Torn from the headlines…

Don’t you just love it when TV networks use that line?

Ok, this isn’t really “Torn from a headline”. This is an ACTUAL headline.

Pirates hit navy ship ‘in error’

That’s a heck of an error if you ask me!  Here’s the link to the article, the details of which make it even funnier.
Pirates hit navy ship ‘in error’. – BBC News

Some of the high points:

  • The pirates mistook a French Navy ship for a target. How do they pick these things, cruise around going “That one looks good!”?
  • They attacked late at night. If your operating on the “That one looks good” philosophy – shouldn’t you try to make sure you can tell what you’re attacking, first?
  • Guess the French Navy doesn’t surrender at the first site of someone else with a gun after all. “Admiral Prazuck told French TV station La Chaine Info the pirates seemed to be surprised that the navy ship fought back.”  There are far too many jokes here. So many I can’t decide if it’s a place for one of the running ‘France surrenders’ jokes, or if it’s a commentary on the pirates.

I think I know the truth though. I think I know how things went south…  I’m pretty sure this was overheard during the exchange with the pirates (Although I’m not sure who said it, probably the pirates)…


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