Today’s post was first offered by Captain Billy of the Muskellunge in December of 2012.
Me an me boys is mighty pleased t’ see that them scientists at NASA is finally startin’ t’ look at th’ planet Earth through pirate eyes! They has just released brand new detailed pictures of our world after dark, wi’ the sparlklin’ lights of th’ cities glowin’ fer all t’ see!
There’s lots of bright spots, an that gives us hope!
Dividin’ th’ light from th’ dark is th’ same method me an’ me boys uses t’ tell the th’ planet’s booty-rich zones from them what don’t have much booty at all. When we’s sailin’ down th’ coast, deliberatin’ about where t’ go scavengin’ next, we always heads t’ th’ light. Just like yer sposed to do in them dreams about dyin’.
An when we arrives at th’ next happy, well-lit place wi’ our daggers drawn, th’ people is always surprised on account of they didn’t notice us comin’ – they was blinded by their own glare. That there’s somethin’ t’ keep in mind on a planet-wide level.
Our Earth is mighty special-lookin’ from afar – quite attractive t’ interstellar swashbucklers.
I ain’t sayin’ there’s space pirates.
But I ain’t sayin’ there ain’t.
The twinklin’ lights is pretty at night. But if you wants t’ keep th’ peace, best t’ always draw yer blinds an’ sleep wi’ one eye open!
Yer seafarin’ pal,
I suppose the Captain has a point – when I go on a nigh time walk, I notice some houses carefully draw the blinds and others are less private, challenging passers by to be polite and look away.
Are you polite?