A Flickr photo.Ahoy, mateys! In case ye landlubbers and scalawags are unaware, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Founded in 1995 by Oregonians John Baur and Mark Summers -- also known as Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy, respectively -- the parodic holiday has grown into something ... More >>
Barry Clifford, looking for booty.Besides maybe monster-truck driver, Barry Clifford has about the most badass job that exists: He's a real-life, bona-fide treasure hunter. His 1983 discovery of the Whydah, a pirate ship wrecked off the coast of Cape Cod, provides the backbone of the Real Pir ... More >>
Standing up against the oppression of scurvy swabs.In the midst of Black History Month, it seems a particularly appropriate time to consider the plight of another marginalized group, a group that has been disenfranchised since the seventeenth century, has been historically oppressed by the U. ... More >>
Not-so-breaking news: Container-ship crewmen are some tough bastards. The Village Voice, our New York sister paper, has obtained an email from a crewmember who was aboard the M/V Maersk Alabama when it was attacked by Somali pirates. Any story that includes icepick-shanking is worth a link to us. Re ... More >>
Here's a brief look at some of the items Americans are desparate to learn about today: Don’t tase me, bro This story has been all over for days. A guy asks a screwball question to John Kerry at a speech and gets arrested and tasered for it. Ask a weird question to a U.S. Senator, get arrested an ... More >>
The Albatross Mates for Life...but Only After a Courtship That Can Take Up to Four Years (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Jokey bits aside, CU's Pirates of Penzance gives full sail to a classic.
A DENVER FIRM BUILDS A MUSIC EMPIRE IN POLAND.