Thursday, November 10, 2016


So, I was at work the other day making myself a cup of -- you know, this story would be cooler if I was making a cup of coffee, but I wasn’t.  I was making myself a cup of tea (herbal tea, actually) to help with my severely sore throat.  Well, as I’m standing there, letting the Keurig do its hot-water-magic, I noticed a headline on one of the magazines:

“Kidnapped by Pirates”

Really?  Is this still happening?  It’s 2016, are people, really, still being kidnapped by pirates?  Not even SPACE pirates...just normal pirates.  Of course, they’re not the the peg-legged, scurvy stricken, parrot-on-their-shoulder pirates that immediately jump to mind at the mention of the word.  No, these guys are armed with automatic weapons, rocket propelled grenades, and speed boats.  So...I guess they’ve kept up with the times.

Anyways, there you have it, in the 21st century we are still being kidnapped by pirates.