Monday, December 22, 2008

Reality imitates "Pirates of the Caribbean"

One of my favorite bits of the Disney attraction "Pirates of the Caribbean" is the little vignette of the not-so-attractive woman chasing the pirate around and around (and around and around unless at some point they turn it off) in a circle.

Apparently, this attraction is more realistic than I had imagined, as the CSM reports on how being a Somali pirate improves your love life (and affects, or does not affect, the local economy).

Key bit:
The pirates are the hottest men in town," Abdi says. "Girls from all over Somalia moved here to marry pirates. But if the girl isn't cute she's out of luck, because the pirates only go with beautiful girls."
Hat tip: