Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ahoy Me Maties!

Has anyone else been following the bizarre headlines about the US Ship attacked by pirates, off the coast of Somalia?

We have CNN set as our homepage so am I am able to constantly see the world's top news stories. Since yesterday morning, CNN has been following the Pirate Saga going on around Somalia. Of course when I first see the word 'pirate' in headlines it makes me giggle and think of a crusty man with an eye patch, skull and crossbones hat and a parrot perched upon his shoulder. I know that in reality, modern day pirates are just glorified thieves that happen to steal stuff by water rather than land, but I like the images created by movies better.

Since the original headline piqued my interest I have been following the story for the last 36 hours. Yesterday at noon the headline read US Crew Members Take Down Pirates. What?! They swash buckled their ship back? Then yesterday evening the headline read Pirates Hold Captain Hostage. This story keeps getting better!The most recent headline read FBI Negotiating with Pirates- again funny imagery comes to mind with this headline. Black suits and one legged men with striped tights, negotiating.

I know that for the people involved this is probably a horrific life experience, but for a random reader it is difficult for these headlines not to evoke some type of humor. You can check it out for yourself by clicking HERE.


Crystal said...

Derek and I heard this on the way to work this morning. I had no idea there were still pirates. I find it funny to hear it on the news. I picture these smelly men with their 3 point hats and parots on their shoulders...just seems unreal doesn't it!

Unknown said...


Thanks for the compliment! I do read y'alls blog pretty regularly and appreciate your talent for writing, given how little Ben is on MSN any more!

Last time I had tried to comment, I had to sign up for something and got distracted, never came back to it. It looks like I can comment now without doing that? Who knows. Any way, I hope y'all are doing well! I'm off to the gym ...

Chris (and Toni)