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April 28, 2007

Pirates And Emperors: They’re Really The Same Thing

by Doug Mataconis

Not sure where this is from, but it makes a point:

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  1. Other than their praise for the Sandanistas, I thought it was pretty good.

    Of course, it has been said before:

    When I sally forth to seek my prey
    I help myself in a royal way.
    I sink a few more ships, it’s true,
    Than a well-bred monarch ought to do;
    But many a king on a first-class throne,
    If he wants to call his crown his own,
    Must manage somehow to get through
    More dirty work than ever I do, the Pirate King – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance

    Comment by tarran — April 28, 2007 @ 9:36 am

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