Famous pirates have
peaked many people's interest over the past several years. Many
of the famous pirates that people commonly know are fictional such
as Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook or Long John Silver.
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But, the real famous
pirates are even more interesting to those who have studied piracy
outside of the software field. Yes, matey, the real famous pirates
were the true scallywags who sailed the ocean blue, looking for
merchant ships and other vessels to board for the sake of looting,
pillaging and plundering, Oh my!
These early Pillage People of the YMCA Sailing Club were not so
friendly to other seafaring, god-fearing types. The most famous
pirates of all time would slip upon the other ships quickly, fire
their large arsenals of weapons, board the other vessels and overwhelm
the other crew with their exceedingly large pirate crew (and perhaps
even give them a crew cut).
Some of the most famous pirates of all time include Black Bart,
who is no relation to that Simpson kid, Captain Thomas Paine, who
was not related to one of the founding fathers of our country (but
quite a pain to other seafaring captains) and Captain Jack Rackam,
who invented the cheer, "Rickam, Rackam, Rackam, Ruckum, take
that sword and really - fight!"
Some other famous pirates include Captain William Kidd or Billy
the Kidd as he would later be called when he started robbing banks
out West. Red Beard was another famous pirate who's real name was
Barbarossa or Vinny to his friends. Captain George Booth struck
fear into the hearts of all who hailed upon the seas and especially
President Lincoln who liked to watch plays aboard large galleons
anchored off of Washington D. C. with his wife, Tammy.
Blackbeard was formerly known as Edward Teach and liked to teach
the other ship's captains and crews a lesson in seamanship. Captain
Lawrence Prince was anything but a prince when he was on the open
waters, prancing about talking about how he was an artist formerly
known as &$@*! And, then there was Anne Bonny who was one of
the few women pirates down through
history and was taking her revenge out on all men who had wronged
her in the past including one episode that happened in adolescence
involving a strange "goat kissing" incident.
So, it's easy to see that the famous pirates (not of Penzance nor
the ones chasing pennants) lived colorful lives while looting, pillaging
and plundering the common folk upon the lawless seas. Of course,
they did not obey their seas and desist orders one bit which is
why the famous pirates were regarded as outlaws, criminals and overall
rude characters. This is also why we all love them so much!