Pastafarian Chris Fortney created this art for us:
Congrats to Colin for contributing the latest evidence in our Pirates Vs. Global-Warming link:
Somalia has the highest number of Pirates AND the lowest Carbon emissions of any country. Coincidence?
The evidence for the relationship between pirates and global temperature continues to mount.
CNN reports, “The International Maritime Bureau, which tracks piracy, said in its annual report earlier this year that global pirate attacks rose by 10 percent in 2007, marking the first increase in three years. ”
Then, BBC News reports “Global Temperatures to decrease“.
The mainstream media may ignore the pirate-temperature link that Pastafarians have long known, but soon the evidence will be so overwhelming that they cannot ignore the Truth.
Further evidence: Google Trends shows a very solid relationship.
That screenshot is remarkable and 100% legit – not doctored. You can try it yourself here.
Congrats to Pastafarians Oliver and Adrian for spotting the CNN/BBC evidence.
Jenny spotted this FSM Blimp in Second Life:
Blimps are the pirate ships of the sky.
I recently worked for a local theatre company, where I stumbled upon this cool looking prop. Instantly I commandeered it to support my argument for the beneficial effect of adopting his Noodly lord, resulting in the convertion of 7 technicians and a couple of actors.
Ramen, Studio Marcel
From our friends at neat-o-rama, 7 Myths and Truths about Pirates:
We’ve all got an idea of what it was like to be a pirate in the 1700s – but a lot of it is pure Hollywood hooey. Here’s a few of our most common misconceptions about pirates … and the truth about them.
Here’s the link
Thales spotted this giant billboard in the Cordoba, Argentina airport. Notice the Pirate Fish. Lindsay spotted a similar ad in an Argentine magazine several months ago – posted here.
I translated (poorly) the text of the ad as follows:
To Know – The Argentina Cultural Patrimony – To Take, Yes – To Take, No.
Lindsay interpreted the print ad as: The ad sponsored by the Argentine federal government is explaining what things can be taken out of the country, such as tattoos, and what things cannot, such as fossils. Its a cultural preservation type text.
The web address printed, www.cultura.gov.ar (notice the government domain), seems to confirm this. The website appears to belong to a cultural preservation organization.
What is intriguing is that there is no mention of the Pirate Fish on the website. Why did they use our symbol for their advertisements promoting cultural preservation?
Perhaps it’s just a coincidence they used the image of the Pirate Fish – one of our most sacred symbols. But, I choose to interpret it as the first step towards official recognition of Pastafarianism by the Argentine government.
It makes sense; I’m told Argentina is a devoutly Catholic country. The government is smart to gradually introduce a replacement religion; too suddenly, and people would surely protest. The Pirate Fish ad could be explained away as a “mistake” or “coincidence” if trouble arises.
What’s next Argentina? I’m happy to help. I would be pleased to visit your country to help spread Pastafarianism awareness.
[I received this email today about a treasure hunt in Depoe Bay (Oregon):]
Here’s a chance to spread the good word!
Here in Depoe Bay we’re doing our part in stopping global warming! Each year, pirates gather here in an effort to promote modern day pirattitude and help the earth … oh, yeah, AND to hunt for pirate treasure!
This year’s event is on Saturday, October 6th. We’d love to see a Pastafarian contingent in the big hunt. If you’d like to send a pirate team (or 2 … or 3 …), simply go to www.treasuredepoebay.com, fill out an entry form, and send it in!
Perhaps there’ll be a sighting of the Flying Spaghetti Monster here on the coast that day … ???
Chief High Mistress of All Treasure Hunt Clues
[It sounds very cool. I would like to note that had there been Pirate treasure hunts when I grew up in Oregon, I may never have left. If any Pastafarians make it out to the treasure hunt, please let me know how it was and send me pictures if possible. -bobby]