Wednesday, 26 November 2008

No turn unstoned

Regarding those Somalian pirates, the chaps on Channel 4 news had a fine time. In the space of a few minutes, they referred excitedly to the pirates' lair, their booty, a motley crew, their ill-gotten gains, having blasted pirates out of the water and hot pursuit. The only cliché unuttered was Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum and you could see they were terribly tempted.

12 comments:

Dandelion said...

Yes, I thought that. And I didn't think much of them describing Shannon Mathews as "tethered", either.

Yoga Gal said...

Shiver me timbers!

How do we know said...

ha ha ha!

Dave said...

Nope. Still nothing witty from this corner.

Caitlin said...

What no 'aaar Jim lad' either?

They just weren't trying.

Z said...

No, they took 'kid' a bit literally.

Dave, you're leaving the witticisms for the others for a change? We may have to tip you the Black Spot.

Dave said...

No, just a bit off colour and mind not at cutting-edgedness.

Blue Witch said...

The BW Party will be enabling The Media to become rather more balanced. Good news and bad news days will alternate, with the eventual aim of only having good news days, because there won't be any bad news.

Z said...

Darling BW, you and Dave should get together and then you can cheer him up. It would be no hardship for you, as he is excellent company. And his jokes are not off-colour even when he is.

The Manic Street Preacher said...

they'd already drunk it...

Dandelion said...

BW is a bit ambitious, isn't she?

Z said...

I suspect they'd had a bet on how many pirate-related words they could get into the script while they emptied the bottle.

She is, Dand, though I detect a slight cheek-bulge there too.