notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Where's the Rum??

It's a coming, it's a coming...Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest comes out this Friday (on both sides of the pond) and I for one am excited. I wasn't excited about it before, in fact, part of me was dreading it as I refused to believe that the sequel could succeed without it's prequel's main weapon; the element of surprise. Various trailers and reviews have swayed me however, and I am now counting down the days till Jack's back.

To fill in the time, I'll be placing various Piratey posts up here so we can ALL get in the spirit of things and be ready when the time comes to hoist the main sail to the cinema and stuff popcorn in your gob.

First up, here's a little piece on some science dudes who've found Blackbeard's sunken ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.

Now, bring me that horizon...

This is Blackbeard's flag; it's of a skeleton holding an hour glass threatening a bleeding heart with a spear. That sounds a lot better than how it looks...pretty lame BB, pretty lame.

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Update, July 4, 9.45am Brit time.

I just found this little story about Pirates taking stuff from a U.N. boat..While I can't condone theft from aid agencies, I know now that my life long ambition is to work for the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Centre.