I'm burned out from hearing about the economic meltdown.
I'm already sick of hearing about the swine flu.
But I kind of dig the news stories about pirates.
Before you post hate comments, let me clear about one thing. I understand this topic is a deadly serious problem that isn't really funny.
That said, I'm still really enjoyed reading all the recent stories of thwarted pirates attacks.
For example, check out this story - Cruise Ship Hero fought Off Pirates with a Deck Chair
A passenger saw armed pirates in a speed boat trying to climb onto a cruise ship.
So he throws a chair at them, buying enough time that the cruise ship maneuvered safely away.
And who is this he-man cruise ship saver?
A retired engineer celebrating his 62 birthday with a cruise.
How could you not enjoy that story?
I also thought this one was interesting -Pirates Open Fire on U.S. Cruise Ship
Apparently, the pirates were in a speed boat and attempted to attack the much larger, faster cruise ship. The cruise ship was able to safely outrun the speed boat.
Now that the element of surprise is pretty much gone, they might want to rethink that plan.
Pirates! I still haven't gotten used to seeing that word in headlines.