Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Paul and Rachael Chandler Pirate Eradication Club
Banana Man Heading To Somali Coast for New Adventure
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
Veracruz, Mexico. He's known in the small village south of Veracruz as the Banana Man. Originally from Beaumont, Texas where he worked for the oil industry, he took early retirement and is now headed to the Somali coast where he begins a new chapter of his life.
"When I heard that Rachael and Paul Chandler had been waylaid by Somali pirates, I had to do something. My buddies and I have created the new PRC Pirate Eradication Club International, named for Paul and Rachael. We have been given four sail boats that will be used in the new international venture supported by free will offerings and contributions from individuals and companies interested in the eradication of pirates," said Banana Man who insists on anonymnity.
The boats are 25-40 feet in length....a Pearson, an Erickson, and two Westerly's given by an English family who claims to have been heavily impacted by the year long ordeal of the Chandlers. "We will set the auto-piloted sailboats on a route up the Somali coast with a very life-like mannequin at the helm. A camera aboard allows us to see from over the horizon when the pirate boat pulls up alongside our vessels. That's when we push the button and detonate the boat which is filled with a 50/50 emulsion of petroleum jelly and gasoline combined with other explosive charges. It a nearly surgical operation for swift eradication and great fun. We are finding an overwhelming interest in our venture from bear, wolf and water buffalo hunters from Africa, Siberia and Alaska as well as shark fishermen from Nantucket, Boston and even Brisbane, Austrailia," said Banana Man. "We have four retired accountants who wish to join us to help provide a proper accounting of the tally and as one has said, 'to log in some excitement to make up for thirty years of pencil pushing."
Those wanting to contribute to their work are encouraged to contribute on-line at www.prcpirateeradication.com