Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Swashbuckled

And now, for your daily pirate update.

So, let's see here. It seems that Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse--jeez, could've used that name a few days ago when I was writing pirate headlines!--was apprehended by the U.S. authorities and brought to a Lower Manhattan court.


Big smile there! I bet he's got some fabulous and astounding pirate tricks up his sleeve. Probably, his pet monkey will get the key to his cell and help him escape!

So Mr. Muse was charged with piracy--duh--and although his real age is not entirely clear, he'll be tried as an adult. Well, no matter. A pirate's life is not bound by such rules and regulations as "birthdays" and the like! Out on the high seas, what matters is how well you shoot a cannon or festoon a brigand!

Let's see...held without bail, yada yada yada...mandatory life sentence?! We'll see about that, won't we! If Mr. Muse had wanted to be locked away, he would've taken over the family goat herding business instead of running off in search of adventure.

I'm sure the Somalian king will step in any minute now and release him. Perfect. The justice system works.

1 comment:

Gabe said...

Actually, Frederic was indentured to the Pirate King until his 21st birthday. However, since he was born on the extra day of a leap year, even when he is 21 years old, he is really only 5 and 1/2.

So you see, some pirates care a great deal about birthdays.