Forgive me if I can’t help wondering that the crew of the captured Maersk Alabama — having, incredibly, somehow thwarted the pirates, only to have them renege on their end of a hostage exchange and take the ship’s captain hostage — must have taken a page or two out of Capt. Steve Zissou’s book: Okay, maybe it’s not quite a Wes Anderson movie episode of CSIcrew of Rambos.” But “super-slippery goo?”

And with all due respect to the U.S. Navy, I don’t exactly think they’re “in command of the situation.” This one was all the crew.

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