March 7, 2012
MIT certifies legitimate ‘pirates’!
If you’re a real champion when it comes to pistol shooting, fencing, sailing and archery, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then you may well be in line for being a certified pirate! That’s good to know since most students mix nerd-core habits with a sedimentary life that doesn’t involve strenous physical regimes. Six students were awarded this honor last year. And there must have been much wailing and gnashing of teeth among those unworthy to embark the Black Pearl. Arrrrr.
There is a bit of silly rational-slinging too with the Institute requiring students to sign a disclaimer that makes them agree to the certificate being one for purpose of entertainment only.
The Mary Sue