OK, I know pirates aren't really funny, but ...

... this article is almost Onion newsworthy.

It includes some great quotes by Secretary of State Clinton:

"Apparently, the lifeboat has run out of gas;" and "The world must come together to end the scourge of piracy."

Another article contains this helpful piece of advice:

"Action to evade pirates usually consists of steaming the ship under attack at full speed, making quick and unpredictable course changes, and blasting the ship's fire hoses at points on the hull where the pirates might try to throw grappling hooks and ladders."

Just in case you're ever being chased by pirates.

And this article reports officially that "the pirates were in a 'very, very tight spot,'" according to "piracy expert Roger Middleton of the London based think tank Chatham house." (What? A piracy expert from a London based think tank??? And that's the best he could come up with????)


Janine the Bean said...

Yeah, that is really funny. I agree.

Since my boys are obsessed with pirates, I told them a bit about the pirate episodes happening today. Aidan was shocked to hear that there were still pirates around.

Dominic's comment: "But there aren't oceans by Oregon."

JJ and I laughed. He was a bit worried the pirates were coming to get us.

Janine the Bean said...

You should point this out to the Onion folks. I'm sure they could come up with a great spoof on what to do if you're being attacked by pirates.

Leah said...

if you can't beat em, join em. Eye patches work with any outfit.