Saturday, September 19, 2009

talk like a pirate day

Ahoy, me hearties.
Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day, Arrr!
mashable has some info

Then there is the official talk like a pirate site.

We were out on Lake Couchiching on Labour Day weekend and there was a boat load of people racing around with pirate hats and eye patches.

Of course, this does not minimize the very real danger of pirates. The Associated Press reports:
Piracy has flourished off the coast of Somalia, which has not had an effective government since 1991, allowing brigands to operate freely along Somalia's 1,900-mile (3,060-kilometer) coastline.

So far this year, 156 ships, including the North Korean vessel, have been attacked off Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

Thirty-two have been hijacked, and five remain in pirate hands along with 102 crew members

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