Saturday, April 24, 2010

XKCD- Marooned

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Pirates Life for these four dudes

So, Gawker has turned me on to these guys:
Now will you look at this, what a thing, four fellas have decided to sail around the world, being pirates, on a boat called "Your Mom," and it will all be a big adventure if nothing else, amirite? The only thing they didn't consider: while they're making "booty" by selling t-shirts and also, who knows, maybe by literally manufacturing booty from a shipboard matter fabricator, they're sailing right into the hands of the REAL pirates, who are mighty pissed off right now.
They definitely get a post because of their mission statement, from The Pirates Life:
Many have asked "Are for real? Do you really plan to leave?" I feel I needed to answer. If you have any other questions please use the contact form and ask.

Our intentions are to cast off from the docks to circumnavigate the globe on our sailboat named "Your Mom". You do want to watch as we board "Your Mom" and ride her all around the world don't you? We have no preconceived notions of breaking records like some do. We give the people that challenge those records the up most respect for being complete badasses but in all seriousness we're just too lazy for that. Our plan will be much the opposite. Living as sailing nomads that float from one adventure to the next without being constrained by schedules and time like we're so accustomed to here in the United States.

We're simply trying to do something that we've always wanted to do - to see places in the world that we have dreamed of instead of working everyday just to maintain our status in a society that tells us what to think, how to act, and that we will never have enough. Each of us have our own reasons personally for deciding to make the voyage - reasons you can learn about by looking through our personal logs or by reading more on the crew. We hope that you get to know us by visiting the website often. You'll be able to read our logs, look at videos, pictures, send us mail, and even keep track of us by watching our satellite tracker on the map.

In the Booty section you can help to support the adventure by purchasing our T-shirts. I'm positive you'll find them to your liking. Humorous they are...

Remember, we've put up this website because we realize that many people wish they could take on this adventure themselves, but for one reason or another they aren't able to. Consider this venue your spot aboard "Your Mom". Your way to be apart of every adventure, ridiculous idea, screw up, and every awesome time we will have. We hope that you'll get involved and send us messages. From time to time we will have contests that allow some of our "Fans" to join us on the boat for a week at a time. Wouldn't you dig flying into a random incredible place to meet us at the docks? So please share our dream with as many as possible, pillage our booty, and become our friends.

- Chris
I will keep you posted, dear readers, as more develops...