Quotes / Space Pirates

Reach for the whiskey, boys.
Reach for the stars.
They won't stop us drinking on Venus or Mars.
Reach for the whiskey, boys.
Reach for the sky!'
The vacuum of space sucks the bottles all dry!
— The Senate, "Space Shanty"

"It is generally known that interplanetary piracy is financially unprofitable, which is best demonstrated by the fact that it is virtually non-existent."
Ijon Tichy, The Star Diaries, "The Twenty-Eighth Voyage"

Watney: I've been thinking about the laws on Mars. There's an international treaty saying no country can lay claim to anything that's not on Earth. By another treaty, if you're not in any country's territory then maritime law applies. So Mars is international waters. Now, NASA is an American organization, it owns the Hab. But the second I walk outside, I'm in international waters. So here's the cool part; I'm about to leave for Schiaparelli Crater where I'm going to commandeer the Ares IV lander. No one gave me explicit permission to do this, and they can't until I'm on board Ares IV. So I'm going to be taking over a vessel in international waters, which by definition... makes me a pirate. Mark Watney: Space Pirate.
[later, at NASA]
Kapoor: How's he doing?
Park: Okay, I guess... a little stir-crazy. He asked us to call him "Blondbeard."
[beat]
Kapoor: Actually, maritime law
Park: No, yeah, he explained it.

Fifteen Orks on a ded mens hulk,
Lookin’ down da barrel of a gun,
Gruntin’ ta eech uvva
troo big, sharp teeff,
Sayin’ “dis one’ll give us some fun”

Forteen Orks on a humie’s ship,
Killin’ anyfin' dat izn’t green,
Gruntin’ ta eech uvva
troo big, sharp teeff,
Sayin’ “Times be gettin’ leen”

Firteen Orks wiv' da Kaptins chest,
Hopin’ to kwench deir greedy first,
Gruntin’ ta eech uvva
troo big, sharp teeff,
Sayin’ “I was da wun dat saw it first”

Wun lone Ork left to steel da loot,
Wishin’ it 'adn’t turn'd out so,
Gruntin’ ta 'imself
troo big, sharp teeff,
Sayin’ “I shoulda let da pilot go!”
Ork Space Shanty, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
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