We miss the old-school piratesBeing a pirate on the high seas isn't what it used to be. The rum-swigging, foul-mouthed, unkempt groups in search of buried treasure have evolved in the 21st century. Their new concern: Fueltrax systems.
How's Disney supposed to make a movie around that plot line? ... More >>
We're not saying the Somali pirates are bad at their job, exactly; just
that it doesn't take a lot of skill to take over ships when you're the
only guys with guns. They showed the extent of their foresight most
recently by hijacking some American ships, thus rousing the sniper-y
might of the United ... More >>
Our sister paper, the Village Voice, has gotten its hands on an e-mail describing just what went on as the crew of the Maersk Alabama went toe-to-toe with pirates off the African coast.
It turns out the cook wasn't an ex-Navy SEAL (Under Siege reference!). Instead, the crew took matters into their o ... More >>