Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-01-2008, 20:27   #31
Registered User
 
DaveyJones's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gulf Coast North of the Ditch.
Boat: Which one?
Posts: 50
Yarrgh!!

Laugh, by thunder, laugh, you scurvy dogs! Before the hour's out, ye'll laugh upon the other side.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]-David

Bring me another noggin of rum, now, matey!
DaveyJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2008, 21:31   #32
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Boat: Was - Passport 45 Ketch
Posts: 837
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Cotton View Post
And just to keep things in perspective, actor Heath Ledger died of an "overdose"........ preliminary report is that he took different prescription drugs together (serious mistake) as opposed to "recreational" drugs.....
the truth is sometimes confoluted in the media..... this is quite possibly an accident...........a great actor, though!
Seems that he may have had pneumonia as well. He may have simply over medicated. What a tragedy.......seemed like a brilliant young man.
__________________

__________________
Kanani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2008, 21:45   #33
Registered User

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hawaii
Boat: Cross 38 Trimaran
Posts: 109
Pirate looks at forty

I tried looking for the pirate thread to find out if I should be offended or not. What was said, Unless it was patently offensive Perhaps should have been taken with a grain of salt. What ever happened to " I may not like what you said but I will defend to the death your right to say it" not the exact quote but you get the drift.
By the way do you know why Pirates are so mean? Because they ARRR.
Attributed to a nine year old
Sarge
__________________
Red Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2008, 00:23   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 7
Oh this is where every one went

Hi all,
I was wondering why all the conversation stopped so abruptly. Well, yet again I am sorry for stirring up such a fuss. I'm really quite laid back and I really do my best to be agreeable.
This just seems to keep going. I must say I prefer "wally" to "ship dit" and I'm a little iffy on the "Keep it in the closet" remark. but all in all I feel like everyone has managed to avoid being intentionally offensive.
I definately understand Kanani's point. Things like Piracy will definately have a different effect on those who have been directly effected by it, but I think you will be hard pressed these days to find anything satirical that no one will find offensive. I am sorry that you had an experience that has clearly had such an effect on you. I guess what I'm trying to say is... We's cool right?
__________________
DreadPirateRoberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2008, 11:00   #35
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Boat: Was - Passport 45 Ketch
Posts: 837
I have no problem with you or anyone else on this forum. I just think that the topic has run it's course. It really isn't that important and started getting a little silly.

I merely reacted to your original post in the same manner as I would if a young person came to me and asked me how I felt about getting a tattoo or piercing (not that you asked). It's really none of my business but I felt compelled to let you know that this may be a controversial theme for you.

The hard core cruising community is a "culture" in it's own right. If you ever get there, I think that you will find that people are VERY tolerant and look out for each other....like family (literally). However, If someone were to show up in an anchorage in say.....Fiji, with a pirate flag flying or a pirate name on their yacht, they may have a harder time fitting in IMO. Kinda like showing up in a conservative Church with gold ring pierced through your eyebrow. There's nothing wrong with it but why do it and expect to fit in?

Bottom line is.....it's no big deal (just like a tattoo or piercing). I was just expressing an opinion as do others.
__________________
Kanani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2008, 14:26   #36
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanani View Post
If someone were to show up in an anchorage in say.....Fiji, with a pirate flag flying or a pirate name on their yacht, they may have a harder time fitting in IMO.
Excellent point. Flying a Jolly Roger in the Bahamas or Carribean might be tolerable - although I don't know.

However, flying any sort of pirate flag while cruising Asia will probably attract all kinds of unwanted attention. Primarily from authorities who will probably not be amused.

Also DPR - Topics don't last forever. There are new fields to plow.
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2008, 14:41   #37
Registered User
 
DaveyJones's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gulf Coast North of the Ditch.
Boat: Which one?
Posts: 50
Kind of like the skull mask I was wearing when I rode through New York, NY.

The police stoped me and told me to take it off.

Athough it's common to wear a mask while riding when it makes you look like something fictional it's a whole new deal.

Most places have no problem with it. In Maine I seemed to fit right in.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]-David

Bring me another noggin of rum, now, matey!
DaveyJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from First Forty FirstForty Meets & Greets 5 16-07-2007 18:18
Is the 28foot sloop, forty year old, big and safe enough for ofshore cruising asteroscop Monohull Sailboats 24 29-04-2007 09:01
What's your Pirate Name??!! David_Old_Jersey Off Topic Forum 15 03-02-2007 09:23
Pirate attack Michaele Health, Safety & Related Gear 3 05-06-2006 23:54
A Pirate Story :) GordMay Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 11-06-2003 20:48



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:40.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.