The Rum and Popcorn 100

I got a lot of problems with these people!

70. Worst Bar Argument of The Year

An hour of my roommate’s life and my own that we are never getting back. Whether or not it is a good idea to let Somali pirates hijack your oil and pay the ransom. I’m serious.

The argument for killing pirates: um, they’re taking your oil. I mean, if you’re cool with hijackings just being part of the cost of business, then you obviously must miss having the Mafia be a part of your daily life.

The argument against killing pirates: They’re just poor fishermen in a terrible country, what’s wrong with letting these guys hijack your boat, paying a ransom to make their lives better as long as no one dies?

The rebuttal: Because someone will eventually die. Hijackings, like bank robberies, mostly don’t result in death, but once in a while they do. And if you let an atmosphere of piracy flourish, then yes, it eventually will become the cost of doing business. And that is a failure to act by the shipping companies that use that gulf.

Yeah, I was for killing pirates. This went on for an hour. There was much yelling, and surprise, no interest from the ladies.

Mitigating circumstances:At least our friend Juan was amused, because the Big XII title game we were there to watch was a beatdown.


December 23, 2008 - Posted by | drinking, news | ,

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