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  • Yo, ho, ho! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day

    09/19/2018 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 28 replies
    Local 10 ABC News Florida ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chistina Maxouris & Emanuella Grinberg
    Aye maties, 'tis the day we've all been waiting for: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But avast! Before you grab your grog and parrot, let's get ye educated! The idea for the day was born in 1995 on a YMCA racquetball court in Albany, Oregon. John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and his friend Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers began throwing around insults, just like pirates. They selected Sept. 19, simply because Summers had recently divorced, it was his ex-wife's birthday, and he figured "the date was stuck in my head, and I wasn't going to do anything with it anymore," he...
  • On this Date in 1864

    06/19/2018 5:30:41 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 74 replies
    Captain Raphael Semmes of CSS Alabama struck his colors to the USS Kearsarge. Captain John Winslow's Kearsarge had pounded the Alabama into a smoldering, sinking wreck in a one hour battle off the coast of Cherbourg France. As she sunk, about 70 of her crew were rescued by the Kearsarge and about 30 by other ships in the area. Alabama had lost about 40 men killed during the battle. Captain Semmes escaped aboard a British ship. During her career as a commerce raider, CSS Alabama had captured or destroyed 65 U.S. flagged ships, and captured about 2000 of their crews....
  • Johnny Depp: how Hollywood's biggest star fell from grace

    05/07/2018 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies ^ | 05/04/2018 | Rory Carroll
    As another lawsuit hits the actor, accusing him of creating a ‘toxic’ work environment, his status as the industry’s most wanted leading man shows no sign of returning. The descriptions sound like a typical day at sea for Captain Jack Sparrow: “volatile”, “reckless”, “vices”, “chaos”, “hurricane”. The Pirates of the Caribbean character is, after all, a drunken pirate who sails through fiascos and misadventures. It is Johnny Depp, however, not Sparrow, who is accused of presiding over such mayhem in a drama playing out not on screen but in court. Oh, how I loved you, Johnny Depp. Now I see...
  • Pirate Parrot's appearance at GOP dinner questioned

    03/09/2018 9:17:46 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 12 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:45 a.m. | S. Elliott
    Don't politicize the Parrot. That's the sentiment of some on social media who are upset the Pirate Parrot appeared along with team President Frank Coonelly at the Republican Committee of Allegheny County's annual Spirit of Lincoln Dinner on Thursday night. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, headlined the event in Green Tree, which drew more than 500 people. Before it started, Washington Post reporter James Hohmann posted an image to Twitter of the Pirate Parrot standing in a hallway outside a ballroom at Green Tree's DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The Parrot was giving a thumbs-up.
  • Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed

    05/31/2017 9:56:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 May 2017 | Joshua Robertson
    Fresh translations of samurai accounts of ‘barbarian’ ship arriving at the height of Japan’s feudal isolation corroborate a story long dismissed as fantasy An amateur historian has unearthed compelling evidence that the first Australian maritime foray into Japanese waters was by convict pirates on an audacious escape from Tasmania almost two centuries ago. Fresh translations of samurai accounts of a “barbarian” ship in 1830 give startling corroboration to a story modern scholars had long dismissed as convict fantasy: that a ragtag crew of criminals encountered a forbidden Japan at the height of its feudal isolation. The brig Cyprus was hijacked...
  • Disneyland's Video of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Is Magic

    05/02/2017 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 05-01-2017 | Brian Gallagher
    Last week, Johnny Depp paid an unexpected visit to fans at Disneyland, showing up in his full Captain Jack Sparrow costume at the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean ride. A number of fans shared videos of the actor entertaining tourists. But today we have an official video from Disney, which shows some of the behind-the-scenes preparations for Johnny Depp's big surprise. If that wasn't enough, we also have a new IMAX poster, TV trailer and photos of the new Funko Pop toys featuring Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Salazar and Will Turner. This video debuted on Disney Movie Trailers YouTube channel,...
  • Anti-Capitalism, Bernie Sanders, and the Democratic Party

    06/03/2016 6:34:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jeffrey Ludwig
    While interviewing Bernie Sanders on "Meet The Press" on October 11, 2015 Chuck Todd asked the following question: “Are you a capitalist?” Bernie answered “No. I’m a democratic socialist.” To properly understand his answer, it is helpful to go back 104 years to the candidacy of Eugene V. Debs who, in 1912, ran for president on the Socialist Party ticket. In that election, there were four candidates for President: William Howard Taft (Republican), Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive), Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), and Eugene V. Debs (Socialist). On some of the platform planks, there was an overlap between the Socialists and the Progressives....
  • And your best pirate joke is ???

    09/19/2015 7:43:04 AM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies
    9/19/2015 | Me
    In "honor" of Talk Like A Pirate Day, What's your best or favorite pirate joke? Mine? A pirate walks into a bar with a ship's wheel attached to his belt buckle. The bartender asks him what that's all about. "I don't know", says himself. "But's it's driving me nuts!"
  • Madagascar divers find silver believed part of pirate stash [Captain Kidd]

    05/12/2015 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 08, 2015 | By Martin Vogl
    Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd. The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, near the country's northeast coast. The bar was found in a bay off the island, the diving team said. The team was led by Barry Clifford, an American undersea explorer who has been searching for pirate treasure for many decades. Clifford believes there could be more treasure on the bay floor where he found the...
  • Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar

    05/07/2015 7:27:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 may 2015 | BBC
    Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd. Soldiers on Sainte Marie island have been guarding the 50kg silver bar after divers brought it to shore. Madagascar's president as well as UK and US diplomats received the suspected treasure at a ceremony on the island. Capt Kidd was executed in 1701 for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
  • Stabbing suspect says he’s a pirate from 1776

    12/04/2014 10:46:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 98 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 4 Dec 2014 | Harry Readhead
    A man accused of stabbing a supermarket worker with a pair of scissors told police he was a pirate from 1776. Police say they arrested Joseph Pradel after he stabbed Jacque Vino, an employee at Weis Market in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday. And according to police, who say Pradel was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time, the suspect told them that he was a pirate who had come to America on the Santa Maria in 1776. When asked if he regretted his alleged actions by a WNEP reported, Pradel replied: ‘Nah.’ Court papers say Mr...
  • Men charged with assaulting 'pirate' neighbor

    09/29/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 31 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 09/29/14 | Linda Trischitta
    Larry Harcar was swaggering down his street last week in full "Pirates of the Caribbean" regalia: Bearded, in black and with a toy gun and sword. It's what he likes doing this time of year — for entertainment, he told authorities. The fun ended when Harcar, 49, found himself face down on the ground with two loaded pistols pointed at his head. The guns were in the hands of two startled neighbors from three doors away, the Broward Sheriff's Office said, who were fearful of the "pirate's" appearance. The costume drama began Wednesday afternoon, when Harcar was spotted by Ahmed...
  • Avast! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    09/19/2014 6:52:51 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 86 replies
    Ahoy, mateys! be that day once more. The day when ye can hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for adventure (or mystify your co-workers & friends by how you are speaking). September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Given the seriousness of all the crap going on around us, it's nice...even for a little be silly and have a little fun.
  • Flashback: Failed Somali pirate prosecution fuels terror trial fears

    06/17/2014 4:08:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2014 | Josh Gerstein
    The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts. Just a few weeks ago, Ali Mohamed Ali was facing the possibility of a mandatory life sentence in a 2008 shipjacking off the coast of Yemen — an incident much like the one dramatized in the film “Captain Phillips.” Now, the Somali native is in immigration detention in Virginia and seeking permanent asylum in the United States.
  • Only under Holder

    02/19/2014 7:14:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2014 4:30 PM | Robert Delahunty & John Yoo
    A suspected pirate, freed after a civilian trial, is seeking asylum here. Chalk up yet one more legal fiasco to Attorney General Eric Holder. Apart from failing to enforce Obamacare, immigration, and the drug laws, the administration continues to endanger national security with its catch-and-release approach to terrorists. In a preview of the consequences of its plans to close Guantanamo Bay, the Obama Justice department (DOJ) is starting to apprehend terrorists abroad and free them at home.
  • Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' caught by 'film' police sting

    10/15/2013 7:10:40 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 4 replies
    The state-run British TV network BBC ^ | 10/15/2013 | Jonathan Josephs
    The offer to advise on a film about his own life was too irresistible for a retired Somali pirate. Mohammed Abdi Hassan, also known as Big Mouth, was detained at Brussels international airport on Saturday after a sting operation in which undercover agents persuaded him that they wanted to make a documentary about his acts of piracy. He is now in custody over his alleged involvement in the hijacking of a Belgian ship in 2009.
  • Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin

    10/15/2013 6:05:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 15, 2013 | Raf Casert
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The alleged pirate kingpin thought he was going work in the movies. Instead he landed in jail. In a sting operation worthy of Hollywood, Mohamed Abdi Hassan was lured from Somalia to Belgium with promises of work on a documentary about high-seas crime that would "mirror his life as a pirate," federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle said Monday. But rather than being behind the camera as an expert adviser, Abdi Hassan ended up behind bars, nabbed as he landed Saturday at Brussels airport. "(He's) one of the most important and infamous kingpin pirate leaders, responsible for the hijacking...
  • Senator John McCain calls the Dodgers ‘overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats’....

    09/20/2013 2:08:20 PM PDT · by Vaquero · 67 replies
    Yahoo/Big League stew ^ | 9/20/13 | Mike Oz
    The Los Angeles Dodgers' celebratory dip in the Arizona Diamondbacks' pool after clinching the NL West on Thursday isn't just the talk of the baseball world. It's got even one of the country's most famous politicians fuming. John McCain — the Arizona senator and 2008 presidential candidate — blasted the Dodgers on Friday via Twitter, saying much the same thing that many Diamondbacks fans were saying Thursday. Although, "spoiled brats" is particularly delicious....
  • Find Your Inner Pirate

    09/17/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies
    Talk Like A Pirate Day! ^ | Unkwno | Unknown
    The Official Talk Like a Pirate Personality Inventory (TOTLAPPI) Version 2.0 - completely revised for 2007! Arrrr! So, thar ye be, sittin' all a-lonesome on the poop deck. Comely lasses (or lads) don't notice ye, mates smite ye with thar belayin' pins ... not even a parrot to call ye "Bob." What's a pirate to do? Are ye the talk o' th'dock? Cock o' th'walk? Do the mates want to be like ye and the beauties want to be with ye - or vicey-versey? Well, thar, me Bucko, this simple little quiz will tell ye - and everyone else -...
  • To err is Human... To ARRRRR! is Pirate!!! Only three weeks till Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept 19)

    08/29/2013 7:52:20 PM PDT · by Boiler Plate · 36 replies
    Talk Like a Pirate ^ | 8/29/2013 | Self
    Time to dust off the eye patches and pull out the gold earrings. Everybody grab a parrot and bottle of rum its time once more for Talk like a Pirate Day!