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Many of you will know about International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Some of you will know that there's a national election in the UK soon.

In the UK, Captain Tom has lost a bet, and has to stand for parliament.

Why should this interest us as Makers?

Because he is going to fix Broken Britain by sending a free roll of duct tape to every home!

Excellent - #2 Son is desperate to turn 18 to vote for him.

Have a look at his campaign site.  London-based readers can help with his nomination.



Vote for Cap'n Tom!
He has policies. He has experience.
He has a duck on his head.



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Koosie

9 years ago

He's Awesome!!

I hope he implements a "Walk the plank!" punishment!

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

Why does this guy sound American?

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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

He's being a pirate.  Americans are descended from pirates.  And Vikings.  Well-known fact.

What did they teach you at school?


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caitlinsdadKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I was referring to his accent. Under the fake pirate talk it didn't seem he had a proper British  twang to his tone of voice. Maybe he is just one of our radical ex-patriates.

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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

He has to be a British citizen, or he couldn't stand for parliament.  Don't forget, the UK accent is as (or more) variable than the US.

It's only a generation or so ago that different valleys in the Lake District spoke dialects so different they could be treated as different languages.

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kelseymh

9 years ago

How come the British have better, er, "politicians" than we do?  Hmmm?!?