September 19, 2007
Top Ten Ways A Pirate Is Greener Than Your Average Landlubber
Ahoy! Today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey. So I thought I'd share with ye the Top Ten Ways A Pirate Is Greener Than Your Average Landlubber over a jug o' grog:
(10) Pirates used rain barrels on deck to collect drinking and washing water
(9) Pirates recycled and reused bottles for their rum, passing messages and as weapons in bar brawls. Then they went back for refills.
(8) Pirates spent as little time on land as possible, helping avoid spreading invasive species
(7) Pirates commuted less and bought local. While merchant vessels carried goods far and wide, pirates took what was nearby, supporting local towns and pubs.
(6) Pirates repaired things instead of buying new versions. They mended sails and damaged ships instead of upgrading immediately. When they did upgrade, they generally "bought" used.
(5) Pirates were kinder to animals (parrots, monkeys) than they were to people.
(4) Pirates kept it simple, from what they wore to how they navigated. No need to launch expensive satellites into space for GPS units to work when the stars are right above your head.
(3) Pirates went paperless. Their codes were generally not written down, because they might be incriminating. Most of their contracts were verbal.
(2) Pirates used wind power to sail the seas
(1) Pirates rarely bathed - that's water conservation for ye.
Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Posted by sorsha at September 19, 2007 4:26 PM
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