Today was a sad, sad day in Pirate History... (in Off-topic)


QBBarzooMonkey November 22 2006 12:16 PM EST

Aye, mateys! On this day, November 22, 1718, English pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.

And thus, Pirate reduction induced Global Warming began, arrrr...

:P

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 22 2006 12:21 PM EST

arrr indeed...

AdminG Beee November 22 2006 12:36 PM EST

And don't be upsetting a highlander...

...one of Maynard's men being a Highlander, engaged Teach with his broad sword, who gave Teach a cut on the neck, Teach saying well done lad; the Highlander replied, If it be not well done, I'll do it better. With that he gave him a second stroke, which cut off his head, laying it flat on his shoulder.

All done aboard the HMS Ranger.

DH November 22 2006 12:44 PM EST

Three cheers for the Highlander!

QBJohnnywas November 23 2006 6:34 AM EST

Back in the 1940s my Great Uncle got jailed for piracy. Technically he was a smuggler but he was brought up on piracy charges. This was on Mauritius in about 1948. He was about 18 or 19.

His parents did a deal and he was freed but had to go and live with family in India, family who could keep a close watch on his activities and make sure he behaved. He learnt a trade and became a car mechanic. Funnily enough years later he botched a job on somebody's car and was accused of being a 'cowboy' mechanic.

From pirate to cowboy in one lifetime is a pretty good achievement....;)

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] November 23 2006 6:51 AM EST

We have a story in the family that my dads father told . He used to say we were related to Blackbeard .Don't know if I believed him seemed like bragging. Maybe though?

Adminedyit November 23 2006 6:56 AM EST

"And don't be upsetting a highlander... "

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!
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