November 18, 2008

The iPatch

Have I just not been paying attention for the last few decades, or am I right that until 2008, we had mostly gone for years and years without news coverage of pirates?

For weeks, we've been reading one story after another - including today's latest - about pirates doing pirate-y things on the high seas. Aaargh! It seems totally anachronistic, doesn't it? Next thing you know, we're going to read news articles about the new age of blacksmithing. Or a return to glory for telegram operators.

I'm guessing the prevalence of pirates in pop culture has played a major role in their resurgence. So, who you think modern-day buccaneers model themselves after: this guy or this one?

2 comments:

bugs said...

You haven't been paying attention to the news. There are (infrequently) stories that pop up (on CNN, of course) about pirates and looting and all...I'm probably as stunned/mesmerized as you are that this happens, but it does. Weird stuff. What a world.
Also, I hope the pirates look like the latter of your choices.

Your escalator operator said...

Yes, let's hope so.