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They ruled thebyseven seas back in the 1600s and Stanley Drummond 1700s and even today are plundering sea vessels Bosses are people, too. (Really!) And every year in international waters. They are pirates. From on October America pays to fascinate them. movies and16, books to real life,tribute pirates •people Actually, National Boss Day was created endlessly and probably always will. Tid-in bits walks this week, innamed honor Patricia of Na1958 bythe an plank Illinois secretary tional Talk Like a Pirate Day observed on Haroski. She chose October 16 because itSepwas tember 19. her father’s birthday. Her father also happened • Although Hollywood pirates, such asshe Jack to be her boss at the time. Nevertheless, felt Sparrow’s friends, like to grumble “arrr” or that bosses in general were underappreciated, “arrrrgh” frequently, real pirates were not and registered the date with the U.S. Chamber known to do so. Hollywood actor Robert of Commerce as an official observance. Newton, who played Long John Silver in • the Interestingly enough, a 2005 accent survey done an 1950s, had a regional fromby the international human resources consulting firm Cotswolds district of England where they like revealed of your employees would to roll the that “r” athe bit.majority However, average real pirate did not. not trade places with their boss. The primary
reason may givenhave was thrown the change would result • Pirates menthat overboard, but between them andknown their co-workers. They could no one was ever to have “walked the no longer ignore orone laugh any slackersmyth. in their plank.” Again, this is at a Hollywood
department; they’d responsible • Lady Ching Shih of be China becamefor oneany of poor the performers. most powerful pirates to have ever sailed the blue.started She commanded oneDay of the mostin • ocean Hallmark selling Boss cards formidable pirate fleets in all of Asia during 1979. While they don’t reveal actual sales the early they 1800s, hundreds of ships underis figures, do with disclose that the “holiday” her command. poised to break into the list of top 10 card-sendturn few the page for more! ing events within the next years. turn the page for more!
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• Pirates pierced their ears, not to look suave, but because it was believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold improved one’s eyesight. Even relatively respectable seafaring men indulged in the practice. • “Davy Jones’ Locker” is a real nautical term that dates back to the 1700s and refers to the bottom of the ocean and a graveyard for drowned sailors. • As early as 1611, there are written accounts describing a person who brings bad luck to a ship as a “Jonah.” If a man was marked as a Jonah, he was doomed to be thrown overboard. If the trouble persisted, the pirates might suspect they’d thrown the wrong man overboard and would sometimes toss the original accuser into the sea to appease the ghost of the innocent man.
3rd Quarter 2010 preferred knives to knitting needles. Two 39 most famous female pirates are of Week history’s
• Every pirate ship had its Code of Conduct specified by the pirate captain. While stealing was the pirate’s job, stealing amongst shipmates was severely punished. Some boats had a “zero tolerance” policy for internal theft that left you dead or marooned if caught. • No one has actually ever found a real pirate’s buried treasure map. Never too far from death, most pirates tried to enjoy their money quickly. At any rate, there aren’t any maps around today, unless some are still cleverly hidden. • Throughout history some women have preferred knives to knitting needles. Two of history’s most famous female pirates are Anne Bonny, born in Ireland, and Mary Read, born in England. Not wanting to live the subservient life expected of women during her day, Bonny won over the respect of her pirate crewmembers with her murderous and capable ways. She eventually became best friends with Wine and Appetizers her fellow fierce, female pirate, Read.
Anne Sept Bonny, 19- 25 born in Ireland, and Mary Read, born in England. Not wanting to live the Page 2 subservient life expected of women during her day, Bonny won over the respect of her pirate crewmembers with her murderous and capable ways. She eventually became best friends with (continued): her fellowPIRATES fierce, female pirate, Read. As members of Captain “Calico” Jack Rackham’s crew, Bonny and Read disguised themselves as men and earned reputations as tough, fearless fighters. When Rackham and his crew were captured and sentenced to hang, Bonny, the captain’s girlfriend, reportedly told him: “Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hanged like a dog.” The exact origin of Jolly Roger, the generic term for a pirate flag, is unknown. It may come from “Old Roger,” an English term for the devil, or from a corrupted version of the French “Jolie Rouge,” meaning “pretty red.” Pirate ships didn’t fly Jolly Rogers at all times; instead, they’d often fly fake flags until their victims or enemies came into view. Pirate ships flew Jolly Roger flags featuring motifs intended to intimidate, including skulls, crossbones, swords, skeletons, bleeding hearts and hourglasses, meant to symbolize that time was running out. Port Royal, Jamaica, once known as the “wickedest city on earth” and as a wealthy haven for pirates, was devastated by an earthquake on June 7, 1692. Much of the thriving, densely populated community was destroyed. Port Royal was rebuilt and served as a British naval station in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, it is a small fishing town and tourist destination. “Treasure Island” by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson was first published serially in a children’s magazine between 1881 and 1882, under the title “The Sea-Cook.” It was published as a book in 1883. One of the main characters, the pirate Long John Silver, is nicknamed the Sea Cook. Silver, who is missing one leg, was reportedly inspired by a writer-editor friend of Stevenson’s who had lost a leg to disease.
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crossbones, swords, skeletons, bleeding hearts and hourglasses, meant to symbolize that time wasSeptember running out. 16 - September 22, 2010 • Port Royal, Jamaica, once known as the “wickedest city on earth” and as a wealthy haven for pirates, was devastated by an earthquake on June 7, 1692. Much of the thriving, densely populated community was destroyed. Port Royal was rebuilt and served as a British naval station in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, it is a small fishing town and tourist destination.
3rd Quarter 2010 • “Treasure Island” by Scottish author Robert LouisWeek Stevenson 39 was first published serially in a children’s magazine between 1881 and Sept 19- 25 1882, under the title “The Sea-Cook.” It was published Page 3 as a book in 1883. One of the main characters, the pirate Long John Silver, is nicknamed the Sea Cook. Silver, who is missing one leg, was reportedly inspired by a writer-editor friend of Stevenson’s who had lost a leg to disease. (continued): PIRATES • The “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride opened at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in 1967. It was reportedly the last attraction that Walt Disney (1901-1966) had a hand in planning before he died. • The Caribbean Sea gets its name from the Caribs, one of the main Native American Indian groups in the region when Spanish explorers arrived in the 15th century. The Caribs were known as fierce fighters and practitioners of cannibalism. Although largely eliminated by the Europeans in the 17th century, some Caribs survive today in Guatemala and Dominica. • The pirate Blackbeard cultivated an intimidating image and put cannon fuses under his hat to scare people. Blackbeard died in a battle with British navy lieutenant Robert Maynard off the North Carolina coast in 1718. • In pirate language, “shiver me timbers” was used to express strong feelings or surprise. • The term buccaneer is derived from “boucanier” and “boucan,” a French term for the smoking process used by hunters on the island of Hispaniola to prepare meat. Driven out by the Spanish, these buccaneers joined others who had an axe to grind with the Spaniards and attacked their ships. By the 17th century, the term was used generically to refer to pirates and privateers throughout the West Indies. • Welsh buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan served as the inspiration for novelist John Steinbeck’s first novel, “Cup of Gold.” When it was originally published in 1929, the book attracted little attention. Ten years later, Steinbeck published “The Grapes of Wrath,” which won the Pulitzer Prize.
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Q. Why do pirates always carry a bar of soap? A: So if they’re shipwrecked, they can wash themselves to shore.
1. Name one actor other than Johnny Depp that was considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
1. Born Edward Teach, he was best known for the dark hairs that covered his face. Name this famous pirate. 2. Most pirates lived on these kinds of ships. 3. With its black background and white skull and crossbones, this pirate flag was designed to be scary. Name it. 4. These kinds of pirates used warships disguised as merchant vessels. What were these pirates also known as?
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2. Which Welshman became notorious as a pirate leader after conquering and looting the Spanish Panamanian strongholds of Portobello and Santiago Castle?
“If now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” – Mark Twain
The Greek historian Plutarch, writing in about 100 A.D., gave the oldest clear definition of piracy. He
ANSWERS without legal authority not only ships,
described pirates as those who attack but also maritime cities.
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turb wildlife and handle fish carefully. Use eco-friendly products and practices. Try barbless hooks and molded nets to make the release of fish easier and safer. Consider using artificial lures in place of live bait. If that isn’t possible, choose native species over exotic species. Exotic bait could survive, reproduce and wreak havoc on the ecosystem. Handle fish with a damp paper towel to keep the protective layer on their gills intact, keep only what you need and release the rest properly. Respect the Law Find out what regulations are in place and follow them to the letter. Obtain a license if required. Don’t drink, especially if fishing from a boat. Use only the tackle permitted and keep only the fish allowed. Do not fudge on the rules. You could harm the environment. Should you see any illegal activity, report it immediately to authorities.
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• During the third century, Saint Lawrence of Rome, a deacon to Pope Sixtus II, was burned to death duringPAGE a series 2 of persecutions of priests and FILLER deacons. Legend has it that while he was on the 1Q08to his executioners and said, "This fire, he turned side's done; turn WEEK 1 me over and have a bite." It was forDEC this reason that 30 - JAN he 5 was named the patron saint of butchers, roasters and comedians. • The average robin reportedly has nearly 3,000 feathers. Makes you wonder who did the counting.
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When you think of something large, strong and majestic, you might be thinking about a castle. This type of fortress was built in multiple places and in multiple styles throughout history.
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• Castles were built to withstand attack from enemies. Castle builders added many defensive features to make their castles difficult to attack. Many castles were built on high ground with clear views of the surrounding land. • Castles with curtain walls with flanking towers were difficult to capture. These towers allowed well-protected defenders to fire at attackers along the line of the castle walls, concentrating fire on particular points of heavy attack. A good early example of a castle with flanking towers is Framlingham in Suffolk, England. Along the curtain wall, at intervals, are 13 square or rectangular towers. • At the top of the castle walls were battlements, a protective, tooth-shaped parapet with a wall walk behind it for the soldiers to stand on. The defenders could fire missiles through gaps. The raised sections between are called merlons, which helped to shelter the defenders during an enemy attack. • Castles in the round: It was harder for attackers to make round towers collapse. Unlike square towers, they had no corners, which collapsed if holes were dug underneath the foundations. • European castles had their origins dating back to around AD 900 and played a great role in the then military system of feudalism. • The great age of castles began almost 1,000 years ago and lasted for nearly 500 years. The first proper castles built in England were built after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were introduced by William the Conqueror, when he invaded England from his homeland in France.
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CASTLES (continued): • The famous Tower of London began as a timber fortress in an earthen enclosure on the north bank of the Thames in London. In 1078, William the Conqueror replaced this timber fortress with a massive stone fortress called the Great Tower. William needed to show his authority and protect his new kingdom.
• In the Middle East, the Crusaders developed great castles with double circuits of curving outer walls and towers to overlook the entire wall. These castles influenced castle building throughout Europe and the British Isles, and the early 13th-century medieval castle was a marriage of Norman, English and Byzantine styles. Two good examples of this are the Château Gaillard on the Seine in France and the Conisbrough Castle in England. • One of the last tower houses to be built in Scotland was Lethendy Tower, dating back to 1678. • No two castles are the same. This is due to Q. Why do pirates carrymaterials a bar of soap? topography, taste,always available and the ability of the designer. A: So if they’re shipwrecked, they can wash themselves to shore. • The spiral stairs in castle towers are designed to ascend clockwise in an effort to make the attackers expose more of their body in order to use the sword in their right hand.
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• There were ofonce aboutand5,000 castles strongholds Portobello Santiago Castle? in Japan, but today there are only about a dozen original feudal castles left.
The Greek historian Plutarch, writing in about 100 A.D., gave the oldest clear definition of piracy. He described pirates as those who attack without legal authority not only ships, but also maritime cities.
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