Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pirate Wednesday - 826 Valencia

If I may once again endorse the watching of TED Talks, check out the one by Dave Eggers (also embedded below) who is doing some really cool things to supplement the public school system in San Fransisco, and in which he "asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools."

Eggers and his group have a space in San Fran that operates as an after-school tutoring center, publishing house, and pirate supply store.

Yeah.

Check out their website. How cool is that! It started out as a creative way to decorate their workspace, but it has turned into an actual retail business that amazingly makes money to help fund their education work. They have some really cool stuff too, like pirate flags, glass eyes, and designer eyepatches.

Here's the video.




Briefly, in other pirate news:

A Somali official condemns the reported $700,000 ransom payment to pirates to free a Danish-owned boat.

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