Thursday, June 18, 2009


Long ago there lived a brave seafarer named Captain Bravo. He was a courageous man who showed no fear in facing his enemies.

One day while sailing the seven seas a look-out spotted a pirate ship and the crew became frantic. Captain Bravo bellowed, 'Bring me my red velvet jacket.'

The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain's red velvet jacket, and after donning the jacket the captain led his crew into battle and defeated the pirates.

Later on, the look-out spotted not one but two pirate ships. The captain again howled for his red velvet jacket and once again vanquished the pirates.

That evening, all the men sat around on the deck recounting the day's triumphs and one of them asked the captain, 'Sir, why did you call for your red velvet jacket before each battle?'

The captain replied: 'If I am wounded in the attack, my crew won't notice my bleeding and will continue to fight, unafraid.'

All of the men sat in silence and marveled at the courage of their captain.

As dawn came the next morning the look-out spotted not one, not two, but TEN pirate ships approaching. The rank and file all stared at the captain and waited for his usual request.

Captain Bravo calmly shouted: 'Bring me my brown corduroy pants!'

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