With all this talk of pirates off the coast of Somalia, ransomed crews, and booty in the form of a couple million barrels of crude oil, I thought it'd be special if we went back to the good old days when pirates were the scallywags we've romanticized in the movies. This is the original rendition of the buccaneer fav, 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest (Bottle of Rum). Feel free to sing along with the sub-titles if it won't annoy the worker drone in the cubicle next to you.
Here's the picture Drudge had up, of a typical Somali pirate. Not exactly the dashing Capt. Jack Sparrow is he?
As long as it's happening to other countries' ships, we can make a couple of pirate jokes and have some fun but, I think all it'll take is for these pirates to seize an American vessle, and a U.S. Navy destroyer will pretty much put a stop to all this nonsense.