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Old 29-08-2011, 22:14   #61
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Re: Jolly Roger, Pirates and Political Correctness

I don't have any plans to dress up as a pirate or fly the Jolly Roger but, for crying out loud, who'd mistake such a creature for a real pirate? "Dress-up" nights at the local bar? Why not? Definite lack of a sense of humour in some of these posts.
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I don't have any plans to dress up as a pirate or fly the Jolly Roger but, for crying out loud, who'd mistake such a creature for a real pirate? "Dress-up" nights at the local bar? Why not? Definite lack of a sense of humour in some of these posts.
DING, DING, DING. WE finally have a winner! Someone finally got the point of this entire thread. SENSE OF HUMOR
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Old 29-08-2011, 22:55   #63
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Re: Jolly Roger, Pirates and Political Correctness

I once made reference to the great English sea Captain Francis Drake, my Dominican born wife looked up in horror and said ' The pirate?".
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Old 30-08-2011, 01:09   #64
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Re: Jolly Roger, Pirates and Political Correctness

Ah yes -- Sir Francis Drake was rather a hero to the English, but generations of of descendents of Spanish colonists were taught to fear "El Draque" ... at least it caused lots of Hispanic children to behave when they were taught to fear this bogey-man.
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Re: Jolly Roger, Pirates and Political Correctness

Mark,

Why dont you weigh the hook and make your way this side of the pond. It sure sounds like your losing your grip on the fun things in life and need reminding.

You know it makes sense.
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DING, DING, DING. WE finally have a winner! Someone finally got the point of this entire thread. SENSE OF HUMOR
Hey..... I didn't know there was going to be a winner!
I'd have said something for sure
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I've quite enjoyed this thread.
I'm a little disappointed that CoastalCowboy walked into the room, pissed on everybodies boots to get the fun going,
But then wiped up the mess when some people really got more offended than expected.
On the other hand I guess it shows diplomacy and people skills.

MarkJ's initial post surprised me, as did Jim's. The fact that I respect the men in both cases made me take note, look at their point of view, even understand it, but I can't adopt it.

I like all the romanticised symbols of freedom and independance. If nothing else, they help us appreciate that there is value in being an individual, and it's important to question mindless bureaucracy. But they are just symbols, and have about as much to do with their origins as the easter bunny has to do with the crucifiction!

So I'll buy the pirate in the bar a drink, and Robin Hood if he's standing there, and Jesse James, and Ned Kelly..., hell, I'll even buy one for the Gollywog for having the guts to fly in the face of PC gone mad(this is getting expensive!) not to celebrate their evil deeds, but to recognise that they make people think.

But I'll be just as annoyed as the next guy when they party too loud, and get drunk and behave like idiots, and the costume has nothing to do with it. I dislike all loud mouth drunks.

But hey, it's time to lighten up a little.

Here's one for you Mark...



Sorry Jim... Ann would kill you!
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I guess the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa is a silly, immature, childish indulgence. Unlike modern criminal piracy, Caribbean piracy is now a historical artifact and is no sillier than Halloween or Guy Faulkes day. I hope no one takes offence to the carved pumpkin on my porch. if you do, it's a big ocean. Look the other way. There's enough real bad behavior in the world to take offence to. Why don't you concentrate on that instead of complaining about a lousy flag.

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this post summed it up for me. Well done.
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OMG



Worth jumping ship for.
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Shame that Mark J would turn down a "boarding" from this one..........

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Shame that Mark J would turn down a "boarding" from this one..........

where does she keep her sword?
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Shame that Mark J would turn down a "boarding" from this one..........

I am so surprised it took 70 posts to see this one. I had put money on DOJ being in the first 20 or so with a picture of his old flame.

Goes to show ya, there is no such thing as sure bet.

You owe me DOJ!
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where does she keep her sword?
In her bootie; of course!
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. . . Here's one for you Mark...



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Yeah - but after a few years of plundering and she ends up looking like this . . .
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I think that might be down to you
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