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Old 15-12-2007, 02:26   #1
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How to be a bloody pirate?



Does anyone out there actually know how you get to be a Pirate?

Can you do a course - like a Ham Radio Licence - or something?

Are there any Pirates in the Forum who can offer any advice to an up and coming - would be Pirate?

Is there some kind of apprenticeship training - with a certificate - or like a Divers ID Card?

How do you pillage? I think I undestand the other one.

Do you have to have a Parrot?




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I am still doing my apprenticeship. You should probably watch Pirates of the Caribbean a few times. It gives you the basics.
You need to get a taste for rum. Without coke is best but you can start with some coke.

There are some Pirates rules. You do not need to stick to them, they are more like guidelines.

The parrot is optional.

"Right then I confess, it is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage and otherwise pilfer my weasely black guts out"
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"But why is the rum gone?"
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Rum, pineapple, lime and OJ...

Not being able to drink beer anymore (not to mention whiskey and bourbon) but having a supply of Tanduay Blue Label to hand I checked what went with it.

I've stocked up on limes, lime cordial, pineapple juice and orange juice.

Now I can say "AAAAARRRRGGHH me hearties" with the best of them.

Any other components of a good rum drink?
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Pirate Starter Kit




I've had some other thoughts on it:

You should probably get the following items - as a sort of Pirate Starter Kit.

- a plank

- a stout peg
(measure the distance from your knee to the ground -
don't buy short)

- a selection of black dots, circles, and patches - for eyes and palming on to the cursed

- any available 'undead' & rotting crew
(could be best to wait until after Sydney to Hobart Race)

- pirate wenches (where do you find those?)

- old map & marker pen

(after seeing 'seafox the pirate' - How terrifying is that!)
- large hook & roll of duct tape

What else can you think of?


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Andy the Marauder from Bays Flyer. He stole the rum!
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If I remember correctly Rodney, you first need a Letter of Marque allowing you to roam the seven seas, relieving her Majesty’s enemies of their ill gotten trade goods. Luckily this Letter is a political appointment and will not cost you a Penny, so your 4 legged friend (3 if she affects a stump) can freely plunder along with you and neither of you will be shunned at parties.
There is an unsubstantiated rumour, that once engaged in piracy, a general slurring of words and copious amounts of gas becomes the norm for the serious pirate, who at all times believes that no one understands or can bear to be near them. Some say, “that’s just the rum talking”.
Anyway, good luck on your new adventure and hopefully not too long a period….. before the mast!
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A warm greeting from Captain Blood, of the vessel Vieux Malin!

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Arrrgh, yar must palabra the lingo

For those needing language lessons, there is a "Talk Like a Pirate" web site at Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

Note the flagon of grog is important for the overall effect

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Just about grog, the REAL one, so important for Royal Navy seamen...I prepare it like this:

Hot water, Rhum, coffee and lime skin

is that correct?
Does any pirate here know the correct recipe?
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Grog

The Modern Recipe is:
  • 2 parts water
  • 1 part Pusser's Rum
  • Lime juice to taste
  • Dark cane sugar to taste
For the history of Grog, see: Grog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Modern Recipe is:
  • 2 parts water
  • 1 part Pusser's Rum
  • Lime juice to taste
  • Dark cane sugar to taste
For the history of Grog, see: Grog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cheers man, checking it out now!
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I always tell newbie pirates that they should practice with small boats:

RC Pirate Ship Toy W/ Cannon & Sound
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you first need a Letter of Marque allowing you to roam the seven seas, relieving her Majesty’s enemies of their ill gotten trade goods. Luckily this Letter is a political appointment and will not cost you a Penny, so your 4 legged friend (3 if she affects a stump) can freely plunder along with you and neither of you will be shunned at parties.
I do not want to appear pedantic Pelagic, but................that not be "Pirate" that be a "Privateer".....the difference being one is legal (in the home port at least!).

Jersey did quite well out of Privateer activity temps passé, indeed being so close to France it would have been rude not to It's in the genes you see (Norman / Norse blood). Still
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