Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pirates in the Media: February 6, 2010

Pirates are all over the place in the hearts and minds here in America, the Gasparailla festival was last week, rumors about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which begins shooting this summer, are weekly news items, and for those of you inclined to add a bit of piracy to your everyday life, here are some video game options to bring high seas action to your living room.

10 Iphone/Ipod apps with piratical themes

The Final Tales of The Secret of Monkey Island are available for the Wii.

Captain Kidd's Cannon will be on display at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

and Little Big Planet has Pirates of the Caribbean content.

But Pirateologist, you might ask, what line item can you offer to amuse and possibly terrify me RIGHT NOW that proves that the high seas are more than simply sackboys, monkeys and plastic swords for the kids? The answer is here, and I leave you with this note so you are forwarned about the dangers that still lurk beneath the oft halcyon surface of the murky deep.

That's right, let that one sink in for a moment.

After some initial communication difficulties because of his distress, the crew was able to determine the patient had been fishing from the ship when the sting occurred.

Air crewman Geoff Abrahams said it was an "incredible case".

"Realistically, what are the chances of being stung by a jellyfish when you are safely on board a bulk carrier, 25 metres above the water," Mr Abrahams said.

"This is one of the most fascinating tasks I've worked on."

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