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Monday, September 19, 2005

Bad Timing By Hollywood

Why, of all days, would six major movie studios choose to announce a big anti-piracy campaign on Talk Like A Pirate Day?
Piracy was occasionally a popular subject on the boats. I used to be a big fan of the concept of turning to piracy (boarding cruise ships and taking the money and valuables from passengers) as a way of paying for expensive repair parts. And all the nukes who were standing bridge phonetalker or throttleman used to love to come to the "Pirating" (Piloting) briefs for underways or landings. Argghhh, matey! Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

Going deep...

Update 0932 20 Sep: Ninme celebrated "Talk Like A Pirate Day" here and here.

3 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

Arr... Like the Royal Navy used to do with the French! Brilliant! Arrr...

9/19/2005 5:37 PM

 
Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

We used to discuss what difference, if any, we had from privateers.

The JO-collective almost got a Jolly Roger hoisted on #2 scope, but someone snitched and the XO "stored" the flag in his stateroom. *sigh* Imagine pulling into France with that flying =)

9/19/2005 6:21 PM

 
Blogger half said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War

Peek at HMS Conqueror on the right... it's flying the JR.

9/20/2005 10:05 AM

 

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