Saturday, September 19, 2009

Arrr Value

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, so in that spirit we will present the following piratey items:

Olympic Pirate triathalon (2008 RESULTS):

Fencing:
Country G S B TOTAL
1 ITALY 2 0 5 7
2 FRANCE 2 2 0 4
3t GERMANY 2 0 0 2
4 USA 1 3 2 6
3t P. R. CHINA 1 1 0 2

Shooting:
Country G S B T
1 P. R. CHINA 5 2 1 8
2 USA 2 2 2 6
3t CZECH REP. 2 1 0 3
3t UKRAINE 2 1 0 3
3t ITALY 1 2 0 3

Sailing:
Country G S B T
1 GREAT BRITAIN 4 1 1 6
2t AUSTRAILIA 2 1 0 3
3t SPAIN 1 1 0 2
3t USA 1 1 0 2
3t P. R. CHINA 1 0 1 2

Pirate Final Rank (must medal in at least two events; point values are Gold=3, Silver=2 and Bronze=1):

1t P. R. CHINA 29 points
1t USA 29 points
3t ITALY 18 points

(Olympic results from the Canadian Broadcasting System site.)

So that settles it, the world's biggest pirates are the USA and China. Hmmmmm.

I'll just settle back and listen to some pirate-appropriate songs:

Sailing - Christopher Cross
Hook - Blues Traveller
Jolly Roger - Adam Ant
Patches - Dickey Lee

and, of course, Pachelbel's Canon in D

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