Friends, Flames and Pirates!
Burn Baby, Burn!
So my friend Trent and his family have been going through a bit of an ordeal. They live in Tumbler Ridge and a fire has been threatening to destroy the community. The emergency has been scaled down, since winds seem to be pushing the fire away from TR. Anyhow, Trent wrote a story on it for The Tyee, What I Learned Fleeing the Tumbler Ridge Fire. There is a link there to another article he wrote back in 2004.
Trent, Collette, Zoe, Jeri, etc... - look after yourselves, and good luck.
Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle o' Chum!
With the release of the sequal to Pirates of the Carribean just around the corner - by which I mean tomorrow - and people already talking about a third film guest starring Keith Richards, I have to wonder: Why is no one making biopics for the big screen on real pirates? I saw a BBC "docu-drama" about Edward Teach (AKA the infamous Blackbeard) which was alright, but hardly gripping as a drama. It was told from the perspective one of his crew, one of only two or three to have survived. But what about proper films about men like Edward Teach or Bartholomew Roberts (AKA Black Bart) who was known to be a teetotaler, frowned on gambling, profanity and drinking amongst his men, among other things. Hmmm?