea,
to my way haye, **** the man down,
And pray pay attention and listen to me,
Give me some time to **** the man down."

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Maybe they'll blog and twitter

by Dr Dij In reply to Arrggh! I'm the dreaded P ...

when they take over a ship!

Can you imagine?

Coming up on a cargo ship!
I'm climbing a cargo net with knife in my mouth!

I can see a crew member typing on his iPod and ending it with LOL :)

I whack him and tie him up. He asks me to give back his iPod to use his texting - now

Another crew member find the water cannon, another finds a sonic disrupter. I'm sh***ng my pants!

I fire an RPG!
Crewman fires a gun!

We finally take over the ship and demand $20 million, in small untraceable $million dollar bills!

I guess this could go on and on...

With the crew twittering and texting back, it would practically become an EverQuest or WarCraft team war!

Maybe you could pay $20 million, like you do for a ride aboard a Russian shuttle, train virtually then actually go, like Shadow Force commando mercenary TV show on Discovery, and fight back. (you could do this a bit cheaper and get paid for it by joining your local army / navy)

Since 'Virtual Reality' is the fantization of reality into a virtual world, then the process of turning fantasies into reality would be 'Virtual Fantasy'. I.e. the concretization of virtual reality!

Wow, I've coined a new e-hype term for everyday life! Wait!! e-hype - def: a brand new term that conjures up a wondrous world where high priced consultants collect the big bux to mumble buzzwords, while occasionally saying something zen!

That means 'e-hype' is a RECURSIVE HYPE WORD! Like 'WINE' self-refers. (reefers?) (Wine Is Not an Emulator) e-hype(void, e-hype(void, e-hype(void, e-hype))))) yikes! Watch it, you'll go blind if you recurse too much, or google yourself as Marge Simpson says!

Sorry, Santee, I kept thinking up changes!

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Wait, wait!

by santeewelding In reply to Maybe they'll blog and tw ...

I'm still trying to catch up to the third or fourth paragraph!

Damn. You grab and go.

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