Somewhere off the coast of Africa, on the deck of a hijacked boat
Pirate 1: Man, I love being a pirate.Pirate 2: Me too. Pirate 3: Check this out!Pirate 3 punches innocent bystander in the stomach.Pirates 1 & 2: Awesome!Pirate 3: Sorry, bystander. Pirate thing.Bystander: (cough) It's cool. Pirate 1: All right, enough horsing around, you guys. Let's go steal some treasure. Pirates: Yeah! The Pirates pry open one of 33 cargo containers. They stare at the contents. Pirate 1: What
what am I looking at here? Pirate 2: Looks like
huh. I don't know. I was expecting a lot more gold. And treasure. Fewer big metal things. Pirate 3: Maybe the big metal thing is made out of gold. Pirate 2: Isn't gold usually gold-colored? Pirate 1: Pirate 2 does raise a good point. Pirate 3: Here, there's a label on the box. It says it's a
"ta-ank." Pirate 1: Oh, a tank! Of course. Pirate 3: What's a tank? Pirate 1: Ha! Pirate 3 doesn't know what a tank is. Pirate 3: Shut up! You don't either! Pirate 1: What, you think that just because I've spent all of my life on the pirate boat, I don't have any knowledge beyond nautical matters? Pirate 3: That is what I think, yes. Pirate 1: Shows what you know. A tank is
it's a kind of coral. Pirate 3: Ha! Pirate 1: Okay, fine. Curse my exclusively seaborne lifestyle! Pirate 2, you were a landlubber once. What do you make of this? Pirate 2: You guys kidnapped me when I was four and then keelhauled my parents. I can't really remember much before then. Pirate 3: Why? Because of all the mental scarring? Pirate 2: (stares at his feet)
yes. Bystander: Actually, guys, if I can cut in: a tank is an armored assault vehicle, meant for cutting through infantry and fortified positions while maintaining a superior tactical defense and battlefield mobility. Pirate 3 punches innocent bystander in the stomach. Pirate 3: Thanks! Bystander: (cough) No problem. Pirate 1: That was going to be my second guess, anyway. Well, men, these weapons are now property of the Pirates! Pirates: Hooray! Pirate 1: To arms! Pirate 1 hops into a tank, cranks the accelerator, and drives into the ocean. Pirates 2 & 3 watch in silence. Pirate 3: Was it supposed to float? Bystander: Not explicitly, no. Pirate 2: (whispers) I think I would have preferred some treasure.