May 11, 2009

Buccaneering takes a beating

Pirates aren't the men they used to be.
“Man, these Islamic guys want to cut my hands off,” he grumbled over a plate of camel meat and spaghetti. The sheiks seemed to have rattled him more than the armada of foreign warships patrolling offshore. “Maybe it’s time for a change.”
Once was the day that a pirate wasn't vain about having a hook, or two, instead of hands.

First they want to keep their hands, next they'll be asking for eyeliner and hair gel.

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2 comments:

  1. geoff8:55 PM

    Come on. Have you ever tried to eat spaghetti with a hook? Not to mention the cultural clash. Once I used a spoon and fork on undercooked spag in a Rome restaurant and the waitress spat on me. True story.

    Filthy fascisti fat bitch. She didn't bother to hang around for a tip.

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  2. If I was going to be honest, I would have to admit to having never used a hook for spaghetti eating.

    However, in all fervent honesty, if anyone had ever asked me, I would have asserted that a hook would be a handy-dandy pasta-eating implement.

    Apparently not.

    Bang goes another of my much cherished illusions.

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