Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Corsair Cruise Lines

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Your smallish yet fancy looking cruise ship sails a route of Dubai to Djibouti. It is filled with like-minded sadistic tourists, all armed to the teeth with carbines and cutlasses, eagerly waiting for pirates to attack. The brochure claimed that the captain holds letters of marquee, but you haven't seen any staff or ship employees. They must all be ninjas.
Laughs Last, Jun 04 2008

Q-Ship http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-ship
[MisterQED, Jun 04 2008]

Invite this group of Okies http://video.google...Video+-+Full+Screen
Okie-la-homa Full Auto...picnic? This is an annual gathering. [Klaatu, Jun 04 2008]


       Haaaaaaarrrr!. By My Beard!!
gnomethang, Jun 04 2008

       What would you do with all your ill-gotten Djibouti? [+]
Klaatu, Jun 04 2008

       Where do we book ? [+]
8th of 7, Jun 04 2008

       But what if they get bored and disillusioned, and decide to cut out the middleman?
coprocephalous, Jun 04 2008

       Love it, bring back the Q ships too.
MisterQED, Jun 04 2008

       It would certainly give the pirates cause for reflection. The thought of trying to raid a nice-looking cruise ship that turns out to be full of middle aged and slightly drunk weapons collectors, armed to the teeth with everything from throwing stars and PIATs to flintlock muskets and M-71 miniguns, and spoiling for a fight (people like that get sooooooo competetive) would be somewhat disconcerting.   

       The ship needs to be comprehensively equipped with CCTV recording gear, so that kills can be properly credited, and points duly awarded. After all, mowing down a teenage pirate carrying and AK-47 when you have a .303 Maxim gun is not much of a contest; however, electing to despatch your target with a genuine antique Scots Claymore would earn a lot more points, especially if you sever the head from the body in a single blow.   

       Lifeboat davits could be interspersed with gibbets along the sides, allowing the blood-streaked remains to be displayed on return to harbour, "pour encourager les autres".
8th of 7, Jun 04 2008

       You could make a movie of it, but make sure the title will fit on a marquee.
baconbrain, Jun 04 2008

       I, for one, think this is a brilliant answer to both the decadence of wealthy individuals and piracy, which is a true tragedy.
Voice, Jun 05 2008

       I knew what this was and yet I read it anyway.   

       So, bun.
shapu, Jun 06 2008


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