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(Pix11)   Argh matey. Mother-daughter duo find centuries old pirate sword in North Carolina. Still no cure for finding the buried treasure   (pix11.com) divider line
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2021-04-11 10:28:44 AM  
I thought it was gonna be a story where they found "a sword" but sounds better in a headline as "a pirate sword". Instead, there's apparently evidence it may actually have belonged to Jean Lafitte.
 
2021-04-11 10:31:14 AM  
Subby, you were killin it on the headline till ya did the "no cure for" at the end. That takes this headline down a notch.
 
2021-04-11 10:33:30 AM  
It's an ad for their book
 
2021-04-11 10:55:57 AM  
Had me at mother and daughter duo.
 
2021-04-11 11:24:14 AM  
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2021-04-11 12:10:44 PM  
Here's a better link.  The work was done by actual researcher at a university with experience doing historical research.

https://www.pfeiffer.edu/news/pfeiffe​r​-professor-and-her-mother-demystify-li​fe-pirate-jean-laffite

And 'pirate' was more 'smuggler'
 
2021-04-11 1:09:18 PM  
"Mother-daughter duo"

OLD FARK IS BACK!!!!!!

"found a pirate sword "

Sigh.......
 
2021-04-11 1:34:04 PM  

dammit just give me a login: I thought it was gonna be a story where they found "a sword" but sounds better in a headline as "a pirate sword". Instead, there's apparently evidence it may actually have belonged to Jean Lafitte.


"Because Laffite, Oliphant and Yarbrough argue, faked his own death and lived a secret life in North Carolina."
 
2021-04-11 1:58:06 PM  
Did they find the pool of plastic balls?
 
2021-04-11 2:02:29 PM  
Yarbrough, an artist and writer, started Southern Voice, which chronicles the history of the South's older homes and the people who lived in them.

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2021-04-11 2:05:12 PM  

johnny_vegas: "Mother-daughter duo"

OLD FARK IS BACK!!!!!!

"found a pirate sword "

Sigh.......


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2021-04-11 2:08:03 PM  
But why was all the rum gone?
 
2021-04-11 2:08:09 PM  
Some watery tart probably distributed it to them, now they're the queen/princess.
 
2021-04-11 2:09:02 PM  
1966 Cap'n Crunch Meets Jean LaFoote
Youtube VntBW-uZ9jU
next umystery for the mom daughter duo: find out how Capt Crunch cereal stays crunchy even in milk (for a while at least)
 
2021-04-11 2:11:19 PM  

runwiz: [Fark user image 295x171]


That really doesn't look like the Crunch I grew up with.

Story doesn't mention if the cable got fixed.
 
2021-04-11 2:16:28 PM  
You fight like a dairy farmer !
 
2021-04-11 2:20:14 PM  
I swear I've seen this one before.

Butt pirates of penzance, right?
 
2021-04-11 2:26:01 PM  
Watched the Black Sails series. Pretty interesting... drama, embellishment, etc but characters were real.
The Lost Pirate Kingdom on Netflix is a 4 pt docuseries if you're interested  in early 1700s pirating along the eastern seaboard and Caribbean.
Mrs Pinner actually  enjoyed the docuseries.
Boobies, btw in both.
 
2021-04-11 2:27:59 PM  

puffy999: Yarbrough, an artist and writer, started Southern Voice, which chronicles the history of the South's older homes and the people who lived in them.

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FRODO, of the NINE FINGERS, and the ring of DOOM!
 
2021-04-11 2:29:29 PM  
Vincent Price reads The Phantom Merry-Go-Round
Youtube 5o_1t2vUZ3I

Jean Lafitte? Well, this will have to do
 
2021-04-11 2:30:30 PM  
Yep, women are good at digging up old shiat.
 
2021-04-11 2:31:20 PM  
Now she's Queen of the Britons.
 
2021-04-11 2:37:18 PM  
I started to watch the 'news' video, but stopped when they started showing Captain Crunch. Have we really reached Idiocracy this quickly? Why do people WANT to be stupid?
 
2021-04-11 2:38:49 PM  
I love having sword fights with my buddies. The last man standing wins a cigarette and first crack at raiding the fridge.
 
2021-04-11 2:39:00 PM  
"The mother-daughter duo believe that sword once belonged to the notorious French pirate, Jean Laffite."

They could also believe that it's the Ark of the Covenant, but that doesn't mean it is.
 
2021-04-11 2:40:11 PM  
I made it five sentences into the headline and completely had the wrong idea about the article.

I really need to clear my browser history more often.
 
2021-04-11 2:41:18 PM  

mjbok: runwiz: [Fark user image 295x171]

That really doesn't look like the Crunch I grew up with.

Story doesn't mention if the cable got fixed.


No, but they're now gettong free long distance calls!
 
2021-04-11 2:41:44 PM  
They also found some old preserved pirate food.

They stored it in jarrrrrrrrrrs.
 
2021-04-11 2:42:36 PM  
Laffitte Don't Fail Me Now
Youtube iYOS5ZeT0W4
 
2021-04-11 2:43:52 PM  

Flint Largechest: I started to watch the 'news' video, but stopped when they started showing Captain Crunch. Have we really reached Idiocracy this quickly? Why do people WANT to be stupid?


I mean, in total fairness to the human race as a whole, this is a CW station rebroadcasting a story of a Fox affiliate, so the standards aren't that high.

/Wait, that may be worse.
 
2021-04-11 2:44:01 PM  

oldernell: Had me at mother and daughter duo.


Me too. Then decided not to click the vid to watch an ad which then would let me watch a local Fox affiliate story on said mother-daughter duo.

So 25 posts in and no pics.  I can assume that pirate sword finding women are not hawt?
 
2021-04-11 2:44:48 PM  
I was expecting something involving plundering some booty...
 
2021-04-11 2:48:52 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/VntBW-uZ​9jU] next umystery for the mom daughter duo: find out how Capt Crunch cereal stays crunchy even in milk (for a while at least)


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2021-04-11 2:49:36 PM  
I've been watching the Pirates documentary-series so I'm getting a kick....
 
2021-04-11 2:50:52 PM  
Went into hiding after faking his own death... kept the sword.

That makes sense.
 
2021-04-11 2:52:51 PM  
I prefer "Mother-daughter duo do post-yoga shopping at Trader Joe's in Lululemon tights and sports bras".

Cuz covid has made me creepy.
 
2021-04-11 2:54:17 PM  

noitsnot: I prefer "Mother-daughter duo do post-yoga shopping at Trader Joe's in Lululemon tights and sports bras".

Cuz covid has made me creepy.


It hasn't made you creepy, its Lululabia that's standard casual wear now.
Enjoy.
 
2021-04-11 2:55:47 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: [YouTube video: 1966 Cap'n Crunch Meets Jean LaFoote]next umystery for the mom daughter duo: find out how Capt Crunch cereal stays crunchy even in milk (for a while at least)


Cereal Varnish
 
2021-04-11 2:56:32 PM  

dammit just give me a login: I thought it was gonna be a story where they found "a sword" but sounds better in a headline as "a pirate sword". Instead, there's apparently evidence it may actually have belonged to Jean Lafitte.


There was a nice variety of swords last time I went past Lafitte's in New Orleans, but no women were involved.
 
2021-04-11 2:58:34 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Harry Freakstorm: [YouTube video: 1966 Cap'n Crunch Meets Jean LaFoote]next umystery for the mom daughter duo: find out how Capt Crunch cereal stays crunchy even in milk (for a while at least)

Cereal Varnish


Dammit, borked the link...


https://youtu.be/5DdqIaOhpJg
 
2021-04-11 3:01:09 PM  
farking video. I just wanted to see a picture of an old pirate sword, not watch 3 minutes of talking heads.
 
2021-04-11 3:03:26 PM  

Chenopod: Here's a better link.  The work was done by actual researcher at a university with experience doing historical research.

https://www.pfeiffer.edu/news/pfeiffer​-professor-and-her-mother-demystify-li​fe-pirate-jean-laffite

And 'pirate' was more 'smuggler'


Weird. Both this and TFA are acting like his faking his death and quietly living out his life in hiding are something that's definitely been proven now, yet the Wikipedia entry for him treats it as basically a wild rumor on the level of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid allegedly doing the same thing.

The difference is that in this case, there's a gravesite that they can exhume, but haven't for some reason.

/I'mma personally think of it as that until I see more evidence to the contrary.
 
2021-04-11 3:08:09 PM  
When you say someone finds an old sword I imagine them digging it up out of the ground, not seeing it hanging on a wall.
 
2021-04-11 3:15:10 PM  
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2021-04-11 3:15:29 PM  

Fireproof: Chenopod: Here's a better link.  The work was done by actual researcher at a university with experience doing historical research.

https://www.pfeiffer.edu/news/pfeiffer​-professor-and-her-mother-demystify-li​fe-pirate-jean-laffite

And 'pirate' was more 'smuggler'

Weird. Both this and TFA are acting like his faking his death and quietly living out his life in hiding are something that's definitely been proven now, yet the Wikipedia entry for him treats it as basically a wild rumor on the level of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid allegedly doing the same thing.

The difference is that in this case, there's a gravesite that they can exhume, but haven't for some reason.

/I'mma personally think of it as that until I see more evidence to the contrary.


That said, there really was a high-ranking member of Napoleon's army who quietly lived out the rest of his life in NC and really in buried in Cornelius or somewheres.
 
2021-04-11 3:16:33 PM  
Lincolnton near Charlotte? You would think this would be from the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
 
2021-04-11 3:44:47 PM  

Chenopod: And 'pirate' was more 'smuggler'


Yeah, I'm not entirely sure just how popular the whole "go out and rob ships on the high seas" thing actually was, I am under the impression that the ones doing that kind of stuff were often working for the crown on the down low and probably wouldn't have been in the business if their home nation would have been hunting them down as well.
 
2021-04-11 3:58:41 PM  

Flint Largechest: I started to watch the 'news' video, but stopped when they started showing Captain Crunch. Have we really reached Idiocracy this quickly? Why do people WANT to be stupid?


It's easier. Remember the kids who would brag that they're "not gonna read anything for the WHOLE summer, or watch ANY documentaries"? Straight up saying they look forward to being a dumb piece of shiat for three months?

They never outgrow that. If they don't "need" knowledge, they don't want it. And they hate being woken from their stupor.
 
2021-04-11 4:00:16 PM  

LewDux: Did they find the pool of plastic balls?


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2021-04-11 4:10:49 PM  

0z79: Remember the kids who would brag that they're "not gonna read anything for the WHOLE summer, or watch ANY documentaries"?


Damn.  My parents used to have me watch Nova and stuff with them, and to this day I'm still searching for more.  Just a month ago I learned that plants can legitimately be described as talking to each other, and can identify what general type of neighbor they have.  Without mouths or ears.  And I'd have thought that was complete bullshiat if I hadn't sat down and watched a panel of biologists talking about it and the experiments they did to confirm it.

Who the hell doesn't want to know stuff?  You might as well be a automaton if you don't want to use your brain.
 
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