Thursday, April 09, 2009

Admit it...you laughed.



When you first heard that a United States ship was hijacked by pirates you kinda laughed.

There is just something about pirates attacking a US ship that is funny.

17 comments:

Sparkle Plenty said...

1) If the pirates looked like that, I suspect the crew would not have bothered to retake the ship.

2) Trouble with today's pirates is they don't swashbuckle anymore. Back in my day, they swashbuckled.

Lois Lane said...

After Jak-El heard them talking about pirates on NPR on the car radio last night, I had a long weird conversation with the kids about the fact that yes, pirates are real, but they don't have eye patches and parrots and go "arrragh" al the time.

Lois Lane said...

YES! More swashes should be buckled! And more buckles should be swashed! Or something.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Righty-o, Lois! If they kept busy buckling their swashes and making their hair look like Johnny Depp's we wouldn't be in this pickle. Plus: Parrot grooming. Pirates need hobbies like that to keep their moods light.

(It was also better when they wore those thigh-high swashbuckly boots--they couldn't run as fast.)

Cake said...

"they don't have eye patches and parrots and go "arrragh""

AWWWW LOIS! Next you'll be telling me there's no Santa!

One-eyed Santa said...

I need an eyepatch!

The Beatles said...

Happiness is a Warm Grog

Bootleg Beatles said...

Back in the USSARRRRRRHHHH!

Lois Lane said...

Cake, I'm sorry! I was just kidding! Of *course* they have eye patches and parrots and go arrragh.

::runs off to put on bunny costume and hide eggs in Cake's yard::

Blackbeard's Beatle said...

1) I Wanna Hold Your Hook

2) Sgt. Peglegs Lonely ARRRRRTS Club Band

barney frank said...

Sparkle,
"we wouldn't be in this pickle."

Are you making a reference to "pickle pirates?"

maddog said...

Pirates are angry folk. With most modern vessels made of metal or some space-age polymer, there are no timbers left to shiver.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Hi, Barney! Yep. That is exactly what I mean. Pickle Pirates! Where is Possible Possum when we need him most?

http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon_synopsis/19816-Pickle_Pirate.html

Sparkle Plenty said...

Exactly, Maddog: The roger is no longer jolly. I blame the grog shortage.

Cake said...

I think I'm going to make a list of posts that lure Maddog out...and then do The Perfect Blog. *evil laughter*

Sparkle Plenty said...

Man, that sounds like some heavy-duty research is on deck, yer royal cakiness!

This is the only head start I can provide:
Rootin' Tootin' Putin
Patriots
Chowder Cannons (this might involve pickle pirates...not sure)
Decoupage
Portmanteau words
WW II
The Chopsocky

These are all wild guesses that have nothing to do with going through IANO's archives because I'm avoiding working at the moment. Also: I do not think that pie or butternut squash will lure him.

Canadian Bake-Tress said...

I was mostly disappointed that the prisoners were let free on a LIFE BOAT! WTF?! and they were given food and water?

Sounds like some kind of pansy pirate to me. Didn't even make 'em walk the plank, for shame.