Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Anyone else finding these daily "Pirates hijack ship in the Red Sea" stories a bit unnerving? I mean, I just read that Somali pirates tried to hijack a passenger liner!


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Blogger DED said...

Compared to the pirates in DC, no.

In all seriousness, piracy in that region has been going on for decades. It just hasn't been as brazen as in the last two years. I'm sure some hawks will use it as an excuse to expand the Navy, though the Indian Navy proved that that isn't necessary.

10:44 AM  
Blogger George said...

The good news is we will soon have global warming under control.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I loved this post about it from over at Kung Fu Monkey.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

What, you're not amused by an archaic form of criminal behavior making a return thanks to the destabilization in Somalia?

9:56 AM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

I blame the NFL. Not one, but two pirate themed teams.

How can you blame the pirates for acting this way when the NFL is glorifying such activity?

10:12 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I blame the NFL

Individual players, too. Like ones with peg-legs because of, um, shooting accidents.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

Smitty FTW.

2:08 AM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

I confess to having to consult the nfl.com list of teams to come up with the non-Buccaneers pirate team...

I almost went Vikings...then I saw the patch.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Yeah, since Al Davis resembles a vampire these days, it's hard to remember his team has a pirate on its logo.

And that was a good one, Smitty.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

The increase in piracy just proves that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is gaining new adherents.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Not sure I see the connection between the FSM and pirates, but how can a mere mortal such as myself understand the mysterious ways if his (its?) noodly appendages?

7:11 AM  

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