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Monday, April 13, 2009

The reality of pirates and their importance to the U.S. economy

What was once old is now new again.
Pirates are back baby, and this time without Johnny Depp.
Spike TV is in talks with the U.S. Navy to do a reality television show about hunting down pirates.
I wonder how long it will be before a cable movie is created (if it's not already in the works) about the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips.
All of that aside, this is putting a bad light on buccaneers everywhere.
In these economic times, can we afford to put pirate-themed businesses in such a bind?
Long-time American businesses, such as Long John Silver's, could suffer under such scrutiny.
Avast, I would cross the seven seas in a rowboat for a life time supply of Treasure Chest family meals.
And then there is Harlequin Romance, publishers of such literary classics as "Pirate's Bride."
How many love-starved females are going to want to see pirates for what they are, lice-covered men with rat-like inbred features and greasy, stringy hair.
It's skullduggery!


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