Over the weekend, a banjo jauntily strummed on the airwaves of Mansfield 103.2, a local radio station in England. As the singer of the tune broke out into a chorus about his love of masturbation, the calls flooded in. It was the eighth time the station's airwaves had been hijacked by someone who just loves "The Winker's Song". And no one knows who's responsible.
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Like the ocean it takes place on, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had plenty of ups and downs. These metaphorical seas have been so rough, in fact, that some people don't even remember there was a fourth film in 2011, On Stranger Tides, even though it grossed a billion dollars worldwide. I'm happy to say the fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is probably the best film in the franchise since the very first movie... even though that's not a particularly high bar.
In recent weeks, both Netflix and Disney have been threatened by movie pirates who demanded a ransom in exchange for not leaking big ticket films and shows. In both cases, the companies have refused to pay. The producers of India's most successful film of all time were also the victims of blackmail, and six suspects were arrested this week.
The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe.
The excitement for Google's Project Glass has been lukewarm at best, but apparently there are at least a few technophiles out there excited for the technology. Like Gregory McRoberts, who apparently couldn't wait for Google to finish its augmented reality specs, so he designed his own that's worn like an eyepatch.
In a continued effort to prevent ocean-bound ships from being attacked and overtaken by pirates, a pair of Japanese companies have developed what they're calling the Anti-Piracy Curtain. It uses high-powered water jets and flailing hoses to intimidate would-be attackers.
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