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Old 09-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #166
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:47 AM   #167
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I think I've been living in a cave cuz I've never heard of "talk like a pirate day" before. :p
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:29 AM   #168
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Top o' the morning to ye, mateys? Planning any looting today?
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:01 AM   #169
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No looting today, perhaps some violent theft, a murder or two and a few rapes later if I have the time.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:35 AM   #170
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I'll play some Starrrrcraft 2.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:21 AM   #171
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Arrrr. I did be seeing a Wife Swap where the Cap'n who starrted the Day's wench swapped with a landlubber.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #172
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ha! the Facebook pirate English is cracking me up!
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:35 AM   #173
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No looting today, perhaps some violent theft, a murder or two and a few rapes later if I have the time.
No no, it's rape then murder, loot then burn... let's keep that straight, people.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:00 PM   #174
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #175
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Aye, matey! Tis now time to swab the mizzen mast, stow the deck, and plank the walk, t'would seem.... Garrrrrr!


Hey, do you know why pirates wore an eye patch?

It was so when they went from above deck to below, whilst raiding, they could switch eyes, an the one that had been covered would already be adjusted to low light!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:12 AM   #176
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really? I didn't know that. how interesting, I hope it's true.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:22 AM   #177
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I tried it when i was out walking in the dark. I was reading the cellar on my phone... and kept walking into the curb because it was blinding me. So, I started closing my left eye, reading with the right... then i'd switch eyes and look up to get oriented. works. pain in the ass to do, but it DOES work.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:31 AM   #178
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Hmm Wikipedia (the font of all truth in knowledge) says:

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It has been speculated that sailors who often went above and below deck might have used an eye patch to keep one eye adjusted to the darkness below decks.[2] The strong sunlight while above deck on an oceangoing vessel could require minutes of adaptation to the dim lighting below deck. With virtually no light sources below deck, sailors would have to rely heavily upon their eyes to adjust. In the critical moments of modifying the rigging, navigating, and especially during battle, those minutes were too precious. A simple switch of the patch from one eye to the other might have saved time when going between decks. However, this usage of the eyepatch is not supported by any historical records.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyepatch


The thought of pilots using them is a little scary, though. I'd like them to have some distance perception going on there......
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:58 AM   #179
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Mythbusters did a thing on the eyepatch question. They showed that you didn't just save yourself the minute or two of light-to-dark adjustment, but that after about 20 minutes in the pitch black, your eyes go into a secondary level of night vision that is far more acute than what you get right away, and keeping the eyepatch on also preserved that "extra" level of vision in the covered eye. Still not supported one way or the other by historical records, of course, but as they said, it works so well that they'd have been fools not to use it that way, with all these eye patches floating around for experimentation.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #180
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Shiver me timbers, why dinnnit dey juss whar sunglasses?
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