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April 13 2008

Well looky thar! Favorite pirates of How Stuff Works. Doing some reading on "how pirates work" and came across this most delightful surprise where I had no reason to suspect it. I love little life touches like this!

Scroll down the page, 'bout half way, to "Our Ten Favorite Pirates"

Hey, Inara denied that Malcolm Reynolds was a pirate! Or maybe it was that she denied that she had had a pirate.

Love that they mention Firefly and Serenity.
This may be the coolest thing I've ever seen! Thanks for the link. :)

Oh, and this may be slightly off topic but I'm a huge Deadliest Catch fan and have been completely overdosing myself on it lately, what with the marathon reruns leading up to the Season Four premier and my shiny new Blu-Ray set of Season Three. But my point here is that I've always felt this show is kind of my replacement for Firefly. Just think about it... it makes sense. Sort of.

[ edited by Haunt on 2008-04-14 05:18 ]
Heh, nice mention. It's debatable but by e.g. this dictionary definition
American Heritage Dictionary
1. One who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without commission from a sovereign nation.
(my emphasis)

Mal might just slide in as a pirate (with the appropriate inverted commas, certainly around "sea" ;).
Ooh, I was not expecting that! How cool.

And I'm sure that 500 years in the future, the dictionaries will have been amended to add "space" to the definition. ;)
Good news, torrent users, you aren't really pirates! The dictionary says so!!! ;) I can see it now:

(now dressed in a comical powdered wig and black robes)

Saje: So you see, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the dictionary clearly says...


Judge: Counselor, didn't I tell you to lay off the dictionary shtick?

(looking baffled)

Saje: Shtick? This dictionary is the basis for all that we know and hold to be true!

The JUDGE clears her throat and raises one eyebrow. SAJE sets the dictionary on the ledge behind him and makes overly dramatic stepping away motions.


SAJE: Uh, information wants to be free?

(canned laughter)


I know, I know:
3. any plunderer, predator, etc.: confidence men, slumlords, and other pirates.
4. a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization.
8. to use or reproduce (a book, an invention, etc.) without authorization or legal right: to pirate hit records.

That's beautiful, zeitgeist.

They included all my favorite pirates, which is unusual for such a list. No Captain Kidd, though.

[ edited by Sunfire on 2008-04-14 18:06 ]
Then, m'lud, I humbly submit THE LAW IS AN ASS ! *runs* ;-)

So ... powdered wigs and black robes are comical ? ... Of course they are, I totally knew that which is why I totally almost never wear them out and about while e.g. shopping.

(it's only the basis for the good stuff BTW ;)
Take that, the LAW! ;)
Thank you, Rhaegar, for introducing me to a wonderful website.

"They included all my favorite pirates, which is unusual for such a list. No Captain Kidd, though." (Haven't yet taken the time to learn how to do proper HTML quotes).

Captain Kidd wasn't a very successful pirate. I named my big tuxedo cat after him,
How could you all have not noticed that the Dread Pirate Steve is not listed there?

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