Monday, April 21, 2008

That is so 400 years ago

Some people think they want to be a pirate.  That can be more than a pipe dream or a day in September when you say arrr.  To make your dreams come true, just take a boat to Somalia:

Piracy was up 20 percent in the first three months of 2008, and attacks show no signs of subsiding in April. As usual, the waters off Somalia’s coast are a hot spot . . . .

You'll probably get impressed

Or if you'd rather be Sir Francis Drake, the Dutch Navy is escorting UN aid ships while the French and Spanish Navies are working on freeing hijacked ships.

You, too, can live a life at sea, where every one of us has all he needs.  Sky of blue and sea of green . . .


Yee said...

I don't know. Being a pirate at any time would kind of suck. 400 years ago it was all about rickety ships, malnutrition and really rotten odds of surviving past 30. Nowadays it's all about drugs and heavy artillery and really rotten odds of surviving past 30. I pick neither.

I want to be a ninja.

Jeremy Masten said...

Yeah, but do they have an International Talk Like a Ninja Day?

I want to be the Dread Pirate Roberts.