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Has mutiny or piracy ever been punished with a mark or a brand?

I've been doing a great deal of research on the subject of tattoos and body markings and a question I've come across frequently (and found correspondingly very little literature regarding) is the use of tattoos or brands to indicate a punishment, specifically of crimes like piracy or mutiny. Is there any information on this topic? [more inside]
posted by Socinus on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 answers

Looking for a silly nautical / pirate movie from the '80s or early '90s

The details I remember: the crew reach a Greek / Roman themed paradise (think togas and grapes and naked attractive people with palm fronds), and run away comically when they go to a concert which consists of weird noises coming from a clockwork / steam powered machine. [more inside]
posted by idiopath on Apr 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Gimme the boots!

Help me find a perfect pair of (costume/fashion) men's riding boots, men's size 10, emphasis on "comfy" and ideally black. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jan 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Yar, I need to flirt with a pirate.

Tomorrow I (a single dad) will be volunteering at my child's Halloween Party. I have been flirting with a cute single mom for a while now and I have advance knowledge that she will be coming as a pirate. I'm in need of a good pirate/nautical opening line that can be delivered in a kindergarten setting. [more inside]
posted by unixrat on Oct 30, 2013 - 38 answers

Getting some static seeking this Radio novel...

A few years back, in a dusty Brooklyn used book store I found, purchased, and subsequently lost a novel I've been unable to track down since. [more inside]
posted by erskelyne on Jun 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Plunder Economics 101

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 - 9 answers

Pirates and Pits

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 - 13 answers

Effect of torrents and/or free downloads on culture generally

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 - 12 answers

Yar, this be a conundrum.

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 - 5 answers

Help My Wife Find the First Romance Novel She Ever Read

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 - 10 answers

Is Microsoft really gonna make me pay for piracy?

Am I really gonna get busted for using a pirated copy of windows 7? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 2, 2010 - 33 answers

No Lazytown

What music will make me dance about like a pirate? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Feb 22, 2010 - 42 answers

Coming of age for a wannabe Pirate.

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 - 4 answers

What was that video called?

What's this kids sing-along video I'm remembering from the '80s? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Oct 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Who arrrrrrrr ya?

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 - 8 answers

Help me dress like a pirate

Help me dress like a pirate by tonight. [more inside]
posted by ataxia on Jun 5, 2009 - 17 answers

Pirate fiction for a scurvy dog

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 - 40 answers

Talk like a Pirate Day: More holidays, more fun!

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 - 13 answers

Tortugan Hussy = Not Me (I am just a regular hussy, I promise)!

I need ONE Pirate Weepul...not 250! I am willing to pay say, 10$ for this fine fluffy fellow. Do any of you, my fellow MeFi swashbucklers have one or know where I can get ONE? [more inside]
posted by Jenny is Crafty on Aug 5, 2008 - 4 answers

How do you attack a sailing ship with a fast rowing-boat?

How do you attack a sailing ship with a fast rowing-boat? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Feb 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Have I found a pirate radio station in Chicago?

Have I found a pirate radio station in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Oct 17, 2007 - 12 answers

What song did Paul and Storm sing about a house full of seamen?

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 - 6 answers

Arrrgh! Here be radio...

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 - 2 answers

Yarr! I be needin' the plans fer pirate ships!

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 - 8 answers

Please help me recall an old arcade game I played as a kid.

Please help me recall an old arcade game I played as a kid. [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Nov 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Good Toddler Pirate movie reccomendations...

Recommendations for good toddler and child pirate movies? [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Aug 15, 2006 - 20 answers

Swashbuckling sea-plunderer seeks parrot/perch solution

Ahoy askm[ateys]! Help a pirate keep her parrot on its perch. There is [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jul 21, 2006 - 25 answers

Arrrrr Where be me rot gut!

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. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Jul 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Pirate Accents

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 - 9 answers

Pirate Questions

How did Captain Barbossa and his men satisfy the curse of the heathen gods? [mi] [more inside]
posted by SPrintF on Jun 19, 2004 - 30 answers

Entertaining a One-Eyed 7-Year-Old

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 - 20 answers

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