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    And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Anyone else keeping up with the pirates off the coast of Somalia?

    Clearly it's a serious situation. But I must admit, part of me is happy to know that there are still pirates sailing the 7 seas.

    This story, though, troubles me.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa...ref=newssearch

    Specifically, this is the bothersome part:

    "Another attack was foiled because the pirates were badly prepared: The ladder they had brought to climb on to the ship was too short."

    The ladder was too short?

    What kind of panty-waist pirates do we have out there these days? I thought pirates were supposed to swing from ropes and scale the sides of hijacked ships with their bare hands & daggers in their mouths.

    I hope the international governing body of pirates calls for a full-blown investigation. The fact that something as mundane as an inadequate ladder prevented pilaging, plundering, and swashbuckling should be a black eye to pirates everywhere.

    If you want to be a pirate, then by God be a pirate. Otherwise, turn in your Jolly Roger flag and step to the side.

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Pirates! Argghhhh!
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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Ladder too short?

    .... amateur hour...

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Maybe they're run by the same people who run the baseball franchise in Pittsburgh?

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Maybe they're run by the same people who run the baseball franchise in Pittsburgh?
    Or the football franchise in Cincinnati.

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    I think it's amusing that these pirates are getting sick and dying on the Iranian ship (if, in fact, this story is true, which is not confirmed). Oops, wrong ship!
    Last edited by Boston Red; 10-06-2008 at 02:45 PM.

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    Or the football franchise in Cincinnati.
    Well, yes, in terms of ineptness, but the football franchise in Cincinnati is named the Bengals, so it doesn't fit as well as "Pirates".

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    What would Jack Sparrow say?
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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Well, yes, in terms of ineptness, but the football franchise in Cincinnati is named the Bengals, so it doesn't fit as well as "Pirates".
    Mike Brown has been raping and pillaging the city of Cincinnati for some time now ... I'd say he qualifies as a pirate.

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    This has been happening for a while. I remember this story from last year, when a cruise ship had to fend off a pirate attack with some kind of sonic weapon. Being on a ship boarded by pirates would probably take the fun out of a cruise vacation in a big way.

    Before you get all romantic about this, consider that nowadays "they're attacking ships packed with food aid, rather than gold and treasure."
    /r/reds

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Well, yes, in terms of ineptness, but the football franchise in Cincinnati is named the Bengals, so it doesn't fit as well as "Pirates".
    The Bengals players certainly act like pirates...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: And they call themselves "Pirates"?

    Pirates demanding 20 mil while sitting on a ton of munitions.

    I still say one precisely place rocket takes care of two problems.

    And no, I'm not talking about the Bengals..... though that may work too.
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