The Somali pirates are rabble-rousing again, this time shooting at a U.S. Navy ship. I am getting pretty annoyed by these yahoos being branded as pirates. Growing up, Pirates of the Caribbean was my favorite ride at Disneyland, and for one Halloween I dressed up as a pirate and my grandfather made me a really cool wooden sword that we painted with silver paint to make it look real. And, of course, I have loved the movies.
So when I see this as the new version of pirates, it just makes me sad.