I had to laugh when I saw a news excerpt on TV talking about pirates that attacked a luxury cruise liner. You can read the story here. I wasn’t laughing at the attack itself, but rather the fact that these “pirates” were cruising around in inflatable speed boats. What kind of pirate rides around in an inflatable boat? This prompted me to wonder whether there are dingy pirates, kayak pirates, canoe pirates or paddle boat pirates out there on the open seas (or lakes). Aren’t pirates supposed to use swords and cannons as their weapons of choice too? These inflatable pirates were using rifles and rocket launchers! It would have been funny if they fired a cannon from their inflatable vessel! Guess the inflatable pirate ship has no plank to walk, deck to swab, or flag to hoist… And hey, wouldn’t the stolen treasure sink the boat? *Sigh* Where are all the real pirates!! These inflatable ones just aren’t doin’ it for me!
Non-Pirate Related: It’s my birthday in 11 days!!!