Greenpeace activists regret embracing International Talk Like A Pirate Day
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(at the risk of being accused of self-bumping, I've expanded this idea. And International Talk Like A Pirate Day is real, http://www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Talk-Like-a-Pirate-Day)
It has been revealed that members of the crew of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise who are currently being held by the Russian authorities on piracy charges had been participating in International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Two activists scaled the side of the giant Prirazlomnaya platform on the 19th September in an attempt to disrupt Russian state-owned oil monopoly Gazprom’s activities in the Russian arctic. But what really seems to have upset the Russian workers during the operation was being called ‘landlubbing scurvy dogs’ in a fake Cornish accent.
The 19th September is International Talk Like A Pirate Day which is becoming increasingly recognised around the world but it appears that it has not yet reached Russia. The authorities therefore did not appreciate the protesters threatening to make them walk the plank or telling them they could stick their arctic drilling up their aarrrrs.
In order to deal with the protesters, the Arctic Sunrise was boarded a few days later by armed security staff and a total of thirty environmental campaigners were detained. Greenpeace spokesman John Sauven admitted that recognising International Talk Like A Pirate Day was, in hindsight, “a bit of a misjudgement” although he added, “Despite what may have been said that day, Greenpeace are absolutely not interested in getting our filthy hands on Gazprom’s lovely booty.”
The Russian authorities appear determined to press piracy charges however. One female oil worker was also keen to point out that she does not in fact have a vast behind.
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