Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Just a quick thought.

There was an item in the news over the weekend about a pirate attack on a cruise ship off of the coast of Somalia.

The cruise ship first tried to run over the pirates and then just outran them.


If you’re a pirate….

And you have a pirate ship that’s slower than a cruise ship….

Maybe pirating is not your sport.

Maybe whale watching would be better.

From the shore.

I wonder what the conversation was like on the pirate ship.

“Row faster Mufasa, row faster!!!”

“Imagine what the captain of the cruise ship was thinking.”

“Captain you’re not going to believe this.”

“Yes ensign.”

“Um… There’s a canoe flying the Jolly Roger dead ahead.”

“Ramming speed ensign.”

“Aye Aye sir.”

“Excuse me passengers this is your captain speaking. Thank you for sailing on Princess Somalia Cruise lines. I just wanted you to know that you’re about to feel a slight bump, nothing to be alarmed about, go back to your buffets.”

At what point did attacking a cruise ship seem like a good idea.

“I have a question Mufasa. How fast can you row?”

“I can row very very very fast sir.”

“Arghh!!! Excellent!!! Avast ye bilge rat and get after that cruise ship.”

“Sir I have one question.”

“Yes Mufasa?”

“What do we do if we actually catch a cruise ship?”