Pharyngula

Peak Piratery?

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Please, say it ain’t so. We’ve just put up the pirate flag on our house.

Comments

  1. #1 just john
    August 21, 2006

    So who do we invade to ensure a steady supply of the pirates we need?

  2. #2 Bronze Dog
    August 21, 2006

    This may spell doom for our efforts to reduce global warming…

  3. #3 Rich
    August 21, 2006

    Shouldn’t it be “piracy”?

  4. #4 Wally Whateley
    August 21, 2006

    Shouldn’t it be “piracy”?

    Nah, “Piracy” is what pirates do. “Piratery” is what non-pirates who think pirates are cool do.

    * Attacking a ship and illegally seizing its cargo = Piracy.
    * Flying a jolly roger from your house and saying “Arrrr!” = Piratery.

  5. #5 Doc Bill
    August 21, 2006

    I thought everybody had a pirate flag. I hung mine in my office when I was the UNIX Supervisor, as a fair warning to my inferior Windows Administrators.

  6. #6 Neutral Observer
    August 21, 2006

    Just remember not to fly it in Winter, otherwise your timbers may shiver.

  7. #7 Mena
    August 21, 2006

    Damn this thread and damn Sir William and Sir Arthur for getting this firmly embedded in my brain:
    http://math.boisestate.edu/GaS/pirates/web_op/pirates25.html
    Arrrg?

  8. #8 Martin Christensen
    August 21, 2006

    I thought everybody had a pirate flag. I hung mine in my office when I was the UNIX Supervisor, as a fair warning to my inferior Windows Administrators.

    I have a new hero! Indeed the mark of a true BOFH.

    Martin

  9. #9 Castaa
    August 21, 2006

    Peak pirate. That’s funny but a thought provoking theory. I say yes we have. We passed peak pirate the weekend after that Pirate movie opened this summer.

    Only the turn of FSM Himself could return us to such highs.

  10. #10 Jonathan Badger
    August 21, 2006

    I wonder if this will affect the chances of Piratz Tavern, a pub about to open in suburban Washington, DC. Of course even at the supposed peak of piratery, everybody I mention it to thinks it’s a dumb idea which is doomed, even though *I* want to go there when it opens.

  11. #11 oldhippie
    August 21, 2006

    I think the way current laws are, that if you flew that from a boat you could be attacked and taken as a prize….

  12. #12 G. Tingey
    August 22, 2006

    A true pirate was Captain Nancy Blackett ( Amazon Pirate ) – who went so far as to tip her IUncle the Black spot …..

    “Titty” Altounyan died last year, aged (I think) 87 …..

  13. #13 CCP
    August 22, 2006

    I’m more-or-less down with the FSM and all, but I have to get this off my (live man’s, heh) chest:
    I don’t get the pirate thing.

  14. #14 Keith Douglas
    August 23, 2006

    CCP: As an amused outsider, all it seems to be is making use of a conjunctive fallacy to create more humour: pirates are cool; the FSM is cool; therefore, wouldn’t the FSM be cooler if it was involved with pirates some how?

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