Happy Wednesday, good pirates.
Many of you may have noticed that we experienced a traffic bump this month. This has resulted in a bit of a population rise, with every English ocean seeing a rise in average online population. If you can, get out there and run a pillage or two to welcome the newcomers!
We're not precisely sure where all of this traffic is coming from. It may be some stepped-up advertising, or a lot of young people all over the world starting spring break. Regardless, it's a welcome burst of noise.
This week, the question I'll be tackling this fun question from Cassis of Sage:
If (insert respondee HERE) were stuck on a deserted island and could pick one...but only one...of your co-workers to be stuck with you, who would you pick and why?
That's difficult. For example, I've always found Cleaver one of the more interesting people I've ever met, and it would be fun to get a chance to pick his brains, but if it came down to it and I had to resort to er, picking his brains for nourishment, the Cap'n is a svelte fellow, and has more fighting experience than I do, so it would hardly be worth the energy.
Then there's Cephalopod. Nice fellow, aquatically inclined, and has long tentacles that we could use to bind together pieces of a raft to sail off on. If it came down to cannibalism, I've always been fond of ika sushi.
I suppose if I chose Poseidon, if we ever wanted to get off the island, he could just tell the ocean to drop us off at the nearest landmass, but I think that's cheating. Also, if I ate him, would I become god of the sea? This bears investigation.
In the end, I would have to go with Hermes. Not only does he have the winged slippers that would come in mighty handy, but he's so nice that he's obligingly brain himself with a tree branch if it came to lean times. He's pretty strong so he'd definitely be able to hold up his end of the labor if we had to build shelter, and he's not too annoying. Sometimes.
Perhaps a question that now arises is why I size up my co-workers in terms of their nutritional value first, rather than their personal merits. I'm pretty sure that's why I wouldn't end up on anybody else's desert island list!