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(Mother Nature Network)   New study reveals pirates of the Caribbean had a fascination with fine pottery, eye shadow   (mnn.com) divider line 55
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2011-09-02 07:04:26 PM
Arrr, it be lonely on the ocean.
 
2011-09-02 07:38:54 PM

TheOther: Arrr, it be lonely on the ocean.


And that's why you net in a manatee or two.
 
2011-09-02 07:41:08 PM
I've read that Pirates also liked to dress in the find silk and satin dresses that sometimes came with taking a merchant ship. They liked the feel of the fine cloth on themselves.

So the speculation goes.

Actually, it was probably tearing them up to make some clothes, but long days at sea with a large group of lusty males makes for interesting speculation.

I have this book "Pirates and the Sodomy Tradition" on the Spanish Main, see. . .
 
2011-09-02 07:42:03 PM

tolallorti: TheOther: Arrr, it be lonely on the ocean.

And that's why you net in a manatee or two.


Those are mermaids! Beautiful voluptuous mermaids!
 
2011-09-02 07:43:40 PM
www.mnn.com

Disembowling a pirate meant taking away his Blue Delft porcelain?
 
2011-09-02 07:48:56 PM
Fear ripped through every man's heart when he saw the Jolly Roger on the horizon.

img26.imageshack.us
 
2011-09-02 07:49:02 PM

TheOther: [www.mnn.com image 530x300]

Disembowling a pirate meant taking away his Blue Delft porcelain?


Chinese export porcelain. Blue Delft is pottery in imitation of Chinese porcelain; at the time it was a cheap knock-off.

In the 15-16th centuries, Chinese porcelain was worth more than gold by weight.
 
2011-09-02 07:49:07 PM
None of this is new research. Finamore is just adding a bit more evidence.

Also has Sodomy & The Pirate Tradition even though it's conclusions have never been mainstream since it was published many years ago.
 
2011-09-02 07:50:35 PM

TheOther: [www.mnn.com image 530x300]

Disembowling a pirate meant taking away his Blue Delft porcelain?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-09-02 07:56:52 PM
But what about the rum?
 
2011-09-02 07:57:37 PM

cowgirl toffee: Fear ripped through every man's heart when he saw the Jolly Roger on the horizon.

[img26.imageshack.us image 144x108]


Actually I think it was heartfelt fear of what might be ripping through his bottom.
 
2011-09-02 07:57:53 PM
New study reveals pirates of the Caribbean had a fascination with fine pot...

www.tokeofthetown.com

Dem still do, mon. Dem still do.
 
2011-09-02 07:59:28 PM
Fabulous
 
2011-09-02 08:05:37 PM
 
2011-09-02 08:08:57 PM
Ninjas, on the other hand, prefer fine Venetian blown glass.
bigspace.celerity.co.uk
 
2011-09-02 08:15:15 PM
if you were sick of being the toadie to the ruling class in the 18th century then piracy was the only way to go. Be your own man! Make your own destiny!

the pirate republics in the bahamas and on madagascar were far more egalitarian than anything else in the world at the time.

also, cute young cabin boys.
 
2011-09-02 08:18:24 PM
wooden dat be ayyyyye shodow?
 
2011-09-02 08:18:52 PM
This may be the habitat of the far rarer "Butt Pirate".
 
2011-09-02 08:22:28 PM

MBooda: Ninjas, on the other hand, prefer fine Venetian blown glass.


Not worth it. Venetian glass is marketed to tourists now. It's hard to find the quality stuff in that smelly, dirty, sinking hell hole.
 
2011-09-02 08:23:17 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2011-09-02 08:25:48 PM

WTP 2: wooden dat be ayyyyye shodow?


Or possibly parrrrcelain laddie
 
2011-09-02 08:28:58 PM
Saaaaarsgaaaaard.
 
2011-09-02 08:33:17 PM
Ex US NAVY here.
Getting a kick out of these comments.

/NAVY is so much better than anything they could imagine.
//I'm talking about thieving, stealing, lying, drunkenness, and of course the taking of young maidens!
///Fark the officer cr*p
 
2011-09-02 08:38:16 PM
this reminds me, we are getting close to "Talk Like a pirate" Day on Sept. 19, avast mateys
 
2011-09-02 08:40:33 PM

Dwight_Yeast: TheOther: [www.mnn.com image 530x300]

Disembowling a pirate meant taking away his Blue Delft porcelain?

Chinese export porcelain. Blue Delft is pottery in imitation of Chinese porcelain; at the time it was a cheap knock-off.

In the 15-16th centuries, Chinese porcelain was worth more than gold by weight.


i309.photobucket.com
 
2011-09-02 08:40:39 PM
Only the finest to hold Captain Jack's rum.
 
2011-09-02 08:50:55 PM
Pirates had sex with eachother on a fairly regular basis.
 
2011-09-02 08:51:54 PM
Allll, Chinese porcelain.
 
2011-09-02 08:52:59 PM
Just yesterday finished reading "Pirates of the Barbary Coast" Really cool. Oh, to be a pirate.
The shores of Tripoli. First US war was against a pirate. Who knew?!
 
2011-09-02 08:54:14 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Pirates had sex with eachother on a fairly regular basis.


That's the ghey-est thing I have heard all day.

This is ghey-est thing I have seen...

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2011-09-02 08:54:55 PM
Wrong! I was chicken that the pirates were after! Disney told me so and Disney would never, ever lie.
 
2011-09-02 08:55:29 PM
And their eye shadow was made from bat poop.

/this is now a bat poop thread
 
2011-09-02 09:04:39 PM

doofusgumby: And their eye shadow was made from bat poop.

/this is now a bat poop thread


Guano make a bet?
 
2011-09-02 09:05:22 PM

Worst.Fark handle. ever.: Wrong! I was chicken that the pirates were after! Disney told me so and Disney would never, ever lie.


And apples.
 
2011-09-02 09:08:18 PM

Chevello: doofusgumby: And their eye shadow was made from bat poop.

/this is now a bat poop thread

Guano make a bet?


Somebody post a "I'm poopin!" bat macro.
 
2011-09-02 09:09:45 PM

doofusgumby: And their eye shadow was made from bat poop.

/this is now a bat poop thread


Ok poop is coming out now
 
2011-09-02 09:19:35 PM
Newest group of scuzzy deadbeats and murdering scum to romanticize and apologize for: Pirates.

Kind of like what we went through with ninjas a few decades back. And with the Crusaders in the 1930s. Or Robin Hood in the 1800s. Pirates were not nice, kindly, egalitarian, pleasure-loving folk; they were criminals and they lived on boats 85% of the year and never bathed. But far be it from me to point out that half the pirates were actually privateers acting under license from the British or Spanish government who generally repudiated the contracts as soon as the ships hit the ports (so they could hang the captains and keep all the loot).

Soon we'll have romantic movies about sparkly pirates, and then the trend will be over.
 
2011-09-02 09:30:48 PM

Rufus Lee King: [i1041.photobucket.com image 359x667]


You're really disturbed.

I like that in a man.
 
2011-09-02 09:40:34 PM

Gyrfalcon: Newest group of scuzzy deadbeats and murdering scum to romanticize and apologize for: Pirates.

Kind of like what we went through with ninjas a few decades back. And with the Crusaders in the 1930s. Or Robin Hood in the 1800s. Pirates were not nice, kindly, egalitarian, pleasure-loving folk; they were criminals and they lived on boats 85% of the year and never bathed. But far be it from me to point out that half the pirates were actually privateers acting under license from the British or Spanish government who generally repudiated the contracts as soon as the ships hit the ports (so they could hang the captains and keep all the loot).

Soon we'll have romantic movies about sparkly pirates, and then the trend will be over.


Okay dude, everybody knows that. Can't you let us dream, unshiatupon?
 
2011-09-02 09:42:20 PM
www.republicofpirates.net
Maybe Ann Bonny came down from Jamaica for high tea.
 
2011-09-02 09:46:22 PM
...And really bad eggs...

/First thing that popped into my head
 
2011-09-02 09:51:05 PM
the real Bucaneros allowed no women in their camps, but that didn't keep them from having dedicated life long love partners.
(GREAT book: "The Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, The Epic Battle For the Americas, And the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaw's Bloody Reign" by Stephen Talty (Crown, 2007))

rockin' the nasty gay pirate sex!!!
i97.photobucket.com
 
2011-09-02 10:10:42 PM

alfuso: I've read that Pirates also liked to dress in the find silk and satin dresses that sometimes came with taking a merchant ship. They liked the feel of the fine cloth on themselves.

So the speculation goes.

Actually, it was probably tearing them up to make some clothes, but long days at sea with a large group of lusty males makes for interesting speculation.

I have this book "Pirates and the Sodomy Tradition" on the Spanish Main, see. . .


"Their findings, detailed in a chapter in a recently published book, suggest that while these pipe-smoking men acted as stereotypical pirates would"

pipe smokers, indeed
 
2011-09-02 10:12:51 PM

Gyrfalcon: Newest group of scuzzy deadbeats and murdering scum to romanticize and apologize for: Pirates.

Kind of like what we went through with ninjas a few decades back. And with the Crusaders in the 1930s. Or Robin Hood in the 1800s. Pirates were not nice, kindly, egalitarian, pleasure-loving folk; they were criminals and they lived on boats 85% of the year and never bathed. But far be it from me to point out that half the pirates were actually privateers acting under license from the British or Spanish government who generally repudiated the contracts as soon as the ships hit the ports (so they could hang the captains and keep all the loot).

Soon we'll have romantic movies about sparkly pirates, and then the trend will be over.


meh. still beats pumpin' gas for the man. just don't leave out bonnie and clyde, al capone, and everyone's favorite psycho nebraska garbageman charlie starkweather.
 
2011-09-02 10:21:14 PM
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2011-09-02 10:26:07 PM

Rufus Lee King: Gyrfalcon: Rufus Lee King: [i1041.photobucket.com image 359x667]

You're really disturbed.

I like that in a man.

You live in Los Angeles, and call me disturbed?


I live here, but YOU'RE the one posting comics of gay pirate SM porn!!!
 
2011-09-02 10:44:14 PM
Well, a full set of chinaware in the 1600s-1800s was worth way the hell more than its weight in gold, especially once the Spanish started bringing literal bucket-fulls of the latter back from the Aztec lands. Especially in the carribean area, which wasn't really on the major chinese trade-routes for some time.

Plus, kind of harder to steal something that can't be defaced into plausible deniability without also destroying its value, if you're going to use something to display your wealth in a literal den of thieves it's a good choice.

//Basically not seeing the incongruity here.
 
2011-09-02 11:08:58 PM

LordOfThePings: Allll, Chinese porcelain.


BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

You are one evil bastid!
 
2011-09-02 11:26:16 PM

cowgirl toffee: Fear ripped through every man's heart when he saw the Jolly Roger on the horizon.

[img26.imageshack.us image 144x108]


read a book that tried to argue that homosexuality was very common among pirates... since they couldn't have women on their ships, etc...

so... you may be right...
 
2011-09-02 11:31:15 PM

cowgirl toffee: Fear ripped through every man's heart when he saw the Jolly Roger on the horizon.

[img26.imageshack.us image 144x108]


? Arrggghh Maties, here come the cornholers! Hide the cabin boys!
 
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