The gold-coin contents of the cliche' pirate/dungeon treasure chest, how much would that be worth today? Assume a stereotypical treasure chest, knee high to an adult, filled with gold escudos in excellent condition. How much would the chest and contents sell for? Could you sell it?
posted by The Whelk
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Pirates! Help me find a story about a pirate's treasure pit or what the story was based on, if it was real. [more inside]
posted by papercake
on Jul 6, 2012 -
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jun 15, 2011 -
I have two questions about the end of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie: one practical, one philosophical. Needless to say, major spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by easy_being_green
on May 20, 2011 -
Mrs. Irontom loves trashy romance novels, and is looking for the very first one she ever read. Can you help her? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Jan 18, 2011 -
BookFilter: I read a book about the coming-of-age of a boy who's father is a Privateer. I read it around 2000 and I can't remember the name. It painted pirates in a sympathetic light. Help. [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes
on Nov 16, 2009 -
A British (I think) kids cartoon, probably from the eighties or nineties. There's a pirate with spiky blue hair, big eyes and a long thin moustache, with red and yellow clothes and a peg-leg.
What's it called? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen
on Jun 18, 2009 -
I want to read novels about pirates. I don't care about genre, I don't care about quality (much), I just want lots and lots of Age of Sail
pirates. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey
on Nov 12, 2008 -
My workplace (retail; caters to a local university almost exclusively) recently celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was awesome fun. They want a list of other fun holidays they can celebrate, especially
ones that occur during the month of September or January (the only months that we have enough employees to make it worthwhile). Could you recommend any other fun holidays? If all else fails, could you help us make up some holidays (and please mention if they're made up)?
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Sep 20, 2008 -
A few months ago, I saw Paul and Storm
in concert, opening for Jonathan Coulton. They sang a song about a pirate captain who brings his whole crew home, and his wife's dismay at discovering-- you guessed it-- seamen all over the house.
The song isn't on either of their albums, and there's no mention of it on their site, so I don't even know if it's originally theirs or a cover. Google reveals message board posts from people who have heard them sing it, but nothing more conclusive. Please help me track down this song!
posted by Faint of Butt
on Jul 20, 2007 -
What is the legal status of offshore (maritime, international waters) broadcasting in the United States? Is there a stateside equivalent of the Marine Offenses Act
? What steps would the United States take to hamper the operations of such a broadcaster?
posted by phrontist
on May 17, 2007 -
Where can I get deck plans for pirate ships? Websites are welcome, a good book or two of many different ship plans would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by Rubber Soul
on Mar 26, 2007 -
After having just spent a week in Kill Devil Hills on the outer banks, I have become infected with pirate fever! I thirst for a good pirate quality Rum.
I want the rot gut hopefully in a non fancy pants round bottle to swig out of next time I go to the beach.
posted by JonnyRotten
on Jul 7, 2006 -
You know the stereotypical pirate and/or salty sailor accent? What is that? Where does it come from? It sounds like it must be some kind of bastardised English accent, but it's fairly distinctive. Or is it something created and perpetuated by film and television?
posted by picea
on Jun 29, 2004 -
How did Captain Barbossa and his men satisfy the curse of the heathen gods? [mi] [more inside]
posted by SPrintF
on Jun 19, 2004 -
On Monday I have to cover my seven year old daughters left eye with a patch for eight weeks. The idea is to strengthen her right eye -- currently 20/300 -- in the advent that later in life she should damage her good one. Insurance, so to speak. Any thoughts on making life more palatable for a temporarily blind child ?
posted by cedar
on Feb 20, 2004 -