Friday, September 10, 2010

Vat are you sinking about?!*

I thought this was rather timely, given that I spent the day at the Navy Yard: Marines Seize Ship from Pirates. Also, brilliant response on the part of Holger Roemer.

The Navy Yard's Naval History and Heritage Museum is pretty cool, with probably the largest collection of hawsers**, yardarms***, and brigs **** in the metropolitan area. And, as the above article attests, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

* This is from a really bad joke about a ship crew trying to alert a German command that they're sinking.

** To the best of my knowledge, a type of rope?

*** I have no idea.

**** It's either a jail cell on a ship, or a type of unpalatable British pudding. Or it could be the unpalatable British pudding that people in a jail cell on a ship are forced to eat. So, basically that would be any sort of British pudding.

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