“There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at, without result!” – Winston Churchill

I hate to carve a chunk out of the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s argument, but there are more pirates on Earth now than there ever were. I’m not talking about software or music pirates. I bet the pirates mentioned in the recent CNN article were crapping their pants when one of our AEGIS-equipped destroyers was shooting at them.

An excellent book on the topic is John Burnett’s “Dangerous Waters.” I read it a year ago and it amazed me how little we hear about piracy. I’m guessing it’s coming up more now, given the attack on the cruise ship a couple months ago.

On an unrelated note, why did I drink so much whiskey last night? Ugh.

Update: Some of the stuff on the Navy’s web sites is just cool. Like photos of the Churchill’s boarding party in this incident.