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It bae the year of the Pirate!(NC State Pirate Candidate Wins, Arrrr!)
Tecnician online ^ | 4/14/05 | Tyler Dukes

Posted on 04/14/2005 1:20:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase

The Senate Chambers in Witherspoon Student Center were overrun Wednesday night with the ever-expanding ranks of scurvy dogs and scalawags as Elections Commission Chair Bonnie Pierson revealed the results of the remaining offices of the 2005 Spring General Election.

Although candidate Will Quick almost doubled his votes from last week's election, Whil "The Pirate Captain" Piavis clinched victory in the runoff for the position of student body president.

Student Senate President candidate Forrest Hinton was also elected, along with Senior Class President candidate Carla Babb, who triumphed over Hisham Salama by a mere 32 votes.

Quick's small show of supporters, consisting largely of Student Government members, were confined to the corners of the chambers by the large crowd of pirate enthusiasts, who chanted and cheered to Pierson's announcement.

During a short speech to dissenters and supporters alike, Piavis revealed his real name and declared that during "The Year of the Pirate," his main focus would be getting the students involved with Student Government.

"We're quickly goin' to bae getting our plank started, get the simple things out of the way," Piavis said. "Then we'll bae working on getting the Senate out to the students and out to the college councils."

Although many of his opponents claim that he is making a mockery of the Student Government's highest position, Piavis asserts he is serious about his role, gimmicks aside.

"This simply bae a way to get people to pay attention and get involved," Piavis said. "We're not a group that bae full of ourselves. We bae out here for the students."

Piavis faces staunch opposition from members of Student Government, who according to Quick, "weren't looking forward to working with The Pirate Captain." Quick said this has the potential to harm Piavis' work throughout his term.

"[Student Government's] overall goal is to get as much accomplished as we can," Quick said. "I hope that the perception I got from the beginning is somewhat changed [soon]."

Piavis said however, that he wasn't worried about winning their favor, pointing out that many new Senators will be entering Student Government over the course of next semester.

"We're liking the fact that most of the Senate are new scrogs," the Captain said. "Me hopes the rest bae coming around. [Our crew] not bae a bad lot."

Despite Piavis' popularity on campus as the Captain, Quick did mention concern for the perception of the University on a larger scale.

"Outside of campus, I don't know what this will do to our reputation and our effectiveness as Student Government," Quick said. "I'll be tuned in as closely as anyone else."

According to Hinton, who defeated candidate Tommy Ozbolt 59 to 41 percent, Piavis has already achieved one of his goals. An astounding 25.7 percent of the student body visited the polls during the runoffs, a number which exceeded even Pierson's expectations.

"We owe it to The Pirate Captain for getting students involved," Hinton said. "What I really want is that same 25 percent to stay involved with Student Government all year."

Ozbolt said he was thrilled that Piavis won, citing him as "the last chance Student Government had for change."

"If they would have elected the 'Tony Ticket,' it would have been the same old crap with a bunch of elitists walking around in suits," Ozbolt said. "He's the radical reform we've been pushing for."

Hinton said he would be willing to work with Piavis the same as any other candidate and said he looked forward to doing extensive work with the Senate.

"We have to fix the structure of Senate," Hinton said.

As for the dissenting view of Piavis in the eyes of many Senators, Hinton said he would have none of it. According to Hinton, "The Pirate Captain won fair and square."

"I support the decision of the students," Hinton said. "They watched and made an educated decision."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: arrr; ecu; pirate; pirates
Arrr Matey!

I wonder if ECU is going to start having identity problems?

1 posted on 04/14/2005 1:20:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Constitution Day

NC ping, ARRR!


2 posted on 04/14/2005 1:21:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Ahoy, matey!  Should we all be talkin' like pirates on this here thread?

 Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

3 posted on 04/14/2005 1:21:41 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Rebelbase

Arrrrgh!


4 posted on 04/14/2005 1:23:18 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Owl_Eagle
What's a pirate's favorite band?

CCaaar!
5 posted on 04/14/2005 1:24:12 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Pray for us all.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Arrr if thar be some scurvy dogs usin the King's Engligh send em' to the plank!


6 posted on 04/14/2005 1:24:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Is it just me, or does the opponent, Quick, sound like a weasel and a dork? Maybe he can run for Massachusetts senator in a few years.


7 posted on 04/14/2005 1:26:15 PM PDT by ikka
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To: SandyInSeattle
Arr, ye lubber! 'Tis still foive months to National Talk Like A Pirate Day. We be splicing the mainbrace a bit early, but a tot o' rum's always in order, m'lad!

Accent? What accent?

8 posted on 04/14/2005 1:26:18 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Rebelbase
I wonder if ECU is going to start having identity problems?
Nah. They won't be sober enough to know what's going on.
9 posted on 04/14/2005 1:27:39 PM PDT by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus)
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To: Rebelbase
Okracoke Wolfpack bump
10 posted on 04/14/2005 1:28:18 PM PDT by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Arrrr, where's me bird?


11 posted on 04/14/2005 1:28:31 PM PDT by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: Billthedrill

Methinks the rum be flowin' early, matey!


12 posted on 04/14/2005 1:33:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: SandyInSeattle

September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day - http://www.talklikeapirate.com/


13 posted on 04/14/2005 1:38:40 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Rebelbase
I am reminded of a cartoon in Playboy two decades ago. Two sailors were sitting on a wall at the dock, talking, as another man was walking by. The other man had two peg legs, patches on both eyes, and a parrot on each shoulder.

The caption read, "He's a pirate's pirate."

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Billybob's Speech for FR's March for Justice II"

14 posted on 04/14/2005 1:39:46 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Proud to be a FORMER member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court since July, 2004.)
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To: Rebelbase
...along with Senior Class President candidate Carla Babb, who triumphed over Hisham Salama by a mere 32 votes.

Out of how many total votes? When I went to college only about 43, 44 students even bothered to vote in these things.

15 posted on 04/14/2005 1:41:53 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Rebelbase
Mind you keep a civil tongue in yer head when talkin' to the Captain, matey!

Obscure Bob & Ray reference...
16 posted on 04/14/2005 1:44:24 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Rebelbase
"[Student Government's] overall goal is to get as much accomplished as we can," Quick said.

Yeah, like "ending racism" and "embracing diversity".

17 posted on 04/14/2005 1:46:48 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Rebelbase
They’ve got a chain of restaurants here called “Joe’s” (I guess, the signs on the buildings say “Eat at Joe’s.”). They do goofy crap when someone has a birthday.

One guy had to put on a pirate hat and as the people sang happy birthday they’d occasionally stop and he’d have to say “Arrr, it’s me birthday.”

Also I recall that occasionally they turn on a disco ball and all the waiters/waitresses have to get up and perform “YMCA.”

On a ~$35 check I left our waitress a $20 tip. That was my unspoken acknowledgement that yes, honey, I’ve had crappy jobs too.

18 posted on 04/14/2005 2:00:33 PM PDT by Who dat?
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To: Rebelbase
Maybe they're going to make Herb Sendek walk the plank.
19 posted on 04/14/2005 2:26:59 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (UNC Tar Heels: NCAA Basketball Champions 1957/1982/1993/2005)
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To: Rebelbase

this is awesome. When I was in college (Notre Dame) I never voted in any student govt election (except for a dorm one where my roomie was running for dorm senator). Had a pirate run for office, I definitely would've made the effort to go to the polls.


20 posted on 04/14/2005 2:52:31 PM PDT by sassbox
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To: Owl_Eagle
Should we all be talkin' like pirates on this here thread?

Aye, I be thinkin' that would be the appropriate course o' action.

21 posted on 04/14/2005 3:39:59 PM PDT by FierceDraka (The Democratic Party - Aiding and Abetting The Enemies of America Since 1968)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Methinks the rum be flowin' early, matey!

'Tis ne'er too early for a splash o' the grog. Wi' a twist o' lime ta be preventin' the scurvy.

We be wantin' our hardies ta be healthy an' strong when we be boardin' yon Spanish treasure ships ta loot the booty an' send yon Dagoes down ta Davey Jones' locker!

Unfurl the main'sl, raise the Jolly Roger, load the cannons and pistols, grab ye cutlasses, an' do 'em the dirty, lads!

22 posted on 04/14/2005 3:45:21 PM PDT by FierceDraka (The Democratic Party - Aiding and Abetting The Enemies of America Since 1968)
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To: Rebelbase
Official NCSU Pirate Captain home page

Arrr!

23 posted on 04/14/2005 5:18:45 PM PDT by Be Free
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To: Rebelbase
Aye.....'tis a brae victory fer tha Pirate lad, to be sure.

(What....there are Irish pirates....)
24 posted on 04/14/2005 6:17:42 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (“When you’re hungry, you eat; when you’re a frog, you leap; if you’re scared, get a dog.”)
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To: Rebelbase

Things have certainly changed at my Alma Mater in the 35 years since I left her!

25 posted on 04/14/2005 6:50:13 PM PDT by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: Rebelbase


"Cap'n" Piavis, if that be yer real name, you may be student body president, but you're no pirate, that's for damn sure. For one thing, ye appear sober. And for another, ye can't accessorize worth a damn.
26 posted on 04/14/2005 7:12:16 PM PDT by Xenalyte (It's a Zen thing, you know, like how many babies fit in a tire.)
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To: Rebelbase
This year, we takes ECU. Year hence, e's goin' up agin Thin Liddy, the weakest wench what ever sailed the Senate Seas! Thar she blows!

AARRRRRRGGGGH! Forgot to mail me taxes, I did!

27 posted on 04/14/2005 8:16:32 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The South will rise again? Hell, we ever get states' rights firmly back in place, the CSA has risen!)
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To: Xenalyte

28 posted on 04/14/2005 8:33:20 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The South will rise again? Hell, we ever get states' rights firmly back in place, the CSA has risen!)
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To: TaxRelief; Alia; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; A2J; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; ...

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail Constitution Day, TaxRelief OR Alia if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.

29 posted on 04/15/2005 5:04:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day (We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment.)
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To: Rebelbase

Ahoy, me hearty!

I bae late for the ping.
I were carousin' and gallivantin' about yon mainland yestereen.


30 posted on 04/15/2005 5:18:43 AM PDT by Constitution Day (We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment.)
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To: Rebelbase; Cagey; Tijeras_Slim; theDentist; The Red Baron; general_re; secret garden; TheBigB; ...
One-time only ping for those who responded to the original thread:

'Pirate' On Ballot For Student Body President At N.C. State

31 posted on 04/15/2005 5:28:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day (We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment.)
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To: Constitution Day

Arrrr! Tis a Pirates Ping now is it? Aye be much obliged to ye matey!


32 posted on 04/15/2005 5:47:09 AM PDT by The Red Baron
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To: Rebelbase
"I wonder if ECU is going to start having identity problems?"

Identity problems? The Wufpack are emulating me mateys in Greenville and you're worried about ECU identity problems? Dang! That's sure a silly way of turning things around.

33 posted on 04/15/2005 5:47:45 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Rebelbase

Stand, fast and prepare to be run through!
34 posted on 04/15/2005 5:52:18 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
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To: Constitution Day

There'll be extra rum in ye tankard tonight. Arrrgghhh, thanks for the ping, matey.


35 posted on 04/15/2005 5:53:04 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
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To: Constitution Day

36 posted on 04/15/2005 6:03:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (UnnnghConscious)
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To: martin_fierro
Shouldn't that be "ARRRRR" here?

;^)

37 posted on 04/15/2005 6:10:42 AM PDT by Constitution Day (We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment.)
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To: Rebelbase

Uh-oh. MN elected Jesse Ventura because they wanted something "different".


38 posted on 04/15/2005 6:10:44 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: Constitution Day; Rebelbase; MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido

"Yeah, see, I think people want to look like pirates. You know, it's the right time for it.. to be all puffy, and devil-may-care.."

39 posted on 04/15/2005 6:14:40 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Cagey

Looks like they made yer image walk the plank, matey!


40 posted on 04/15/2005 6:20:33 AM PDT by Constitution Day (We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment.)
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To: Constitution Day
Hahahaha. So, they did, the vermin!
41 posted on 04/15/2005 6:21:34 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Constitution Day

Thanks for the ping, I was wondering if he got elected!


42 posted on 04/15/2005 7:02:37 AM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: Xenalyte
Sit down, honey. No one has an eye for details like...

Captain JEZEBEL JACK!!

43 posted on 04/15/2005 7:44:22 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (I considered getting highlights; but my smugness is easier to maintain.)
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To: Grannyx4

"Give me a ping, Vasilly; One ping only, please."


44 posted on 04/15/2005 7:52:25 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (I considered getting highlights; but my smugness is easier to maintain.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Oh, my word. He has that Sparrow upstart beat seven ways to Sunday.

(BTW, do my eyes deceive me, or is that my pet Tim Curry?)


45 posted on 04/15/2005 7:59:14 AM PDT by Xenalyte (It's a Zen thing, you know, like how many babies fit in a tire.)
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To: Xenalyte
That is indeed the Fabulous Tim Curry in an obscure but enjoyable film called "Pirates of the Plain". He was considerably more dashing as Long John Silver in the Muppet's Treasure Island


46 posted on 04/15/2005 8:10:49 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (I considered getting highlights; but my smugness is easier to maintain.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Yummy Sam Neill ping back at ya!


47 posted on 04/15/2005 9:04:48 PM PDT by Vor Lady
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