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Old 09-28-2005, 02:15 AM   #6
Alien426
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Errol Flynn's fault.

It's the same reason why kids (used to?) love cowboys and gunslingers. The job description of a cowboy isn't very sexy, it's a cow herder for crying out loud! And gunslingers are about the same as pirates. Yet the romantic movies of the fifties to eighties are responsible for those misty-eyed depictions of heroism and adventures. Hmm, Indy is an archeologist...

Back to pirates: There were pirates which were tolerated or even encouraged by governments called corsairs or privateers.

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