October 17, 2009:
"It's just... good... business."
Critique of corporate capitalism as not-so-subtle subtext of the pirate parables. Audience resonance is obvious, although the critique is ambiguous, an Anarchist problematic founded on petty proprietorship and nostalgia for a mythological lost golden age. Framework and focus on captains and officers, the crews undifferentiated, individualized solely as slapstick.
Still. The sparrow on Jack's pirate flag is red.