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Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2005

Dave!Avast ye bloggers! I'm a pirate! And it's not even "Talk Like a Pirate Day" yet.

After monkeys and ninjas, I'd say my third most abnormal infatuation would have to be pirates. And I can tell you exactly when the obsession started: when I went to Disneyland and went on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride as a wee lad. I could never get pirates out of my blood after that, mainly because pirate life looked a heck of a lot more fun than mine did at the time.

Dave Pirates

But now-a-days the word "pirate" is getting an entirely different meaning... people who appropriated work from others without paying for it. Usually this means people who illegally download music, but it's getting popular for movies and television downloads as well. One thing that hasn't changed: piracy is still viewed as a very bad thing.

Which I think is a load of crap.

Pirates of old attacked ships at sea, killed everybody, and plundered the treasure for their pirate's booty. So when the asshats at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) calls me a "pirate," I'm offended because I'm not nearly that cool.

All I did was grab some music that I can't buy here because it's either owned by a foreign label, or out of print. I was forced into piracy because evil record labels can't get their shit together and release ALL of their music for sale digitally. This is so stupid because the cost is minimal, and CDs are a complete dead-end. What choice do I have? Pay $50 to somebody on eBay who is probably selling it after having burned it to their iPod anyway? The artist isn't seeing a dime of that money... so what's the point in paying such an obscene sum?

Look, I'd gladly buy the shit if I could, but record labels and some narrow-minded artists won't let me purchase it. How is this my fault? The RIAA can kiss my ass. Until you give me a way to buy something legally, stop being a bunch of whiny dumbasses, and work on solving the problem... not adding to it by attacking people who would be your customers if your would let them be.

And now I wait for Sid Meier's Pirates game to be released for Xbox this summer. REAL pirates kick ass!

Movie Quotable of the Day: "There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight... by the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"
Yesterday's Answer: EuroTrip (2004) with Michelle Trachtenberg and Scott Mechlowicz.

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  1. Sayuri says:

    Aww Pirate Dave is soo cute. And kinda gay…aren’t pirates only supposed to have one earring?? LOL

  2. Dave2 says:

    Yes, Pirate Dave is totally gay. But not because of the two earrings… it’s because he’s wearing lace panties and has his cabin boy “fluffing his pillows” back in the Captain’s cabin.

    Pirate Dave is out and proud on the Seven Seas.

  3. kazza says:

    Totally agree!!

    btw, the movie is Flying High! (or Airplane! as it is know in the states)

  4. MRKisThatKid says:

    It was the secret of monkey island that had me cursing land lovers everywhere.


    And i’ll give me 30 pieces of eight to any wee hearty who can bring me the head of the cursed captain of the MPAA. Aiigghhh!

    (Guinness does funny things)

  5. Troy says:

    I find it kind of stupid that the MPAA is going after tv torrent sites. Aren’t they just taking the role of Tivo and the VCR. I know there are a couple of shows I’ve been downloading all year and will watch them all at the end of the season. I don’t feel bad downloading a show that was just on TV. Screw the Television industry!!! I’ll buy the DVDs if they are reasonable priced (like the Family Guy DVDs and unlike the Dead Like Me DVDs).

    Several of my favorite TV bittorrent sites went down today. Especially BTFnet. That is where this post is coming from.

  6. Art says:

    Looks like cartoon Dave got a lil too close to someones misen mast and lost an eye. Just keep him away from my booty 57% of the time.

  7. UncleHorns says:

    Will the pirate make it onto a t-shirt?

    Two earrings or not I’d wear it, me hearties.

  8. michelle says:

    I want the pirate shirt!!!!

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