Friday, October 31, 2008

Samhain I Am

Still trying to think of a Halloween costume? How about a pirate—not the old Johnny Depp kind but the newer, edgier Somali variety. Offshore banditry is all the rage these days and the Somali Pirate look is easily to mimic, just chain smoke some Marlboros, turban up and demand ransom. The Horn of Africa is today a gansta land of greed and vice replete with hookers, gin joints and khat pedlars. All the trappings of a Warren Zevon song with ocean front property to boot! From the New York Times:
"Flush with cash, the pirates drive the biggest cars, run many of the town's businesses—like hotels—and throw the best parties, residents say. Fatuma Abdul Kadir said she went to a pirate wedding in July that lasted two days, with nonstop dancing and goat meat, and a band flown in from neighboring Djibouti. 'It was wonderful,' said Ms. Fatuma, 21. 'I'm now dating a pirate.'

Sounds like a blast plus the khat (qat) is fresh everyday.

video courtesy of mondeas media

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berber said...

these dudes are no shit. you can actually surf there as well. the problem with the people is the qat breaks last from about 1 til 7 at night when the drinking really takes over. isalm poses no danger to the party here

Lyndon James said...

Dancing and goat meat? Damn

tc said...

Haha, those are real deal pirates.

dc said...

was just near the somali border a few weeks ago struggling to sleep from too much khat.

Anonymous said...

are you kidding? fuckin somalia? don't you have more important things to blog about? probably not

Michael B. Oren said...

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