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9th Aug '17 12:46:02 PM KCN
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* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2216240/ ''Kapringen'']] (''A Hijacking''), a Danish film about a ship crew that's been taken hostage by Somali pirates. Unlike ''Film/CaptainPhillips'', here there are no Navy Seals coming to the rescue; instead, the shipping company and the Danish authorities are forced to accept the tense cat-and-mouse negotiations with the hijackers.
9th Aug '17 9:52:37 AM StFan
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* From JamesLeeBurke's ''The Neon Rain'' (narrated by main character DaveRobicheaux):

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* From JamesLeeBurke's Creator/JamesLeeBurke's ''The Neon Rain'' (narrated by main character DaveRobicheaux):
29th Jul '17 3:42:39 AM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': Modesty and Willie fight a crew of ruthless modern pirates lead by an Englishman known as 'the Aristo' in "The Aristo" arc.
23rd Jul '17 11:58:00 AM AHI-3000
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* In ''Series/YoungIndianaJones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye'', while {{Franchise/Ind|ianaJones}}y and his friend Remy are traveling on a cruise ship through Southeast Asia in 1919, the ship gets attacked and robbed by Chinese pirates. The pirates' leader is a [[PirateGirl woman]] who was disguised as a singer, entertaining the passengers until her men boarded the ship.
8th Jul '17 6:40:42 PM FranksGirl
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* In ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'', the third season episode ''Dangerous Waters'' features modern day pirates who lure in victims by pretending to be a boat in trouble, then either killing or kidnapping the people who stop to help. The plot kicks off with the Hardys trying to find a woman grabbed by the pirates, as she inadvertently stumbles over clues to the pirates' identity. The pirates state they not only intend to sell the woman into sex-slavery in China, but will kill Joe, as well.
25th May '17 1:27:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* Explored in the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' book ''Peter Duck''--some of the child protagonists like to pretend to be classic eighteenth century style pirates, and get a rude awakening when their ship is attacked by real contemporary pirates.

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* Explored in the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons'' book ''Peter Duck''--some of the child protagonists like to pretend to be classic eighteenth century style pirates, and get a rude awakening when their ship is attacked by real contemporary pirates.
8th Feb '17 1:04:34 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Those guys were ''pirates?'' Admit it, you chased [[APirate400YearsTooLate much cooler pirates]] when you were on our team."''

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->''"Those guys were ''pirates?'' Admit it, you chased [[APirate400YearsTooLate much cooler pirates]] pirates when you were on our team."''
13th Jan '17 12:06:06 PM StFan
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* "Uh-oh, Chongo! It's ''Danger Island'', next!" on ''Series/TheBananaSplits''. Featured Captain Mu-Tan and his rag-tag band of modern day pirates.



--> The people call us pirates, but we're muggers in a boat
--> Armed robbery is jolly if it's done while you're afloat

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* "Uh-oh, Chongo! It's ''Danger Island'', next!" on ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''. Featured Captain Mu-Tan and his rag-tag band of modern day pirates.
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* The second area of operation in ''{{SOCOM}} III'' is in the Indian ocean, fighting against a group of pirates called the Fist and Fire.
* In ''VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune'' All the enemies are modern pirates. Nathan even comments on how far they are from the idealized notion of old-timey pirates. "They don't take prisoners... [[SexSlave well, not]] ''[[SexSlave male]]'' [[SexSlave prisoners."]]

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* The second area of operation in ''{{SOCOM}} ''VideoGame/{{SOCOM}} III'' is in the Indian ocean, fighting against a group of pirates called the Fist and Fire.
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune'' All the enemies are modern pirates. Nathan even comments on how far they are from the idealized notion of old-timey pirates. "They don't take prisoners... [[SexSlave well, not]] ''[[SexSlave male]]'' [[SexSlave prisoners."]]



* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'': "[[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=451 Somali Pirates of the Caribbean]]
* Also in [[http://www.thefreckledfinger.com/newest-cartoon/2011/3/1/030111-a-childs-disappointment.html this]] strip of ''TheFreckledFinger''.
* ''MediumLarge'' ran [[http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/friday-september-19-2008/ this strip]] for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
* [[Website/TheOnion Kelly]] thinks that the great pirates of old would [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pillaging-our-hearts,34364/ approve]].

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* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'': "[[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=451 Somali Pirates of the Caribbean]]
Caribbean]]"
* Also in [[http://www.thefreckledfinger.com/newest-cartoon/2011/3/1/030111-a-childs-disappointment.html this]] strip of ''TheFreckledFinger''.
''Webcomic/TheFreckledFinger''.
* ''MediumLarge'' ''Webcomic/MediumLarge'' ran [[http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/friday-september-19-2008/ this strip]] for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
* [[Website/TheOnion Kelly]] thinks that the great pirates of old would [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pillaging-our-hearts,34364/ approve]].
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* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly did a panel about these at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).

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* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/pillaging-our-hearts,34364/ did a panel about these these]] at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...''Film/CaptainPhillips''... but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a lost-at-sea character being rescued by pirates, and thinking how awesome it was. We see their conversation subtitled as they cheerfully plan to sell him into slavery. Except that they were fisherman, and they saved him in a net moments from drowning.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had has a lost-at-sea character being rescued by pirates, and thinking how awesome it was.is. We see their conversation subtitled as they cheerfully plan to sell him into slavery. Except that they were fisherman, and they saved him in a net moments from drowning.



-->'''Asian Pirate:''' Set a course for ''Hidden Pirate Island'', A.K.A '''Hong Kong!'''
* The PG-rated modern pirates Captain Barnibus Crab, Kim and Simon are the main bad guys in the third series of the ''FlipperAndLopaka'' animated series.

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-->'''Asian --->'''Asian Pirate:''' Set a course for ''Hidden Pirate Island'', A.K.A '''Hong Kong!'''
* The PG-rated modern pirates Captain Barnibus Crab, Kim and Simon are the main bad guys in the third series of the ''FlipperAndLopaka'' ''WesternAnimation/FlipperAndLopaka'' animated series.
7th Oct '16 11:34:51 AM erforce
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* ''Film/CaptainRon'' features some real life ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"

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* ''Film/CaptainRon'' features some real life ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Martin Short's incredulous, "Pirates? Of the Caribbean? Really?"



* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly did a panel about these at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).

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* ''Website/TheOnion'''s fake political cartoonist Kelly did a panel about these at the end of October 2013, not long after the release of ''Film/CaptainPhillips''...but it presents them in a ''positive'' light, labeling them "Today's Swashbucklers" for carrying on the tradition set by Blackbeard, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], and Captain Morgan, suggesting that all he knows about piracy then and now comes from romanticized fiction and/or PopCulturalOsmosis (Sir Henry Morgan is mostly known in the 2000s as the namesake of a brand of rum).
14th Sep '16 6:38:20 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' one of the main baddies is Captain Mako, a mutant who looks like an anthropomorphic shark and was a former modern pirate, a first-mate. Was so ruthless in-fact that he killed his captain, [[KlingonPromotion hence the title]], was recruited as a mercenary to put down a rebellion for the king-of-all-super-villains and upon doing so, in the most bloody way possible, was given position as one of said super-villain's right hands... and he is currently looking at his new boss with the same hungry eyes he was looking at his old on.

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' one of the main baddies is Captain Mako, a mutant who looks like an anthropomorphic shark and was a former modern pirate, a first-mate. Was so ruthless in-fact that he killed his captain, [[KlingonPromotion hence the title]], was recruited as a mercenary to put down a rebellion for the king-of-all-super-villains and upon doing so, in the most bloody way possible, was given position as one of said super-villain's right hands... and he is currently looking at his new boss with the same hungry eyes he was looking at his old on.one.
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